BROOKLET - In a game where both starters were nearly untouchable, one pitcher had to take the offense into her own hands to earn the win.
Heading into the season, the Statesboro offense dominated the headlines. While the Blue Devils' defense wasn't spotlighted heading into their opening game, they wasted no time in making their presence known.
PEMBROKE - The Bryan County Lady Redskins (8-3, 3-1 Region 3A-A) saw two pitchers, Tiffany Howard and Alaina Walker (W, 3-1) combine for a perfect game as Savannah Country day fell 15-0 at BCHS Wednesday.
Football season is here, so admit it - you're ready for the helmet-rattling hits and to be a part of the raucous south Georgia fandom. You're ready for the anticipation of Friday night games and the growing hope of state championships rolling into Statesboro again.
PORTAL - When the Portal Panthers changed up their coaching staff and offense in the middle of spring practice, it seemed as though they were put squarely behind the eight ball. After their first game of the 2011 season, it looks like they're ahead of the game.
CLAXTON - What is the best way to put a program on course for a chance to win its first playoff game since 2001? Well, in the case of the Claxton Tigers, beating a rival for the first time in that same span is as good a start as any.
As 11 schools descended on Mill Creek Regional Park this weekend, the host team couldn't take advantage. Statesboro hung in with some tough opponents, but ultimately dropped all five of its contests at the Battle in the Boro.
BROOKLET - Cory Walker did a little bit of everything when Portal's season kicked off at Fred Shaver Field.
Brunswick showed why it is such a fierce rivalry, but Statesboro showed why it has won the last three games in the series as the Blue Devils outlasted their opponents and pulled away late for a 35-14 season-opening win Friday night at Womack Field.
STILLMORE - Bulloch Academy rolled up over 400 yards of total offense as the Gators demolished David Emanuel Academy 40-6 Thursday night to give Ronnie Hodges his first win as a head coach in 34 years.
To kick off the brand new season, Statesboro is welcoming in a very familiar rival.
BROOKLET - Last season, Southeast Bulloch was able to end a long losing streak with a win over cross-county rival Portal. This year, SEB wants to prove that it was no fluke.
One of the largest high school softball tournaments in all of Georgia takes place this weekend as 13 teams descend on Mill Creek Regional Park for the annual Battle in the Boro tournament hosted by Statesboro.
LOUISVILLE - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (8-2, 2-0 Region 3A-AA) remained unbeaten in region play with a 9-1, six-inning win at Jefferson County Thursday.
Forget the spring drills, the passing camps, and the two-a-days. Tonight, football officially returns as Bulloch Academy travels to Stillmore to take on David Emanuel Academy in the 2011 season opener.
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.
Bulloch Academy capitalized on three Gatewood fumbles and dominated the line of scrimmage to take a 33-7 victory over the visitors from Eatonton Friday night at Gator Alley.
Adairsville 35, Ringgold 0
BROOKLET - Most softball tournaments are scheduled for the preseason or for the region and state competitions, but down in Brooklet, an annual midseason tradition is about to renew itself.
PEMBROKE - In a battle of two teams searching for their first win of the season, it was Bryan County that came up with all of the big plays.
PORTAL - In football, no team can afford to be content.