BROOKLET - Many people thought that getting Southeast Bulloch's football program turned around would be a slow and grueling process.
After a rough 2009, many teams from around the area are off to a great start in the 2010 season.
BROOKLET - Pitching and defense ruled the day, but Southeast Bulloch was able to wake up the bats just in time to rally for a 4-3 win over Portal Monday afternoon in Brooklet.
Youth and inexperience can sometimes compliment maturity and experience quite nicely.
After a long day of softball, one tough game remained, but Screven County dug deep and pulled out a 3-2 victory over South Effingham to clinch the Gold bracket title of the Bash in the Boro Saturday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
BRUNSWICK – It was another classic battle between Statesboro and Brunswick, but the end had a new twist this time around.
SYLVANIA -- Effingham County's visiting Rebels ran off to a 21-0 third quarter lead and held off any comeback attempts by the Screven County Gamecocks to win 28-14 in front a large crowd at Kelly Memorial Stadium. A game that featured the debut of Rick Tomberline for the Rebels and Greg Manior for the Gamecocks featured an inordinate amount of first-game mistakes, with the Rebels overcoming theirs the most often and the most effectively.
PORTAL - It didn't take long for Pat Collins to achieve the first goal for Southeast Bulloch upon his arrival in Brooklet.
It was supposed to be the start of football season, but it looked more like a track meet.
Playing a schedule that is packed full of road trips and talented opponents, Statesboro will get a taste of both tonight as it hits the road to take on reigning Region 2-AAAA champion Brunswick in the Blue Devils' 2010 regular season opener.
PORTAL - Pat Collins and Cherard Freeman made quite a pair the last time they were together on the Portal football field.
PORTAL - The Portal Lady Panthers shut out Emanuel County Institute 8-0 Thursday in five innings at Panther Field.
Softball season is underway, but before teams from around the state dive into their region schedules, 12 teams from all parts of Georgia will descend on Statesboro for the Battle in the Boro which starts this afternoon and continues through tomorrow at Mill Creek Regional Park.
Football season is finally here, and things will get started as two old rivals kickoff the brand new season.
Bulloch Academy sophomore pitcher Lauren Dennard is on a roll.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The loss columns for both Bulloch Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand at '0' as the 2014 season kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Gator Alley, but each of the schools are looking to cast off losing streaks dating back to last fall.
Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
PORTAL - To a man, there might not be a football program in Georgia that asks more of its players than the Portal Panthers.
GUYTON - For the first time in its program's young history, the Statesboro volleyball team beat South Effingham. The Lady Blue Devils won 15-25, 25-16, 25-20 to reach the milestone on the road.
Football programs in the counties surrounding Bulloch have seen varying degrees of success over the past few years, but all seem primed to make a run towards the postseason in 2014.
The Georgia Southern Eagles played their first home football game of the new era at Statesboro High's Womack Field in 1981. It's only fitting that the Blue Devils will play in the first event of the newly-renovated Paulson Stadium.
When it comes to fielding deep rosters, Portal Middle High School is at a disadvantage in almost every sport.
Bulloch Academy seniors Ashley Burke and Powell Fennell combined for five hits and drove in six runs to lead the Lady Gators to a 12-2 victory over Robert Toombs Christian Academy Thursday.
BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-1) dominated Appling County with an 8-0, 6-inning win on the road Thursday.
PORTAL - Robert Brown has never been at a loss to produce highlights on the football field.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had its season opener crashed by an old rival as Screven County ran away with a 7-5 victory on Monday afternoon.
There has never been a shortage of stellar high school athletes roaming the fields around Statesboro.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils opened their 2014 campaign with a high-scoring shootout, splitting a doubleheader with visiting North Cobb Christian on Saturday at Mill Creek.