BROOKLET - The way things were going Friday night, it was only fitting Southeast Bulloch and Jefferson County went right down to the wire.
TWIN CITY - It finally happened to Portal.
With a near capacity crowd on hand Saturday, seniors Eric Ferguson and Rashad Lee knew what they had to do. The former exploded for 40 points while the latter put the exclamation point on a 56-39 win over Evans on Senior Night.
The Bulloch Academy boys took the driver's seat in GISA Region 2-AA and also sent a message to other Class AA schools with a 102-68 drubbing of region foe Frederica Academy Saturday night.
PORTAL - Portal Panthers coach Jeff Brannen was worried his team would be flat heading into Friday's game against the Jenkins County Eagles.
AUGUSTA - Statesboro senior Monnette Bennett hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 23 points to lift the Lady Blue Devils to a 43-40 victory at Lakeside Friday night.
Watching Monnette Bennett play basketball, one might think Statesboro's senior has every right to strut around as the Queen of the Campus.
SYLVANIA - Things were going well for the Screven County Lady Gamecocks under coach Jennifer Acree. Long vacant from the state playoffs, Acree turned the program around, making the team a staple in the Class AA Elite Eight in just four short years.
Just a sophomore, Metter's Dillian Lawrence is setting an example for the rest of the Tiger basketball team.
Good individual wrestling performances highlighted the team-oriented Region 3 duals Tuesday in Bulloch Academy's gymnasium.
Statesboro made a statement Tuesday night - and Greenbrier was the unlucky recipient.
PORTAL - The Portal boys improved to 20-1 with a 71-56 home win over Richmond Hill Tuesday.
Three members of the Emanuel County Institute football team have declared their intentions as to where they'll play collegiate football.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (9-12) trailed at the half, but James Scott (31 points, 10 rebounds) carried his team into the second as it knocked off the Claxton Tigers 79-52 in non-region play Tuesday.
PORTAL - Mario Farris sank a pair of free throws with 6.3 seconds to go to put the Portal Panthers (19-1, 10-0 Region 3-A) up by three and force Savannah Country Day to attempt a desperation 3-pointer as time ran out to maintain their unbeaten region record and take home a 61-58 win against the Hornets Saturday.
For two days, Statesboro and the campus of Georgia Southern University will be playing host to some of the best soccer talent in all of Georgia.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday.
PARIS - For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set.
ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.
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.
DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.
ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.
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.
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.
BEREA, Ohio - Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.
ATLANTA - On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.
INDIANAPOLIS - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.
FORT WORTH, Texas - The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.
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.
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.