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Panther boys take down Tattnall County

Liberty County High School boys' basketball team improved to 9-1 overall with a 62-51 win Saturday at Tattnall County High School in Reidsville.

January 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan, LeCounte among top athletes of ’15

Now that the curtain has closed on 2015 and a new year has begun, the Coastal Courier is taking a quick look at notable moments in the sports arena from the last year.

January 04, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty County boys undefeated in tournament

The Liberty County boys' basketball team wrapped up the Statesboro Gentlemen's Classic Tournament by beating Bryan County 74-50 Tuesday night.

January 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


McMillan, Buckeyes set for Fiesta Bowl

Former Liberty County five-star linebacker and current Ohio State Buckeye football player Raekwon McMillan is gearing up for Friday's Fiesta Bowl.

December 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Ex-Tiger sees action with Dolphins

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State football player Ulrick John has received some playing time for the Miami Dolphins.

December 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers stay busy in Statesboro

Looking to ring in 2016 on a winning note, the Liberty County boys' basketball team stayed busy this week at the Gentlemen's Classic tournament in Statesboro.

December 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers take two at Savannah Classic

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams were playing in the Savannah Holiday basketball tournament Saturday and Monday. Liberty County hosted McIntosh County Academy's teams Saturday.

December 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Blue Tide star is Region 2-AA Player of Year

The Long County football team had its annual football awards banquet Dec. 14 at the school's cafeteria. The athletes were recognized for their contributions and Tide football coach Eric McNair thanked Blue Tide parents and supporters for a successful season.

December 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


A dinner with St. Nicholas

'Twas two days before Christmas, yet not quite in the mood,

December 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Food


Convict re-entry program now has an office here

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition has gotten the go-ahead to lease an unoccupied county-owned building.

December 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


New task force focuses on ending domestic violence

A new task force focused on eliminating family violence is in the fledging stages of development in Liberty County.

December 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Basketball round-up for Liberty, Bradwell

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams were in Savannah Saturday participating in the Savannah Holiday basketball tournament. The Liberty County High School basketball teams hosted McIntosh County Academy Saturday.

December 21, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell girls, Liberty boys victorious again

For the second time this season, the Bradwell Institute Tigers and Liberty County Panthers met on the basketball court for local bragging rights. And for the second time, the Lady Tigers pulled out a win in game 1, and the Panther boys won the second tilt.

December 19, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tiger boys beat Wayne County

Bradwell institute played at Wayne county High School Tuesday in non-region basketball games. The Lady Tigers suffered their second defeat at the hands of the Lady Yellow Jackets 50-38. The Tiger boys earned their second win over the Wayne County boys in a close game 52-50.

December 17, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


LeCounte verbally commits to UGA

Liberty County football standout Richard LeCounte has pledged to play ball for newly hired Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart.

December 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Sports


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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


Diamond Tigers are young, junior-heavy

Bradwell Institute will have a junior-heavy baseball team this season, according to coach Jeff Polk.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


One-stop safisfaction at Taste of Liberty

Last Friday, I attended the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty awards at the request of my boss and co-workers.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Food


Liberty’s McRae impresses in NBA debut

This past week was a whirlwind experience for former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell girls go 1-1, boys lose 2; Liberty squads split at Thomson; FPCA boys take 2 of 3 games

Bradwell Institute hosted South Effingham and then traveled to Richmond Hill this week for basketball games. Liberty County split wins on the road Friday at ...

February 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


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