BROOKLET - Don't look now, but the girls of Southeast Bulloch are on a tear. And after a few down years, they're looking to keep the good times rolling.
Statesboro's girls have high expectations for this season and they played like a championship-caliber team Saturday.
PORTAL - Bryan County forced Portal into a touch-and-go first half and a two-point contest after two quarters, but the Panthers turned over the Redskins 16 times in the second half and outscored them 15-4 in the third quarter to cruise to a 71-48 win Saturday night.
DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy finished second in the GISA Region 3-AAA wrestling championships Saturday.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch was in control all night and a 15-4 run spanning parts of the second and third quarters allowed the Lady Yellow Jackets to notch their second consecutive win, cruising by a score of 59-36 Friday night.
Sophomore Anna Newton scored 25 points in three quarters of play to lead Bulloch Academy to a 58-26 beat down of Edmund Burke Academy in non-region girls' basketball action Friday night.
Southeast Bulloch's Ansley Rushing, front center, signs a letter of intent to play softball for East Georgia College Thursday afternoon in the SEB gym. Also pictured are (clockwise, from front left) mother Connie Floyd, EGC coach Jordyn Nail, Georgia Thunder coach Jeff Rainwater, SEB coach Aimee Civalier, and father Mark Rushing.
The halls of Bulloch Academy are lined with trophies commemorating successes in just about every sport, but they soon might have to make way for one more.
He may only be a freshman and his 112 pounds might not seem like a lot, but there aren't many people as dominating as Bulloch Academy's Daniel Hendrix.
Last season, the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils announced their arrival with a run to the GHSA state quarterfinals.
Bulloch Academy gained a strong foothold in region play Tuesday night with a 65-40 thumping of Augusta Preparatory School.
Statesboro looked to have the upper hand all night, but Greenbrier never gave in. The Wolf Pack erased a late deficit with an 8-0 run, and even after a last second Blue Devil 3-pointer forced overtime, Greenbrier was able to pull out the win, slipping away with a 75-71 win Tuesday night at the Devil's Den.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch knocked off Region 3B-AA rival Jefferson County 47-44 Tuesday at home.
Last season, the Statesboro girls knew that they had a good team, but weren't quite sure of how far they could go.
Plans for an overhaul to the athletic facilities at Southeast Bulloch have been temporarily put on hold.
BROOKLET - Over a month into the season, things seemed to be getting a bit dicey for Southeast Bulloch. A state playoff team last season, the Yellow Jackets stumbled their way to an 0-4 start thanks to a very tough slate of games to begin the year.
A season that started in the oppressive heat of August is cranking up the pressure just as the temperatures are cooling off.
Bulloch Academy pounded out 21 hits in two games to overpower Westwood Monday at Gator Alley in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA softball playoffs.
Bulloch Academy scored 23 unanswered points in the second quarter to break open a tight game to defeat the Brentwood Eagles 36-12 Friday night.
Allatoona 62, Alexander 21
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch Head Coach Pat Collins promised his 4-year-old daughter he would do a cartwheel after the Yellow Jackets won a game. Through the first four games of the season, he didn't have the opportunity to fulfill that promise.
CLAXTON - Quarterback Cornelious Taylor led the Claxton Tigers up and down the field and Portal couldn't keep up, as the Panthers fell 31-14 Friday in the Region 3A-A opener for both teams at the Pecan Grove.
DOUGLAS - An already rough season for Statesboro sustained another body blow Friday night as No. 5 Coffee dismantled the Blue Devils by a count of 35-7.
Despite the rough start to the season, Southeast Bulloch's dreams of reaching the state playoffs are within reach, but that journey starts tonight as the Yellow Jackets open subregion play against Beach High School.
In football, it's rare to find sympathy for a struggling team.
PORTAL - A cat fight is in store tonight as the Portal Panthers make the short trip to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers in each team's sub-region opener.
Three steps forward and two steps backward.