One month ago, Statesboro barely slipped past Lakeside, Evans on the road. Friday night in Statesboro, things weren't nearly as dramatic.
DUBLIN - It had been a rough night for Bulloch Academy center Taylor Collins.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers saw a 14 point lead shrink to within four with just over two minutes to play, but Metter's late charge fell just short as Claxton held on for a 59-55 victory Tuesday night at the Tiger's Den.
DUBLIN - John Milledge Academy outscored Bulloch Academy 23-8 in the fourth quarter to break open a two-point game and upset the Gators 70-57 in the first round of the GISA Region 4-AAA basketball tournament Tuesday night.
Emanuel County Institute head football coach Milan Turner has accepted the head coach position at Thomson, where he will also act as athletic director.
MACON - Bulloch Academy won its first-ever state trophy in wrestling, capturing second place in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AAA state traditional wrestling tournament Saturday.
PORTAL - Jamie Hagins and Jordan Buchanon made their final career home game a good one.
REIDSVILLE - The Tattnall County Lady Battle Creek Warriors led by only one at halftime, but defeated Claxton 51-36 Saturday.
Sylvania - No. 7 Screven County's Lady Gamecocks (18-3) were defeated by the No.3 Laney Lady Wildcats 61-58 Friday night.
Statesboro offensive lineman Hunter Lamar, center, is joined by parents Charlene and John as he signs a National Letter of Intent to play for Georgia Southern beginning this fall.
Statesboro's Adam Purvis, center, is joined by his family as he signs a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at the College of Charleston this fall.
Statesboro offensive lineman Darrell Harris, center, is joined by his family as he signs to play for Alabama State in the Fall of 2011.
Emanuel County Institute's Dylan Turner (seated, center) signs his National Letter of Intent with Carson-Newman College Wednesday in Twin City. Turner, the son of ECI head coach Milan Turner, was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs and a part of two state championship games, including 2008's championship.
Claxton's Jesse Yancy, center, is joined by parents Allen Yancy and Amy Simpson as he signs a scholarship to play football for Valdosta State University this fall.
With ten players from last season's region championship team departed, this figured to be a rebuilding year for Claxton.
As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.
One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.
After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.
A nip-and-tuck Region 3-AAAA semifinal got a rude interruption from Mother Nature as lightning and rain postponed Tuesday's game between Statesboro and Wayne County at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Statesboro Blue Devils are just one win away from claiming the Region 3-AAAA soccer championship.
(Photo) The Portal Lady Panthers pose with the Class A Area 2 golf championship trophy in Folkston on Monday at the Folkston Golf Club. Portal won the title in only its second year of high school competition. Faith Reddick, who shot 84, was the low medalist at the tournament. The Panthers were also led by Layne Clark, who shot a career-best 116. The Panthers advance to the state championship in Augusta, where they will compete for a state title on May 19. Pictured left to right: Clark, Faith Reddick, Portal coach Jay Reddick, Caitlyn Girardeau and Kiely Anderson.
Statesboro has been solid on the baseball diamond throughout the season and a win in the region finale two weeks ago earned them a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.
JESUP - The Statesboro girls dropped a 5-0 decision to Wayne County in the Region 3-AAAA semifinals Monday evening in Jesup.
On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.
Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.
Thursday's games at Mill Creek Regional Park were postseason games imperative to Statesboro's state playoff hopes, but the Blue Devils breezed through the challenge as if they were throwaway preseason scrimmages.
Both Bulloch Academy girls' and boys' track teams rolled to victories in the GISA Region 4-AAA championship meet Thursday at Georgia Southern University's track and field complex.
The Statesboro Blue Devils' game against Wayne County, originally scheduled for today, hasd been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m., at Womack Field, due to factors involving weather and the scheduling of officials.
Statesboro battled hard throughout the regular season to earn a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament and showed why they deserved to be the favorites, demolishing Cross Creek in a 7-0 blowout Wednesday afternoon at Womack Field.