With another conference title hanging in the balance, a pair of guards delivered in a big way for Tennessee.
The Heritage boys soccer team had an excellent week, capped by a 4-2 victory over Habersham Central Saturday at Evans Memorial Stadium.
Ayanna Mitchell continued to add to a memorable high school career with a state-wide honor Saturday.
With 8 1/2 minutes to play in Friday’s quarterfinal of the SEC Tournament, the double-digit seed must’ve been feeling pretty good, leading the No. 2 seed by four points. But that’s about where the game turned in the favor of one of the conference’s finest teams.
The South Carolina womens basketball team had been victorious in 10 consecutive games before a loss at Tennessee in the regular season finale. Friday in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, the Gamecocks looked more than capable of starting a brand-new streak.
It seems as if ordered has been restored with the Heritage girls soccer team.
With shooting prowess and a defensive effort like they had Thursday, the LSU womens basketball team will be awfully tough to beat in March.
Mississippi State nearly came all the way back to win its second round game against Florida, but the Gators had just enough to hang on.
The Georgia womens basketball team slumped through the first seven minutes of Thursday’s Southeastern Conference Tournament first-round game. But the rest of the first half proved to be all the No. 9 seed Bulldogs would need to advance.
The Rockdale boys soccer team is off to a 4-2 start, thanks in large part to the play of Shad-I Dawkins.
On the eve of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Alabama’s Ashley Williams and Breanna Richardson of Mississippi State were both honored by the league as all-freshmen selections Tuesday.
The Rockdale baseball team had just enough to hold off Newton Tuesday.
Conference tournament season is here for two local womens basketball teams and three former area athletes.
Rockdale’s tennis teams fared well last weekend at the 16-school Peachtree City Invitational, with the girls finishing as tournament runner-up and the boys placing third.
MeQuilla Franklin and the Georgia State softball team polished off a successful weekend Sunday.
Boston College used two big innings to end a long losing streak against Georgia Tech on the softball field.
The last time the Heritage girls were on the soccer field, they suffered an uncharacteristicly-lopsided defeat. The Patriots didn’t take too long to get back in the win column.
A loss to Rockdale Friday night would’ve been the third straight for the Heritage baseball team against its county rival. Domenic Bazzani used his arm and his bat to make sure that wouldn’t happen.
Only one team was going to make a brand-new kind of history in Thursday’s game between Salem and Tucker. And with the way the hosts were playing defense, it was just a matter of time before Tucker was adding a page to the record books.
Before they headed south for the weekend, the Georgia State softball team split a pair of games with in-state rival Mercer Wednesday.
A new era has begun at Heritage High School as Wendell Early was named the school’s ninth head football coach.
The youth of the Heritage boys soccer team was on display Tuesday.
The Salem girls basketball team was down for nearly the entirety of the first three quarters Monday in the Class AAAAA second round. But once the Conyers school got the lead, it never trailed again.
The Georgia State softball team had a tough time figuring out Kylie Kleinschmidt Sunday.
When the Maryland womens basketball shares the ball and scores inside like it did Sunday, the Terps are awfully difficult to beat.
Alonzo Allen did it again.
With just over two minutes to play in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Class AAAA first-round game against Marist, it looked like the Eastside girls were setting themselves up for a comeback victory. But after a 3-pointer from Deshantra Kelly with 2:17 to go, the Eagles didn’t score again in a 56-51 defeat.
Shay Tarver scored 17 points in her first full-time action since suffering an injury three days ago and the Salem girls basketball team defeated Mays 62-46 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.
Through one quarter of play Friday in Covington, the North Cobb girls basketball team didn’t look much like a team that had hopes of returning to the state semifinals. But with outside shooting like it had over the final three quarters, the Warriors appear to be more than capable of getting back to the final four.
It’s state playoff time for nine county basketball teams as opening round games will be played in three classifications tonight and Saturday.
Salem boys have no trouble with Gainesville in 3rd place game
It was quite an anniversary for the Clarke Central girls basketball team Wednesday.
The Salem boys never trailed and overwhelmed Gainesville 67-50 in the third-place game of the Region 8-AAAAA Tournament Wednesday at Loganville High School.
The Salem girls basketball team wasn’t at full strength or at its best Tuesday, but the defending league champions just kept right on winning anyway.
Kamar Baldwin had been relatively quiet after one half of Tuesday’s Region 8-AAAAA quarterfinal game. But in the second half, the Apalachee guard made plenty of noise.
The Salem girls basketball team spent the regular season proving on a nightly basis it was the finest team in Region 8-AAAAA. The start of the postseason didn’t change that fact much at all.
Both Heritage head coach Vernon Denmark and Salem head man Noah Harrell believed the Seminoles were much better than their No. 7 seed suggested heading into the Region 8-AAAAA Tournament. Thanks to a dominant effort by its defense in the fourth quarter, Salem proved it.
If the Georgia State softball team is going to be successful in 2014, MeQuilla Franklin and Callie Alford figure to play a prominent role. The former area duo got off to a great start last weekend.
For the second time in 14 days, winter weather postponed area high school basketball games.
The Georgia Tech softball team is looking for a new ace in 2014. They may have found one in Kylie Kleinschmidt.
Virginia’s highly-rated defense didn’t look it self in the first half of Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech. The second half, and in particular the final 10 minutes, were a different story.
It had been a long time since the Salem girls basketball team had been truly tested when Gainesville came to Conyers Friday. After a tense first 3 1/2 quarters, the Seminoles ultimately passed the test.
In a frantic Atlantic Coast Conference game full of exciting freshmen, a senior stole the show in the calmest way possible.
It was a big day for a pair of Heritage soccer players.
Rockdale got 14 points and 10 rebounds from Darryl Tucker and eight of Conner Ferrell’s 12 points in the fourth quarter to hang on for a 62-56 victory over Alcovy Tuesday at Stroud Gymnasium.
Rockdale didn’t shoot the ball particularly well from the field Tuesday against Alcovy, so the Bulldogs instead polished off a league win from the free throw line.
Kaela Davis had a career-high 31 points, including the last of her 12 field goals on a go-ahead jumper in overtime. But Clemson’s Nikki Dixon had the game’s final basket.
Marcus Paige was North Carolina’s leading scorer coming into Wednesday’s game against Georgia Tech, but had just two points at halftime. Paige was perfect in the second half.
The lingering affects of a winter storm that hit Georgia Tuesday forced the cancellation of local rivalry games in Rockdale County for the second time.
Markeisha Gatling converts a higher percentage of attempted shots than any other womens college basketball player in the country, so it might’ve seemed strange to see the N.C. State senior scoreless and without an attempted shot through 20 minutes of Sunday’s game against Georgia Tech. Gatling was more herself in the second half.
As the quartet of Ayanna Mitchell, Jennifer Tindi, Taylor King and Shay Tarver goes so go the Salem girls basketball team. In perhaps no other game was that on display than Friday against Clarke Central.