There's still a long way to go, but the Statesboro boys and girls track and field teams are both in competition to defend their Region 2-AAAA titles.
After a grueling regular season schedule, a pair of local teams is ready to make a run in the Class-AA postseason.
BROOKLET - The Bryan County girls track team tallied 155 points to claim the 2011 Region 3-A title, and the Jenkins County boys took the top prize with 163 points Thursday at the Region 3-A championships held at Southeast Bulloch Tuesday and Thursday.
MARTINEZ - The Bulloch Academy boys' track team did something Wednesday that no other Gator or Lady Gator team has ever done.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch ended its regular season schedule on a high note, pummeling Liberty County by a score of 13-3 in six innings Wednesday evening.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks cruised past Fitzgerald in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state plauoffs Tuesday to advance to the second round without dropping a set.
After four years spent dazzling Blue Devil fans, Jaqawn Raymond will be showcasing his talent on one of the biggest stages in the country.
With the postseason just around the corner, Bulloch Academy is looking to one of its biggest guns to lead the charge toward the state playoffs.
Although she is only a sophomore, Breanna Gates has already left her mark on the Southeast Bulloch record books.
Bulloch Academy pounded out 11 hits Tuesday against Region 4-AAA foe Trinity Christian School but still came up on the short end of the stick.
After a solid regular season, the Metter Tigers set their sights on an appearance in the Georgia High School Association state baseball playoffs this afternoon as they host Johnson County in the Region 3-A playoffs.
It's been a rough season for Statesboro baseball, but the Blue Devils put a silver lining on their year with a 7-6 win over Evans on Friday night at Mill Creek Regional Park in the last game of their Region 2-AAAA schedule.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets continued to roll, defeating Bryan County by a score of 10-2 Thursday night in a non-region matchup.
AUGUSTA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks (21-2) cruised past Dodge County Thursday at the Fleming Tennis Complex to make it to the Region 3-AA championship, but fell to Bleckley County in the finals to clinch the No. 2 seed in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
You always want to do well in your final home event of the season.
BROOKLET - The boys of Southeast Bulloch were able to muscle out a victory over Islands early in the week, but a non-region visit from Claxton proved to be just a bit too much as the Tigers earned a 63-57 win Saturday night.
Bulloch Academy hit 9 of 27 free throws through three quarters Friday night in their home opener against Deerfield-Windsor, But seniors Marvin Perkins and Smith Reeves canned 6 of 8 from the charity stripe with under a minute left in the game as the Gators upset the squad from Albany 48-45.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets dominated Pierce County at home Friday winning 82-52.
In a heated battle of county rivals, four quarters of action just wasn't enough.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Saturday's print edition. Statesboro High School's boys basketball team won two games over Portal in the 2008-09 season, the last time the teams faced each other. Because of a reporter's error, a sports article on page 11 Friday incorrectly stated who won those games. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.What's at stake?
Bulloch Academy senior Dylan Stuckey has been selected to play in the 2014 Georgia Independent School Association All-Star football game this Saturday in Macon.
Bulloch Academy is rarely at a loss to find a great athlete walking its halls, but senior Cody Lanier is taking things to a new level.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch boys dropped their season opener one week ago.
The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.
The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.
CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.