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Portal keeps rolling, advances to Elite 8

PORTAL - The Wilcox County Patriots didn't forget about the 2007 GHSA Class A state playoffs when Portal eliminated them in a close 73-71 first-round game, but their revenge efforts fell short as the Panthers used hot shooting from Shane Reese and David Buchannon to advance to the Elite Eight with a 69-49 win in front of a rowdy crowd Tuesday night.

March 12, 2008 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Rain ruins race in California

FONTANA, Calif. -A wet few days in Southern California left NASCAR's Sprint Cup drivers with a lot time on their hands Sunday.

March 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Statesboro boys rout Lee in state playoffs - video

Statesboro vs. Lee County - first round of state playoffs

March 11, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Devils look to stay hot in Sweet 16

One down, four to go for Statesboro.

March 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Justin Raymond is ‘on point’ for Panthers’ D

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (27-1) are set to play No. 3 seed Wilcox County tonight in the Sweet 16 of the GHSA Class A state playoffs.

March 11, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Edwards passes Johnson, Gordon for NASCAR win

FONTANA, Calif. - For Carl Edwards, it's a signal. At least one NASCAR Sprint Cup team is ready to take on Hendrick Motorsports.

March 11, 2008 | By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Blue Devils open season with 3-1 win over South Effingham

Scott Sarratt's two-out, 3-run double in the third was all the offense Statesboro needed, shutting down South Effingham 3-0 Monday in the season opener at Mill Creek for both teams.

March 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Diamond Devils start season today

Statesboro's first pitch of the 2008 baseball season is today when the Diamond Devils host South Effingham at 5:30 p.m. at Mill Creek.

March 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Monday Mouthoff

Saturday certainly was a rough day to be an Eagle. Women's basketball gets roughed up on the road. The baseball team gets hammered in a doubleheader. Then the men's roundball team loses to a school which yells, "Let's Go Peay!" Ouch.

March 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Bulloch Academy bounced by Pinecrest

COCHRAN, Ga. – It was a long night for Bulloch Academy forwards Darion Carter and Paul Son in the Gators' second-round game in the GISA Class AA boys' basketball tournament Saturday at Middle Georgia College.

March 09, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Woods holds off Stenson to reach final

MARANA, Ariz. - Tiger Woods holed another crucial putt on the 17th hole Saturday, this one sending him into the 36-hole final of the Accenture Match Play Championship for the fourth time in nine tries.

March 09, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro boys, girls win first round games

Blue Devils 72, Lee County 49

March 09, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Lady Devils hope to avoid letdown

The Lady Blue Devils were supposed to be region champions this season.

March 08, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Panthers send Seminole home

PORTAL - Every time the Portal Panthers (27-1) got a comfortable lead, Tavis Williams and his 27 points put Seminole County right back in it. But PHS was able to control Williams in the second half as they knocked off the Indians 75-66 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the GHSA Class A state playoffs.

March 08, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Screven, JCHS hit road for round one

The Screven County Lady Gamecocks grabbed the No. 3 seed of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs after knocking off Jefferson County in the Region 3-AA playoffs, and look to carry that momentum against No. 2 seed Mitchell County on the road tonight.

March 08, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


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Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to declare for draft

ATLANTA - R.J. Hunter ensured his legacy at Georgia State by hitting one of the most memorable shots in the NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Montoya finding IndyCar success second time around

There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made.

March 30, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sharper guilty rape, drugging counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.

March 23, 2015 | JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press | Sports


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse's Boeheim to retire in three years

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach - revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.

March 18, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Butler back in

DeleteINDIANAPOLIS- Butler is heading back to the NCAA Tournament with a new resume and an old mantra.

March 17, 2015 | MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Early exit for Borland

You can still count on two hands how many players walked away from a pro football career with more good days likely ahead of them than behind.

March 17, 2015 | JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can anyone top Kentucky?

There's a way to beat Kentucky.

March 16, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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