ATLANTA - From the salty marshes and ocean shoreline of the Georgia coast to the majestic skyline of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 12 Georgia communities - including Statesboro - have been selected as the official Host Venues for the sixth annual Tour de Georgia, scheduled April 21-27, 2008. The introduction of these Host Venues was announced today by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle at a press conference at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Cagle also recognized the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's as the new beneficiary for the Tour next year.
An honor and a privilege are the sentiments expressed by Bulloch Academy seniors Darion Carter and Ethan Lovett after they were selected to play in the 2007 Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) All-Star football game this Saturday in Macon.
Boys: Ferguson a leader for SHS
The Georgia High School Association released its new region alignments on Friday, and there were plenty of changes for area teams.
Week after week, the football team at Emanuel County Institute faces its toughest test yet.
When senior guard Cassandra McBride moved to Portal from Statesboro with her mother, she knew a change of scenery would be a difficult adjustment. The one thing that stayed the same? McBride - a junior for the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils in 2006 - wanted to keep playing basketball.
The much-anticipated debut of the Bulloch Academy boys' basketball machine wasn't without its spits and sputters.
Monnette Bennett has made it official.
Last season, the Bulloch Academy boys' basketball team went a perfect 10-0 in the region play and swaggered through the season-ending tournament to capture its first region title in 15 years.
For Antrjuan Albright - it's all good.
BROOKLET - Portal forced the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (0-4) to play catch-up for three quarters as it outscored SEB 18-0 in the first quarter and held on for a 55-44 road win Tuesday.
In the end, Beach was just a little too much.
N. Gwinnett 17, Brookwood 3
ix teams from around the area will converge at Statesboro today for the Ladies Night Out Tournament at SHS.
N. Gwinnett 17, Brookwood 3
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.
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.