Great teams aren't always great. They're just great when they have to be.
Statesboro begins what it hopes will be a long postseason road tonight as it hosts Banneker in the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.
After failing to advance to last season's state basketball tournament, the Portal boys are right back where they know they belong.
THOMASVILLE - The No. 1 seed Thomasville Lady Bulldogs, Region 1-AA champions, defeated the Screven County Lady Gamecocks Friday, 76-60, in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
With a second consecutive Region 2-AAAA title already in the books, the Statesboro girls are now setting their sights even higher.
Sally Marie Futch, a senior at Bulloch Academy, signs a letter of intent to become a thrower for Jacksonville's track and field program. Pictured seated left to right: Father Floyd Futch, Sally Marie Futch and mother Dr. Lynn Futch. Standing, left to right: BA athletic director and girls track coach Clint Morgan and BA assistant coach Barbara Conner.
Statesboro got off to a rough start in this week's Blue Devil Diamond Days as it fell to Calvary in a lopsided 14-2, five-inning game Thursday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Statesboro baseball team will get a big early-season test this week as the "Blue Devil Diamond Days" take place at Mill Creek Regional Park.
It took a crazy finish, but sophomore Tori Thompson's hat trick led the Statesboro girls over Effingham County for their first region win in a 4-3 victory Tuesday evening at Womack Field.
BROOKLET - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks (2-0, 2-0 Region 3-AA) defeated Southeast Bulloch 4-0 Tuesday in region action.
PORTAL - Portal won't forget Luke Anderson.
Metter exploded out of the gate and then hung on late to clinch a season opening 10-9 win over Statesboro Monday night at Mill Creek Regional Park.
PORTAL - Megan Anderson got her first-career baseball game under her belt, but Portal mistakes led to seven unearned runs for Southeast Bulloch as the Yellow Jackets knocked off the Panthers 11-1 in six innings Monday at Panther Field.
GUYTON - After being pushed to the brink Friday night, the Statesboro girls did without the drama on Saturday.
SAVANNAH - Calvary Day withstood Portal's torrid start and rallied to beat the Panthers, 58-44, Saturday night at Savannah Country Day School's gym to claim the Region 3-A tournament championship.
PORTAL - No matter the expectations, the preseason preparations rarely change for the Portal Panthers.
Putting answers next to preseason question marks and replacing departed seniors is an annual exercise for high school football teams everywhere.
The Bulloch Academy varsity softball team will do its part to bring an end to a horribly devastating disease by hosting the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking Out Alzheimer's" softball tournament on July 30-31.
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.
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