The Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy built an 11 point lead midway through the second quarter, then held on for a 42-36 win over Edmund Burke Friday night in Waynesboro.
PORTAL – After surviving their opponent's 15-3 run at the close of the second quarter, Portal looked like it might jump right back in this thing.
Over a month ago, the Bulloch Academy girls suffered an embarrassing 49-23 defeat at the hands of the Robert Toombs Christian Academy Lady Crusaders.
Claxton's Delvin Diggs has made his decision - he's going to the Navy. The senior fullback rushed for 1582 yards on 273 carries this past season for the Tigers. Now he's headed to the Naval Academy to play for former Georgia Southern coach Paul Johnson.
INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning thumbed his way through questions about his injured throwing hand Wednesday.
ATHENS - Takais Brown scored 20 points, Sundiata Gaines had 19 and Georgia overcame a 17-point deficit to hand Kentucky its second straight Southeastern Conference loss, beating the Wildcats 78-69 in overtime Wednesday night.
The boys basketball team of Portal Middle School advanced to the semi-finals of the regional tournament Wednesday with a 48-26 win over Claxton Middle.
Few players mean more to their team than Justin Houston does to the Statesboro Blue Devils.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Georgia Southern women's basketball team produced a late second-half rally to close the gap to 10 points, but Chattanooga held off the Lady Eagle effort, winning its third consecutive game, 78-63, Monday night at Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena.
IRVING, Texas - Bill Parcells could have returned to the Dallas Cowboys for one more shot at becoming the first coach to lead three teams into the Super Bowl.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne won a series-high five races during NASCAR's regular season, yet barely qualified for the championship chase because of a points system that has long rewarded consistency over winning.
EFFINGHAM - Langston Chapel Middle School brought its boys and girls basketball teams to the Coastal Empire Middle School Regional Championship in Effingham on Monday night, and while the boys brought the trophy back to Statesboro after a heart pounder, the Lady Blue Devils fell short.
Portal head football coach Justin Chester remembers it well. During the week leading up to his team's regular season finale with Jenkins County, the Panthers and the Portal athletic program were dealt a blow they never saw coming.
INDIANAPOLIS - A comeback, a drive, a legacy. And, yes - finally - Peyton Manning gets his Super Bowl trip. So does Tony Dungy.
CHICAGO - Relax, Chicago. Rex Grossman and Da Bears are indeed good enough for this Super Bowl, and they've already made it a historic one.
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.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can transfer to a jail closer to Boston for easier access to his lawyers while he awaits trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled Monday.
LONDON - Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday.
BRASILIA, Brazil - This time for Argentina, it was less about Lionel Messi and more about the men behind him.
HARROGATE, England - Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel's hands went up in victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of the guard among two of the world's top sprinters.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.
LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.
LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.