First off, don't kiss me, I'm not Irish. I'm in no mood for slobbering's from green T-shirt wearing hooligans whose real ancestry traces back to Scotland. You've only been Irish since it's been cool. You ain't foolin' me.
Hundreds of high-school athletes and their supporters filled the Georgia Southern University track and field complex as 21 boys' teams and 20 girls' squads competed in Bulloch Academy's ninth annual Gator Relays Saturday.
PORTAL - Savannah Country Day got a complete game out of starter William King (1-1) and used a two-out, four-run, sixth-inning rally to knock off the Portal Panthers (1-5, 0-2 Region 3-A) 8-3 Thursday in region play.
For the second time in three days, the Bulloch Academy baseball team lost a heartbreaker.
Quinten Wilson's bender in the third minute of extra time gave Evans a 3-2 win over Statesboro Thursday at the Recreation Activities Center on the campus of Georgia Southern.
From staff and GSU AMR reports
BROOKLET - Matt Conner pitched five shutout innings, allowing just one hit and striking out 10 in the span, as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (5-4, 1-1 Region 3-AA) got their first region win of the season, knocking off the Laney Wildcats (3-2-1, 0-2) 5-0 Friday night.
Over 20 track and field teams from around the state will converge on Statesboro Saturday for the ninth annual Gator Relays.
The Statesboro track and field team competed at four-team meet at Greenbier on Tuesday, both finishing in second place behind GHS.
David McCarthy's dad often reminds him who's the better pitcher in the family. The younger thinks it may be time to reevaluate.
Pinewood Christian Academy scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to nip Bulloch Academy 9-8 at a soggy Gator Alley Tuesday.
SYLVANIA - For the first time in the program's young history, the Screven County Lady Gamecocks beat the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (4-2, 0-2 Area 3-AA/A). Despite just 10 shot attempts, the Gamecocks got a 3-1 win in a rain-soaked home contest Tuesday.
Eighteen of the nation's strongest intercollegiate golf programs will converge into one place this weekend to compete in the 29th Annual Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational. Regarded as one of college golf's premier intercollegiate tournaments, the 54-hole tournament will run March 14-16, at the par-72, 6,962-yard Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga.
Sophomore Taylor Burke hurled a complete game and added a couple of hits to help Bulloch Academy take a 7-4 season-opening win over St. Andrews of Savannah Monday.
Monnette Bennett was named WTOC Player of the Year on Monday.
RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.
LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.
LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.
Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.
SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.
LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.
Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.
SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.
This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.
SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.