A lot has changed in the sporting world over the last 40 years.
BROOKLET – A month from now, the Southeast Bulloch football squad will strap up the pads to begin another season. When they do, they'll be practicing and playing in one of the nicest athletic complexes around.
For years, Georgia has been a hotbed for up-and-coming high school baseball stars. Among this year's class of potential future stars are a pair of Blue Devils from Statesboro High School.
Less than a decade ago, high school wrestling programs in Georgia weren't all that easy to come by aside from the Atlanta area. Thanks to some recent success stories and top-notch instruction, a lot more attention is being paid to those hitting the mats in South Georgia.
Summer camp doesn't open for Bulloch Academy's varsity football squad for more than a month, but Gator Alley has been full of excitement throughout the week.
After producing a career's worth of home runs, recent Statesboro High School graduate Justin Mee put on a final hitting display at the Blue Devils' field Tuesday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
Statesboro High School is looking for anyone that can swing a big bat to participate in its home run derby this evening at Mill Creek Regional Park. Started by Jim Simmons after being named the Blue Devils' head coach last May, the home run derby aims to bring past and present Blue Devils together while also providing an opportunity for other baseball fans to show what they've got. "This is something that we did back when I was with Effingham (County)," Simmons said. "We were able to turn that into a big, popular event every year. Last year was ...
For the better part of a decade, Bulloch Academy has given opponents nightmares with its flexbone triple-option attack.
Bulloch Academy athletics director Chandler Dennard displays the 2012 Larry J. Prestridge All-Sports Trophy that the school won after the end of the 2011-12 school year.
The Statesboro Swarm Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) girls basketball team won the Memorial Day Clash in Savannah recently. Members of the squad, which is composed of local ninth-and-10th-grade girls, are (kneeling l-r): Danielle Atkinson, Ashley Burke, Brooke Gilbert, Page Spence, Jessie Knauss, Edie Threlkeld; (standing l-r): head coach Beth Burke, Tanice Johnson, Chelsea Oglesby, Sarah Evans, Destiny Burke, Kaylyn Hagan and assistant coach Kacie Lanier. The team, along with other local AAU squads, will play in the BTPP Shootout at Statesboro High School today and Saturday.
WAYCROSS - Statesboro High School golfer Sara Jane Bowers shot 88 to finish second in the Georgia State Golf Association Junior Sectionals on Tuesday at the Lakes Golf Course at Laura Walker State Park.
The South Georgia Fury 16U softball team won the Fury Fanatic tournament May 19. The 12U team finished second and the 14U team went 3-1. Photographed, left to right, are: 1st row: Brittany Christiansen, Tiffani Clark; 2nd row: Coach Wilkes, Alaina Walker, Tristen Winters, Kali Todd, Coach Walker; 3rd row: Brianna Van Deursen, Madison Poole, Taylor Wilkes, Etta Duncan. Not pictured: Danielle Cowart.
The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department finished its Recreational League baseball and softball seasons this week with tournaments in each league.
Statesboro High School's girls soccer team recently held its awards banquet and the following received awards: Pictured, left to right, front row, are: Sarah Brown (Co-Best Defensive Player and All-Region 2-AAAA team); Reagan Thomas (Best Midfielder and All-Region 2-AAAA team); Anna Marie McKintosh (Most Improved). Back row, left to right: Laura Campbell (Coach's Award); Tori Thompson (Best Offensive Player and All-Region 2-AAAA team); Taylor Sarratt (Co-Best Defensive Player and All-Region 2-AAAA team); Makayla Patterson (Most Valuable Player and All-Region 2-AAAA team).
Statesboro High School's boys soccer team recently held its awards banquet and the following received awards: Pictured, left to right, are Joseph Vives (Coach's Award); Cody Francis (Best Defensive Player and All-Region 2-AAAA team); Zac McLendon (Most Valuable Player and All-Region 2-AAAA team); Coach Nick Thrower; George Hill (Most Improved); Matthew Samuiratedeau (Future Blue Devil). Not pictured: Alan Rodriguez (Best Offensive Player and All-Region 2-AAAA team).
With just a few weeks left in the season, Statesboro High School's swim team are entering the home stretch of their 2015-2016 campaign.