SAVANNAH - With a little more than four minutes left to play it was now or never time for the Portal Panthers, who trailed Calvary Day by eight at the Calvary gym.
BELLVILLE - Pinewood Christian's Jessie Knaus intentionally missed a free throw with 1.3 seconds remaining to give PCA a chance at the game-tying shot, but Bulloch Academy held on for a 49-47 win on Tuesday on the road.
After a crucial Region 3-AAAA sweep over Wayne County Friday night, Statesboro's boys and girls picked up another pair of wins Saturday against Windsor Forest at the Devil's Den.
Bulloch County is no stranger to great teams and amazing athletes, but few individuals can claim to have been as singularly dominant as Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball has been on the wrestling mat.
When the basketball season tipped off in November, Southeast Bulloch wasn't exactly sure where its scoring would come from. The Yellow Jackets had been an improved team in 2012-13, but leading scorer Devontae Tremble had graduated.
PORTAL - In a showdown between a pair of region rivals who both made the Class A Final Four last season, it was clear which school had peaked and which is looking for even more this time around.
Smith Reeves hit both ends of a one-and-one opportunity with 16.2 seconds left to help lift Bulloch Academy to a 51-48 victory over Frederica Academy Tuesday.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets continued their winning ways on Tuesday with a 50-38 region win over Savannah High at home.
BROOKLET - The year may be new, but Southeast Bulloch's region schedule is already nearing the halfway mark.
Bulloch Academy blew a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead to lose to Dominion Christian 60-53 in overtime Saturday.
ALAMO - The Portal Panthers went scoreless in the last minute and a half, but did enough to holf off Wheeler County for a 59-58 win on Saturday.
The new year got off to a rocky start for the Statesboro boys basketball team as they dropped a 61-53 decision to Liberty County Friday night at the Devil's Den.
Last Friday night, Mount de Sales drubbed the Bulloch Academy boys by 32 points in the Tattnall Square Academy Christmas tournament in Macon.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers opened Region 3A-A play with a decisive 61-49 win at home against Savannah Country Day.
Any basketball team reaching the Final Four of a state tournament is a special one. For the former greats of Bulloch Academy, tonight will be a night to remember their accomplishments.
Bulloch Academy seniors took the reins and drove their respective squads to sweet victories on Valentine's Day in the final regular-season home game Friday night.
SAVANNAH - Southeast Bulloch Coach John Page knew his team was going to be in for a dog fight when it met Brantley County in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
SAVANNAH – Coach Johnny Miller had no answer, not even a guess, as to why his Southeast Bulloch team came out flatter than a pancake in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.
Southeast Bulloch has spent the last few years building its boys and girls soccer teams into respectable forces in the area.
After calling off all of Wednesday's scheduled games at the Region 3-A basketball tournament in Treutlen, more icy conditions have caused Thursday's slate of games to be canceled as well.
Statesboro's soccer seasons have had to sit on the sidelines as winter weather postponed the scheduled season openers for both the boys and girls this week.
BROOKLET - As the Region 1-AAA boys tournament began Tuesday evening, Southeast Bulloch knew exactly what the task was.
AUGUSTA - Richmond Academy exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter and eliminated the Statesboro Blue Devils from the Region 3-AAAA tournament with a 66-58 win on Tuesday in Augusta.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls had to fight and claw through the majority of their Region 1-AAA tournament opener Monday night, but a steady resolve and a big fourth quarter run paved the way for a 56-38 victory over Appling County.
Bulloch Academy wrestlers won three individual state championships and led the team to its second consecutive state runner-up trophy in the GISA Class AAA state traditional tournament this past weekend.
With nearly three months of regular season play in the books, area basketball teams are now preparing for their region tournaments with eyes set on the ultimate prize of landing a spot in the state playoffs.