AUGUSTA - Bulloch Academy ended a 32-year drought Saturday night when the Lady Gators captured their first region basketball title since 1980 with a 42-30 victory over the Westminster Lady Wildcats.
STILLMORE – The Bulloch Academy junior-varsity boys' basketball team won the East Georgia Middle School Conference championship Feb. 4. In the tournament, which was held at David Emanuel Academy, the top-seeded Gators got a first-round bye, crushed Thomas Jefferson Academy, 52-17, in the semifinals and defeated Edmund Burke Academy, 43-27, in the title game. Hunter Perry scored 20 points and Lanier Olliff added 11 points in the Thomas Jefferson game. In the championship game, Brett Thomas scored 17 points, Perry had 12 points and Brian Harrison added 10 points. The championship victory capped an 18-3 season for the Gators. It was ...
PORTAL - A capacity crowd showed up to say goodbye to Portal's seniors Friday night, but if the Panthers get their way, this won't be the last their crowd will see them in action.
The only bad thing about having a class filled with great talent in high school sports is that, eventually, they'll leave, and they'll all go at once.
In 2010, a young group emerged to give Statesboro's girls soccer team a big step forward. Last season, region realignment brought some dominating new teams into the Lady Blue Devils' region, and a year after going 10-5 and advancing to the state playoffs, the Devils slipped to 5-10.
Having one basketball team with a 20-win season would be great for any high school but having two squads with the same kind of success is phenomenal.
The Athlete of the Week feature is usually reserved for individuals, but the special bond between the senior class on Statesboro's girls basketball team deserves to be recognized for what they have accomplished as a group.
Last February, Bulloch Academy's Daniel Hendrix breezed through the 112-pound weight class to earn himself a state title. This season, Hendrix bumped up two weight classes, but kept his accomplishments at their same spectacular level.
SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County defeated Southeast Bulloch, 88-35, in a non-region boys basketball game Tuesday night.
For two years, the Southeast Bulloch boys soccer team was a work in progress. A young team just a couple of seasons ago, the Yellow Jackets have taken their lumps, but are now poised to do damage as the 2012 season is upon them.
ALAMO - Robert Lee scored 24 points, Cory Reese had 17 and Akeem Oglesby had 13 as Portal breezed to a 67-42 win over Wheeler County on Tuesday night. Portal is 21-3, 10-2 in Region 3B-A.
METTER - James Gunn scored 18 points to lead Metter to a 52-49 victory over Claxton in a Region 3A-A boys basketball game Tuesday night.
EVANS - Zaquavian Smith scored 15 points to lead Statesboro High to a 53-52 victory over Lakeside-Evans in a Region 2B-AAAA boys basketball game Tuesday night.
EVANS - Alisia Jenkins scored 14 points to lead Statesboro High to a 55-31 victory over Lakeside-Evans in a Region 2B-AAAA girls basketball game Tuesday night.
METTER - Deetra Williams scored 11 points to lead Claxton to a 63-34 victory over Metter in a Region 3A-A girls basketball game Tuesday night.
Bulloch Academy point guard Ashley Burke used her superb ball-handling skills and quickness to lead the Lady Gators to a 61-46 victory over Deerfield-Windsor School in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night.
PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.