Some of the best talent in collegiate golf will assemble in Statesboro once again this week as Georgia Southern hosts the 34th annual Schenkel Invitational beginning today and running through Sunday at Forest Heights Country Club.
A Bulloch County track and field mainstay event held its 10th annual gathering as Southeast Bulloch hosted the Plankenhorn Invitational on Saturday in Brooklet.
Georgia Southern continued its good start in Southern Conference play, defeating Wofford by a score of 3-0 Saturday at J.I. Clements Stadium for its second win over the Terriers in as many days.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers are as deep as they've ever been in the state playoffs, but they don't have any intentions of slowing down.
In just over 20 seconds, Statesboro's Zaquavian Smith turned a nip-and-tuck contest into a game that the Blue Devils controlled throughout the final half.
Statesboro wasted no time in getting the baseball season off to a good start.
BROOKLET - Throughout the careers of each and every member of the Southeast Bulloch girls basketball team, each season has started with a focus on just getting better instead of putting an emphasis on postseason success.
In high school athletics, running a team can be a tricky business. Many coaches spend their careers bouncing from town to town in search of the perfect fit. And no matter where coaches set up shop, they are faced with the pressures of managing a constant flow of ever-changing kids coming through the system - not to mention the trials and tribulations of working with high school students and the many directions that they are pulled as they endure the rigors of teenage life.
BROOKLET - Saturday night marked the end of the regular season for the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets, but more than four quarters were needed before heading into the postseason.
For three years, Statesboro's Sarah Brown patrolled the softball diamond and soccer field, starring for the Lady Blue Devils and becoming a leader among to teammates.
ATLANTA - For the second time in six years, the Bulldogs of Emanuel County Institute are state champions.
With just one more week of regular season action to go, the standings have shaken out and most teams from around the area have a good sense of where they are - or aren't - heading when the playoff brackets come out next week.
What do you call a team that seems flustered on offense, can't quite put its foot down on defense, and can't trust its special teams play with much more than an extra point?
The Georgia Southern football team might be stealing the headlines around campus with its rise to the top of the coaches poll, but another group of Eagles are flying just as high this fall.
The state playoffs are just a few weeks away and the usual suspects - as well as a few new faces - are in the running of area teams that are hoping for postseason success.
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.
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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