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Turkey hunters prepare for open season Saturday

Georgia's turkey hunters are anxiously looking forward to the upcoming weekend. The 2012 season opens Saturday, March 24th and runs through May 15th this year and the roughly 50,000 hunters scattered across the state are poised to take to the field. There are turkeys in all of Georgia's 159 counties and even though they are not evenly distributed there's a chance to bring home a gobbler regardless of where you live. The limit is three toms per hunter for the season. Turkeys prefer heavily forested habitat and success depends in large part on weather and the ...

March 20, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Manning, Broncos in negotiations

DENVER - Peyton Manning wants to play for the Denver Broncos in Act II of his outstanding career.

March 19, 2012 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Book on Tiger causing a stir

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tiger Woods' fascination with the Navy SEALs and how he might have incurred his leg injuries are sure to generate plenty of buzz when Hank Haney's book goes on sale next week.

March 19, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Poe and Strickland win March tourney

Southern Anglers Challenge held its March tournament on the 17th out of Stokes Bluff Landing on the Savannah River with 23 teams participating. The weather was great with no rain and a slight breeze. The river was low and clear.

March 19, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Ohio teams lead charge into Sweet 16

CINCINNATI - Stirred by a pep talk from the school president, the Ohio Bobcats applauded themselves in the locker room and celebrated their trip to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 by chanting: "We are Ohio!"

March 19, 2012 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indiana rallies to defeat VCU

PORTLAND, Ore. - Four years after hitting rock bottom, Indiana is making noise again in the NCAA tournament.

March 17, 2012 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jump for joy: Norfolk State stuns Missouri, 86-84

OMAHA, Neb. - Kyle O'Quinn's booming voice echoed through the halls, the jovial center for Norfolk State riding the euphoria of a monumental upset of Missouri as the words spilled out of his mouth faster than he could think.

March 16, 2012 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take 3/17 - Atlanta's spring training failure is no reason to panic

It's far too early to panic, but Atlanta Braves fans can't be overly excited when they look at stories and box scores from spring training.

March 16, 2012 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Lehigh upsets Duke

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Lehigh Mountain Hawks said they weren't afraid of mighty Duke.

March 16, 2012 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jaguars re-sign former Statesboro star Jeremy Mincey

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars finally got going in free agency.

March 15, 2012 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse avoids historic upset

PITTSBURGH - Syracuse was missing its starting center. North Carolina-Asheville thought the Orange got help from three men in striped shirts.

March 15, 2012 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


It's March Madness

Butler and Virginia Commonwealth defied the odds with Hoosiers-like runs to the Final Four last season, leaving a trail of ripped up NCAA tournament brackets across the country.

March 15, 2012 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Want to see GSU hoops coach Charlton Young's NCAA bracket?

Herald Sports Editor Noell Barnidge spoke with Georgia Southern men's basketball head coach Charlton Young on Tuesday night and got C.Y.'s picks for the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tounament. Click on the image to see C.Y.'s bracket. How do you think he did?

March 14, 2012 | Eddie Ledbetter | Sports


Outdoor Life - March is the favorite month of bass fishermen

I've written several articles over the fall and winter about how to catch largemouth bass during those specific times. The truth of the matter is that those who constantly go in search of old bucket-mouth are just trying to find a way to get through those cold months and catch enough fish to avoid going into a deep depression. November is the favorite for deer hunters, and the duck hunters love January, but March is the month bass fishermen come out of the closet in earnest. It is the official starting line for a new season.

March 13, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


UGA legend Dooley to visit Statesboro

Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley will be in Statesboro for a book signing Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the main office at Sea Island Bank at 2 East Main Street.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Sports


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Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

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Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

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Thomas tied at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship.

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Following their 8-0 loss to Ware County Tuesday, Statesboro's softball team needed a bounceback win to keep their hopes of claiming the No.1 ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging ...

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