DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -So focused was Mark Martin on hard-charging Kevin Harvick, he had no inkling of the chaos unfolding behind him.
The Fightin' Yellow Jackets have found their man.
The Statesboro boy's basketball team fell to Richmond Academy 50-43 Saturday in the championship game of the region 3-AAAA tournament.
Both the Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be playing for region championships tonight as the GISA Region 2-AA tournament concludes in the Gators' gym.
SAVANNAH – The Portal Panthers have now gone further in tournament play than any previous Portal basketball team.
The Statesboro boys basketball team advanced to the championship of the region 3-AAAA tournament with a 51-38 win over Wayne County Friday at the Academy of Richmond County.
Three Lady Gamecocks scored in double figures to lead Screven County to a 61-21 win over Jefferson County Wednesday in the region 3-AA tournament at Josey. The win secured a trip to the state playoffs for Screven, which improved to 22-4. Kadedra Evans scored 12 points while Ashley Loundy and Kiki Warren added 10 apiece for the Lady Gamecocks, who continue tournament play at Josey Friday with a 4 p.m. game against Swainsboro.
SAVANNAH - The No. 3 seed Portal Panthers dismantled the No. 7 seed Claxton Tigers Wednesday night, 73-35, in the first round of the region 3-A basketball playoffs.
The NBA banished Tim Hardaway from All-Star weekend in Las Vegas because of his anti-gay remarks.
BROOKLET - Morgan Jones got her first hat trick of the year and sister Kacey earned the shutout as the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-0-1) knocked off the Screven County Lady Gamecocks 5-0 on a cold Tuesday night at SEB's Fred Shaver Field.
Statesboro shut out visiting Brunswick in the second quarter and held the Pirates without a point over a stretch of 10:01 to cruise to a 57-29 victory Tuesday in the first round of the region 3-AAAA tournament.
The Statesboro High girls' basketball team secured a trip to the state playoffs with a 52-49 win at Ware County in Region 3-AAAA tournament action Tuesday. Gwennetta Jones led the Lady Devils with 16 points, while Victoria Mikell added 14 and Monnette Bennett scored 11. SHS continues tournament play at Richmond Academy on Friday against an opponent to be determined.
The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team will return to the field today after a disappointing, yet optimistic finish to the 2006 season.
For the Statesboro boys soccer team, the 2006 season didn't end the way they ever wanted it to. With plenty of confidence and expectations, the Blue Devils were shocked in the first round of the state tournament by Thomas County Central in a thrilling overtime loss.
A quest for a state championship in basketball begins today, with area teams beginning play in their respective region tournaments. The teams who survive to the final four of region tourney play qualify for the state tournament which begins on Feb. 23.
CLEVELAND - LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland.
When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.
SILVIS, Ill. - Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman shot 8-under-par 63s Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the John Deere Classic.
RIO DE JANEIRO - The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.
ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.
Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.
SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."
In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program - with next to no previous experience in the sport - into a two-time state playoff qualifier.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
SOUTHPORT, England - The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.
Frog gigging is a dying art. Like grabbling or noodling (reaching under river banks for turtles and catfish) frog gigging is an outdoor activity that seems to be fading from view.
LONDON - Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem.
LONDON - At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel.
CLEVELAND - There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.