PORTAL - The first win is always the hardest.
When two historic rivals square off on the football field, the game holds a lot of meaning and significance for players, fans and alumni.
ZEBULON - Screven County's hopes of an Elite Eight appearance came to an end Tuesday after loading the bases in the seventh inning, as the Lady Gamecocks (27-10) ended their season with a 5-4 loss to Pike County on the road in the GHSA Class AA state second round.
ZEBULON - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks had Pike County on the brink pof elimination from the GHSA Class AA state playoffs Wednesday, winning the first game and taking a two-run lead in the bottom of the third in the second game, but Pike fought back to force a split and a game three today at 5 p.m.
After a Final Four run last season, no one was quite sure what to expect from the 2010 squad.
Another game, another victory, and another Bulloch Academy running back with a big day.
PORTAL - It may have only been one win, but it was just what Portal needed.
SYLVANIA - New year, same old story.
Bulloch Academy's dynamic duo of Lestonz Lewis and Ellis Lane combined for over 300 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Gators to a 42-20 homecoming win over GISA Region 1-AAA foe Bethesda Day School Friday night.
Statesboro outgained Evans by a 271-230 margin, but costly turnovers and untimely penalties proved to be its undoing as the Blue Devils dropped a 20-15 heartbreaker that came down to the final seconds Friday night at Womack Field.
Everything seems to be coming together for Statesboro.
High-school homecomings conjure up memories of dress-up days, practicing for class skits, nightly practical jokes, voting for the king and queen, the pep rally and the dance.
BROOKLET - It's homecoming for Southeast Bulloch tonight, but Jefferson County is intent on crashing the party.
PORTAL - Last week was a tough one, but Portal is getting right back to business.
MACON - Both Bulloch Academy junior varsity cross country teams finished in the Top 10 in the GISA Class AAA junior varsity cross country championships.
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.
The Bulloch Academy Gators suffered a rare down year on the football field last fall, missing out on the state playoffs for the first time in a decade.
BROOKLET - When basketball season began back in November, the Southeast Bulloch boys had a clear goal.