With less than two weeks before the 2011 regular season kicks off, a familiar situation is forming in the Region 3-A football landscape.
PORTAL - The Statesboro softball team rolled to its second consecutive victory to start the new season, blasting Portal by a count of 23-0 in three innings Monday evening.
STATHAM, Ga. - Two local teenage golfers helped propel the Southeast District golf team win the 38th annual Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) Junior Sectional Challenge Match on July 26-27.
With some of the best teams from around the state in competition, Bulloch Academy walked away with a third place finish in the Gold Bracket of this weekend's Bulloch Bash hosted at Bulloch Academy and Georgia Southern University.
MILLEN - For the Jenkins County football team, the offseason has been packed with highs and lows, but sights are now being set on the regular season which is just around the corner.
It may be a brand new season, but this year's edition of Statesboro football looks scarily similar to the team that almost went all the way in 2010.
PORTAL - While Thursday night's matchup with Tattnall County was only a scrimmage, the Portal football program is confident that it just took a step in the right direction.
With two weeks of fall practice already in the books, Statesboro goes under the lights for the first time this season as the Blue Devils host Groves in a scrimmage at Womack Field tonight at 7 p.m.
Some of the best softball talent that the Georgia Independent School Association has to offer will be on display this weekend as Bulloch Academy hosts the Bulloch Bash tournament.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators stared down the No. 1 team in GISA Class AAA, the highest independent classification in the state, and left with the upper hand.
BROOKLET - After being held up for nearly a year, renovations and new construction plans are finally underway for the athletic facilities at Southeast Bulloch High School.
BROOKLET - In 2008, the Southeast Bulloch softball team came within two wins of a state title. The last two years saw a shift in the balance of power as SEB's rivals claimed region titles, but with a reloaded team, the Lady Yellow Jackets are ready to make their move back to the top.
Bulloch Academy pitchers Lauren Dennard and Madelyn Vickery were strong on the mound Monday, combining to give up just one hit in an 8-0 run-rule win over David Emanuel Academy.
Passes for all Bulloch Academy athletic events during the 2011-12 school year are now available.
PORTAL - There are plenty of new faces at Portal this season, both on the diamond and in the dugout, but after several years of continued success, the Lady Panthers are set to continue the trend in the 2011 season.
ALBANY - Southeast Bulloch's furious second-half comeback attempt fell short as the Yellow Jackets fell 63-57 on Friday at the U-Save-It Classic against Class AAAAAA foe Lee County.
Region championships and state playoff berths will be determined in the coming months, but both Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch's boys squads will get some tough non-region competition to help close out 2014 as they travel to Albany for the annual U-Save-It Classic beginning today.
Over the last few years, the Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy have gone about setting all sorts of high-water marks for the program.
RICHMOND HILL - The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.
PORTAL - Facing a Johnson County squad from the opposite side of the always-competitive Region 3-A, the Portal Panthers were in no mood to take prisoners.
Bulloch Academy basketball sweeps
PORTAL - Just one week after an overtime epic at the Devil's Den, Statesboro and Portal once again took to the court.
PORTAL - Over the last few seasons, Portal and Calvary Day have had plenty of classic shootouts in the Region 3-A tournament.
Bulloch Academy is no stranger to success on the wrestling mat, but this season offers a whole new host of opponents for the Gators to stack up
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers took down visiting Jenkins County with a 67-59 win on Friday.
ATLANTA - Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.
ATLANTA - Calhoun scored on a 40-yard double-reverse pass from Baylon Spector to Carson Brown early in the fourth quarter and defeated Washington County, 27-20, to win the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state football title on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.
Statesboro spent three quarters not being able to hit much of anything that wasn't a layup.
Senior Pate Lomax banked in an offensive rebound with 23.4 seconds left to lead the Bulloch Academy girls to a thrilling 61-59 victory over Westfield Saturday.
PORTAL - Five players scored double digits and the Portal Panthers (2-1) hammered Wheeler County 78-53 on Saturday at home.