There has never been a shortage of stellar high school athletes roaming the fields around Statesboro.
SYLVANIA - Two of Screven County's youngest baseball players got a taste of big league success earlier this month as 8-year old B.J. Carver and 9-year old Xander Kile were selected to travel to Westfield, Ind., to play with the Baseball Youth America team.
Five Statesboro Blue Devils signed college scholarships on Monday at Statesboro High. Pictured left to right: Asia Crawford, Destinee Lanier, Andreas Ward, athletic director Ken LeCain, DeGamarri Matthews, and Walker Paul Tedders celebrate the five student athletes' announcing their college decisions Monday afternoon. Soccer players Crawford and Lanier will play at South Georgia College and USC-Shalkehatchie, respectively. Ward will run track for Georgia Tech and both Matthews and Tedders will take the soccer pitch for Middle Georgia.
PORTAL - When the Portal Panthers hit the football field this fall, they'll have more experience and seniority than in recent seasons.
Plenty of golfers spend their entire lives searching in vain for the holy grail of the sport - a hole-in-one.
The Georgia Southern golf team achieved its first goal for the 35th annual Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club, carding a good round on Friday to put itself in contention.
A great alumni tradition is beginning to take hold as the Statesboro baseball program is set to welcome back former players for a third consecutive season.
BROOKLET - For the second consecutive season, the Southeast Bulloch girls brought home first place in one of their biggest meets of the year.
BROOKLET - After last week's winter weather postponed Tattnall County's originally scheduled date with Southeast Bulloch, the Region 1-AAA rivals met Monday night.
BROOKLET - No matter what Southeast Bulloch does in tonight's game against Appling County in Baxley, the Yellow Jackets know that they're headed to the Class AAA state playoffs.
It's easy to take scheduling for granted in high school football.
For two months, every Statesboro win has been mitigated by the fact that - due to a quirky Region 3-AAAA design - the Blue Devils weren't any closer to reaching the state playoffs. Even as the Devils have run off eight consecutive wins and have climbed to No. 5 in the Class AAAA poll, the region championship and the state tournament have always seemed to be some far off speck in the distance.
When wondering about goals for a season, figuring out Statesboro is always easy.
For both the boys and girls soccer teams at Statesboro, the Region 3-AAAA championship is just one win away.
Southeast Bulloch was on the defensive for much of the night, but struck with 5:36 to play in a 1-0 victory over Statesboro Wednesday night at Womack Field.
There are so many good things to say about Georgia Southern three games into its tenure as an FBS football program.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers weren't about to let a second straight season opener end in a tie.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch suffered a setback Wednesday afternoon, falling to Richmond Hill by a count of 8-1 in a non-region matchup.
A huge venue and a showcase stage created a great atmosphere for Statesboro's season opener, but a 12-0 loss to Burke County went a long way in dampening the Blue Devils' moods Saturday night in the 3rd annual Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium.
The loss columns for both Bulloch Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand at '0' as the 2014 season kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Gator Alley, but each of the schools are looking to cast off losing streaks dating back to last fall.
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