Stratford Academy rode the arm of Sloan Sibley, the bats of Morgan Long, Carmen Russett, Lexi Rouse and Caroline Avant and the defense of Andi Shilling to sweep Bulloch Academy in the second round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs Thursday.
BROOKLET - An impressive regular season proved that Southeast Bulloch deserved to be among the 32 teams competing for the GHSA Class-AA title, the journey through the state playoffs begins today.
As the 2011 softball season began, Chandler Dennard had two goals for his team - win a region championship and make it to the Final Four.
PEMBROKE - There wasn't much Tiffany Howard didn't do in Bryan County's first GHSA Class A state playoff matchup.
Usually the Athlete of the Week is coming off of a dominating display on the field.
Last year, an injury forced Madelyn Vickery to the sidelines during Bulloch Academy's state playoff run. This time around, she plans on being right in the middle of things.
It state playoff time for softball, so Screven County is sure to be in the hunt.
Southeast Bulloch and Bulloch Academy have rescheduled their softaball tournament doubleheaders from today until Thursday.
Entering the 2011 season, Portal knew the challenges it faced. The Panthers were short on bodies, but long on talent.
TWIN CITY - It was Emanuel County Institute's homecoming, but the Portal Panthers were the ones that made a statement.
The homecoming festivities are usually saved for halftime, but Statesboro wasn't willing to wait that long.
All week long, Bulloch Academy head coach Ronnie Hodges had elevated Sherwood Christian Academy senior running back MJ Green and junior quarterback Brett Shepard to near superstar status.
BROOKLET - Hand it to the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets. They didn't exactly schedule a cupcake for homecoming.
After overcoming some injuries and adversity last week, Statesboro has a chance to make a major statement on homecoming.
PORTAL - Two weeks ago, Portal took a big step in notching its first sub-region win of the season. Tonight, another big challenge awaits.
It was champion against champion in the final game on the second day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic pre-season basketball tournament Wednesday.
What a difference one offseason can make.