Tuesday night, Statesboro let a second-half lead slip through its grasp. Wednesday, the Blue Devils weren't about to make the same mistake.
The Statesboro High School Blue Devils, the 2011 Region 2-AAAA football champion, had a number of players named to the all-region team. Offensive players selected were Marshuan Jackson, Herman Lee, Freddie Burden, Rahkym Thomas, Reid Pennington and Michael Summers. Defensive players selected were Shaq Johnson, Lenard Robinson, Reggie Owens and Haydon Rollins. In addition to all-region honors, Burden was also selected to the all-state team.
Bulloch Academy crushed Central Fellowship Christian Academy of Macon, 42-18, in a girls basketball game in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon on Wednesday.
Portal High School's boys basketball team beat Worth County, 68-61, in a game Wednesday in the Portal Holiday Classic tournament at Portal High School.
After having its first scheduled game of the Gentlemen's Classic postponed Monday night, Statesboro still had some holiday rust to shake off.
Portal High School's boys basketball program will play host to the Portal Holiday Classic tournament today through Friday at Portal.
Bulloch Academy's girls basketball team lost its first game this season, 59-56, to Westwood in the Tattnall Square Academy Invitational Christmas Tournament in Macon on Tuesday.
Monday morning, the Georgia High School Association announced its final decisions regarding region alignment when the association expands to six classifications next season. Southeast Bulloch received an early Christmas present when it was informed that it will be moving to a new region.
Barbara Conner, who has been the backbone of Bulloch Academy's athletic department and its physical education and science programs for the past 27 years, recently was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Independent School Association.
Zaquavian Smith scored 14 points to lead the Statesboro High School (4-6) boys basketball team to a 59-40 victory over Mitchell County in the U-Save It tournament in Albany. The Blue Devils finished in fifth place.
The Bulloch Academy girls had to change their tactics Saturday night in order to pull out a 57-42 victory over Frederica Academy.
Senior Taylor Collins and junior Anna Newton scored 14 points each while senior Haley Burke added 10 to lead Bulloch Academy to its 10th straight win Friday night as the Lady Gators pummeled Curtis Baptist 54-20.
The last couple of years has seen the Bulloch Academy wrestling team rise to prominence and even boast a few individual state champions. The Gators are off to another strong start in the 2011-12 season and are looking to take home the ultimate prize.
From the time she began her career at Claxton High School, Polly Murray has been a force to be reckoned with.
Southeast Bulloch is trying to regain its stride after a few down years and senior forward Blake Lundy is leading the charge.
By HORACE HOLLOMAN
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