Critical postseason matchups in baseball, soccer and track are on the minds of many schools right now, but softball is stealing the show at Trinity Christian School.
ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy girls notched only two points during the first day of competition in the GISA Class AAA state track and field championships at Hugh Mills Stadium here Thursday.
As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.
One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.
After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.
A nip-and-tuck Region 3-AAAA semifinal got a rude interruption from Mother Nature as lightning and rain postponed Tuesday's game between Statesboro and Wayne County at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Statesboro Blue Devils are just one win away from claiming the Region 3-AAAA soccer championship.
(Photo) The Portal Lady Panthers pose with the Class A Area 2 golf championship trophy in Folkston on Monday at the Folkston Golf Club. Portal won the title in only its second year of high school competition. Faith Reddick, who shot 84, was the low medalist at the tournament. The Panthers were also led by Layne Clark, who shot a career-best 116. The Panthers advance to the state championship in Augusta, where they will compete for a state title on May 19. Pictured left to right: Clark, Faith Reddick, Portal coach Jay Reddick, Caitlyn Girardeau and Kiely Anderson.
Statesboro has been solid on the baseball diamond throughout the season and a win in the region finale two weeks ago earned them a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.
JESUP - The Statesboro girls dropped a 5-0 decision to Wayne County in the Region 3-AAAA semifinals Monday evening in Jesup.
On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.
Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.
Thursday's games at Mill Creek Regional Park were postseason games imperative to Statesboro's state playoff hopes, but the Blue Devils breezed through the challenge as if they were throwaway preseason scrimmages.
Both Bulloch Academy girls' and boys' track teams rolled to victories in the GISA Region 4-AAA championship meet Thursday at Georgia Southern University's track and field complex.
After the last two weekends, all four Bulloch County teams have now played a game on the regular season schedule, including Bulloch Academy playing a pair.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers weren't about to let a second straight season opener end in a tie.
Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28
STILLMORE - Bulloch Academy raced out to a 26-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the Gators trounced David Emanuel Academy 58-18 here Thursday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers ring in a new era as they host Josey tonight at 7:30 p.m. in their 2014 season opener and their first game under new head coach Jon Willoughby.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets enter the 2014 season with expectations of repeating - and building on - last year's trip to the state playoffs.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets got back in the win column after a seven-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday, pounding Islands 8-0 Thursday at home.
Working hard in a non-airconditioned weight room over the summer helped Bulloch Academy's players excel in their 48-6 destruction of First Presbyterian of Hinesville last week.
Last season, Lanier Olliff emerged from spring practice as the favorite to take over quarterbacking duties for Bulloch Academy as a sophomore.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch suffered a setback Wednesday afternoon, falling to Richmond Hill by a count of 8-1 in a non-region matchup.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch notched its biggest win of the season Tuesday evening, cruising past Johnson of Savannah in a 16-0 rout in the first game of a doubleheader.
Football is a sport that prides itself on toughness. From the first day of rec-league practice to a pregame speech before the Super Bowl, coaches will preach staying strong, finishing the drill, and being determined to 'want it more' than the opponent.
A huge venue and a showcase stage created a great atmosphere for Statesboro's season opener, but a 12-0 loss to Burke County went a long way in dampening the Blue Devils' moods Saturday night in the 3rd annual Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium.
Due to a shortened fall camp and a rained out scrimmage, Bulloch Academy had plenty of concerns heading into its season opener against First Presbyterian Christian Academy Friday night at Gator Alley.
The Statesboro Blue Devils will get their season started in style this evening as they match up with Burke County in an 8 p.m. kickoff to round out the third annual Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.