Anyone who likes a good underdog story has a baseball team to root for as Bulloch Academy begins play in the GISA Class AAA state playoffs today.
Seven Statesboro Blue Devils will compete in nine different events as the Class AAAA boys state track and field meet begins today in Jefferson.
The Statesboro Blue Devils overcame a deficit twice in regulation and scored twice in overtime to earn their second state quarterfinal appearance in 25 years with a 4-2 victory over Jonesboro Tuesday at Womack Field.
BROOKLET – It seems as if the Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team has been playing from behind since the season kicked off.
BROOKLET – Last week, the Southeast Bulloch baseball squad notched its first trip to the second round of the state playoffs since the mid-90s.
MACON - Cody Lanier, a junior at Bulloch Academy, was the state runner-up in the GISA Class AAA boys' singles tennis tournament last weekend.
After trekking to the west end of the state to knock off Worth County in the first round of the Class AAAA state baseball playoffs, the Statesboro Blue Devils now have their sights set on the suburbs of Atlanta.
COLUMBUS - Both the Statesboro boys and girls golf teams qualified for the GHSA state championships on Monday at the Bull Creek golf course at Columbus.
The Statesboro Blue Devils easily cleared their first postseason hurdle with an impressive 7-0 victory over Westover last week.
When the Portal Panthers take the football field this fall, they'll be playing for their fourth head coach in the last six seasons.
SWAINSBORO - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are moving past the first round of the state baseball playoffs for the first time in nearly two decades after sweeping a doubleheader from the Swainsboro Tigers Friday evening.
THOMSON - Ana Olsen sent a low cross to Stacy Elliot, who scored the game winner with 20 seconds left as the fourth-seeded Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets shocked No. 1 Thomson with a 2-1 win in the opening round of the GHSA Class AAA state playoffs on the road on Friday.
BROOKLET - Up until two years ago, Southeast Bulloch and Swainsboro could be counted on to be in the hunt for a Region 3-AA baseball title late in the season.
The Statesboro Blue Devil baseball team will be racking up a few extra miles than it had hoped to, but confidence is still brimming as the Class AAAA state playoff are set to begin.
When Bulloch Academy's girls soccer season kicked off at the beginning of March, the future didn't look incredibly bright.
DUBLIN - Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.
Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17
A big running back and an even bigger offensive line usually mean a win every time.
GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils continued their early season struggles Friday, dropping a 17-0 decision at South Effingham in being shut out for the second time in three games.
BROOKLET - Dodge County jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter and didn't look back as the Indians ran past the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 24-6 Friday night in a game delayed 15 minutes due to lightning in the area.
BROOKLET - Coming off a tough three-point loss to Bryan County last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to notch their first win of the season tonight as they face the undefeated Dodge County Indians at Fred Shaver Field.
The last time Statesboro carried an 0-2 record into its third game of the season, the members of the 2014 Blue Devils were in diapers - if they had even been born yet. A team with a history of excellence such as Statesboro means that rough starts like the last 0-2 beginning in 1998 won't come around very often.
The third time will be the charm for the Bulloch Academy defense against highly-touted tailbacks.
SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.
Heading into the season, first-year Bulloch Academy coach Terrance Hennessy made it clear that one of his players would do a lot of the heavy lifting while new starters and younger players adjusted to new schemes and varsity competition.
TWIN CITY - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels clocked a 20:26 to win a multi-team cross-country meet on the sandy and shady trails of George L. Smith State Park Monday.
PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.
Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.
When speaking of high school football, plenty of people love to wax poetic.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers suffered their first setback of the season, falling 42-14 to Emanuel County Institute Friday night in the 36th meeting between the rival schools.