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Hinesville native plays beyond injuries for victory

Hinesville native and Arena Football Iron Man star Will Pettis is not one to watch from the sidelines while others play his game. After missing one game due to a back injury, the Hinesville native returned to practice last week as the Dallas Desperados prepared for their Friday night game against the Orlando Predators.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Freshman Lady Tiger ranked 16th in nation, third in state

Running against some of the fastest seniors in the state at the Georgia High School women's state track meet May 3, was a lone Tiger freshman, Quintunya Chapman.

June 08, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kiss-A-Pig winding down campaign

Danny Creasy and Team Liberty County are practicing their puckers as the local candidate campaigns to win the honor of kissing Lulu the pig May 31 at the Inaugural Ball at the Savannah Hyatt Regency waterfront.

June 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


LCRD Mat Rats finish successful season

For nearly a year, they pummeled and practiced single- and double-leg takedowns. They learned freestyle versus Greco-Roman throwing styles and folk style. They pounded the mats from Orlando to Atlanta, and they did so successfully.

June 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD Tigers, Red Birds are on top

Tigers 7, Eagles 3

June 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA cager picked for Nike elite team

First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball standout Joey Bell was chosen to play for the Nike elite team, the Alabama Challenge, for the upcoming Nike Memorial Day Classic this weekend in Nashville and the Nike Peach Jam in Augusta July 11-13.

June 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Heritage Bank takes a victory over Jones, Osteen and Jones (17-3)

The LCRD junior baseball teams representing The Heritage Bank and Jones, Osteen and Jones took the sunlit field Monday afternoon for our feature game.

June 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Summer baseball sets the stage for next season

As the summer baseball season gets started the Liberty County Panthers plan to stay focused on rebuilding the team for another shot at the playoffs next season by getting their summer team together.

June 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD's midget team of Ratcliffe and Smith loses by 1 to Cosmopolitan Club

The midget girls took the field at Bradwell Institute for a showdown between the Cosmopolitan Club girls and the Ratcliffe and Smith team on Thursday afternoon in what turned out to be a high-scoring, 4-inning game.

June 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tiger thin clads turn into golden Rams

After a seventh place showing for AAAAA state track, the Tigers' continue to shine on the track as three elite performers were chosen to receive full scholarships to Albany State University.

June 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Guyton tells reporter he feels he is living a dream

Hinesville native Gary Guyton just finished roughing it out with the other rookies at the New England Patriots mini-camp last weekend.

May 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Senior girls display talent

The senior girls' softball teams play at Liberty County High School on Monday and Wednesday's starting at 5:30 p.m. This edition's LCRD feature game covers the two games played on Wednesday between the Diamonds and Heartbreakers and the Blue Jays against Glynn County.

May 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Storm relatively easy on us

Residents of Liberty and Long counties breathed a sigh of relief Sunday, as the area was spared the wrath of Mother Nature's fury over the weekend.

May 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Tigers take seventh at state track finals

Bradwell Institute's men's track team made it to the finals of the GHSA state track meet over the weekend, giving them an overall seventh place finish in the AAAAA region with 20 team points. One Tiger even surpassed a school record for the high jump.

May 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Three Panthers named to 2008 GACA All-State Basketball Teams

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association announced its boys and girls All-State basketball teams and three Liberty County Panthers made the All-Class 3-AAA squads.

May 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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McRae signs with team in Australia

According to the Sydney Morning Herald and Libertyballers.com, former Liberty County high School and University of Tennessee basketball star Jordan McRae has signed with Australia's Melbourne United.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers go 1-1

The Lady Panther softball team went 1-1 on Thursday in their Region 3-AAAA home opener - a double-header against Burke County.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Area running enthusiasts prep for Sunbury 5K

The fifth annual Sunbury 5K, to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and the American Diabetes Association, has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and organizer Patrick Boyle said he can't believe participants will be marking the race's fifth anniversary.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers squeak past BI Tigers, 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell, 10-9, at Olvey Field on Friday night.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers edge out Tigers 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell 10-9 at Olvey Field Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Crosstown rivalry resumes tonight

The big football clash pitting the Liberty County Panthers against the Bradwell Tigers will kick off at 7:30 tonight at Olvey Field.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County opens vs. Tattnall

The Long County High School football team plays its first regular-season game of 2014 tonight by hosting Tattnall County.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger Touchdown Club hires new game announcer

The Tiger Touchdown Club announced it has hired Toby Hyde as the play-by-play announcer for Bradwell Institute home games this season.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers drop second region game

Bradwell Institute lost, 9-0, to Richmond Hill on Tuesday at home, falling to 0-2 in Region 3-AAAAA and 3-10 overall.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


John on Colts’ IR; Thornton, McMillan set for season debuts

Each National Football League team had to cut their roster to 75 players by Tuesday and, as indicated in earlier news reports, the Indianapolis Colts placed rookie lineman and Hinesville native Ulrick John on their injured-reserve list.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Williams named top offensive player in Effingham loss

Liberty County High School's football coaching staff named Jacquez Williams as the team's offensive player of the game for their season-opening loss against Effingham on Friday at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty tops Long, 8-0

After three straight losses at the Battle of the 'Boro Tournament on Saturday, the Liberty County High School softball team bounced back Monday with an 8-0 win over Long County in five innings at the Lady Panthers' field.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers go 2-3 at Battle of the ’Boro

The Bradwell Lady Tiger softball teams finished 2-3 in the Battle of the 'Boro tournament held this past weekend in Statesboro.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mistakes doom Panthers in opener

Four interceptions and some untimely penalties by Liberty County helped the Effingham County Rebels to a 35-7 win Friday at Donell Woods Stadium in the high-school football regular-season opener.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers win twice

The Liberty County softball team claimed back-to-back wins on the first day of the Battle of the 'Boro tournament Friday afternoon in Statesboro.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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