TWIN CITY - Emanuel County Institute left no doubt as to who was the No. 1 team in Class A in the state of Georgia in 2007. Now they're ready to make sure no one's asking questions in 2008.
The last two seasons in Metter have been all about building a foundation from the bottom up. In 2006, coach Clay Hill inherited a Tiger squad without much experience, and he has focused on developing the middle school kids and keeping the numbers up. Metter has consistently fielded over 50 kids in each of the last two seasons, and with a strong foundation both offensively and defensively, the coaching staff feels the team is ready to compete again.
When Chuck Conley arrived in Millen in 2005, the Jenkins County football team was struggling.
CLAXTON - The youth movement in Claxton is over.
The Screven County Gamecocks are getting used to being back in the playoffs.
PORTAL - It's no surprise that the Portal Panthers will be offering a new look in 2008.
For years, Statesboro has been synonymous with running the football.
Once again, Statesboro has a serious chance to contend for a state championship.
My friends, it's been a long and wearisome journey this summer.
Whether in the weight room, on the football field or in the classroom, Bulloch Academy senior David Poole goes above and beyond.
PORTAL - Coming off a 1-9 season, the Portal Panthers had a reality check - it's time to turn things around.
Bulloch Academy amassed 3,468 total yards and scored 314 points last football season en route to an 8-3 record.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - The Georgia Southern women's soccer team opened the season with a 2-0 victory over Gardner-Webb Saturday.
SPARTA - Bulloch Academy scored on its first two possessions and stood firm on defense as the Gators beat Piedmont Academy 16-8 in the annual John Hancock Kickoff Classic Thursday.
The 2008 Battle in the Boro softball tournament, scheduled to take place this weekend, has been postponed due to inclement weather.
The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.
LA TOUSSUIRE, France - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn't expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the road.
The fortunes of several potential Southeastern Conference contenders could hinge largely on players returning from serious injuries.
ATLANTA - Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men's soccer history.
The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press.
ATLANTA - Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday night that dealt the Americans their biggest upset defeat.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland.
ATLANTA - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.
PINEHURST, N.C - With off-field issues overshadowing his program once again, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday the Seminoles are "stepping up" their process of educating players about domestic violence and other issues.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews.
BALTIMORE - Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed Cuba 6-0 on Saturday to reach its eighth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal.
LOUDON, N.H. - Joey Logano has rocked a victory lobster at New Hampshire, so riding the wave of the "Sharknado" craze and tussling with bloodthirsty sharks should be a drop in the chum bucket for the Team Penske driver.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open.