MILLEN - For the Jenkins County football team, the offseason has been packed with highs and lows, but sights are now being set on the regular season which is just around the corner.
It may be a brand new season, but this year's edition of Statesboro football looks scarily similar to the team that almost went all the way in 2010.
PORTAL - While Thursday night's matchup with Tattnall County was only a scrimmage, the Portal football program is confident that it just took a step in the right direction.
With two weeks of fall practice already in the books, Statesboro goes under the lights for the first time this season as the Blue Devils host Groves in a scrimmage at Womack Field tonight at 7 p.m.
Some of the best softball talent that the Georgia Independent School Association has to offer will be on display this weekend as Bulloch Academy hosts the Bulloch Bash tournament.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators stared down the No. 1 team in GISA Class AAA, the highest independent classification in the state, and left with the upper hand.
BROOKLET - After being held up for nearly a year, renovations and new construction plans are finally underway for the athletic facilities at Southeast Bulloch High School.
BROOKLET - In 2008, the Southeast Bulloch softball team came within two wins of a state title. The last two years saw a shift in the balance of power as SEB's rivals claimed region titles, but with a reloaded team, the Lady Yellow Jackets are ready to make their move back to the top.
Bulloch Academy pitchers Lauren Dennard and Madelyn Vickery were strong on the mound Monday, combining to give up just one hit in an 8-0 run-rule win over David Emanuel Academy.
Passes for all Bulloch Academy athletic events during the 2011-12 school year are now available.
PORTAL - There are plenty of new faces at Portal this season, both on the diamond and in the dugout, but after several years of continued success, the Lady Panthers are set to continue the trend in the 2011 season.
CLAXTON - In just a few short years, Claxton has gone from perennial doormat to consistent contender.
"You've got to suck it up."
Football, food and fun were on the docket Thursday evening at Gator Alley as Bulloch Academy hosted its annual Peanut Boil.
Glenn Jones is preparing to bury his 16-year-old son.
GUYTON - For the first time in its program's young history, the Statesboro volleyball team beat South Effingham. The Lady Blue Devils won 15-25, 25-16, 25-20 to reach the milestone on the road.
Football programs in the counties surrounding Bulloch have seen varying degrees of success over the past few years, but all seem primed to make a run towards the postseason in 2014.
The Georgia Southern Eagles played their first home football game of the new era at Statesboro High's Womack Field in 1981. It's only fitting that the Blue Devils will play in the first event of the newly-renovated Paulson Stadium.