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Screven topples unbeaten Westside

SYLVANIA - It had been over a year, but the Westside Patriots finally lost a region game. The Screven County Gamecocks celebrated Senior Night by knocking off the previously unbeaten Region 3-AA champs 8-5 Tuesday on the home turf.

May 14, 2008 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Track and field Devils win region — again

For the third straight year, Statesboro walked away champions from the Region 3-AAAA track and field meet. The Blue Devils won a tight and thrilling event by closing out Monday's running events with 48 points to give them a total of 110, rocketing past Ware County (102).

May 13, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Former Devil Thompson signs with St. Louis

Josh Thompson has found a team - or perhaps a team has found Josh Thompson.

May 13, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local Roundup: Wright named SoCon POTW

Ty Wright (Montrose/West Laurens) capped an impressive week at the plate for Georgia Southern baseball by receiving the 'Player of the Week' award, as announced by the Southern Conference office Monday (April 28). It marks the first-ever weekly SoCon award for the junior designated hitter.

May 13, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 4/28

What a load of malarkey, this so called NFL amateur player draft. Seven rounds, 252 picks, and not a single team had the least bit of sense to pick up a certain Georgia Southern Eagle.

May 12, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP cbishop@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Jackson, Jenkins catapult SHS into lead

Mario Jackson and Patrick Jenkins catapulted Statesboro into the lead after Day One of the Region 3-AAAA track and field meet Saturday at Georgia Southern.

May 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


BA wins state

ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy boys' track team amassed 138 points to blow away 17 other teams to win the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA track and field championship Saturday.

May 11, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON | Sports


Local Roundup: Devils earn state playoff berth

JESUP - Statesboro exploded for 21 runs over two games and swept Wayne County to earn a spot in the GHSA Class AAAA state baseball playoffs on Friday.

May 10, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


BA in lead after Day Two of state meet

ALBANY - Three Bulloch Academy athletes captured state titles and helped propel both Gator squads into the lead after Day Two of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AA state track and field championships Thursday.

May 10, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


SHS keeps season alive

JESUP - Statesboro earned a berth in the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs by sweeping Wayne County Friday in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA state playoffs.

May 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Lovett sets record at GISA state meet

ALBANY - Bulloch Academy senior Ethan Lovett set a new state record in the 300-meter hurdles during the qualifying heats of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AA state track and field championships Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Jackets can't climb back against tough Westside

BROOKLET - Despite playing nearly flawless baseball for 6-plus innings, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (14-10, 9-5) could not overcome a six-run first inning deficit as the Westside Patriots clinched the 2008 Region 3-AA championship after knocking off SEB 6-4 Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Thompson expects little, hopes for most in Draft

Former Statesboro defensive lineman Josh Thompson said he's looking forward to this weekend's NFL Draft, but isn't expecting anything major to happen.

May 09, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Under-Devils hope for upset over Wayne County

It's a new season for the Statesboro baseball team, one that will see them as a dangerous underdog going in to this weekend's Region 3-AAAA playoff series with No. 1 Wayne County.

May 09, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU releases APR results

The Georgia Southern University Athletics Department announced institutional information pertaining to the Academic Progress Rate (APR) that will be released by the NCAA on May 6. Thirteen of Georgia Southern's 15 Division I sport programs surpassed the 925 benchmark standard.

May 09, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


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Selig gets emotional in final meeting as commissioner

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Bud Selig concluded his final baseball owners meeting as commissioner after two days of basking in praise for the job he's done during more than 22 years in charge of the game.

January 15, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick proves he has new tricks up his sleeve

When Bill Belichick pulled something new from his bag of tricks last week, some wondered if the three-time Super Bowl champion coach had found another way to bend the rules.

January 15, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Early tie at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson made his debut with a conventional putter Thursday at the Sony Open and might have wished he had used one sooner.

January 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Emmert addresses NCAA

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - NCAA President Mark Emmert says giving the five wealthiest conferences in Division I the ability to make some of their own rules will allow revenue sports such as football and men's basketball to co-exist with the many nonrevenue programs that make up college sports.

January 15, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Golfer Charles Howell all about fast start to new year

HONOLULU - The sun is shining and spirits are soaring at the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour that seems to bring equal measures of optimism no matter how long a player has been around.

January 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Old guys' having an impact in playoffs

Julius Peppers has his birthday coming up real soon.

January 14, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL Playoff Picks: Sorry, still not buying in to Indy

Very nice job, Colts. Sorry we are not more impressed.

January 14, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Big Ten rising

Ohio State's thrashing of Oregon in the title game was more than just an ego boost for the Big Ten.

January 13, 2015 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | Sports


On PGA Tour, one hot streak means big money

HONOLULU - The advice has been passed along for decades on the PGA Tour, and Matt Kuchar believes it has merit. He just doesn't like it.

January 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Coyote hunting tips - varmints on the rise

Since the late 1960's the coyote population in Georgia has exploded. Around 1970 there had only been confirmed coyote sightings or kills in twenty three Georgia counties. Today, all of the state's 159 counties are home to this wily veteran of the woods. Coyotes have migrated steadily eastward from the western and mid-western states and have found our part of the country to their liking. Coyotes can and will eat a wide variety of foods but relish rodents and rabbits which are plentiful in Georgia. Because they can survive on just about anything from road kill to persimmons ...

January 13, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Jones-ing for more

DALLAS - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room.

January 13, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


NFL's final four have survived long, winding roads

There are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.

January 13, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Buckeye Bash: Ohio State claims title in playoff's debut

ARLINGTON, Texas - Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August.

January 13, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


Rules once again take center stage in Dallas loss

Hours after Dallas was defeated in Green Bay, the player at the center of that game's most memorable sequence spoke for millions of other football followers than just the Cowboys and their frustrated fans.

January 12, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense: Auburn player killed at party also fired

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. - A man charged with killing an Auburn University football player opened fire because the athlete also was shooting a gun during a party, a defense lawyer said Monday.

January 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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