There might still be three months to go before opening night, but at Statesboro High, football is already at the tip of everyone's tongue.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers hope to get their football program back on track this season as David NeSmith was announced as the new head coach Thursday at a press conference in the Portal High School media center.
For most coaches, a 34-year drought between victories as a head coach would be cause for a job search.
The Georgia High School Association will have a brand new look to it beginning in the 2012-13 school year as it will divide schools into six classifications – up from the current five-class setup.
SYLVANIA - Postseason success is getting to be a tradition for Screven County baseball, but a familiar foe now stands in the way of the Gamecocks.
SYLVANIA - Screven County got its state tournament run off to a good start, sweeping Thomasville by scores of 14-4 and 11-10 Friday evening to advance to the second round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.
Just 32 teams remain in the hunt for the Georgia High School Association Class-AA state baseball title and two local teams are still in the hunt as both Southeast Bulloch and Screven County prepare for first round matchups beginning today.
ZEBULON - More than 17 minutes into the second half, the Southeast Bulloch boys clung tightly to a 2-1 lead it carved out in the first 40 minutes over Pike County in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state soccer playoffs.
Beginning today, athletes from both Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch will be in search of statewide glory as they travel to Jefferson for the Georgia High School Association track and field championships to be held over the next three days.
Bulloch Academy has held its own in its first season of competition at the Triple-A level of the Georgia Independent School Association and kept up the good work Tuesday, beating Trinity Christian in a 15-3 rout to clinch a No. 3 seed in the state tournament.
Her career may be over, but departing senior forward Rochelle Shuman has made a mark on the Screven County soccer program that won't be forgotten anytime soon.
The Statesboro-Bulloch county Parks and Recreation Department recently wrapped up soccer action for the week.
The Bulloch Academy baseball team waltzed into the state playoffs in style, pummeling Trinity Christian by a score of 15-3 Tuesday to earn the No.3 seed out of Region 4-AAA heading into this weekend's first round of the Georgia Independent School Association tournament.
Southeast Bulloch clinched its first birth in the state golf finals since 2001 this season, riding the efforts of junior Tyler Smith all the way.
BROOKLET – What was supposed to be a rebuilding year is quickly turning into a season to remember as the Southeast Bulloch boys are still alive entering the second round of the Georgia High School association state soccer playoffs.
BROOKLET - The boys of Southeast Bulloch were able to muscle out a victory over Islands early in the week, but a non-region visit from Claxton proved to be just a bit too much as the Tigers earned a 63-57 win Saturday night.
Bulloch Academy hit 9 of 27 free throws through three quarters Friday night in their home opener against Deerfield-Windsor, But seniors Marvin Perkins and Smith Reeves canned 6 of 8 from the charity stripe with under a minute left in the game as the Gators upset the squad from Albany 48-45.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets dominated Pierce County at home Friday winning 82-52.
In a heated battle of county rivals, four quarters of action just wasn't enough.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Saturday's print edition. Statesboro High School's boys basketball team won two games over Portal in the 2008-09 season, the last time the teams faced each other. Because of a reporter's error, a sports article on page 11 Friday incorrectly stated who won those games. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.What's at stake?
Bulloch Academy senior Dylan Stuckey has been selected to play in the 2014 Georgia Independent School Association All-Star football game this Saturday in Macon.
Bulloch Academy is rarely at a loss to find a great athlete walking its halls, but senior Cody Lanier is taking things to a new level.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch boys dropped their season opener one week ago.
The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.
The Statesboro girls were finally cooled off after a fast start, falling to Calvary Day by a count of 51-45 Monday evening in the first day of competition at the Blue Devils' annual 'Ladies Night Out' tournament.
CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
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