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It may have only been one win, but Statesboro's win over Brunswick in last Friday's 2010 season opener settled some old scores, answered some new questions, and has set the tone for what the Blue Devils hope will be another great year.
BROOKLET - Many people thought that getting Southeast Bulloch's football program turned around would be a slow and grueling process.
After a rough 2009, many teams from around the area are off to a great start in the 2010 season.
BROOKLET - Pitching and defense ruled the day, but Southeast Bulloch was able to wake up the bats just in time to rally for a 4-3 win over Portal Monday afternoon in Brooklet.
Youth and inexperience can sometimes compliment maturity and experience quite nicely.
After a long day of softball, one tough game remained, but Screven County dug deep and pulled out a 3-2 victory over South Effingham to clinch the Gold bracket title of the Bash in the Boro Saturday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
BRUNSWICK – It was another classic battle between Statesboro and Brunswick, but the end had a new twist this time around.
SYLVANIA -- Effingham County's visiting Rebels ran off to a 21-0 third quarter lead and held off any comeback attempts by the Screven County Gamecocks to win 28-14 in front a large crowd at Kelly Memorial Stadium. A game that featured the debut of Rick Tomberline for the Rebels and Greg Manior for the Gamecocks featured an inordinate amount of first-game mistakes, with the Rebels overcoming theirs the most often and the most effectively.
PORTAL - It didn't take long for Pat Collins to achieve the first goal for Southeast Bulloch upon his arrival in Brooklet.
It was supposed to be the start of football season, but it looked more like a track meet.
Playing a schedule that is packed full of road trips and talented opponents, Statesboro will get a taste of both tonight as it hits the road to take on reigning Region 2-AAAA champion Brunswick in the Blue Devils' 2010 regular season opener.
PORTAL - Pat Collins and Cherard Freeman made quite a pair the last time they were together on the Portal football field.
PORTAL - The Portal Lady Panthers shut out Emanuel County Institute 8-0 Thursday in five innings at Panther Field.
Softball season is underway, but before teams from around the state dive into their region schedules, 12 teams from all parts of Georgia will descend on Statesboro for the Battle in the Boro which starts this afternoon and continues through tomorrow at Mill Creek Regional Park.
SOPERTON - The final brackets for the Class A public school state playoffs won't be known until the middle of next week, but Portal is making a strong case to make the field for a second consecutive season.
Bulloch Academy seniors took the reins and drove their respective squads to sweet victories on Valentine's Day in the final regular-season home game Friday night.
SAVANNAH - Southeast Bulloch Coach John Page knew his team was going to be in for a dog fight when it met Brantley County in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
SAVANNAH – Coach Johnny Miller had no answer, not even a guess, as to why his Southeast Bulloch team came out flatter than a pancake in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
Southeast Bulloch has spent the last few years building its boys and girls soccer teams into respectable forces in the area.
After calling off all of Wednesday's scheduled games at the Region 3-A basketball tournament in Treutlen, more icy conditions have caused Thursday's slate of games to be canceled as well.
Statesboro's soccer seasons have had to sit on the sidelines as winter weather postponed the scheduled season openers for both the boys and girls this week.
BROOKLET - As the Region 1-AAA boys tournament began Tuesday evening, Southeast Bulloch knew exactly what the task was.
AUGUSTA - Richmond Academy exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter and eliminated the Statesboro Blue Devils from the Region 3-AAAA tournament with a 66-58 win on Tuesday in Augusta.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls had to fight and claw through the majority of their Region 1-AAA tournament opener Monday night, but a steady resolve and a big fourth quarter run paved the way for a 56-38 victory over Appling County.
Bulloch Academy wrestlers won three individual state championships and led the team to its second consecutive state runner-up trophy in the GISA Class AAA state traditional tournament this past weekend.
With nearly three months of regular season play in the books, area basketball teams are now preparing for their region tournaments with eyes set on the ultimate prize of landing a spot in the state playoffs.