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Farmer's and Merchant's Bank Athlete of the Week: Joseph Sparks

Joseph Sparks had never beaten Nathanael Greene Academy in his high school career.

November 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


SEB, Screven go for state titles

BROOKLET - For the third year in a row, the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets are in the Elite 8 of the Class AA State Playoffs.

November 07, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Falcons drop a close one in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Call him Reggie ''The Bruiser'' Bush.

November 05, 2007 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Turnovers, Westside keep Metter winless

The Metter Tigers took to the field Friday night looking to finally notch a win on the 2007 season. They were turned away once again though as the Patriots of Westside Augusta stormed into town, crashing the Metter homecoming party and doing some damage to the scoreboard as well while cruising to a 41-6 victory.

November 04, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


SEB, Screven advance to Elite 8

The Southeast Bulloch and Screven County softball teams are on their way back to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA state tournament. Both squads won their way through the South Sectional in Savannah on Saturday.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Red Sox force game 7

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.

November 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEB, Screven advance in state softball

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.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Gamecocks defeat Josey, 28-12

Screven County racked up 498 yards of rushing and rolled to a 28-12 win over Josey in Augusta on Friday night.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Claxton wins tight region battle, 21-7

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.

November 04, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Gators use run to stifle Tiftarea

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.

November 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Happy homecoming for Devils - Watch video highlights of game

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.

November 04, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Portal meets Claxton in region 3-A showdown

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.

November 02, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Watts turns up the voltage

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.

November 02, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Jackets travel to Laney, hope for upset

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.

November 02, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


BA travles to biggest, faster Tiftarea

Around 10 tonight, Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan will know how good his 6-1 Gator football team really is.

November 02, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


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At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

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.

June 30, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Against Belgium, USA motivated by support

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.

June 30, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

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.

June 29, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big 4 around Wimbledon's Week 2, not so for women

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.

June 29, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

June 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

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.

June 29, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

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.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

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.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

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.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Brazil wins, advances with shootout

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.

June 28, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Soccer surging in popularity among US fans

DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 27, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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