BROOKLET - Corey Nesmith's grand slam in the bottom of the third inning proved to be the difference for the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (2-1) as they knocked off the Calvary Day Cavaliers 9-6 Thursday night at the SEB preseason baseball tournament in Brooklet.
PORTAL - The Wilcox County Patriots didn't forget about the 2007 GHSA Class A state playoffs when Portal eliminated them in a close 73-71 first-round game, but their revenge efforts fell short as the Panthers used hot shooting from Shane Reese and David Buchannon to advance to the Elite Eight with a 69-49 win in front of a rowdy crowd Tuesday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (27-1) are set to play No. 3 seed Wilcox County tonight in the Sweet 16 of the GHSA Class A state playoffs.
PORTAL - Every time the Portal Panthers (27-1) got a comfortable lead, Tavis Williams and his 27 points put Seminole County right back in it. But PHS was able to control Williams in the second half as they knocked off the Indians 75-66 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the GHSA Class A state playoffs.
The Screven County Lady Gamecocks grabbed the No. 3 seed of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs after knocking off Jefferson County in the Region 3-AA playoffs, and look to carry that momentum against No. 2 seed Mitchell County on the road tonight.
PORTAL - Seminole County may be a No. 4 seed heading into the GHSA Class A State Playoffs, but the Portal Panthers know better than to take them lightly.
TWIN CITY - The Portal Panthers showed the rest of Region 3-A exactly why they were the No. 1 seed going into the tournament, exploding for 41 points in the second half and cruising to a 65-49 win over the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs in the region championship game Saturday.
PORTAL - If there were offensive linemen in basketball, Dan Farris would be the man for the job. If there were running backs, Mario Farris would be the starter.
BROOKLET – The Portal Panthers made a statement in their season finale Friday in the rematch against Statesboro at Southeast Bulloch's packed gym: Bring on the playoffs.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets led by 11 at halftime, but Screven County (17-7, 9-4 Region 3-AA) out-scored SEB 18-4 in the third quarter and hung on for a 62-57 region win Friday night.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets crawled out of a 20-point hole with a 31-point fourth quarter and closed the gap to one in the final minute of the period, but they could not cap off the comeback as the Swainsboro Tigers (10-3, Region 3-AA) snuck out of Brooklet with a 69-66 win Tuesday.
Portal Lady Panthers basketball coach Earl Donaldson has stepped down from his position, retiring early Monday morning.
TWIN CITY - It finally happened to Portal.
PORTAL - Portal Panthers coach Jeff Brannen was worried his team would be flat heading into Friday's game against the Jenkins County Eagles.
SYLVANIA - Things were going well for the Screven County Lady Gamecocks under coach Jennifer Acree. Long vacant from the state playoffs, Acree turned the program around, making the team a staple in the Class AA Elite Eight in just four short years.