The Bulloch Academy boys and girls claimed the top trophies in the 12th annual Gator Relays track and field Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.
After 90 minutes of solid play from both sides, a pair of big plays proved to be the difference as Lakeside, Evans came away with a hard-earned 2-0 victory over the Statesboro girls Friday evening at Womack Field.
Twelve years and stronger than ever.
Bulloch Academy christened its newly-renovated baseball field Friday afternoon with a 5-4 victory over Westminster of Augusta.
Hosting a track meet for the thirs time this season, the Statesboro Blue Devils boys (125 points) and girls (119 points) squads both placed first in a meet featuring SHS, Wayne County, Appling County and Portal on Thursday.
PORTAL - The Jenkins County bats were on fire Tuesday evening as the Eagles breezed to a 16-6 victory over Portal in six innings at Franklin Coleman Memorial Field.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks defeated Southeast Bulloch 4-0 back in February at SEB, and the Lady Yellow Jackets got their revenge.
The Southeast Bulloch girls took on 13 other track and field programs from around the state Saturday at Georgia Southern, and when all was said and done, the Lady Jackets were the proud owners of first place at the eighth annual Plankenhorn Invitational.
Statesboro's 91 points were enough to run away from the competition in the boys meet Thursday at Womack Field, and the 128-point performance by the Lady Devils was good for first on the girls' side.
BROOKLET - The high-flying Southeast Bulloch offense was in full effect Friday night as it rolled to a 4-1 win over Dodge County at Fred Shaver Field.
BROOKLET - For the last seven years, track and field programs from all over the state have flocked to Southeast Bulloch to compete in the Plankenhorn Invitational. The event - which commemorates the life of Derrick Plankenhorn, an SEB runner who passed away February 19, 2003 - has become one of the most recognized in the state and will have a few changes in its eighth year.
This season, the Southeast Bulloch boys soccer team has its sights set on the postseason.
Another tennis season has culminated in another sub-region title for the Screven County girls, and Sydnee Weaver is setting the pace for the Lady Gamecocks.
The Bulloch Academy baseball team is looking to improve on last season's playoff success, and to do so, it will rely on one of its most familiar faces.
After being victimized by the big inning multiple times this season, Statesboro finally turned the tables.
In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.
Statesboro's softball team is in a bit of an unfamiliar position, but one they're glad to be a part of.
BROOKLET - As volleyball's regular season enters its home stretch, Southeast Bulloch is looking to prove that last year's postseason run was no fluke.
The Statesboro High golf team has sent its boys squad to the state finals in each of the last two seasons.
It hasn't been the smoothest of sailing for the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils softball team this fall, but as the postseason begins, they have what everyone wants come this time of year - a chance to keep on playing.
PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.
Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.
LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.
"Homecoming, at last!"
The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators have seen a long run of excellence on the softball diamond. Unsurprisingly, each year seems to bring about a new group of veteran leaders who lead the team through a tough region slate and on into the postseason.
DUBLIN - Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.
Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17