CLAXTON - When the Claxton Tigers were bounced in the first round of last season's Class A state basketball playoffs, it looked like the dream was over.
Scoring from behind the 3-point arc is nothing new for Bulloch Academy's Zach Altany. The senior is something of a 3-point specialist and routinely zips the net with the long ball to help lead the Gators to victory.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls erased a 10-point deficit in the second half and rode the strength of a 13-0 closing run to defeat Metter by a score of 46-36 Tuesday evening in Brooklet.
Mt. VERNON - The Portal Panthers stayed unbeaten Tuesday as they went on the road and knocked off Montgomery County 60-53 in the Region 3W-A opener.
There's a dirty little secret that I need to get off my chest.
Both Bulloch Academy basketball teams topped Tattnall Square Academy in a pair of exciting, down-to-the-wire battles Saturday afternoon.
It was a heck of a ride, but things came to an end a couple of games too soon for Statesboro.
It's not every day you see two teams so evenly matched, yet so incredibly equally different.
It's an old cliché, but it really is a shame that someone had to lose that game.
BROOKLET - The Claxton Tigers also defeated Southeast Bulloch Friday night, 83-36.
With just one game standing between Statesboro and a shot at a state championship - and its sixth appearance in a title game in 11 years - it couldn't feel more at home.
Schools around the state are readying for the long winter break, meaning that many of them are focused on basketball.
BROOKLET - Jenkins County survived a war of attrition as it defeated Southeast Bulloch by a count of 41-28 Tuesday evening in Brooklet.
For as much as Statesboro has accomplished this season, it doesn't seem to be running out of new ways to impress.
PORTAL - When attending a Portal basketball game this season, picking up a game program will be a necessity.
As the regular season winds down and games become more important, every team wants a solid offensive threat that it can rely on.
DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.
CLAXTON - As football season began back in August the goal was clear for the Claxton Tigers.
SYLVANIA - Screven County is now 8-0 on the season and 4-0 in 3-AA play after a 28-22 win over Swainsboro.
Big first-half touchdown plays helped Bulloch Academy overcome an opening-game scare as the Gators whipped Frederica Academy 45-24 in GISA Region 2-AAA action Friday night.
Archer 45, Shiloh 7
BROOKLET - Coming into the season, freshman running back Chase Walker wasn't even sure he would be playing for the varsity team. After another dominating performance, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets have to be glad he is playing on Friday nights.
HINESVILLE - The Statesboro Blue Devils made it two consecutive wins Friday night as they invaded Hinesville and picked up a 17-0 win over Bradwell Institute.
PORTAL - The Calvary Day Cavaliers showed on Friday how serious they are about a return trip to the Class A state championship in 2014.
PORTAL - There certainly isn't any rest for the weary.
After nearly two months of struggling, Statesboro broke into the win column last week with a 14-13 victory over Richmond Hill.
BROOKLET - The Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch have been streaking in one way or another throughout the season.
The second barricade blocking Bulloch Academy's road to a possible GISA Region 2-AAA title will be put up tonight by Frederica Academy.
There's no denying that this hasn't been a typical season for Statesboro High football.
In the summer of 2011, the Statesboro volleyball team consisted of little more than a court, a net, and a handful of girls willing to try their hand at a new sport.