After having its first scheduled game of the Gentlemen's Classic postponed Monday night, Statesboro still had some holiday rust to shake off.
Portal High School's boys basketball program will play host to the Portal Holiday Classic tournament today through Friday at Portal.
Bulloch Academy's girls basketball team lost its first game this season, 59-56, to Westwood in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon on Tuesday.
Monday morning, the Georgia High School Association announced its final decisions regarding region alignment when the association expands to six classifications next season. Southeast Bulloch received an early Christmas present when it was informed that it will be moving to a new region.
Barbara Conner, who has been the backbone of Bulloch Academy's athletic department and its physical education and science programs for the past 27 years, recently was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Independent School Association.
Zaquavian Smith scored 14 points to lead the Statesboro High School (4-6) boys basketball team to a 59-40 victory over Mitchell County in the U-Save It tournament in Albany. The Blue Devils finished in fifth place.
The Bulloch Academy girls had to change their tactics Saturday night in order to pull out a 57-42 victory over Frederica Academy.
Senior Taylor Collins and junior Anna Newton scored 14 points each while senior Haley Burke added 10 to lead Bulloch Academy to its 10th straight win Friday night as the Lady Gators pummeled Curtis Baptist 54-20.
The last couple of years has seen the Bulloch Academy wrestling team rise to prominence and even boast a few individual state champions. The Gators are off to another strong start in the 2011-12 season and are looking to take home the ultimate prize.
From the time she began her career at Claxton High School, Polly Murray has been a force to be reckoned with.
Southeast Bulloch is trying to regain its stride after a few down years and senior forward Blake Lundy is leading the charge.
After a pair of tough losses over the weekend, the Statesboro boys bounced back in style.
Portal beats Johnson County
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Justin Houston cuts an imposing figure standing in front of his locker in the Chiefs' practice facility. The rookie linebacker is 6-foot-3, 270 pounds of muscle, his right eye a bloody red, a large scar on his chest and a tattoo inked across his right shoulder.
With the Statesboro girls expected to dominated their region once again this season, a lot of emphasis is being placed on the Lady Devils' performances against non-region competition.
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.