Bulloch Academy wrestlers won three individual state championships and led the team to its second consecutive state runner-up trophy in the GISA Class AAA state traditional tournament this past weekend.
With nearly three months of regular season play in the books, area basketball teams are now preparing for their region tournaments with eyes set on the ultimate prize of landing a spot in the state playoffs.
IRWINTON - Portal's regular season came to an end on Friday as the Panthers defeated Wilkinson County 64-60 on the road.
By MIKE ANTHONY
Bulloch Academy senior center Chelsea Oglesby scored a career-high 25 points and senior guard Danielle Atkinson added some last-second defensive heroics as the Lady Gators nipped arch-rival Pinewood 55-53 in overtime Tuesday night.
GUYTON - Jaylan Rawls had a career night scoring 37 points and leading the Statesboro Blue Devils to an 84-80 win over South Effingham on the road on Monday.
PORTAL- Over the last few years, any showdown between the boys of Claxton and Portal has been likely to hold plenty of Region 3-A significance and almost guaranteed to be a nip-and-tuck matchup.
BROOKLET - After last week's winter weather postponed Tattnall County's originally scheduled date with Southeast Bulloch, the Region 1-AAA rivals met Monday night.
John Milledge Academy scored 10 unanswered points in the final 2:30 of the game to take a 61-52 victory over Bulloch Academy in GISA Region 4-AAA basketball action Saturday. The game had originally been scheduled for Tuesday night but extreme weather conditions caused the postponement.
PORTAL - One night after a huge region win, Portal locked up with Bryan County on the hard court.
NAHUNTA - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets were too much for Brantley County, winning 78-69 Saturday on the road.
Statesboro sent its 10 seniors off in style on Friday night as the boys and girls combined to sweep a doubleheader against Wayne County at the Devil's Den.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers held a 22 point lead midway through the second quarter, and if you showed up at halftime, you'd never have known it.
SAVANNAH - Matt McBride hit two huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets escaped from New Hampstead with a 61-59 win on Friday.
By MIKE ANTHONY
BROOKLET - It may have been April 1, but Southeast Bulloch's Bryce Harnage had no intentions of fooling around.
JESUP - The Statesboro Blue Devils boys and girls golf teams competed in matches on Thursday in a tournament hosted by Wayne County.
Some shaky weather forecasts put the 46th Annual Statesboro Relays on hold last weekend, but the show went on Monday night at Womack Field.
Statesboro High's Clay Cribbs won a two-hole playoff to take home low medalist at a three-team golf match hosted by the Blue Devils at the Georgia Southern University golf course on Monday.
God must be a track and field fan.
When you're in charge of a 46-year old legacy in the state's track and field scene, the show must go on.
SAVANNAH - The Portal Panthers (7-8, 3-7 Region 3-A) ended region play in style on Friday. , hammering Savannah Country Day 13-1 in five innings.
Statesboro goalkeeper Drew Funk, center, is joined by parents Mike and Lisa as he signs a letter of intent to play soccer for the Savannah College of Art and Design.
A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.
The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.
Chase Kirkland, Portal
BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch High School will send its baseball, soccer, and track teams into competition throughout the rest of the spring in search of region and state recognition, but one of the school's most prestigious and highly decorated squads will wrap up its 2014 campaign this weekend.
PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.
MILLEN - The Statesboro High School JROTC Drill Team competed against Area 9 at the last practice meet of the season on Saturday in Jenkins County.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets run-ruled New Hampstead in three innings and Bryce Harnage retired all nine batters he faced as SEB won 15-0.