PORTAL - The Portal boys basketball team continued its hot start to the season on Tuesday evening. Senior forward Fred Williams stole the show, scoring 22 points as the Panthers ran past Metter for a 57-46 victory.
Kacie Lanier's put-back basket with three seconds left lifted the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to a 59-58 win over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore Tuesday night.
Brittany Carter is used to being the go-to girl. That became even more apparent after teammate Lauren Akins suffered a broken hand on Nov. 25.
Senior John Knox was named region 3-AAAA defensive player of the year on Tuesday, along with five other Blue Devils off a 9-2 team.
ATLANTA - Arkansas was the most surprising team in the Southeastern Conference, bouncing back from a 36-point loss in the season opener to win 10 straight games and play for the league championship.
UCLA and Pittsburgh held onto Nos. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll released Monday. The following three spots, however, were reshuffled by upsets.
Bulloch Academy's 2006-07 junior varsity basketball program got mixed reviews on its opening night Monday.
It was a dark and dreary day when the Statesboro boys went to load the buses. It wasn't raining during the game, but as the story goes, there had been plenty of bad weather leading up to kickoff. The football team of Statesboro High, however, wasn't concerned with trivial things like the weather - they had a game to play.
ATLANTA - Every once in a while, Mark Richt will consider the possibilities: What if Calvin Johnson had signed with Georgia instead of Georgia Tech?
PITTSBURGH - Wearying of his long hospital stay and eager to resume being a college student, Sam Ashaolu was spending another boring evening watching TV when news of Miami football player Bryan Pata's shooting death flashed across the screen.
Tumultuous. Frustrating. Disappointing. Difficult. There wasn't anything easy about Georgia Southern's 2006 football season. Winning has virtually been a birthright for the Eagles since the late Erk Russell resurrected the program 25 years ago and GSU quickly became a powerhouse by winning an unprecedented six Division I-AA national titles and making 16 playoff appearances. Football victories are a way of life in Statesboro, but that came to a surprising end this season ...
After successive losses in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs, the Screven County Lady Gamecock basketball team of Jennifer Acree exploded on the basketball scene a year ago, advancing to the Final Four before being ousted by eventual state champion Wesleyan. Can they repeat their success and their 29-3 record?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When the Atlantic Coast Conference expanded to 12 teams and added a lucrative championship game, officials figured either Florida State, Miami or Virginia Tech would be there every year and bring along national title implications.
From staff reports Statesboro High's boys basketball team overcame a sluggish start to capture its second win of the season on Saturday, downing Southeast Bulloch 59-48. Statesboro coach Lee Hill said SEB did a good job of slowing the game's tempo, while his players didn't react well. "I thought SEB played their game and we kind of slipped into their game," he said. "They slowed the tempo up on us and we ...
The visiting Portal Panthers turned a tie ball game at halftime into a nine-point cushion at the end of the third quarter, then held on to defeat Screven County on Saturday, 74-68.
The just-ended rivalry week ranks among the best that college football has seen in forever.
NEW YORK - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
AUBURN, Ala. - Don't call the Auburn Tigers lucky. The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 5 Missouri. They balk at any notion that this is a lucky team, though. <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: ...
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night. The Wizards have won six of their last eight, and have won eight games in November for the first time since 1984. Martell Webster added 19 points for Washington and also had five 3-pointers. Nene, who ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play. The Wolverines went for the win - and the Buckeyes stayed undefeated. Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's 2-point conversion pass with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory against Michigan on Saturday ...
SAO PAULO - Even before a crane dramatically collapsed and killed two workers at the Sao Paulo stadium, it was clear World Cup organizers would have their hands full trying to deliver all 12 venues by FIFA's end-of-December deadline. <p ...
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson this week pounced on a politely phrased suggestion that the state rivalry with Georgia has been a little lopsided in recent years.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.
ARLINGTON, Texas - DeMarco Murray did the finishing work for the Dallas Cowboys. Backup Lance Dunbar made his job a lot easier.
It's rivalry week for several Southeastern Conference teams and many are playing for more than just bragging rights.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders need the same short memory during a short week, for different reasons.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's lawyers updated his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and Bud Selig, adding new criticism of the commissioner for not testifying in the union's grievance to overturn the 211-game suspension given to the New York Yankees star last summer. The lawyers filed a 33-page amended complaint Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, expanding on the suit originally filed Oct. 3 in New York Supreme Court. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ...
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.