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.
With just over a week remaining in the regular season, Screven County is rolling towards one of its best showings ever.
PORTAL - Having lost its last two region games, Portal decided to shake things up.
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.
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.