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Rockdale tennis rolls into region tournament

CONYERS -- The Rockdale tennis teams enter the region tournament on a roll, thanks to wins in Wednesday's regular season finales.. The girls got a 12-10 victory by No. 2 singles player Ciara Chesser in a third-set tiebreaker to outlast Union Grove 3-2 at the Rockdale Tennis Center. Union

Newton boys, girls blank Monticello tennis

COVINGTON -- Newton's tennis team is heading into the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament on a high note after the boys and girls teams blanked Monticello 5-0 on Wednesday.. "We have now won two straight (matches) headed into region, so hopefully, we have a little confidence going into next week,"

Newton stumbles in 13-2 loss

COVINGTON -- Errors, walks and the inability to handle the bunt, along with not being able to hit the ball, put Newton's playoff seeding on shaky ground after losing to Lovejoy 13-2 in five innings on Tuesday.. "We're still in third place," Newton head coach Vince Byams said. "Lovejoy

Rockdale tennis rolls past Ola

The Rockdale tennis teams hadn't played since March 27 before facing Ola on Tuesday, but apparently the Bulldogs didn't need to shake off any rust.. Rockdale, which has already clinched the top seed for next week's Region 2-AAAAAA tournament, lost just one match in a 5-0 girls win and

PREP ROUNDUP: Salem boys soccer plays to a draw

CONYERS -- The Salem boys soccer team finished in a 1-1 tie with Luella in non-region play Tuesday.. Cristian Colin scored for Salem, which bounced back from a loss to rival Heritage and improved to 7-4-1.. In the opener, the Luella girls cruised to an 8-0 victory as Salem

Heritage boys extend unbeaten streak to 10 games

MCDONOUGH -- Austin Kulp scored a pair goals, and the Heritage boys soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 8-0-2 with a 2-1 victory over Union Grove in non-region play Monday.. The Class AAAAA No. 8 Patriots, who moved to 11-1-2, last lost March 1 against Clarke Central. Since

Eastside handed second loss of season

JACKSON -- Eastside's baseball team was unable to get any runs across in the second meeting against Jackson as the Red Devils defeated the Eagles 1-0 Monday.. Following a quiet first inning, the Eagles (16-2, 8-0 Region 8-AAAA) put their leadoff batter aboard in the second inning with a

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Salem wins first region game

CONYERS -- The long region losing streak for the Salem baseball team is over, and to do it, the Seminoles got a dominant pitching performance. Jason Howell and Ryan Read combined on a one-hitter and Salem won its first Region 8-AAAAA game 3-0 over Apalachee.

Soccer playoff spots filling up fast

COVINGTON -- All six boys teams and three girls team are still in the hunt for the state soccer playoffs with fewer than four games left in region play.. The Alcovy and Heritage boys teams are almost guaranteed to make it to the playoffs, while Newton, Rockdale, Salem and Eastside

Heritage knocks off Salem for second time in three days

Wednesday against Salem, the Heritage baseball team had to erase a five-run deficit and needed two runs in the sixth inning to pull out a victory. Facing their crosstown rival again Friday, the Patriots, thanks to Matt Studdard and Domenic Bazzani, had a much easier time.

Rockdale rolls past Clarke on the diamond

The last time the Rockdale baseball team played on its home field, region rival Newton’s offense exploded for 12 runs. Back at home again Monday facing a former region foe, the Bulldogs’ bats were the main attraction.

Rams improve despite loss to Luella

COVINGTON -- Winning was not the goal in Newton's golf match against Luella at The Oaks Course on Thursday.. Even though the team got swept by Luella -- the boys losing 184-233 and the girls falling 171-178 -- some of the players improved as individuals.. "As always, we're playing to

Seventh-inning comeback keeps Eastside perfect in region

LOGANVILLE -- Three runs in the top of the seventh inning turned Eastside's fate around as the Eagles won five straight Region 8-AAAA games with a 9-7 win over Walnut Grove on Wednesday.. "This team is not going to lie down when we're behind. We're going to play hard

PREP ROUNDUP: Rockdale baseball snaps long skid against Heritage

CONYERS -- A long losing streak to a county rival came to an end Wednesday for the Rockdale baseball team. Malachi Eskin had a walk-off RBI single to cap a six-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting the Bulldogs to a 7-6 victory over Heritage

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Salem’s Mitchell signs with Kentucky Wesleyan

Salem football player Ahmad Mitchell recently signed an athletic scholarship with Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Ky.