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Panthers split games as weather affects schedules

Rain forced Liberty County High School's baseball game against Tattnall County to be moved from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon. However, the Warriors made that day soggy in a different way for the Panthers, beating Liberty, 12-3, at home.

March 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA finish as state runners-up

It was a gut-wrenching loss. A three point difference is all it took in drowning First Presbyterian Christian Academy's chase for a state title. The Highlanders boys shed many tears losing 60-57 to Furtah Prep in Staurday's Class AA championship game at Mercer University. But first year head coach Shane Smith said the boys left it all out on the court and have much to be proud of this season. Read the full story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Harmon new leader for FPCA baseball

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has a new head baseball coach this season - but one who is familiar to the program.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Brown, McRae honored as seniors

Former Liberty County High School basketball players Rion Brown and Jordan McRae were scheduled to play in their respective universities' final regular-season home games Saturday.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Hurricanes fall to Bulls

It was a tough loss for the Hinesville Hurricanes football team March 1 in Ocala.

March 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Liberty County back in Kiss-A-Pig contest

The weather was perfect as crowds converged on Savannah's City Market to see why a cute little pig was being paraded around Ellis Square on Saturday.

March 08, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


FPCA boys reach state-title game

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys' basketball team will play for the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title Saturday after beating Griffin Christian, 86-78, on Wednesday at Mercer University in Macon.

March 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers swept by Windsor Forest at home

Bradwell's soccer teams dropped their games against Windsor Forest on Tuesday at Olvey Field.

March 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers earn third win of the season

Liberty County High School managed to squeeze in soccer games Tuesday in Brunswick despite misty weather in the afternoon.

March 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA boys in final four play tonight

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' varsity basketball team is heading to Mercer University this afternoon to play in the final four of the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title tournament.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers blank Calvary Day

Liberty County pitcher Colby Rhea struck out 12 batters and allowed only one hit in Liberty's weather-shortened 5-0 win against Calvary Day on Monday at home.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady ’Landers win thriller

Any reigning state-champion soccer team knows every team it faces will try to knock it down a notch.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers look good in loss to Indians

The Bradwell baseball team got closer to - but still fell short of - Charlton County on Saturday.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell track teams finish in top three at Statesboro Invitational

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team was second overall and the girls' team was third at last weekend's Statesboro Invitational.

March 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Four Highlanders sign with Point University

Four of First Presbyterian Christian Academy's starting varsity soccer players signed scholarships Friday afternoon to play for Point University in West Point, Ga. FPCA's Domonique Kirkley, Clark Sukaratana, Ricky Gilliard and Tyler Cause committed to the same college.

March 03, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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LCHS girls make state postseason

The young Liberty County girls' soccer team dug deep during its sub-region game against Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday in Augusta and earned a 6-1 win to qualify for the state playoffs.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McMillan has strong spring game for OSU

According to Cleveland.com, former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan didn't disappoint Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at Saturday's spring scrimmage in Columbus.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Laettner stresses hard work, passion

Former NBA All-Star and Duke University men's basketball great Christian Laettner addressed a small group of young basketball players Monday at Liberty County High School about the importance of working hard in following their passions.

April 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA honors seniors with two shutouts

First Presbyterian Christian Academy honored its senior soccer players Thursday at St. James Field during the final home games of the season. The Highlander seniors had plenty to cheer about, including both matches against Robert Toombs Academy ending in shutouts.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders beat St. Andrews on diamond

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's baseball team earned a 7-4 win Thursday at St. Andrews.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Crockett a Lady Jet

Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett didn't get the opportunity to play basketball her senior year of high school, but she'll soon return to the court as a South Georgia Technical College Lady Jet.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s Burns signs with Greenville College

Bradwell Institute football player Sterling Burns signed a letter of intent Wednesday at BI to play football at Greenville College in Illinois.

April 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


New BI football coach speaks at Rotary

Saying he understands what it's like to have gone through multiple coaches and promising he will help build the Tigers' football program, newly hired Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill addressed the Rotary Club during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers fall to Richmond Hill

Bradwell senior players Chris Nunn, Sage Sammons, Hunter Jackson and John Riddel were honored at the Tigers' last home baseball game of the season Wednesday afternoon. However, the celebration didn't last as Richmond Hill beat the Tigers, 9-3, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell’s senior soccer players honored during last home game

Bradwell Institute held its final home soccer game for the 2014 season Wednesday afternoon, hosting Ware County.

April 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Tiger boys down Rebels at home

Just two weeks ago, Bradwell Institute boys were in Springfield where the Effingham County Rebels beat the Tigers 3-2 in a Region 3-AAAAA brawl. Friday night, the Tiger boys picked apart the Rebels, 5-2, on Olvey Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Ware County Gators bite BI Tigers, 12-1

Bradwell Institute did a good job holding off a big attack in Thursday's home stand against the Gators.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlanders avenge earlier loss to DEA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy dropped a 12-1 loss to David Emanuel Academy Tuesday in Stillmore. On Thursday, the FPCA boys welcomed DEA to their home turf and avenged the earlier loss with a 7-1 win at St. James Field.

April 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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