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Power-hungry Lady Panthers off to nationals

Pumping iron isn't just a man's sport, as four Liberty County High School Lady Panthers are proving.

June 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Body-sculpting class helps chisel participants into shape

During high school, Keith McGee fell in love with basketball. But attempting to improve his game opened the door to his long-term passion - weight training.

June 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Trying to get their kicks in this season

The coaching staffs at Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School understand how important kickers and punters are, as both teams are searching for the right candidates to fill those critical spots.

June 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Coaches reflect on conditioning, quarterback spots, numbers

The Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute football teams are wrapping up conditioning and preparing for camps and full practices later this summer.

June 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Exercise boot camp focuses on strength

Living in a military town people often equate the term boot camp with military training.

June 09, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


LeCounte headed to Five-Star Challenge

Liberty County High School football player Richard LeCounte is flying Baltimore today to participate in the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge.

June 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


No summer break yet for Tigers, Panthers

School ended about a week ago, but for athletes looking to play on their respective high school's football team, the summer break was over before it began.

June 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Stokes back where he started

Former Liberty County High School quarterback Julian Stokes is back with the Panther football program as the new quarterbacks coach.

June 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hitting the gym doesn’t mean breaking the bank

Those looking to get fit this summer but not break the bank on monthly gym fees can look no further than James Brown Park.

June 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Local goju center hosting summer camp, training

Pan American Goju in Hinesville is hosting a summer camp providing campers a unique opportunity to learn the ancient art of goju karate.

June 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Coach Tom’s 30 years spotlighted

Tom Sukaratana was recognized by his peers and soccer players on May 16 during a surprise recognition party honoring his more than 30 years of dedication to the sport here.

May 26, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA graduates largest class ever

For the second year, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's senior class was so large graduation Saturday was moved to Fort Stewart's Main Chapel to accommodate the graduates and their families.

May 26, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Education


BI’s Diggs headed to Methodist University

Bradwell Institute football player Ziere Diggs signed a letter of intent Tuesday at BI to play at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C.

May 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA’s Hart signs to play soccer at USC-Salkehatchie

First Presbyterian Christian Academy soccer player Nate Hart signed a letter of intent Tuesday at the school's media center to play soccer at the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie.

May 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell looks charged for season

Newly hired Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill watched his team in action Saturday night as the football team held its inter-squad scrimmage at Olvey Field.

May 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local 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


McRae receives 76ers jersey in Philly

Jordan McRae was in Philadelphia on Saturday as the 76ers introduced their new members to the media and gave their new players their jerseys.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Elite soccer camp returning to Hinesville

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring a week-long elite soccer camp starting next Monday at James Brown Park.

July 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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