TWIN CITY - The Portal Panthers showed the rest of Region 3-A exactly why they were the No. 1 seed going into the tournament, exploding for 41 points in the second half and cruising to a 65-49 win over the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs in the region championship game Saturday.
BRUNSWICK - Eric Ferguson scored 47 points, including 13 in overtime to lift Statesboro to a 71-69 win over Evans Saturday at Glynn Academy to claim the Region 3-AAAA championship.
PORTAL - If there were offensive linemen in basketball, Dan Farris would be the man for the job. If there were running backs, Mario Farris would be the starter.
The Statesboro Blue Devils led by three with 3.8 seconds remaining in the semifinals against Ware County and held on for a 47-44 win to advance to the region 3-AAAA championship game at Glynn Academy.
Six different Blue Devils scored and goalkeeper Matt Campbell recorded his first clean sheet of the year as Statesboro (1-1) dominated visiting Effingham County 10-0 Friday at Mill Creek.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first qualifier for Hendrick and will start on the second row of Sunday's race with Hamlin. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson is on the pole. Tony Stewart will start in the third row for Gibbs.
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.
Michael Kimbrell transformed himself from a non-athlete to one of Bulloch Academy's best four-sport lettermen.
Victoria Mikell sparked Statesboro to a 48-33 win over Ware County Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AAAA tournament, sending the Lady Blue Devils (21-3) into the state tournament.
LOUISVILLE - Screven County's girls (19-7) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament with a 59-34 win over Metter on Wednesday.
Brunswick gave Statesboro a momentary scare, but the Blue Devils ended the first half on a 12-2 run and never looked back, clinching a berth to the AAAA state tournament with a 68-47 win over BHS Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.
GAINESVILLE - Bulloch Academy senior Michael Kimbrell was the state runner-up in the 130-pound weight classification at the Georgia Independent School Association traditional wrestling tournament this past weekend.
Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch, Screven County and Metter will all open their respective soccer season's today.
Region tournaments get underway today around the area, with four local teams beginning their run towards a state tournament berth tonight.
Man I'm pretty amazing. Just when it looked like the season was taking a turn for the worst - blam! - I'm back over .500 for the year.
They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.
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.