LOUISVILLE - Screven County's girls (19-7) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament with a 59-34 win over Metter on Wednesday.
Brunswick gave Statesboro a momentary scare, but the Blue Devils ended the first half on a 12-2 run and never looked back, clinching a berth to the AAAA state tournament with a 68-47 win over BHS Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.
GAINESVILLE - Bulloch Academy senior Michael Kimbrell was the state runner-up in the 130-pound weight classification at the Georgia Independent School Association traditional wrestling tournament this past weekend.
Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch, Screven County and Metter will all open their respective soccer season's today.
Region tournaments get underway today around the area, with four local teams beginning their run towards a state tournament berth tonight.
Man I'm pretty amazing. Just when it looked like the season was taking a turn for the worst - blam! - I'm back over .500 for the year.
After Friday night's disappointing performances in a nip-and-tuck, four-point win, Bulloch Academy head coach Chandler Dennard didn't know what to expect from his Gators in Saturday night's final regular-season home contest.
MACON - A two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one by Mercer prevented a Georgia Southern sweep in softball action Saturday afternoon at Sikes Field.
BROOKLET – The Portal Panthers made a statement in their season finale Friday in the rematch against Statesboro at Southeast Bulloch's packed gym: Bring on the playoffs.
Basketball is in Eric Ferguson's blood. So is winning.
Statesboro's Monnette Bennett has been to chosen to the 2008 Georgia Athletic Coaches All-Star game.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets led by 11 at halftime, but Screven County (17-7, 9-4 Region 3-AA) out-scored SEB 18-4 in the third quarter and hung on for a 62-57 region win Friday night.
Five area athletes will sign national letters of intent to play football at the next level today.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets crawled out of a 20-point hole with a 31-point fourth quarter and closed the gap to one in the final minute of the period, but they could not cap off the comeback as the Swainsboro Tigers (10-3, Region 3-AA) snuck out of Brooklet with a 69-66 win Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.
BALTIMORE - American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Phil Mickelson faded early and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.
BALTIMORE - As the Baltimore Orioles prepared to play before their home fans for the first time in two weeks, the sights and sounds around Camden Yards on a lovely Monday afternoon were all about baseball.
NEW YORK - The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.
BOSTON - Former New England Patriots player and convicted murdererAaron Hernandez has been charged with trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting him in the face and leaving him for dead, prosecutors said Monday.
WASHINGTON - Paul Pierce's banked-in 21-foot jumper at the buzzer gave the Washington Wizards a 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, even with an injured John Wall reduced to cheerleading, and after a 21-point lead had dwindled down to nothing.
TAMPA, Fla. - Attorneys for top NFL draft pick Jameis Winston contend a woman seeking civil damages from the quarterback after accusing him of rape is trying to tarnish his reputation and tap into the Heisman Trophy winner's newfound wealth.
After a sullied week in sports, we sure could use a shower.
The NFL moves heaven and earth a dozen times every Sunday of the season to get calls on the field exactly right.
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards say All-Star guard John Wall suffered five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand, and his playing status has not been determined.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - For all the hype over Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth playing together, and the constant curiosity over Tiger Woods, one element at The Players Championship didn't change Thursday. The star was the golf course.
CLEVELAND - LeBron James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened their semifinal series with Chicago with a 106-91 victory over the Bulls in Game 2 on Wednesday night.