By MIKE ANTHONY
Bulloch Academy senior center Chelsea Oglesby scored a career-high 25 points and senior guard Danielle Atkinson added some last-second defensive heroics as the Lady Gators nipped arch-rival Pinewood 55-53 in overtime Tuesday night.
GUYTON - Jaylan Rawls had a career night scoring 37 points and leading the Statesboro Blue Devils to an 84-80 win over South Effingham on the road on Monday.
PORTAL- Over the last few years, any showdown between the boys of Claxton and Portal has been likely to hold plenty of Region 3-A significance and almost guaranteed to be a nip-and-tuck matchup.
BROOKLET - After last week's winter weather postponed Tattnall County's originally scheduled date with Southeast Bulloch, the Region 1-AAA rivals met Monday night.
John Milledge Academy scored 10 unanswered points in the final 2:30 of the game to take a 61-52 victory over Bulloch Academy in GISA Region 4-AAA basketball action Saturday. The game had originally been scheduled for Tuesday night but extreme weather conditions caused the postponement.
PORTAL - One night after a huge region win, Portal locked up with Bryan County on the hard court.
NAHUNTA - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets were too much for Brantley County, winning 78-69 Saturday on the road.
Statesboro sent its 10 seniors off in style on Friday night as the boys and girls combined to sweep a doubleheader against Wayne County at the Devil's Den.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers held a 22 point lead midway through the second quarter, and if you showed up at halftime, you'd never have known it.
SAVANNAH - Matt McBride hit two huge 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets escaped from New Hampstead with a 61-59 win on Friday.
By MIKE ANTHONY
For a second consecutive night, Statesboro had to grind out a win in a defensive struggle.
PORTAL - Led by forward Trent Thomas, the Portal Panthers dominated defending the Class A Public state champion Wilkinson County from the opening tip to the final buzzer, winning 66-48 at home on Saturday.
MILLEN - Jenkins County got off to a rocky start, beginning the season 1-11, including a 57-43 loss at Portal on Jan. 7.
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.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch's baseball season got off to a bit of a shaky start as a few untimely errors proved to be the difference in a 7-3 Savannah Christian victory Wednesday night.
SOPERTON - The Portal Panthers' reign atop Region 3-A came to an end after nearly three years Tuesday night as Treutlen claimed a 68-62 victory in the region's tournament championship game.
SOPERTON - The Claxton girls erased an eight-point deficit in a thrilling semifinal win Monday night, but couldn't make lightning strike twice.
MARTINEZ - John Milledge Academy had a surge of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and held off Bulloch Academy 68-63 on Tuesday in the first round of the GISA Region 4-AAA tournament at Augusta Prep.
Winter weather brought most of Bulloch County to a standstill last week.
The Bulloch Academy middle school Lady Gators won their region title Tuesday, completing the season with a perfect record after a 32-17 win over Thomas Jefferson.
SOPERTON - The Portal girls have been the Cinderella story of the Region 3-A tournament, but midnight finally struck Monday night.
SOPERTON - After Portal received a big scare in its Region 3-A tournament opener last weekend, the Panthers didn't allow for nearly as much drama Monday afternoon.
AUGUSTA - The Richmond Academy and Statesboro girls basketball teams went almost two weeks withoutplaying a game.
SOPERTON -Throughout the first three quarters of Saturday's Region 3-A tournament quarterfinal between Savannah Christian and Portal, it seemed as if Savannah Christian could do no wrong.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets lost to New Hampstead 51-44 on Saturday in the consolation game of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
Winter weather threw a wrench into Statesboro High's Boots in the Boro soccer tournament, but at least some of the games will go on.
SOPERTON - The final brackets for the Class A public school state playoffs won't be known until the middle of next week, but Portal is making a strong case to make the field for a second consecutive season.