FORT VALLEY - For the last three weeks, the Statesboro Blue Devils have been involved in plenty of back-and-forth matchups, some incredible individual scoring efforts, a pair of buzzer-beaters, and – most importantly – nothing but wins.
The Statesboro Blue Devils (3-1) pushed a run across in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Effingham County, 6-5, Friday at Mill Creek.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers are as deep as they've ever been in the state playoffs, but they don't have any intentions of slowing down.
MACON - For the first time in a decade, the Statesboro Blue Devils are off to the Final Four.
PORTAL - Leading by two points with 3.7 seconds remaining, Portal coach Jeff Brannen could only watch as Mitchell County's Jermaine Hartsfield Jr.'s was able to get open for a potential game-winning 3-point attempt.
For the third time in five years, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators will play in a Final Four basketball tournament.
DONALSONVILLE - The Jenkins County War Eagles beat Seminole County - the No. 1 overall seed in the GHSA Class A public school state playoffs - 76-70 on Wednesday, to advance to the Final Four.
The Statesboro Blue Devils hit the road for the first time this postseason as they travel to Macon for tonight's Class AAAA Elite Eight matchup against Rutland.
PORTAL - With one quarter left to play in last weekend's Sweet Sixteen matchup against Marion County, it looked as though Portal was heading for another disappointing early exit from the Class A state playoffs.
HIAWASSEE - The Claxton Lady Tigers were seconds away from a trip to the Final Four.
Statesboro doesn't tip off against Jonesboro in the Sweet Sixteen of the Class AAAA state playoffs until 7 p.m. tonight, but if Friday afternoon's pep rally is any indication of the mood in the Devil's Den at game time, things are sure to get loud.
MACON - Bulloch Academy controlled a pair of six-footers with smothering defense as the Lady Gators pounded Calvary Christian School 54-30 in the second round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball state tournament Friday.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers storm into tonight's Sweet Sixteen matchup against Marion County with a team that has accomplished plenty. The Panthers have racked up 63 wins and a pair of Region 3-A titles over the last three seasons, but everyone on the roster is still looking for a state playoff win that has eluded them thus far.
MACON - Tough defense and good free-throw shooting helped Bulloch Academy repel a late fourth-quarter charge and take a 55-47 victory over Mount de Sales in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA boys' basketball tournament on Thursday.
While the 1-4 start isn't what fans of Statesboro baseball were looking for in 2017, they were in for an encouraging surprise Monday night.