Coral Gables-- Things didn't go quite as planned for Buck Farmer in his final regular season start Thursday in Coral Gables. The Rockdale graduate and senior at Georgia Tech allowed seven runs (five earned) in six innings pitched and was the losing pitcher in an 8-3 defeat at Miami in
ATLANTA -- Buck Farmer wasn't at his best Friday against one of the nation's top-hitting teams, but he was good enough to allow his team to pick up a big comeback victory.
ALBANY -- Morgan Hubbard is a state track and field champion. The standout at Heritage won the 300-meter hurdles at the Class AAAAA meet Saturday, outpacing Jones County's Victoria Dumas 43.84 to 44.59.
ATLANTA -- Buck Farmer was back to his old self last weekend. The Georgia Tech senior fired eight shutout innings in Tech's 4-2 win over Coastal Carolina.
CLARKSTON -- In a matter of minutes on Tuesday, the 2013 season came to an end for the Heritage boys soccer team. No. 7 Lakeside-DeKalb took advantage of a pair of misses by Heritage in penalty kicks.
JEFFERSON -- The Heritage boys track and field team made statewide headlines at last weekend's state track and field meet.
SHARPSBURG -- East Coweta provided plenty of reasons why it was ranked No. 1 heading into the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.
ACWORTH -- The defending state champions were a little too much for the Heritage girls soccer team Wednesday.. Class AAAAA No. 5 Allatoona, which won the state title in Class AAA last year, then jumped two levels during reclassification, erased a 1-0 first-half deficit by scoring three consecutive goals
DOUGLASVILLE --The Heritage boys soccer team is finally over the first round hump. Andre Deas and Jeffrey Lawson scored two goals each and the No. 3 seed Patriots went on the road and defeated Region 3 runner-up South Paulding 4-2 in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state
TRENTON, N.J. -- Tyler Austin, in his second season playing with the Double-A Trenton Thunder of the New York Yankees organization, seems to have broken out of an early-season hitting slump.. Though the Heritage High School graduate has raised his batting average to .253 (23-for-91) through
Clemson, S.C. -- It was a second consecutive disappointing start for Buck Farmer on Friday. The former Rockdale standout allowed eight runs (four earned) in 6 innings as Georgia Tech lost Game 1 of a doubleheader to Clemson 11-3.. Tech, the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champions which came into the
ATLANTA -- Buck Farmer hasn't had to bounce back from a bad start often in his Georgia Tech career, but such is the case tonight.. Farmer, the former Rockdale stand out, is coming off an outing against N.C. State where he allowed seven earned runs in just five innings pitched
GAINESVILLE -- The Heritage girls soccer team is one win from its first region championship in eight years.
MCDONOUGH -- Rockdale made it a clean sweep of Region 2-AAAAAA tennis Wednesday. The boys finished a perfect season in region play, defeating Alcovy 4-0 to win the first region championship in program history, a day after the Rockdale girls also accomplished the feat for the first time.
CONYERS -- Last week, the Heritage girls soccer team lost consecutive 1-0 road games to Union Grove and Parkview. But back inside the friendly confines of Evans Memorial Stadium and playing a region opponent Tuesday, the Patriots got back to their winning ways.
CONYERS -- Heritage baseball coach Jason Borcherding summed up Monday's win over Cedar Shoals, and a lot of what the sport of baseball is all about with a simple phrase: "It doesn't have to be pretty, just find a way."
DEMOREST -- Piedmont College's Josh Bailey was recently named a first-team all-USA South Conference member, one of six Lions to receive all-league honors.. Bailey, a former Salem standout and junior at Piedmont, had a .407 on-base percentage and hit .317 with team-highs in hits (40
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
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
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
DURHAM, N.C. -- Buck Farmer was once again dominant for Georgia Tech on Friday, but this time it wasn't enough. Farmer tossed a complete game, six-hitter and allowed just two earned runs, but Tech left 10 runners on base, six in scoring position, and Farmer lost his first game
MARIANNA, Fla. -- Cameron Gibson seems to be enjoying his new college baseball home. The former Salem standout in his first season at Chipola Junior College is leading the team in a number of offensive categories.
CONYERS -- Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday, it looked like the recent dominance Heritage had been enjoying over Salem would come to an end.. Salem led 5-0 and appeared destined to not only snap a long losing streak against its county rival, but pick up win
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Before heading south to Atlanta for this weekend's Final Four, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, Kevin Ware and his mother spoke at a press conference Wednesday about the Rockdale grad's horrific leg injury and his come back.. "I'm a very quiet guy so a lot of this is
CONYERS -- 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.
CONYERS -- The baseball teams from Heritage and Rockdale waited one more day to renew their rivalry. The scheduled non-region game at Rockdale was moved from Tuesday because of frigid conditions in the Conyers area and the crosstown rivals will play tonight at 5:30 p.m.. "It's just way too
DOUGLASVILLE -- The Rockdale boys continued their outstanding track and field season last weekend. Paced by four championships and four runner-up finishes, Rockdale won the second annual East Manchester Invitational.. Lawrence Crawford led the way in the track events with a title in the 100 meters (10.91). His teammates
CONYERS -- Mady Carter allowing two goals in a span of four minutes was as rare as it comes for the Heritage girls soccer team. But what Carter later pulled off during penalty kicks wasn't at all surprising.
The Newton girls tennis team nipped Luella 3-2 Thursday in Region 2-AAAAAA play.
There were plenty of successful area boys basketball teams in 2012-2013, and the leaders of those squads were rewarded with spots on the Citizen's All-Area team.. Eastside, a state playoff team in Class AAAA, had three players make the first team, while Salem, a Class AAAAA playoff team, had
The Rockdale tennis teams stayed unbeaten in region play by dominating local foe Alcovy on Wednesday, winning 5-0 in both girls and boys play.. The Bulldogs' top four singles players lost just two games as the top two girls players -- Summer Walker and Ciara Chesser -- each won 8-0
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Georgia Tech men's basketball team was no match for Boston College's freshman standout. Olivier Hanlan set an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament freshman record with 41 points and Boston College beat the Yellow Jackets 84-64 on Thursday in the first round at the Greensboro Coliseum.. Tech, the
With a perennial state playoff team like Heritage, sometimes a tie is more satisfying than a victory. Such was the case for Patriots coach Chad Suddeth after a 1-1 tie with North Oconee in nonregion play Tuesday.
CONYERS -- To end a losing streak against a county rival, Tyler Page was just what Rockdale needed. Page pitched a complete game and broke open a scoreless game with a run-scoring double in the sixth inning as the Bulldogs defeated Salem 3-2 in nonregion play Wednesday.
The Georgia Tech senior tossed six innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts in an 11-1 victory over Virginia Tech last weekend.
MOUNT AIRY -- It was a bounce-back day for the Heritage girls soccer team Saturday. Faith Shelton and Haley Wells each had a goal and assist, and the Patriots defeated Habersham Central 3-0.. Heritage, which had its five-game winning streak to start the season snapped with a Thursday
MACON -- Bernard Thompson and Florida Gulf Coast are going dancing. In the Atlantic Sun championship game for the second consecutive season, the No. 2 seed Eagles defeated top-seed Mercer, 88-75 Saturday to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.. Thompson, a
JONESBORO -- The Rockdale tennis teams made quite an impression on its new region foes Thursday. The Bulldogs dominated host Morrow, winning 5-0 in both boys and girls action in their first Region 2-AAAAAA matches.. Rockdale, having played in Region 8-AAAAA for years, moved up to the newly
LITHONIA -- So far in 2013, it's been difficult slowing down the Salem baseball team. Alex Fernatt and Garrett Needham each homered and the Seminoles made short work of Lithonia in a 17-0 win in four innings Friday.. Salem moved to 7-0, continuing the program's best start since the 2008
ATLANTA -- Last weekend against Rutgers, Buck Farmer allowed his first walk of the season. But, everything else went just fine for the Conyers native. The former Rockdale hurler continued his strong start to the 2013 season, firing six innings of seven-hit ball in Georgia Tech's 13-1 victory.. Farmer
CONYERS -- Rockdale had baserunners all evening against Salem starter Garrett Needham. But rarely did any of those runners touch the plate, allowing Needham and the Seminoles to keep up their recent dominance of their crosstown rivals.
CONYERS -- The Salem baseball team stayed perfect Monday. Reed Hill and Zach Bailey drove in three runs each and three pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Seminoles defeated Drew 10-3 in nonregion play.
ATLANTA -- It'll be tough to match his opening night effort, but Buck Farmer will give it a shot today. Farmer, the former Rockdale standout and senior ace for Georgia Tech, will start today's series opener against St. Johns at 4 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.. Farmer, a preseason All
CONYERS -- Ayana Mitchell had 29 points and 14 rebounds to lead a balanced offensive attack as the Salem girls overwhelmed Paulding County 74-40 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.. Salem, fresh off the program's first region title in eight years, will try to extend its
Conyers -- Heritage has its new head football coach. Mike Parris was hired as the eighth coach in school history Friday, athletic director Chuck Landy confirmed.. Parris replaces Chad Frazier, who accepted the athletic director/head football coach's job at Villa Rica in January.. Parris spent the last 17 seasons
WINDER -- It's becoming a regular occurrence for the Salem boys basketball team to qualify for the state tournament.
The Salem boys basketball team has now spent the last three Februarys making history. Dedrick Turner scored 19 points and Demyon Greenwood added 18 as Salem defeated Winder-Barrow, 64-57 in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament at Apalachee High School. The win secures a spot in the
TAMPA -- Tyler Austin's baseball life is about to get a whole lot more interesting.. Austin will begin his first spring training as a professional when the New York Yankees began full camp Feb. 17.
SEATTLE -- Deshaun Sunderhaus' promising 2012-13 season hit a bit of a snag recently. Sunderhaus, a redshirt freshman from Rockdale now at Seattle University, turned his ankle early in the Redhawks' win over San Jose State on Jan. 31 after playing just four minutes and missing his only field goal
FLOWERY BRANCH -- It was another disheartening loss for the Heritage boys basketball team Tuesday in Hall County.. Nick Wayne scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter, and Jaleel Bailey hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just more than a minute to play as Flowery Branch