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Block at the clock gives Panthers 1-point victory (64-63)

The rain outside didn't stop the fans from coming in to support the Liberty County Panthers as they played the Worth County Rams in round one of the state playoffs Friday night.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders victorious over Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School

The First Presbyterian Highlanders advanced to round two after taking a 20-point victory over Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School in the first round of GISA state playoffs Thursday night.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


AAU Coastal Crew Rebels 14U get new coach

The AAU 14U Coastal Crew Rebels are under the guidance of a new head coach this season. Although the title of Rebels coach is new, Rodney Davis is no stranger to Liberty County, the Rebels and coaching.

March 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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


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McRae signs with team in Australia

According to the Sydney Morning Herald and Libertyballers.com, former Liberty County high School and University of Tennessee basketball star Jordan McRae has signed with Australia's Melbourne United.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers go 1-1

The Lady Panther softball team went 1-1 on Thursday in their Region 3-AAAA home opener - a double-header against Burke County.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Area running enthusiasts prep for Sunbury 5K

The fifth annual Sunbury 5K, to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and the American Diabetes Association, has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and organizer Patrick Boyle said he can't believe participants will be marking the race's fifth anniversary.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers squeak past BI Tigers, 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell, 10-9, at Olvey Field on Friday night.

September 01, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers edge out Tigers 10-9

Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell 10-9 at Olvey Field Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Crosstown rivalry resumes tonight

The big football clash pitting the Liberty County Panthers against the Bradwell Tigers will kick off at 7:30 tonight at Olvey Field.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Long County opens vs. Tattnall

The Long County High School football team plays its first regular-season game of 2014 tonight by hosting Tattnall County.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tiger Touchdown Club hires new game announcer

The Tiger Touchdown Club announced it has hired Toby Hyde as the play-by-play announcer for Bradwell Institute home games this season.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers drop second region game

Bradwell Institute lost, 9-0, to Richmond Hill on Tuesday at home, falling to 0-2 in Region 3-AAAAA and 3-10 overall.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


John on Colts’ IR; Thornton, McMillan set for season debuts

Each National Football League team had to cut their roster to 75 players by Tuesday and, as indicated in earlier news reports, the Indianapolis Colts placed rookie lineman and Hinesville native Ulrick John on their injured-reserve list.

August 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Williams named top offensive player in Effingham loss

Liberty County High School's football coaching staff named Jacquez Williams as the team's offensive player of the game for their season-opening loss against Effingham on Friday at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty tops Long, 8-0

After three straight losses at the Battle of the 'Boro Tournament on Saturday, the Liberty County High School softball team bounced back Monday with an 8-0 win over Long County in five innings at the Lady Panthers' field.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers go 2-3 at Battle of the ’Boro

The Bradwell Lady Tiger softball teams finished 2-3 in the Battle of the 'Boro tournament held this past weekend in Statesboro.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mistakes doom Panthers in opener

Four interceptions and some untimely penalties by Liberty County helped the Effingham County Rebels to a 35-7 win Friday at Donell Woods Stadium in the high-school football regular-season opener.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers win twice

The Liberty County softball team claimed back-to-back wins on the first day of the Battle of the 'Boro tournament Friday afternoon in Statesboro.

August 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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