PORTAL - It is an old cliché: keep your friends close and your enemies closer. For Portal, they don't come much closer than Emanuel County Institute, home of the Panthers' mortal enemy, the Bulldogs.
Big, strong and fast are the adjectives Bulloch Academy head football coach Clint Morgan uses when he talks about his squad's next GISA Region 1-AAA opponent, the fourth-ranked Sherwood Christian Eagles.
As the Region 2A-AAAA race heats up, Statesboro appears to be in top form.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch tries to shake off a four-game slide tonight as the Yellow Jackets travel to Eastman to take on Dodge County.
Will Rushing, Andrew Howell and Jake Hagan each scored touchdowns as Bulloch Academy blasted Robert Toombs 26-6 in junior varsity football action Thursday.
SYLVANIA - Screven County took down Southeast Bulloch by a count of 8-4 to sweep their doubleheader and clinch the consolation series of the Region 3-AA tournament Wednesday evening in Sylvania.
PERRY - Three runs were all that separated the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators from their first-ever GISA Class AAA fast-pitch softball Final Four.
It was Lauren Dennard's first postseason experience, but she looked like a seasoned veteran.
Dequan Daniels may not have seen any varsity action on the football field last season, but anyone who saw Daniels, now a sophomore, take on the 100-meter dash during track and field season knew what was coming this year.
Statesboro has run wild through the opening half of its schedule and among all of the weapons at its disposal in the backfield, it's a sophomore that is leading the way.
Screven County and Southeast Bulloch figured that they might meet again - just not under these circumstances.
During the regular season, Bulloch Academy head softball coach Chandler Dennard would often hold his breath when the ball was hit to one of his fielders.
Scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth, the sixth-ranked Screven County Lady Gamecocks (22-7) earned a double header split with the visiting, seventh-ranked Dodge County Squaws (24-7) to send their 3AA semifinal playoff series to a deciding third game. The contest will be Monday in Eastman at 5 p.m.
COCHRAN - Bleckley County swept a pair of games from Southeast Bulloch Saturday to advance to the championship round of the Region 3-AA softball tournament.
Statesboro and Effingham County were putting on quite a display before Dequan Daniels ran away with the show.
Thursday's games at Mill Creek Regional Park were postseason games imperative to Statesboro's state playoff hopes, but the Blue Devils breezed through the challenge as if they were throwaway preseason scrimmages.
Both Bulloch Academy girls' and boys' track teams rolled to victories in the GISA Region 4-AAA championship meet Thursday at Georgia Southern University's track and field complex.
The Statesboro Blue Devils' game against Wayne County, originally scheduled for today, hasd been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m., at Womack Field, due to factors involving weather and the scheduling of officials.
Statesboro battled hard throughout the regular season to earn a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament and showed why they deserved to be the favorites, demolishing Cross Creek in a 7-0 blowout Wednesday afternoon at Womack Field.
For the first time since the 2009 season, Statesboro's baseball team will host a postseason contest.
AUGUSTA - The Statesboro Blue Devils put up huge numbers on Wednesday in the opening day of the Region 3-AAAA meet at Cross Creek in Augusta.
When the Statesboro Blue Devils have a big game on the calendar, figuring out who to send to the mound is becoming a pretty easy decision.
On April 26, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.
Southeast Bulloch's senior girls made it a career sweep, winning a fourth consecutive region championship at the Region 1-AAA track and field meet Tuesday in Brooklet.
Statesboro capped a stellar regular season on the baseball diamond, defeating Calvary Day by a score of 13-3 in six innings Monday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
It's been an up-and-down season for the oft-injured Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro, but the picture is clear as the Region 3-AAAA soccer tournament begins today.
BROOKLET - Saturday, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.
In its final sub-region game of the season against South Effingham, Statesboro needed to come up big.
SAVANNAH - Drew Rushing mowed down 10 Islands batters and allowed only two hits as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets earned a 5-0 shutout on the road Friday.
An offense-heavy first half gave way to a defensive second half, but Hector Angeles's strike from 15 yards out proved to be the decisive goal in Statesboro's 3-2 victory over Savannah Arts Tuesday at Womack Field.