COCHRAN - Piedmont Academy used a tight 2-3 zone to keep the Bulloch Academy inside scoring game at bay and Lady Cougar point guard Carrie Tucker hit 10-of-13 foul shots to lead Piedmont to a 39-29 victory in the opening girls' round of the GISA Class AA state basketball tournament Wednesday at Middle Georgia College.
On the verge of the first-ever Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships, the Georgia Southern swimming & diving team is focused and determined to make a run at the conference title.
Boys: Farris fuels PHS to 3-A title
Twenty-nine points, four 3s and one helluva ball game by Georgia Southern's Louis Graham gave me another correct prediction on Thursday night in Sparty-burg, Carolina.
TWIN CITY - The Portal Panthers showed the rest of Region 3-A exactly why they were the No. 1 seed going into the tournament, exploding for 41 points in the second half and cruising to a 65-49 win over the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs in the region championship game Saturday.
BRUNSWICK - Eric Ferguson scored 47 points, including 13 in overtime to lift Statesboro to a 71-69 win over Evans Saturday at Glynn Academy to claim the Region 3-AAAA championship.
PORTAL - If there were offensive linemen in basketball, Dan Farris would be the man for the job. If there were running backs, Mario Farris would be the starter.
The Statesboro Blue Devils led by three with 3.8 seconds remaining in the semifinals against Ware County and held on for a 47-44 win to advance to the region 3-AAAA championship game at Glynn Academy.
Six different Blue Devils scored and goalkeeper Matt Campbell recorded his first clean sheet of the year as Statesboro (1-1) dominated visiting Effingham County 10-0 Friday at Mill Creek.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first qualifier for Hendrick and will start on the second row of Sunday's race with Hamlin. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson is on the pole. Tony Stewart will start in the third row for Gibbs.
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.
Michael Kimbrell transformed himself from a non-athlete to one of Bulloch Academy's best four-sport lettermen.
Victoria Mikell sparked Statesboro to a 48-33 win over Ware County Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AAAA tournament, sending the Lady Blue Devils (21-3) into the state tournament.
LOUISVILLE - Screven County's girls (19-7) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament with a 59-34 win over Metter on Wednesday.
Brunswick gave Statesboro a momentary scare, but the Blue Devils ended the first half on a 12-2 run and never looked back, clinching a berth to the AAAA state tournament with a 68-47 win over BHS Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.
SHANGHAI - Graeme McDowell typically looks at the leaderboard more often at the start of a tournament. It gives him a sense of how the course is playing and what score he might need to contend at the finish.
When Syracuse played defending national champion Florida State the only thing surprising about the outcome was the score.
Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.
Georgia's bobwhite quail season comes in later this month and that is the best news I can give you.
MIAMI - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.
Jahlil Okafor has yet to play a game for Duke. The hype surrounding his arrival is all pegged to potential and what he accomplished against high school players.
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.