It's put up or shut up time tonight as Statesboro welcomes Tri-Cities to Womack Field for the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.
A new classification, a new set of opponents but the same result.
They might still be a young group, but each passing week leaves the Statesboro defense looking more and more like the dominant Blue Devil defenses of a few years ago.
Pete Nagel signs a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Georgia. As Metter's ace pitcher, Nagel has been a dominant force on the mound throughout his high school career. "It's a big thrill to be going to Georgia," said Nagel. "You see the talent of the SEC, and it's great to think that they want me to play for them. It'll be a lot of fun to play against the LSU's and South Carolina's of the world."
Lexi Allen signs a letter of intent to play softball for Georgia Southern next season. A four year starter, Allen earned All-Region 3-A honors in each of the last three seasons. "This is like a dream come true," said Allen. "I've been playing softball since I was 10 and I'm grateful for the opportunity to keep playing. I've got a lot of friends and family who have helped me get here, so I'm glad that I can stay near home and have them continue to come cheer me on."
SYLVANIA - They've been a part of four playoff teams at Screven County, advancing to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs three times, but now it's time for Marla Thompson, Tiffany Burns and Rochelle Schuman to go play at the next level.
After a few years spent toiling in the darkness, Corey Walker is helping Portal football climb back into the light.
The Southeast Bulloch football team may be done for the season, but their cheerleaders are still going strong.
The All-Region 3-AA softball team was announced Monday, with seven area athletes making the cut.
What a difference a season makes.
BRUNSWICK - For Statesboro, the third time was the charm.
It was the first time it had happened in seven years and it happened in a really, really big way.
BROOKLET-It wasn't the perfect ending to a long season, but it certainly wasn't terrible, either.
PORTAL – If what they say is true and "all's well that ends well," than all is certainly well in Portal.
Statesboro battled hard throughout the regular season to earn a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament and showed why they deserved to be the favorites, demolishing Cross Creek in a 7-0 blowout Wednesday afternoon at Womack Field.
For the first time since the 2009 season, Statesboro's baseball team will host a postseason contest.
AUGUSTA - The Statesboro Blue Devils put up huge numbers on Wednesday in the opening day of the Region 3-AAAA meet at Cross Creek in Augusta.
When the Statesboro Blue Devils have a big game on the calendar, figuring out who to send to the mound is becoming a pretty easy decision.
On April 26, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.
Southeast Bulloch's senior girls made it a career sweep, winning a fourth consecutive region championship at the Region 1-AAA track and field meet Tuesday in Brooklet.
Statesboro capped a stellar regular season on the baseball diamond, defeating Calvary Day by a score of 13-3 in six innings Monday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
It's been an up-and-down season for the oft-injured Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro, but the picture is clear as the Region 3-AAAA soccer tournament begins today.
BROOKLET - Saturday, Southeast Bulloch will welcome its 20th class into the athletic hall of fame as the school holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony.
In its final sub-region game of the season against South Effingham, Statesboro needed to come up big.
SAVANNAH - Drew Rushing mowed down 10 Islands batters and allowed only two hits as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets earned a 5-0 shutout on the road Friday.
An offense-heavy first half gave way to a defensive second half, but Hector Angeles's strike from 15 yards out proved to be the decisive goal in Statesboro's 3-2 victory over Savannah Arts Tuesday at Womack Field.
BROOKLET - In the first day of the Region 3-A track and field meet on Southeast Bulloch's campus, the Portal Panthers were in top form as for individuals clinched a spot in sectional competition.
As soccer's regular season winds down this week, the Statesboro boys are hoping that there is still plenty of action laying ahead of them.
The Statesboro boys soccer team continued its charge toward the postseason, posting a 4-2 victory over Savannah Christian Friday night at Womack Field.