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Portal community reacts to basketball's Final Four

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March 20, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Yellow Jackets top Statesboro in meet

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls track and field team topped Statesboro and Claxton Wednesday.

March 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Portal heads to Macon dreaming of a championship

PORTAL - It's been a long time coming, but for the first time in five decades, the Portal Panthers are returning to the Final Four.

March 19, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Chartered bus to Portal game

There will be a chartered bus to take Portal fans to Macon to cheer on the Panthers in their Final Four appearance Wednesday against Hancock Central. The bus will depart from PHS at 3 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and includes a game ticket. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (912) 687-6194.

March 18, 2008 | | Sports


Monday Mouthoff 3/3

I can't tell you how many times this past week someone has said, "You need to quit predicting the local teams to win."

March 17, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Devils let one slip away in seventh

Luella scored six runs in the top of the seventh, blowing open a pitcher's duel to beat Statesboro 7-1 Saturday afternoon at Mill Creek.

March 16, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


GSU softball wins two

BIRMINGHAM - Georgia Southern pitchers combined for two shutouts as the Eagles softball team won twice Friday at the Magic City Classic hosted by Samford.

March 15, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Buchannon sends Portal to Final Four

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Portal's hopes of a trip to the GHSA Class A state championship were on the line.

March 15, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Portal out for revenge

The Terrell County Greenwave (19-3) wants to do what nobody else in Class A has been able to do all season. They want to beat the Portal Panthers.

March 14, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Bennett named Player of the Year

Earlier this week Region 3-AAAA met and choose the All-Region girls basketball team. Statesboro's Monnette Bennett was chosen as the Player of the Year and coach Jeff Seier was awarded the Coach of the Year. Also representing Statesboro were seniors Gwen Jones and Victoria Mikell who were selected as first team members.

March 14, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Jackets sting Calvary

BROOKLET - Corey Nesmith's grand slam in the bottom of the third inning proved to be the difference for the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (2-1) as they knocked off the Calvary Day Cavaliers 9-6 Thursday night at the SEB preseason baseball tournament in Brooklet.

March 14, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Boro bounced by Baldwin

Just like that, Statesboro's season has ended.

March 13, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


FMB AOTW: Raymond does it with D for Portal

Thanks to Portal's Justin Raymond, the leading scorers on opposing teams have been shut down throughout the region playoffs and into state.

March 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Missed free throws end Devils' title hopes

Statesboro's dream run has ended.

March 12, 2008 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Portal keeps rolling, advances to Elite 8

PORTAL - The Wilcox County Patriots didn't forget about the 2007 GHSA Class A state playoffs when Portal eliminated them in a close 73-71 first-round game, but their revenge efforts fell short as the Panthers used hot shooting from Shane Reese and David Buchannon to advance to the Elite Eight with a 69-49 win in front of a rowdy crowd Tuesday night.

March 12, 2008 | Matt Yogus | Sports


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Time to take Jimmy Walker seriously

HONOLULU - Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed.

January 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round

MELBOURNE, Australia - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: So long, everyone, and thanks for the memories

From the Portal Panthers in the 2008 GHSA basketball final four, to the unforgettable GSU win over the Florida Gators on the gridiron in 2013 and the program's first Sun Belt title the following year, I've covered a lot of great moments in the pages of the Statesboro Herald.

January 19, 2015 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Seahawks savor comeback win

RENTON, Wash. - A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.

January 19, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rooney Rule good, even if teams violate 'spirit'

Tony Dungy was an up-and-coming NFL assistant in his early 30s when he met with the Green Bay Packers about their opening for a head coach in 1988.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Litke: First question of Super Bowl: 'You mad, bro?'

The final "Jeopardy!" category is Super Bowl XLIX, and the clue is: "You mad, bro?"

January 19, 2015 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


New controversy surrounds Patriots

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks get 13th straight win

ATLANTA - The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.

January 19, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press | Sports


Walker shoots 62, takes lead

HONOLULU - Defending champion Jimmy Walker one-putted his last 11 holes Saturday on his way to an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead in the Sony Open.

January 17, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kuchar, Simpson tied for lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar made enough birdies on the back nine Friday to build a little separation and share the lead in the Sony Open.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA agrees to restore wins, title to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The NCAA agreed Friday to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history.

January 16, 2015 | By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY Associated Press | Sports


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


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