What a difference a week makes.
The 2009 season may be two months away from kickoff, but football has returned to action this week at Bulloch Academy.
We'll start this week by sending out a big congratulations to the six local athletes who saw their name scrawl - that's scroll plus crawl equals scrawl - across the big board during the 2009 MLB Draft this past week.
Statesboro's Zach Taylor has been drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates - the 925th selection overall.
'Meet the Eagles' is a new part of our summer lineup at statesboroherald.com. Each week, we'll get to know a different Eagle. Up first - senior DB Carson Hill.
University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt discusses former SHS standout Deangelo Tyson and former ECI star Washaun Ealey Tuesday in Macon.
If it were only for just a couple of hours, football made a brief cameo in the middle of the state of Georgia on Tuesday. It was a reminder that football is still, and always will be, king in this state.
Some of Bulloch County's fiercest competitors are hitting the gym this week to take part in the world's oldest competitive sport.
The Atlanta Braves fan nation was unsteadied this week when future Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine was released by the club.
Statesboro coach Lee Hill kicked off his annual basketball camp Monday at the SHS gymnasium. The camp is conducted by Hill and a long list of friends and family willing to lend a helping hand. It consists of an 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. portion featuring second through fifth graders and a 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. portion featuring sixth through ninth graders.
The seventh annual Southeast Bulloch girls' soccer and softball camp kicked off Wednesday morning at the SEB sports complex in Brooklet. The camp, which fields 20 to 25 girls annually - ages ranging from third to eighth grade - focuses on teaching and developing basic skill sets for the girls.
More than 20 children are hitting the hardwood this week, for Southeast Bulloch's annual youth basketball camp. The three-day camp focuses on the game's most fundamental aspects. The young athletes, ranging from third to eighth grade, will spend the week running drills that stress passing, dribbling and shooting.
The Statesboro Blues may not be Bulloch County's most notable baseball squad that competed in a tournament this past weekend, but they could be the most successful.
ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.
NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.
SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATLANTA - â Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.
I've got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.
ATLANTA - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.
IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the most esteemed race in motorsports.
WASHINGTON - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.
BALTIMORE - American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Phil Mickelson faded early and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.
BALTIMORE - As the Baltimore Orioles prepared to play before their home fans for the first time in two weeks, the sights and sounds around Camden Yards on a lovely Monday afternoon were all about baseball.