BOSTON - From the brink of elimination and the depths of a yearlong slump, J.D. Drew helped the Boston Red Sox force a Game 7.
SAVANNAH – Ciera Weaver singled in Kelly Hadden to give the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets a dramatic 1-0 victory over Brantley County Friday and move within one victory of qualifying for the Elite 8 of the Class AA state softball tournament.
Screven County racked up 498 yards of rushing and rolled to a 28-12 win over Josey in Augusta on Friday night.
CLAXTON – The Portal Panthers (0-7, 0-3 Region 3-A) came out in a new look with Octavious Rawls and Steven Cox sharing time at quarterback and running a shotgun set to spread out the opposing defense, but it could not stop Claxton from getting its second-consecutive home victory as the Tigers topped PHS 21-7 Friday night.
CHULA - Bulloch Academy senior Jordan Walker threw for a touchdown, ran for another and helped prevented a Tiftarea score as the fourth-ranked Gators whipped the Panthers 21-7 here Friday night.
Statesboro scored 21 second quarter points and backup quarterback Aaron Cone led the Blue Devils (6-1, 5-1 Region 3-AAAA) to a 42-6 romp over the Academy of Richmond County Friday at Womack Field on homecoming.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers are still trying to get in the win column for the first time this season, and it will be no easy task as they travel to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers.
Statesboro linebacker Weldon Watts has become a leader on and off the field for the Blue Devils. With 521⁄2 tackles, four interceptions, two tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery, Watts has emerged as an anchor for an SHS defense that week-by-week is only getting stronger.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch got a taste of team speed and athleticism in last Friday's 41-23 loss to Josey, so it will be no surprise when the Laney Wildcats offer more of the same in today's contest.
Around 10 tonight, Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan will know how good his 6-1 Gator football team really is.
SYLVANIA - In a young Screven County Gamecock backfield, somebody had to step up and be a leader. It appears that the role has gone to junior running back Travis Coles.
BROOKLET - Coach Aimee Civalier and her Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets were disappointed when they let the Region 3-AA softball championship slip out of their hands at home on Saturday.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks stumbled in the last game of the regular season, dropping the finale to Southeast Bulloch 6-1.
Jenkins County is just the type of team the opposition doesn't want to see this time of year.
ATLANTA - The New York Giants are on another roll. Now, they've got to sustain it.
By WILL GRAVES
ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.
OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.
KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach - revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.
DeleteINDIANAPOLIS- Butler is heading back to the NCAA Tournament with a new resume and an old mantra.
You can still count on two hands how many players walked away from a pro football career with more good days likely ahead of them than behind.
Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.