FORT VALLEY – Statesboro worked hard all year to force a sequel, but wound up with the same unhappy ending as Forest Park came away with a 47-41 victory Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Georgia High School Associated Class AAAA state playoffs at Fort Valley State University.
BROOKLET - Jenkins County survived a war of attrition as it defeated Southeast Bulloch by a count of 41-28 Tuesday evening in Brooklet.
For as much as Statesboro has accomplished this season, it doesn't seem to be running out of new ways to impress.
For the first time in six years, it was playoff time at Paulson.
Statesboro defended its back yard. Now it's time to hit the road.
Statesboro built a huge lead halfway through the third quarter, but had to avoid a furious Griffin comeback to secure a 34-28 win in the second round of the Georgia High School Association state playoffs Friday at Womack Field.
What a difference a season makes.
For a few years, a common feeling has spread over many of Georgia Southern's football games.
After a rough 2009, many teams from around the area are off to a great start in the 2010 season.
For the past two seasons, the Statesboro Blue Devils have come within a win of a region championship. Fall practice has brought a renewed spirit to get over the hump, but a truckload of question marks leaves a prediction for how the 2010 season may go hanging in the air just days before the start of the regular season.
Professional basketball will be coming to Tattnall County for the first time today as the Georgia Knights host the Tru Hope Trailblazers from Norfolk, Va. at the Reidsville Middle School gym at 4 p.m.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch exploded for six first-half goals and cruised the rest of the way as the Yellow Jackets defeated Emanuel County Institute 6-0 Monday night at Fred Shaver Field.
BROOKLET – Nine athletes from Claxton and Southeast Bulloch placed in an event and the SEB girls took home third place out of 16 girls squads in team competition Saturday at the seventh annual Plankenhorn Invitational in Brooklet.
High school athletic facilities throughout Bulloch County will get a facelift during the coming year as nearly $8 million is earmarked for new construction and renovation of existing facilities at Statesboro High, Southeast Bulloch and Portal.
When Portal pitchers take the mound this season, they'll be squaring off against more than just opposing batters.
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.
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.
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