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.
Lakeside's speed and skill was too much for the Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro Tuesday night as the Lady Panthers beat SHS 4-0. Lakeside scored two goals in each half en route to the victory, spoiling Senior Night.
Georgia Southern starts a five-game road trip tonight. The trip begins in Atlanta as the Eagles battle in-state rival Georgia Tech tonight at 7 p.m. then Wednesday afternoon at 3:00. Wednesday's game will be televised live on SportSouth.
It will be an emotional night tonight at Womack Field when the Statesboro soccer teams line up for one final home game.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.