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Tide tame the Tigers

The bats were in full swing for the Long County Blue Tide baseball team Friday night as they slugged their way to a 9-5 victory over the visiting Bradwell Tigers.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers dropped out by three-points

Despite holding a slight lead through the fourth quarter, the Liberty County Panthers' season came to an abrupt end at the hands of Carver-Columbus tonight as they lost a close and competitive game by only three-points (66-63). Nonetheless the Panthers had a spectacular season making it to the Elite Eight. Full details in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


South Georgia Kings develop talent, academic prowess

The AAU South Georgia Kings basketball team is gearing up for their tournament season, showcasing the talented squad of players from Liberty County, Savannah and the surrounding areas.

March 16, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Highlanders to battle rival Bethesda for state title

Joey Bell scored a First Presbyterian Christian Academy record 44-points and Terrence Alston had a school record 18 assists in Thursday's 96-58 victory over Fullington Academy.

March 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Deputies find drugs and weapons during routine stop

Reading recent headlines regarding being pulled over for having a taillight out, you'd think the criminal element would make sure all was working before hitting the road with drugs.

March 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Public Safety


Panthers win in overtime by 1 (55-54)

When Shaw charged in as the underdog against NE Macon last Friday they set their goal on toppling them and did so in overtime.

March 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Tigers, Lady Panthers are eliminated from state

The bus rides home from Stone Mountain and Columbus were silent, a time for reflection Wednesday night after the Lady Tigers and the Lady Panthers were knocked out of state playoffs, both in round 2.

March 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers and Tigers knocked out in round two

Early score reports as posted on gasports.com (The Georgia High School Sports Scoreboard) indicates that both the Lady Panthers and the Lady Tigers were knocked out of a shot at the state title.

March 13, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


911 turned forty

The three digit number known for saving countless lives turned 40 on Feb. 16.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Public Safety


Lady Panthers and Tigers continue road trips toward title

Women's basketball is alive and well in Liberty County as the Bradwell Lady Tigers and the Liberty Lady Panthers continue their quest for a state title. Both Lady squads will have to do it on the road, however, as the competitions gets harder and the road trips get longer.

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


FPCA one win away from championship

The First Presbyterian Highlanders are just one victory away from going to the championship game after last Saturday's win over Heirway Christian Academy at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon. The Highlanders toppled Heirway 59-44 with Joey Bell once again posting the top scorer of the game with 15 points. Bell also wowed the crowd by dunking the ball over his 6'10" opponent making the WTOC play of the day. Hakeem Golden gave his best by out rebounding the opponents who all ranged in size from 6'4" to 6'10".

March 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Robbery suspected indicted

A Liberty County grand jury has handed out four true bills against Christopher Jamal Fletcher for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery and sexual assault at the Ok Cha Beauty supply store on West Oglethorpe Highway last March.

March 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Public Safety


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


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Lady Tigers lose tight game in Richmond Hill

Bradwell Institute's softball team kept fighting, but the Richmond Hill girls edged out a 4-2 win in the final regular season and Region 3-AAAAA game for the Lady Tigers.

October 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers handle Lady Phoenix

Lady Panther Taylor Rine smashed a two-run, wall-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.

October 01, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gators stifle the Tigers run game

It definitely wasn't the passing game that helped Ware County beat Bradwell Institute, 33-0, last Friday in Waycross.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders look to keep moving forward

There is only one way to top winning the first football game in program history - win the next game.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former prep players doing well at West Alabama

Bradwell Institute alum LaBaron Anthony and former Liberty County High School Panther Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas had good weekends on the field for the University of West Alabama Tigers' football team.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers take loss into bye week

After suffering a 29-0 loss to Wayne County last Friday in Jesup in its Region 3-AAAA opener, Liberty County gets to rest their wounds with a bye week.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall in Statesboro

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers fell to the Statesboro High Lady Blue Devils, 10-6, in a Region 3-AAAAA makeup game Saturday in Statesboro.

September 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


FPCA snags first win in program’s history

It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, determination and a willingness to keep the faith, but the First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team finally was rewarded for its patience Friday night. The Highlanders beat Crisp Academy, 18-6, and notched the first win in program history.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Gators chomp Tigers

Bradwell Institute's football team waded in the swamps and eventually got eaten by the Gators, falling 33-0 in a Region 3-AAAAA game at Ware County High in Waycross.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


LCHS falls to Wayne

Liberty County High School opened Region 3-AAAA action Friday at Wayne County, where the Yellow Jackets shut out the Panthers, 29-0.

September 29, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders earn first win of school’s football program

It took two and a half years, a lot of hard work, sheer determination and always keeping the faith. Friday night all the bumps, bruises and losses seemed worth it as the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander football team earned their first win of their football program beating Crisp Academy18-6 at home.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers make short work of Lady Knights again

After beating the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, 13-0, in four innings Tuesday in Savannah, the Liberty County softball team didn't take long to topple them again Thursday in a home Region 3-AAAAA contest.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers honor seniors with victory

A young Bradwell Institute softball team honored its three seniors during its last home game of the season Wednesday with a 7-4 win over St. Vincent's Academy.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA seeks first win vs. Crisp Academy

First Presbyterian Christian Academy host the Crisp Academy Wildcats at 7:30 tonight at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.

September 26, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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