The hottest thing going right now in Statesboro is those Lady Eagles of Georgia Southern. And I can't say I didn't tell you so. Hah!
NEW YORK - Deangelo Tyson, a 6-foot-2, 305-pound lineman from Statesboro High School, Omar Hunter, a 6-foot-1, 310-pound lineman from Buford High School in Buford and A.J. Harmon, a 6-foot-6, 335-pound lineman from Jefferson County High School in Louisville, have been named to PARADE's 45th annual All-America High School Football Team.
PORTAL - The Portal Middle School boys basketball team will play for the middle school region championship this morning after defeating Claxton 48-47 Friday in the semifinals.
Junior forward Addie Reddick provided the sweet shot for the Bulloch Academy girls' team while sophomore center Paul Son added the muscle for the Gator guys as they led their respective squads to important wins over Region 2-AA foe Edmund Burke Academy Friday night.
Until recently, it's been a tough run for the Lady Tigers of Claxton. Just ask Lacreasha Brewton.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (8-10) were off from behind the arc in the first half, but the play underneath was enough to compensate as SEB cruised to an 85-66 victory over visiting Jenkins County Tuesday.
Some folks may call me lucky. Which is odd, because my name is Chad.
METTER - The Metter Tigers (4-13) fell behind early when the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (7-10, 3-6 Region 3-AA) jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, and that proved to be the difference in Saturday's 57-48 SEB region-road win.
Both the Gator and Lady Gator basketball teams notched their 10th wins of the season Friday night as Bulloch Academy swept Region 2-AA foe Memorial Day School.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (15-1, 7-0 Region 3-A) got off to another slow start, falling behind early to the visiting Bryan County Redskins. But an explosive third quarter surged PHS to a 90-44 victory - its seventh-straight region win - Friday night.
Mario Jackson isn't a superstar quite yet. Frankly, that's the way he likes it.
With just under two minutes to play, Lakeside looked like it was going to waltz right into Statesboro and upset the Blue Devils on their home court.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (15-1) carried the momentum from a Jan. 8 55-52 win over Statesboro into Tuesday's game, making it rain against the Metter Tigers and sinking 10 3-pointers in a dominant 94-55 non-region win.
My best fishing buddy is Coach Steve Cisson. He's a machine when it comes to finding and landing all kinds of creatures from the deep. Most of the things I know about the sport, I learned from him including the fact that you should never go out in a small boat on a big lake when there is a storm brewing. I wish to convey that message to you today so that you will not blunder into the trap he led me into one day on Clarks Hill Lake.