For the Statesboro track and field team, 2008 has been anything but a normal season.
When thinking of a star tennis player, the image that comes to mind is average height and build with a exceptional backhand.
Approaching Saturday's Plankenhorn invitational - Southeast Bulloch's annual track meet participated in by teams from all over southeast Georgia and all GHSA classifications - the Portal Panthers are pleased with the way their program is coming together.
BROOKLET - With Saturday's annual Plankenhorn Invitational looming, Southeast Bulloch picked up two big wins Wednesday in a five-team meet.
Crawford Simmons pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on five hits, propelling Statesboro to a 2-1 win Monday at Mill Creek over visiting Evans.
BROOKLET - Brittany Hood scored four times as the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (9-3, 3-3 Area 3-AA/A) avenged a March loss in Sylvania with a 4-0 area win over visiting Screven County Tuesday at Fred Shaver Field.
Two Bulloch Academy seniors will get the chance to perform on the gridiron in front of the hometown crowd on Saturday afternoons.
The William James boys track team won its third straight Coastal Empire title over the weekend, besting seven other teams.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The 2008 Southern Conference football schedule was announced by Commissioner John Iamarino. Samford joins the league for the 2008 season, bringing league membership to nine for football. Each team will play eight conference contests over a 13-week span.
Bulloch Academy took batting practice Monday afternoon but it wasn't Gator head coach Daryl Evans who pitched - it was Robert Toombs' Trey Wingate, Joseph Holmes and Matt Parker.
I'd like to start this week off by sending a warm and gracious 'Thank You' to the fine folks over at Georgia Southern.
Bulloch County sure is going to miss them, but there's one last chance to see them play.
Auburn University's Football Lettermen Club recently named Statesboro's Waymon Reese as the first recipient of its "Letterman of the Year" award. The award was presented to his wife, Genelda, at the club's annual appreciation night earlier this month.
Southeast Bulloch High School has announced its Hall of Fame inductees for 2008. They are as follows:
SAVANNAH - Both Statesboro track and field teams finished second at Saturday's Jon Young Invitational against 15 other schools.
The Big Ten is starting the new year with a new sense of pride.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was bound to happen.
Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.
NEW ORLEANS - Urban Meyer had barely sat down after the Sugar Bowl when someone told him the score from the other semifinal game.
PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.
Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.
The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?
Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Florida State
ATLANTA - Mike Smith was fired as the Atlanta Falcons' coach Monday, one day after the end of his second straight losing season and a 34-3 rout by the Carolina Panthers before booing fans at the Georgia Dome.
NEW YORK - Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.
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.