Ty Wright (Montrose/West Laurens) capped an impressive week at the plate for Georgia Southern baseball by receiving the 'Player of the Week' award, as announced by the Southern Conference office Monday (April 28). It marks the first-ever weekly SoCon award for the junior designated hitter.
What a load of malarkey, this so called NFL amateur player draft. Seven rounds, 252 picks, and not a single team had the least bit of sense to pick up a certain Georgia Southern Eagle.
Mario Jackson and Patrick Jenkins catapulted Statesboro into the lead after Day One of the Region 3-AAAA track and field meet Saturday at Georgia Southern.
ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy boys' track team amassed 138 points to blow away 17 other teams to win the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA track and field championship Saturday.
JESUP - Statesboro exploded for 21 runs over two games and swept Wayne County to earn a spot in the GHSA Class AAAA state baseball playoffs on Friday.
ALBANY - Three Bulloch Academy athletes captured state titles and helped propel both Gator squads into the lead after Day Two of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AA state track and field championships Thursday.
JESUP - Statesboro earned a berth in the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs by sweeping Wayne County Friday in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA state playoffs.
ALBANY - Bulloch Academy senior Ethan Lovett set a new state record in the 300-meter hurdles during the qualifying heats of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AA state track and field championships Thursday.
BROOKLET - Despite playing nearly flawless baseball for 6-plus innings, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (14-10, 9-5) could not overcome a six-run first inning deficit as the Westside Patriots clinched the 2008 Region 3-AA championship after knocking off SEB 6-4 Thursday.
Former Statesboro defensive lineman Josh Thompson said he's looking forward to this weekend's NFL Draft, but isn't expecting anything major to happen.
It's a new season for the Statesboro baseball team, one that will see them as a dangerous underdog going in to this weekend's Region 3-AAAA playoff series with No. 1 Wayne County.
The Georgia Southern University Athletics Department announced institutional information pertaining to the Academic Progress Rate (APR) that will be released by the NCAA on May 6. Thirteen of Georgia Southern's 15 Division I sport programs surpassed the 925 benchmark standard.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County tennis teams advanced in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament on Wednesday, beating Cook County.
Crawford Simmons has become a strikeout machine.
BROOKLET – Make that six.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.
In his first season as Georgia Southern head coach, Willie Fritz guided the Eagles to a Sun Belt Championship in their inaugural season at the FBS level. Georgia Southern finished the season with a 9-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 run through Sun Belt competition.
A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.
Nope, this isn't about Cormac McCarthy's novel. This is more along the lines of the aging process. I have listed some of the aggravations concerning this topic in the past. Namely stuff like the lessening of hand-eye coordination, lack of stamina, having to take numerous pills, and the inability to keep up with young boys on the basketball court to name a few. This issue reared its ugly head again recently battering me in a most merciless manner.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.
MIAMI - A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
ATLANTA - The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.
INDIANAPOLIS - The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.
The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.
PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.
MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.
TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.