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JV Lady Tigers are undefeated

Lady Tigers assistant coach Dana King, who is also the JV girls head coach, said the only thing better than celebrating the varsity team's region championship was celebrating the JV girls' undefeated season.

February 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panthers hold off WACO for title

The LCHS Panthers' third try was a charm. The boys team defeated Washington County, 78-65, on Saturday for the Region 3-AAA championship.

February 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


FPCA moves to semi-finals

The Highlanders defeated Terrell 69-39 on Saturday and are headed to the semi-finals Thursday. The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys will tip-off against Oak Mountain Academy at 1 p.m. at Georgia College and State University.

February 24, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tigers advance

Bradwell Institute's Lady Tiger basketball team is one step closer to a region 3AAAAA title after clawing the Camden County Lady Wildcats 52-23 Friday afternoon in the region semi-finals at Johnson High School.

February 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Panther boys advance to finals against WACO; girls in consolation

Looking to go up against the only team that had beat them this year, the Liberty County Panthers have made their way to the Region 3AAA tournament championship game after defeating host school, West Laurens, 60-53, Friday night. The boys were set to face Washington County yesterday at 8:30 p.m.

February 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlanders wallop Praise Academy

After a lopsided 94-28 win against Praise Academy on Thursday night at South Georgia College, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders advanced to face Terrell yesterday afternoon in their quest for a third state title.

February 22, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Local teams win region championships

In Savannah the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers edged out a 56-50 win against staunch rival Beach High to earn the region 3-AAAAA championship trophy.

February 20, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady Tigers moving up

Bradwell's Lady Tigers advanced to the semi-finals Wednesday with a 67-31 Region 3-AAAAA playoff victory over the Jenkins High Lady Warriors at Camden County High School.

February 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Lady ’Landers win first state game

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Lady Highlanders are a step closer to a state title after defeating Dawson Street Christian School in the first Georgia Independent School Association Class A state game Wednesday at South Georgia College.

February 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Crusader on 2011 watch list

After winning their seventh straight state basketball title, the Crusaders at Faith Baptist know a thing or two about team work. The small, private school in Ludowici developed a wealth a talent on the court. They are receiving attention from college scouts and recruiters due, in part, to up-and-coming Crusader standout Jaquez Motley.

February 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports Wrtier | Sports


Crusaders defeat St. Paul

Fresh from their seventh state title in the Georgia Christian Athletic Association Class A Region, the Faith Baptist Crusaders took a 65-59 win against St. Paul on Tuesday night. The squad is preparing for the upcoming National Association of Christian Athletes Tournament in Tennessee.

February 19, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Murder trial postponed, not reset yet

Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


BI girls perfect in region

Bradwell Institute wrapped up its regular season Saturday after snow forced them to delay their game at Sol C. Johnson High for one night. The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Atomsmashers 59-34. The Tiger boys battled in another close game, but came up two layups short and lost 64-60.

February 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Highlander boys, girls win region

The Highlanders reigned supreme at the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-A tournament, taking the region crown in the boys and girls divisions.

February 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


Faith Baptist nabs seventh title

Long County saw some serious celebrations Saturday when Faith Baptist earned its seventh Georgia Christian Athletic Association AA state title. The Crusaders beat Hampton's Bible Baptist 85-53.

February 17, 2010 | Patty Leon Sports writer | Sports


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Articles By Author - Patty Leon


Richardson has big game in big city in Liberty loss

The Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team played in the Holiday Hoopsgiving Tournament held in Atlanta Nov. 25 and finished 1-1.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Another honor for McMillan

After getting his second career high 16 tackles in one game in the pulsating double-overtime win against Michigan, former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon ...

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gill Park a step closer to reality

After several years of searching for the right spot, the residents of Fleming will finally have their own local park. Friday's groundbreaking ceremony meant ...

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Ulrick gets his first NFL start

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John got his first National Football League start Sunday.

November 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty sweeps BI in hoops doubleheader

Tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. as Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell Institute in basketball games Nov. 19. The Panther and Tiger ...

November 29, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers take two in Joe Green Tourney

Bradwell Institute's boys' basketball team went 2-0 at the Joe Greene Classic held in Savannah this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

November 28, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Fantasy football food

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. As usual that means lots of turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, biscuits or corn bread, gravy, sweet potato ...

November 23, 2016 | By Patty Leon | LIBERTY LIFE


Liberty beats Bradwell in local hoops rivalry

Tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. as Liberty County High School hosted Bradwell Institute in basketball games Friday night. The Panther and Tiger ...

November 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Hurricane debris continues to pile up

Approximately 131,630.90 cubic yards of storm debris has been collected since Hurricane Matthew skirted Liberty County as a category 2 storm Oct. 7.

November 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA over Claxton in opener

First Presbyterian Christian Academy opened the basketball season at Claxton Thursday, and the Highlanders won 77-61.

November 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Marshal killed in Long County identified

A press release issued by the U.S. Marshals Service Office of Public Affairs, has identified the marshal shot early this morning in Long County.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Possible shooting reported in Long County

A U.S. Federal Marshal may have been fatally shot this morning in Long County while serving an arrest warrant.

November 18, 2016 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


Liberty off to 1-0 start

Liberty County boys' basketball team started the season with an 83-75 win over Jenkins Saturday in Savannah.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders hoping for their fifth state title

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys basketball team went 22-4 overall and 10-0 in their region last year to win their fourth state basketball title.

November 16, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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