If Statesboro's game against South Effingham Friday night at the Devils' Den is any indication of how the rest of the Region 2-AAAA season will play out, Statesboro fans are in for an exciting ride.
Eleven months ago, the Statesboro and South Effingham girls basketball teams squared off in the Region 2-AAAA title game. While the stakes weren't as high Friday night, Statesboro looked every bit like a team capable of taking its third consecutive region crown as it coasted to a 69-12 win at the Devils' Den.
Anna Newton scored 17 points and Haley Burke had 11 points to help Bulloch Academy (15-1) to a 59-18 non-region basketball victory over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore on Thursday night.
With the wrestling season at its midpoint, Southeast Bulloch is looking to turn the corner and charge down the stretch.
BROOKLET - A tough schedule and a roster that lacks a lot of experience got the Statesboro boys basketball team off to a rough start to their season, but 2012 is looking good so far.
When teams from Bulloch Academy and arch-rival Pinewood Christian meet on the gridiron, on the diamond or on the court, the action is always tense and exciting and the fans are plentiful and loud.
Portal continues to get the most it can out of 2011 as it took a second win in as many nights at its holiday tournament Thursday night.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Grayson head football coach Mickey Conn can rattle off a long list of things that make defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche such a good player.
Haley Burke scored 18 points, Taylor Collins added 16 points and Anna Newton chipped in 10 points to help Bulloch Academy to a 49-36 victory over John Milledge Academy in a girls basketball game Thursday in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon.
All-Region 3-A West Football Team
Tuesday night, Statesboro let a second-half lead slip through its grasp. Wednesday, the Blue Devils weren't about to make the same mistake.
The Statesboro High School Blue Devils, the 2011 Region 2-AAAA football champion, had a number of players named to the all-region team. Offensive players selected were Marshuan Jackson, Herman Lee, Freddie Burden, Rahkym Thomas, Reid Pennington and Michael Summers. Defensive players selected were Shaq Johnson, Lenard Robinson, Reggie Owens and Haydon Rollins. In addition to all-region honors, Burden was also selected to the all-state team.
Bulloch Academy crushed Central Fellowship Christian Academy of Macon, 42-18, in a girls basketball game in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon on Wednesday.
Portal High School's boys basketball team beat Worth County, 68-61, in a game Wednesday in the Portal Holiday Classic tournament at Portal High School.
After having its first scheduled game of the Gentlemen's Classic postponed Monday night, Statesboro still had some holiday rust to shake off.
BROOKLET - In her varsity debut, freshman Emily Barnard scored four goals to lead Southeast Bulloch to a 10-0 season opening victory over Dodge County in girls soccer Thursday at Fred Shaver Field.
Two-time state wrestling champions Justin Lane and Dylan Stuckey lead a talented group of grapplers in a march to Americus this weekend to capture the GISA Class AAA crown.
GUYTON - The last thing Statesboro Coach Lee Hill wanted was a track meet, but that was what he got much to his chagrin.
After three months of grinding competition, prep basketball teams from around the area are priming for one more push that will either send them to the state tournament or send them home for a long offseason.
Bulloch Academy wrestlers won an incredible 12 of 14 weight classes en route to capturing the team's fourth consecutive region title Thursday.
The Statesboro Blue Devils find themselves in a familiar position again back in the state playoffs following their 74-65 win over Richmond Hill Friday night.
SAVANNAH - Lamont Ballard looked like the coolest person in the gym. And, as it turned out he was.
Jaylen Tolliver scored a game-high 21 points to lead Bulloch Academy to a 66-55 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy Saturday afternoon.