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Screven's Thompson becoming an ace

SYLVANIA - This time last year, Screven County pitcher Marla Thompson was starting for the Lady Gamecocks' middle school team. Now in the middle of the 2007 season, Thompson - just a freshman - has thrown every pitch for the varsity squad, and has led it to a 6-4 record (4-2, Region 3-AA).

October 04, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


James gives Braves jolt

ATLANTA - The Braves may be done with scoreboard watching, but the batting race could keep them entertained.

October 04, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Metter beats down Josey, holds first place

METTER - The Metter Lady Tigers (9-5, 7-1 Region 3-AA) required only one inning to get the 15 runs they needed to put the Josey Eagles away after three as Adrienne Lanier and Lexi Allen combined for eight strikeouts and a three-inning no hitter to get a 15-0 region win Thursday.

October 03, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Braves keep hope alive with third straight

ATLANTA - Atlanta scored all its runs on two-out singles and the Braves used seven pitchers to beat the Florida Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night.

October 03, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


AOTW: Coles carrying the load for SCHS

Travis Coles isn't a flashy back by any means.

October 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Thompson shuts out SEB

SYLVANIA - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (7-4, 4-1 Region 3-AA) suffered their first region loss as Lady Gamecock pitcher Marla Thompson hurled a complete game, three-hit shutout and Screven County (6-4, 5-2 Region 3-AA) topped SEB 2-0 Monday night.

October 02, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Braves blow out fish

ATLANTA - Andruw Jones hit a three-run homer, Jeff Francoeur reached 100 RBIs for the second year in a row and John Smoltz pitched six strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves past the mistake-prone Florida Marlins 11-6 on Monday night.

October 02, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hudson pitches a shutout as Braves win 3-0

WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson held Washington to seven hits in a complete game, the first by an Atlanta pitcher this season, and the Braves topped the Nationals 3-0 on Sunday to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive.

October 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons slip up in the fourth

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Linebacker Mike Peterson tried to stay out of public eye last week, too embarrassed to be seen around Jacksonville and too upset to defend his defense.

October 01, 2007 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


SHS recap: Devils win classic

It may be a long time before football fans in Bulloch County see the type of classic that was played Friday night at Womack Field.

September 30, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


BA recap: Gators win with special teams

The old football coaches' cliché is that special teams are one-third of a good team's game. That axiom proved itself for Bulloch Academy in Friday night's 42-6 thumping of Robert Toombs Christian Academy.

September 30, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


SEB recap: Offense goes AWOL

BROOKLET – The lightening around Fred Shaver Stadium was the only thing that kept the Southeast Bulloch defense off the field as the visiting Vidalia Indians (2-0) shut down the Yellow Jacket offense and got a 26-0 win at SEB (1-2) Friday.

September 30, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Portal recap: Turnovers still costly

The Portal Panthers continued their sluggish start to the 2007 season on Friday night, falling to Screven County by a 32-0 margin. The loss was their second shutout defeat in as many weeks and dropped the Panthers to a record of 0-3 with the Region 3-A schedule looming ahead.

September 30, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Braves win marathon

September 30, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch Academy runs past Robert Toombs, 42-6

LYONS – Jordan Walker and Ethan Lovett scored a pair of touchdowns each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 42-6 drubbing of Robert Toombs Christian Academy here Friday.

September 30, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


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Eagles' Fritz receives $100,000 raise

In his first season as Georgia Southern head coach, Willie Fritz guided the Eagles to a Sun Belt Championship in their inaugural season at the FBS level. Georgia Southern finished the season with a 9-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 run through Sun Belt competition.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Sports


Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.

February 26, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

February 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: No country for older men

Nope, this isn't about Cormac McCarthy's novel. This is more along the lines of the aging process. I have listed some of the aggravations concerning this topic in the past. Namely stuff like the lessening of hand-eye coordination, lack of stamina, having to take numerous pills, and the inability to keep up with young boys on the basketball court to name a few. This issue reared its ugly head again recently battering me in a most merciless manner.

February 25, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Hawks crush short-handed Mavs

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.

February 25, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

February 25, 2015 | By ROBERT JABLON | Sports


Chemist involved in baseball steroids case gets 18 months

MIAMI - A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

February 25, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

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.

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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