PORTAL-Halloween came a little early to Portal and instead of goblins, ghosts and witches, there were only Bulldogs.
PORTAL - It is an old cliché: keep your friends close and your enemies closer. For Portal, they don't come much closer than Emanuel County Institute, home of the Panthers' mortal enemy, the Bulldogs.
Big, strong and fast are the adjectives Bulloch Academy head football coach Clint Morgan uses when he talks about his squad's next GISA Region 1-AAA opponent, the fourth-ranked Sherwood Christian Eagles.
As the Region 2A-AAAA race heats up, Statesboro appears to be in top form.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch tries to shake off a four-game slide tonight as the Yellow Jackets travel to Eastman to take on Dodge County.
Will Rushing, Andrew Howell and Jake Hagan each scored touchdowns as Bulloch Academy blasted Robert Toombs 26-6 in junior varsity football action Thursday.
SYLVANIA - Screven County took down Southeast Bulloch by a count of 8-4 to sweep their doubleheader and clinch the consolation series of the Region 3-AA tournament Wednesday evening in Sylvania.
PERRY - Three runs were all that separated the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators from their first-ever GISA Class AAA fast-pitch softball Final Four.
It was Lauren Dennard's first postseason experience, but she looked like a seasoned veteran.
Dequan Daniels may not have seen any varsity action on the football field last season, but anyone who saw Daniels, now a sophomore, take on the 100-meter dash during track and field season knew what was coming this year.
Statesboro has run wild through the opening half of its schedule and among all of the weapons at its disposal in the backfield, it's a sophomore that is leading the way.
Screven County and Southeast Bulloch figured that they might meet again - just not under these circumstances.
During the regular season, Bulloch Academy head softball coach Chandler Dennard would often hold his breath when the ball was hit to one of his fielders.
Scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth, the sixth-ranked Screven County Lady Gamecocks (22-7) earned a double header split with the visiting, seventh-ranked Dodge County Squaws (24-7) to send their 3AA semifinal playoff series to a deciding third game. The contest will be Monday in Eastman at 5 p.m.
COCHRAN - Bleckley County swept a pair of games from Southeast Bulloch Saturday to advance to the championship round of the Region 3-AA softball tournament.
This year's Claxton boys basketball squad features just three seniors and is missing a wealth of talent and experience from last season.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers dug themselves a 15-4 deficit early in their game against Treutlen Tuesday night, then showed exactly why they're defending state semifinalists in Class A.
Curtis Baptist senior forward Jawan Rouse pushed in a short jumper at the buzzer to give the Crusaders a 52-51 victory over Bulloch Academy Tuesday night.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets got into the win column in convincing fashion on Tuesday, beating Islands 69-51 on the road.
SAVANNAH - Bulloch Academy claimed the state runner-up trophy Saturday in the inaugural Georgia Independent School Association Clay Target Sports state championship at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah.
CLAXTON - An early season non-region matchup turned into a tooth-and-nail struggle as Claxton outlasted Southeast Bulloch in double-overtime by a count of 77-71 Saturday evening in the Tiger's Den.
Bulloch Academy opened its regular-season Tuesday night with 20-point wins over David Emanuel Academy.
Statesboro has high hopes for this season, but finds itself dealing with an early hiccup.
MT. VERNON - The Portal Lady Panthers had to fight off a furious fourth-quarter comeback in their season opener but held on to beat Montgomery County 41-40 on Tuesday.
BROOKLET - Jasmine Roberts needed only three points on Tuesday to cross over the threshold of 1,000 in her career, and she took care of that early.
PORTAL – Not satisfied with a trip to the Final Four last season, the Portal Panthers boys basketball team has big dreams for the 2013-14 season which tips off tonight against Montgomery County.
After the best season Southeast Bulloch football has seen in a decade, it's no surprise that the Yellow Jackets saw plenty of familiar names pop up when the All-Region 1-AAA team was announced this week.
As Statesboro continues to grow, its athletic teams are about to take a step up in the Georgia High School Association landscape.
It's going to be tough for Statesboro to top last season's run to the Final Four of the state playoffs, but Blue Devil star guard Zaquavian Smith is up to the challenge.
GRIFFIN - Nothing much went right for Statesboro and its football season came to a screeching halt as Griffin stormed past the Blue Devils for a 42-7 win Friday night in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.