DOUGLASVILLE -- The Rockdale Post 77 American Legion baseball team made an early statement in the POW/MIA Tournament.. Jake Wright had four hits, Keith Buckhault added three and Post 77 cruised to a 16-4 victory in five innings over Peachtree City Post 50 on Friday. Eric Smith tossed a
The Citizen's all-area soccer team.
A trio of former Rockdale County athletes competed in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., this past weekend.. Salem graduate Kentrell White, a redshirt-freshman at Kennesaw State, was part of Owls' 400-relay team, along with senior Cynthia Davis, sophomore Alicia Whittle and freshman Hannah
LAWRENCEVILLE -- For all intents and purposes, the Rochester Red Wings had clinched the four-game series with the Gwinnett Braves before the top of the first inning had concluded Friday.. Rochester scored seven times in the opening half inning and cruised to a 11-0 victory in International League play
The Rockdale tennis program had another phenomenal season, and as a result, the Citizen's All-Area Team is packed with Bulldogs.. The Conyers school, which had each of its teams win region titles for the first time and play in the second round of the state tournament for the first
With the season on the line, Buck Farmer was just what the Georgia Tech baseball team needed. The senior from Conyers pitched six shutout innings and allowed just two singles as the Yellow Jackets defeated East Tennessee State 5-1 Saturday in an elimination game in the Nashville Regional.
CONYERS -- It was a tough year for the baseball teams at Heritage and Salem, but the county rivals still had a number of players named to the all-Region 8-AAAAA team.. Salem's Zach Bailey was the only area player to be named to the region's first team, joining
Conyers -- Ralph Denmark has been named the head boys basketball coach at Heritage High School, athletic director Chuck Landy confirmed Saturday.. Denmark had been the assistant on the boys basketball staff at Rockdale the last five seasons and helped lead the Bulldogs to the state championship game in 2011
After playing three games in three days at the ACC Tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Georgia Tech baseball team will have to play the waiting game when it comes to its future postseason fate.. The Yellow Jackets (34-25), who dropped their final two ACC Tournament games to Virginia
Dusty Isaacs came into his ACC Tournament start tied with two teammates for the most home runs allowed on the Georgia Tech pithing staff. Unfortunately for the underdog Yellow Jackets against No. 3 seed Virginia on Thursday, Isaacs took the lead all by himself.. The right-hander allowed five earned
Before he becomes a college graduate later this month, Zach Roddenberry grabbed one more honor. The former Salem basketball player and senior at Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) was recently the male recipient of the M.E. Berryhill Award winner.. The Berryhill Award is the highest award the Harding athletic department gives
Buck Farmer pitched well Wednesday in the ACC Tournament opener at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but heading into the top of the ninth was in line for a loss. Down to their last out, the Yellow Jackets' offense bailed out their ace pitcher.. The seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets were one
CONYERS -- It was another successful season for the Heritage soccer program, and that success was reflected on the recently announced all-Region 8-AAAAA teams.. Heritage, which had its girls team reach the first round of the state playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and its boys team reach
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
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 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.
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