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Metter tops Portal

PORTAL - A late Portal rally was not enough to overcome a five-run sixth inning by Metter as the Panthers fell to the Tigers by a score of 10-6 in Portal on Wednesday night.

March 29, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Gators take first at meet

Bulloch Academy's track teams notched over 150 points each to easily win the Gators' first home meet of the season Wednesday.

March 29, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


AOTW: Lanier a leader for Panthers

Portal catcher Tagg Lanier is off to a hot start in the 2007 season, and for him, it is just another day at the office.

March 28, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Local Roundup: SoCon announces future tourney sites

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments will return to the North Charleston Coliseum in 2008 before moving to Chattanooga, Tenn., for the next two years.

March 28, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Cardinals top Braves

JUPITER, Fla. - Braden Looper's move from setup man to the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation appears to be succeeding.

March 27, 2007 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB tennis sweeps Tattnall County

Both Southeast Bulloch tennis teams picked up wins Monday at Tattnall County. The Lady Yellow Jackets improved to 5-1-1 on the year with a 5-0 victory. Girls winners were: No. 1 singles: Shelby Forehand (8-0), No. 2 singles: Victoria Herndon (8-2), No. 3 singles: Sarah Waters (8-3), No. 1 doubles: Laura Bennett and Kaitlin Brannen (8-0) and No. 2 doubles: Sarah Burkhart and Sara Ervin (8-3).

March 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Connell, Simmons send Devils to win

Luke Connell's blast over the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the game winner, as No. 10 Statesboro beat No. 5 Lee County 3-2 Saturday at Mill Creek.

March 25, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Cavs beat Jackets

BROOKLET - The Calvary Day Cavaliers' soccer team (2-5-1, 1-2) traveled to Southeast Bulloch to take on the Yellow Jackets (2-1, 1-1), and SEB couldn't hang on as the Cavaliers took home a 3-1 victory in a physical battle Thursday night.

March 23, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Lady Gamecocks fall short of expectations

Looking back on the 2006-07 basketball season, the Screven County Lady Gamecocks had many ups and downs, but for SCHS coach Jennifer Acree, most of the memories are good ones.

March 23, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: BA hangs tough in season's first meet

MACON - The Bulloch Academy varsity boys finished third and the girls took fourth in their season-opening track meets against stiff Class AAA competition in a multi-team meet at First Presbyterian Day School.

March 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


The Devils' new den

The Statesboro baseball team has a new home, and tonight a Mill Creek Regional Park, they'll officially open their new digs with a 7:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony prior to their game with Camden County.

March 23, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Tyson commits to UGA

DeAngelo Tyson, a 6-foot-2, 295 pound defensive tackle at Statesboro has verbally committed to play football for the University of Georgia in 2008. Tyson, a junior, visited the campus this past weekend and was impressed with what he saw.

March 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Tips for a great Spring Training

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. - As many of you already know, I've been an Atlanta Braves fan for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Charleston, S.C., summers never went by without a trip to Georgia to cheer for my favorite team at Fulton County Stadium and later Turner Field.

March 22, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


AOTW: Robertson has Statesboro hot

A big reason for Statesboro's 3-0 start has been the pitching, including senior standout Forrest Robertson.

March 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Local Roundup: SHS opens new home with win

The Statesboro Diamond Devils, ranked 10th in the ga.sports.com coach's poll in AAAA, opened their new field at Mill Creek with a 14-4 win over Benedictine on Tuesday.

March 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


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Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


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