The Statesboro baseball team will get a big early-season test this week as the "Blue Devil Diamond Days" take place at Mill Creek Regional Park.
It took a crazy finish, but sophomore Tori Thompson's hat trick led the Statesboro girls over Effingham County for their first region win in a 4-3 victory Tuesday evening at Womack Field.
BROOKLET - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks (2-0, 2-0 Region 3-AA) defeated Southeast Bulloch 4-0 Tuesday in region action.
PORTAL - Portal won't forget Luke Anderson.
Metter exploded out of the gate and then hung on late to clinch a season opening 10-9 win over Statesboro Monday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
PORTAL - Megan Anderson got her first-career baseball game under her belt, but Portal mistakes led to seven unearned runs for Southeast Bulloch as the Yellow Jackets knocked off the Panthers 11-1 in six innings Monday at Panther Field.
GUYTON - After being pushed to the brink Friday night, the Statesboro girls did without the drama on Saturday.
SAVANNAH - Calvary Day withstood Portal's torrid start and rallied to beat the Panthers, 58-44, Saturday night at Savannah Country Day School's gym to claim the Region 3-A tournament championship.
GUYTON - In a title matchup that went down to the wire, Richmond Hill found a hero at just the right time.
SWAINSBORO - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks fell 58-57 Saturday to Dublin in the consolation game of the Region 3-AA tournament.
GUYTON - Jaqawn Raymond has been electrifying all season, but he saved his best performance for Statesboro's biggest win of the season.
SWAINSBORO - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks lost to Dodge County 50-32 in the Semifinals of the Region 3-AA tournament on Friday night. The gamecocks trailed by 3 at halftime and played 12 scoreless minutes in the second half.
SAVANNAH - Portal rode a strong defensive effort and Cory Reese's 21 points to a 52-44 win over Jenkins County Friday night at the Country Day School gym.
GUYTON - Statesboro dug out of an early hole and hung on late to earn a win over Liberty County Thursday afternoon in the second round of the Region 2-AAAA tournament.
MILLEN - Portal controlled the second and third quarters before withstanding a rally to notch a 56-52 victory over Metter Wednesday evening in the second round of the Region 3-A tournament.
All of the regular season action on the field has concluded, but for area teams residing in Class A of the GHSA, all eyes will be on computer screens as the final step of the state playoff qualification process is about to play out.
Adairsville 49, Gordon Central 14
Deerfield-Windsor tailback Steven Williams didn't enter Friday night's GISA Class AAA first-round playoff game against Bulloch Academy until late in the second quarter.
PORTAL - If the waiting is the hardest part, the Portal Panthers have done the easy part.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets rushed for 321 yards but unfortunately, with a spot in the GHSA Class AAA playoffs on the line, it wasn't enough.
It seemed as if Statesboro caught every tough break it could catch throughout the 2014 season.
It's a strange situation for Statesboro to know exactly when and where its football season will be ending.
BROOKLET - According to Southeast Bulloch head coach Pat Collins, his team is in 'Week 0' of the state playoffs.
There aren't many two-win teams around the state playing tonight with a chance to make the postseason on the line.
Last Spring when Bulloch Academy head coach Terence Hennessy was announced as the new head football coach at Bulloch Academy, he told his players that one of his goals for the squad was to make the GISA Class AAA state playoffs.
One of the big objectives in Southeast Bulloch's defensive scheme is stopping the run.
The NCAA Bowl Championship Series - comprised of its various polls and computer rankings - is now a thing of the past, but an equally confusing postseason selection algorithm is still alive and well in Georgia.
The stone clubhouse at Sheshan International should have a plaque that says, "Tiger Woods was here."
Adairsville 63, Coahulla Creek 3
Pinewood scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to upend Bulloch Academy on Senior Night and win the GISA Region 2-AAA crown at Gator Alley Friday night.