The Claxton Tigers finished the 2006 season at 2-7-1 and on a four game losing streak - not the most impressive of records. But considering the Tigers graduated just five seniors, it's easy to see why head coach Allen Cartwright is already excited about 2007.
It was another long season for the Jenkins County Eagles.
ATLANTA - Michael Vick sat on the Georgia Dome turf, looking around in disbelief while the boos came at him from all directions.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Even on a bad day, Georgia Tech was good enough to clinch a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
AUBURN, Ala. - The Georgia Bulldogs did more than just spoil No. 5 Auburn's title hopes. They finally played like defending Southeastern Conference champions.
Mike Ward, head football coach at Southeast Bulloch High School, has resigned. In his first year at the Brooklet school, Ward coached the Yellow Jackets to a 2-8 record and informed the team of his decision Thursday after practice.
PORTAL - Homecoming was quite an event for the Portal Panthers Friday night. The homecoming court brought the celebration, the fans brought the party, and the football team supplied the fireworks, making short work of the visiting Claxton Tigers, 30-8.
Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards is now 1-0 against Georgia Southern. That may be bad news for Eagle fans - the kid is just a true Freshman.
Screven County scored early and held off Josey late for a 25-20 Homecoming victory at Kelly Memorial Stadium last night. The Gamecocks raced to leads of 19-0 and 25-7 before allowing Josey a last possession down but 25-20. SCHS improves to 4-3 (2-2 in 3AA) with Josey dropping to 3-4 (2-2 in 3AA).
MACON – All members of the Bulloch Academy boys' cross country team notched personal best times as the Gator squad finished third in the Class AA state cross-country championships Saturday at the Georgia Children's Home course.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-6, 0-4) gave it everything they had Friday night but fell 28-7 to the region 3-AA rival Laney Wildcats (5-2, 3-1).
Redshirt freshman Ronnie Wiggins anxiously awaited Saturday's homecoming game against top-ranked Appalachian State.
It's homecoming tonight at Portal, and head coach Justin Chester and his Panthers know a loss for homecoming isn't acceptable.
Four area teams will travel to Savannah today to begin play in the 2006 state softball tournament, playing for the ultimate goal of a state championship. Screven County, Southeast Bulloch, Metter and Claxton all qualified for the South Sectional to be held at the Paulson Complex in Savannah.
All week long, Bulloch Academy's football players have dressed in pajamas, in camouflage, in tacky attire and as their favorite movie/television actors. Thursday night, some were even dressed as cheerleaders during the annual PowderPuff game. Yes, they've had a fun-filled week during Homecoming 2006.
The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.
The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.
Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.
ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.
WINDEMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting "everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child" after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Screven County's first trip to the Lowcountry was a good one for the Gamecocks (3-0), who brought home a 38-14 win over the Wade Hampton Generals.
An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
ATLANTA - Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.