With ten players from last season's region championship team departed, this figured to be a rebuilding year for Claxton.
With just over a week remaining in the regular season, Screven County is rolling towards one of its best showings ever.
PORTAL - Having lost its last two region games, Portal decided to shake things up.
Bulloch Academy seniors Win Lee and Walker Blitch were named to the preseason All-State by the 2011 Georgia Dugout Club Preview Magazine.
Trailing 54-52 with under a second left to go, Pinewood Christian Academy's Taylor Lewis lofted a desperation shot from beyond the three-point arc toward the basket.
Bulloch Academy made the bus ride to Lyons facing Robert Toombs Christian Academy for Saturday afternoon games, and made the trip worthwhile by bringing home two in the win column.
CLAXTON - A year after winning its first region title in a decade, Claxton is intent to prove that last season was no fluke.
SYLVANIA - The Southeast Bulloch girls have been improving lately, but they ran into a buzz saw Friday night.
Junior Haley Burke pumped in 19 points, including three-of-four from the free-throw line with less than 50 seconds left, to lead the Lady Gators to a 47-42 region victory over Westminster School of Augusta Friday night.
On Friday, Portal High School's Nikki Sims and Megan Moore signed letters of intent to play for the Lady Bobcats next season.
EVANS - Statesboro High School defeated Lakeside, Evans 68-61 Friday night.
The Statesboro junior-varsity Lady Blue Devils won the 2011 Donell Woods Memorial Tournament in Hinesville on Jan. 15. Front row left to right: Niyah Drummer, RicaJanee Williams, Khayasia Rollins and Sarah Brown. Back row left to right: Coach DeMetria McClouden, Tanashia Thomas, Keiyonna Gusby, Quetta Morgan, Lashawn Lyons, Brianna Cone, Kyera Whitaker and coach Alex Parker-Robinson.
PEMBROKE - The Bryan County Lady Redskins (17-2, 6-0 Region 3E-A) stayed perfect in region play as they took down Claxton 69-53 Tuesday at home.
PORTAL - Johnson County knows how to score in the paint.
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.