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.
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 I can stay near home and have them continue to come cheer me on."
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.
The All-Region 3-AA softball team was announced Monday, with seven area athletes making the cut.
What a difference a season makes.
BRUNSWICK - For Statesboro, the third time was the charm.
It was the first time it had happened in seven years and it happened in a really, really big way.
BROOKLET-It wasn't the perfect ending to a long season, but it certainly wasn't terrible, either.
PORTAL – If what they say is true and "all's well that ends well," than all is certainly well in Portal.
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.
Two unearned runs off a dropped fly ball in deep left center were the difference in the game as the No. 17 Clemson Tigers escaped J.I. Clements Stadium with a 5-4 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Wednesday in the finale of a two-game series.
The Statesboro Blue Devils dominated a four-team track meet on Wednesday against Metter, Montgomery County, Jenkins and Long County, with the boys and girls each well surpassing the next-best score.
Now in his final season on the diamond with the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch, Drew Rushing knows when to put his team on his shoulders.
Bulloch Academy senior Bill Sheppard (pictured, right) was named one of the 12 best senior basketball players in the Georgia Independent School Association this season by his selection to the GISA All-Star Team last week. Sheppard and his Class AAA teammates from around the state lost to the SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association) All-Stars 100-92 at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon this past Saturday. The BA senior scored four points.