The following column was written by long-time Southeast Bulloch coach Mike Sparks about his thoughts on and experience with legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who passed away Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 99.
Bulloch Academy pitcher Taylor Burke was selected to play for the Georgia Dugout Southeastern Senior All stars. The SE Team will be playing a number of games from June 3-6 in Rome at the Rome Braves Stadium. The Dugout All Stars are selected after being nominated and competing in tryouts. They are comprised of ball players from GHSA and GISA. Burke has signed to play for the Georgia Southern Eagles starting this fall.
DULUTH - Bulloch Academy seventh grader Dylan Stuckey won the gold medal in the 135-pound weight class in the middle-school division of the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Georgia Folkstyle State wrestling tournament on May 22.
Statesboro Blue Devils football was back for a one-night spring showcase Friday at Womack Field in the annual Blue-White game, culminating two weeks of spring practice.
The newly-formed Bulloch Bandits Wrestling Club had a good showing in the Team Georgia/USA Wrestling freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournament on May 15 at Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs.
SYLVANIA – It's been a long, award-filled ride for Cornelius Roberts, and one more trip to the track and field championships was a great way to end and even better career.
CHULA - The Tiftarea Panthers only put up five earned runs over the course of Saturday's doubleheader against Bulloch Academy in the GISA Class AA Elite Eight, but it was enough to sweep the Gators on the day and advance to the Final Four.
CHULA – Tiftarea had Bulloch Academy down, but not out.
Another solid year for Bulloch Academy athletics has a chance to get even better this weekend.
Georgia coach Mark Richt touched down at the Statesboro Municipal Airport Thursday on his way to a Statesboro Bulldog Club engagement, no doubt ready to answer some of the many questions on the minds of the Bulldog Nation.
BROOKLET – There was something different about the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets when they took to Fred Shaver Field Thursday on the first day of spring practice.
With final exams and the end of classes just weeks away, a number of track stars from the area will have another big test over the next three days.
Down to a do-or-die situation, Bulloch Academy handed the ball to Win Lee.
After a couple of lean years, this season saw a return to prominence for the girls track and field team at Jenkins County.
Statesboro goalkeeper Drew Funk, center, is joined by parents Mike and Lisa as he signs a letter of intent to play soccer for the Savannah College of Art and Design.
A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.
The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.
Chase Kirkland, Portal
BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch High School will send its baseball, soccer, and track teams into competition throughout the rest of the spring in search of region and state recognition, but one of the school's most prestigious and highly decorated squads will wrap up its 2014 campaign this weekend.
PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.
MILLEN - The Statesboro High School JROTC Drill Team competed against Area 9 at the last practice meet of the season on Saturday in Jenkins County.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets run-ruled New Hampstead in three innings and Bryce Harnage retired all nine batters he faced as SEB won 15-0.
The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' track teams have had two overwhelming early-season victories headed into a tell-tale meet at Stratford Academy next week.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets had no problems in region action on the road, blanking New Hampstead 5-0 on Friday.
The Statesboro Blue Devils won a boys golf tournament at Forest Heights Country Club with a team score of 171 on Thursday.