PORTAL - You could say that the Portal Panthers came out like a house on fire Friday night in their showdown with Claxton. You can also say that house fires are seldom good news.
REIDSVILLE – The third time is always the charm.
MILLEN - Three Bulloch Academy cross-country squads won their respective team meets on a 2.5-mile course at Magnolia Spring State Park Wednesday.
Bulloch Academy begins its eight-game region schedule tonight, traveling 3 ½ hours to south Georgia to face the Tiftarea Panthers.
PORTAL - Cherard Freeman knows players can be successful even while playing on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Still, he's awfully glad to be getting his quarterback back.
SWAINSBORO - Tiffany Burns was one hit away from the cycle, and it was the easy one.
Bulloch Academy is flying high after a 2-0 start to the new season, but the Gators will have to be in top form Friday as they take on Tiftarea.
METTER - Ciera Clark's RBI single in the top of the sixth drove in Hannah Denmark and propelled Southeast Bulloch (8-5) to a 2-1 win Wednesday at Metter.
When Megan Moore threw a one-hit shutout in a rivalry game against Emanuel County Institute in region action last week, it was as good as it gets.
Southeast Bulloch is off to a 2-0 start in 2010 thanks in large part to a vastly improved defense. Through the first two weeks, the Yellow Jackets are allowing 30.9 fewer points per game than last season.
PEMBROKE - Last week, 15-year-old Dalton Raulerson of Pembroke suited up for his first game as a member of the Pinewood Christian Academy varsity football team.
SYLVANIA - Game planning for ways to beat Screven County doesn't take much time. Not because the Lady Gamecocks are easy opponents, but rather because there are so few ways to avoid their seemingly endless strengths.
He may not be the biggest player on the football field, but no one stands taller for Statesboro High than 5-foot-7 senior running back Aaron Lester.
Critical postseason matchups in baseball, soccer and track are on the minds of many schools right now, but softball is stealing the show at Trinity Christian School.
ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy girls notched only two points during the first day of competition in the GISA Class AAA state track and field championships at Hugh Mills Stadium here Thursday.
As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.
One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.
After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.
A nip-and-tuck Region 3-AAAA semifinal got a rude interruption from Mother Nature as lightning and rain postponed Tuesday's game between Statesboro and Wayne County at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Statesboro Blue Devils are just one win away from claiming the Region 3-AAAA soccer championship.
(Photo) The Portal Lady Panthers pose with the Class A Area 2 golf championship trophy in Folkston on Monday at the Folkston Golf Club. Portal won the title in only its second year of high school competition. Faith Reddick, who shot 84, was the low medalist at the tournament. The Panthers were also led by Layne Clark, who shot a career-best 116. The Panthers advance to the state championship in Augusta, where they will compete for a state title on May 19. Pictured left to right: Clark, Faith Reddick, Portal coach Jay Reddick, Caitlyn Girardeau and Kiely Anderson.
Statesboro has been solid on the baseball diamond throughout the season and a win in the region finale two weeks ago earned them a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.
JESUP - The Statesboro girls dropped a 5-0 decision to Wayne County in the Region 3-AAAA semifinals Monday evening in Jesup.
On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.
Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.
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.