BROOKLET - Brittany Hood pounded a penalty kick past Savannah Christian keeper Angela Paulos at the conclusion of the first half, and it was all the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (7-3, 1-3 Area 3 AA/A) needed to get their first area win as they knocked off the Lady Raiders 1-0 Wednesday.
BROOKLET - The Savannah Christian Raiders (10-1, 4-0) scored early and often Tuesday as they knocked off Southeast Bulloch 9-0 in an Area 3-A/AA matchup at Fred Shaver Field.
PORTAL - Brett Rivers threw a complete-game one-hitter and struck out seven as the Portal Panthers (2-6, 1-3, Region 3-A) snapped a six-game losing streak and got their first region win of the season, knocking off Bryan County 8-4 Friday.
BROOKLET - Although it didn't count, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (6-4, 2-1 Region 3-AA) got in some much needed work as they took a 5-3 lead over the Emanuel County Bulldogs through three innings Wednesday.
PORTAL - Harley Hendrix needed just 55 pitches and five innings to shut down Portal as the Claxton Tigers (3-1, Region 3-A) cruised to a 12-1 victory over the Panthers Tuesday.
Brian Pierce celebrated his 21st birthday with a three-run homer in the bottom of the second inning, and he didn't party alone.
PORTAL - Savannah Country Day got a complete game out of starter William King (1-1) and used a two-out, four-run, sixth-inning rally to knock off the Portal Panthers (1-5, 0-2 Region 3-A) 8-3 Thursday in region play.
BROOKLET - Matt Conner pitched five shutout innings, allowing just one hit and striking out 10 in the span, as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (5-4, 1-1 Region 3-AA) got their first region win of the season, knocking off the Laney Wildcats (3-2-1, 0-2) 5-0 Friday night.
SYLVANIA - For the first time in the program's young history, the Screven County Lady Gamecocks beat the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (4-2, 0-2 Area 3-AA/A). Despite just 10 shot attempts, the Gamecocks got a 3-1 win in a rain-soaked home contest Tuesday.
Emotions ran high after Shane Reese's 3-point attempt at the closing seconds of the 2007-08 Portal basketball season fell short.
MACON - Shane Reese's desperation 3-point attempt in overtime hit the rim and fell away, ending the Portal Panthers' run at a state title as the Hancock Central Bulldogs (29-2) got an 87-84 win in the Final Four of the GHSA Class A state playoffs Wednesday at the Macon Centreplex.
PORTAL - So far, 2008 has been an exciting year for the town of Portal. First, there was the family that was thrust into the national spotlight after cashing in a Mega Millions lottery ticket, and now, the Portal Panthers are heading to Macon for the semifinals of the GHSA Class A state basketball playoffs.
PORTAL - It's been a long time coming, but for the first time in five decades, the Portal Panthers are returning to the Final Four.
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Portal's hopes of a trip to the GHSA Class A state championship were on the line.
The Terrell County Greenwave (19-3) wants to do what nobody else in Class A has been able to do all season. They want to beat the Portal Panthers.