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Georgia Thunder wins the ASA Grand Slam Battle in Dublin

The 16U Georgia Thunder Softball team won the ASA Grand Slam Battle in Dublin on April 20th.

May 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Claxton locks up share of region title

CLAXTON - Harley Hendrix won his ninth game of the year and Claxton plated five runs in the third inning to beat visiting Bryan County 9-1, clinching a share of the Region 3-A championship Tuesday night.

May 14, 2008 | Chad Bishop | Sports


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


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Hawks take down Cavs

ATLANTA- Al Horford scored 19 points and Kyle Korver hit two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter after struggling much of the night, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 106-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in a game could be a preview of what's to come in the playoffs.

March 07, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Payne pays visit to Forest Heights

Golfers from around the area converged on Forest Heights Country Club Thursday afternoon for a fundraiser that netted a donation of $31,750 to the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch.

March 06, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Procecutors can't bring up Florida shooting

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday.

March 04, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Manning to return in 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.

March 04, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings pay visit to Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.

March 04, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech topped by Heels

ATLANTA - North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February.

March 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM | Sports


Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in rented car

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

March 03, 2015 | By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press | Sports


Hawks soar higher than Rockets in win

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

March 03, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

BOSTON - There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.

March 02, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Franchise tag' time for NFL

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 02, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Harrington wins in playoff

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.

March 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Ian Poulter didn't realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament.

March 01, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spartans ready to hit field

Whether it's games, recruiting, practicing or just general discussion, football season never really ends in Statesboro.

February 28, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hawks rest players, still get by Miami

MIAMI - Even without four players, the Atlanta Hawks had more than enough.

February 28, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Harrington leads at rain-soaked Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.

February 28, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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