There are many reasons that Southeast Bulloch thinks it should improve this season. David Johnson is one big one.
The hits came early and often for South Effingham Tuesday afternoon as it pounded out a 15-0 win over Statesboro in just three innings at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Bulloch Academy varsity girls' cross-country team started the 2010 season off right with a victory in their season-opening meet Monday.
For the past two seasons, the Statesboro Blue Devils have come within a win of a region championship. Fall practice has brought a renewed spirit to get over the hump, but a truckload of question marks leaves a prediction for how the 2010 season may go hanging in the air just days before the start of the regular season.
PEMBROKE - It won't count towards the regular season record, but that won't stop Southeast Bulloch from feeling great about things.
After a year in which Statesboro settled for a fourth-place region finish and took an uncharacteristic bow in the first round of the Georgia High School Association state playoffs, this season is all about improving and climbing back towards the top.
BROOKLET - As the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. The community of Brooklet has certainly taken that advice to heart, and joins up with the Southeast Bulloch football team this season in an attempt to turn around a program that has fallen upon the hardest of times.
Boys: SHS's Brunson has big day
PORTAL - After three straight playoff runs from 2004-06, Portal football has fallen on hard times.
BROOKLET - Last season, it was a rough start for Southeast Bulloch. In 2010, the Lady Yellow Jackets came out of the gate firing.
The challenge has never been greater for Bulloch Academy, but the Gators are determined to keep winning, no matter the odds.
SYLVANIA - Armed with a talented roster and a new coaching staff, the Screven County football team is ready to take the next step.
The Statesboro Rotary Club got to know its local high school football teams as coaches of Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch, Portal and Bulloch Academy addressed the club during Monday's weekly meeting at Forest Heights Country Club.
It wasn't too pretty, but at least Statesboro knows where it stands.
The Bulloch Academy fast-pitch softball rollercoaster came perilously close to jumping the tracks Friday afternoon against Gatewood, but it didn't derail.
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.
IRWINTON - Portal's regular season came to an end on Friday as the Panthers defeated Wilkinson County 64-60 on the road.
By MIKE ANTHONY