Boys: BA's Evans hits his stride
SYLVANIA -For the last few years, Region 3-AA has consistently fielded six or seven football teams that have the talent to make it to the state playoffs. Unfortunately, only four schools can advance out of the region each season.
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.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers have found themselves in some close games over the last couple of weeks, but they weren't playing around against Emanuel County Institute Friday night.
Three seniors scored in double figures to lift the Bulloch Academy boys to their eighth straight win Friday night, outlasting GISA Region 2-AAA foe Trinity Christian School of Dublin 56-42.
GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils improved to 12-8, 6-3 in Region 3-AAAAA with a 77-72 win on Friday at South Effingham.
Southeast Bulloch has shown flashes of greatness throughout the season, but has the unenviable position of playing in arguably the toughest region in Class AAA.
BROOKLET - In a script that has repeated itself several times already this season, Southeast Bulloch stood up to one of the top teams in its region, only to lose control of the game down the stretch.
SAVANNAH - It was, Portal Coach Jeff Brannen said, a typical matchup with Calvary Day School.
Stellar second-half performances saved Bulloch Academy from a pair of Region 2-AAA upsets Tuesday night.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers entered Saturday night as the No. 2 team in the Class A power poll and a solid favorite over struggling Southeast Bulloch.
The Statesboro boys basketball team is right in the thick of things midway through the season, but it ran into a brick wall against No. 6 Brunswick Friday night at the Devil's Den.
PORTAL - Savannah Christian's Demetris Robertson was held to just 11 points and the Portal Panthers dominated for a 62-38 win on Friday at home.
Over the course of a long basketball season, the goal is always to peak at the right time.
Two milestones were reached on the court Tuesday night against Augusta Prep… one by a player and one by a coach.
One night after a disappointing loss at Glynn Academy, Statesboro nearly let another big game slip away.
An elbow here, a push there and a wipeout on the hardwood were norm as Bulloch Academy swept Westminster of Augusta in a pair of aggressive and physical contests Saturday night.
PORTAL - Claxton and Portal have engaged in plenty of nip-and-tuck struggles over the past few years and Friday night was no exception.