The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.
PORTAL - A three-pointer by Tyler Budgett off the opening tip and then a monstrous slam from Trent Thomas opened the game for the Portal Panthers as they raced out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 78-58 win over Taylor County the opening round of the Class A state playoffs.
After having been swept by Trinity Christian School of Dublin during the regular season, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators got the sweetest revenge possible Friday night in the championship game of the GISA Region 2-AAA basketball tournament.
PORTAL - After last year's loss in the Elite Eight, the Portal Panthers are back in the state playoffs looking for another run deep into the tournament with this year's squad.
Statesboro raised some eyebrows earlier this week with its win over Drew in the first round of the Class AAAAA state basketball playoffs.
In early February, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators struggled and suffered defeat when they had to play without star senior forward Pate Lomax due to injury.
After a winter spent celebrating win after win on the wrestling mat, the only thing more dominant than Bulloch Academy's individuals at last weekend's GISA Class AAA state meet in Macon was the Gators' runaway showing on the team leader board.
When basketball season began back in November, the Statesboro Blue Devils weren't sure what to expect.
Both Bulloch Academy basketball teams hold the top seeds headed into this week's GISA Region 2-AAA basketball tournament.
BROOKLET - In her varsity debut, freshman Emily Barnard scored four goals to lead Southeast Bulloch to a 10-0 season opening victory over Dodge County in girls soccer Thursday at Fred Shaver Field.
Two-time state wrestling champions Justin Lane and Dylan Stuckey lead a talented group of grapplers in a march to Americus this weekend to capture the GISA Class AAA crown.
GUYTON - The last thing Statesboro Coach Lee Hill wanted was a track meet, but that was what he got much to his chagrin.
After three months of grinding competition, prep basketball teams from around the area are priming for one more push that will either send them to the state tournament or send them home for a long offseason.
Bulloch Academy wrestlers won an incredible 12 of 14 weight classes en route to capturing the team's fourth consecutive region title Thursday.
For six years, the Southeast Bulloch school record for the 4x400 time was 3:28.88, that is until Cecil McCollum, Ladarion Fonseca, Javarious Spaulding and Justin Youmans shattered it by one second in one of the biggest meets of the season.
It was an explosive game for Bulloch Academy's baseball team on senior night Thursday afternoon. The Gators piled on seven runs in the first inning on the way to a 9-0 victory over Edmund Burke Academy for the final home game of the regular season.
The Bulloch Academy girls' track team rolled up 215 points to easily capture the GISA Region 2-AAA track and field crown Wednesday at the Georgia Southern track and field complex.
BROOKLET - The two games between Southeast Bulloch and Tattnall County Tuesday afternoon looked similar to a tale of two cities. The first game, a pitchers' duel ending in dramatic fashion. The second game, a 12-run blowout.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch High boys and girls track teams continued their region dominance Tuesday afternoon, sweeping the Region 1-AAA championship in front of a home crowd at Fred Shaver Field.
Before the start of the Region 1-AAA track and field championship Monday afternoon at Southeast Bulloch High School, assistant coach Laurie Pitts made a challenge to her son to set a personal best.
By HORACE HOLLOMAN
The regular season is over for Statesboro High School's baseball team and despite a rocky season, the Blue Devils are just two wins away from the state playoffs.
BROOKLET - Andrew Kalaani scored two second half goals to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Jenkins in the first round of the Region 1-AAA playoffs Tuesday night and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers baseball squad battled the elements while also dealing with the fellow Panthers of Glascock County Monday evening.
In a cross-town rivalry, non-conference match between Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High School, the Blue Devils got the best of its counterparts for the boys, while the girls game ended in a tie.
It didn't take long for the Panthers offense to get going Wednesday afternoon against Savannah Country Day in a 6-3 victory.