Levon Grant was hired as the new Liberty County High School basketball coach. His hiring was approved at the April 13 Board of Education meeting. The Daytona Beach native was working at Rome High School before coming to Liberty County High. He is familiar with Liberty County as his father was stationed at Fort Stewart during his time in the military.
He said he was happy to be in Hinesville and looks forward to working with the team. They plan to kick off their summer program May 24. They also plan to host a few fundraisers to promote the team.
“Our number one goal is to beat Bradwell,” Grant said during an interview on Marcus Scott’s Educational Hotline held April 28. And after that he said his goal is to win the Region and bring home another state title. The coach added he has met with the Middle School coaches and is actively building relationships to strengthen the feeder program.
He also spoke about the Region and getting ready to compete against the Savannah teams.
“It is preparing me mentally to get the team ready,” he said. “We will be ready when it’s time to play.”
The Liberty County High School boys’ 4x100 relay team remained undefeated after finishing first at the Region 3-AAA Championship held April 26 at Southeast Bulloch High School. The team of Jaylin Ferrell, Caz Creasy, Meon McLeod and James Summerset took first place finishing in 42.26 seconds. In 17 events scored the Panther boys placed second overall with 182 points. Southeast Bulloch placed first with 184 points. The Panther boys’ 4x400 relay team also finished first in 3:32.38. McLeod and Summerset finished first and second respectively in the 100 meter dash. In the 200 meter dash McLeod came in first and Ferrell placed second. Ferrell took first place in the 400 meter dash. Jakabris Williams placed second in the boys’ 300 meter hurdles. The Panther boys’ 4x800 team finished third. Kenneth Foxworth took first place in the high jump with a leap of 6-feet. Williams second in the pole vault clearing 7-feet, 6-inches. Summerset and McLeod placed first and second respectively in the long jump and Foxworth placed first in the triple jump. Erik Ingram placed first in the discus throw with a toss of 124-feet, .05 inches.
The Lady Panthers also placed second overall in 17 events scored earning 139 points. Savannah Arts Academy took first place with 186 points. Lady Panther Alishantai Williams placed third in the 100 meter dash. Charliste Hampton placed first in the 100 meter hurdles. Mylan Tanner placed second in the 300 meter hurdles. The Lady Panther 4x400 meter relay team placed third. Isabella Melendez, Tynia Freeman and Sanaya Frazier placed first, second and third respectively in the girls’ high jump. Zaiyah Savoy took second place in the pole vault clearing 8-feet, .06 inches. Williams and Frazier placed first and second in the long jump. Williams took first in the triple jump at 37-feet. Leis Williams placed first in the discus throw at 142-feet, .07 inches.
Bradwell Institute competed at the Region 2-AAAAAA meet held at Richmond Hill on April 24. Lady Tiger Taniyah Bowman placed first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.49. Bowman placed second in the 400 meter dash. Triniti Jackson and Mariya Jefferson placed third and fourth in the 100 meter hurdles and Jackson finished third overall in the 300 meter hurdles. The Lady Tiger 4x100 relay team placed third and the 4x800 team placed fourth. Maya Otchere took second in the high jump with a leap of 5-feet. Jackson took third in the triple and teammate Za’Riyah Hamilton placed fourth. Ty’Shee Davis placed fourth in the shot put. Overall the Lady tigers finished in fourth place in 17 events scored with 96 points.
The Tiger boys’ track team placed sixth overall with 46 points. Devin Nash placed second in the 100 meter dash clocking in at 10.70 seconds. He placed fourth in the 200 meter dash. The boys’ 4x800 relay team placed fourth. Tiger Malcolm Curries tied for first in the pole vault clearing 11-feet, 6-inches.
In other sports the Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger soccer team’s season has come to an end after falling in round two of the state playoffs. The girls went up against powerhouse Houston County and lost 6-2 in their matchup held April 28. They finished the year 13-5-1 overall.