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Local Roundup: Portal gets monumental win

PORTAL - The Portal softball team won its first ever game against Calvary Day on Tuesday by a score of 6-2 at the Portal Athletic Complex.

September 03, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Lady Devils hope to bank on experience, defense

After only a handful of victories in 2007, Statesboro looks to get back to its winning ways in 2008 with a slew of upperclassmen and an upper edge in experience.

With so many young players forced onto the field in '07, the silver lining was the playing time the underclassmen now have under the belt going into '08.

September 02, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local Roundup: Southern beats State in exhibition

Georgia Southern took an early lead in the second half and never looked back winning the first exhibition game of the season 2-1 over Georgia State.

September 02, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Lady Panthers counting on 07 momentum

PORTAL - After struggling through the 2006 season, the Portal Lady Panthers turned things around in 2007, putting together a 7-5 record in Region 3-A under first-year coach Shannon Davis.

September 02, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Prep sports? Yeah, we’ve got that

The anticipation began building two weeks ago when football practice started at schools all around our area.

September 01, 2008 | By JIM HEALY | Sports


Weekly Whatup 8/18

Listening to FavreSPN radio late Friday night on the drive back from Hinesville, the question was posed on whether or not Michael Phelps' performance will turn swimming into a mainstream American sport.

September 01, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Southeast, Screven take second at tourneys

REIDSVILLE - The Southeast Bulloch softball team took second place in the Glenville Bank and Trust Tournament this weekend in Tattnall County.

August 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Devils get workout in scrimmage

HINESVILLE - The Statesboro Blue Devils missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt as time expired to tie Bradwell Institute 14-14 in a preseason scrimmage Friday.

August 30, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


SEB softball ready to take game to next level

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets have one of the most dominant pitchers in the state in senior Megan Barnwell, a string of trips to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs, and having lost only two seniors from 2007's 21-8 (14-3, Region 3-AA) squad, they look to keep up the momentum.

And this time around, there's one roadblock they hope to pass.

August 29, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Screven softball ready to defend title

SYLVANIA - Defending the Region 3-AA title was no easy task in 2007 for the Screven County Lady Gamecocks.

August 29, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Blue Devils head to Bradwell for scrimmage

Statesboro will get a chance to evaluate itself tonight when they travel to Hinesville to face Bradwell Institute in a preseason scrimmage.

August 29, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Metter ready to be better in 2008

METTER - The days of record-setting quarterback Zach Stanford in the Georgia Dome are a distant memory in Metter, but the Tigers feel that after back-to-back winless seasons in Region 3-AA, it's time to get back on track.

August 28, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


BA goes 4-2 in tough tournament

MACON - Bulloch Academy finished third in the 10-team Windsor Academy girls' varsity fast-pitch softball tournament over the weekend at Freedom Park.

August 26, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Weekly Whatup 8/11

I am a Child of the Braves - so forgive me if two weeks ago I made a promise to myself to quit mentioning the Atlanta Baseball Club and their pursuit to make the postseason.

August 25, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Video - Bulloch Academy scrimmages Memorial Day

Bulloch Academy vs. Memorial Day - Thursday, August 7.

August 23, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.

July 04, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Carmike Cinemas catches soccer fever

Sunday evening, the United States Women's National Soccer Team will be gunning for its first World Cup championship since 1999. The Americans will also be out for a bit of revenge as they face Japan, which denied them the world title four years ago in the championship game.

July 03, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena escapes, faces sister next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

July 03, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves beaten again in 6-1 loss to Nats

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.

June 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. advances to finals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

June 30, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA-Germany features clash of world's top goalkeepers

MONTREAL - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

June 29, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena gets through opener at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

June 29, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


In the Pits: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous

NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.

June 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


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