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When I started this gig as an intern in the summer of 2004, I hadn't ever fathomed I'd visit some of the places I have. Luckily for me, I love a good road trip, discovering new towns and taking in the little traditions of Friday night football in southern Georgia. Of course, I haven't been everywhere, but I thought it might be fun to take a survey of some of the best of the best of my experiences.

September 14, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


SEB begins new era in Brooklet

The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets begin a new era of football today as they unveil first-year head coach John Kenny and his new spread offense against visiting Toombs County on Fred Shaver Field at 7:30 p.m. in Brooklet.

September 14, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Statesboro, Screven renew rivalry

Does it get any better than this on opening weekend?

September 14, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Bulloch Academy ready to kick off season against David Emanuel

Blocking and tackling the same guys for almost a month can get monotonous.

September 13, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Braves win Florida series

MIAMI - Matt Diaz homered twice and the Atlanta Braves salvaged a win at the end of a disappointing trip Wednesday, beating Dontrelle Willis and the Florida Marlins 7-4.

September 13, 2007 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves lose to Marlins in 4-3 in 11 innings

MIAMI - Shuffling their rotation to line up John Smoltz to pitch against the New York Mets this weekend didn't work out too well for the Atlanta Braves.

September 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


A remorseful Michael Vick pleads guilty, calls dogfighting a 'terrible thing'

RICHMOND, Va. - First, Michael Vick apologized to all the people he lied to. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Coach Bobby Petrino. His teammates.

September 11, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves hammer Olsen, Marlins

MIAMI - Brian McCann hit his second grand slam in a week and the Atlanta Braves beat the slumping Florida Marlins 13-2 Monday night to bounce back after a rough weekend in St. Louis.

September 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Vick expected to plead guilty today

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick's guilty plea to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge will cap one of the most rapid and startling falls from stardom in U.S. sports history.

September 10, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves drop another one, 4-1 to Cards

ST. LOUIS - Adam Wainwright has dominated most of his foes since the All-Star break. He's been especially tough on the team from his home state.

September 10, 2007 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia kids do it again

September 10, 2007 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Edwards takes Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - When Carl Edwards was paying his bills as a substitute teacher, hoping and praying he'd someday make it into NASCAR, he pictured himself racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

September 10, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


SEB finishes tournament with loss

The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (4-3) dropped the consolation game against East Laurens 5-1 in the Silver Bracket of the 2007 Battle in the 'Boro Tournament Saturday at Mill Creek.

September 09, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Smoltz handcuffs Cardinals in Braves' 7-2 victory

ST. LOUIS - John Smoltz worked eight innings for the second straight start and Mark Teixeira drove in his 29th run in 22 games with the Atlanta Braves, who ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

September 09, 2007 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Devils end tourney with loss to Wayne County

Wayne County scored six runs in the bottom of the second inning to end any hopes of Statesboro's quest for a White Bracket championship Saturday at the 2007 Battle in the 'Boro Tournament. The Lady Yellow Jackets cruised to an 11-1 win over the Lady Blue Devils (2-6) in what was deemed a successful tournament overall.

September 09, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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NCAA troubled by new Indiana law

INDIANAPOLIS - As pressure builds for the repeal or revision of Indiana's new religious objection law, the NCAA faces a decision about whether to look for a new venue for next year's women's Final Four.

April 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kraft: Hernandez professed innocence

FALL RIVER, Mass. - New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing.

March 31, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


10-man USMNT draws with Swiss

ZURICH - The United States held on for 1-1 draw with Switzerland in an international friendly on Tuesday after veteran forward Jozy Altidore was sent off.

March 31, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to declare for draft

ATLANTA - R.J. Hunter ensured his legacy at Georgia State by hitting one of the most memorable shots in the NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Montoya finding IndyCar success second time around

There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made.

March 30, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sharper guilty rape, drugging counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.

March 23, 2015 | JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press | Sports


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse's Boeheim to retire in three years

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach - revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.

March 18, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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