MACON - Bulloch Academy raced out to an early 14-0 lead on Mount de Sales Friday night in the first round of the GISA Class AAA playoffs.
It's put up or shut up time tonight as Statesboro welcomes Tri-Cities to Womack Field for the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.
A new classification, a new set of opponents but the same result. Bulloch Academy had long been a power in GISA's Class AA division, but the move to Class AAA this year brought speculation and doubt if the Gators could even compete with the bigger independent schools around the state. All that was wiped away last week when the Gators secured a spot in the division's 'Elite Eight' with a 42-0 thrashing ...
They might still be a young group, but each passing week leaves the Statesboro defense looking more and more like the dominant Blue Devil defenses of a few years ago.
Pete Nagel signs a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Georgia. As Metter's ace pitcher, Nagel has been a dominant force on the mound throughout his high school career. "It's a big thrill to be going to Georgia," said Nagel. "You see the talent of the SEC, and it's great to think that they want me to play for them. It'll be a lot of fun to play against the LSU's and South Carolina's of the world."
Lexi Allen signs a letter of intent to play softball for Georgia Southern next season. A four year starter, Allen earned All-Region 3-A honors in each of the last three seasons. "This is like a dream come true," said Allen. "I've been playing softball since I was 10 and I'm grateful for the opportunity to keep playing. I've got a lot of friends and family who have helped me get here, so I'm glad that ...
SYLVANIA - They've been a part of four playoff teams at Screven County, advancing to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs three times, but now it's time for Marla Thompson, Tiffany Burns and Rochelle Schuman to go play at the next level.
After a few years spent toiling in the darkness, Corey Walker is helping Portal football climb back into the light.
The Southeast Bulloch football team may be done for the season, but their cheerleaders are still going strong.
Two students. When the Georgia Independent School Association reclassified schools for the 2010-11 season, those last two students were enough to bump Bulloch Academy from double-A to triple-A - the highest classification in the state. As the smallest school in its new home, Bulloch definitely had its work cut out. None of that has seemed to bother the Gators much. BA hit the ground running and picked up right where it ...
The All-Region 3-AA softball team was announced Monday, with seven area athletes making the cut.
What a difference a season makes. Statesboro entered fall camp just three months ago with more questions than answers. There was plenty of talent, but that threatened to be overwhelmed by the Blue Devils' abundance of youth and lack of experience. There were some growing pains along the way, but when the dust settled Friday night in Brunswick, it was Statesboro that was left standing atop Region 2-AAAA. "We won the ...
BRUNSWICK - For Statesboro, the third time was the charm. The Blue Devils (8-2) survived a furious second half rally and made a goal line stand to force overtime before putting away Brunswick 20-14 to clinch the Region 2-AAAA championship Friday at Glynn County Stadium. The win serves as a bit of vengeance for the Devils who saw the Pirates (7-3) clinch the region title at their expense in the regular season ...
It was the first time it had happened in seven years and it happened in a really, really big way.
BROOKLET-It wasn't the perfect ending to a long season, but it certainly wasn't terrible, either.
If the town feels a little less crowded today, it's likely because of a few hundred Statesboro High fans making their way across the state as the Blue Devils take on Cairo in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
With most of last season's Final Four squad returning this year, the sky is the limit for the Statesboro boys' basketball squad.
This year's Metter seniors began their high school football careers in Mike West's first season as head coach of the Tigers. Tonight, they'll all experience their first state playoff game as they take on Lamar County - No. 1 seed out of Region 4-AA and top-ranked Class AA team in the state.
BROOKLET - There was a time not too long ago that students at Southeast Bulloch High school and residents of Brooklet spent their Fridays in the fall trying to find something to fill the evening. For nearly a decade, undersized and outmanned Yellow Jacket football teams struggled while their fan base followed suit.
Statesboro's Sherrodric Rawls is well aware of the fact that he and the rest of his senior teammates only get one more crack at the playoffs and he intends to make the most of it. The Blue Devils came within seconds of the state championship game in Rawls' freshman season, but haven't advanced farther than the first round since.