Stratford Academy rode the arm of Sloan Sibley, the bats of Morgan Long, Carmen Russett, Lexi Rouse and Caroline Avant and the defense of Andi Shilling to sweep Bulloch Academy in the second round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs Thursday.
BROOKLET - An impressive regular season proved that Southeast Bulloch deserved to be among the 32 teams competing for the GHSA Class-AA title, the journey through the state playoffs begins today.
As the 2011 softball season began, Chandler Dennard had two goals for his team - win a region championship and make it to the Final Four.
PEMBROKE - There wasn't much Tiffany Howard didn't do in Bryan County's first GHSA Class A state playoff matchup.
Usually the Athlete of the Week is coming off of a dominating display on the field.
Last year, an injury forced Madelyn Vickery to the sidelines during Bulloch Academy's state playoff run. This time around, she plans on being right in the middle of things.
It state playoff time for softball, so Screven County is sure to be in the hunt.
Southeast Bulloch and Bulloch Academy have rescheduled their softaball tournament doubleheaders from today until Thursday.
Entering the 2011 season, Portal knew the challenges it faced. The Panthers were short on bodies, but long on talent.
TWIN CITY - It was Emanuel County Institute's homecoming, but the Portal Panthers were the ones that made a statement.
The homecoming festivities are usually saved for halftime, but Statesboro wasn't willing to wait that long.
All week long, Bulloch Academy head coach Ronnie Hodges had elevated Sherwood Christian Academy senior running back MJ Green and junior quarterback Brett Shepard to near superstar status.
BROOKLET - Hand it to the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets. They didn't exactly schedule a cupcake for homecoming.
After overcoming some injuries and adversity last week, Statesboro has a chance to make a major statement on homecoming.
PORTAL - Two weeks ago, Portal took a big step in notching its first sub-region win of the season. Tonight, another big challenge awaits.
The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.
The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.
CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
GHSA Playoff Scores
CLAXTON - For the first time since 2001, the Pecan Grove is preparing to host a postseason party.
Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.
It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.
What a difference one offseason can make.
It was only the first game of the season for both schools, but Statesboro and Liberty County looked to be in midseason form as they gave the crowd at the Devil's Den a show Saturday evening.
After a longer offseason than most years in recent memory, the boys and girls of Statesboro basketball are ready to retake the court.
Statesboro's Michael Solomon was a new addition to the Blue Devils' starting lineup last season.
When the final Class A football power poll was released by the GHSA Tuesday morning, some area teams rejoiced while one other started packing away the pads for the winter.
After two seasons of heartbreak, the Jenkins County cross country team has finally reached the top of the mountain.