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Jackets earn right to host region tourney

BROOKLET - The game that would determine home-field advantage for the Region 3-AA tournament was a pitcher's duel until the fourth inning, when Jamie Bohannon broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI double down the third base line that drove in Bridgett Devlin and sparked a five-run rally that put the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (16-4, 13-1) up for good against the visiting Screven County Lady Gamecocks in a 6-1 SEB win Tuesday.

October 24, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


FMB AOTW: Morgan has breakout game for CHS

Meet Jamalcolm Morgan.

October 24, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Falcons to stick with Harrington

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Five games into the post-Michael Vick era, the Atlanta Falcons already have a quarterback controversy and plenty of grumbling players.

October 23, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators end regular season with win

Bulloch Academy wound up its regular season on a high note Monday afternoon as the second-ranked Lady Gators run ruled Thomas Jefferson Academy 14-6 in five innings.

October 23, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Familiar voices talk local sports on new TV show

For years, local sports personalities and longtime friends Josh Aubrey and Nate Hirsch shared numerous conversations on sports.

October 22, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Falcons, Dunn fall short in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Atlanta Falcons had first-and-goal at the Tennessee 1, needing a touchdown to get even with 2 minutes left.

October 22, 2007 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Devils grind by Greenbrier

Statesboro got off to a slow start, but once they got rolling they wouldn't be stopped.

October 21, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Three late TDs help Gators escape

Leading 7-6 and headed into the fourth quarter, the Brentwood Eagles had seemingly wrestled the Bulloch Academy Gators into submission and almost had the electrical tape wrapped around their snouts.

October 21, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


Homecoming treat: Claxton gets first win of season

The Claxton Tigers ran 49 offensive plays and fullback Jamalcolm Morgan carried the football on 33 of them as the Tigers got their first win of the season, a 14-0 homecoming win over Jenkins County.

October 21, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


BA hopes to avoid upset

According to the most recent Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Coaches Poll, Bulloch Academy is the king of the mountain in Class AA football and the Brentwood Eagles come to Statesboro tonight to try and knock them off.

October 19, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Panthers working on curing turnover bug

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.

October 19, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Sick of losing, Eagles begin new season

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.

October 19, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Statesboro defense answering the call

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.

October 19, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Boys: Darion Carter was a triple threat for Bulloch Academy last Friday.

October 18, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Carter's new crib

The Bulloch Academy Gators have a new weapon. His name is Carter, Darion Carter.

October 18, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haas heads up first round

AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Couples continues to find fountain of youth at Augusta

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized - then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.

April 10, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


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