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Panthers start season at Joe Greene tourney

The Liberty County Panthers started their basketball season Tuesday and Wednesday at the 30th annual Joe Greene Tip-Off Tournament in Savannah.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Lady Panthers aim for great things

I'm expecting great things this season," Lady Panthers Head Coach Carolyn Kelly said. "I'm especially expecting a lot from my only two returning seniors."

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Opinion: Sports fans have reasons to be thankful

Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks for the things in life we cherish and for the love of family and friends.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Highlander men seek second turn at state

In only their third season, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy men's basketball team is chasing a title. Last year the team surprised many when they made it to the final four with a squad consisting primarily of freshman and sophomores. This year they enter the season ranked number three in the state in the Georgia Independent School Association.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Wildcats scratch Tigers out of playoffs

Outsized, outplayed and outscored.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Gators bring home tournament cup

The Hinesville Gators 12 and under co-ed soccer team brought home a first-place trophy after competing in the statewide Kohl's Cup Soccer Tournament last weekend.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Merchants explore revitalizing downtown

With a plan and a vision on how to revitalize the historic downtown business district, the new Hinesville Downtown Development Authority director, Vicki Davis, met with local merchants at Over Coffee on Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Business


Tigers lose in first round

While the Wildcats are plagued by penalties the Tigers stumbled with a few too many turnovers. With 10:26 left in the first half the Tigers trail 21-0.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Young and ambitious Lady Highlanders

With much of the focus on the Highlanders' men's squad run in the final four last season, many failed to realize there was another squad of Highlanders hitting the hoops. Under head coach Rosby Fraiser, a 1987 Bradwell Institute graduate and former Lady Tiger basketball player, the talents for the Lady Highlanders are being developed.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Pre-K students display Hall of Heroes

Children from the Liberty County Pre-K Center prepared 98 packages containing care kits and essentials that will be mailed to currently deployed fathers and mothers of some of the school's students.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Two Lady Panthers sign to play with Tech

Two Lady Panthers' basketball players, who verbally committed to Georgia Tech last year as juniors, made it official Wednesday morning as they signed on the dotted line.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Court busy before holiday

Editor's note: Below are updates on preliminary hearings, arraignments and motions on cases seen before Superior Court Judge David Cavender on Nov. 19.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | News


Winter Slam for Thanksgiving weekend

Anyone who is remaining in the Hinesville area for Thanksgiving weekend and wants to entertain guests has a new option at their disposal - Winter Slam.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Gators take the Savannah cup

The Hinesville Gators Green Team continued its winning streak in last weekend's Savannah Cup. It was the final tournament of the season and the team was intent on glory.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


Youth Challenge Academy eyes sixth title

Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy will head to Maryland after the Thanksgiving break for another shot at a basket championship ring during the annual Youth Challenge Invitational Basketball Tournament.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Sports


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FPCA honors seniors with two shutouts

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders beat St. Andrews on diamond

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team earned a 7-4 win Thursday at St. Andrews.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Crockett a Lady Jet

Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett didn't get the opportunity to play basketball her senior year of high school, but she'll soon return to the court as a South Georgia Technical College Lady Jet.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s Burns signs with Greenville College

Bradwell Institute football player Sterling Burns signed a letter of intent Wednesday at BI to play football at Greenville College in Illinois.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New BI football coach speaks at Rotary

Saying he understands what it's like to have gone through multiple coaches and promising he will help build the Tigers' football program, newly hired Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill addressed the Rotary Club during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall to Richmond Hill

Bradwell senior players Chris Nunn, Sage Sammons, Hunter Jackson and John Riddel were honored at the Tigers' last home baseball game of the season Wednesday afternoon. However, the celebration didn't last as Richmond Hill beat the Tigers, 9-3, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s senior soccer players honored during last home game

Bradwell Institute held its final home soccer game for the 2014 season Wednesday afternoon, hosting Ware County.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tiger boys down Rebels at home

Just two weeks ago, Bradwell Institute boys were in Springfield where the Effingham County Rebels beat the Tigers 3-2 in a Region 3-AAAAA brawl. Friday night, the Tiger boys picked apart the Rebels, 5-2, on Olvey Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Ware County Gators bite BI Tigers, 12-1

Bradwell Institute did a good job holding off a big attack in Thursday's home stand against the Gators.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders avenge earlier loss to DEA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy dropped a 12-1 loss to David Emanuel Academy Tuesday in Stillmore. On Thursday, the FPCA boys welcomed DEA to their home turf and avenged the earlier loss with a 7-1 win at St. James Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers drop game to late rally on diamond

Bradwell Institute's baseball team recalled how Effingham County shut them down, 13-0, when the teams battled in a Region 3-AAAAA contest March 10.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Local teams suffer losses

Bradwell Institute's boys' and girls' teams fell at Windsor Forest last Friday.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McMillan keeps earning praise at OSU

Former Liberty County High School standout Raekwon McMillan continues to impress at Ohio State University's spring practice in Columbus, Ohio.

April 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders split games

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team split its recent games.

April 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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