Anyone associated with the Screven County girls basketball team over the last four seasons will undoubtedly remember the name Bria Lonon.
When the GHSA state wrestling championships commence in Duluth today, three members of the Southeast Bulloch squad will count themselves among the contenders for an individual title.
SWAINSBORO - The No. 2 seed Screven County Lady Gamecocks (20-3) defeated Jefferson County 53-45 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament to assure a spot in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
PORTAL - After building a big early lead, Claxton had to hang on for dear life at the end.
Expectations couldn't be higher for the Statesboro girls as they enter this week's Region 2-AAAA tournament.
For the fifth consecutive season, the Bulloch Academy girls' basketball team will compete in the GISA state basketball tournament.
LOUISVILLE - Shooting 10-12 from the foul line in the final 80 seconds of the game, the Screven County Gamecocks hung on for a 59-52 win over the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets in the play-in game of the Region 3AA tournament Monday.
ALAMO - The Portal Panthers are hosting the girls Region 3-A tournament for the first time, but before the Lady Panthers could take to the home floor, they had to play in.
DUBLIN - A fierce fourth-quarter comeback gave Bulloch Academy a 45-42 victory over John Milledge Academy Saturday in the consolation game of the GISA Region 4-AAA basketball tournament.
BROOKLET - In a game full of big shots, Southeast Bulloch came up just a couple short.
DUBLIN - Three Southeast Bulloch wrestlers qualified for the GHSA Class AA meet at the state sectionals Sautrday in Dublin.
METTER - The Portal Panthers made a last-ditch effort to spoil Metter's senior night, but Devin Byrd closed out his career in the home gym with 21 points and the Tigers held on for a 61-56 win Friday night.
DeleteDUBLIN - Trinity Christian School senior Anna Claire Knight went over 3,000 points for her high school career while leading the top-seeded Lady Crusaders to a 52-24 victory over fifth-seeded Bulloch Academy Friday afternoon in a semi-final matchup of the GISA Region 4-AAA basketball tournament.
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.
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.
The loss columns for both Bulloch Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand at '0' as the 2014 season kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Gator Alley, but each of the schools are looking to cast off losing streaks dating back to last fall.
Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
PORTAL - To a man, there might not be a football program in Georgia that asks more of its players than the Portal Panthers.
GUYTON - For the first time in its program's young history, the Statesboro volleyball team beat South Effingham. The Lady Blue Devils won 15-25, 25-16, 25-20 to reach the milestone on the road.
Football programs in the counties surrounding Bulloch have seen varying degrees of success over the past few years, but all seem primed to make a run towards the postseason in 2014.
The Georgia Southern Eagles played their first home football game of the new era at Statesboro High's Womack Field in 1981. It's only fitting that the Blue Devils will play in the first event of the newly-renovated Paulson Stadium.
When it comes to fielding deep rosters, Portal Middle High School is at a disadvantage in almost every sport.
Bulloch Academy seniors Ashley Burke and Powell Fennell combined for five hits and drove in six runs to lead the Lady Gators to a 12-2 victory over Robert Toombs Christian Academy Thursday.
BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-1) dominated Appling County with an 8-0, 6-inning win on the road Thursday.
PORTAL - Robert Brown has never been at a loss to produce highlights on the football field.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had its season opener crashed by an old rival as Screven County ran away with a 7-5 victory on Monday afternoon.