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Pettis wins AFL Ironman for second year in a row

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.

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


Football campers gear up

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.

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


JV Lady Tigers nab camp championship

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.

August 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


22 Hammerheads will head to state

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.

August 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


’Canes face Warriors

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.

August 02, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCRD taekwondo center athlete wins gold medal

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.

July 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Missing dog found five years later

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.

July 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Captain’s meeting set for Friday night

One of the many events headlining this year's two-day Liberty Fest

July 31, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide and FPCA Highlander players among state hoops leaders

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.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers are football ready

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.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Rockets fire off to nationals

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.

July 29, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers welcome new offensive line coach

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.

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


17U, 16U Rebels prepared for nationals

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.

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


All-stars travel in style

The Liberty County Recreation Department's Senior softball All-

July 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


High school football schedules announced

The Georgia High School Association has announced the 2008 football schedules for Liberty High, Bradwell Institute and Long County High.

July 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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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


Lady Panthers’ state run over

Liberty County's state softball-playoffs run ended Thursday with a 10-1 loss to Pike County in Zebulon.

October 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers to host Blue Devils

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.

October 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers headed to Thomson on Friday

Three fumbles and two interceptions made for a difficult road game last Friday as Liberty County fell, 29-6, to Burke County in Waynesboro.

October 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wayne slows Lady Panthers

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.

October 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers at Rebels Friday

Bradwell Institute travels to Effingham County High School on Friday night for a Region 3-AAAAA battle.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers headed to Burke County Friday

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.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers loses to New Hampstead

Liberty County High School's softball team fell, 3-2, Friday at New Hampstead in Savannah in a Region 3-AAAA game.

October 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Beautiful weather greets Sunbury 5K runners

About 200 runners participated in the fifth annual Sunbury 5K on Saturday.

October 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers handle Lady Phoenix

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.

October 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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