Only 2 years old, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlanders junior varsity and varsity soccer squads can best be described as a works in progress.
Love is in the air. Not just the love of the spring flowers, warmer weather and longer days. We are talking serious love, tennis style.
The First Presbyterian Highlanders split victories in Lyons against Robert Toombs Academy Tuesday afternoon.
The Liberty County Lady Panthers displayed a well-orchestrated defensive performance that held South Effingham in check, forcing two-overtimes but were edged out in a penalty kick shootout Tuesday afternoon.
Showing they can keep their minds, as well as hearts, in a game, the Bradwell Tigers got their first win of the year on the road at Windsor Forest Tuesday night making them 1-1 in region 3-AAAAA.
After a close match against Camden County, where the Men Tigers lost in double overtime 2-1, last Thursday, the Bradwell soccer squads bounced back against The Groves Rebels Tuesday night with the Lady Tigers winning 3-1 and the men winning 3-0.
The Bradwell Tigers showed some renewed stamina on the baseball field despite their 9-19 loss to the Glynn Academy Terrors Monday afternoon.
Former Liberty County track star Josh McNair helped the Kennesaw State University Owls men's indoor track team make history March 2, becoming the first KSU men's program to earn a Division I Conference Title.
Griffin Larkin, Austin Buchs, Kristian Eby, Colin Williams, Joey Bell and Joshhua Rodgers are headed to London, England, Friday to attend Chelsea Soccer Camp and learn and play among the pros for a week. The Courier will follow up with the young men when they return.
Rickey Gilliard covers home as a wild throw from third base went over the catcher's head during the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders double-header against Pinewood Christian Friday. FPCA lost the first game 15-0. The final score of the second game was not available. FPCA continues to improve. Last season Pinewood Christian lashed out against FPCA 35-0 during one of their meets. Pinewood Christian is an established baseball program with several regional titles.
It was a long night Friday for the Liberty County Panthers and Statesboro Blue Devils until, after nearly four hours and ten innings, the Blue Devils broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 10th by scoring four runs and earning a 2-6 victory.
The athletic talent in the county continues to be recognized as Liberty County Panther baseball player Aaron Hoffer was chosen for the Tournament of Stars.
Liberty County High School, Bradwell Institute and First Presbyterian Christian Academy all ranked within the top 100 basketball teams in the state according to MaxPreps.com.
For most coaches it would be difficult to keep their head up when facing a 0-7 start to their season. But Tiger head coach Rhett Hellgren has confidence in his Tiger squad, despite the losses.
The Coastal Crew Rebels 16U and 17U boys' basketball teams are going to Disney World to face some of the toughest teams in the South during the Amateur Athletics Union 2008 Easter Classic March 20-23.
Liberty County's home game Friday against Windsor Forest is a big one beyond just being this year's homecoming contest.
Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy will finish the season on the road with games out of Hinesville the next two Fridays.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy hosted Memorial Day on Friday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville for the team's first region game of the season.
The Liberty County High School Panthers came achingly close to victory Friday night in Thomson, but in the end fell just a smidgen short.
The Bradwell Tigers suffered another difficult loss Friday when the Statesboro Blue Devils shut them out, 17-0, at home.
Liberty County's state softball-playoffs run ended Thursday with a 10-1 loss to Pike County in Zebulon.
New Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill will lead the Tigers on Friday into a home game against Statesboro, where he once served as an assistant coach.
Three fumbles and two interceptions made for a difficult road game last Friday as Liberty County fell, 29-6, to Burke County in Waynesboro.
Liberty County High School played host to Wayne County High for a Region 3-AAAA softball game Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Jackets stung the girls in the second inning to take the lead and eventually win 6-1. Then on Thursday the Lady Panthers traveled to Jesup for the final regular-season game. The Yellow Jackets came out on top again winning 5-0 in the Region 3-AAAA rematch.
Bradwell Institute travels to Effingham County High School on Friday night for a Region 3-AAAAA battle.
After having a bye week, Liberty County heads to Burke County High School on Friday for a Region 3-AAAAA contest and the Panthers' first game in two weeks.
Liberty County High School's softball team fell, 3-2, Friday at New Hampstead in Savannah in a Region 3-AAAA game.
About 200 runners participated in the fifth annual Sunbury 5K on Saturday.
Lady Panther Taylor Rine smashed a two-run, walk-off homer for the Liberty County High School softball team Tuesday at home. The girls beat New Hampstead, 11-3, in a Region 3-AAAA contest.