After a solid regular season, the Metter Tigers set their sights on an appearance in the Georgia High School Association state baseball playoffs this afternoon as they host Johnson County in the Region 3-A playoffs.
It's been a rough season for Statesboro baseball, but the Blue Devils put a silver lining on their year with a 7-6 win over Evans on Friday night at Mill Creek Regional Park in the last game of their Region 2-AAAA schedule.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets continued to roll, defeating Bryan County by a score of 10-2 Thursday night in a non-region matchup.
AUGUSTA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks (21-2) cruised past Dodge County Thursday at the Fleming Tennis Complex to make it to the Region 3-AA championship, but fell to Bleckley County in the finals to clinch the No. 2 seed in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
You always want to do well in your final home event of the season.
BROOKLET - After a pair of recent discouraging losses, it seemed like the state playoff hopes of the Southeast Bulloch girls were fading.
John Milledge Academy pitcher Cody Wood performed well on both sides of the ball, leading the visitors from Milledgeville to an 8-0 victory over Bulloch Academy in GISA Region 4-AAA action Monday at Gator Alley.
AUGUSTA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks (17-2) earned the No. 1 seed in the Region 3-AA Tournament Monday with wins over Jefferson County and Swainsboro at the Fleming Tennis Complex.
The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets defeated Jefferson County 12-8 Friday in subregion play.
Statesboro isn't headed to the state playoffs, but it ended the 2011 season on a high note as it notched a dominating 6-1 victory over South Effingham Thursday night at Womack Field.
After a recent spurt in region play, Statesboro ventured out of the confines of its normal rivals and suffered a setback, falling to Alexander out of Atlanta by a score of 10-1 Wednesday evening at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Statesboro High School Iron Devils Weightlifting Team won the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association State Weight Lifting Championship March 25 in a meet held in Hawkinsville.
SYLVANIA - In a showdown of teams that entered Friday unbeaten in Region 3-AA play, it was Southeast Bulloch that came out on top, erasing a three-run deficit midway through the game and pulling away late for a 10-7 victory over rival Screven County.
Both Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' junior varsity track teams won a rain-shortened, multi-team meet Thursday at Gator Alley.
After an uneventful first half, the Statesboro girls exploded in the final 40 minutes, scoring all of their goals in a 7-1 rout of Southeast Bulloch Thursday night at Womack Field.
Two milestones were reached on the court Tuesday night against Augusta Prep… one by a player and one by a coach.
One night after a disappointing loss at Glynn Academy, Statesboro nearly let another big game slip away.
An elbow here, a push there and a wipeout on the hardwood were norm as Bulloch Academy swept Westminster of Augusta in a pair of aggressive and physical contests Saturday night.
PORTAL - Claxton and Portal have engaged in plenty of nip-and-tuck struggles over the past few years and Friday night was no exception.
While the Statesboro High basketball team travels to Glynn Academy tonight, future members will be on display at the Devil's Den as Langston Chapel Middle School and William James Middle School square off.
MILLEN - The Portal Panthers improved to 4-0 in Region 3A-A play with a 68-67 win Tuesday on the road.
Seniors led the way Tuesday night as Bulloch Academy pounded cross-county rival Robert Toombs in both girls' and boys' basketball action.
BROOKLET - After a quick start, it seemed as though Southeast Bulloch might let one get away against Beach High.
PORTAL - Woodville-Tompkins out of Savannah is the lone new addition to Region 3-A this season.
ALAMO - The Claxton Tigers earned a pair of wins on Saturday at Wheeler County.
Bulloch Academy erased a 24-point halftime deficit but it wasn't enough to overcome the multi-national force of Furtah Prep Friday night.
One of the best things about sports - at least for those who enjoy more than just one particular sport - is that the pages on the calendar can turn without the fun and games ever coming to an end.