FORT VALLEY – Statesboro worked hard all year to force a sequel, but wound up with the same unhappy ending as Forest Park came away with a 47-41 victory Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Georgia High School Associated Class AAAA state playoffs at Fort Valley State University.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
PORTAL - After three wild innings to open the game, Claxton finally settled down as it defeated Portal by a score of 20-12 Wednesday evening.
Alcovy came to town Tuesday night boasting a high-flying offense, just three losses on the season, and owner of the No. 3 spot in the state rankings.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils (3-2, 2-1 Region 2B-AAAA) defeated South Effingham 3-0 Tuesday in a region match.
The Statesboro girls got off to a strong start in the state playoffs, but the road only gets tougher from here.
BROOKLET – Southeast Bulloch recorded its second run-rule victory over Portal in as many weeks as it rolled to a 10-0 victory in five innings Monday evening.
The opening round of the GHSA playoffs is hardly a fitting stage for offensive blunders and poor free throw shooting, but that did not prevent the Portal Panthers (18-11) from using it as such.
Statesboro's pitching proved to be suspect again as the Blue Devils dropped a 10-4 decision to Lee County Saturday afternoon at Mill Creek Regional Park.
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.
The Statesboro High softball team opens up play today in hopes that a good mix of returning starters and up-and-coming talent is the key to getting things on track.
It's safe to say that football is a bit of an institution at Statesboro High.
PORTAL - The 2013 football season began with Trent Thomas trying to make a name for himself with his new Portal Panther teammates.
BROOKLET - The end of the 2013 softball season couldn't have left a worse taste in the mouths of the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets.
SYLVANIA - Two of Screven County's youngest baseball players got a taste of big league success earlier this month as 8-year old B.J. Carver and 9-year old Xander Kile were selected to travel to Westfield, Ind., to play with the Baseball Youth America team.
MILLEN - As another season of high school football gets underway, much will be written about players and how they will prepare for the schedule to come.