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Local Roundup: Screven takes down Windsor Forest

    SAVANNAH — The Screven County Gamecocks played a GHSA Class AAAAA team for the third time this season, and the Class AA Gamecocks won for the third time.
    The Gamecocks (3-1 overall) knocked off Windsor Forest,  36-26, Friday at Memorial Stadium.
    Jeremy Johnson (25-102) continued scoring like a machine, rushing for three touchdowns, passing for a 50-yarder to Rashad Hughley and adding a two-point conversion.
    The Gamecocks trailed 14-8 in the second quarter, but scored twice in a two-minute span after Lemel Smith recovered a fumble to take a 22-14 lead they wouldn't relinquish.
    Aikeen Mingle scored on a 20-yard touchdown, and Chance Harkins recorded an interception in the win.
    Screven will play its homecoming game Friday as it opens Region 3-AA play against Harlem in Sylvania.

Portal beats Statesboro
    PORTAL — The Portal Lady Panthers defeated Statesboro, 14-11, Friday.
    Kenya Huff was the winning pitcher and went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run.
    Nancy Huff drove in a pair of runs, amd Delane Parker and Sheyanne Walker each added an RBI.
    The Panthers turned two double plays in the win.
    Portal faces Claxton Monday at 6 p.m.
GSU to hold MBB tryouts
    Georgia Southern students wishing to try out for a spot on the Georgia Southern men's basketball team will get their opportunity on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m.
    Each person wishing to try out must be a current, full-time Georgia Southern student and have proof of insurance (Health Insurance through the University will not suffice because it does not cover Athletic Injury) and a physical within the last six months. Students will also need to provide a current class schedule and transcript.
    Individuals wishing to try out are encouraged to contact Men's Basketball Operations Director Erik Podell (912) 478-1425 for more information. 
    Copies of physical evaluations as well as proof of insurance must be submitted to athletic trainer John Erwin no later than Oct. 2, at 5 p.m.

BA sweeps John Milledge
    Bulloch Academy continued its winnings ways Thursday, taking two games from John Milledge Academy in GISA Region 4-AAA softball action.
    The Lady Gators (13-8 overall and 7-2 in region play) run-ruled the Lady Trojans twice, 10-1 in the first game and 9-1 in the second game.
    In the opener, Bulloch scored five runs in the bottom of the third and five runs in the fourth for the victory. Mary Margaret Reeves went 2-for-2 and both Ashley Burke and Powell Fennell were 2-for-3 in the nine-hit barrage.
    Lauren Dennard got the win, pitching all five innings and giving up only two hits while striking out three and walking three.
    In the finale, BA scored seven runs in the second inning and two in the fourth. Reeves, Burke and Haley Mock all went 2-for-3 as the Lady Gators again collected nine hits. Madelyn Vickery got the victory, pitching all five innings and giving up four hits, walking three and striking out two.
    The Lady Gators travel to Sandersville Monday to finish an early-season postponement with region foe Brentwood.
    On Aug. 14, the Lady Eagles held a 1-0 lead on the Lady Gators in the top of the fifth inning when rain and lightning forced the stoppage of play.

Eagles face JU
    Georgia Southern men’s soccer is back in action on Saturday night with a trip to Jacksonville to face the winless Dolphins. The Eagles fell earlier this week to No. 16 Wake Forest, 3-1, to drop their fourth-straight match and fall to 2-5 on the year.

    If you have a score or a story to report, please call the Statesboro Herald sports desk at (912) 489-9408 or email