Hinesville's very own Arena Football standout two-way player Will Pettis was once again tapped as the AFL's Ironman of the year. It is the second consecutive year he has received the league's most prestigious individual award given to its best all-around player.
In high school, he played for Liberty County High School. In college, it was Valdosta State. When he headed off to the pros, he joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League. But if you were to ask Cedric Dickerson what part of football he enjoys the most, he would tell you it's the time he spends with children at his annual camp at the Liberty County Recreation Department.
Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers junior varsity basketball coach Dana King knows about having a winning team. His junior varsity squad went 17-0 last season. And for the second year in a row, the younger Tiger squad won the championship game at the 2008 AASU Lady Pirates Team Basketball Camp.
Susan Baker and the Liberty County Recreation Department swim team, the Hammerheads, started this season hoping to at least place well at districts and send three swimmers to state. When she received the list after the district meet and started to count how many of her swimmers qualified she said she was in shock.
The Hurricanes will storm the home field at 7 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium to host the South Georgia Warriors. 'Canes head coach James Sharp said the match-up is a good opportunity for his team to nab its first win at home.
A team member from the Liberty County Recreation Department's Taekwondo Sports Center competed in the 2008 Junior National Olympics in Detroit the first weekend of July.
It was a family reunion five years in the making. On Saturday morning Rocko, a five-year-old Beagle, was reunited with family members after he went missing from their Queens, N.Y., home when he was just a puppy. Somehow, Rocko made his way to Liberty County.
One of the many events headlining this year's two-day Liberty Fest
According to the statistics posted online at maxpreps.com, players from the Long County Blue Tide and the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander basketball teams are among the top 100 in the state in rebounds, scoring and three-point shots.
With the announcement of the 2008 Georgia High School football schedule, the Liberty County Panthers find themselves in new territory as they face four new teams this season.
The Southeast Elite Rocket Track Team recently competed at districts and region where the squad qualified for the 2008 AAU National Junior Olympics being held July 23-Aug. 2 at the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Detroit.
The Bradwell Tigers football squad continues summer conditioning every Monday Wednesday and Thursday morning, now under the watchful eye of their new offensive line coach, Adam Bryie.
The Coastal Crew Rebels head for nationals next week and the other teams better be ready. The Rebels have added talent to their powerhouse squads and hope to have a solid showing for the 17U and 16U teams at the tournament July 25-Aug. 1.
The Liberty County Recreation Department's Senior softball All-
The Georgia High School Association has announced the 2008 football schedules for Liberty High, Bradwell Institute and Long County High.
Liberty County's home game Friday against Windsor Forest is a big one beyond just being this year's homecoming contest.
Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy will finish the season on the road with games out of Hinesville the next two Fridays.
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.
The Liberty County High School Panthers came achingly close to victory Friday night in Thomson, but in the end fell just a smidgen short.
The Bradwell Tigers suffered another difficult loss Friday when the Statesboro Blue Devils shut them out, 17-0, at home.
Liberty County's state softball-playoffs run ended Thursday with a 10-1 loss to Pike County in Zebulon.
New Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill will lead the Tigers on Friday into a home game against Statesboro, where he once served as an assistant coach.
Three fumbles and two interceptions made for a difficult road game last Friday as Liberty County fell, 29-6, to Burke County in Waynesboro.
Liberty County High School played host to Wayne County High for a Region 3-AAAA softball game Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Jackets stung the girls in the second inning to take the lead and eventually win 6-1. Then on Thursday the Lady Panthers traveled to Jesup for the final regular-season game. The Yellow Jackets came out on top again winning 5-0 in the Region 3-AAAA rematch.
Bradwell Institute travels to Effingham County High School on Friday night for a Region 3-AAAAA battle.
After having a bye week, Liberty County heads to Burke County High School on Friday for a Region 3-AAAAA contest and the Panthers' first game in two weeks.
Liberty County High School's softball team fell, 3-2, Friday at New Hampstead in Savannah in a Region 3-AAAA game.
About 200 runners participated in the fifth annual Sunbury 5K on Saturday.
Lady Panther Taylor Rine smashed a two-run, walk-off homer for the Liberty County High School softball team Tuesday at home. The girls beat New Hampstead, 11-3, in a Region 3-AAAA contest.