The opening round of the GHSA playoffs is hardly a fitting stage for offensive blunders and poor free throw shooting, but that did not prevent the Portal Panthers (18-11) from using it as such.
Statesboro's pitching proved to be suspect again as the Blue Devils dropped a 10-4 decision to Lee County Saturday afternoon at Mill Creek Regional Park.
Great teams aren't always great. They're just great when they have to be.
Statesboro begins what it hopes will be a long postseason road tonight as it hosts Banneker in the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.
After failing to advance to last season's state basketball tournament, the Portal boys are right back where they know they belong.
THOMASVILLE - The No. 1 seed Thomasville Lady Bulldogs, Region 1-AA champions, defeated the Screven County Lady Gamecocks Friday, 76-60, in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
With a second consecutive Region 2-AAAA title already in the books, the Statesboro girls are now setting their sights even higher.
Sally Marie Futch, a senior at Bulloch Academy, signs a letter of intent to become a thrower for Jacksonville's track and field program. Pictured seated left to right: Father Floyd Futch, Sally Marie Futch and mother Dr. Lynn Futch. Standing, left to right: BA athletic director and girls track coach Clint Morgan and BA assistant coach Barbara Conner.
Statesboro got off to a rough start in this week's Blue Devil Diamond Days as it fell to Calvary in a lopsided 14-2, five-inning game Thursday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Statesboro baseball team will get a big early-season test this week as the "Blue Devil Diamond Days" take place at Mill Creek Regional Park.
It took a crazy finish, but sophomore Tori Thompson's hat trick led the Statesboro girls over Effingham County for their first region win in a 4-3 victory Tuesday evening at Womack Field.
BROOKLET - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks (2-0, 2-0 Region 3-AA) defeated Southeast Bulloch 4-0 Tuesday in region action.
PORTAL - Portal won't forget Luke Anderson.
Metter exploded out of the gate and then hung on late to clinch a season opening 10-9 win over Statesboro Monday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
PORTAL - Megan Anderson got her first-career baseball game under her belt, but Portal mistakes led to seven unearned runs for Southeast Bulloch as the Yellow Jackets knocked off the Panthers 11-1 in six innings Monday at Panther Field.
As the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets entered the 2014 season, they knew that they would need a spark. The entire offensive backfield from last season had graduated, leaving SEB to rely heavily on youth and inexperience.
As the regular season winds down and games become more important, every team wants a solid offensive threat that it can rely on.
DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.
CLAXTON - As football season began back in August the goal was clear for the Claxton Tigers.
SYLVANIA - Screven County is now 8-0 on the season and 4-0 in 3-AA play after a 28-22 win over Swainsboro.
Big first-half touchdown plays helped Bulloch Academy overcome an opening-game scare as the Gators whipped Frederica Academy 45-24 in GISA Region 2-AAA action Friday night.
Archer 45, Shiloh 7
BROOKLET - Coming into the season, freshman running back Chase Walker wasn't even sure he would be playing for the varsity team. After another dominating performance, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets have to be glad he is playing on Friday nights.
HINESVILLE - The Statesboro Blue Devils made it two consecutive wins Friday night as they invaded Hinesville and picked up a 17-0 win over Bradwell Institute.
PORTAL - The Calvary Day Cavaliers showed on Friday how serious they are about a return trip to the Class A state championship in 2014.
PORTAL - There certainly isn't any rest for the weary.
After nearly two months of struggling, Statesboro broke into the win column last week with a 14-13 victory over Richmond Hill.
BROOKLET - The Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch have been streaking in one way or another throughout the season.
The second barricade blocking Bulloch Academy's road to a possible GISA Region 2-AAA title will be put up tonight by Frederica Academy.
There's no denying that this hasn't been a typical season for Statesboro High football.