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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


Future Yellow Jacket makes South's roster in senior's All-Star game

While the Lady Panthers wait to see whether they play Richmond Hill or Harlem in their post-season region tournament, one Lady Panther standout added another achievement to her mile long list of accomplishments.

February 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers take victory at Johnson, men drop game

The Bradwell Lady Tigers garnered a 69-41 victory over the Lady Atomsmashers of Johnson High School Friday night, placing the local girls in a tie for second place in 3-AAAAA. The men helped the Atomsmashers wrap up second place with a 50-66 loss.

February 24, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Murder suspect called competent for trial

In a death penalty case, an evaluation has recommended that Andrea Wilson be found mentally competent to stand trial for her alleged involvement in the death of her 3-year-old cousin Prince C. Davis Jr.

February 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


Local Lady Pirate sets record

Kaneetha Gordon, a former Liberty County Lady Panther who now plays for the Armstrong Atlantic State University Pirates, set a record when the senior became AASU's new rebounding leader with 964 career boards during their hard loss to North Georgia on Jan. 21.

February 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Pizza delivery drivers target of robberies

On Jan. 18, within one hour, two different pizza shops, Wedgy's Pizza on Memorial Drive and Papa Johns off Oglethorpe Highway, had delivery drivers held up at gunpoint, according to reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department.

February 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Public Safety


Tigers split victories at Beach High

The Tigers returned from an away game at Beach High where men clawed a 70-61 victory over the Bulldogs and the ladies dropped the game 47-35, slipping into second and possibly third place in the 3-AAAAA region.

February 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders have one last game before post season

After taking back-to-back victories over David Emanuel Academy (80-55) and Citizens Christian (86-55) last Friday and Saturday, the men's varsity Highlanders are getting a few days off before they face their last regular season opponent, Thomas Jefferson, Friday night.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders played 5 games in eight days, win 4 of 5

With a grueling schedule in their 2-AA GISA region, the First Presbyterian Men's varsity Highlanders played one home and four away games in the last eight days. Not to be left behind the Lady Highlander and junior varsity men, along with their first C-Team (middle school) played and traveled for some hoops action.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers have one game left in regular season

The Panthers play their final game of the regular season Friday night when they travel to face South Effingham.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers earn first-round byes in playoffs

With the hoops season winding down, the Liberty County Panthers are just waiting to see what happens in the rest of their region and sub region to see who they draw in the post season.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Dramatic end at the Tigers Den

The seniors lined up for flowers and photographs during Bradwell's basketball homecoming game Friday night. But the sparks and fireworks came on the court in a climatic men's game and one-point, at-the-buzzer victory over Windsor Forest (60-59).

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


AAU Coastal Crew Rebels stressing education first

The high school basketball season is approaching the playoffs and soon many players will seek out the traveling teams and summer leagues. But school won't be out for the summer if you plan to play for the AAU Coastal Crew Rebels.

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers conquer Savannah High, Men suffer a loss

Bradwell's Lady Tigers maintain the spot at the top of 3-AAAAA region with another victory when they conquered the Lady Blue Jackets of Savannah High on Tuesday night (53-49). The men, however, tried their best to give Savannah their second loss, only to come up short (64-81).

February 21, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Rec department hopes to serve public

Liberty County Recreation Department Director Jimmy Martin was the guest speaker at Thursday's Progress through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Fleming-ton.

July 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Trying to make a great program greater

Georgia Southern University's new football coach, Willie Fritz, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary meeting at the LaQuinta Inn in Flemington.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Local bowlers earn medals

Local bowlers Hunter Miller, Joseph Yarbrough, TJ Standard and BJ Cedola all competed at the 2014 Georgia Games last weekend in Lawrenceville.

July 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Preseason games fast approaching for Tigers, Panthers

Although a preseason game primarily helps the coaching staff determine where their team is at, it's still a game coaches want to win.

July 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


John honored with proclamation, key

Former Bradwell Institute football player Ulrick John was honored by Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday for being the first Hinesville native to be drafted by a National Football League team.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Soccer camp wraps up

Everyone was sporting new camp shirts Thursday morning as Atlanta Calcio Academy wrapped up its four-day elite soccer training at James Brown Park.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers resume team practice, raise funds

The Bradwell Institute Tigers resumed team practices this week after taking one week off as required by the Georgia High School Association. The players trained with their helmets on, allowing them to become acclimated to the heat.

July 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Brown in NBA summer league

Another Liberty County High School basketball player is headed toward a potential NBA career.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Swimming is more than treading water

Tom Dunlap started swimming at age 10 and still asserts - 70 years later - that the sport is good for the body and mind. His friend, Gary Burch, started swimming about two years ago and said it has improved his overall health. Both men regularly take to the pool at the Liberty County YMCA, and while they do it to stay in shape and have fun, they want others to know that the recreational activity can be deadly for those who don't know how to swim. "Most of the kids who drown probably thought they could swim," Dunlap said.

July 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Chapman slated to compete in Canada

It's her first year competing in multi events, but former Bradwell Institute track star Quintunya Chapman is making the most of it. The University of Georgia junior recently was named to the National Team USA U23 squad that will compete in Canada on Aug. 8-10.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Seventh-grade Rebels headed to nationals

The seventh-grade Coastal Crew Rebels are headed to Orlando this weekend for the Youth Basketball of America National Tournament, which takes place July 6-12.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


‘Hank’ White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

The date has been set for the 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament.

July 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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