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Cats claw dogs, 41-14

The Bradwell Tigers knew the Beach High Bulldogs had ace athletes, especially Simon Heyward. Anticipating the wildcat play and the versatility of the Dogs' run/pass offense, Tiger coach Jim Walsh and his team turned the tables on the Savannah squad and did something unexpected. They passed the ball and spread the run to more than just Sheldon Barnes. The Tigers added another victory to stay in playoff contention, defeating the Bulldogs 41-14 at home Friday for homecoming.

October 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Taekwondo tournament draws crowd

More than 100 participants and spectators filled the Shuman Center Saturday for the 2009 Liberty Taekwondo Championships. Competitors from 5 years old to those in their mid-thirties displayed their forms and fighting skills, competing for the honor of the Dojo's Masters.

October 26, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI marks homecoming

Bradwell Institute will crown its homecoming queen on the football field tonight, but the Tigers are really looking for crowning a victory. They're hosting the Beach High Bulldogs. After defeating the Savannah High Blue Jackets at home last week, 50-0, the Tigers will count on their defense to stop the Bulldogs - specifically, Simon Heyward.

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers look to take region’s No. 2 spot

"The game is a big game for us and a big game for our program," Panther head coach Kirk Warner said of tonight's match-up against Baldwin Braves at Donell Woods Stadium. "We have not had that big signature win for our program and I think Baldwin would be that win."

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA to play for state championship

It came down to a penalty kick in the second half, but the Highlanders of First Presbyterian Christian Academy eked out a 1-0 victory over Community Christian in the state semi-finals, sending them to the championship game tomorrow in Macon.

October 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tour explores area's legends, mysteries

Tour the mysterious and the historic at the annual Midway Tales and Legends walking tour Saturday.

October 23, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Things to Do


Humane shelter vandalized

As if caring for, feeding and adopting out homeless animals weren't enough, the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had the added task of cleaning freshly painted graffiti off one of their buildings Monday morning.

October 21, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Hurricanes celebrate reading with students

They played their hearts out all season, earning the conference championship trophy for the Southeast Division of the Southeastern American Football League. On Thursday, the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team celebrated another championship win when they visited with students from Reyna Reinhard's Liberty Elementary School accelerated reading class after the kids reached their reading goals.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA soccer team in final four

First Presbyterian appears to be headed toward another state ring. This time, however, it's not for basketball. The Highlanders boys soccer team beat out LaGrange at home Saturday, 5-4, to earn a spot at the final four.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


USBC Senior Tournament under way

The Fort Stewart United States Bowling Congress Association launched its Georgia State USBC Senior Bowling Tournament over the weekend at Marne Lanes with a ceremony, according to Ivey Sarvis, vice president and publicity chairman of the Fort Stewart USBC Bowling Association.

October 21, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers smash Savannah, 50-0

The Bradwell Tigers' Friday night home game got off to a sluggish start, riddled with flags and fumbles. However, the Tigers' safety in the second quarter provided the energy the team needed for its eventual 50-0 win over the still winless Savannah High Blue Jackets.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers eke out 21-20 OT win

Liberty County's football game against Burke County came down to the wire Friday night as the Panthers managed their second consecutive overtime victory, beating the Bears 21-20 and clinching third place in Region 3-AAA.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Scholarships named for local woman

The executive board of the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association has renamed its annual scholarship program for Hinesville native Lori Mobley Groover.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI volleyball team falls in three sets

A few tears were shed after the BI Lady Tigers were knocked out of the playoffs Thursday afternoon.

October 19, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Fun flows for Oktoberfest

"Guten tag!" the enthusiastic cry rang out over downtown Hinesville as Zum Rosenhof German restaurant owners Anka and David Hinze ceremoniously tapped the first beer keg Friday night to kick off the city's Oktoberfest.

October 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Lifestyle


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FPCA's Burnett, Heaggans to play at Olive-Harvey College

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball players Frederick Heaggans and Michael Burnett have signed letters of intent to play basketball at the collegiate level.

May 23, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers’ spring scrimmage is Thursday

The Liberty County Panthers' Black vs. Gold scrimmage starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Donell Woods Stadium.

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take field Saturday morning

Bradwell Institute is gearing up for football season with an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at 10 a.m. The scrimmage will be at Lewis Frasier Middle ...

May 18, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

May 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County sheriff: Nobles, Middleton face off; Works awaits in Nov.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.

May 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Uprights and nets: Sidney Wilkinson

Sports editor's note: As prep sports wind down, marking the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation, the Coastal Courier will spotlight ...

May 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Walker fifth-graders graduate C.H.A.M.P.S.

Roughly 250 Walker Elementary School fifth graders graduated their 10-week Choosing Healthy Activities Promoting Safety program Friday morning. The graduation ceremony was held at Long ...

May 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Education


Pizza is just too perfect

Pizza! It's the perfect thing for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A perfect blend of protein and carbs all in an no-plate-needed, grab-and-go package.

May 11, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Highlander wins 2 gold medals at state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy multisport athlete Trayvon Harris brought home two gold medals from the Georgia Independent School Association State Track Meet, which was held ...

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


LRMC hosts 5K for Life

Liberty Regional Medical Center hosted its first 5K in support of the Liberty County Relay for Life on Friday evening.

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA gets swept by Windsor, eliminated

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team got to host the first round of the state playoffs Thursday at St. James Field.

May 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricanes playing for championship title Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricane semi-professional football team will be playing for their second championship ring this Saturday. The 'Canes beat the Jacksonville Blackhawks 38-26 winning their ...

May 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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