METTER - The Portal Panthers made a last-ditch effort to spoil Metter's senior night, but Devin Byrd closed out his career in the home gym with 21 points and the Tigers held on for a 61-56 win Friday night.
DeleteDUBLIN - Trinity Christian School senior Anna Claire Knight went over 3,000 points for her high school career while leading the top-seeded Lady Crusaders to a 52-24 victory over fifth-seeded Bulloch Academy Friday afternoon in a semi-final matchup of the GISA Region 4-AAA basketball tournament.
One month ago, Statesboro barely slipped past Lakeside, Evans on the road. Friday night in Statesboro, things weren't nearly as dramatic.
DUBLIN - It had been a rough night for Bulloch Academy center Taylor Collins.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers saw a 14 point lead shrink to within four with just over two minutes to play, but Metter's late charge fell just short as Claxton held on for a 59-55 victory Tuesday night at the Tiger's Den.
DUBLIN - John Milledge Academy outscored Bulloch Academy 23-8 in the fourth quarter to break open a two-point game and upset the Gators 70-57 in the first round of the GISA Region 4-AAA basketball tournament Tuesday night.
Emanuel County Institute head football coach Milan Turner has accepted the head coach position at Thomson, where he will also act as athletic director.
MACON - Bulloch Academy won its first-ever state trophy in wrestling, capturing second place in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AAA state traditional wrestling tournament Saturday.
PORTAL - Jamie Hagins and Jordan Buchanon made their final career home game a good one.
REIDSVILLE - The Tattnall County Lady Battle Creek Warriors led by only one at halftime, but defeated Claxton 51-36 Saturday.
Sylvania - No. 7 Screven County's Lady Gamecocks (18-3) were defeated by the No.3 Laney Lady Wildcats 61-58 Friday night.
Statesboro offensive lineman Hunter Lamar, center, is joined by parents Charlene and John as he signs a National Letter of Intent to play for Georgia Southern beginning this fall.
Statesboro's Adam Purvis, center, is joined by his family as he signs a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at the College of Charleston this fall.
Statesboro offensive lineman Darrell Harris, center, is joined by his family as he signs to play for Alabama State in the Fall of 2011.
Emanuel County Institute's Dylan Turner (seated, center) signs his National Letter of Intent with Carson-Newman College Wednesday in Twin City. Turner, the son of ECI head coach Milan Turner, was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs and a part of two state championship games, including 2008's championship.
The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.
The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.
CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
GHSA Playoff Scores
CLAXTON - For the first time since 2001, the Pecan Grove is preparing to host a postseason party.
Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.
It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.
What a difference one offseason can make.
It was only the first game of the season for both schools, but Statesboro and Liberty County looked to be in midseason form as they gave the crowd at the Devil's Den a show Saturday evening.
After a longer offseason than most years in recent memory, the boys and girls of Statesboro basketball are ready to retake the court.
Statesboro's Michael Solomon was a new addition to the Blue Devils' starting lineup last season.
When the final Class A football power poll was released by the GHSA Tuesday morning, some area teams rejoiced while one other started packing away the pads for the winter.
After two seasons of heartbreak, the Jenkins County cross country team has finally reached the top of the mountain.