As the new faces on the block in 2010, the Bulloch Academy softball team was mostly downplayed in its first year at Class-AAA – the highest in the Georgia Independent School Association. A state playoff appearance started to turn some heads, and now the 2011 version of the Lady Gators is primed to take things to the next level.
BROOKLET - Last season, Southeast Bulloch's opponents got everything they wanted from Jamal Johnson.
Steve Pennington is no stranger to the rarefied air at the top of Class AAAA, but despite getting the opponent's best shot with each passing week every season, the Blue Devils have stood the test of time and are unquestionably one of the elite football teams in the GHSA.
The hot, humid summer may be dragging on for most, but at Bulloch Academy, the countdown to a new football season is flying by and there is no time to lose.
BROOKLET - To compete for region titles in South Georgia year in and year out, teams must go through a never-ending process of dedication, preparation and execution.
BROOKLET - There's still over a month two go before opening night and almost three more weeks before players can practice in full pads, but the Statesboro football team is already in high gear as they joined Southeast Bulloch for 7-on-7 passing drills Tuesday in Brooklet.
The Bulloch Academy Boosters Club has kicked off its 2011-12 annual membership drive.
Bulloch Academy senior Zach Altany will take his love of basketball to the collegiate level when he shoots the three for Belmont Abbey College.
Aspiring baseball players in the area have a chance to get their big break Monday as the Kansas City Royals will be hosting an open tryout at Mill Creek Regional Park Monday.
BROOKLET - Last year saw a big step forward in the rebuilding process for the Southeast Bulloch football squad, but the 2011 spring practices brought about the next step in turning the Yellow Jackets back into yearly contenders.
Six Screven County Lady Gamecocks and five Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets were recently awarded All-Region 3-AA soccer honors.
There might still be three months to go before opening night, but at Statesboro High, football is already at the tip of everyone's tongue.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers hope to get their football program back on track this season as David NeSmith was announced as the new head coach Thursday at a press conference in the Portal High School media center.
For most coaches, a 34-year drought between victories as a head coach would be cause for a job search.
The Georgia High School Association will have a brand new look to it beginning in the 2012-13 school year as it will divide schools into six classifications – up from the current five-class setup.
The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.
The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.
CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
GHSA Playoff Scores
CLAXTON - For the first time since 2001, the Pecan Grove is preparing to host a postseason party.
Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.
It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.
What a difference one offseason can make.
It was only the first game of the season for both schools, but Statesboro and Liberty County looked to be in midseason form as they gave the crowd at the Devil's Den a show Saturday evening.
After a longer offseason than most years in recent memory, the boys and girls of Statesboro basketball are ready to retake the court.
Statesboro's Michael Solomon was a new addition to the Blue Devils' starting lineup last season.
When the final Class A football power poll was released by the GHSA Tuesday morning, some area teams rejoiced while one other started packing away the pads for the winter.
After two seasons of heartbreak, the Jenkins County cross country team has finally reached the top of the mountain.