When Statesboro's Eddie Lott opened the envelop this summer, he was completely surprised.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers outscored Bryan County 24-9 in an explosive second quarter, routing the Redskins 81-56 Friday night in their region opener. Fred Williams had a game-high 23 points and Mario Ferris had 20 to lead the Panthers, who are now 5-0 and 1-0 in Region 3-A.
Wil Hall scored a team-high 13 points and Will Powell had eight for Bulloch Academy, but the Gators couldn't overcome a 27-20 halftime deficit, falling at Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 49-38, Friday night. RTCA's Jon Herrington posted a game-high 15 points and Lance Stokes added 10. Robert Toombs (1-1) led 19-11 after the first quarter and 37-28 at the end of third. BA fell to 2-3 on the year. In the girls game, Robert Toombs took a 14-4 an early edge and led 21-9 at the intermission en route to a 49-23 win over BA . The Lady Gators ...
Taking it to the hole.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves swapped a starting pitcher for bullpen help Thursday, sending oft-injured lefty Horacio Ramirez to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Rafael Soriano.
Bulloch Academy senior James Conner will get to put on his football helmet and strap up his shoulder pads one more time in his high-school career this week.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The sport that already offers unprecedented fan access is going one step further in 2007, allowing DirecTV viewers to watch an entire NASCAR race from behind the wheel.
NEW YORK - Going .500 gets fans upset, coaches in trouble and players released.
Important players aren't always leading scorers.
PORTAL - The Portal boys basketball team continued its hot start to the season on Tuesday evening. Senior forward Fred Williams stole the show, scoring 22 points as the Panthers ran past Metter for a 57-46 victory.
Kacie Lanier's put-back basket with three seconds left lifted the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to a 59-58 win over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore Tuesday night.
Brittany Carter is used to being the go-to girl. That became even more apparent after teammate Lauren Akins suffered a broken hand on Nov. 25.
Senior John Knox was named region 3-AAAA defensive player of the year on Tuesday, along with five other Blue Devils off a 9-2 team.
ATLANTA - Arkansas was the most surprising team in the Southeastern Conference, bouncing back from a 36-point loss in the season opener to win 10 straight games and play for the league championship.
UCLA and Pittsburgh held onto Nos. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll released Monday. The following three spots, however, were reshuffled by upsets.
CHICAGO - Joe Maddon's unusual road to the manager's office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and a shot for everyone in the room.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.
SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.
Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.
A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.
Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmedFlorida State starting running back Karlos Williams is being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.
INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.
SAN FRANCISCO - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Will MacKenzie figured a good shot had turned out badly.