BROOKLET - Last year saw a big step forward in the rebuilding process for the Southeast Bulloch football squad, but the 2011 spring practices brought about the next step in turning the Yellow Jackets back into yearly contenders.
Six Screven County Lady Gamecocks and five Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets were recently awarded All-Region 3-AA soccer honors.
There might still be three months to go before opening night, but at Statesboro High, football is already at the tip of everyone's tongue.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers hope to get their football program back on track this season as David NeSmith was announced as the new head coach Thursday at a press conference in the Portal High School media center.
For most coaches, a 34-year drought between victories as a head coach would be cause for a job search.
The Georgia High School Association will have a brand new look to it beginning in the 2012-13 school year as it will divide schools into six classifications – up from the current five-class setup.
SYLVANIA - Postseason success is getting to be a tradition for Screven County baseball, but a familiar foe now stands in the way of the Gamecocks.
SYLVANIA - Screven County got its state tournament run off to a good start, sweeping Thomasville by scores of 14-4 and 11-10 Friday evening to advance to the second round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.
Just 32 teams remain in the hunt for the Georgia High School Association Class-AA state baseball title and two local teams are still in the hunt as both Southeast Bulloch and Screven County prepare for first round matchups beginning today.
ZEBULON - More than 17 minutes into the second half, the Southeast Bulloch boys clung tightly to a 2-1 lead it carved out in the first 40 minutes over Pike County in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state soccer playoffs.
Beginning today, athletes from both Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch will be in search of statewide glory as they travel to Jefferson for the Georgia High School Association track and field championships to be held over the next three days.
Bulloch Academy has held its own in its first season of competition at the Triple-A level of the Georgia Independent School Association and kept up the good work Tuesday, beating Trinity Christian in a 15-3 rout to clinch a No. 3 seed in the state tournament.
Her career may be over, but departing senior forward Rochelle Shuman has made a mark on the Screven County soccer program that won't be forgotten anytime soon.
The Statesboro-Bulloch county Parks and Recreation Department recently wrapped up soccer action for the week.
The Bulloch Academy baseball team waltzed into the state playoffs in style, pummeling Trinity Christian by a score of 15-3 Tuesday to earn the No.3 seed out of Region 4-AAA heading into this weekend's first round of the Georgia Independent School Association tournament.
Bulloch Academy senior Will Marsh scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Gators to a 61-47 thrashing of Tiftarea Academy in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Thursday night.
Bulloch Academy point guard Ashley Burke used her superb ball-handling skills and quickness to lead the Lady Gators to a 61-46 victory over Deerfield-Windsor School in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night.
PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.
The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.
PORTAL - A three-pointer by Tyler Budgett off the opening tip and then a monstrous slam from Trent Thomas opened the game for the Portal Panthers as they raced out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 78-58 win over Taylor County the opening round of the Class A state playoffs.
After having been swept by Trinity Christian School of Dublin during the regular season, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators got the sweetest revenge possible Friday night in the championship game of the GISA Region 2-AAA basketball tournament.
PORTAL - After last year's loss in the Elite Eight, the Portal Panthers are back in the state playoffs looking for another run deep into the tournament with this year's squad.
Statesboro raised some eyebrows earlier this week with its win over Drew in the first round of the Class AAAAA state basketball playoffs.
In early February, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators struggled and suffered defeat when they had to play without star senior forward Pate Lomax due to injury.
After a winter spent celebrating win after win on the wrestling mat, the only thing more dominant than Bulloch Academy's individuals at last weekend's GISA Class AAA state meet in Macon was the Gators' runaway showing on the team leader board.
When basketball season began back in November, the Statesboro Blue Devils weren't sure what to expect.
Both Bulloch Academy basketball teams hold the top seeds headed into this week's GISA Region 2-AAA basketball tournament.
BROOKLET - In her varsity debut, freshman Emily Barnard scored four goals to lead Southeast Bulloch to a 10-0 season opening victory over Dodge County in girls soccer Thursday at Fred Shaver Field.
Two-time state wrestling champions Justin Lane and Dylan Stuckey lead a talented group of grapplers in a march to Americus this weekend to capture the GISA Class AAA crown.