Jenkins County will be making a long trip today - and possibly a trip back in time.
BROOKLET - The Cook Hornets (22-4, 16-0 Region 1-AA) are probably thinking the same thing they think every year as they prepare to host the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets today for a 3 p.m. doubleheader in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
Bulloch Academy has already faced elimination long before its first-round opponent ever considered it.
Statesboro's run through the Region 3-AAAA tournament was no miracle. While the numbers may look surprising to the outsider, the Blue Devils have had the talent and wherewithal since Opening Day.
CLAXTON - Players, coaches and fans in Claxton are about to head into uncharted territory. Not since 1954 have the Tigers won a region championship, and nobody can remember the last time CHS made a playoff appearance.
For the first time since 2001, Screven County will open the playoffs in Sylvania. For the first time ever, the Gamecocks (15-8) will play a postseason game in their new ballpark.
Claxton pitcher Matthew Rogers is in the same boat with the rest of the Tigers. They're in the Top 10 in the state (Class A), and they've never played a postseason game.
SYLVANIA - For the just second time in the history of the Screven County tennis team, the Lady Gamecocks won't be playing in the Final Four.
The Metter girls' golf team won the state championship on Monday at the Gold Club Resort in Dawsonville, Ga.
Hola, mis amigos! Feliz Cinco de Mayo, and how 'bout those Hawks? Pushing the NBA's best to the brink of elimination. Pulling a city together on the biggest of bandwagons. Forcing a Game 7 in a series everyone thought would be over before Game 1. Going to Boston, and, well...
ALBANY - Area teams competed at the GHSA track and field state championships this weekend. Here are the results.
BROOKLET - Not having made the state playoffs since 2001, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets had their focus on the first-round opponent - No. 1 seed Cook High School. Fortunately for the Toombs County Bulldogs (13-12), SEB forgot about the last regular-season game.
Devils drop title game
SYLVANIA - The Screven County girls tennis team punched a ticket to its 19th consecutive state quarterfinal appearance by blanking Pierce County 5-0 Tuesday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.
Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.
All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.
Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.
Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.
The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.
ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.
LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.
ASH, England - Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday.
In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.