Mike Ward, head football coach at Southeast Bulloch High School, has resigned. In his first year at the Brooklet school, Ward coached the Yellow Jackets to a 2-8 record and informed the team of his decision Thursday after practice.
PORTAL - Homecoming was quite an event for the Portal Panthers Friday night. The homecoming court brought the celebration, the fans brought the party, and the football team supplied the fireworks, making short work of the visiting Claxton Tigers, 30-8.
Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards is now 1-0 against Georgia Southern. That may be bad news for Eagle fans - the kid is just a true Freshman.
Screven County scored early and held off Josey late for a 25-20 Homecoming victory at Kelly Memorial Stadium last night. The Gamecocks raced to leads of 19-0 and 25-7 before allowing Josey a last possession down but 25-20. SCHS improves to 4-3 (2-2 in 3AA) with Josey dropping to 3-4 (2-2 in 3AA). After back to back five-point region road losses to Jefferson County and Laney, Rooster head coach Pat Collins said, "We ...
MACON – All members of the Bulloch Academy boys' cross country team notched personal best times as the Gator squad finished third in the Class AA state cross-country championships Saturday at the Georgia Children's Home course. "I challenged them," said BA head coach Beth Burke. "The varsity girls ran first and they knocked their times down. I told the boys that and it seemed to motivate them." Burke and assistant coach Deborah ...
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (1-6, 0-4) gave it everything they had Friday night but fell 28-7 to the region 3-AA rival Laney Wildcats (5-2, 3-1).
Redshirt freshman Ronnie Wiggins anxiously awaited Saturday's homecoming game against top-ranked Appalachian State.
It's homecoming tonight at Portal, and head coach Justin Chester and his Panthers know a loss for homecoming isn't acceptable.
Four area teams will travel to Savannah today to begin play in the 2006 state softball tournament, playing for the ultimate goal of a state championship. Screven County, Southeast Bulloch, Metter and Claxton all qualified for the South Sectional to be held at the Paulson Complex in Savannah.
All week long, Bulloch Academy's football players have dressed in pajamas, in camouflage, in tacky attire and as their favorite movie/television actors. Thursday night, some were even dressed as cheerleaders during the annual PowderPuff game. Yes, they've had a fun-filled week during Homecoming 2006.
Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore is glad his team's last game went down to the wire. Executing against Wofford in the final minutes was a crucial test for the top-ranked Mountaineers, who had defeated their last three opponents by an average of 33.3 points a game.
Southeast Bulloch returns to Brooklet tonight to face the Wildcats of Laney in a 3-AA showdowwn.
Just how big is Georgia Southern's next game? Saturday's noon contest against defending national champion and top-ranked Appalachian State (6-1, 3-0) could very well define Georgia Southern's (3-3, 2-1) season. An upset would put the Eagles in a familiar position - in contention for the Southern Conference title and a trip to the playoffs - while a loss would mean making definite plans to spend Thanksgiving weekend at home. "This could really ...
ATLANTA - Statesboro held steady at No. 2 in Class AAAA, while Emanuel County Institute retained the top spot in the Class A rankings displayed in this week's Associated Press high school football poll.
Hard work and dedication to a grueling sport that few view as fun has paid off for the Bulloch Academy boys' cross-country team. Five BA runners finished in the Top 10 of the GISA Region 2-AA cross-country championships to win the school's first-ever varsity boys' region title Monday in Dublin. The school's cross-country program is only in its fourth year of existence. John Manack claimed second place in the 3.2-mile race while ...
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.