CHULA - The Tiftarea Panthers only put up five earned runs over the course of Saturday's doubleheader against Bulloch Academy in the GISA Class AA Elite Eight, but it was enough to sweep the Gators on the day and advance to the Final Four.
CHULA – Tiftarea had Bulloch Academy down, but not out.
Another solid year for Bulloch Academy athletics has a chance to get even better this weekend.
Georgia coach Mark Richt touched down at the Statesboro Municipal Airport Thursday on his way to a Statesboro Bulldog Club engagement, no doubt ready to answer some of the many questions on the minds of the Bulldog Nation.
BROOKLET – There was something different about the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets when they took to Fred Shaver Field Thursday on the first day of spring practice.
With final exams and the end of classes just weeks away, a number of track stars from the area will have another big test over the next three days.
Down to a do-or-die situation, Bulloch Academy handed the ball to Win Lee.
After a couple of lean years, this season saw a return to prominence for the girls track and field team at Jenkins County.
It's been a busy couple of weeks for Raven Thomas.
Facing a quick exit from the first round of the GISA Class AA baseball playoffs Saturday, Bulloch Academy's players had no choice but to let it all hang out against their opponents, the Christian Heritage School Lions.
Screven's Gamecocks plated four in the seventh, but left the tying run on third in the inning as they fell to visiting Jeff Davis 8-7 in the rubber game of the best of three series to open the Class AA state playoffs. The Yellow Jackets, who ousted the Gamecocks for the second consecutive season, will face number one ranked 1AA champion Cook County on May 12.
ALBANY – Four area schools placed in events on day one of the GHSA girls track state championships at Hugh Mills Stadium Thursday.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators suffered a heartbreaking loss in double overtime in the first round of the GISA Class AA girls' soccer playoffs Friday.
Ten runs in the final two innings enabled the Screven County Gamecocks to live to play another day as they claimed a 12-4 victory over Jeff Davis in the second game of their doubleheader in first round of the Class AA state playoffs Friday. Combined with the Yellow Jackets 9-6 win in game one, the rubber contest of the series will be in Sylvania at 3:00 today.
Christian Heritage scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and take an 8-3 win in the first game of the GISA Class AA playoff series with Bulloch Academy Friday.
MACON - Bulloch Academy shook off some opening-game jitters to bounce Brookwood from the first round of the GISA Class AAA state tournament with a sluggish 54-33 win Wednesday night at Tattnall Square's gym.
PORTAL - The state playoffs usually find powerful teams running into each other for the first time.
CLAXTON - The Lady Tigers entered Wednesday's Class A state quarterfinal against Emanuel County Institute aiming to take the next step after last year's squad fell short in the same round.
When the 2012-13 season began, the Portal Panthers had just one Final Four appearance in school history and were coming off of back-to-back first round exits in the state playoffs.
PORTAL - With a loss in last week's Region 3-A championship game, the Portal Panthers dropped from a potential top seed in the Class A state tournament all the way to the No. 6 slot.
As the GISA Class AAA get underway tonight, it's plain to see that the Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy should be considered a favorite to bring home a title.
CLAXTON - For all the pressure of a deep run into the state playoffs, things are looking like they always do for the Claxton girls.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets won their Region 1-AAA baseball opener, knocking off Brantley County 7-4 at home on Tuesday.
CLAXTON - The Lady Tigers of Claxton have faced off against region rival Portal four times this season. All four times, Claxton has been left standing after the dust settled.
Early rain postponed Friday's matchup between Statesboro and Southeast Bulloch. If the wait built up any anxiousness, the Blue Devils took it all out on their cross-county rivals with a 10-0 win Saturday evening at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The boys and girls squads of Portal and Claxton spent the entire regular season crafting impressive resumes. But a week full of bad weather, long road trips and surprising upsets has left the state playoff brackets jumbled as play begins this week.
MARTINEZ - Bulloch Academy used a lightning-quick fast break and dominated the defensive boards to pummel Pinewood Christian Academy 65-49 in the GISA Region 4-AAA girls' championship game here Friday.
SANDERSVILLE - An entire season's worth of hard work saw Southeast Bulloch make the state playoffs for the first time since the 2001 season, but the top-seeded Golden Hawks of Washington County saw to it that the Yellow Jackets' playoff stay was a brief one.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Statesboro Blue Devils assistant basketball and track coach Earl Donaldson, a Statesboro native, was named to the Claflin University Hall of Fame in a ceremony held on Feb. 7.
In the history of high school wrestling throughout the state of Georgia, Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball has put himself in the most elite company.