For a second consecutive night, Statesboro had to grind out a win in a defensive struggle.
PORTAL - Led by forward Trent Thomas, the Portal Panthers dominated defending the Class A Public state champion Wilkinson County from the opening tip to the final buzzer, winning 66-48 at home on Saturday.
MILLEN - Jenkins County got off to a rocky start, beginning the season 1-11, including a 57-43 loss at Portal on Jan. 7.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets improved to 9-3 in Region 1-AAA with a 76-55 win at home over Pierce County.
BROOKLET - As the winter wears on, the 70-plus girls making up the five teams of the South Georgia Fury are preparing for another successful season on the softball diamond.
Bulloch Academy won the 2014 GISA Class AAA state wrestling duals championships recently, claiming its second state title in the past three years.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch stormed out of the gate, struggling through two quarters before pulling away late for a 71-53 win over Islands Tuesday night.
MILLEN - The Jenkins County War Eagles handed Calvary Day its first region loss, winning 56-51 on Tuesday at home.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch missed out on two chances to put Claxton away in their first meeting this season, suffering a double-overtime loss.
The William James Middle School boys compiled a perfect regular season and breezed through the first two rounds of their postseason tournament, but the magic came to an end Saturday afternoon.
PORTAL - Harrison Sherrod sank a layup as time expired to lift the Portal Panthers to a 75-74 win over visiting Turner County on Saturday.
CLAXTON - When Portal and Claxton get together, nothing ever comes easy.
Post players and centers ruled the court Friday night as Bulloch Academy split with Westminster Schools of Augusta in GISA Region 4-AAA action.
Tyler Goodman drilled a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go and Dra Harrison hit a pair of free throws with 13 seconds on the clock to lead William James Middle School to a 27-24 win over Richmond Hill on Friday in the semifinals of the Coastal Empire Region tournament.
Ja'Darius Smith drilled a three-pointer with 5.4 seconds left in overtime to lift Bulloch Academy over Bethesda 44-43 Thursday in a GISA Region 4-AAA thriller.
PORTAL – An eight-run fifth inning finally put the brakes on a five game losing skid as the Portal Panthers powered their way to a 14-6 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday evening.
MILLEN - The Statesboro High School JROTC Drill Team competed against Area 9 at the last practice meet of the season on Saturday in Jenkins County.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets run-ruled New Hampstead in three innings and Bryce Harnage retired all nine batters he faced as SEB won 15-0.
The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' track teams have had two overwhelming early-season victories headed into a tell-tale meet at Stratford Academy next week.
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.