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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


Bowler Yarbrough wins age division

Local youth bowler Joseph J. Yarbrough claimed first place in his division at the Georgia 2014 Pepsi Youth State bowling tournament finals in Atlanta last weekend.

May 05, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Students dance, pet pig for fundraiser

Liberty County's Kiss-A-Pig team mixed a little luxury with a bit of swine as Liberty Elementary School students mingled with Remy the pig during a fundraising event Tuesday morning.

May 03, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Lifestyle


FMWR, FPCA offering summer camps

In the April 23 Courier, different camps and programs offered this summer by the Liberty County Recreation Department were spotlighted. Today, programs highlighted are at First Presbyterian Christian Academy and the Morale Welfare and Recreation Department and Child Youth and School Services at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

May 02, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Searching for meaning after child's death

Two years after her son, TJ Floyd, was stabbed to death, Debbie Floyd feels she has turned a corner.

April 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Local news


McSwain to play hoops in Kansas

During his two seasons at Liberty County High School, basketball player Freddie McSwain averaged 16.5 points and 12 rebounds per game. Not too shabby, considering he didn't start playing basketball until he was 14 years old.

April 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bennett signs with Jacksonville State for track

Liberty County High School Lady Panther shot put and discus champion Courtney Bennett penned her name to a track scholarship for Jacksonville State University on Monday afternoon at the LCHS media center.

April 30, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Bradwell baller signs to play with East Georgia

Bradwell Institute basketball player Reasha Stokes signed a letter of intent Friday to play hoops at East Georgia State College.

April 28, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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Panthers fall to Rebels 35-7

Liberty County High School dropped the season opener after a series of miscues, fumbles and interceptions made the game a bit easier for the Effingham County Rebels. The visiting team strolled away with a 35-7 Friday night at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tonight’s the night for Panthers

The Liberty County football team kicks off its regular season at 7:30 tonight by facing the Effingham County Rebels at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Tigers have one week to prep for season opener

Last Friday, the Bradwell Institute Tigers scrimmaged at Toombs County, with neither team able to get into the end zone.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Mustangs top Lady Panthers

The Liberty County High School softball team was dealt a 9-0 loss by South Effingham on Tuesday at home.

August 22, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


BI struggles at tourney

The Bradwell Institute softball team had a 1-4 record at last weekend's Warriors' Blast Tournament in Glennville.

August 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Panthers stung by injuries

Liberty County High School's softball team is looking to heal some wounds inflicted last weekend at the Warriors' Blast Tournament in Glennville.

August 20, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


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


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