It's not too often that teams from different region meet three times in the same season, but that will be the case tonight when Statesboro travels to Macon to face Griffin at Mercer University in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state tournament.
Win back-to-back region and state titles, win over 20 games in a row and go undefeated - those are the lofty goals of the Lady Lions of Trinity Christian, who open the season today against Abundant Life at 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.
BROOKLET - The Portal Panthers traveled to Southeast Bulloch Monday night to take on the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament. The game was full of offense from the start as the Panthers were able to pin eight runs in three innings on Yellow Jacket starter Scotty Beegle.
For 75 minutes, the Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro looked to be in total control of their foes from South Effingham. Unfortunately for SHS, the physicality of Tuesday night's non-region match finally got the best of them.
For most baseball teams, a 15-7 regular-season record wouldn't be termed a disappointment. But Statesboro is not most teams, and after a first-round, region-playoff loss to Lakeside, the Diamond Devils were unexpectedly sitting at home.
Zac Mosely's game-winning home run lifted Claxton to a 6-5 win over Montgomery County Monday. Matthew Rogers struck out 12 and allowed two earned runs for the win. Jeremy Cerventes was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer for Claxton, while Kelvin Goodson went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and Harley Hendrix was 2-for-3 and double and one RBI. Mosely was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.
The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will return to the diamond today to start off the 2007 season with a home tournament.
First year head baseball coach Tendai Haggins has a lot to look forward to for his baseball Panthers in 2007.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers have not won a state playoff game for as long as anyone can remember, so Saturday night's down-to-the-wire victory over the visiting Patriots of Wilcox County was extra sweet.
Stateboro knew its mission coming into Saturday night's contest with Whitewater. After 32 minutes: mission accomplished.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils couldn't overcome a 15 point second half deficit, eventually falling to Westlake 59-50 in Atlanta on Friday in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAA first round.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks proved to be too much for the visiting Lady Blue Tide of Long County, advancing to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs with a 67-36 Friday night victory.
The Bulloch Academy boy's basketball team picked up a 44-30 victory over the Heritage Hawks Thursday in the first round of the GISA Class AA state tournament at Middle Georgia College in Cochran. With the win, BA advances to the Elite Eight and will play Westminster Christian Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at MGC.
Saturday at 7 p.m. the Portal Panthers will welcome Wilcox County, one of Class A's top 10 teams boasting a 21-5 record. Does that make the homestanding Panthers an underdog?
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (2-1-1) took on Toombs County (1-1-1) on Thursday night, and the strength of SEB was enough to overcome the team speed of the visiting Lady Bulldogs, as SEB won 2-0.
For more years than I can count the great Atlanta Journal –Constitution sportswriter Furman Bisher offered up his thoughts on things for which he was genuinely grateful. Those columns always moved me and so in his honor and in his grand tradition we do the same here today.
NFL teams are turning turnovers directly into points at a record rate.
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CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season. The team said that Rose had successful surgery Monday morning in Chicago to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. He was hurt Friday night at Portland. The 2011 NBA MVP missed all of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Chicago's 2012 playoff opener against Philadelphia. He has ...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback. From a numbers perspective, he isn't. His 19-for-36, 150-yard performance in a 6-degree wind chill at New England showed it, as does his unflattering record. After Denver's 34-31 overtime loss Sunday, Manning is now 8-11 when the temperature is 40 or below. "It's always a possibility ...
Heisman Trophy voters were emailed a ballot on Monday. It's not due back for two weeks. Good thing, because it's going to take some time to sort this out. A Heisman race that not long ago seemed well-defined has been muddled in so many ways. Not the least of which is a sexual assault investigation involving Jameis Winston, the Florida State star who would otherwise be the clear front-runner after the ...
Here they come: the Panthers, Cardinals and Steelers.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Despite the worst loss in school history and the first losing season in more than three decades, Florida coach Will Muschamp doesn't feel like he has a rebuilding project on his hands. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Brandon Bass had 17 points, seven rebounds and two key blocks and the Boston Celtics surged past the Atlanta Hawks 94-87 on Saturday. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The prosecutor leading the investigation of the sexual assault allegation made against Florida State's Jameis Winston said Friday there are still "four or five" things that still need to be done before a final decision is made on whether to bring charges against the quarterback. State Attorney Willie Meggs said that prosecutors spoke with the accuser in the ...
MILLEN - Four years ago, a group of former high school and college players kept their football careers going by forming the East Georgia Rebels, a minor league squad.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez benched himself at his own grievance hearing. The New York Yankees star walked out in the middle of a session Wednesday, furious arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. The move, followed by angry statements accusing Selig of bias and the entire arbitration process of flaws, appeared to be a prelude ...
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RALEIGH, N.C. - A North Carolina appeals court Tuesday preserved a lawsuit that could force the University of Maryland to pay a $52 million fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: ...