When Georgia high schools begin play in 2012-13, there are going to be some big changes in store.
Much is being made of Statesboro High School's girls basketball team this season. Six seniors are leading the Lady Blue Devils in their quest for a state championship, but it's a sophomore who is provided a good amount of firepower in each game.
Think of a wrestler - quick, efficient and light on his feet. Now think of an offensive lineman - tall, strong and lumbering. The two don't seem to go together, but when you mix them up, you get Bulloch Academy's Asa Johnson.
Bulloch Academy held its Fall Sports Awards ceremony for varsity student-athletes recently. Major award winners were (front row, l-r) Haley Burke (softball, rookie award), Corley Turner (competition cheerleading, coaches award), Danielle Atkinson (softball, most improved), Madelyn Vickery (softball, coaches award), Ashley Burke (cross country, best at state), JoBeth Hendrix (competition cheerleading, most improved), second row, l-r, Jaylen Evans (football, outstanding skill player), Bill Nguyen (cross country, coaches award), Clayton Rogers (football, team gator), Conner Fordham (football, outstanding lineman), Will Marsh (cross country, best at state) and Jake Hagan (football, most improved player). Not pictured: Jan Marie Page (competition cheerleading, best ...
Statesboro High will resume old rivalries, Southeast Bulloch will get some new ones and Portal stays pretty much the same in the new sports region alignments proposed Tuesday by the Georgia High School Association.
Bulloch Academy "brothers" Themba Twala and Jaylen Evans don't look anything alike, are not close in height nor do they have the same mother or father.
This could be the year for the Bulloch Academy wrestling program.
Bulloch Academy had three players in double figures as the Gators whipped David Emanuel Academy 47-38 in their home opener Thursday night.
Statesboro's Yakeem Coleman had a night to remember - even if it cost him any future modeling gigs.
It takes a lot to be a student athlete. Aside from the everyday demands of keeping up with schoolwork, there are long hours in the weight room and at practice that have to be put in.
As players progress through their high school careers, it's up to them to take on more responsibility and help their team make progress.
Bulloch Academy senior Jaylen Evans has been selected to play in the 2011 Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) All-Star football game Saturday in Macon.
Bulloch Academy held its Fall Sports Awards ceremony for middle-school student-athletes recently. Major award winners were (front row, l-r) Anna Kate Cook (girls' cross country, coaches award); Jan Marie Page (cheerleading, leadership); Dailey Averitt (cheerleading, most spirited); back row l-r, Lanier Olliff (football, best offense); Hunter Perry (football, best defense); Hannah Dasher (softball, best offense) and Chandler Williams (boys' cross country, coaches award). Not pictured: Ansley Daughtry (softball, best defense).
The 2011 football season held a great deal of promise for Statesboro High, but - like so many other schools around the state - the end goal was simply not meant to be.
Shaking off the cobwebs after the quick break over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Statesboro girls got right back to top form. Hosting Swainsboro Saturday night at the Devil's Den, Statesboro got out in front quickly and never looked back in cruising to a 61-17 victory.
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.