KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Justin Houston cuts an imposing figure standing in front of his locker in the Chiefs' practice facility. The rookie linebacker is 6-foot-3, 270 pounds of muscle, his right eye a bloody red, a large scar on his chest and a tattoo inked across his right shoulder.
With the Statesboro girls expected to dominated their region once again this season, a lot of emphasis is being placed on the Lady Devils' performances against non-region competition.
The Bulloch Academy wrestling program will honor a former student by renaming its Battle of the 'Boro invitational tournament after him.
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.
It didn't take long for the Panthers offense to get going Wednesday afternoon against Savannah Country Day in a 6-3 victory.
16 teams came to compete in the 12th installment of the Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational Friday afternoon with Statesboro High School coming away with a clean sweep for boys and girls.
With just one region series left in the season, the Statesboro Blue Devils are not out of the region 3-AAAAA playoffs by a long shot. Statesboro High School's baseball team had a tough loss Tuesday in region play, losing to South Effingham 3-1, however SHS can still bounce back and finish the year strong.
Southeast Bulloch (5-4, 4-4 Region 1-AAA) battled for seven innings to defeat region foes Island High School in a 5-3 victory Tuesday night. The win not only gave the Yellow Jackets a much-needed region win, but extended the team's win streak to five games after starting the season 0-4.
Bulloch Academy claimed the top trophies in both the girls' and boys' meets of the 16th annual Gator Relays Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.
Student-athletes from 16 independent schools will converge at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex this morning for the 16th annual Gator Relays.
Statesboro High School girls soccer coach Brian Thomas watched attentively as his team scrimmaged against each other one last time in the school's gymnasium before the team's big rematch against region foes Effingham County Monday afternoon.
Southeast Bulloch had a banner day on the track Wednesday as its boys ran away with a convincint victory while the girls notched a second place finish in a meet that included SEB, Bulloch Academy, South Effingham, Emanueld County Institute and Johnson of Savannah.