PORTAL - Things were looking worrisome for the Portal Panthers after the 2006-07 season. Leading scorer Fred Williams played his last season and the girls finished with only three wins. The Panthers were in a bind.
The Bulloch Academy boys began the defense of their 2007 GISA Region 2-AA crown with a rousing 68-44 romp over Trinity Christian School of Dublin Tuesday night.
David Buchannon made quite a splash when he and his family moved to Portal, and so far this season, he has helped lead the Panthers to a 14-1 start, including a 5-0 mark in Region 3-A.
Portal fans can finally say it: "We beat Statesboro."
From 1981-1984, Statesboro basketball coach Lee Hill coached a young player named Jeff Brannen. Today - 24 years later - Brannen will attempt to beat his former mentor in a head-to-head matchup for the sixth time when his Portal Panthers face off against Hill's Blue Devils in Georgia Southern's Hanner Fieldhouse.
First off, a Happy New Year to one and all. Hope everyone enjoyed what little time off you may have gotten.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - After another slow start the Georgia Southern men's basketball team rallied to take the lead but was undone by a 61 percent shooting effort in the second half by UNC Greensboro to lose 79-67 Saturday afternoon at Fleming Gym.
It hadn't happened in recent history until Saturday night.
Portal got 24 points from David Buchannon and 19 from Mario Farris to beat Emanuel County Institute 61-52 on Saturday in Portal.
BROOKLET - In a game that saw 53 free throw attempts, it was only fitting that it would be two Robert Johnson foul shots that ended Southeast Bulloch's upset bid over the Region 3-AA defending-champion Josey Eagles (14-1, 5-0) Saturday night.
At 1 p.m. today, Statesboro's Deangelo Tyson will be one of 84 football players on display in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
Screven County led by as much as 27, dominating visiting Southeast Bulloch 66-48 Friday in Sylvania.
MILLEN - The Portal Panthers (13-1, 5-0 Region 3-A) picked up their fifth-straight region win as they jumped out to a 19-point, first-quarter lead and never looked back, toppling the Jenkins County Eagles 85-39 on the road Friday night.
Statesboro's winter break hadn't been anything to brag about up until Wednesday night.
PALM HARBOR, Fla.. - Ryan Moore had no trouble explaining how, after 12 consecutive pars to start the third-round of the Valspar Championship, he birdied four of the final six holes Saturday.
Maybe everyone should have known from the way the Super Bowl ended that the beginning of the NFL's business season would be wild.
NEW ORLEANS - Curtis Diamond hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1:49 left to give Georgia Southern a 44-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A clubhouse outbreak of pink eye is forcing the Milwaukee Brewers to find a new way to celebrate top plays at spring training.
Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.
There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the Valspar Championship.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist video threatened to divide the Oklahoma football team. The leaders on the squad weren't having it.
For the sixth time in as many tries this season, the Georgia Southern Eagles trudged away from a Tuesday or Wednesday game with a loss.
One fishing trip you might want to consider this season is the white bass spawning run on the Oconee and Apalachee Rivers. It's currently going on and the action is hot. Actually whites and hybrids can be caught in significant numbers with the right approach and the scenery in both places is pretty rewarding as well. There are some things you need to know if you have never gone after these two game fish during this time of year but once you have had some success you will always look forward to the next spring-time run. Here's a ...
LAS VEGAS - Sin City becomes the western epicenter of March Madness this week with four conference tournaments at various arenas around The Strip.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets used two seven-run innings to defeat the Georgia Southern Eagles 22-6 at Russ Chandler Stadium and sweep the two-game season series.
NEW YORK - Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.
DORAL, Fla.- Rory McIlroy rotated his hips, transferred his weight and delivered another moment that golf fans won't soon forget.