SAVANNAH - Portal rode a strong defensive effort and Cory Reese's 21 points to a 52-44 win over Jenkins County Friday night at the Country Day School gym.
GUYTON - Statesboro dug out of an early hole and hung on late to earn a win over Liberty County Thursday afternoon in the second round of the Region 2-AAAA tournament.
MILLEN - Portal controlled the second and third quarters before withstanding a rally to notch a 56-52 victory over Metter Wednesday evening in the second round of the Region 3-A tournament.
MILLEDGEVILLE - The clock struck midnight on the Cinderella post-season of the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators Wednesday in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA state tournament.
GUYTON - It was a party Richmond Hill wished it had skipped.
In basketball, a lot of success can be earned simply by peaking at the right time.
BROOKLET - The best wrestlers in the state will converge on Duluth this weekend for the GHSA championships and Southeast Bulloch will have three of its best in the hunt.
Anyone associated with the Screven County girls basketball team over the last four seasons will undoubtedly remember the name Bria Lonon.
When the GHSA state wrestling championships commence in Duluth today, three members of the Southeast Bulloch squad will count themselves among the contenders for an individual title.
SWAINSBORO - The No. 2 seed Screven County Lady Gamecocks (20-3) defeated Jefferson County 53-45 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament to assure a spot in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
PORTAL - After building a big early lead, Claxton had to hang on for dear life at the end.
Expectations couldn't be higher for the Statesboro girls as they enter this week's Region 2-AAAA tournament.
For the fifth consecutive season, the Bulloch Academy girls' basketball team will compete in the GISA state basketball tournament.
LOUISVILLE - Shooting 10-12 from the foul line in the final 80 seconds of the game, the Screven County Gamecocks hung on for a 59-52 win over the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets in the play-in game of the Region 3AA tournament Monday.
ALAMO - The Portal Panthers are hosting the girls Region 3-A tournament for the first time, but before the Lady Panthers could take to the home floor, they had to play in.
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.