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Bluffton’s Nimmer in RBC Heritage field with sponsors exemption

Bluffton native Bryson Nimmer has had success in past events put on by the Heritage Classic Foundation. Now he'll get his chance in the main event: the RBC Heritage next month.

Benedictine’s Holton signs with Vandy, now waits on MLB Draft

  Savannah soccer standout DeLoach commits to Clemson

UGA’s Newman opts to sit out 2020 season

LeCounte named to preseason AP All-American First Team

Bananas set for Breakfast Bowl series

  BC’s Holton ready for All-American experience

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Longtime Statesboro basketball coach Lee Hill passes away

Tormenta FC earns draw on short rest

Fripp, Saxton claim Savannah City Junior titles

Agent Zero: Johnson to be first Eagle to wear #0

Jenkins QB Blake commits to UT-Martin

Pan tees off at modified Heritage opening ceremony

Indians, Cameron getting to know each other

The Vidalia football team is under the direction of Jason Cameron for the first time in 2020. The Indians are using their conditioning time to get to know their coach as well.

  Tormenta FC, USL League One aim for mid-July restart

Tormenta FC is aiming for a mid-July return to the pitch after USL League One's board of governors approved a return to play framework.

SCHSL releases return guidelines for sports

High school athletes in South Carolina can return to workouts when schools get district approval.

May River’s Gleason named Gatorade SC Softball Player of the Year

Gleason is the first May River Shark to win a Gatorade Player of the Year award in any sport.

GHSA re-opening sports June 8 with restricted conditioning

Track & field athletes reflect on canceled state meet

Even socially distanced, Raiders grateful for signing ceremony

Sign of the times: Seahawks ink NLIs in distanced ceremony

  “Special” for Stewart to receive Ashley Dearing Award

Area draft hopefuls staying optimistic for call

  Pandemic creates change in signing ceremonies for area athletes

With the coronavirus pandemic closing schools, area student-athletes heading to play in college are having to improvise for their signing ceremonies.

Vidalia student on mission to keep kids reading

A Vidalia High School student is making sure kids won't be light on reading material with schools and libraries closed.

Eagle senior reacts to extra year of eligibility

A Georgia Southern senior softball player is glad to get another chance to take the diamond and play in front of her father.

Quarantined in Kazakhstan: Richmond Hill native recounts his experience

Richmond Hill native Jeremiah Hill was playing pro basketball in Kazakhstan when the coronavirus outbreak hit. After 11 days in quarantine, Hill is back home.

  COVID-19 concerns cross borders for Tormenta FC

Several players for Tormenta FC are European nationals dealing with family members being caught in the COVID-19 crossfire.

  Eagles host Pro Day hours before NFL pulls plug

NFL teams came from all over the country to watch kicker Tyler Bass, cornerback Kindle Vildor, and the rest of the Eagles.

PGA Tour canceled in latest of suspended sporting events

While the NBA and NHL are suspending their seasons, other organizations such as NASCAR are limiting attendance.

  Darius Rucker Intercollegiate boasts another strong field

Ten of the nation's top 20 women's college golf teams are among those competing in the strong field at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate this weekend.

GHSA adding bass fishing as official sport in 2020-21

The Georgia High School Association is making bass fishing an official sport beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, and will hold the first official competition later this month.

  “Basketball is basketball:” Mackey talks legacy as woman coaching boys basketball

After stepping down from New Hampstead after eight seasons, Tonya Mackey spoke with WTOC's Jake Wallace about her legacy as the first woman to coach varsity boys' basketball in Savannah.

Thursday’s area high school basketball playoff scores scores

Private school teams in both Georgia and South Carolina tried to play their ways to the state championships Saturday.

Tormenta out to find identity for 2020 season

Tormenta FC is out to set their focus for their second professional season.

Sharks accomplish goal, advance to Lower State Championship; other state playoff scores

May River will face Marion Saturday in the Class AAA Lower State Championship in Florence.

Pan returns to Harbour Town, set on defending title

C.T. Pan returned to the site of his first career PGA Tour victory Monday for RBC Heritage Media Day.

Wednesday’s high school basketball playoff scores

Teams in Georgia and South Carolina tried to survive and advance Wednesday as there was GHSA, SCHSL, and GISA state basketball playoff action all across the Coastal Empire and Low Country.

HHI’s Driessen named to SC Athletic Hall of Fame

Hilton Head Island native and former Cincinnati Reds star Dan Driessen will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame this May.

Area wrestlers advance to GHSA state semis

More than 20 southeast Georgia wrestlers have advanced to the state semifinals Friday afternoon.

  BC’s Farthing hopes to go out a winner

Benedictine's Jake Farthing is one of dozens of high school wrestlers that will see their careers end at the state meet this weekend. The Cadet senior hopes to end his career as a state champion.

National Signing Day 2020 Central

Dozens of the Coastal Empire and Low Country's best high school athletes signed National Letters on Intent with the college of their choice on National Signing Day.

  “Top Flight” soars for Atom Smashers

Johnson's team manager showed everyone why he's called "Top Flight" Friday night in the Smashers' senior night win.

Country Day’s Miller circles back, signs with Army

Savannah Country Day's Andre Miller picked and signed with Army Thursday

Report: UGA lands grad transfer QB Newman

ESPN reports Georgia has added Wake Forest grad transfer QB Jamie Newman. Newman started 16 games for the Demon Deacons, and racked up more than 3,000 total yards in 2019.

Tormenta FC adds three academy standouts, Savannah natives

Tormenta FC adds three academy standouts and Savannah natives to the top team roster for the 2020 season.

Fromm leaving UGA for NFL Draft

Georgia QB Jake Fromm made his NFL Draft decision Wednesday afternoon on social media.

Gordon: Ngumezi is in transfer portal

Former Johnson star Amanze Ngumezi has entered his name in the transfer portal, but his high school coach says it doesn't necessarily mean he's leaving Georgia.

Area student-athletes sign with colleges on Early Signing Day

Some of the area's best football players simply couldn't wait until February to sign with their colleges.

Georgia OT Thomas turning pro, skipping bowl

Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas has played his final game in the red and black.

Former New Hampstead star Turner transferring to Hawaii

Former New Hampstead star Calvin Turner, Jr. was left without a football home after Jacksonville University shut down their program. Now he's heading to paradise to play ball.

Tigers honored, snubbed by SIAC All-Conference Awards

Despite going unbeaten in conference play and winning the SIAC East, the Savannah State feels snubbed by the SIAC.

Eagles set program attendance record, fall to UND on Kids’ Day

Georgia Southern women's basketball team sets a new program attendance record Wednesday.

Friday’s state football playoff matchups

The state football playoffs continue this weekend in Georgia and South Carolina. Find out where your favorite team will be.

Area student-athletes ink NLIs on Early Signing Day

Area student-athletes make it official with their colleges on Early Signing Day.

Next week’s state football playoff matchups

The state playoffs begin in Georgia Friday, and continue in South Carolina.

Plenty to be excited for with SCCPSS hoops

SCCPSS basketball coaches spent part of their Wednesday speaking at Media Day in Savannah.

  Kicking Cancer: SEB’s Jones doing more than scoring

Southeast Bulloch junior kicker Jonah Jones is using his talents for more than just field goals this season.

Islands hit with forfeitures, fines after appeal denied

The Sharks will be forced to forfeit four games and pay nearly $4,000 in fines.

Fisk is Sun Belt Male Athlete of the Year

Steven Fisk keeps adding more awards to his resume, this time as the first Eagle ever to be named the Sun Belt Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

Eagle baseball releases 2020 schedule

The Georgia Southern baseball team released the team's 2020 schedule Tuesday.

Adrian Peterson elected to GA Sports Hall of Fame

Georgia Southern legend Adrian Peterson will be the third Eagle ever inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Jeff Davis star Kirby commits to Murray State

Jeff Davis star basketball star Ja'Queze Kirby has committed to Murray State.

  Legendary Vidalia coach Chunk Reid dies

No coach in Georgia high school girls basketball history has as many victories as Chunk Reid's 881. Reid retired in 2017 after 50 years coaching the Indians.

Fisk falls in U.S. Amateur Round of 32; Walker Cup likely next

Former Georgia Southern great Steven Fisk won't win the U.S. Amateur Championship, but he's likely heading to represent his country in the Walker Cup.

Beaufort’s Anderson earns way back to PGA Tour

Beaufort's Mark Anderson is back on the PGA Tour after a solid year on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Werts returns to practice for Eagles

Georgia Southern QB Shai Werts was back at practice Sunday. The athletic department says he passed a drug test, and is allowed to resume activities with the team.

Braves bolster bullpen at trade deadline

The Atlanta Braves add to their bullpen for the stretch run, adding three relievers including an All-Star closer.

  Bananas win 7th straight, burn Bacon

Savannah gets a pair of homers from Gabe Howell, including a two-run go-ahead blast in the 8th.

Carr heads to Calvary Day as new head softball coach

Christian Carr will take over the softball program at Calvary after leading Battery Creek to a state title last season. He'll take over for Sherry Griffin, who is stepping down after 16 seasons at the helm.

Gillum is Bananas’ winningest head coach in franchise history

The Bananas won their fifth league game in a row, and made head coach Tyler Gillum the winningest coach in franchise history.

  Peterson gets down to fundamentals in Richmond Hill

Georgia Southern legend Adrian Peterson broke it all the way down for youth athletes in Richmond Hill this week. He also gave his thoughts on the Eagles' preseason camp.

  Bringing the Reginade to Grayson Stadium

Reginald Horton does a little bit of everything for the Savannah Bananas, including bringing the joy to Grayson Stadium.

Kids and Pros Camp returns to Savannah

A youth football camp designed to teach the fundamentals towards young players hit the Savannah area this week.

Bananas rained out again; game won’t be made up

Savannah jumped out to a 5-2 lead after three innings, but a lengthy rain delay forced the game to be cancelled.

Wilcox tears ACL at Falcons camp; Team signs former MCA star Bailey

A pair of former southeast Georgia football stars make major news at the first day of training camp for the Atlanta Falcons.

  Eagles talk 2019 at Sun Belt Media Day

Georgia Southern discussed their 2018 turnaround and the 2019 season outlook at Sun Belt Media Day.

  Coastal Georgia track “family” headed to Junior Olympics

The Coastal Georgia Track Team is headed to the AAU Junior Olympics, where they'll have their entire family in their corner.

  Eagles picked 3rd in East; Vildor is preseason defensive player of the year

CB Kindle Vildor is the Sun Belt preseason defensive player of the year, but the Eagles are picked to finish 3rd in the East Division.

Dawgs hope to “do more” in 2019

Much of Georgia's time at SEC Media Days was explaining how they plan to take the next step in 2019.

Bananas outlast RedWolves in 13-inning affair

The Savannah Bananas needed 13 innings, but they got a win in the end.