BROOKLET - Last season, Southeast Bulloch was able to end a long losing streak with a win over cross-county rival Portal. This year, SEB wants to prove that it was no fluke.
One of the largest high school softball tournaments in all of Georgia takes place this weekend as 13 teams descend on Mill Creek Regional Park for the annual Battle in the Boro tournament hosted by Statesboro.
LOUISVILLE - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (8-2, 2-0 Region 3A-AA) remained unbeaten in region play with a 9-1, six-inning win at Jefferson County Thursday.
Forget the spring drills, the passing camps, and the two-a-days. Tonight, football officially returns as Bulloch Academy travels to Stillmore to take on David Emanuel Academy in the 2011 season opener.
Athletic legends from Statesboro's past have a chance to be remembered forever as nominations for the Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame are currently being accepted.
A youth movement is underway at Southeast Bulloch, and while sophomore quarterback Keagan Carter may have to wait his turn to get to the top of the depth chart, he made his playing time in the preseason count.
All of the hard offseason work that they've been putting in boils down to this week.
Bulloch Academy freshman Ashley Burke and senior Emily Morgan finished one-two to lead the Lady Gators to a team victory in their first cross country meet of the season.
Hanging around the practice fields at Statesboro High, the same feeling always lingers in the air. No matter the result of the last game or practice, the Blue Devils are never too high and never too low. The Devils may have ridden a wave of great play into the 2010 state semifinals, but it's their workmanlike attitude that makes them favorites to go deep into the postseason again this year.
GLENVILLE - Southeast Bulloch won a pair of games in the Gold Bracket at the Warrior Blast softball tournament at Tattnall County to win the event Saturday.
BROOKLET - Wanting to get their scrimmage in a week before the regular season starts, Southeast Bulloch and Bryan County were willing to wait out mother nature, and after a 75-minute lightning delay, SEB took away a 13-6 victory in their tune-up Friday night at Fred Shaver Field.
With kickoff of the 2011 football season now less than a week away, Bulloch Academy followers have to be excited about what this year could bring.
BROOKLET - When Pat Collins rolled into Brooklet last season, he knew that a tough job lay before him.
PEMBROKE -- Bryan County's Tiffany Howard is no stranger to winning, and in her second start of the season, she struck out six and pitched a perfect game as the Lady Redskins blanked Metter 11-0 Thursday.
PORTAL - For Portal, the last few years have been frustrating under the Friday night lights.
Terence Hennessy returns to Rogers Field on the campus of Edmund Burke Academy tonight for the first time since he traded his red and white shirts for green and gold ones.
There's no good way to sugarcoat it.
BROOKLET - Over a month into the season, things seemed to be getting a bit dicey for Southeast Bulloch. A state playoff team last season, the Yellow Jackets stumbled their way to an 0-4 start thanks to a very tough slate of games to begin the year.
A season that started in the oppressive heat of August is cranking up the pressure just as the temperatures are cooling off.
Bulloch Academy pounded out 21 hits in two games to overpower Westwood Monday at Gator Alley in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA softball playoffs.
Bulloch Academy scored 23 unanswered points in the second quarter to break open a tight game to defeat the Brentwood Eagles 36-12 Friday night.
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.