Last season, the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils announced their arrival with a run to the GHSA state quarterfinals.
Bulloch Academy gained a strong foothold in region play Tuesday night with a 65-40 thumping of Augusta Preparatory School.
Statesboro looked to have the upper hand all night, but Greenbrier never gave in. The Wolf Pack erased a late deficit with an 8-0 run, and even after a last second Blue Devil 3-pointer forced overtime, Greenbrier was able to pull out the win, slipping away with a 75-71 win Tuesday night at the Devil's Den.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch knocked off Region 3B-AA rival Jefferson County 47-44 Tuesday at home.
Last season, the Statesboro girls knew that they had a good team, but weren't quite sure of how far they could go.
Plans for an overhaul to the athletic facilities at Southeast Bulloch have been temporarily put on hold.
PORTAL - Portal put up a fight, but Chris Lovett, Kenyale Lacue and the rest of Emanuel County Institute wouldn't be denied.
WAYCROSS - Ware County defeated Statesboro 1062-1051 Friday in riflery action.
It was far from its prettiest game of the season, but Statesboro got the job done.
The Bulloch Academy Gators are used to playing an uptempo, run-and-gun style brand of basketball. But Thursday night, they were just a step slower than the Bethesda Blazers.
The Statesboro girls remained undefeated in Region 2-AAAA play as they rolled to an easy 60-19 victory over Evans Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
PORTAL - After struggling through the first half, Portal finally found its stride.
Senior Zach Altany scored 30 points to help lift Bulloch Academy over a tough John Milledge squad 72-62 in GISA Region 4-AAA action Tuesday.
Bulloch Academy got a balanced effort in a 67-31 blowout of Region 4-AAA foe Trinity Christian School Saturday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers may have moved to the other side of Region 3-A this season, but make no mistake, Claxton is still a rival.
Terence Hennessy returns to Rogers Field on the campus of Edmund Burke Academy tonight for the first time since he traded his red and white shirts for green and gold ones.
There's no good way to sugarcoat it.
BROOKLET - Over a month into the season, things seemed to be getting a bit dicey for Southeast Bulloch. A state playoff team last season, the Yellow Jackets stumbled their way to an 0-4 start thanks to a very tough slate of games to begin the year.
A season that started in the oppressive heat of August is cranking up the pressure just as the temperatures are cooling off.
Bulloch Academy pounded out 21 hits in two games to overpower Westwood Monday at Gator Alley in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA softball playoffs.
Bulloch Academy scored 23 unanswered points in the second quarter to break open a tight game to defeat the Brentwood Eagles 36-12 Friday night.
Allatoona 62, Alexander 21
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch Head Coach Pat Collins promised his 4-year-old daughter he would do a cartwheel after the Yellow Jackets won a game. Through the first four games of the season, he didn't have the opportunity to fulfill that promise.
CLAXTON - Quarterback Cornelious Taylor led the Claxton Tigers up and down the field and Portal couldn't keep up, as the Panthers fell 31-14 Friday in the Region 3A-A opener for both teams at the Pecan Grove.
DOUGLAS - An already rough season for Statesboro sustained another body blow Friday night as No. 5 Coffee dismantled the Blue Devils by a count of 35-7.
Despite the rough start to the season, Southeast Bulloch's dreams of reaching the state playoffs are within reach, but that journey starts tonight as the Yellow Jackets open subregion play against Beach High School.
In football, it's rare to find sympathy for a struggling team.
PORTAL - A cat fight is in store tonight as the Portal Panthers make the short trip to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers in each team's sub-region opener.
Three steps forward and two steps backward.
In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.