The load has been lifted.
PERRY - Screven County High junior Travis Coles won the all-classification state championship in the 191-205 pound weight class at the GACA State Weightlifting Championship Saturday.
You, my faithful reader, should be ever grateful that another installment of the Mouthoff sits before you on this day. After Clemson's second-half debacle this weekend in the NCAA Tourney to Villanova, our Executive Editor turned into the Incredulous Hulk, terrorizing the office by upturning chairs, knocking down plants in the new studio, nailing objects to the freshly-painted walls and threatening to fire anyone and everyone that crossed his path.
PORTAL - Brett Rivers threw a complete-game one-hitter and struck out seven as the Portal Panthers (2-6, 1-3, Region 3-A) snapped a six-game losing streak and got their first region win of the season, knocking off Bryan County 8-4 Friday.
Nolan Belcher and Crawford Simmons turned in a memorable pitcher's duel Friday night in Greenbrier's 1-0 win over Statesboro at Mill Creek Park.
There's no question, the Greenbrier baseball club is the team to beat in Class AAAA.
The Georgia Southern women's soccer team announces the 2008 schedule which is highlighted by a pair of early tournaments, four 2007 NCAA tournament contenders, first-time opponents and familiar Southern Conference foes.
If Lindsey Martin has the ball at his feet - watch out.
Georgia Southern men's soccer will host a free soccer clinic for boys and girls ages 4-14, Saturday, March 29 at the Eagle Soccer Field.
High winds severely hampered individual performances at Bulloch Academy's three-team track meet with Pinewood Christian and Augusta Christian Wednesday but both the Gator boys' and girls' both captured the top team spots.
BROOKLET - Although it didn't count, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (6-4, 2-1 Region 3-AA) got in some much needed work as they took a 5-3 lead over the Emanuel County Bulldogs through three innings Wednesday.
When it comes to Augusta National, I honestly think I've been blessed by the golf gods.
Lindsey Martin tallied a goal and had three assists as Statesboro routed rival Southeast Bulloch 11-0 Tuesday at Mill Creek.
PORTAL - Harley Hendrix needed just 55 pitches and five innings to shut down Portal as the Claxton Tigers (3-1, Region 3-A) cruised to a 12-1 victory over the Panthers Tuesday.
BROOKLET - The Statesboro girl's track and field team took home first place honors Tuesday in a four-team meet at Southeast Bulloch.
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.
Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.
LONDON - As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.
SAO PAULO - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.
RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.
LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.
BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.
FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.
SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.
BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.