BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch learned the tough lesson Saturday night that the Region 3-A schedule will be as brutal as ever.
CLAXTON - As a new year gets underway, it doesn't look as though Claxton wants anything to change from the recent past.
SOPERTON - The Portal Panthers remained perfect in Region 3W-A play and snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 57-55 win at Treutlen.
The Bulloch Academy boys scored early and often Thursday night as they pounded David Emanuel Academy 61-35.
It was close early, but a torrid Statesboro run bookended the halftime break as the Blue Devils ran away with a 67-26 victory over Southeast Bulloch Tuesday night at the Devil's Den.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks trailed by as many as 14 points, but fought back for a 53-50 win Tuesday against Burke County.
PORTAL - The nightcap on the final day of the Portal Holiday Classic ended with a bang, but the Panthers just ran out of time.
PORTAL - Nolan Clark, a senior at Portal High School, was selected as one of 20 state finalists in the 2010 Wendy's High School Heisman Award program. "I'm proud of the honor, and it's come after a lot of hard work," said Clark, who is the son of Neal and Joanne Clark of Portal.
PORTAL - An early second half run vaulted Portal into the lead, but Savannah Country Day had a rally of its own up its sleeve as the Hornets earned a 37-34 win Wednesday night at the Portal Holiday Classic.
Poor free throw shooting threatened to doom Statesboro for a second consecutive night, but some clutch performances from the charity stripe in the final minutes paved the way for a 58-52 win over Osborne Tuesday at the Gentlemen's Classic.
PORTAL - Theo Brunner and the Brunswick Pirates were a little too long and a little too strong for Portal.
Portal is no stranger to big holiday basketball tournaments, but this season the Panthers will finally be able to play the role of host.
ALBANY - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets fell three times in the Albany U-Save-It Classic Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.
SYLVANIA - It was a dead heat through one half of play, but James Gunn's 3-pointer to open the third quarter gave Metter the lead for good as the Tigers picked up a hard-fought 71-55 victory over Screven County Friday night in Sylvania.
For most wrestlers, winning a state title as a freshman would be a momentous occasion. For Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball, it would merely seem like déjà vu.
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
A big running back and an even bigger offensive line usually mean a win every time.
GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils continued their early season struggles Friday, dropping a 17-0 decision at South Effingham in being shut out for the second time in three games.
BROOKLET - Dodge County jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter and didn't look back as the Indians ran past the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 24-6 Friday night in a game delayed 15 minutes due to lightning in the area.
BROOKLET - Coming off a tough three-point loss to Bryan County last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to notch their first win of the season tonight as they face the undefeated Dodge County Indians at Fred Shaver Field.
The last time Statesboro carried an 0-2 record into its third game of the season, the members of the 2014 Blue Devils were in diapers - if they had even been born yet. A team with a history of excellence such as Statesboro means that rough starts like the last 0-2 beginning in 1998 won't come around very often.
The third time will be the charm for the Bulloch Academy defense against highly-touted tailbacks.
SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.
Heading into the season, first-year Bulloch Academy coach Terrance Hennessy made it clear that one of his players would do a lot of the heavy lifting while new starters and younger players adjusted to new schemes and varsity competition.
TWIN CITY - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels clocked a 20:26 to win a multi-team cross-country meet on the sandy and shady trails of George L. Smith State Park Monday.
PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.
Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.
When speaking of high school football, plenty of people love to wax poetic.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers suffered their first setback of the season, falling 42-14 to Emanuel County Institute Friday night in the 36th meeting between the rival schools.