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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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Former BI star hosting school rally

Former Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger basketball player Charmaine Clark will host a Back-to-School bash July 29-30.

July 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Verdict in film suit: $11M

The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against CSX Transportation and others were awarded $11.2 million by jurors Monday in State Court at the Chatham ...

July 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Real estate fraud allegations leveled at church leaders

Several former members of House of Prayer Christian Church, now called A Place of Prayer, allege that many high ranking church members and church founder ...

July 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Big names run youth basketball camp

Former high school basketball player Jordan Johnson held his first Dream Chasers Basketball Camp at the Liberty County YMCA Saturday.

July 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan may get start with Dolphins

According to Dolphins Wire writer Antwan Stanley, former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan may get a chance to start at that position for ...

July 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Foods that are worth a month of meals

If you had to eat the same meal for 30 days what would you choose?

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Suspect in bouncer’s death out of jail on bond

A murder suspect made bond this week while another murder suspect had his bond reduced and a convicted murderer requested a new trial.

July 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Cyclist struck on Shaw Road

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Shaw Road Monday night.

July 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Re-entry coalition looks to churches

Saying the foundation of a successful prison re-entry program lies at the foot of faith-based organizations, Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition Director Daisy Jones welcomed pastors ...

July 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Member says ‘My church is not a cult’

Cesar Vargas said he wants to set the record straight.

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rotary celebrates 40th anniversary

Hinesville's Rotary club celebrated its 40th anniversary, inducted the 2017-18 board and acknowledged accomplishments of the past year at its annual induction meeting June ...

July 05, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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