PORTAL - The first win is always the hardest.
When two historic rivals square off on the football field, the game holds a lot of meaning and significance for players, fans and alumni.
ZEBULON - Screven County's hopes of an Elite Eight appearance came to an end Tuesday after loading the bases in the seventh inning, as the Lady Gamecocks (27-10) ended their season with a 5-4 loss to Pike County on the road in the GHSA Class AA state second round.
ZEBULON - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks had Pike County on the brink pof elimination from the GHSA Class AA state playoffs Wednesday, winning the first game and taking a two-run lead in the bottom of the third in the second game, but Pike fought back to force a split and a game three today at 5 p.m.
After a Final Four run last season, no one was quite sure what to expect from the 2010 squad.
Another game, another victory, and another Bulloch Academy running back with a big day.
PORTAL - It may have only been one win, but it was just what Portal needed.
SYLVANIA - New year, same old story.
Bulloch Academy's dynamic duo of Lestonz Lewis and Ellis Lane combined for over 300 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Gators to a 42-20 homecoming win over GISA Region 1-AAA foe Bethesda Day School Friday night.
Statesboro outgained Evans by a 271-230 margin, but costly turnovers and untimely penalties proved to be its undoing as the Blue Devils dropped a 20-15 heartbreaker that came down to the final seconds Friday night at Womack Field.
Everything seems to be coming together for Statesboro.
High-school homecomings conjure up memories of dress-up days, practicing for class skits, nightly practical jokes, voting for the king and queen, the pep rally and the dance.
BROOKLET - It's homecoming for Southeast Bulloch tonight, but Jefferson County is intent on crashing the party.
PORTAL - Last week was a tough one, but Portal is getting right back to business.
MACON - Both Bulloch Academy junior varsity cross country teams finished in the Top 10 in the GISA Class AAA junior varsity cross country championships.
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.
Bulloch Academy capitalized on three Gatewood fumbles and dominated the line of scrimmage to take a 33-7 victory over the visitors from Eatonton Friday night at Gator Alley.
Adairsville 35, Ringgold 0
BROOKLET - Most softball tournaments are scheduled for the preseason or for the region and state competitions, but down in Brooklet, an annual midseason tradition is about to renew itself.
PEMBROKE - In a battle of two teams searching for their first win of the season, it was Bryan County that came up with all of the big plays.
PORTAL - In football, no team can afford to be content.
For the second straight game, Bulloch Academy will be keying on a player who wears the number 5 on his jersey. But BA head coach Terence Hennessy hopes it goes better than it did last week.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels was the only Bulloch Academy runner, varsity or middle school, to finish in the Top 10 of the Trinity Christian Crusader Cross Country Invitational Tuesday.
With a roster that rarely creeps too far above 30 players, Portal is usually dependant on big individual efforts whenever it notches a win on the football field.
Mikay Sands hurled a one-hitter and the Lady Gators played error-free defense as Bulloch Academy defeated Trinity Christian School 3-0 in GISA Region 2-AAA action Tuesday.