SYLVANIA -- Effingham County's visiting Rebels ran off to a 21-0 third quarter lead and held off any comeback attempts by the Screven County Gamecocks to win 28-14 in front a large crowd at Kelly Memorial Stadium. A game that featured the debut of Rick Tomberline for the Rebels and Greg Manior for the Gamecocks featured an inordinate amount of first-game mistakes, with the Rebels overcoming theirs the most often and the most effectively.
PORTAL - It didn't take long for Pat Collins to achieve the first goal for Southeast Bulloch upon his arrival in Brooklet.
It was supposed to be the start of football season, but it looked more like a track meet.
Playing a schedule that is packed full of road trips and talented opponents, Statesboro will get a taste of both tonight as it hits the road to take on reigning Region 2-AAAA champion Brunswick in the Blue Devils' 2010 regular season opener.
PORTAL - Pat Collins and Cherard Freeman made quite a pair the last time they were together on the Portal football field.
PORTAL - The Portal Lady Panthers shut out Emanuel County Institute 8-0 Thursday in five innings at Panther Field.
Softball season is underway, but before teams from around the state dive into their region schedules, 12 teams from all parts of Georgia will descend on Statesboro for the Battle in the Boro which starts this afternoon and continues through tomorrow at Mill Creek Regional Park.
Football season is finally here, and things will get started as two old rivals kickoff the brand new season.
Bulloch Academy sophomore pitcher Lauren Dennard is on a roll.
There are many reasons that Southeast Bulloch thinks it should improve this season. David Johnson is one big one.
The hits came early and often for South Effingham Tuesday afternoon as it pounded out a 15-0 win over Statesboro in just three innings at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Bulloch Academy varsity girls' cross-country team started the 2010 season off right with a victory in their season-opening meet Monday.
For the past two seasons, the Statesboro Blue Devils have come within a win of a region championship. Fall practice has brought a renewed spirit to get over the hump, but a truckload of question marks leaves a prediction for how the 2010 season may go hanging in the air just days before the start of the regular season.
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.
CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
GHSA Playoff Scores
CLAXTON - For the first time since 2001, the Pecan Grove is preparing to host a postseason party.
Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.
It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.
What a difference one offseason can make.
It was only the first game of the season for both schools, but Statesboro and Liberty County looked to be in midseason form as they gave the crowd at the Devil's Den a show Saturday evening.
After a longer offseason than most years in recent memory, the boys and girls of Statesboro basketball are ready to retake the court.
Statesboro's Michael Solomon was a new addition to the Blue Devils' starting lineup last season.
When the final Class A football power poll was released by the GHSA Tuesday morning, some area teams rejoiced while one other started packing away the pads for the winter.
After two seasons of heartbreak, the Jenkins County cross country team has finally reached the top of the mountain.
All of the regular season action on the field has concluded, but for area teams residing in Class A of the GHSA, all eyes will be on computer screens as the final step of the state playoff qualification process is about to play out.
Adairsville 49, Gordon Central 14
Deerfield-Windsor tailback Steven Williams didn't enter Friday night's GISA Class AAA first-round playoff game against Bulloch Academy until late in the second quarter.