Tony Hill has come a long way - and he still has a long way to go.
David Ball admitted he was nervous.
BROOKLET - Brittany Hood pounded a penalty kick past Savannah Christian keeper Angela Paulos at the conclusion of the first half, and it was all the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (7-3, 1-3 Area 3 AA/A) needed to get their first area win as they knocked off the Lady Raiders 1-0 Wednesday.
Both Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' track teams walked away from the competition to win their respective five-team meets Wednesday at Gator Alley.
AUGUSTA - The Statesboro baseball team pounded out 17 runs on 16 hits to beat the Academy of Richmond County 17-3 on Wednesday.
Statesboro's Cedric Wynn does a little bit of everything for the Statesboro track and field team. The trick was figuring out what exactly it was he did best.
DUBLIN - The Bulloch Academy baseball team beat Trinity Christian 4-3 Tuesday for a big region road win.
BROOKLET - The Savannah Christian Raiders (10-1, 4-0) scored early and often Tuesday as they knocked off Southeast Bulloch 9-0 in an Area 3-A/AA matchup at Fred Shaver Field.
The load has been lifted.
PERRY - Screven County High junior Travis Coles won the all-classification state championship in the 191-205 pound weight class at the GACA State Weightlifting Championship Saturday.
You, my faithful reader, should be ever grateful that another installment of the Mouthoff sits before you on this day. After Clemson's second-half debacle this weekend in the NCAA Tourney to Villanova, our Executive Editor turned into the Incredulous Hulk, terrorizing the office by upturning chairs, knocking down plants in the new studio, nailing objects to the freshly-painted walls and threatening to fire anyone and everyone that crossed his path.
PORTAL - Brett Rivers threw a complete-game one-hitter and struck out seven as the Portal Panthers (2-6, 1-3, Region 3-A) snapped a six-game losing streak and got their first region win of the season, knocking off Bryan County 8-4 Friday.
Nolan Belcher and Crawford Simmons turned in a memorable pitcher's duel Friday night in Greenbrier's 1-0 win over Statesboro at Mill Creek Park.
There's no question, the Greenbrier baseball club is the team to beat in Class AAAA.
The Georgia Southern women's soccer team announces the 2008 schedule which is highlighted by a pair of early tournaments, four 2007 NCAA tournament contenders, first-time opponents and familiar Southern Conference foes.
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.
Two seasons ago, Statesboro shattered the dreams of Rutland by barging into the Hurricanes' home gym and scoring in the final seconds to claim a state quarterfinal win.
DALLAS - Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception return to help Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.
They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.
Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago.
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.