BROOKLET - A tough schedule and a roster that lacks a lot of experience got the Statesboro boys basketball team off to a rough start to their season, but 2012 is looking good so far.
When teams from Bulloch Academy and arch-rival Pinewood Christian meet on the gridiron, on the diamond or on the court, the action is always tense and exciting and the fans are plentiful and loud.
Portal continues to get the most it can out of 2011 as it took a second win in as many nights at its holiday tournament Thursday night.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Grayson head football coach Mickey Conn can rattle off a long list of things that make defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche such a good player.
Haley Burke scored 18 points, Taylor Collins added 16 points and Anna Newton chipped in 10 points to help Bulloch Academy to a 49-36 victory over John Milledge Academy in a girls basketball game Thursday in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon.
All-Region 3-A West Football Team
Tuesday night, Statesboro let a second-half lead slip through its grasp. Wednesday, the Blue Devils weren't about to make the same mistake.
The Statesboro High School Blue Devils, the 2011 Region 2-AAAA football champion, had a number of players named to the all-region team. Offensive players selected were Marshuan Jackson, Herman Lee, Freddie Burden, Rahkym Thomas, Reid Pennington and Michael Summers. Defensive players selected were Shaq Johnson, Lenard Robinson, Reggie Owens and Haydon Rollins. In addition to all-region honors, Burden was also selected to the all-state team.
Bulloch Academy crushed Central Fellowship Christian Academy of Macon, 42-18, in a girls basketball game in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon on Wednesday.
Portal High School's boys basketball team beat Worth County, 68-61, in a game Wednesday in the Portal Holiday Classic tournament at Portal High School.
After having its first scheduled game of the Gentlemen's Classic postponed Monday night, Statesboro still had some holiday rust to shake off.
Portal High School's boys basketball program will play host to the Portal Holiday Classic tournament today through Friday at Portal.
Bulloch Academy's girls basketball team lost its first game this season, 59-56, to Westwood in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon on Tuesday.
Monday morning, the Georgia High School Association announced its final decisions regarding region alignment when the association expands to six classifications next season. Southeast Bulloch received an early Christmas present when it was informed that it will be moving to a new region.
Barbara Conner, who has been the backbone of Bulloch Academy's athletic department and its physical education and science programs for the past 27 years, recently was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Independent School Association.