There are many ways to describe the Statesboro Blue Devils. Gritty. Determined. Intense. All are true, but the most important description is "still alive". The Devils dug themselves a hole last Friday, but a desperate second half comeback saw SHS erase a 21-7 deficit and Caleb Brown's 27-yard field goal in the final 10 seconds vaulted the Devils into the second round of the state playoffs. As impressive as the comeback ...
The Bulloch Academy varsity girls' basketball team kicks off its 2010-11 season tonight as the Lady Gators welcome eight teams from the Georgia Independent School Association's three classifications to the fifth annual Lady Gator Classic.
The outcome wasn't clear until the final minute, but Statesboro will live on to fight another week.
MACON - Bulloch Academy raced out to an early 14-0 lead on Mount de Sales Friday night in the first round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs.
It's put up or shut up time tonight as Statesboro welcomes Tri-Cities to Womack Field for the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.
A new classification, a new set of opponents but the same result. Bulloch Academy had long been a power in GISA's Class AA division, but the move to Class AAA this year brought speculation and doubt if the Gators could even compete with the bigger independent schools around the state. All that was wiped away last week when the Gators secured a spot in the division's 'Elite Eight' with a 42-0 thrashing ...
They might still be a young group, but each passing week leaves the Statesboro defense looking more and more like the dominant Blue Devil defenses of a few years ago.
Pete Nagel signs a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Georgia. As Metter's ace pitcher, Nagel has been a dominant force on the mound throughout his high school career. "It's a big thrill to be going to Georgia," said Nagel. "You see the talent of the SEC, and it's great to think that they want me to play for them. It'll be a lot of fun to play against the LSU's and South Carolina's of the world."
Lexi Allen signs a letter of intent to play softball for Georgia Southern next season. A four year starter, Allen earned All-Region 3-A honors in each of the last three seasons. "This is like a dream come true," said Allen. "I've been playing softball since I was 10 and I'm grateful for the opportunity to keep playing. I've got a lot of friends and family who have helped me get here, so I'm glad that ...
SYLVANIA - They've been a part of four playoff teams at Screven County, advancing to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs three times, but now it's time for Marla Thompson, Tiffany Burns and Rochelle Schuman to go play at the next level.
After a few years spent toiling in the darkness, Corey Walker is helping Portal football climb back into the light.
The Southeast Bulloch football team may be done for the season, but their cheerleaders are still going strong.
Two students. When the Georgia Independent School Association reclassified schools for the 2010-11 season, those last two students were enough to bump Bulloch Academy from double-A to triple-A - the highest classification in the state. As the smallest school in its new home, Bulloch definitely had its work cut out. None of that has seemed to bother the Gators much. BA hit the ground running and picked up right where it ...
The All-Region 3-AA softball team was announced Monday, with seven area athletes making the cut.
What a difference a season makes. Statesboro entered fall camp just three months ago with more questions than answers. There was plenty of talent, but that threatened to be overwhelmed by the Blue Devils' abundance of youth and lack of experience. There were some growing pains along the way, but when the dust settled Friday night in Brunswick, it was Statesboro that was left standing atop Region 2-AAAA. "We won the ...
AUGUSTA - Two plays into Friday's Region 3-AAAA play-in game, the Statesboro Blue Devils found themselves trailing Glenn Hills 6-0.
PORTAL - Trailing by five with 5:45 remaining, Portal needed to go 80 yards to score the go-ahead touchdown in the Panthers' final game of the season.
BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets traveled to Baxley to face the Appling County Pirates on Friday, with a potential region title on the line. The Yellow Jackets fell short 42-21 and finish third in the final Region 1-AAA standings for 2013.
BELLVILLE - All week long, Bulloch Academy's coaching staff had warned their players about Pinewood Christian Academy quarterback Dalton Johnson.
The do-or-die portion of the season begins a week early for the Statesboro Blue Devils as they make the trip up to Augusta tonight to take on Glenn Hills in the Region 3-AAAA play-in round.
BROOKLET - No matter what Southeast Bulloch does in tonight's game against Appling County in Baxley, the Yellow Jackets know that they're headed to the Class AAA state playoffs.
Georgia Southern vs. Furman, Statesboro vs. Wayne County, Portal vs. Metter, Southeast Bulloch vs. Screven County - great rivalries help players get motivated for great games.
For the Portal Panthers, tonight's game is a chance to end a disappointing season with a win for the seniors and a chance to build momentum as they prepare to enter the offseason.
Last Friday saw the Southeast Bulloch football team take on Tattnall County in driving wind and rain. Thanks to junior linebacker Isaiah Francois, it was still smooth sailing for the Yellow Jackets.
With one week remaining in the regular season, there are still some seeding questions lingering for area football teams. That said, things are much clearer than they were just one week ago.
Bulloch County basketball fans can get themselves a sneak peak at the upcoming high school hoops season as Statesboro hosts Portal Saturday evening. The junior varsity squads will tip off at 6 p.m. with the varsity teams sche,duled to start around 7:30 p.m.