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Hammerheads have state champ

It took nearly a decade, but the Liberty County Recreation Department's swim team, the Hammerheads, had one of its own take the title at the state swim meet in Tifton last weekend.

August 19, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Sticking to the Wing-T

"It's been good to us," Tiger football head coach Jim Walsh said about the offensive strategy the team has consistently used for years.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


NFL pre-season starts Sunday

The 2008 football season kicks off with pre-season action at 8 p.m. Sunday. Hall of Fame Week pits the Indianapolis Colts against the Washington Redskins. NBC Sports will telecast the game nationally, while Westwood One provides national radio coverage.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers have depth at QB

The Bradwell Institute Tigers had the unfortunate fate of losing their starting quarterback last season before the first snap was ever taken from center. Wilson Brown had impressed the coaches with his abilities and skills so much he took snaps for the varsity as a ninth grader. Last season he was going to lead the Tigers as a sophomore but a knee injury in the spring dashed the Tigers' vision for him as the starting quarterback.

August 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hurricanes tough it out Ironman style

Head coach Jamie Sharp of the Hinesville Hurricanes semi-pro football team is not one to back down from a battle. Win or lose he prefers to do it on the gridiron.

August 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


4-1/2 men try to take crown in Orlando

4-1/2 Men hope to out do the second place finish they had last year, by bringing home the first place trophy as they head out to play at the 3v3 National Soccer Tournament at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando tomorrow.

August 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Starters return to BI defense

The Bradwell Tigers have will have a strong defensive front as six players return to their starting positions from last season.

August 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Rebels take first at Statesboro

The 14U Coastal Crew Rebels won first place at the Statesboro Boys and Girls Club Tournament last weekend under new head coach Rodney Davis.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Milton-Jones makes Olympics

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is heading out to California as the second time Olympian prepares to meet with the 2008 National team for training. The trip comes after she was among three players and a coach ejected from a WNBA game Tuesday night when the players and coaches from both teams cleared the benches to fight just 5 seconds before the game was scheduled to end.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Masonic Lodge donates to team

The Southeast Elite Track Team is competing at nationals this weekend among the nation's brightest and most talented athletes.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Guyton at Patriots training camp

Surviving the first series of cuts to date, former Bradwell Institute Tiger football player and Georgia Tech linebacker Gary Guyton headed north on July 15 as the New England Patriots prepare to launch a football training camp tomorrow.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes fall short against Warriors

Despite opening the game with a halfback option pass to a wide-open receiver for a touchdown, the Hinesville Hurricanes found themselves short of a victory in their second home game of the season on Saturday night.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


County working to fill L-HEMA vacancies

County administrators were busy working to fill two vacancies at the Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency during the heart of active hurricane season.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Liberty Fest biggest and best ever

A little rain on Friday night and hot temperatures on Saturday did not dampen the success and turnout of the 2008 Liberty Fest Weekend.

August 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon | News


Teen Achievers give summer fun

Providing fun and activities to the young kids while teaching life skills and good morals to the teenagers is just a sample of what the Liberty County YMCA Teen Achievers Program is all about.

August 05, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Civil suit dropped against Allman, others

Some defendants, including Richmond Hill's Gregg Allman, have been dropped from a lawsuit regarding the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones on Feb. 20.

October 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Panthers use homecoming to fight cancer

For the first time, the Liberty County High School football team held a Pink Out to raise awareness of breast cancer Friday.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers honor players during banquet

Looking different than they normally do on a softball field, the Bradwell Institute softball players were all dressed up for their annual awards banquet Sunday at Club Stewart.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panther is region's pitcher of year

Five Liberty County softball players recently were named to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA team.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers ready for last home game

Bradwell Institute welcomes Brunswick to Olvey Field on Friday for the Tigers' final home game of the 2014 season.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panther end to play in Junior Bowl

Liberty County High School defensive end Jacari Roberts has been selected to the RisingSenior.com Georgia Junior Bowl on Dec. 30.

October 29, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers dominate homecoming game

It was a happy homecoming night for Liberty County on Friday.

October 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Faith Baptist hosting final home Nov. 7

Faith Baptist Christian Academy will wrap up the home portion of its first 11-man season on Nov. 7 when it hosts Goshen Academy at 7:30 at Long County Recreation Department football field in Ludowici.

October 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty clinches a playoff spot with shutout victory

Liberty County High School scored a 47-0 shutout over Windsor Forest during Friday night's Homecoming game. The region 3-AAAA victory guarantees the Panthers will play in the first round of the playoffs.

October 24, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers look to down Windsor Forest

Liberty County's home game Friday against Windsor Forest is a big one beyond just being this year's homecoming contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers travel to South Effingham

Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA finishing season on the road

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will finish the season on the road with games out of Hinesville the next two Fridays.

October 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Memorial Day beats FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Memorial Day on Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville for the team's first region game of the season.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Missed field goal leads to Panther loss

The Liberty County High School Panthers came achingly close to victory Friday night in Thomson, but in the end fell just a smidgen short.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Devils shut out Tigers at home

The Bradwell Tigers suffered another difficult loss Friday when the Statesboro Blue Devils shut them out, 17-0, at home.

October 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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