BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has been up and down through the first couple of weeks of play, but the Lady Yellow Jackets' Region 1-AAA opener saw them show up in top form.
PORTAL - It was hard to find a better feel-good story than the Portal Panthers in 2011.
For the first time in 2012, it was a football Friday night in Georgia.
BROOKLET - The last few years haven't been the greatest for the football team at Southeast Bulloch, but with the 2012 regular season just a couple of weeks away, there have never been more reasons to believe that things are about to turn themselves around.
A pair of cross county rivals hit the field tonight for a scrimmage as Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro are set to square off at 7 p.m. at Womack Field tonight.
PORTAL - Portal will get a chance to see a lot of new faces in action tonight as the Panthers host Twiggs County in a preseason scrimmage at 7:30 p.m.
At the end of hard-fought championship games, it is often said that neither team deserves to lose. That platitude will live on, but beginning this season at least one more school in the Georgia High School Association will end their year with a win.
BROOKLET - When Southeast Bulloch first started turning heads on the softball diamond and making state playoff runs, many wrote off the Yellow Jackets as a fluke.
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.
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