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Bradwell Tigers look sharp during scrimmage

Two interceptions, good passing and scrambling skills, solid catches by receivers and powerful running through the middle gave the Bradwell Institute Tiger varsity squad a two-touchdown advantage over the Statesboro Blue Devils in a scrimmage Friday night.

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


Hurricanes make the second round of playoffs

The Hinesville Hurricanes got their second and third win of the season the same way they got their first win.

August 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers hit the field today

The Liberty County Lady Panthers hit the road to start their softball season this afternoon at the Tattnall County Tournament starting at 4 p.m. at the Glennville Recreation Center. Their first game is against Toombs and their second game at 6 p.m. pits the Lady Panthers against the Lady Warriors of Tattnall County High School.

August 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther players speak about skilled positions

While most players on the varsity squad were startes last season some are fitting into the new roles this year.

August 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tiger softball starts Saturday

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers take the softball field to open the season at the Paulson Tournament tomorrow at 10 a.m., in Savannah. With an experienced group of returning players head coach Sharyl Eastlake and assistant coach Jeff Eastlake think they have the talent to take the team to the next level.

August 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Rape charges reduced in plea deals

Two men originally accused of one count of rape (felony) and two counts each of child molestation agreed to plea deals in Liberty County Superior Court last Wednesday, according to county documents.

August 28, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Tigers shift focus to kickers

While most of the attention is focused on skill positions like the quarterback, wide receivers and running backs the Tigers are shifting their focus on special teams, namely their kickers, or lack thereof.

August 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Long Co. softball just around the corner

The Long County High School softball team kicks off their season this Friday and Saturday, playing in the Tattnall County Ladies Softball Tournament.

August 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Panthers’ young defense steps up

The Liberty County Panthers have tweaked their offense to fit their players' size and speed and for Panther defensive coordinator Thomas Desbiens it was an opportunity to have his players learn to read the shotgun spread.

August 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Golf tourney continues educational legacy

Everyone who remembers Henry "Hank" White says the same thing. He loved children and was committed to helping students further their education. This legacy was celebrated Saturday morning during the Henry "Hank" White Golf Tournament at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

August 27, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


County opens new rec buildings

It took roughly a year, but the Liberty County Recreation Department has a new home for the administration and a new building for maintenance equipment.

August 26, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tiger Wilson Brown says he is ready

After missing last season with a knee injury Bradwell Institute's Wilson Brown says he is anxious to get back into the game as the Tigers' starting quarterback.

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


Panthers decide on starters

With two seasons of snaps under his belt junior Julian Stokes will likely be the starting quarterback for the Liberty County Panthers this season. Stokes started taking snaps as a freshman when the starting quarterback was injured and out with a dislocated shoulder.

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


Local siblings rock the sport karate world

Fighting among siblings is not an unusual thing for parents to encounter. But sibling who approach fighting as a sport and become world titleholders is quite another thing.

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


Heat changes practice schedules

Practice in full uniforms began for Liberty County High and Bradwell Institute football teams Tuesday and an issue more troubling than the condition of the players was the heat. With temperatures and heat indexes hitting record highs all week, the coaches had to change standard practice procedures.

August 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Panther player to play in East/West All-Star game

Liberty County High School's Walker Franklin was one of two players chosen to play quarterback for the Georgia Sports Alliance East vs. West All-Star High School Senior Football game.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty splits with MCA

Liberty County High School's basketball teams split home games against McIntosh County Academy last Saturday.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Nine Panthers receive all-region recognition

Nine Liberty County High School football players were selected to the 2014 All-Region 3-AAAA Team, according to LCHS offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Inaugural Tiger Run helps Bradwell track team

Saturday's cold morning didn't stop more than 100 people from running the inaugural Tiger Run 5K benefiting the Bradwell Institute track team.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


Lady Tigers forge four-game win streak

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger basketball team is on a four-game winning streak.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA Highlanders make it four in a row

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team made it look easy during Tuesday night's home basketball game against Appling Christian.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Emotions run deep during Liberty HoF inductions

The Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, representing the Class of 2014, shared memories during their induction Thursday night. Club Stewart hosted the ceremony when four former local athletes were honored and praised.

December 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlander swimmers going to state

Four First Presbyterian Christian Academy swimmers qualified for the state meet after placing well at several meets throughout the swim season this year, according to first-year swim coach Jonnie Larson.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA boys have strong start

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' basketball team is off to a 3-0 start this season.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams split home games with Statesboro

Liberty County won one and lost one when the teams hosted Statesboro on Saturday.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI teams split region games

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams dropped their first Region 3-AAAAA of the season Tuesday at Effingham County, but bounced back to beat South Effingham in their second region games Friday at home.

December 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty teams falls at Richmond Hill

The Liberty County High School basketball teams were swept at Richmond Hill on Tuesday.

December 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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