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Swindell signs with Piedmont College

Long County High School baseball player Phillip Swindell signed a letter of intent with Piedmont College on Monday at the LCHS media center, giving the senior catcher the opportunity to play at the next level.

May 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Former BI Tiger becomes first native to be drafted to NFL

It didn't matter that it happened in the seventh and final round, it matters because it just happened. With their final pick of the 2014 NFL Drat the Indianapolis Colts picked former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State University football player Ulrick John in the seventh round Saturday.

May 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers meet the new boss

New Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill got a glimpse of his football team last week as the Tigers finished their first week of spring practice.

May 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panthers prepare for busy season

Liberty County High School's football team began hitting the pads last week, practicing offensive routes and learning fundamentals as the Panthers prepare for a busier-than-normal season.

May 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Four Panthers place at state track meet

Four Liberty County High School track competitors earned top-12 placings during the first two days of the boys' state track and field meet in Jefferson.

May 12, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady ’Landers fall in semifinals

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy girls' soccer team's quest for a second-straight state title ended Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to Sherwood Academy in Albany.

May 09, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Three Tigers named to All-Region list

Bradwell Institute baseball players Chris Bell, Sage Sammons and Ryan Desbiens have been named to the Region 3-AAAAA All-Region Team.

May 09, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlander boys get back to state final

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' soccer team is in Saturday's state-championship game after beating Monsignor Academy, 4-2, Monday in Athens.

May 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers’ season ends with loss

Liberty County High School's Lady Panther soccer team fell in the first round of the state playoffs, 2-1, Monday night at Cairo.

May 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA wraps up home slate with loss

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball team dropped a 10-5 decision Monday to Coastal Home School in its final home game of the season.

May 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell knocked out of state tournament

Despite losing in the first round of the state baseball playoffs, first-year Bradwell Institute baseball coach Jeff Polk said he is pleased with his first season as head coach.

May 07, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


FPCA boys’ soccer team in the final four

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys' soccer team is in the final four. The Highlander boys beat Lafayette Christian School, 7-1, on Thursday in LaGrange to advance to the next round of the state tournament.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bennett takes 1st in discus

Liberty County High School's Courtney Bennett took first place in the discus throw for Class AAAA at the Georgia High School Association girls state track championship. The state track meet in Albany started Thursday morning and was slated to wrap up late Saturday, weather permitting.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Tigers’ baseball season ended Friday

Bradwell Institute's baseball team fell Friday night in games one and two in a best-of-three series against Harris County High School in Hamilton. The losses mean the Tiger's post-season play and baseball season officially have concluded.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Classifications for 2014-16 announced

Although the month of May brings an end to the academic year, it marks the start of off-season training in a variety of sports. It's a time when Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute sports fan can start to look forward to the upcoming athletic seasons, which will play out under a new classification system.

May 05, 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


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