The Statesboro baseball team will get a big early-season test this week as the "Blue Devil Diamond Days" take place at Mill Creek Regional Park.
It took a crazy finish, but sophomore Tori Thompson's hat trick led the Statesboro girls over Effingham County for their first region win in a 4-3 victory Tuesday evening at Womack Field.
BROOKLET - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks (2-0, 2-0 Region 3-AA) defeated Southeast Bulloch 4-0 Tuesday in region action.
PORTAL - Portal won't forget Luke Anderson.
Metter exploded out of the gate and then hung on late to clinch a season opening 10-9 win over Statesboro Monday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
PORTAL - Megan Anderson got her first-career baseball game under her belt, but Portal mistakes led to seven unearned runs for Southeast Bulloch as the Yellow Jackets knocked off the Panthers 11-1 in six innings Monday at Panther Field.
GUYTON - After being pushed to the brink Friday night, the Statesboro girls did without the drama on Saturday.
SAVANNAH - Calvary Day withstood Portal's torrid start and rallied to beat the Panthers, 58-44, Saturday night at Savannah Country Day School's gym to claim the Region 3-A tournament championship.
GUYTON - In a title matchup that went down to the wire, Richmond Hill found a hero at just the right time.
SWAINSBORO - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks fell 58-57 Saturday to Dublin in the consolation game of the Region 3-AA tournament.
GUYTON - Jaqawn Raymond has been electrifying all season, but he saved his best performance for Statesboro's biggest win of the season.
SWAINSBORO - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks lost to Dodge County 50-32 in the Semifinals of the Region 3-AA tournament on Friday night. The gamecocks trailed by 3 at halftime and played 12 scoreless minutes in the second half.
SAVANNAH - Portal rode a strong defensive effort and Cory Reese's 21 points to a 52-44 win over Jenkins County Friday night at the Country Day School gym.
GUYTON - Statesboro dug out of an early hole and hung on late to earn a win over Liberty County Thursday afternoon in the second round of the Region 2-AAAA tournament.
MILLEN - Portal controlled the second and third quarters before withstanding a rally to notch a 56-52 victory over Metter Wednesday evening in the second round of the Region 3-A tournament.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers weren't about to let a second straight season opener end in a tie.
Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28
STILLMORE - Bulloch Academy raced out to a 26-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the Gators trounced David Emanuel Academy 58-18 here Thursday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers ring in a new era as they host Josey tonight at 7:30 p.m. in their 2014 season opener and their first game under new head coach Jon Willoughby.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets enter the 2014 season with expectations of repeating - and building on - last year's trip to the state playoffs.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets got back in the win column after a seven-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday, pounding Islands 8-0 Thursday at home.
Working hard in a non-airconditioned weight room over the summer helped Bulloch Academy's players excel in their 48-6 destruction of First Presbyterian of Hinesville last week.
Last season, Lanier Olliff emerged from spring practice as the favorite to take over quarterbacking duties for Bulloch Academy as a sophomore.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch suffered a setback Wednesday afternoon, falling to Richmond Hill by a count of 8-1 in a non-region matchup.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch notched its biggest win of the season Tuesday evening, cruising past Johnson of Savannah in a 16-0 rout in the first game of a doubleheader.
Football is a sport that prides itself on toughness. From the first day of rec-league practice to a pregame speech before the Super Bowl, coaches will preach staying strong, finishing the drill, and being determined to 'want it more' than the opponent.
A huge venue and a showcase stage created a great atmosphere for Statesboro's season opener, but a 12-0 loss to Burke County went a long way in dampening the Blue Devils' moods Saturday night in the 3rd annual Erk Russell Classic at Paulson Stadium.
Due to a shortened fall camp and a rained out scrimmage, Bulloch Academy had plenty of concerns heading into its season opener against First Presbyterian Christian Academy Friday night at Gator Alley.
The Statesboro Blue Devils will get their season started in style this evening as they match up with Burke County in an 8 p.m. kickoff to round out the third annual Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.