Claxton's Jesse Yancy, center, is joined by parents Allen Yancy and Amy Simpson as he signs a scholarship to play football for Valdosta State University this fall.
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.
Bulloch Academy hit 9 of 27 free throws through three quarters Friday night in their home opener against Deerfield-Windsor, But seniors Marvin Perkins and Smith Reeves canned 6 of 8 from the charity stripe with under a minute left in the game as the Gators upset the squad from Albany 48-45.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets dominated Pierce County at home Friday winning 82-52.
In a heated battle of county rivals, four quarters of action just wasn't enough.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Saturday's print edition. Statesboro High School's boys basketball team won two games over Portal in the 2008-09 season, the last time the teams faced each other. Because of a reporter's error, a sports article on page 11 Friday incorrectly stated who won those games. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.What's at stake?
Bulloch Academy senior Dylan Stuckey has been selected to play in the 2014 Georgia Independent School Association All-Star football game this Saturday in Macon.
Bulloch Academy is rarely at a loss to find a great athlete walking its halls, but senior Cody Lanier is taking things to a new level.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch boys dropped their season opener one week ago.
The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.
The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.
CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
GHSA Playoff Scores
CLAXTON - For the first time since 2001, the Pecan Grove is preparing to host a postseason party.