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Summer tackling gearing up

Die-hard football fans don't have to wait until August to get their fix. The Hinesville Hurricanes are preparing to gear up for their summer league.

March 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Hoping for the draft

Hinesville native Gary Guyton sets his sights on the NFL this weekend as he heads to the RCA Dome in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.

March 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers earn third place in 3-AAAAA with 58-36 win over Jenkins

Savannah State University's appropriately named Tiger Arena was the temporary Lady Tigers' lair on Saturday as they fought the Jenkins High Lady Warriors for the third place seed in 3-AAAAA region.

March 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Men Panthers host first round at home

The Liberty County Panthers men's basketball team will host round one of the state playoffs at home, despite losing their last regional playoff game against Glenn Hills Saturday, 39-49.

March 07, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Drowning victim identified

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran said family members have identified the man who drowned after a police chase in Flemington last Friday as Jermaine Elkins of Claxton.

March 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Drug activity high in Walthourville

Liberty County Deputy Travis Palmer had a busy night last Sunday in Walthourville, making two arrests on drug related charges within two hours.

March 04, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Panthers’ Zednik released, returns to Florida

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik has left the hospital and returned to Florida less than a week after he was slashed in the throat by a teammate's skate.

March 02, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


Bethesda topples FPCA again

The men's varsity Highlanders defeated Robert Toombs Academy (67-55) on Thursday night only to lose to top seeded Bethesda Friday night (59-45). The victory gave the first place spot to the Bethesda Blazers in the GISA 2-A region.

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


Panthers advance

The Panthers are in Burke County where the men not only locked up a shot for state but also defeated the first two teams in their 3-AAA regional playoffs and semi-finals. The Lady Panthers split victories in regional playoffs but also secured a bid at state.

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


Lady Bulldogs bite Lady Tigers 54-39

The Lady Tigers stepped onto the battle ground of their host and arch rival Lady Bulldogs of Beach Friday afternoon prepared for the battle between the ferocious female cats and dogs.

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


Springtime bats in full swing

Field goals and lay-ups are stepping aside for mitts and bats as the 2008 baseball season gets underway.

March 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Region games kick into high gear

Region playoffs are in full swing and while it is known that the Lady Tigers and the First Presbyterian Men Highlanders advanced to the next round other local teams are still in contention. There are two teams that were eliminated after round one. Here is a quick look at what's happening around Liberty and Long County.

March 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Kicking their way into a new season

The Bradwell Tigers showed off their men and women's soccer team at a jamboree Saturday.

March 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers advance with victory, men sent home

The Bradwell Lady Tigers advance to the next round after defeating the Lady Knights of Windsor Forest, 56-35, during the first round of regional playoffs at Joe Greene Stadium at Beach High Wednesday night.

March 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Liberty Live

March 01, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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BI struggles at tourney

The Bradwell Institute softball team had a 1-4 record at last weekend's Warriors' Blast Tournament in Glennville.

August 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers stung by injuries

Liberty County High School's softball team is looking to heal some wounds inflicted last weekend at the Warriors' Blast Tournament in Glennville.

August 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI and Toombs scoreless

Bradwell Institute held the Toombs County Bulldogs scoreless in Friday night's preseason scrimmage in Lyons.

August 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers down Tigers at Bradwell

Liberty County High School downed Bradwell Institute, 19-2, in four innings in girls' softball action Thursday afternoon at BI.

August 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers lose scrimmage on home field, 9-7

South Effingham edged out the Liberty County Panthers, 9-7, in Friday's scrimmage at Donell Woods Stadium. Despite the loss, the Panthers' coaching staff saw enough action to decide on a starting quarterback. Coaches also were relieved to see that even though former standout linebacker Raekwon McMillan is gone, defense didn't skip a beat.

August 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers still have open QB spot as gametime looms

Liberty County High School will host the South Effingham Mustangs for a scrimmage game at 7:30 tonight at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell starts preseason on the road

Bradwell Institute will play Toombs County in its scrimmage at 7 tonight in Lyons.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers special-teams seek kicker, receivers

Bradwell Institute is coming along under new head football coach Greg Hill and his staff. The players worked diligently through the spring and summer to build speed and strength. They are competing for starting spots left open by departing players in the quarterback, running back and wide receiver spots.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers, Tide start season Monday in Ludowici

The Lady Panthers will play at Long County Monday, opening Liberty County High School's softball season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panther staff looks at schedule

This season, the Liberty County Panthers have only four Region 3-AAAA teams to contend with. But it won't make their battles on the gridiron any easier.

August 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Murder suspect’s bond set at $60K

Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.

August 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lady Panthers feature young veterans

Last season, the Liberty County High School softball team went 9-15 overall and 4-4 in Region 3A-AAAA, but also had a lot of young, up-and-coming talent.

August 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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