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Blue Devils overachieve

The Statesboro Blue Devils ended their season with a 71-50 loss to Griffin Thursday night in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state tournament. Their performance was not very impressive that night, but considering what type of team head coach Lee Hill had this year, an 18-12 finish and a run to the second round of the state tourney was more than he could have hoped for.

March 21, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Disappointing ending leads to bright future

Saturday night in Savannah, Portal High experienced something which hadn't happened to them to much during the 2006-2007 season: a cold shooting night.

March 20, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Mock, Portal shut down Tattnall County

BROOKLET - Brandon Mock pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout and Tagg Lanier went 4-for-4 with a triple, a double and three runs scored as the Portal Panthers topped the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors 9-0 on the final day of the SEB Yellow Jacket baseball tournament.

March 18, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Seb goes down to the wire with West Laurens

BROOKLET - It took two extra innings, but - on the strength of a David Ogden sacrifice RBI - the West Laurens Raiders defeated the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 6-5 on the fourth day of the SEB Yellow Jacket baseball tournament.

March 18, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Panthers, Lady Gamecocks eliminated

SAVANNAH - The Portal Panthers took a 12-8 lead after one, but a cold shooting night doomed PHS in a 58-39 loss to Terrell County Saturday in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class A state tournament.

March 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Blue Devil season ends

MACON - Too much speed, too much size and too much talent - the Griffin Bears (17-10) jumped out early on Statesboro and never looked back, advancing to the Elite 8 of the GHSA Class AAAA tournament Thursday night at Mercer University with a 71-50. Griffin will face North Clayton Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for a chance at the Final Four.

March 17, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


SCHS ladies win in OT

From Staff Reports

March 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Portal advances again

When it comes to milking the clock it is evident the Portal basketball team is not made up of a group of farmers.

The Panthers moved to within one game of making their first ever appearance in the Final Four of the boys Class A state basketball tournament as they held on down the stretch Thursday night to beat Atkinson County, 65-53, at Savannah State University.
Coach Jeff Brannen's Panthers (23-8) will meet Terrell County (21-10) Saturday afternoon at 5:30 at SSU's Tiger Arena for the right to advance to next week's tournament at the Macon ...

March 16, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Special to the Herald | Sports


Panthers pound Claxton

Brett Rivers pitched a complete game and Brandon Mock scored three times and drove in two as the Portal Panthers topped the Claxton Tigers 16-6 on the third day of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament.

March 16, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Boys athlete of the week: Morgan Doty

Statesboro senior Morgan Doty knows his role. The 6-foot-3 senior has come off the bench for most of the 2006-2007 season. After a good few days of practice last week, Doty earned a start against upstart Whitewater in the first round of the AAAA state tournament.

March 16, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


SHS, Screven, Portal go back to work

It's not too often that teams from different region meet three times in the same season, but that will be the case tonight when Statesboro travels to Macon to face Griffin at Mercer University in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state tournament.

March 16, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Trinity looks to defend title

Win back-to-back region and state titles, win over 20 games in a row and go undefeated - those are the lofty goals of the Lady Lions of Trinity Christian, who open the season today against Abundant Life at 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.

March 16, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Yellow Jackets slip by Panthers

BROOKLET - The Portal Panthers traveled to Southeast Bulloch Monday night to take on the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament. The game was full of offense from the start as the Panthers were able to pin eight runs in three innings on Yellow Jacket starter Scotty Beegle.

March 15, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Girls' soccer: SHS, SEHS finish even

For 75 minutes, the Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro looked to be in total control of their foes from South Effingham. Unfortunately for SHS, the physicality of Tuesday night's non-region match finally got the best of them.

March 15, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Devils are ready to go

For most baseball teams, a 15-7 regular-season record wouldn't be termed a disappointment. But Statesboro is not most teams, and after a first-round, region-playoff loss to Lakeside, the Diamond Devils were unexpectedly sitting at home.

March 13, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


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Family plays key role in Colter's union push

CHICAGO - Kain Colter's grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm.

March 28, 2014 | By JAY COHEN and TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writers | Sports


College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


New testing deal

NEW YORK - Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal agency says college athletes can unionize

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the NCAA's regionals

Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again.

March 26, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB's high-tech replay room opens Sunday

NEW YORK - After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines, but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


A closed shop for the Hall of Fame

No one should have been more thrilled than Vijay Singh to hear about the voting changes for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

March 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.

March 25, 2014 | By CARLEY PETESCH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press | Sports


Woods unsure if he'll be back in time for Augusta

WASHINGTON - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reigning champs still alive

ORLANDO, Fla. - Louisville didn't need a big game from Russ Smith to get back to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

March 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mercer looking to continue crashing tournament party

RALEIGH, N.C. - The way senior Jakob Gollon sees it, Mercer has been building toward this NCAA tournament through years of playing power conference teams.

March 22, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles hammer App's bullpen

Appalachian State held Georgia Southern in check.

March 21, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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