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Welch back to revive football in Claxton

As Tony Welch walks down the concrete steps from the Claxton High School weight room, he wipes the sweat from his brow in the 95 degree heat May brings for the last spring practice before his first game as the Tigers new head football coach.

May 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


GT sweeps season series over GS

Georgia Southern continues to lead the Sun Belt in overall wins and is hoping that a strong finish to the regular season - and a deep conference tournament run - will lead to an invitation to the NCAA regionals.

May 16, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Horses for courses? It's more of a lottery at TPC Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.- Si Woo Kim won The Players Championship and the mystery deepened.

May 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


IOC evaluation commission praises Paris' vision

PARIS - IOC evaluation commission chairman Patrick Baumann praised Paris' vision for the Olympics as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the French capital on Tuesday.

May 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer to skip French Open

After spending a few days practicing on clay courts in Switzerland, a healthy and well-rested Roger Federer settled on his upcoming schedule: He will bypass the French Open and turn his focus to Wimbledon, then the U.S. Open.

May 15, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles stumble in first round at regional

AUSTIN, Tex. - Steven Fisk shot a 69 to lead the Georgia Southern men's golf team, and the Eagles are in 10th after Monday's first round of regional play at the NCAA Championships at UT Golf Club.

May 15, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Kim joins elite group and has time to show where he belongs

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Si Woo Kim earned access to a room reserved for winners of The Players Championship. He now shares locker No. 4 with Lanny Wadkins, the former PGA champion and Ryder Cup stalwart. Locker No. 5 belongs to Lee Trevino, the six-time major champion.

May 15, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


GS falls 1-0 despite 11 K's from Cohen

By CHRIS STANLEY

May 14, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Debut ends in draw

By MIKE ANTHONY

May 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Decathlete Garrett Scantling trying to make it in the NFL

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.- Garrett Scantling decided before his freshman year at Georgia to honor his track and field scholarship and focus solely on the decathlon.

May 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck at Kansas Speedway, pulling away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on a late restart Saturday night to win the NASCAR Cup Series race.

May 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles tame Red Wolves

Georgia Southern was in danger of dropping a fourth consecutive Sun Belt series opener until the Eagles realized that they're right in the middle of a race for positioning in the upcoming conference tournament.

May 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Three area boys qualify for state finals

With all running prelims and field events done only three area atheltes have moved on to the GHSA state finals this afternoon.

May 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


For Screven County, spring football is a staple of May

For the Bulloch County schools, spring football practice is a new phenomenon or at least a revived one.

May 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta FC set for season opener today against Myrtle Beach

Tormenta FC begins its second season of competition in the Premier Development League tonight at the Erk Russell Athletic Complex as they welcome the Myrtle Beach Mutiny. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Reports | Sports


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Pat Collins the new Athletic Director at Bulloch Academy, Dennard to retain basketball duties

On May 23 the Statesboro Herald ran a story regarding former Southeast Bulloch head coach Pat Collins' sudden resignation.

May 31, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

PARIS - Steve Johnson held everything in, all of it, until he simply could not any longer.

May 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

OAKLAND, Calif. - After a summer highlighted by Kevin Durant's decision to leave Oklahoma City for the star-laden Golden State Warriors, a six-month regular season ...

May 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta takes on Bantams

Last summer, South Georgia Tormenta FC was one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League for a full month but missed out on ...

May 30, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


South Alabama was the best Sun Belt Team, even if it's too soon to hear

It's a good thing Memorial Day came when it did, because my guess is fans of Sun Belt baseball teams needed some fine elixir ...

May 30, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Fair shake? Refusal to clasp hands creates French Open flap

PARIS - As anyone who ever has played or watched tennis - professional or recreational - knows, the post-match handshake at the net is as much a customary ...

May 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Penguins wary, Predators confident as Game 2 looms

PITTSBURGH - The winning team went nearly two full periods without a shot. The hottest goaltender in the playoffs was only tested 11 times in 58 ...

May 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles come up short in Sun Belt title game

Georgia Southern had another ninth inning comeback for the ages, but the magic didn't last quite long enough.

May 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles in the chip

A night after one of the most thrilling comeback wins in Georgia Southern Baseball history, the Eagles had to erase a deficit once again.

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Timely first inning propels USA to SBC championship

In spite of the rain and the shortening of their baseball tournament, the Sun Belt certainly has delivered on their famous moniker for being "fun".

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles survive, advance in wild one

Heavy rain early in the week forced the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament to wipe out two days of play and turn the event into ...

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Upsets galore: Ark. State and Texas St. move on

In 2016 Coastal Carolina proved it didn't matter what the seed next to your name meant come tournament time.

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Stewart-Haas reaches agreement with former Patrick sponsor

Stewart-Haas Racing and snack company Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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