BROOKLET - Last year saw a big step forward in the rebuilding process for the Southeast Bulloch football squad, but the 2011 spring practices brought about the next step in turning the Yellow Jackets back into yearly contenders.
Six Screven County Lady Gamecocks and five Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets were recently awarded All-Region 3-AA soccer honors.
There might still be three months to go before opening night, but at Statesboro High, football is already at the tip of everyone's tongue.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers hope to get their football program back on track this season as David NeSmith was announced as the new head coach Thursday at a press conference in the Portal High School media center.
For most coaches, a 34-year drought between victories as a head coach would be cause for a job search.
The Georgia High School Association will have a brand new look to it beginning in the 2012-13 school year as it will divide schools into six classifications – up from the current five-class setup.
SYLVANIA - Postseason success is getting to be a tradition for Screven County baseball, but a familiar foe now stands in the way of the Gamecocks.
SYLVANIA - Screven County got its state tournament run off to a good start, sweeping Thomasville by scores of 14-4 and 11-10 Friday evening to advance to the second round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.
Just 32 teams remain in the hunt for the Georgia High School Association Class-AA state baseball title and two local teams are still in the hunt as both Southeast Bulloch and Screven County prepare for first round matchups beginning today.
ZEBULON - More than 17 minutes into the second half, the Southeast Bulloch boys clung tightly to a 2-1 lead it carved out in the first 40 minutes over Pike County in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state soccer playoffs.
Beginning today, athletes from both Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch will be in search of statewide glory as they travel to Jefferson for the Georgia High School Association track and field championships to be held over the next three days.
Bulloch Academy has held its own in its first season of competition at the Triple-A level of the Georgia Independent School Association and kept up the good work Tuesday, beating Trinity Christian in a 15-3 rout to clinch a No. 3 seed in the state tournament.
Her career may be over, but departing senior forward Rochelle Shuman has made a mark on the Screven County soccer program that won't be forgotten anytime soon.
The Statesboro-Bulloch county Parks and Recreation Department recently wrapped up soccer action for the week.
The Bulloch Academy baseball team waltzed into the state playoffs in style, pummeling Trinity Christian by a score of 15-3 Tuesday to earn the No.3 seed out of Region 4-AAA heading into this weekend's first round of the Georgia Independent School Association tournament.
Barbara Conner, the backbone of Bulloch Academy for nearly 30 years, was recently inducted to the Georgia Independent School Association Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
BROOKLET - No matter the strategy of any football team, it's pretty likely that the team's head coach will preach special teams as one of the most important factors for success.
With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.
The Statesboro High baseball season is a distant memory and the Blue Devils' now-graduated star Jackson Ware has been committed to play at Mercer for over seven months.
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