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Lady Gamecocks out to prove last year was no fluke

After successive losses in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs, the Screven County Lady Gamecock basketball team of Jennifer Acree exploded on the basketball scene a year ago, advancing to the Final Four before being ousted by eventual state champion Wesleyan. Can they repeat their success and their 29-3 record?

December 18, 2006 | By BURTON KEMP Special to the Herald | Sports


ACC gets less-than-intriguing matchup with Tech, Wake

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When the Atlantic Coast Conference expanded to 12 teams and added a lucrative championship game, officials figured either Florida State, Miami or Virginia Tech would be there every year and bring along national title implications.

December 18, 2006 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stateboro's boys basketball team splits games

From staff reports

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Portal edges Screven County, 74-68

The visiting Portal Panthers turned a tie ball game at halftime into a nine-point cushion at the end of the third quarter, then held on to defeat Screven County on Saturday, 74-68.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Statesboro faces dangerous Westlake team

There's an old axiom you're only as good as your last game.

December 18, 2006 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Portal, SEB renew rivalry in hoops

The Portal Panthers have a bitter taste in their mouth. Leading by nine points with four minutes left in last year's first round playoff game at Dooly County, PHS faded down the strecth and lost by two.

December 18, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


BA sweeps Briarwood in hoops action

The Bulloch Academy boys basketball team finished off a sweep of Briarwood Thursday night with a 44-37 win over the Buccaneers.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Fastbreak

Portal Middle splits with Collins

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports




Statesboro teams cruise in season-opening wins against SEB

BROOKLET - Eric Ferguson scored a game high 21 points, including two one-handed jams to ignite a packed gym, and the Statesboro Blue Devils ran away from the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 92-55 Saturday night.

December 18, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


SEB boys deal with youth; girls struggle with numbers

The Southeast Bulloch boys and girls teams open play tonight in Brooklet when they host cross-county rival Statesboro. The girls will tip at 6 p.m. with the boys' game immediately to follow.

December 18, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Screven's second mission: Upset Indians

The Screven County Gamecocks (6-4) have a pretty tall order ahead of them. Today, at around noon, SCHS will board the buses and head down to Folkston to face the No. 1, two-time defending champion Charlton County Indians (10-0).

December 18, 2006 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


SCHS, Portal come up short in playoff openers

Charlton County 43, Screven County 6

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Vick apologizes for obscene hand gesture to fans

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick's frustrations with fading playoff hopes and unexpected insults from home fans caused him to flash an obscene hand gesture on Sunday.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense keeps Georgia Tech on championship course

ATLANTA - Don't blame the defense for Georgia Tech's scares in taking narrow victories over North Carolina State and North Carolina the last two weeks.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Lefty saves his best shot for his captain

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.

September 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh new look

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State.

September 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press | Sports


Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.

September 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."

September 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Europe leads Ryder Cup after first round

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.

September 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Rule No. 1 is safety first

The fall hunting season is rolling along with squirrel, dove and archery deer hunting seasons already in full swing and firearms season for deer just around the corner.

September 23, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ryder Cup: an uneven ledger in Europe's favor

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.

September 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ravens owner responds to accusations

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

September 22, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former Georgia Southern kicker Bironas killed in car crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

September 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

September 19, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

September 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


SEC West looks like the best

The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing.

September 17, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Falcons host sinking Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.

September 17, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Early season Whitetail hunting can be productive

The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.

September 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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