BROOKLET - The way things were going Friday night, it was only fitting Southeast Bulloch and Jefferson County went right down to the wire.
TWIN CITY - It finally happened to Portal.
With a near capacity crowd on hand Saturday, seniors Eric Ferguson and Rashad Lee knew what they had to do. The former exploded for 40 points while the latter put the exclamation point on a 56-39 win over Evans on Senior Night.
The Bulloch Academy boys took the driver's seat in GISA Region 2-AA and also sent a message to other Class AA schools with a 102-68 drubbing of region foe Frederica Academy Saturday night.
PORTAL - Portal Panthers coach Jeff Brannen was worried his team would be flat heading into Friday's game against the Jenkins County Eagles.
AUGUSTA - Statesboro senior Monnette Bennett hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 23 points to lift the Lady Blue Devils to a 43-40 victory at Lakeside Friday night.
Watching Monnette Bennett play basketball, one might think Statesboro's senior has every right to strut around as the Queen of the Campus.
SYLVANIA - Things were going well for the Screven County Lady Gamecocks under coach Jennifer Acree. Long vacant from the state playoffs, Acree turned the program around, making the team a staple in the Class AA Elite Eight in just four short years.
Just a sophomore, Metter's Dillian Lawrence is setting an example for the rest of the Tiger basketball team.
Good individual wrestling performances highlighted the team-oriented Region 3 duals Tuesday in Bulloch Academy's gymnasium.
Statesboro made a statement Tuesday night - and Greenbrier was the unlucky recipient.
PORTAL - The Portal boys improved to 20-1 with a 71-56 home win over Richmond Hill Tuesday.
Three members of the Emanuel County Institute football team have declared their intentions as to where they'll play collegiate football.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (9-12) trailed at the half, but James Scott (31 points, 10 rebounds) carried his team into the second as it knocked off the Claxton Tigers 79-52 in non-region play Tuesday.
PORTAL - Mario Farris sank a pair of free throws with 6.3 seconds to go to put the Portal Panthers (19-1, 10-0 Region 3-A) up by three and force Savannah Country Day to attempt a desperation 3-pointer as time ran out to maintain their unbeaten region record and take home a 61-58 win against the Hornets Saturday.
NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.
SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATLANTA - â Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.
I've got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.
ATLANTA - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.
IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the most esteemed race in motorsports.
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.