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.
Tia Fleming came off the bench and knocked in 15 points to help the Liberty County High School girls' basketball team to extend its lead and beat New Hampstead, 46-33, Saturday at LCHS.
Three more swimmers for the First Presbyterian Christian Academy's swim team recently qualified for the state meet, which is Jan. 31 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Bradwell Institute's basketball teams dove into Region 3-AAAAA play this week.
After dropping games Dec. 13 and Jan. 8 the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team responded with four straight wins.
Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan and his Ohio State Buckeyes have won the first college-football playoff championship game.
The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team split their opening Region 3-AAAA games over the weekend, while the Lady Panthers suffered back-to-back losses.
Beaming with enthusiasm and energy, first-year First Presbyterian Christian Academy teacher and swim coach Jonnie Larson said she is just scratching the surface of what she'd like to accomplish with her swim squad.
Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute girls' basketball teams split their home games Saturday.
Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School dropped boys' basketball home games Saturday.
After winning the first two games of the Gentlemen's Classic Tournament in Statesboro last week, the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team took game three beating Osborne, 75-67.
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