PEMBROKE - It won't count towards the regular season record, but that won't stop Southeast Bulloch from feeling great about things.
After a year in which Statesboro settled for a fourth-place region finish and took an uncharacteristic bow in the first round of the Georgia High School Association state playoffs, this season is all about improving and climbing back towards the top.
BROOKLET - As the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. The community of Brooklet has certainly taken that advice to heart, and joins up with the Southeast Bulloch football team this season in an attempt to turn around a program that has fallen upon the hardest of times.
Boys: SHS's Brunson has big day
PORTAL - After three straight playoff runs from 2004-06, Portal football has fallen on hard times.
BROOKLET - Last season, it was a rough start for Southeast Bulloch. In 2010, the Lady Yellow Jackets came out of the gate firing.
The challenge has never been greater for Bulloch Academy, but the Gators are determined to keep winning, no matter the odds.
SYLVANIA - Armed with a talented roster and a new coaching staff, the Screven County football team is ready to take the next step.
The Statesboro Rotary Club got to know its local high school football teams as coaches of Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch, Portal and Bulloch Academy addressed the club during Monday's weekly meeting at Forest Heights Country Club.
It wasn't too pretty, but at least Statesboro knows where it stands.
The Bulloch Academy fast-pitch softball rollercoaster came perilously close to jumping the tracks Friday afternoon against Gatewood, but it didn't derail.
Only two weeks remain until opening night for high school football, and Statesboro is ready to see how it stacks up.
Last season, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators traveled to Locust Grove near Atlanta for an early-season fast-pitch tournament.
PORTAL - After a long summer, opening day is finally here for Portal softball, and after a successful run in 2009, the Lady Panthers are primed to take things a step further this season.
STILLMORE -- The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators opened their regular-season campaign Tuesday by run-ruling cross-county rival David Emanuel Academy 12-4 in five innings.
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.
The Statesboro Blue Devils' game against Wayne County, originally scheduled for today, hasd been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m., at Womack Field, due to factors involving weather and the scheduling of officials.
Statesboro battled hard throughout the regular season to earn a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament and showed why they deserved to be the favorites, demolishing Cross Creek in a 7-0 blowout Wednesday afternoon at Womack Field.