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Liberty Co. School System workers show true colors

When five area women recently laced up some walking shoes, wore some white clothing and added a ton of color, what they got was a feeling of accomplishment.

May 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Panthers look to polish up

The Panther football team wrapped up two weeks of spring practice Friday afternoon with its Black and Gold Scrimmage at Donell Woods Stadium.

May 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

BI Tiger Touchdown Club hosts soiree for new coach

New Bradwell Institute football coach Greg Hill formally was introduced to Tiger Touchdown Club members Thursday at a meet-and-greet hosted by the group in the school's cafeteria. The gathering originally was scheduled to be held at member George Holtzman's house, but rain prompted club Vice President Kenneth Howard to move the party indoors.

May 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

FPCA celebrates athletes at banquet

First Presbyterian Christian Academy celebrated its athletes during the school's annual sports banquet Monday at First Presbyterian Church.

May 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Many FPCA soccer players named All-Region, All-State

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander boys' soccer team's tough 2-1 loss to Frederica in Saturday's state-title game was made a little easier to swallow after many Highlanders were named to the 2014 All-State and All-Region teams this week.

May 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Team Liberty raises $11K for Kiss-A-Pig

Team Liberty didn't claim the top prize of a smooch with a cute little swine, but the squad did help the greater cause.

May 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle

Bradwell alum picked by Colts

It didn't matter that it happened in the final round, just that it happened.

May 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Jeff Miller leaves BI for Long

After 20 years at Bradwell Institute, assistant football coach Jeff Miller is leaving the Tiger football program and the school after accepting teaching and assistant football coaching positions at Long County High School.

May 14, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

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

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BI and Toombs scoreless

Bradwell Institute held the Toombs County Bulldogs scoreless in Friday night's preseason scrimmage in Lyons.

August 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Lady Panthers down Tigers at Bradwell

Liberty County High School downed Bradwell Institute, 19-2, in four innings in girls' softball action Thursday afternoon at BI.

August 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Panthers lose scrimmage on home field, 9-7

South Effingham edged out the Liberty County Panthers, 9-7, in Friday's scrimmage at Donell Woods Stadium. Despite the loss, the Panthers' coaching staff saw enough action to decide on a starting quarterback. Coaches also were relieved to see that even though former standout linebacker Raekwon McMillan is gone, defense didn't skip a beat.

August 16, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Panthers still have open QB spot as gametime looms

Liberty County High School will host the South Effingham Mustangs for a scrimmage game at 7:30 tonight at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Bradwell starts preseason on the road

Bradwell Institute will play Toombs County in its scrimmage at 7 tonight in Lyons.

August 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Tigers special-teams seek kicker, receivers

Bradwell Institute is coming along under new head football coach Greg Hill and his staff. The players worked diligently through the spring and summer to build speed and strength. They are competing for starting spots left open by departing players in the quarterback, running back and wide receiver spots.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Lady Panthers, Tide start season Monday in Ludowici

The Lady Panthers will play at Long County Monday, opening Liberty County High School's softball season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Panther staff looks at schedule

This season, the Liberty County Panthers have only four Region 3-AAAA teams to contend with. But it won't make their battles on the gridiron any easier.

August 08, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Murder suspect’s bond set at $60K

Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.

August 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news

Lady Panthers feature young veterans

Last season, the Liberty County High School softball team went 9-15 overall and 4-4 in Region 3A-AAAA, but also had a lot of young, up-and-coming talent.

August 04, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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