BROOKLET - A tough schedule and a roster that lacks a lot of experience got the Statesboro boys basketball team off to a rough start to their season, but 2012 is looking good so far.
When teams from Bulloch Academy and arch-rival Pinewood Christian meet on the gridiron, on the diamond or on the court, the action is always tense and exciting and the fans are plentiful and loud.
Portal continues to get the most it can out of 2011 as it took a second win in as many nights at its holiday tournament Thursday night.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Grayson head football coach Mickey Conn can rattle off a long list of things that make defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche such a good player.
Haley Burke scored 18 points, Taylor Collins added 16 points and Anna Newton chipped in 10 points to help Bulloch Academy to a 49-36 victory over John Milledge Academy in a girls basketball game Thursday in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon.
All-Region 3-A West Football Team
Tuesday night, Statesboro let a second-half lead slip through its grasp. Wednesday, the Blue Devils weren't about to make the same mistake.
The Statesboro High School Blue Devils, the 2011 Region 2-AAAA football champion, had a number of players named to the all-region team. Offensive players selected were Marshuan Jackson, Herman Lee, Freddie Burden, Rahkym Thomas, Reid Pennington and Michael Summers. Defensive players selected were Shaq Johnson, Lenard Robinson, Reggie Owens and Haydon Rollins. In addition to all-region honors, Burden was also selected to the all-state team.
Bulloch Academy crushed Central Fellowship Christian Academy of Macon, 42-18, in a girls basketball game in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon on Wednesday.
Portal High School's boys basketball team beat Worth County, 68-61, in a game Wednesday in the Portal Holiday Classic tournament at Portal High School.
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.
BROOKLET - With a thrilling 4-3 victory over Jackson High in the first round of the state playoffs, the Lady Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch (12-6-1) are one step closer to advancing to the "Elite Eight" round.
ALBANY – Work hard, be humble and good things will happen.
By MIKE ANTHONY and HORACE HOLLOMAN
Southeast Bulloch's boys soccer team have a tall order in front of them for the first round of the state playoffs. The Yellow Jackets will face a highly-touted Jackson High School today in a first round matchup.
The Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team erased a one-goal deficit, surrendered a two-goal lead, and finally put on an impressive penalty kick display to claim a road victory over Jackson in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs Thursday.
BROOKLET - There's nothing like playing in front of the home crowd, and the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch plan to take full advantage of the community support.
ALBANY – Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix combined for eight points in the only event final on Day One of the GISA track and field championships at Hugh Mills Stadium.
By HORACE HOLLOMAN
Afforded the opportunity to play at J.I. Clements Stadium, the Gators of Bulloch Academy seemed to want to stay on the field all night. Bulloch battled arch rival Pinewood to a 6-6 stalemate through the regulation seven innings before mounting a huge rally to claim a 12-11 victory Tuesday night.
Slowly but surely, the Portal Panthers' girls track team are beginning to etch their name in the school record books. Last year, the track team crowned its first state champion in Unique Mosley. This year the girls accomplished hoisting the school's first region title in girls track.
Southeast Bulloch's Stephen Mikell epitomizes the phrase "student athlete." The 18-year-old No. 1 singles player for the Yellow Jackets capped off his senior season by going undefeated on the tennis court while still maintaining a 3.96 GPA in the classroom.
For the second straight season, Bulloch Academy travels to Atlanta to face Holy Spirit Prep in the 'Elite Eight' of the GISA Class AAA girls' soccer playoffs.
For six years, the Southeast Bulloch school record for the 4x400 time was 3:28.88, that is until Cecil McCollum, Ladarion Fonseca, Javarious Spaulding and Justin Youmans shattered it by one second in one of the biggest meets of the season.