METTER – The Metter Tigers shut down the most powerful offense in Region 3B-A with a 7-0 shutout of Telfair County Friday.
The Jenkins County JROTC Precision Drill Team traveled to Fort Gordon March 27 to compete in an 85 school, all-classification, State Championship Drill Meet. The War Eagle Drill Team competed in eight events, placing in the top five in six of eight events, and won a State Championship in both the Male and Female Divisions. Jenkins County, the defending State Champion in the Female Armed Squad, came up short to a strong Pebblebrook team finishing second in this event. The girls did not let this distract them from their goal, as they marched back to finish first in the Unarmed ...
PORTAL – It was a night-and-day difference between two pitching staffs.
SYLVANIA - After a shaky first inning, Screven County bounced back to pile on the runs and secure a 10-3 victory over Statesboro Wednesday night in Sylvania.
The Metter Lady Tigers (6-0) got another win with a 5-0 sweep against Johnson County.
Daniel Griffin had a hand in a pair of huge wins for Screven County on the baseball diamond this week.
Two weeks ago, the Screven County No. 1 doubles duo of Kelsey Forehand and Sydnee Weaver became the winningest tandem in school history with their victory over Southeast Bulloch on March 23.
On Tuesday, Portal traveled to Millen for a pair of games against Jenkins County. The junior varsity won 8-2 and the varsity won 17-5 in six innings.
SYLVANIA - Three times, Screven County came roaring back from behind. The Gamecocks dug themselves a two-run hole in the bottom of the ninth, but had enough left in the tank to pull out a 14-13 win over Swainsboro Tuesday night in Sylvania.
The BA Gators traveled to St.Simons Friday to take on the Fredrica Knights in Region 2-AA Varsity Baseball and came away with a 15-5 victory. The chink in the Knight's armor turned out to be their young pitching staff, and BA capitalized by sounding off with their bats, amassing 14 hits for the day. Veteran Junior pitcher Walker Blitch picked up his third win of the year by going five innings before the game was run-ruled in the sixth. Win Lee closed out the game with a scoreless sixth inning, earning the save.
Effingham County was held in check for four innings, but some costly errors and timely hitting allowed the Rebels to get past Statesboro by a count of 5-3 Saturday afternoon at Mill Creek Regional Park.
John Eddie Hodges pitched six innings of one-hit ball and the Blue Devil offense came alive in the late innings as Statesboro cruised past Brunswick by a score of 6-1 Friday evening at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Metter Lady Tigers (4-0) remained undefeated on the season with a win over Tattnall County.
PORTAL – It was a pitcher's duel for four innings, but a nine-run explosion in the fifth inning powered Savannah Christian past Portal by a final count of 14-2 Thursday evening at Coleman Field.
Bulloch Academy's girls scored an outrageous 231 points to walk away with the victory in a six-team track meet at Gator Alley Wednesday.
Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
PORTAL - To a man, there might not be a football program in Georgia that asks more of its players than the Portal Panthers.
GUYTON - For the first time in its program's young history, the Statesboro volleyball team beat South Effingham. The Lady Blue Devils won 15-25, 25-16, 25-20 to reach the milestone on the road.
Football programs in the counties surrounding Bulloch have seen varying degrees of success over the past few years, but all seem primed to make a run towards the postseason in 2014.
The Georgia Southern Eagles played their first home football game of the new era at Statesboro High's Womack Field in 1981. It's only fitting that the Blue Devils will play in the first event of the newly-renovated Paulson Stadium.
When it comes to fielding deep rosters, Portal Middle High School is at a disadvantage in almost every sport.
Bulloch Academy seniors Ashley Burke and Powell Fennell combined for five hits and drove in six runs to lead the Lady Gators to a 12-2 victory over Robert Toombs Christian Academy Thursday.
BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-1) dominated Appling County with an 8-0, 6-inning win on the road Thursday.
PORTAL - Robert Brown has never been at a loss to produce highlights on the football field.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had its season opener crashed by an old rival as Screven County ran away with a 7-5 victory on Monday afternoon.
There has never been a shortage of stellar high school athletes roaming the fields around Statesboro.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils opened their 2014 campaign with a high-scoring shootout, splitting a doubleheader with visiting North Cobb Christian on Saturday at Mill Creek.
The Statesboro High softball team opens up play today in hopes that a good mix of returning starters and up-and-coming talent is the key to getting things on track.
It's safe to say that football is a bit of an institution at Statesboro High.