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Championship wrap-up: Local teams place second in state finals
Two track athletes place first
Shamar Rose in track
Shamar Rose, Bradwell track team take second place titles.

Bradwell Institute, Liberty County High School and First Presbyterian Christian Academy all had their respective teams place second in state tournaments this past weekend.

In Long County a Blue Tide track star placed first in his state tournament.



FPCA had their baseball team make their first attempt at a state title. They fought hard against Thomas Jefferson in two games losing 12- and 5-4.

It is the team’s first state second place finish in baseball.

The Highlander boys’ soccer team also made a run for a state title. After several hours of rain and lightning delay the boys took to the field but lost to their arch rivals Monsignor Donovan 5-1. The FPCA boys finished second in state.



The Bradwell Institute boys’ track team placed second overall in the state finals for region 6A. Junior runner Shamar Rose won two gold medals finishing first in the 100 (10.63 seconds) and 200 meter dash (21.15). The Lady Tigers did have the state winners in the 400 meter relay race. The gold medal team was Destiny Nash, Jayda Daniels, Enfinity Marshall and Diamond Wilkerson.


Liberty County

The Liberty County boys track team also finished second overall earning the state runners-up trophy for Region 3A.

Panther Boys track stats:

Jaleel Gilbert - 2nd place 100m (10.87), 2nd place 200m (21.6)

Jaylin Ferrell - 3rd place 400m (50.29), 6th place 4x400m (3:26)

Cobey Colwell - 8th place 800m (2:00), 6th place 4x400m (3:26)

Keymiiah Bennett - 2nd place 110 Hurdles (14.75)

Donte Oliphant - 4th place High Jump (6’ 2”)

Isaiah Burke’s - 6th place Triple Jump (43’ 10.25”)

Antwann Winn - 4th place Shot Put (49’ 5”)

DaJuan Porter - 6th place 4x400m (3:26)

Nathaniel Dantzler - 6th place 4x400m (3:26)


Girls take 13th place in State but we have a State Champion:

Leia Williams - 1st place State Champion in Discuss (126’ 5”) she threw it on her last throw. 

Shikara Samuels - 8th place Triple Jump (34’ 10.5”)


“The boys and girls really worked hard this season and it showed at State,” said LCHS track coach Nathan Mimms. “We have a young team and their ceiling is very far from being reached. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for these athletes.”


Long County

Blue Tide track star, Travon Phillips won the state title in the 100 and 200 meter dash for Region 3A. He finished the 100 in 10.68 seconds and the 200 in 21.36 seconds. 

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