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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


Local Roundup: Rain wreaks havoc across area

Georgia Southern's season-opening baseball game with Boston College was rained out on Friday night.

March 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Blue Devils look to continue improbable run

Eric Ferguson says he wasn't, 'in the zone'. He didn't feel 'unconscious'. He doesn't really think there was anything extraordinary about putting 47 points up in a region championship game to lead Statesboro to its first title since 2004.

March 08, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB blanks East Laurens

The Southeast Bulloch boys soccer team traveled to Dublin Thursday night to take on the East Laurens Falcons in winter monsoon conditions.

March 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Rugby tournament to be held this weekend

The Southern Ruggers of Statesboro will hold a six-team tournament starting Saturday at Mill Creek Park.

March 07, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Portal hosts Seminole County in round one

PORTAL - Seminole County may be a No. 4 seed heading into the GHSA Class A State Playoffs, but the Portal Panthers know better than to take them lightly.

March 07, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


BA advances, mangles Monroe

COCHRAN - Three Bulloch Academy players scored in double figures to lead the Gators to a 71-42 blowout of Monroe Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AA boys' basketball tournament at Middle Georgia College Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


BA bounced from state tournament

COCHRAN - Piedmont Academy used a tight 2-3 zone to keep the Bulloch Academy inside scoring game at bay and Lady Cougar point guard Carrie Tucker hit 10-of-13 foul shots to lead Piedmont to a 39-29 victory in the opening girls' round of the GISA Class AA state basketball tournament Wednesday at Middle Georgia College.

March 06, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCESON Special to the Heral | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU swim and dive heads to championship meet

On the verge of the first-ever Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships, the Georgia Southern swimming & diving team is focused and determined to make a run at the conference title.

March 06, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


FMB AOTW: Farris fuels PHS to 3-A title

Boys: Farris fuels PHS to 3-A title

March 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Monday Mouthoff 2/18

Twenty-nine points, four 3s and one helluva ball game by Georgia Southern's Louis Graham gave me another correct prediction on Thursday night in Sparty-burg, Carolina.

March 03, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Portal wins region championship

TWIN CITY - The Portal Panthers showed the rest of Region 3-A exactly why they were the No. 1 seed going into the tournament, exploding for 41 points in the second half and cruising to a 65-49 win over the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs in the region championship game Saturday.

March 02, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Statesboro sweeps Region 3-AAAA; BA boys crowned champs

BRUNSWICK - Eric Ferguson scored 47 points, including 13 in overtime to lift Statesboro to a 71-69 win over Evans Saturday at Glynn Academy to claim the Region 3-AAAA championship.

March 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Farris bros balance out PHS

PORTAL - If there were offensive linemen in basketball, Dan Farris would be the man for the job. If there were running backs, Mario Farris would be the starter.

March 01, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


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FIFA in hot water

ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 27, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

May 27, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hoping for bright future

ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.

May 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Good day for host nation at French Open

PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

May 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Hawks' season ends with sweep

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Manziel during practice

BEREA, Ohio - Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cleveland, Atlanta plenty of lowlights

ATLANTA - On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.

May 25, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

May 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Na leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas - The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

May 23, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


More bad news for Hawks: Korver out for rest of playoffs

ATLANTA - Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

May 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

May 20, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


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