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Riptides send eight to short course meet

The Rockdale Riptides swim team: Front Row (L to R): Emma Brock, Corey Kidd, Payton Morrison Back Row (L to R): Thien-An Maynard, Sarah Riley, Delaney Willette, Keller White Not Pictured: Brittany Major. Special photo.

The Rockdale Riptides swim team: Front Row (L to R): Emma Brock, Corey Kidd, Payton Morrison Back Row (L to R): Thien-An Maynard, Sarah Riley, Delaney Willette, Keller White Not Pictured: Brittany Major. Special photo.

The Rockdale Riptides swim team will once again be well-represented at the Georgia 14-Under Short Course Championships this weekend in Atlanta. The meet, which will take place at Georgia Tech’s aquatic Center, will begin today and run through Sunday.

Both Corey Kidd, a 10-year old, and nine-year old Payton Morrison qualified to swim in 12 events: the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 500-freestyle, 50-backstroke, 100-backstroke, 50-breaststroke, 100-breaststroke, 50-butterfly, 100-butterfly and both the 100 and 200-individual medleys.

Sarah Riley (12-years old) will compete in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 500-freestyle, 50-breaststroke, 50-butterfly, 100-butterfly, 200-butterfly and the 100, 200 and 400-individual medleys.

Ten-year old Emma Brock will swim in 10 events: 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 50-backstroke, 100-backstroke, 50-breaststroke, 100-breaststroke, 50-butterfly and the 100 and 200-individual medleys.

Thien-An Maynard (11), will swim in the 50-backstroke, 100-backstroke, 200-backstroke, 50-breaststroke, 100-breaststroke, 200-breaststroke and the 100, 200 and 400-individual medleys. Keller White, a 10-year old, will participate in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 500-freestyle, 50-backstroke and 100-backstroke. Brittany Major (13) will swim in the 50-freestyle.

Delaney Willette, a 13-year old, fractured her foot and will not compete this weekend. Before the injury, Willette qualified for eight events.

Pair of one-run wins on diamond for Rockdale, Newton

The high school baseball season is underway and two pairs of rivals got together Wednesday. Zach Walker got the victory and Jeff Sweat picked up the save in Rockdale’s 3-2 victory over Salem. The Bulldogs moved to 2-0 for the week after nipping Tucker 7-5 Monday. For Salem, which was playing its season opener, top prospect Jordan Scott was a triple short of the cycle and drove in two runs.

In another rivalry game, Newton knocked off Eastside 3-2. The Rams snapped a 2-2 tie without the benefit of a hit, scoring the eventual winning run in the sixth inning on three hit batsmen and an Eastside error against Eastside’s freshman reliever Josh Sims.

“We worked on getting some game experience for the majority of our roster (Wednesday) and saw a lot to be positive about,” said Eastside coach Jon Ayres.