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Tigers to host first round of playoffs

The Tigers will play Johnson High School at home tonight to finish the regular season, and no matter the outcome, the local team will host the first round of region playoffs at Bradwell next Tuesday and Wednesday. The brackets will be determined by tonight's wins and losses throughout the region.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers ready for hitting season

Spring is around the corner and that means baseball season is set to start. Tiger baseball head coach Rhett Hellgren is entering his third season at the helm of the BI squad and said he expects roughly 10-12 players who either started or played on the varsity squad last year to return.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


LCHS Lady Panthers off to a solid start

The Liberty County Lady Panthers soccer team won its Feb. 7 scrimmage against Vidalia 6-2 and tied with Brunswick, 2-2, for the season opener. Both games were played on the girls' home field at Lewis Frasier Middle School.

February 13, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Ludowici school shines in background

LUDOWICI - Not many folks know about the other high school in Long County. With an enrollment of approximately 250 students, including 60 in high school, Faith Baptist Christian Academy is more like a tight extended family than a school.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers edge out Baldwin County

The Lady Panthers closed the first up by 10, the half up by 5 and the third up by 8, but the Lady Bravettes of Baldwin High controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 13 to 3, to win 49-41 in front of a home crowd Saturday night.

February 11, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers fall to Burke, Tigers split

The Tigers, Panthers and Long County Blue Tide hit the road on Friday night as wind down region games before the playoffs start Feb. 27.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tide crown 2009 homecoming king

Last week was a good one for Ricky Rivera. On Wednesday, the Long County High School senior signed to play football for Savannah State University. The night before, he was crowned 2009 homecoming king.

February 09, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Younger Highlanders follow varsity lead

While fans have been focused on First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys varsity squad's 19-0 season, the junior varsity boys and girls have made their own advances toward region championships.

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon SPorts editor | Sports


St. James Rebels get down to business

When Ernie Walthour started the Coastal Crew Rebels in 1992, his vision was to get the players some exposure and help them get to college. When he brought the Rebels to the St. James Sports Center in 1996 and became the center's director, Walthour's vision

February 09, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Local athletes sign

Liberty County High School Panthers Trier Bennett and Roderick Jones, and Long County Tide wide receiver Ricky Rivera penned their names to scholarships to play college football during Wednesday's National Signing Day.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers regain No. 1 spot in region 3-AAAAA

When does a victory taste like chicken?

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders defeat Blazers in Savannah

Besides winning a second state title, Highlander coach Darrell West had another item on his wish list: Beat Bethesda on their home turf.

February 06, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Area schools sweep weekend games

If you are a high school basketball fan then you certainly got your fill on Saturday as First Presbyterian, Liberty County and Bradwell all hosted games and all posted victories.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Mat Rats gnaw their way to more medals

Proving it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog - or rat, in this case - the Liberty County Recreation Department Mat Rats wrestling team is in the midst of a successful second season, with several of the young athletes already in possession of multiple medals.

February 04, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Museum opens with local artist's exhibit

A dash of color fills the grey interior of the historic Liberty Jail and Museum. An eclectic mix of old and new forms an attractive palette for art aficionados. The visual chemistry currently on display was created by Christina Mansfield and her first exhibit is now open to the public.

February 04, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Lifestyle


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Panthers keep Commissioners Cup

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

August 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers keep Commissioners Cup

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

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


Physical exercise important; don't neglect mental stimulation

Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ...

August 23, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Liberty County prison re-entry coalition meets with its clients

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition Inc., a newly formed nonprofit that will help released inmates transition back into society, met with a group of its ...

August 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


FPCA, Liberty fall in season openers

First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School both suffered losses in their first regular season football games.

August 21, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA looks to keep rising

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will start its fourth season of football Friday by hosting Bulloch Academy at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

August 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers open season at Effingham Co.

Liberty County High School opens the 2015 football season at 7:30 p.m. Friday with an away game at Effingham County.

August 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers go 2-3 at tourney

Liberty County High School's softball team went 2-3 at the Tattnall County Warriors Blast Tournament last weekend in Glennville.

August 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI still seeking first win

Bradwell Institute is ready to record a win after a sluggish 0-6 start to its softball season.

August 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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