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.
CLAXTON - For the last couple of years, the Claxton High School girls basketball team has watched on as its counterparts on the boys team made postseason runs. Not content to simply look on any longer, the girls are now right in the middle of the party.
SAVANNAH - The Bethesda Blazers showed why they are the top team in the GISA's highest classification Thursday night.
After a regular season filled with dominance, the Bulloch Academy wrestling team carried its winning ways into the postseason Wednesday night.
Two seasons ago, Labron Glover was a lanky sophomore trying to find his place on a talented Claxton squad. He was forced to grow up in a hurry as, trailing with seconds to go in the Region 3-A championship game, a loose ball found its way into his hands.
Bulloch Academy's Talyor Collins has seen just about everything.
Jasmine Roberts scored 19 points and Nira Byrd had 17 points to pace Southeast Bulloch to a 61-35 victory over Swainsboro in a Region 3A-AA girls basketball game Tuesday night.
Portal boys pound Johnson County
Claxton tops Bryan
Statesboro girls beat South Effingham
Bulloch Academy had four guys in double figures as the Gators firmed up their hold on second place in Region 4-AAA with a 71-59 victory over John Milledge Academy Tuesday.
In what has been an up and down season for the Statesboro boys, Friday night saw a second straight win.
Eleven players scored and all 16 played stop-ball defense as Bulloch Academy rolled over Edmund Burke Academy, 69-31, in non-region boys basketball action Friday night.
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.
16 teams came to compete in the 12th installment of the Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational Friday afternoon with Statesboro High School coming away with a clean sweep for boys and girls.
With just one region series left in the season, the Statesboro Blue Devils are not out of the region 3-AAAAA playoffs by a long shot. Statesboro High School's baseball team had a tough loss Tuesday in region play, losing to South Effingham 3-1, however SHS can still bounce back and finish the year strong.
Southeast Bulloch (5-4, 4-4 Region 1-AAA) battled for seven innings to defeat region foes Island High School in a 5-3 victory Tuesday night. The win not only gave the Yellow Jackets a much-needed region win, but extended the team's win streak to five games after starting the season 0-4.
Bulloch Academy claimed the top trophies in both the girls' and boys' meets of the 16th annual Gator Relays Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.