PHILADELPHIA - Next time Edgar Renteria squares to bunt against the Philadelphia Phillies, the pitcher might try to hit his bat.
The Claxton track teams swept a four-team meet Monday at Southeast Bulloch. The Tigers scored 106 points to SEB's 97, Calvary Day's 16 and Savannah Country Day's 14. The Lady Tigers won with a score of 108 to SEB's 95, Calvary's 20 and Country Day's 18. Here's how the Yellow Jackets finished in the meet:
Statesboro defensive back Molloy VanGorder has been invited to as a preferred walk-on to play football at the University of Georgia in the fall.
BROOKLET - 12 teams met at Southeast Bulloch High School to compete in the fourth annual Plankenhorn Invitational track meet on Saturday, and the Claxton girls and Jenkins County boys took home first place trophies. The SEB Yellow Jackets came in second in both the men's and women's categories.
Matt Simons and Walker Blitch combined to pitch a complete game for Bulloch Academy in a 13-0 win Saturday.
METTER - Southeast Bulloch starting pitcher Fisher Strickland struck out 10 batters in five innings and Ryan Burroughs went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI's - and crossed the plate twice himself - but it was not enough to get by Metter as the Tigers won 8-6 and increased their winning streak to nine straight on Friday night.
On any given afternoon in either the spring or fall, Bulloch Academy students are transported off-campus for varsity softball and junior varsity baseball practice. All games are played on the fields of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Recreation Department.
Today at 10 a.m., Southeast Bulloch will invite 11 area high schools to compete in the fourth annual Plankenhorn Invitational track meet, an exhibition tournament put on to honor former SEB track star Derrick Plankenhorn. Plankenhorn was a student-athlete for the Yellow Jackets who tragically passed away during a workout in 2003.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (3-7, 2-6) celebrated senior night Thursday, and four seniors were honored before SEB fell to the Savannah Country Day Hornets 4-1 in a game that proved to be too much to handle for the home team.
Ben Ellgass, a senior at Statesboro High School, signed a letter of intent to play soccer at North Georgia College and State University Thursday at SHS.
Both Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' track teams tallied monster points to win their respective six-team meets Wednesday at Gator Alley.
Statesboro scored 12 runs, racked up 11 RBIs, tallied 10 hits and stole seven bases - all in the first inning - punishing the Academy of Richmond County Wednesday at Mill Creek Park.
Former English soccer star Steve Heighway will conduct a coaching symposium for area coaches at Georgia Southern University today.
BROOKLET - Starting pitcher David McCarthy allowed only three runs and threw 92 pitches over five innings, and Fisher Strickland crossed the plate three times and earned the save as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (6-4, 2-3) knocked off the Westside Patriots (11-4, 3-3) 8-5 in a Tuesday night Region 3-AA contest.
Statesboro's offensive woes continued Tuesday night, and the Blue Devils couldn't overcome a first-half goal falling 1-0 to visiting Lakeside at Womack Field. The loss spoiled Senior Night for SHS, which fell to 3-4 in Region 3-AAAA play.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.
In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.
HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.
OYONNAX, France - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.
Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.
HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.
MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.
MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.
There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.