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FPCA’s varsity squad earns first win

First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball coach Joey Brown said an unfaltering sense of determination led his varsity squad to its first win of the season Friday. The Highlanders beat Providence Christian 13-6.

April 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Kings are Riverfest champions

The 14U Kings Elite of the South Georgia Kings Basketball organization played in the 12th annual Riverfest Classic in Columbus over the weekend, taking the championship trophy in a one-point, overtime victory against the Georgia Blazers (73-72).

April 01, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


BI Tigers shut out last 2 opponents

Bradwell's boys soccer squad managed a 9-0 shutout Tuesday against Beach High in Savannah and 3-0 shutout against the Johnson High Atomsmashers in a home game at Olvey Field on Thursday. They have two games left before they face the region playoffs.

March 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Weather gives Tigers some rest

The Bradwell Tigers had their last two games canceled due to inclement weather, giving the 3-9 team an opportunity to prepare for the next two games against region opponents. This week, Bradwell hosts Groves on Tuesday and Jenkins on Friday.

March 30, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Tigers surf Beach in four innings

They say big cats don't like water, but the Bradwell Tigers took to the surf like pros Tuesday, wiping out region rival Beach High School in 4 innings with a 20-5 victory.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Faith Baptist stages comeback against FPCA

They trailed by 3 or more throughout the game, but the Faith Baptist Crusaders took advantage of one bad inning and blew the top off the seventh to defeat the Highlanders 18-14 on Wednesday afternoon.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


14U Rebels head to Augusta

The St. James Coastal Crew 14U Rebel squad heads to Augusta for its AAU Super Regional Ice Breaker Tournament this weekend.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Two more Panthers place in weightlifting

Liberty County High School Panthers Mack Brunson and Kayla Rand finished second and seventh, respectively at the 2009 National Junior Weightlifting Championships March 19-22 in Foster City, Calif.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Lady Panthers look to keep No. 4 slot

A bloody nose, injured ankle and banged up knee weren't the only thing the Washington County had to contend with on the soccer field Saturday. They also had to deal with a 1-4 loss given to them by the Liberty County High School Lady Panthers.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panthers get region win against Burke

The Liberty County Panthers came out relaxed and ready to have fun during Saturday's home game against Burke. The mellow mood made for better hitting as the Panthers slugged their way to a 10-6 win against the visiting Bears.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


16U Rebels qualify for nationals

The goal for the 16U St. James Coastal Crew Rebels was to earn an automatic bid for the AAU National Tournament by making the final four in Friday's and Saturday's AAU Super Regional in Macon.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Panther track squad among top 50

The Liberty County Panther boys finished No. 32 and the girls finished in 43rd place to stay among the top 50 track squads at the Bob Hayes Invitational Track meet in Jacksonville last weekend. Ninety-seven high schools reportedly participated in the event.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Standard takes 3rd in weightlifting championships

Lady Panther athletic standout Cassie Standard finished third at the 2009 National Junior Weightlifting Championships in Foster City, Calif., March 19-22. She competed in the 53 kilogram weight class.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon | Sports


GRPA district 2 champs named

The Liberty County Recreation Department' Shuman Center was one of several sites that hosted the District 2 Basketball Championships on Feb. 27-28, featuring basketball teams from the surrounding communities vying for a chance to play at the state meet.

March 25, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Yellow jackets sting Tigers, winning 15-5

It was a day full of baseball at the Bradwell Tigers' field Friday as the junior varsity and varsity squads played a double-header against neighboring Wayne County. In the end, it was the Tigers feeling the sting as both squads lost. The varsity Tigers fell in six innings, 15-5, despite taking an early lead.

March 23, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


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Panthers edged out Phoenix, advance to championship game

New Hampstead did all they could to try and pull the upset of the evening in Thursday's Region 3-AAAA semi-final game against the Liberty ...

February 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA boys go 3-1 in last four games

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys' basketball team has played four games this past week earning three wins and a loss.

February 12, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


UPDATE: F.E.A.R. defendant breaks down during sentencing hearing

A member of the radical militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready, or F.E.A.R., had his sentence reduced Thursday after he cooperated extensively ...

February 11, 2016 | Patty Leon pleon@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Lady Panthers win on buzzer beater

Bradwell Institute's basketball teams were in Camden County Monday and Tuesday for the first round of the Region 3-AAAAA tournament. Liberty County High School ...

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Suns give McRae 10 more days

According to a Phoenix Suns news release, Jordan McRae has signed an additional 10-day contract to stay with the NBA team.

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Ex-Panther excelling

Former Liberty County multi-sport athlete Courtney Rhodes is excelling in track at the University of the Cumberlands.

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders expect strong arms, season

The Highlanders rocked Region 2-AA last year, finishing at 7-3 and 12-7-1 overall for the season. And First Presbyterian Christian Academy looks ready for another ...

February 10, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Second Chances rescues horses — and people

After serving in the Air Force and spending 20 years outside the country, Andrea Doolittle returned home to Gum Branch and reignited a passion she ...

February 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


LeCounte, Echols named Players of the Year

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte and Bradwell Institute player Luther Echols were named the 2016 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier Players of the Year ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Panthers sign to play college ball

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at college Wednesday morning during ...

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers sweep Phoenix, have playoff bye

Liberty County wrapped up the regular season Friday, sweeping New Hampstead and honoring seniors.

February 08, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Four Liberty County Panthers pen on National Signing Day

Liberty County football players Calvin Holmes, Jacari Roberts, Jacquez Williams and Martial Washington signed letters of intent to play football at the college level Wednesday ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers finish season; regional tourney next week

Bradwell Institute was scheduled to host Statesboro Tuesday evening to wrap up the regular season. The final scores from Tuesday's Region 3-AAAAA games were ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Highlanders topple Knights

Jumping out to a 33-12 lead in the first quarter, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys sailed to an easy 97-32 win at home Saturday.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers returning last year’s pitching rotation

Liberty County finished last baseball season 14-9 overall and 6-4 in Region 3-AAAA, according to maxpreps.com. The record propelled the Panthers into the first ...

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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