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Local Roundup: Panthers edge Treutlen

    SOPERTON — The Portal Panthers remained perfect in Region 3W-A play and snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 57-55 win at Treutlen.
    Portal (6-4, 3-0) was led in scoring by Stacy Morgan, who finished with 20 points. Isiah Rich scored 12 in the post.
    The Treutlen girls defeated the Lady Panthers 49-24.
    PHS returns to action today at home against Claxton.
    Tipoff for the junior-varsity game is 4 p.m. The girls will follow at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

Devils win region opener
    GUYTON — The Statesboro Blue Devils opened Region 2B-AAAA play with a 62-48 win Friday over South Effingham.
    Jaqawn Raymond lit up the bottom of the net with 32 points in the win. Edmund Harvey scored nine and Brikeye Henley scored eight.
    Statesboro (11-5, 1-0) returns to the court Tuesday when it hosts Evans at 7:30 p.m.

SHS starts rifle season with win
    The Statesboro Blue Devils knocked off Glynn Academy in the Air Rifle season opener Friday by a score of 1014-901.
    Lucas Frink (267) led the Blue Devils. Kristen Oren (265), Don Ross (245) and Andrew Dollar (237) rounded out the scoring for Statesboro, which travels Benedictine for its next match Tuesday.

Eagles back in the pool
    The Georgia Southern swimming and diving team (4-1) returns from a seven-week layoff today, as it travels to Ft. Myers, Fla., for the Florida Gulf Coast quad meet against Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) foes Radford, Liberty and Florida Gulf Coast.
    This will be the Eagles’ first competition since posting a first-place finish at the Highlander Invitational November 20.

Harbaugh hired by 49ers
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Declaring it a "perfect competitive opportunity," Jim Harbaugh accepted the job as coach of the 49ers and said his goal is to win a Lombardi Trophy for "one of the legendary franchises in all of football."
    The successful Stanford coach gets to remain in the Bay Area, moving to the NFL after four years with the Cardinal. A longtime NFL quarterback, he replaces fired coach Mike Singletary. ESPN reported Harbaugh's deal is for $25 million over five years.

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