BROOKLET - As the winter wears on, the 70-plus girls making up the five teams of the South Georgia Fury are preparing for another successful season on the softball diamond.
Bulloch Academy won the 2014 GISA Class AAA state wrestling duals championships recently, claiming its second state title in the past three years.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch stormed out of the gate, struggling through two quarters before pulling away late for a 71-53 win over Islands Tuesday night.
MILLEN - The Jenkins County War Eagles handed Calvary Day its first region loss, winning 56-51 on Tuesday at home.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch missed out on two chances to put Claxton away in their first meeting this season, suffering a double-overtime loss.
The William James Middle School boys compiled a perfect regular season and breezed through the first two rounds of their postseason tournament, but the magic came to an end Saturday afternoon.
PORTAL - Harrison Sherrod sank a layup as time expired to lift the Portal Panthers to a 75-74 win over visiting Turner County on Saturday.
CLAXTON - When Portal and Claxton get together, nothing ever comes easy.
Post players and centers ruled the court Friday night as Bulloch Academy split with Westminster Schools of Augusta in GISA Region 4-AAA action.
Tyler Goodman drilled a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go and Dra Harrison hit a pair of free throws with 13 seconds on the clock to lead William James Middle School to a 27-24 win over Richmond Hill on Friday in the semifinals of the Coastal Empire Region tournament.
Ja'Darius Smith drilled a three-pointer with 5.4 seconds left in overtime to lift Bulloch Academy over Bethesda 44-43 Thursday in a GISA Region 4-AAA thriller.
With non-region games and holiday tournaments growing more distant in the rearview mirror, area basketball teams are ready to make a run down the stretch and hopefully continue into the postseason.
Bulloch County turned into a basketball hotbed last season as three varsity squads made runs to the Final Four of their respective state tournaments.
SAVANNAH - With a little more than four minutes left to play it was now or never time for the Portal Panthers, who trailed Calvary Day by eight at the Calvary gym.
BELLVILLE - Pinewood Christian's Jessie Knaus intentionally missed a free throw with 1.3 seconds remaining to give PCA a chance at the game-tying shot, but Bulloch Academy held on for a 49-47 win on Tuesday on the road.
For the fourth time in the last seven seasons, the Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy have found themselves in the state basketball semifinals.
AUGUSTA - Tyler Brown, a freshman at Georgia Regents and former Statesboro Blue Devil, threw six scoreless innings and allowed only three hits as the Jaguars knocked off visiting Paine 9-2 on Tuesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Heading into baseball season, the Statesboro Blue Devils had just about everything figured out.
On a cold night at Womack Field, Tyler Proctor's blazing strike off of a corner kick paved the way to a Statesboro High victory.
The Statesboro Blue Devils cruised to an 8-2 win over Effingham County on Tuesday at Mill Creek.
SAVANNAH - Claxton's first trip to the state girls' semifinals didn't turn out nearly as the Lady Tigers would have hoped.
Statesboro began its track and field season under perfect conditions Saturday afternoon as the Blue Devils hosted their 6th annual Statesboro Invitational.
MACON - Bulloch Academy avenged its only loss of the season as the Lady Gators punched their tickets to the GISA Class AAA Final Four with a dominating 52-22 victory over Tattnall Square Academy here Friday.
Statesboro began its baseball season with five consecutive victories, but couldn't get out of its own way Friday night.
ASHBURN - In a rematch of teams that split a pair of meetings in the regular season, Turner County put an end to another playoff run by the Portal Panthers Thursday night.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets boys and girls won a four-team meet on Thursday at home.
MACON - Bulloch Academy shook off some opening-game jitters to bounce Brookwood from the first round of the GISA Class AAA state tournament with a sluggish 54-33 win Wednesday night at Tattnall Square's gym.
PORTAL - The state playoffs usually find powerful teams running into each other for the first time.
CLAXTON - The Lady Tigers entered Wednesday's Class A state quarterfinal against Emanuel County Institute aiming to take the next step after last year's squad fell short in the same round.
When the 2012-13 season began, the Portal Panthers had just one Final Four appearance in school history and were coming off of back-to-back first round exits in the state playoffs.