PORTAL - Turnovers and injuries have played a huge part in Portal's 0-4 start, but for the Panthers, coming off of a bye week and heading into the first game of region play has been the fresh start the players and fans have been looking for.
MILLEN - Jenkins County Eagles fans have gotten accustomed to 1-9 seasons and running second-half clocks for a while now, but when head coach Chuck Conley took over the team in 2005, he thought it was a time for a change.
The Statesboro defense was supposed to be the team's weakness coming into 2007. Don't look now, but the Blue Devil 'D' could slowly be turing into an SHS strength.
Boys: Darion Carter was a triple threat for Bulloch Academy last Friday.
The Bulloch Academy Gators have a new weapon. His name is Carter, Darion Carter.
Brittany Raines pitched a complete game and struck out six, Kittrella Mikell went 1-for-4 at the plate and Tiffany Lee made a running catch to rob a hit Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough for the three Statesboro seniors as SHS lost a heartbreaker 4-3 in extra innings to visiting Lakeside.
BROOKLET - The rain clouds threatened from the opening pitch to the final out, but despite a slight drizzle throughout the contest, it was business as usual for the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets as Megan Barnwell struck out 14 Lady Tigers and SEB topped Region 3-AA foe Swainsboro 6-1 Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur hurriedly cleaned out his locker at Turner Field, tossing some stuff into a cardboard box, the rest into a nearby trash can. The Braves outfielder was eager to put a wrap on another playoff-less season and get to the golf course.
The curse continues for the Bulloch Academy girls' softball team.
ATLANTA - On this day at least, the Atlanta Falcons didn't need Michael Vick or Matt Schaub.
EVANS - Statesboro bent, bent and then bent some more. But when it came time to make a play, the Blue Devils made just enough to escape with a 21-0 victory over Lakeside-Evans Friday night.
Tharon Davis had 22 carries for 219 yards and three touchdowns, and the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-4, 0-2 Region 3-AA) got the ball back down 21-20 with 1:57 to go in the game after stopping the Westside (Augusta) Patriots on fourth down, but couldn't capitalize as they dropped their second-straight region game in front of a capacity homecoming crowd Friday.
Bulloch Academy's Darion Carter was a triple threat Friday night against Briarwood Academy.
The Statesboro Blue Devils will face a wide open, passing attack when they travel to Lakeside tonight. Luckily, that's exactly what they shut down last week.
Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game.
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy.
Florida International had a 6-foot-11 center named Adrian Diaz, who scored 33 points.
The good news is that Georgia Southern is the (a?) 2014 Sun Belt football champion.
NEW YORK - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.
CLEVELAND - A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.
ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.
Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.
The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.
ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.
The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory.
PHILADELPHIA - The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games.
Fifteen years ago I decided to start keeping a fishing logbook. As I look back on it today I'm amazed at the number of times I've been and the number and variety of fish that have been caught over that time. It is something that I often refer to because I'm always looking for an edge on the fish, but more importantly for me it has become a way to remember people, events and treasured moments. In essence, each entry is a snapshot of a day spent on the water.
With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.