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Weekly Whatup 8/11

I am a Child of the Braves - so forgive me if two weeks ago I made a promise to myself to quit mentioning the Atlanta Baseball Club and their pursuit to make the postseason.

August 25, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Video - Bulloch Academy scrimmages Memorial Day

Bulloch Academy vs. Memorial Day - Thursday, August 7.

August 23, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Gators pleased with first scrimmage

Bulloch Academy fans got their first look at the Gators' football team Thursday night at Gator Alley where BA took on Memorial Day School in a controlled scrimmage in unseasonably cool conditions.

No score, nor time, was kept in the contest. Each team got ten plays on offense whether or not a score or turnover occurred.

August 22, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local roundup: Three Eagles make U.S. Amateur

The Georgia Southern University golf program will have three representatives in the upcoming U.S. Amateur Championships.

August 22, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Watch a preview of our new show 'ECI: The Season'

Emanuel County Institute's football team went undefeated in 2007 on their way to the school's first-ever Class A state championship.

August 22, 2008 | | Sports


Get ready for Season 2 of Prep Sports Blitz

For all the high school sports action from Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch, Portal, Bulloch Academy and more, watch the second season of Prep Sports Blitz. Click on the video to watch a preview.

August 22, 2008 | | Sports


SHS is ready to work

When Statesboro coach Steve Pennington gathered his team for the ritualistic post-practice huddle, he asked his team how many of them thought they had made a mistake during Wednesday's practice.

August 21, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local Roundup: Former Eagle Dowling makes baseball history

CHICAGO, Ill. - Former Georgia Southern University standout Greg Dowling made history at a historic ball park. Dowling and the Class A Kane County Cougars took on Midwest League rival Peoria Chiefs on July 29 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A league record crowd of 32,103 packed into the Chicago Cubs' home field for the first minor league baseball game played there.

August 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Devils thinking Dome in 2008

There's no qualms about it - the Statesboro football season didn't end the way anyone had planned last year.

August 19, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Gators open season with plenty of holes to fill

Bulloch Academy has certainly heard all the questions.

August 19, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Weekly whatup, 8/04

Well lather me up and call me slick willy - it's hot out there! It's times like these the good Lord decided my athletic abilities could only go so far and banished me to hide behind my pen.

August 18, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Panthers back to work in Portal

The heat of the summer is peaking, students are stocking up on school supplies, teachers are preparing their curriculums, and in Portal, all that can only mean one thing.

August 16, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Collins makes U.S. Amateur

Carter Collins, assistant golf coach at Georgia Southern, qualified for the U.S. Amateur championships this past weekend at the Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville, Tenn., during the USGA South Sectional qualifier.

August 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Weekly Whatup 7/28

Believe it or not folks – it's football season.

August 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Sprint South track meet a success

BROOKLET - The 2008 Sprint South Invitational was deemed a success by coordinator Samose Mays Saturday, as a strong number of athletes competed in track and field events on the campus of Southeast Bulloch High School.

Mays, coach of the Sprint South AAU track team, was more than pleased with the event. Competitors ages seven to 18 showed their stuff for over two hours in running and field events.

August 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


On The Fringe: Spieth not keen on new 'Golden Child' moniker

The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion.

April 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bowl payouts still on the rise

By RALPH D. RUSSO

April 14, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Galloway goes big as Knicks pull upset

ATLANTA - Rookie Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the New York Knicks stunned the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks 112-108 Monday night.

April 13, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local CrossFit making it into national spotlight

Former Georgia Southern University athlete Laura Brannen and current GSU student Jacob Anderson have a few things in common. They are both highly competitive, workout at CrossFit Boro and both have qualified for the 2015 CrossFit Regional competition in Atlanta.

April 13, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Exciting Masters shows that golf is in good hands

Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.

April 13, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Runs hard to come by early in season

Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.

April 13, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Still no verdict after 5 days of deliberation

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed their fifth day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict.

April 13, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


New Masters champion feels right

History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.

April 12, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Jordan Spieth holds 4-shot lead at Masters

Every eye in the world is on you, Jordan Spieth.

April 11, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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