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Crusader gets jersey retired

In the spring he would run the bases and pitch, in the fall he would be under center taking snaps as the quarterback and in the winter he would be shooting the rock from downtown for three-pointers. Faith Baptist Christian Academy Crusader athlete Aaron Power has done it all and at the school's annual sports banquet a few weeks ago his jersey number was officially retired.

May 31, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Tigers make All-Region in soccer, baseball

Four Bradwell Tiger soccer players and three Tiger baseball players were named to their respective Region 3-AAAAA All-Region teams.

May 29, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

17U Coastal Crew Rebels head to Chapel Hill

Tonight, the 17U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels will play the second best team in the country, when it comes to AAU basketball, as the Hinesville boys hit the hardwood in Chapel Hill, N.C., for the Bob Gibbons Invitational Tournament.

May 29, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

‘Canes take fourth quarter lead, win 19-13 against Warriors

It was the first time the Hurricanes were able to schedule a second pre-season game in a long while. It was also the first time the Hurricanes, a Hinesville based semi-pro football team, took a victory away from the South Georgia Warriors of Thomasville downing the visiting team 19-13 Saturday night on a football field on Fort Stewart.

May 26, 2010 | Patty leon Sports writer | Sports

Inaugural All-Star soccer tournament featured local players

Over the weekend, the area's most talented soccer players were brought together for an inaugural All-Star Soccer Tournament in Savannah's Daffin Park. Among the selected All-Stars were three Liberty County High School Panther players and four Bradwell Institute Tigers.

May 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Lakeside, Evans knocks out Wayne County

It's down to the final two, but despite a 29-3 overall and 10-2 Region 2-AAAA record, the Wayne County Yellow Jackets will not play for the state championship.

May 26, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Panthers put 10 on All-Region

Six Panther baseball players and four Panther soccer players were named to their respective All-Region teams, according to their coaches.

May 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Spirts writer | Sports

Yellow Jackets play Final Four game Monday in Jesup

Most area schools have been eliminated from the baseball playoffs and are winding down their school year, but the players on Wayne County's baseball team have traded in their caps and gowns for jerseys and cleats as they host Lakeside, Evans in the final four on Monday.

May 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

EGC Bobcats bag Baggs

After spending his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons playing on the hardwood at Liberty County High School, Lazaruss Baggs spent his senior year on the Long County Blue Tide's basketball court. And on Wednesday afternoon, Baggs made one more move, trading in his Tide jersey for an East Georgia College uniform.

May 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Highlanders move up a classification

Much like the public school region re-alignments announced in December, the Georgia Independent School Association recently reviewed the schools they govern and re-classified regions based on enrollment numbers and locations. The move shifted the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders from Region 2-A to Region 2-AA for sports like basketball, baseball, golf, literary, tennis and track.

May 21, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Mud as the great motivator

On Saturday, area residents rode hogs through town. On Tuesday afternoon, two educators took a dip in a mud bath. And it's all in the name of charity.

May 20, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE

Brown to battle as Viking

As a Highlander for First Presbyterian Christian Academy, Mike Brown ruled the hardwood and helped his squad earn three state rings during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. The lanky 6-foot, 3-inch athlete averaged 12.2 points per game his senior year, using his lightning speed and accuracy to come through time and time again in critical moments.

May 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports wrtier | Sports

LCHS’s Bennett tops in state discus

One week after Lady Panther Jana Jones earned a first-place finish at the girls state track meet, Panther AJ Bennett accomplished the same, taking first place with a discus toss of 184 feet, 4 inches.

May 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Tigers, Panthers finish spring training

Football season officially opens in August, but the Bradwell Tigers and the Liberty County Panthers wasted no time looking for players and getting them in shape during a 10-day spring training, which wrapped Friday afternoon.

May 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports

Rebels take floor in Bluffton

The St. James 16U Coastal Crew Rebels played in Bluffton this weekend, polishing their skills on the hardwood for this summer's AAU National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. The boys qualified for nationals after winning the Easter Classic. The organization needs sponsors. For more information, call coach Darryl McCray at 492-6120 or Rebels' founder Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Sports

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Articles By Author - Patty Leon

Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news

Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Lovelady on all-star team

Former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy left-handed pitcher Richard Lovelady has been selected for the Carolina League Northern Division All-Star Team.

June 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports

Green thumb?

You may recall a story I wrote a year ago about trying to grow some of my own food. I started with two bell pepper ...

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE

Church draws focus of activist

Bobby Worthy apparently isn't one to keep quiet if he thinks civil liberties are being violated.

June 14, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news

School lawsuit set for August

A tentative trial date in the lawsuit filed by former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is set for Aug. 17, according ...

June 07, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Scott to run for BoE chairman?

Liberty County Board of Education member Marcus Scott IV has unofficially thrown his name in the hat for the Liberty County Board of Education's ...

June 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Small business conference hailed as a success

Entrepreneurs looking to boost their business attended the third annual Mayor's Small Business Conference May 17, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


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