BROOKLET - Although both the Statesboro boys' and girls' teams dominated the 5th annual Plankenhorn Invitational put on Tuesday by the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets, the Blue Devils knew why they were really there.
LIVERMORE, Calif. - One year after finishing tied for second place in the same 2007 Nationwide Tour event, Georgia Southern alum Aron Price (2002-05) now stands as the 2008 Livermore Valley Wine Country Champion, marking his first career Nationwide title since turning pro in 2005.
From 65, to two. The University of Kansas and the University of Memphis. Who woulda thunk it?
The fifth annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational track meet was rained out Saturday and is rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Southeast Bulloch High School.
Bulloch Academy's doubles team of Kate Anna Akins and Mary Catherine Spigener were crowned GISA Region 2-AA champions during region tournament play Friday at Georgia Southern.
BROOKLET - Joe Wilson gave up only two runs in his 62⁄3 innings of work, and he made up for it by driving in two Southeast Bulloch runners in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Yellow Jackets (8-8, 4-4 Region 3-AA) knocked off visiting Swainsboro (10-6, 6-3) 4-2 Friday in a big region matchup.
Slowly but surely, Georgia Southern's defense is making the kind progress the Eagles have been searching for all along.
Today in Brooklet, 14 track teams will arrive at Southeast Bulloch for what has become the biggest track and field event in this area.
SAVANNAH - This past weekend, the Cheer South All-Stars Senior Level 4 were awarded the prestigious title of National Cheer Star Grand Champions. The squad scored in first place in their division and also received the highest score given to any team competing, including level 5 squads.
Sporting notes compiled while happily watching the Braves batter the Pirates bullpen Wednesday night:
For the Statesboro track and field team, 2008 has been anything but a normal season.
When thinking of a star tennis player, the image that comes to mind is average height and build with a exceptional backhand.
Approaching Saturday's Plankenhorn invitational - Southeast Bulloch's annual track meet participated in by teams from all over southeast Georgia and all GHSA classifications - the Portal Panthers are pleased with the way their program is coming together.
BROOKLET - With Saturday's annual Plankenhorn Invitational looming, Southeast Bulloch picked up two big wins Wednesday in a five-team meet.
Crawford Simmons pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on five hits, propelling Statesboro to a 2-1 win Monday at Mill Creek over visiting Evans.
By WILL GRAVES
ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.
OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.
KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach - revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.
DeleteINDIANAPOLIS- Butler is heading back to the NCAA Tournament with a new resume and an old mantra.
You can still count on two hands how many players walked away from a pro football career with more good days likely ahead of them than behind.
Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.