WAYCROSS - Ware County defeated Statesboro 1062-1051 Friday in riflery action.
It was far from its prettiest game of the season, but Statesboro got the job done.
The Bulloch Academy Gators are used to playing an uptempo, run-and-gun style brand of basketball. But Thursday night, they were just a step slower than the Bethesda Blazers.
The Statesboro girls remained undefeated in Region 2-AAAA play as they rolled to an easy 60-19 victory over Evans Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
PORTAL - After struggling through the first half, Portal finally found its stride.
Senior Zach Altany scored 30 points to help lift Bulloch Academy over a tough John Milledge squad 72-62 in GISA Region 4-AAA action Tuesday.
Bulloch Academy got a balanced effort in a 67-31 blowout of Region 4-AAA foe Trinity Christian School Saturday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers may have moved to the other side of Region 3-A this season, but make no mistake, Claxton is still a rival.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch learned the tough lesson Saturday night that the Region 3-A schedule will be as brutal as ever.
CLAXTON - As a new year gets underway, it doesn't look as though Claxton wants anything to change from the recent past.
SOPERTON - The Portal Panthers remained perfect in Region 3W-A play and snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 57-55 win at Treutlen.
The Bulloch Academy boys scored early and often Thursday night as they pounded David Emanuel Academy 61-35.
It was close early, but a torrid Statesboro run bookended the halftime break as the Blue Devils ran away with a 67-26 victory over Southeast Bulloch Tuesday night at the Devil's Den.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks trailed by as many as 14 points, but fought back for a 53-50 win Tuesday against Burke County.
PORTAL - The nightcap on the final day of the Portal Holiday Classic ended with a bang, but the Panthers just ran out of time.
After calling off all of Wednesday's scheduled games at the Region 3-A basketball tournament in Treutlen, more icy conditions have caused Thursday's slate of games to be canceled as well.
Statesboro's soccer seasons have had to sit on the sidelines as winter weather postponed the scheduled season openers for both the boys and girls this week.
BROOKLET - As the Region 1-AAA boys tournament began Tuesday evening, Southeast Bulloch knew exactly what the task was.
AUGUSTA - Richmond Academy exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter and eliminated the Statesboro Blue Devils from the Region 3-AAAA tournament with a 66-58 win on Tuesday in Augusta.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls had to fight and claw through the majority of their Region 1-AAA tournament opener Monday night, but a steady resolve and a big fourth quarter run paved the way for a 56-38 victory over Appling County.
Bulloch Academy wrestlers won three individual state championships and led the team to its second consecutive state runner-up trophy in the GISA Class AAA state traditional tournament this past weekend.
With nearly three months of regular season play in the books, area basketball teams are now preparing for their region tournaments with eyes set on the ultimate prize of landing a spot in the state playoffs.
IRWINTON - Portal's regular season came to an end on Friday as the Panthers defeated Wilkinson County 64-60 on the road.
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Bulloch Academy senior center Chelsea Oglesby scored a career-high 25 points and senior guard Danielle Atkinson added some last-second defensive heroics as the Lady Gators nipped arch-rival Pinewood 55-53 in overtime Tuesday night.
GUYTON - Jaylan Rawls had a career night scoring 37 points and leading the Statesboro Blue Devils to an 84-80 win over South Effingham on the road on Monday.
PORTAL- Over the last few years, any showdown between the boys of Claxton and Portal has been likely to hold plenty of Region 3-A significance and almost guaranteed to be a nip-and-tuck matchup.