CLAXTON - Labron Glover scored 16 points, Kelsey Wilkerson added 12 points and Zenas Moore had 11 points as Claxton beat Savannah Country Day, 52-37, in a Region 3A-A boys basketball game Friday night. The Tigers improved to 14-5, 8-1.
BROOKLET - Tony Boyd scored 15 points to lead Jefferson County to a 62-53 victory over Southeast Bulloch in a Region 3A-AA boys basketball game Friday night.
CLAXTON - Polly Murray scored 16 points, Whitney Ponder had 13 points and her twin sister, Brittney, added 10 points in Claxton's 53-38 victory over Savannah Country Day in a Region 3A-A girls basketball game Friday night. The Lady Tigers improved to 16-5, 7-2.
BROOKLET - Nira Byrd scored 18 points, Chelsea Oglesby added 13 points and Jasmine Roberts had 11 points to pace Southeast Bulloch to a 53-37 victory over Jefferson County in a Region 3A-AA girls basketball game Friday night. The Lady Yellow Jackets improved to 10-10, 5-3.
After a dominating season on the mats, the Bulloch Academy wrestling team now finds itself just one step short of the mountaintop.
Statesboro's Freddie Burden, center, is joined by his parents Willie (left) and Velma (right), and by his older brother, Willie, Jr., as he signs a letter of intent to play football for Georgia Tech. Burden was an integral part of Statesboro's Region 2-AAAA championship team this season, making the all-state team as a tight end. Burden intends to become a center for Georgia Tech.
Statesboro's Reggie Owens, center, signs a letter of intent while family members watch. After patrolling the Statesboro linebacking corps, Owens is off to South Carolina State to continue his career on the football field. "It's an incredible feeling," Owens said. "It's really hard to describe. I'm going to miss Statesboro and playing with my brothers here, but I also can't wait to get started at South Carolina State."
Portal's Joseph Lockley, center, is joined by family members as he signs his letter of intent to play football for Georgia State University. This season, Lockley was one of the most valuable players for the Panthers in all aspects of the game. He anchored both the offensive and defensive lines, and even provided his services as the team's kicker for one of the smallest schools in the state.
Southeast Bulloch's Jamal Johnson, center, is joined by (L-R): mother Sophia Johnson, SEB athletic director Jack Webb, SEB football coach Pat Collins, and father David Johnson as he signs a letter of intent to play for Georgia Southern. After numerous accolades and honors garnered during his high school career, moving on to play with the Eagles is a dream come true, Johnson said.
Statesboro's Michael Summers, center, is surrounded by family as he signs a letter of intent to play football at Georgia Tech on Wednesday morning in the Statesboro High auditorium. After starting his career in Statesboro at the middle school level, Summers left for Benedictine Military School before transferring to Statesboro for his final two seasons. Summers made an immediate impact for the Blue Devils.
For nearly the entirety of her tenure at Claxton, Polly Murray has been the beginning and end of all discussions on Lady Tiger basketball. Now in her senior season, Murray continues to be a standout player and has her team on the rise as well.
Many freshmen aren't counted on to provide vital minutes and points, but Portal's Akeem Oglesby is proving to be an exception.
For the third time in as many games, the Statesboro girls came out of the gate sluggish and struggled with a region opponent.
Just three days after surviving a near upset at South Effingham, things looked tense once more for the Statesboro girls early Saturday night.
Loganville Christian Academy beat back a fierce fourth-quarter rally to beat Bulloch Academy 50-40 in the Elite Eight of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Saturday.
Richmond Hill scored three goals in a five minute span midway through the second half on their way to knocking off Statesboro High 5-3 Friday night at Womack Field.
When the game is on the line, Bulloch Academy head girls' basketball coach Paul Webb can usually count on senior point guard Ashley Burke.
Bulloch Academy senior Will Marsh scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Gators to a 61-47 thrashing of Tiftarea Academy in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Thursday night.
Bulloch Academy point guard Ashley Burke used her superb ball-handling skills and quickness to lead the Lady Gators to a 61-46 victory over Deerfield-Windsor School in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night.
PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.
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.