BROOKLET - The Cook Hornets (22-4, 16-0 Region 1-AA) are probably thinking the same thing they think every year as they prepare to host the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets today for a 3 p.m. doubleheader in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
Bulloch Academy has already faced elimination long before its first-round opponent ever considered it.
Statesboro's run through the Region 3-AAAA tournament was no miracle. While the numbers may look surprising to the outsider, the Blue Devils have had the talent and wherewithal since Opening Day.
CLAXTON - Players, coaches and fans in Claxton are about to head into uncharted territory. Not since 1954 have the Tigers won a region championship, and nobody can remember the last time CHS made a playoff appearance.
For the first time since 2001, Screven County will open the playoffs in Sylvania. For the first time ever, the Gamecocks (15-8) will play a postseason game in their new ballpark.
Claxton pitcher Matthew Rogers is in the same boat with the rest of the Tigers. They're in the Top 10 in the state (Class A), and they've never played a postseason game.
SYLVANIA - For the just second time in the history of the Screven County tennis team, the Lady Gamecocks won't be playing in the Final Four.
The Metter girls' golf team won the state championship on Monday at the Gold Club Resort in Dawsonville, Ga.
Hola, mis amigos! Feliz Cinco de Mayo, and how 'bout those Hawks? Pushing the NBA's best to the brink of elimination. Pulling a city together on the biggest of bandwagons. Forcing a Game 7 in a series everyone thought would be over before Game 1. Going to Boston, and, well...
ALBANY - Area teams competed at the GHSA track and field state championships this weekend. Here are the results.
BROOKLET - Not having made the state playoffs since 2001, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets had their focus on the first-round opponent - No. 1 seed Cook High School. Fortunately for the Toombs County Bulldogs (13-12), SEB forgot about the last regular-season game.
Devils drop title game
SYLVANIA - The Screven County girls tennis team punched a ticket to its 19th consecutive state quarterfinal appearance by blanking Pierce County 5-0 Tuesday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament.
The 16U Georgia Thunder Softball team won the ASA Grand Slam Battle in Dublin on April 20th.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.
NEW YORK - It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy.
BALTIMORE - Navy's unprecedented 12-game winning streak against Army has increased the pressure on both teams Saturday.
Discussing his Green Bay Packers' victory over the Atlanta Falcons on a snowy night at Lambeau Field this week, coach Mike McCarthy uttered the sort of platitude that certainly sounds true.
MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL's hard line on Adrian Peterson held up.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The ruling on the field stands: A high school football team from a tiny Oklahoma town is moving on to the state semifinals, having topped an Oklahoma City powerhouse after an improperly enforced penalty with 64 seconds left.
NEW YORK - Once mumps invades a professional sports dressing room, it finds a fertile breeding ground and the NHL is finding that it is not easy to get rid of.
MADISON, Wis. - The voice sounded a little weary. The steps were a bit slow, at least compared to Melvin Gordon's usual gait around Camp Randall Stadium.
SAN DIEGO - Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while recovering from an automobile crash that left him with two fractures in his lower back.
SAN DIEGO - Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than a century of frustration at Wrigley Field's Friendly Confines.
IRVING, Texas - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.
WINDEMERE, Fla. - Steve Stricker's easy ride into semi-retirement could be coming to a crossroads.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - When Jeff Monken awakens every morning only one thing is on his mind, and it's been that way since he was hired as head coach at Army a year ago: #BEATNAVY.