LOCAL

Rockdale wrestlers fifth at Alexander

DOUGLASVILLE - The Rockdale wrestling team had a solid showing over the weekend, placing fifth out of 16 teams at the Alexander Invitational.

Luis Ponce took first place in his weight class, while Jake Morris took second.

Other wrestlers placing well in their respective weight classes included John Collins (third), Jimmy Brown (third), Miseal Najera (fourth), Ahmed Burton (fourth), Kafuba Donzon (fourth) and Rashaud Ferrell (fifth).

Alcovy squads swept by St. Pius

ATLANTA - The Alcovy basketball squads dropped two games Saturday against host St. Pius.

The Tigers (4-6) lost to the Golden Lions 56-46 while the Lady Bulldogs (0-11) were no match for the Lady Golden Lions, losing 74-12.

"We played well but they were making the shots," Alcovy boys coach Eugene Brown said. "They made their shots and we missed shots, that was the difference. We played their type of basketball."

In the girls game, the Lady Tigers failed to score in the first quarter, and by halftime, the Lady Golden Lions had a 45-point advantage.

Rockdale swimmers take third at meet

SUWANEE - Rockdale's swim teams ran into some tough competition Saturday in a tri-meet with Norcross and Duluth, finishing third overall.

Norcross placed first on the boy's side with 263 points. Duluth took second with 248 and Rockdale took third with 84.

On the girl's side, Duluth took the top spot with 252 points. Norcross placed second with 239 and Rockdale took third with 133.

Despite being outmatched by Duluth and Norcross, Rockdale did have few solid individual performances.

Lauren Troxler finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (27.03 seconds) and in the 100 backstroke (1:07.66). Miranda Wright finished first in the 500 freestyle (6:22.10).

Indian Creek wrestlers win Ray Davis

CONYERS - The Indian Creek wrestling team won the Ray Davis Middle School Invitational on Saturday.

The Panthers won with 195 points. Trailing Indian Creek were Adairsville (174), Collins Hill (170), Ola (150) and Union Grove (149).

Individual tournament champions for Indian Creek were Tyler Bailey (80-pound weight class), Sage Allen (140), Jarrod Rickman (140) and Mark Smith (171).

NATIONAL

Suit against NASCAR thrown out by judge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal judge on Monday dismissed an antitrust lawsuit filed against NASCAR by a Kentucky track that was left off its premier racing circuit.

Kentucky Speedway alleged that NASCAR had conspired to leave the Sparta track and others out of the Sprint Cup - formerly known as the Nextel Cup - series despite their superior amenities.