PORTAL-Halloween came a little early to Portal and instead of goblins, ghosts and witches, there were only Bulldogs.
PORTAL - It is an old cliché: keep your friends close and your enemies closer. For Portal, they don't come much closer than Emanuel County Institute, home of the Panthers' mortal enemy, the Bulldogs.
Big, strong and fast are the adjectives Bulloch Academy head football coach Clint Morgan uses when he talks about his squad's next GISA Region 1-AAA opponent, the fourth-ranked Sherwood Christian Eagles.
As the Region 2A-AAAA race heats up, Statesboro appears to be in top form.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch tries to shake off a four-game slide tonight as the Yellow Jackets travel to Eastman to take on Dodge County.
Will Rushing, Andrew Howell and Jake Hagan each scored touchdowns as Bulloch Academy blasted Robert Toombs 26-6 in junior varsity football action Thursday.
SYLVANIA - Screven County took down Southeast Bulloch by a count of 8-4 to sweep their doubleheader and clinch the consolation series of the Region 3-AA tournament Wednesday evening in Sylvania.
PERRY - Three runs were all that separated the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators from their first-ever GISA Class AAA fast-pitch softball Final Four.
It was Lauren Dennard's first postseason experience, but she looked like a seasoned veteran.
Dequan Daniels may not have seen any varsity action on the football field last season, but anyone who saw Daniels, now a sophomore, take on the 100-meter dash during track and field season knew what was coming this year.
Statesboro has run wild through the opening half of its schedule and among all of the weapons at its disposal in the backfield, it's a sophomore that is leading the way.
Screven County and Southeast Bulloch figured that they might meet again - just not under these circumstances.
During the regular season, Bulloch Academy head softball coach Chandler Dennard would often hold his breath when the ball was hit to one of his fielders.
Scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth, the sixth-ranked Screven County Lady Gamecocks (22-7) earned a double header split with the visiting, seventh-ranked Dodge County Squaws (24-7) to send their 3AA semifinal playoff series to a deciding third game. The contest will be Monday in Eastman at 5 p.m.
COCHRAN - Bleckley County swept a pair of games from Southeast Bulloch Saturday to advance to the championship round of the Region 3-AA softball tournament.
Statesboro goalkeeper Drew Funk, center, is joined by parents Mike and Lisa as he signs a letter of intent to play soccer for the Savannah College of Art and Design.
A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.
The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.
Chase Kirkland, Portal
BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch High School will send its baseball, soccer, and track teams into competition throughout the rest of the spring in search of region and state recognition, but one of the school's most prestigious and highly decorated squads will wrap up its 2014 campaign this weekend.
PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.
MILLEN - The Statesboro High School JROTC Drill Team competed against Area 9 at the last practice meet of the season on Saturday in Jenkins County.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets run-ruled New Hampstead in three innings and Bryce Harnage retired all nine batters he faced as SEB won 15-0.
The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' track teams have had two overwhelming early-season victories headed into a tell-tale meet at Stratford Academy next week.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets had no problems in region action on the road, blanking New Hampstead 5-0 on Friday.
The Statesboro Blue Devils won a boys golf tournament at Forest Heights Country Club with a team score of 171 on Thursday.
Two unearned runs off a dropped fly ball in deep left center were the difference in the game as the No. 17 Clemson Tigers escaped J.I. Clements Stadium with a 5-4 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Wednesday in the finale of a two-game series.
The Statesboro Blue Devils dominated a four-team track meet on Wednesday against Metter, Montgomery County, Jenkins and Long County, with the boys and girls each well surpassing the next-best score.
Now in his final season on the diamond with the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch, Drew Rushing knows when to put his team on his shoulders.