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.
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.
For the second straight game, Bulloch Academy will be keying on a player who wears the number 5 on his jersey. But BA head coach Terence Hennessy hopes it goes better than it did last week.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels was the only Bulloch Academy runner, varsity or middle school, to finish in the Top 10 of the Trinity Christian Crusader Cross Country Invitational Tuesday.
With a roster that rarely creeps too far above 30 players, Portal is usually dependant on big individual efforts whenever it notches a win on the football field.
Mikay Sands hurled a one-hitter and the Lady Gators played error-free defense as Bulloch Academy defeated Trinity Christian School 3-0 in GISA Region 2-AAA action Tuesday.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will try to notch their first win of the season in style tonight as they travel to Bryan County for a special Thursday affair that will be televised on WSAV MyLC as part of its 'Thursday Night Blitz' series.
A 38-25 loss to Wayne County last week stung the Statesboro Blue Devils.
BROOKLET - The South Georgia Fury softball teams will hold tryouts on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Southeast Bulloch High School from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.
Albany 20, Terrell County 0