The Southeast Bulloch and Screven County softball teams are on their way back to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA state tournament. Both squads won their way through the South Sectional in Savannah on Saturday.
BOSTON - From the brink of elimination and the depths of a yearlong slump, J.D. Drew helped the Boston Red Sox force a Game 7.
SAVANNAH – Ciera Weaver singled in Kelly Hadden to give the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets a dramatic 1-0 victory over Brantley County Friday and move within one victory of qualifying for the Elite 8 of the Class AA state softball tournament.
Screven County racked up 498 yards of rushing and rolled to a 28-12 win over Josey in Augusta on Friday night.
CLAXTON – The Portal Panthers (0-7, 0-3 Region 3-A) came out in a new look with Octavious Rawls and Steven Cox sharing time at quarterback and running a shotgun set to spread out the opposing defense, but it could not stop Claxton from getting its second-consecutive home victory as the Tigers topped PHS 21-7 Friday night.
CHULA - Bulloch Academy senior Jordan Walker threw for a touchdown, ran for another and helped prevented a Tiftarea score as the fourth-ranked Gators whipped the Panthers 21-7 here Friday night.
Statesboro scored 21 second quarter points and backup quarterback Aaron Cone led the Blue Devils (6-1, 5-1 Region 3-AAAA) to a 42-6 romp over the Academy of Richmond County Friday at Womack Field on homecoming.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers are still trying to get in the win column for the first time this season, and it will be no easy task as they travel to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers.
Statesboro linebacker Weldon Watts has become a leader on and off the field for the Blue Devils. With 521⁄2 tackles, four interceptions, two tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery, Watts has emerged as an anchor for an SHS defense that week-by-week is only getting stronger.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch got a taste of team speed and athleticism in last Friday's 41-23 loss to Josey, so it will be no surprise when the Laney Wildcats offer more of the same in today's contest.
Around 10 tonight, Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan will know how good his 6-1 Gator football team really is.
SYLVANIA - In a young Screven County Gamecock backfield, somebody had to step up and be a leader. It appears that the role has gone to junior running back Travis Coles.
BROOKLET - Coach Aimee Civalier and her Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets were disappointed when they let the Region 3-AA softball championship slip out of their hands at home on Saturday.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks stumbled in the last game of the regular season, dropping the finale to Southeast Bulloch 6-1.
Jenkins County is just the type of team the opposition doesn't want to see this time of year.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette's plans for this season don't include any false modesty.
Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.
PARAMUS, N.J. - Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.
CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.
CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.
PARAMUS, N.J. - Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After his Chicago team had come back to beat Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. final on Saturday at the Little League World Series, manager Darold Butler admitted he wasn't sure what came next.
PARAMUS, N.J. - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.
ATLANTA - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.
This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.
ATLANTA - Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.
PARAMUS, N.J. - Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.
BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.