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Soccer camp returns to Hinesville

Around 60 kids braved hot temperatures this week at James Brown Park in the hopes of perfecting their soccer games.

July 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local sports


Early start awaits Panthers

Across Southeast Georgia, many high-school football teams are prepping for the season and have at least until Aug. 22 before their preseason games. But not the Liberty County High School Panthers.

July 09, 2014 | By 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


McRae picked in NBA draft

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee player Jordan McRae was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round, 58th pick overall of the 2014 NBA draft Thursday.

June 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


McRae NBA bound

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennesseebasketball player Jordan McRae was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round, 58thpick of the 2014 NBA draft. Just seconds later he was traded to the 76ers, but by then it no longer mattered.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Famed Bradwell coach Jackson dies

Former Bradwell Institute football coach Hokey Jackson, who led the program to its only state championship, has passed away.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Waite is new branch director at YMCA

Donna Waite recently was named the Liberty County YMCA's new branch director.

June 25, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


John to prep, fight for roster spot

With mandatory mini-camp and organized team activities done, recently drafted Indianapolis Colt Ulrick John is planning to come home during the break - but he doesn't plan to sit around and rest.

June 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Thornton’s future with Wolfpack unclear

Former Liberty County High School running back Shadrach Thornton remains suspended from North Carolina State's football team, even though he's listed on the team roster.

June 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Patriots knock down Highlanders 54-12

First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Bellville where they fell 54-12 at Pinewood Christian Academy during Friday night's non- conference football game.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Panthers have tough road game Saturday

Liberty County will hit the road for its only Saturday night game of the season, traveling to Albany to play Monroe.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


FPCA plays at Pinewood

The game was scheduled as a home game, but the First Presbyterian Christian Academy football team will try for its first win tonight in Bellville against Pinewood Christian Academy.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Bradwell has bye week

Bradwell Institute is out of action tonight as the Tigers enter their bye-week.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty topped by South Effingham

The Liberty County softball team dropped a 5-0 decision to South Effingham on Tuesday in a Region 3-AAAA game in Effingham.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tigers fall at SVA

Bradwell Institute pitcher Mackenzie Stewart struck out six batters and gave up only one hit Wednesday, but the Lady Tigers still fell to St. Vincent's Academy, 3-1, in Savannah in a non-region game.

September 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Jury quickly reaches Boles guilty verdict

The jury didn't deliberate long in the state's case against Torres Boles. The six men and six woman took less than an hour Wednesday to find the Hinesville man guilty of felony murder, three charges of cruelty to children and one charge of deprivation of a child - his own daughter, Andraia Boles, who was 3 years old at the time of her death.

September 19, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Cadets control Panthers

Liberty County football coach Kirk Warner had said the game against Benedictine should be viewed as a precursor to the postseason.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Backs shine in Bradwell’s loss

Each team in Friday's Bradwell Institute-Richmond Hill football game had a back put up stellar numbers.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Liberty wins on roadLiberty wins on road

It was supposed to be a Region 3-AAAA softball doubleheader Saturday at Thomson, but rain put game two on hold.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


YMCA level-two gymnasts place third

The Liberty gymnastics team of the Liberty County YMCA competed Sept. 6-7 at Champions Gymnastics in Jacksonville, where the level-two gymnasts placed third overall.

September 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Forensics paint grisly scene

Forensic scientists testified Tuesday that most of the blood taken from a crime scene in February 2013 was that of 3-year-old Andraia Boles.

September 17, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Testimony underway

Six men and six women were chosen and the trial for alleged child murderer Torres Boles promptly started Monday afternoon at theLibertyCountyJusticeCenter.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Panthers topped by Cadets

Changing regions came at a cost for Liberty County High School. Panther head football coach Kirk Warner was forced to find teams to replace the sub-region Augusta teams - and Savannah powerhouse Benedictine obliged.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI drops region battle

Richmond Hill walked into Olvey Field and handed Bradwell Institute a 28-7 Region 3-AAAAA loss Friday.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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