BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets took two games from East Laurens Thursday in the first round of the Region 3-AA softball tournament to advance to the next round and clinch a spot in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
For the softball teams at Southeast Bulloch and Screven County, it's time to get down to business.
EVANS - Teams don't always need to be great. They just need to be great when it counts.
PERRY -- Bulloch Academy came 26 yards shy of a monumental upset of the second-ranked Westfield Hornets Friday night.
Claiming their second consecutive 3AA win, the Screven County Gamecocks took the opening kickoff and drove 74 yards in 11 plays using up better than half of the first quarter clock to score. From that point, a Homecoming-inspired defense took over to lead the Roosters to a 14-0 win over visiting East Laurens Friday night.
The games take on a whole new level of importance for Statesboro tonight as the Blue Devils play their third consecutive road game against Lakeside, Evans in the sub-region opener for both teams.
Portal will try once again to break into the win column tonight as the Panthers travel to Mt. Vernon to take on Montgomery County at 7:30 p.m.
BROOKLET - After consecutive wins to start the season, Southeast Bulloch has now slipped back to the .500 mark.
The road doesn't get any easier for the Bulloch Academy Gators.
Down 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators scratched out two runs to send Thursday's GISA Region 4-AAA matchup with Pinewood Christian Academy into extra innings.
Bulloch Academy will honor its two senior players, Rachel Gilbert and Rebekah White, today before the BA-Pinewood Region 4-AAA fast-pitch softball game.
Will Johnson has been the driving force behind the Bulloch Academy cross country team this season and has the Gators headed towards the region meets - and possibly state.
The regular season is winding down, but Southeast Bulloch's Effie Manahan is heating up at just the right time.
SYLVANIA - When looking for special teams help, football coaches will try lots of things. Some will ask for volunteers, some will just grab the biggest kid and tell him to kick away, and some will just keep the offense on the field or go for two all the time.
In a game full of rallies, it was Portal that had the last laugh.
Adairsville 63, Coahulla Creek 3
Pinewood scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to upend Bulloch Academy on Senior Night and win the GISA Region 2-AAA crown at Gator Alley Friday night.
PORTAL - On senior day, the Portal Panthers didn't go down without a fight.
BROOKLET - After an 0-4 start to the 2014 season, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are now one step away from earning their second consecutive trip to the state Class AAA playoffs.
BRUNSWICK - It seems all too fitting that terror ruled the night on Halloween.
The Portal Panthers started the year with back-to-back wins, but they knew the schedule would get tougher as the year went on.
In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America and the nation's first African-American commander-in-chief. Pilot Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger successfully crash landed a U.S. Airways jetliner with 155 people on board in the Hudson River.
Struggles at the beginning of the season put Statesboro in an unfamiliar spot.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has passed the first test, but there is still plenty more work to be done.
SYLVANIA - When Ron Duncan arrived at Screven County prior to the 2012 season, the Gamecocks were in a decade-long rut.
Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.
BROOKLET - Since taking over at Southeast Bulloch in 2010, head coach Pat Collins has been consistent with his plans for the Yellow Jackets.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy's Lanier Olliff and Will Rushing combined for just 16 carries, but the duo amassed 216 yards and five touchdowns as they led the Gators to a dominating 42-16 victory over Trinity Christian School in GISA Region 2-AAA action at Cleve Warnock Stadium Friday night.
Statesboro entered Friday night's game on a two-game winning streak, but the top-ranked Gators from Ware County brought it to a screeching halt.