For Bulloch Academy, the road to the playoffs goes through Savannah.
BROOKLET - Sierra Peebles pitched a pair of complete game gems and Effie Manahan knocked in five runs as Southeast Bulloch swept its best-of-three series against Monticello Thursday afternoon in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
Stratford Academy rode the arm of Sloan Sibley, the bats of Morgan Long, Carmen Russett, Lexi Rouse and Caroline Avant and the defense of Andi Shilling to sweep Bulloch Academy in the second round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs Thursday.
BROOKLET - An impressive regular season proved that Southeast Bulloch deserved to be among the 32 teams competing for the GHSA Class-AA title, the journey through the state playoffs begins today.
As the 2011 softball season began, Chandler Dennard had two goals for his team - win a region championship and make it to the Final Four.
PEMBROKE - There wasn't much Tiffany Howard didn't do in Bryan County's first GHSA Class A state playoff matchup.
Usually the Athlete of the Week is coming off of a dominating display on the field.
Last year, an injury forced Madelyn Vickery to the sidelines during Bulloch Academy's state playoff run. This time around, she plans on being right in the middle of things.
It state playoff time for softball, so Screven County is sure to be in the hunt.
Southeast Bulloch and Bulloch Academy have rescheduled their softaball tournament doubleheaders from today until Thursday.
Entering the 2011 season, Portal knew the challenges it faced. The Panthers were short on bodies, but long on talent.
TWIN CITY - It was Emanuel County Institute's homecoming, but the Portal Panthers were the ones that made a statement.
The homecoming festivities are usually saved for halftime, but Statesboro wasn't willing to wait that long.
All week long, Bulloch Academy head coach Ronnie Hodges had elevated Sherwood Christian Academy senior running back MJ Green and junior quarterback Brett Shepard to near superstar status.
BROOKLET - Hand it to the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets. They didn't exactly schedule a cupcake for homecoming.
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.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.
Statesboro's softball team is in a bit of an unfamiliar position, but one they're glad to be a part of.
BROOKLET - As volleyball's regular season enters its home stretch, Southeast Bulloch is looking to prove that last year's postseason run was no fluke.
The Statesboro High golf team has sent its boys squad to the state finals in each of the last two seasons.
It hasn't been the smoothest of sailing for the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils softball team this fall, but as the postseason begins, they have what everyone wants come this time of year - a chance to keep on playing.
PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.