PORTAL - An early second half run vaulted Portal into the lead, but Savannah Country Day had a rally of its own up its sleeve as the Hornets earned a 37-34 win Wednesday night at the Portal Holiday Classic.
Poor free throw shooting threatened to doom Statesboro for a second consecutive night, but some clutch performances from the charity stripe in the final minutes paved the way for a 58-52 win over Osborne Tuesday at the Gentlemen's Classic.
PORTAL - Theo Brunner and the Brunswick Pirates were a little too long and a little too strong for Portal.
Portal is no stranger to big holiday basketball tournaments, but this season the Panthers will finally be able to play the role of host.
ALBANY - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets fell three times in the Albany U-Save-It Classic Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.
SYLVANIA - It was a dead heat through one half of play, but James Gunn's 3-pointer to open the third quarter gave Metter the lead for good as the Tigers picked up a hard-fought 71-55 victory over Screven County Friday night in Sylvania.
For most wrestlers, winning a state title as a freshman would be a momentous occasion. For Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball, it would merely seem like déjà vu.
BROOKLET - Statesboro rolled to an easy victory over Southeast Bulloch Tuesday night as the Blue Devils built a big lead by halftime and cruised to a 51-22 win.
Revenge might be best served cold, but for the Statesboro girls, there was no time like the present.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers got off to a fast start, but Metter's Devin Byrd took control in the second quarter and never let go.
WAYNESBORO – Bulloch Academy (7-0) defeated Edmund Burke Academy 65-36 Friday night.
CLAXTON - When the Claxton Tigers were bounced in the first round of last season's Class A state basketball playoffs, it looked like the dream was over.
Scoring from behind the 3-point arc is nothing new for Bulloch Academy's Zach Altany. The senior is something of a 3-point specialist and routinely zips the net with the long ball to help lead the Gators to victory.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls erased a 10-point deficit in the second half and rode the strength of a 13-0 closing run to defeat Metter by a score of 46-36 Tuesday evening in Brooklet.
Mt. VERNON - The Portal Panthers stayed unbeaten Tuesday as they went on the road and knocked off Montgomery County 60-53 in the Region 3W-A opener.
The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators have seen a long run of excellence on the softball diamond. Unsurprisingly, each year seems to bring about a new group of veteran leaders who lead the team through a tough region slate and on into the postseason.
DUBLIN - Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.
Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17
A big running back and an even bigger offensive line usually mean a win every time.
GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils continued their early season struggles Friday, dropping a 17-0 decision at South Effingham in being shut out for the second time in three games.