It's baseball playoff time in Region 3-AAAA, and that means the Blue Devils of Statesboro - and seven of their region foes - begin playing for a chance at the state playoffs today.
ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson looks like such a natural in his first month as the Atlanta Braves' second baseman and leadoff hitter that it's easy to forget he was a left fielder who usually was the team's No. 2 hitter two years ago.
SYLVANIA - Jeremy Rosier pitched a complete game allowing only two earned runs and striking out six in five innings, and Garrett Bates was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and two runs as the Screven County Gamecocks plastered the visiting Portal Panthers 12-2 in five innings in a non-region match up Thursday night.
The Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA/A state playoffs with a 3-0 upset win over Thomasville on Thursday.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks had no problems with Pierce County, winning 5-0 in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tennis tournament.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets are in the state playoffs for the first time since 2005, and to add to the excitement, five SEB soccer players - including two brothers and two sisters - were named to the Class AA/A All-Area 3 team.
Jenkins County infielder Caleb Chance is playing his first year of varsity baseball this season, and the Eagles couldn't be happier. Ever since Chance's first varsity hit - a double that drove in three and put his team ahead for the win over East Laurens - JCHS has known that they have something special on their hands. The 5-foot-7 junior gets on base a lot has become a trendsetter.
The Statesboro girls track and field team placed fourth at the Region 3-AAAA meet Monday at Georgia Southern. Lywanna Melvin qualified for the state meet in the discus throw. Here are the finals results:
MIAMI - Four Atlanta relievers combined to pitch six shutout innings, and the Braves scored all of their runs with two out to beat the Florida Marlins 11-6 Tuesday.
MIAMI - Count on Dontrelle Willis for an unorthodox delivery.
Fresh off a big 4-1 win over region foe Lakeside on Friday night, the Statesboro Blue Devils close out the regular season when they welcome Vidalia today at Mill Creek for a 5:30 p.m. first pitch on Senior Night.
Statesboro scored eight runs in the bottom half of the first and cruised to a 13-2, five-inning win over visiting Vidalia Monday at Mill Creek on Senior Night. The Blue Devils scored all their runs on just seven hits.
These are the times that try men's souls.
The Statesboro Girls Track Team is in third place after day one of the Region 3-AAAA Championships at the Georgia Southern University Track and Field Complex.
SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.
LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.
Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.
SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.
This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.
SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.
LONDON - As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.
SAO PAULO - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.