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Panthers edge out win over Wildcats

It's the bottom of the 7th with two outs and the game is tied at 5. With the crack of his bat, Panther Matt Desbiens brought home Justin Eaton for the 6-5 win against the visiting Richmond Hill team on Saturday.

April 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA’s varsity squad earns first win

First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball coach Joey Brown said an unfaltering sense of determination led his varsity squad to its first win of the season Friday. The Highlanders beat Providence Christian 13-6.

April 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Kings are Riverfest champions

The 14U Kings Elite of the South Georgia Kings Basketball organization played in the 12th annual Riverfest Classic in Columbus over the weekend, taking the championship trophy in a one-point, overtime victory against the Georgia Blazers (73-72).

April 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers shut out last 2 opponents

Bradwell's boys soccer squad managed a 9-0 shutout Tuesday against Beach High in Savannah and 3-0 shutout against the Johnson High Atomsmashers in a home game at Olvey Field on Thursday. They have two games left before they face the region playoffs.

March 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Weather gives Tigers some rest

The Bradwell Tigers had their last two games canceled due to inclement weather, giving the 3-9 team an opportunity to prepare for the next two games against region opponents. This week, Bradwell hosts Groves on Tuesday and Jenkins on Friday.

March 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers surf Beach in four innings

They say big cats don't like water, but the Bradwell Tigers took to the surf like pros Tuesday, wiping out region rival Beach High School in 4 innings with a 20-5 victory.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Faith Baptist stages comeback against FPCA

They trailed by 3 or more throughout the game, but the Faith Baptist Crusaders took advantage of one bad inning and blew the top off the seventh to defeat the Highlanders 18-14 on Wednesday afternoon.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Rebels head to Augusta

The St. James Coastal Crew 14U Rebel squad heads to Augusta for its AAU Super Regional Ice Breaker Tournament this weekend.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two more Panthers place in weightlifting

Liberty County High School Panthers Mack Brunson and Kayla Rand finished second and seventh, respectively at the 2009 National Junior Weightlifting Championships March 19-22 in Foster City, Calif.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers look to keep No. 4 slot

A bloody nose, injured ankle and banged up knee weren't the only thing the Washington County had to contend with on the soccer field Saturday. They also had to deal with a 1-4 loss given to them by the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers get region win against Burke

The Liberty County Panthers came out relaxed and ready to have fun during Saturday's home game against Burke. The mellow mood made for better hitting as the Panthers slugged their way to a 10-6 win against the visiting Bears.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


16U Rebels qualify for nationals

The goal for the 16U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels was to earn an automatic bid for the AAU National Tournament by making the final four in Friday's and Saturday's AAU Super Regional in Macon.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther track squad among top 50

The Liberty County Panther boys finished No. 32 and the girls finished in 43rd place to stay among the top 50 track squads at the Bob Hayes Invitational Track meet in Jacksonville last weekend. Ninety-seven high schools reportedly participated in the event.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Standard takes 3rd in weightlifting championships

Lady Panther athletic standout Cassie Standard finished third at the 2009 National Junior Weightlifting Championships in Foster City, Calif., March 19-22. She competed in the 53 kilogram weight class.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon | Sports


GRPA district 2 champs named

The Liberty County Recreation Department' Shuman Center was one of several sites that hosted the District 2 Basketball Championships on Feb. 27-28, featuring basketball teams from the surrounding communities vying for a chance to play at the state meet.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Panthers plank Buccaneers in shutout

Bradwell Institute fell at home 13-6 while hosting Calvary Day Friday night. Liberty County High School shutout the McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers 33-0 at Donell ...

September 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Wings help football season take flight

For most people, the upcoming Labor Day Weekend elicits visions of chilling at the beach or spending their Monday off outdoors grilling up hot dogs ...

September 03, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Food


Good chicken wings help one take flight into football season

For most people, the upcoming Labor Day Weekend elicits visions of chilling at the beach or spending their Monday off outdoors grilling up hot dogs ...

September 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Food


Blair, Johnson to play professional basketball

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball player Jordan Johnson and former Bradwell Institute player Jon Blair are headed to professional-basketball careers.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers, Tigers set for home games on Friday

Liberty County welcomes the McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers to Donell Woods Stadium at 7:30 Friday night.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Team Hot Spot tops Darien tournament again

Local angling team Hot Spot VI won the 2015 Captain Haps Bash on the Bluff tournament Aug. 21-22 in Darien.

September 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Outdoors/Recreation


Hunters getting ready for Saturday’s dove-season openers

Georgia's dove season opens at noon Saturday.

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Plugging into the sunshine

The recent passage of the Solar Financing and Free Market Act of 2015 has paved the way for affordable access to solar energy for homeowners ...

September 01, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Panthers keep Commissioners Cup

Liberty County High holds on to the Commissioners Cup one more year after beating Bradwell Institute 34-6 Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers, Panthers resume rivalry Friday

The annual football game between Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute is one of the most-anticipated games for local fans.

August 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA seeks to rebound vs. Briarwood

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host the Briarwood Buccaneers at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

August 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


BI gets first victory; drops region game

Bradwell Institute recorded its first win of the season Saturday, beating Jenkins County 12-3 during the Battle of the 'Boro softball tournament at Mill Creek ...

August 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


New business aims to spread solar wealth

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the new available options for solar energy within Liberty County. Today, we look at ...

August 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Bulloch Academy romps over FPCA, 37-0

Bulloch Academy dominated First Presbyterian Christian Academy in the season opener for both teams as the Gators handed the Highlanders a 37-0 defeat Friday night ...

August 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers’ home opener rained out

Bradwell Institute's Region 3-AAAAA opener was in the second inning Thursday in Hinesville when lightning delayed the game. It was soon called because of ...

August 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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