SYLVANIA - This time last year, Screven County pitcher Marla Thompson was starting for the Lady Gamecocks' middle school team. Now in the middle of the 2007 season, Thompson - just a freshman - has thrown every pitch for the varsity squad, and has led it to a 6-4 record (4-2, Region 3-AA).
ATLANTA - The Braves may be done with scoreboard watching, but the batting race could keep them entertained.
METTER - The Metter Lady Tigers (9-5, 7-1 Region 3-AA) required only one inning to get the 15 runs they needed to put the Josey Eagles away after three as Adrienne Lanier and Lexi Allen combined for eight strikeouts and a three-inning no hitter to get a 15-0 region win Thursday.
ATLANTA - Atlanta scored all its runs on two-out singles and the Braves used seven pitchers to beat the Florida Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Travis Coles isn't a flashy back by any means.
SYLVANIA - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (7-4, 4-1 Region 3-AA) suffered their first region loss as Lady Gamecock pitcher Marla Thompson hurled a complete game, three-hit shutout and Screven County (6-4, 5-2 Region 3-AA) topped SEB 2-0 Monday night.
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones hit a three-run homer, Jeff Francoeur reached 100 RBIs for the second year in a row and John Smoltz pitched six strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves past the mistake-prone Florida Marlins 11-6 on Monday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Linebacker Mike Peterson tried to stay out of public eye last week, too embarrassed to be seen around Jacksonville and too upset to defend his defense.
WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson held Washington to seven hits in a complete game, the first by an Atlanta pitcher this season, and the Braves topped the Nationals 3-0 on Sunday to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive.
It may be a long time before football fans in Bulloch County see the type of classic that was played Friday night at Womack Field.
The old football coaches' cliché is that special teams are one-third of a good team's game. That axiom proved itself for Bulloch Academy in Friday night's 42-6 thumping of Robert Toombs Christian Academy.
BROOKLET – The lightening around Fred Shaver Stadium was the only thing that kept the Southeast Bulloch defense off the field as the visiting Vidalia Indians (2-0) shut down the Yellow Jacket offense and got a 26-0 win at SEB (1-2) Friday.
The Portal Panthers continued their sluggish start to the 2007 season on Friday night, falling to Screven County by a 32-0 margin. The loss was their second shutout defeat in as many weeks and dropped the Panthers to a record of 0-3 with the Region 3-A schedule looming ahead.
LYONS – Jordan Walker and Ethan Lovett scored a pair of touchdowns each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 42-6 drubbing of Robert Toombs Christian Academy here Friday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having.
PEBBLE BEACH - Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his 8-under 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.
A little more than four months before the U.S. World Cup opener, Clint Dempsey is trying to regain his form.
SOCHI, Russia - They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.