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Ford hired as new Effingham Co. head football coach

Former Roswell and Buford head coach John Ford has been hired as the new Effingham County head football coach.

Dawgs rally for Peach Bowl victory

Pierce County claims 1st state football title

  End Zone scores for Friday, Dec. 18

2021 Savannah Hockey Classic canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

  Eagles to the Big Easy: GA Southern to play in New Orleans Bowl

  GHSA state football playoff scores for Friday, Dec. 11

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SSU set to return to athletic competition, releases hoops schedules

  Friday’s second round playoff scores and highlights

  GHSA Football Playoffs scores for Friday, Dec. 4

GHSA second round playoff matchups set

DeBesse out as Georgia Southern offensive coordinator

Saturday’s high school football playoff scores

  Friday’s high school football playoff scores and highlights

Some of southeast Georgia's top teams rolled to easy first round wins, while others survived and advanced.

Eagles open Burg era with a victory

Brian Burg's coaching debut is a successful one, as Georgia Southern opened the 2020-21 season with a victory.

Area GHSA football first round playoff matchups

The GHSA state football playoffs begin Friday and continue on Saturday.

New-look Eagles make season debut Wednesday

The Georgia Southern men's basketball team tips off the 2020-2021 season Wednesday with a new head coach and an almost entirely new roster.

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Nov. 20

New Hampstead, SE Bulloch close regular season with Thursday night wins

Tigers wrap up fall practice, look ahead to spring season

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

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Nov. 13

Holder stepping down at Effingham Co. after season

Eagles confirm torn ACL for King, out for season

Georgia Southern will be without leading rusher J.D. King for the remainder of the year, after King tore his ACL against Troy.

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Nov. 6

High school football games in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Hilton Head wins state volleyball title

A LowCountry volleyball team is a state champion after winning in Irmo Thursday night.

Savannah St., SIAC announce return to play plans for 2021

Savannah State athletics will return to action in 2021 with men's and women's basketball and spring sports. The school says football scrimmages are also being planned.

Seahawks advance to SCHSL state volleyball title game

Hilton Head Island dropped the first set but rallied back to take the next three and the Lower State Title.

Smart offers update on LeCounte’s health

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart says LeCounte has been moved from an ICU to a regular recovery room

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Oct. 30

High school football games in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

  Bryan Co. softball team sent off in style

The Bryan County softball team is sent to Columbus for the state championships in style.

Wednesday’s GHSA Elite Eight volleyball scores

Several area volleyball teams competed for spots in the GHSA Final Four Wednesday night.

May River claims SCHSL girls’ golf title

May River pulled away for the Class 4A state girls' golf title Tuesday on Hilton Head Island.

Area teams advance to softball Final Four; Tuesday’s Elite Eight scores

Vidalia, Bryan County, and Emanuel Co. Institute punched their tickets to the state softball final four, while a few other area teams can do so Wednesday.

Frazier honored by L.A. Rams on Monday Night Football

A Savannah State football player sees his wish granted during Monday Night Football

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Oct. 23

High school football games in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Thursday’s high school football scores

This week's high school football action began on Thursday night with three games.

Hilton Head Island High Varsity Football team quarantining after positive COVID-19 cases

Hilton Head High’s Varsity Football team will quarantine for two weeks after a player tested positive for COVID-19, the school board said in a letter sent to parents on Wednesday.

Eagles hold 36-hole lead at Bash in the Boro

Georgia Southern jumps out to a lead in the Bash in the Boro.

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Oct. 16

High school football games in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

Beach’s Phillips recovering after stroke

Beach head football coach Corey Phillips is recovering after suffering a stroke before last week's game. His family says they are encouraged by his recovery so far.

Eagles expect hungry opponent in UMass

Georgia Southern is getting ready to play an opponent with no other games on their schedule. The Eagles say they must be prepared for UMass to be hungry in their first game of the year.

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Oct. 9

High school football games in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020:

Islands, Jenkins earn dominant Thursday night wins

Both Islands and Jenkins picked up wins Thursday night.

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Oct. 2

High school football games in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

McCarthy excited, confident in return to Savannah as champ

Defending Savannah Golf Champion Dan McCarthy returns to The Landings this week with good memories and confidence in his game.

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Sept. 25

High school football games in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.

  Savannah soccer standout DeLoach commits to Clemson

Savannah soccer standout Tristan DeLoach says he will play his college soccer with one of the sports' top programs.

  End Zone: High school football scores for Friday, Sept. 18

High school football games in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

Eagles rally to avoid Campbell upset bid

Georgia Southern trailed FCS foe Campbell by 14 in the second half, but rallied for a 27-20 win

Area football games impacted by COVID-19

A few area high school football games have been canceled or pushed back because of COVID-19 concerns.

Darlington Raceway Names Backstretch Suites the Jimmie Johnson Champions Club

The Track Too Tough to Tame Honors Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion & Three-Time Darlington Winner

Bulloch Academy blows out Country Day to open 2020 season

Bulloch Academy opened the 2020 high school football season in southeast Georgia with a blowout victory.

SSU’s Broadnax remembers late coach John Thompson

Savannah State men's basketball coach Horace Broadnax played for John Thompson at Georgetown University, winning a national title in 1984. Thompson died at 78 years old Monday.

SCISA football scores from 08-28-20

Five area SCISA football teams kicked off their regular seasons Friday night.

Rebels ready for Friday’s SCISA kickoff

Thomas Heyward Academy and four other area Low Country football teams will kick off their regular seasons Friday night.

  Wildcats aim to build on historic 2019

Richmond Hill hopes to build on their historic 2019 season with a strong 2020 campaign.

LeCounte named to preseason AP All-American First Team

Liberty County native Richard LeCounte has been named to the AP All-American team.

Eagles picked to finish 2nd in SBC East; five named all-conference

The Eagles were picked to finish second in the Sun Belt east division, while five players were named to the preseason all-conference team.

Georgia Southern announces Paulson Stadium game day changes

Georgia Southern will limit fan capacity at Paulson Stadium to 25 percent to start the season.

Bananas set for Breakfast Bowl series

The Bananas will take on the rival Bacon in a nine-game exhibition series called the Breakfast Bowl.

GHSA holding onto Sept. 4 start date for football

The Georgia High School Association says the September 4 start date for high school football is still on, but changes could still be coming.

Eagles add road tilt with Army to 2020 schedule

The Eagles and Black Knights will meet for the first time in November. The game will replace Southern's canceled contest at Ole Miss.

  Eagles’ Howard talks COVID-19 experience

Georgia Southern head women's basketball coach Anita Howard tells WTOC about her experience battling COVID-19.

  BC’s Holton ready for All-American experience

Benedictine star Carter Holton will play in the Perfect Game All-American Classic next month.

Longtime Statesboro basketball coach Lee Hill passes away

Lee Hill led the Blue Devils to more than 800 victories and a state championship game. Statesboro High home games have been played on Lee Hill Court since 2016.

Georgia Southern loses game with SEC going conference-only

Georgia Southern's scheduled contest with Ole Miss this November is now off as the SEC will play a conference-only football slate.

Tormenta FC earns draw on short rest

Tormenta FC's second game in four days ends in another draw.

NAIA postpones most fall sport championships to 2021

The NAIA will push back fall championship events in men's and women's soccer, cross country, and women's volleyball to the spring of 2021.

Excitement, caution on first day of GHSA football practice

GHSA football teams begin practice around the state on Monday.

Fripp, Saxton claim Savannah City Junior titles

The girls' open title was decided in a sudden death playoff, while the defending boys' open champ staged a late rally to make it two in a row.

Cokley hoping to lead team to The Basketball Tournament title

Former Savannah High Blue Jacket Chris Cokley is three wins away from winning his share of a million dollars. But his journey through a quarantined hoops tournament hasn't been normal.

  SSU talks fall sports suspension, hopeful to play in spring

Savannah State says they will stand with the SIAC's decision to suspend fall sports with the hope of playing in the spring. But the Tigers will also explore other options if those spring seasons won't happen.

UPDATE: Savannah State University suspends fall sports

The conference says it is assessing the chance of playing sports, including football, in the spring.

Jackets’ Glass named to GA Dugout Club Hall of Fame

Paul Glass has led the Jeff Davis baseball program to more than 400 wins and two state titles during his tenure. For some reason, Glass is still shocked he's been named to the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame.

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

Georgia Southern senior defensive end Raymond Johnson III will be the first Eagle football player to wear #0.

Tormenta FC ready to play with fans

Tormenta FC will kick off their modified 2020 season next weekend, and the team will play this season with a limited number of fans in the stands.

Sources: SSU looking to replace Morehouse on football schedule

Morehouse is the second opponent Savannah State must replace on the 2020 football schedule.

Jenkins QB Blake commits to UT-Martin

Jenkins star quarterback Patrick Blake makes his college choice known before his senior season with the Warriors.

USCB offering free admission to fall sporting events

USCB will be letting fans in free to watch the Sand Sharks compete this fall.

GSGA Junior, Girls champions crowned in Savannah

The Georgia State Golf Association crowned new Girls and Junior Champions Wednesday in Savannah.