CLAXTON - As a new year gets underway, it doesn't look as though Claxton wants anything to change from the recent past.
SOPERTON - The Portal Panthers remained perfect in Region 3W-A play and snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 57-55 win at Treutlen.
The Bulloch Academy boys scored early and often Thursday night as they pounded David Emanuel Academy 61-35.
It was close early, but a torrid Statesboro run bookended the halftime break as the Blue Devils ran away with a 67-26 victory over Southeast Bulloch Tuesday night at the Devil's Den.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks trailed by as many as 14 points, but fought back for a 53-50 win Tuesday against Burke County.
PORTAL - The nightcap on the final day of the Portal Holiday Classic ended with a bang, but the Panthers just ran out of time.
PORTAL - Nolan Clark, a senior at Portal High School, was selected as one of 20 state finalists in the 2010 Wendy's High School Heisman Award program. "I'm proud of the honor, and it's come after a lot of hard work," said Clark, who is the son of Neal and Joanne Clark of Portal.
PORTAL - An early second half run vaulted Portal into the lead, but Savannah Country Day had a rally of its own up its sleeve as the Hornets earned a 37-34 win Wednesday night at the Portal Holiday Classic.
Poor free throw shooting threatened to doom Statesboro for a second consecutive night, but some clutch performances from the charity stripe in the final minutes paved the way for a 58-52 win over Osborne Tuesday at the Gentlemen's Classic.
PORTAL - Theo Brunner and the Brunswick Pirates were a little too long and a little too strong for Portal.
Portal is no stranger to big holiday basketball tournaments, but this season the Panthers will finally be able to play the role of host.
ALBANY - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets fell three times in the Albany U-Save-It Classic Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.
SYLVANIA - It was a dead heat through one half of play, but James Gunn's 3-pointer to open the third quarter gave Metter the lead for good as the Tigers picked up a hard-fought 71-55 victory over Screven County Friday night in Sylvania.
For most wrestlers, winning a state title as a freshman would be a momentous occasion. For Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball, it would merely seem like déjà vu.
BROOKLET - Statesboro rolled to an easy victory over Southeast Bulloch Tuesday night as the Blue Devils built a big lead by halftime and cruised to a 51-22 win.
GUYTON - As difficult as third down proved to be for the Southeast Bulloch offense Friday night, fourth down was an even stiffer task.
PORTAL - Before Friday night's game against Treutlen County, Portal Head Coach Jon Willoughby told running back Malik Williams the Vikings' coaches were not going to let Williams beat them. Williams told his coach, "We'll see about that."
With 13 days gone by since Statesboro's season-opening loss in the Erk Russell Classic, the Blue Devils are looking forward to a fresh start.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch will try to break into the win column tonight as the Yellow Jackets travel to Guyton to take on South Effingham in a non-region matchup.
PORTAL - Fresh off their first season-opening win since 2011, the Portal Panthers look to continue their winning ways tonight as they host Treutlen County.
Robert Toombs Christian Academy senior running back Rico Rogers will be a marked young man Friday night when Bulloch Academy rolls into Lyons to face the defending GISA Class A state champions.
GUYTON - Langston Chapel Middle School shook off a disappointing 2013 season with a convincing, season-opening 38-16 win at South Effingham on Wednesday.
Facing a resurgent Josey offense eager to end a long losing streak, Portal cornerback D'von Moore and his teammates knew that the final big play of the game would likely be the difference.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets came up short in a season-opening 44-26 loss to Pierce County last Friday night.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday in volleyball action.
After the last two weekends, all four Bulloch County teams have now played a game on the regular season schedule, including Bulloch Academy playing a pair.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers weren't about to let a second straight season opener end in a tie.
Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28
STILLMORE - Bulloch Academy raced out to a 26-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the Gators trounced David Emanuel Academy 58-18 here Thursday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers ring in a new era as they host Josey tonight at 7:30 p.m. in their 2014 season opener and their first game under new head coach Jon Willoughby.