Sporting notes compiled while happily watching the Braves batter the Pirates bullpen Wednesday night:
For the Statesboro track and field team, 2008 has been anything but a normal season.
When thinking of a star tennis player, the image that comes to mind is average height and build with a exceptional backhand.
Approaching Saturday's Plankenhorn invitational - Southeast Bulloch's annual track meet participated in by teams from all over southeast Georgia and all GHSA classifications - the Portal Panthers are pleased with the way their program is coming together.
BROOKLET - With Saturday's annual Plankenhorn Invitational looming, Southeast Bulloch picked up two big wins Wednesday in a five-team meet.
Crawford Simmons pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on five hits, propelling Statesboro to a 2-1 win Monday at Mill Creek over visiting Evans.
BROOKLET - Brittany Hood scored four times as the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (9-3, 3-3 Area 3-AA/A) avenged a March loss in Sylvania with a 4-0 area win over visiting Screven County Tuesday at Fred Shaver Field.
Two Bulloch Academy seniors will get the chance to perform on the gridiron in front of the hometown crowd on Saturday afternoons.
The William James boys track team won its third straight Coastal Empire title over the weekend, besting seven other teams.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The 2008 Southern Conference football schedule was announced by Commissioner John Iamarino. Samford joins the league for the 2008 season, bringing league membership to nine for football. Each team will play eight conference contests over a 13-week span.
Bulloch Academy took batting practice Monday afternoon but it wasn't Gator head coach Daryl Evans who pitched - it was Robert Toombs' Trey Wingate, Joseph Holmes and Matt Parker.
I'd like to start this week off by sending a warm and gracious 'Thank You' to the fine folks over at Georgia Southern.
Bulloch County sure is going to miss them, but there's one last chance to see them play.
Auburn University's Football Lettermen Club recently named Statesboro's Waymon Reese as the first recipient of its "Letterman of the Year" award. The award was presented to his wife, Genelda, at the club's annual appreciation night earlier this month.
Southeast Bulloch High School has announced its Hall of Fame inductees for 2008. They are as follows:
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.
The fall hunting season is rolling along with squirrel, dove and archery deer hunting seasons already in full swing and firearms season for deer just around the corner.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.