The Bulloch Academy boys and girls claimed the top trophies in the 12th annual Gator Relays track and field Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.
After 90 minutes of solid play from both sides, a pair of big plays proved to be the difference as Lakeside, Evans came away with a hard-earned 2-0 victory over the Statesboro girls Friday evening at Womack Field.
Twelve years and stronger than ever.
Bulloch Academy christened its newly-renovated baseball field Friday afternoon with a 5-4 victory over Westminster of Augusta.
Hosting a track meet for the thirs time this season, the Statesboro Blue Devils boys (125 points) and girls (119 points) squads both placed first in a meet featuring SHS, Wayne County, Appling County and Portal on Thursday.
PORTAL - The Jenkins County bats were on fire Tuesday evening as the Eagles breezed to a 16-6 victory over Portal in six innings at Franklin Coleman Memorial Field.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks defeated Southeast Bulloch 4-0 back in February at SEB, and the Lady Yellow Jackets got their revenge.
The Southeast Bulloch girls took on 13 other track and field programs from around the state Saturday at Georgia Southern, and when all was said and done, the Lady Jackets were the proud owners of first place at the eighth annual Plankenhorn Invitational.
Statesboro's 91 points were enough to run away from the competition in the boys meet Thursday at Womack Field, and the 128-point performance by the Lady Devils was good for first on the girls' side.
BROOKLET - The high-flying Southeast Bulloch offense was in full effect Friday night as it rolled to a 4-1 win over Dodge County at Fred Shaver Field.
BROOKLET - For the last seven years, track and field programs from all over the state have flocked to Southeast Bulloch to compete in the Plankenhorn Invitational. The event - which commemorates the life of Derrick Plankenhorn, an SEB runner who passed away February 19, 2003 - has become one of the most recognized in the state and will have a few changes in its eighth year.
This season, the Southeast Bulloch boys soccer team has its sights set on the postseason.
Another tennis season has culminated in another sub-region title for the Screven County girls, and Sydnee Weaver is setting the pace for the Lady Gamecocks.
The Bulloch Academy baseball team is looking to improve on last season's playoff success, and to do so, it will rely on one of its most familiar faces.
After being victimized by the big inning multiple times this season, Statesboro finally turned the tables.
An elbow here, a push there and a wipeout on the hardwood were norm as Bulloch Academy swept Westminster of Augusta in a pair of aggressive and physical contests Saturday night.
PORTAL - Claxton and Portal have engaged in plenty of nip-and-tuck struggles over the past few years and Friday night was no exception.
While the Statesboro High basketball team travels to Glynn Academy tonight, future members will be on display at the Devil's Den as Langston Chapel Middle School and William James Middle School square off.
MILLEN - The Portal Panthers improved to 4-0 in Region 3A-A play with a 68-67 win Tuesday on the road.
Seniors led the way Tuesday night as Bulloch Academy pounded cross-county rival Robert Toombs in both girls' and boys' basketball action.
BROOKLET - After a quick start, it seemed as though Southeast Bulloch might let one get away against Beach High.
PORTAL - Woodville-Tompkins out of Savannah is the lone new addition to Region 3-A this season.
ALAMO - The Claxton Tigers earned a pair of wins on Saturday at Wheeler County.
Bulloch Academy erased a 24-point halftime deficit but it wasn't enough to overcome the multi-national force of Furtah Prep Friday night.
One of the best things about sports - at least for those who enjoy more than just one particular sport - is that the pages on the calendar can turn without the fun and games ever coming to an end.
After a pair of hard-fought games over the weekend, Statesboro ended its annual Gentlemen's Classic in style.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers played a top-5 team from Class AA for the second game in a row, and got another win.
PORTAL - It took all night for the Portal Panthers to finally take a lead.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nobody in Georgia seems to be able to beat the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators, but on Saturday at the Carolina Invitational, they played a team from Maryland.