Ty Wright (Montrose/West Laurens) capped an impressive week at the plate for Georgia Southern baseball by receiving the 'Player of the Week' award, as announced by the Southern Conference office Monday (April 28). It marks the first-ever weekly SoCon award for the junior designated hitter.
What a load of malarkey, this so called NFL amateur player draft. Seven rounds, 252 picks, and not a single team had the least bit of sense to pick up a certain Georgia Southern Eagle.
Mario Jackson and Patrick Jenkins catapulted Statesboro into the lead after Day One of the Region 3-AAAA track and field meet Saturday at Georgia Southern.
ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy boys' track team amassed 138 points to blow away 17 other teams to win the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA track and field championship Saturday.
JESUP - Statesboro exploded for 21 runs over two games and swept Wayne County to earn a spot in the GHSA Class AAAA state baseball playoffs on Friday.
ALBANY - Three Bulloch Academy athletes captured state titles and helped propel both Gator squads into the lead after Day Two of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AA state track and field championships Thursday.
JESUP - Statesboro earned a berth in the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs by sweeping Wayne County Friday in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA state playoffs.
ALBANY - Bulloch Academy senior Ethan Lovett set a new state record in the 300-meter hurdles during the qualifying heats of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AA state track and field championships Thursday.
BROOKLET - Despite playing nearly flawless baseball for 6-plus innings, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (14-10, 9-5) could not overcome a six-run first inning deficit as the Westside Patriots clinched the 2008 Region 3-AA championship after knocking off SEB 6-4 Thursday.
Former Statesboro defensive lineman Josh Thompson said he's looking forward to this weekend's NFL Draft, but isn't expecting anything major to happen.
It's a new season for the Statesboro baseball team, one that will see them as a dangerous underdog going in to this weekend's Region 3-AAAA playoff series with No. 1 Wayne County.
The Georgia Southern University Athletics Department announced institutional information pertaining to the Academic Progress Rate (APR) that will be released by the NCAA on May 6. Thirteen of Georgia Southern's 15 Division I sport programs surpassed the 925 benchmark standard.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County tennis teams advanced in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament on Wednesday, beating Cook County.
Crawford Simmons has become a strikeout machine.
BROOKLET – Make that six.
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom.
When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future - on the court and with NCAA regulators.
SAN DIEGO - One player not concerned about Tiger Woods and his golf game is his longest rival - Phil Mickelson.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.
DENVER - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars with an SUV after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show.
PHOENIX - Tom Brady knows what's next: more Super Bowl wins.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - For the longest time, Brooks Koepka was known primarily for the stamps in his passport.
CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel has sought help to change his off-field lifestyle.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs.
PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.
ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.
PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:
Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.