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Braves get 5-4 win

LAKELAND, Fla. - Dontrelle Willis doesn't plan to step into the batting cage any time this spring. He didn't even bring a bat.

March 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Favre tears up as he says ‘goodbye’

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Sitting by himself on an airplane ride up to Green Bay on Thursday morning, Brett Favre struggled to find a sincere and graceful way to say he was finished with football.

March 21, 2008 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bryant feeling healthy, takes an early lead

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Bart Bryant got his bad shots out of the way early and finished with birdies on his last two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead among early starters who were lucky to beat the rain in the PODS Championship.

March 21, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Portal community reacts to basketball's Final Four

Community Reaction -

March 20, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Yellow Jackets top Statesboro in meet

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls track and field team topped Statesboro and Claxton Wednesday.

March 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Portal heads to Macon dreaming of a championship

PORTAL - It's been a long time coming, but for the first time in five decades, the Portal Panthers are returning to the Final Four.

March 19, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Chartered bus to Portal game

There will be a chartered bus to take Portal fans to Macon to cheer on the Panthers in their Final Four appearance Wednesday against Hancock Central. The bus will depart from PHS at 3 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and includes a game ticket. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (912) 687-6194.

March 18, 2008 | | Sports


Monday Mouthoff 3/3

I can't tell you how many times this past week someone has said, "You need to quit predicting the local teams to win."

March 17, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Devils let one slip away in seventh

Luella scored six runs in the top of the seventh, blowing open a pitcher's duel to beat Statesboro 7-1 Saturday afternoon at Mill Creek.

March 16, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


GSU softball wins two

BIRMINGHAM - Georgia Southern pitchers combined for two shutouts as the Eagles softball team won twice Friday at the Magic City Classic hosted by Samford.

March 15, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Buchannon sends Portal to Final Four

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Portal's hopes of a trip to the GHSA Class A state championship were on the line.

March 15, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Portal out for revenge

The Terrell County Greenwave (19-3) wants to do what nobody else in Class A has been able to do all season. They want to beat the Portal Panthers.

March 14, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Bennett named Player of the Year

Earlier this week Region 3-AAAA met and choose the All-Region girls basketball team. Statesboro's Monnette Bennett was chosen as the Player of the Year and coach Jeff Seier was awarded the Coach of the Year. Also representing Statesboro were seniors Gwen Jones and Victoria Mikell who were selected as first team members.

March 14, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Jackets sting Calvary

BROOKLET - Corey Nesmith's grand slam in the bottom of the third inning proved to be the difference for the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (2-1) as they knocked off the Calvary Day Cavaliers 9-6 Thursday night at the SEB preseason baseball tournament in Brooklet.

March 14, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Boro bounced by Baldwin

Just like that, Statesboro's season has ended.

March 13, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

October 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Florida State player investigated on domestic battery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmedFlorida State starting running back Karlos Williams is being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident.

October 27, 2014 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


Royals return home, backs against wall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.

October 27, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Emmert calls UNC report troubling

INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.

October 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bumgarner, Giants blank Royals for 3-2 Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 27, 2014 | By BEN WALKER Associated Press | Sports


Two tied atop McGladrey leaderboard

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Will MacKenzie figured a good shot had turned out badly.

October 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rookie reliever leads Royals to win

SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet.

October 24, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

October 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Probe shows UNC cheating scandal involved 3,100 students

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes.

October 23, 2014 | By AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Sports


World Series moves to the bay

SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.

October 23, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Compton among St. Simons leaders

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

October 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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