There's still a long way to go, but the Statesboro boys and girls track and field teams are both in competition to defend their Region 2-AAAA titles.
After a grueling regular season schedule, a pair of local teams is ready to make a run in the Class-AA postseason.
BROOKLET - The Bryan County girls track team tallied 155 points to claim the 2011 Region 3-A title, and the Jenkins County boys took the top prize with 163 points Thursday at the Region 3-A championships held at Southeast Bulloch Tuesday and Thursday.
MARTINEZ - The Bulloch Academy boys' track team did something Wednesday that no other Gator or Lady Gator team has ever done.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch ended its regular season schedule on a high note, pummeling Liberty County by a score of 13-3 in six innings Wednesday evening.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks cruised past Fitzgerald in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state plauoffs Tuesday to advance to the second round without dropping a set.
After four years spent dazzling Blue Devil fans, Jaqawn Raymond will be showcasing his talent on one of the biggest stages in the country.
With the postseason just around the corner, Bulloch Academy is looking to one of its biggest guns to lead the charge toward the state playoffs.
Although she is only a sophomore, Breanna Gates has already left her mark on the Southeast Bulloch record books.
Bulloch Academy pounded out 11 hits Tuesday against Region 4-AAA foe Trinity Christian School but still came up on the short end of the stick.
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.
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.
After a pair of hard-fought games over the weekend, Statesboro ended its annual Gentlemen's Classic in style.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers played a top-5 team from Class AA for the second game in a row, and got another win.
PORTAL - It took all night for the Portal Panthers to finally take a lead.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nobody in Georgia seems to be able to beat the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators, but on Saturday at the Carolina Invitational, they played a team from Maryland.
PORTAL - In the past three weeks, Southeast Bulloch has taken on elite teams from all around Georgia.