Glenn Jones is preparing to bury his 16-year-old son.
As the new faces on the block in 2010, the Bulloch Academy softball team was mostly downplayed in its first year at Class-AAA – the highest in the Georgia Independent School Association. A state playoff appearance started to turn some heads, and now the 2011 version of the Lady Gators is primed to take things to the next level.
BROOKLET - Last season, Southeast Bulloch's opponents got everything they wanted from Jamal Johnson.
Steve Pennington is no stranger to the rarefied air at the top of Class AAAA, but despite getting the opponent's best shot with each passing week every season, the Blue Devils have stood the test of time and are unquestionably one of the elite football teams in the GHSA.
The hot, humid summer may be dragging on for most, but at Bulloch Academy, the countdown to a new football season is flying by and there is no time to lose.
BROOKLET - To compete for region titles in South Georgia year in and year out, teams must go through a never-ending process of dedication, preparation and execution.
BROOKLET - There's still over a month two go before opening night and almost three more weeks before players can practice in full pads, but the Statesboro football team is already in high gear as they joined Southeast Bulloch for 7-on-7 passing drills Tuesday in Brooklet.
The Bulloch Academy Boosters Club has kicked off its 2011-12 annual membership drive.
Bulloch Academy senior Zach Altany will take his love of basketball to the collegiate level when he shoots the three for Belmont Abbey College.
Aspiring baseball players in the area have a chance to get their big break Monday as the Kansas City Royals will be hosting an open tryout at Mill Creek Regional Park Monday.
BROOKLET - Last year saw a big step forward in the rebuilding process for the Southeast Bulloch football squad, but the 2011 spring practices brought about the next step in turning the Yellow Jackets back into yearly contenders.
Six Screven County Lady Gamecocks and five Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets were recently awarded All-Region 3-AA soccer honors.
There might still be three months to go before opening night, but at Statesboro High, football is already at the tip of everyone's tongue.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers hope to get their football program back on track this season as David NeSmith was announced as the new head coach Thursday at a press conference in the Portal High School media center.
For most coaches, a 34-year drought between victories as a head coach would be cause for a job search.
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.