SYLVANIA - The Southeast Bulloch girls have been improving lately, but they ran into a buzz saw Friday night.
Junior Haley Burke pumped in 19 points, including three-of-four from the free-throw line with less than 50 seconds left, to lead the Lady Gators to a 47-42 region victory over Westminster School of Augusta Friday night.
On Friday, Portal High School's Nikki Sims and Megan Moore signed letters of intent to play for the Lady Bobcats next season.
EVANS - Statesboro High School defeated Lakeside, Evans 68-61 Friday night.
The Statesboro junior-varsity Lady Blue Devils won the 2011 Donell Woods Memorial Tournament in Hinesville on Jan. 15. Front row left to right: Niyah Drummer, RicaJanee Williams, Khayasia Rollins and Sarah Brown. Back row left to right: Coach DeMetria McClouden, Tanashia Thomas, Keiyonna Gusby, Quetta Morgan, Lashawn Lyons, Brianna Cone, Kyera Whitaker and coach Alex Parker-Robinson.
PEMBROKE - The Bryan County Lady Redskins (17-2, 6-0 Region 3E-A) stayed perfect in region play as they took down Claxton 69-53 Tuesday at home.
PORTAL - Johnson County knows how to score in the paint.
BROOKLET - Don't look now, but the girls of Southeast Bulloch are on a tear. And after a few down years, they're looking to keep the good times rolling.
Statesboro's girls have high expectations for this season and they played like a championship-caliber team Saturday.
PORTAL - Bryan County forced Portal into a touch-and-go first half and a two-point contest after two quarters, but the Panthers turned over the Redskins 16 times in the second half and outscored them 15-4 in the third quarter to cruise to a 71-48 win Saturday night.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy finished second in the GISA Region 3-AAA wrestling championships Saturday.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch was in control all night and a 15-4 run spanning parts of the second and third quarters allowed the Lady Yellow Jackets to notch their second consecutive win, cruising by a score of 59-36 Friday night.
Sophomore Anna Newton scored 25 points in three quarters of play to lead Bulloch Academy to a 58-26 beat down of Edmund Burke Academy in non-region girls' basketball action Friday night.
Southeast Bulloch's Ansley Rushing, front center, signs a letter of intent to play softball for East Georgia College Thursday afternoon in the SEB gym. Also pictured are (clockwise, from front left) mother Connie Floyd, EGC coach Jordyn Nail, Georgia Thunder coach Jeff Rainwater, SEB coach Aimee Civalier, and father Mark Rushing.
The halls of Bulloch Academy are lined with trophies commemorating successes in just about every sport, but they soon might have to make way for one more.
In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.
Statesboro's softball team is in a bit of an unfamiliar position, but one they're glad to be a part of.
BROOKLET - As volleyball's regular season enters its home stretch, Southeast Bulloch is looking to prove that last year's postseason run was no fluke.
The Statesboro High golf team has sent its boys squad to the state finals in each of the last two seasons.
It hasn't been the smoothest of sailing for the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils softball team this fall, but as the postseason begins, they have what everyone wants come this time of year - a chance to keep on playing.
PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.
Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.
LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.
"Homecoming, at last!"
The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators have seen a long run of excellence on the softball diamond. Unsurprisingly, each year seems to bring about a new group of veteran leaders who lead the team through a tough region slate and on into the postseason.
DUBLIN - Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.
Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17