Just three days after surviving a near upset at South Effingham, things looked tense once more for the Statesboro girls early Saturday night.
CLAXTON - For the last couple of years, the Claxton High School girls basketball team has watched on as its counterparts on the boys team made postseason runs. Not content to simply look on any longer, the girls are now right in the middle of the party.
SAVANNAH - The Bethesda Blazers showed why they are the top team in the GISA's highest classification Thursday night.
After a regular season filled with dominance, the Bulloch Academy wrestling team carried its winning ways into the postseason Wednesday night.
Two seasons ago, Labron Glover was a lanky sophomore trying to find his place on a talented Claxton squad. He was forced to grow up in a hurry as, trailing with seconds to go in the Region 3-A championship game, a loose ball found its way into his hands.
Bulloch Academy's Talyor Collins has seen just about everything.
Jasmine Roberts scored 19 points and Nira Byrd had 17 points to pace Southeast Bulloch to a 61-35 victory over Swainsboro in a Region 3A-AA girls basketball game Tuesday night.
Portal boys pound Johnson County
Claxton tops Bryan
Statesboro girls beat South Effingham
Bulloch Academy had four guys in double figures as the Gators firmed up their hold on second place in Region 4-AAA with a 71-59 victory over John Milledge Academy Tuesday.
In what has been an up and down season for the Statesboro boys, Friday night saw a second straight win.
Eleven players scored and all 16 played stop-ball defense as Bulloch Academy rolled over Edmund Burke Academy, 69-31, in non-region boys basketball action Friday night.
Polly Murray scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to power Claxton to a 61-32 victory over Metter in a Region 3-A girls basketball game Friday night.
For the Bulloch Academy girls, the sky is the limit.
An elbow here, a push there and a wipeout on the hardwood were norm as Bulloch Academy swept Westminster of Augusta in a pair of aggressive and physical contests Saturday night.
PORTAL - Claxton and Portal have engaged in plenty of nip-and-tuck struggles over the past few years and Friday night was no exception.
While the Statesboro High basketball team travels to Glynn Academy tonight, future members will be on display at the Devil's Den as Langston Chapel Middle School and William James Middle School square off.
MILLEN - The Portal Panthers improved to 4-0 in Region 3A-A play with a 68-67 win Tuesday on the road.
Seniors led the way Tuesday night as Bulloch Academy pounded cross-county rival Robert Toombs in both girls' and boys' basketball action.
BROOKLET - After a quick start, it seemed as though Southeast Bulloch might let one get away against Beach High.
PORTAL - Woodville-Tompkins out of Savannah is the lone new addition to Region 3-A this season.
ALAMO - The Claxton Tigers earned a pair of wins on Saturday at Wheeler County.
Bulloch Academy erased a 24-point halftime deficit but it wasn't enough to overcome the multi-national force of Furtah Prep Friday night.
One of the best things about sports - at least for those who enjoy more than just one particular sport - is that the pages on the calendar can turn without the fun and games ever coming to an end.
After a pair of hard-fought games over the weekend, Statesboro ended its annual Gentlemen's Classic in style.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers played a top-5 team from Class AA for the second game in a row, and got another win.