If it were only for just a couple of hours, football made a brief cameo in the middle of the state of Georgia on Tuesday. It was a reminder that football is still, and always will be, king in this state.
Some of Bulloch County's fiercest competitors are hitting the gym this week to take part in the world's oldest competitive sport.
The Atlanta Braves fan nation was unsteadied this week when future Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine was released by the club.
Statesboro coach Lee Hill kicked off his annual basketball camp Monday at the SHS gymnasium. The camp is conducted by Hill and a long list of friends and family willing to lend a helping hand. It consists of an 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. portion featuring second through fifth graders and a 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. portion featuring sixth through ninth graders.
The seventh annual Southeast Bulloch girls' soccer and softball camp kicked off Wednesday morning at the SEB sports complex in Brooklet. The camp, which fields 20 to 25 girls annually - ages ranging from third to eighth grade - focuses on teaching and developing basic skill sets for the girls.
More than 20 children are hitting the hardwood this week, for Southeast Bulloch's annual youth basketball camp. The three-day camp focuses on the game's most fundamental aspects. The young athletes, ranging from third to eighth grade, will spend the week running drills that stress passing, dribbling and shooting.
The Statesboro Blues may not be Bulloch County's most notable baseball squad that competed in a tournament this past weekend, but they could be the most successful.
That crash you just heard was Georgia Southern's national title hopes hitting the floor - suddenly, loudly and shockingly.
They did it with determination. They did it with focus. They did it by themselves.
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Eight teams, five days, one champion. The Southern Conference baseball tournament starts Wednesday morning in Greenville, S.C., and this year is as wide open as ever.
Pull up a rocking chair, grab a big glass of lemonade - electric or otherwise - and kick back. It's gonna be awhile before the local sports scene gets fired up again.
Hola mis amigos! Donde esta mi margarita... Oh, I'm sorry, I'm getting ahead of myself. That part comes later... or does it?
For more local sports, watch new episodes 'PrepSports Blitz' every Thursday and 'The Eagles Nest' every Friday.
Despite my personal preference for baseball and football, one of my first sports-related memories stems from the boxing ring.
NEW YORK - The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in ourmock draft not planning to be on hand. No matter: Tampa Bay will already have let its selection know when the crowd in the Windy City gets, uh, wind of the pick.
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.