PORTAL - School has been in session for just a little over one week, but the softball teams from Portal and Statesboro are ready to jump on the diamond as both teams begin their 2012 regular season this afternoon at 5 p.m. in Portal.
A week after beginning their regular season schedule, the Bulloch Academy softball team makes its first home appearance this weekend as they host the third annual Bulloch Bash.
When the Statesboro Blue Devils take the field for their 2012 season opener on Aug. 31, they'll be gunning for a third-consecutive region championship. During their recent run, the Devils have been known for their powerful and relentless running game.
The last week has seen millions tune in to watch American swimmers shatter world records and dominate the competition at the Olympic Games. Over at Splash in the Boro, there might not be gold medals on the line, but there are plenty of young swimmers with Olympic-sized aspirations.
Thunderstorms brought football practices around the county to a halt Thursday afternoon, but no spirits were dampened as full-pad practices are officially getting underway.
To say that it was a rough end to Georgia Southern's football season would be an understatement.
Screven County High's Jessica Markovcic must really love a good challenge.
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.