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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

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Pats knock off Rockdale on hardwood

Big three comes up huge for Rockdale boys in nightcap

Wins against county rivals are starting to become a regular occurrence for the Heritage girls basketball team.

Richardson paces MSU in win over rival

Breanna Richardson and Mississippi State survived a bitter rival on the road Thursday as the Rockdale High School graduate scored a team-high 16 points in a 64-62 victory over Mississippi.

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Hawks roll past Indiana to 14th straight win

Tie club record for consecutive victories

As each day passes, the current season for the Atlanta Hawks is looking like a better version of one that happened 21 years ago.

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Caldwell leads Pats to win over Salem

Win snaps five-game skid in series

A drought that had lasted more than two years came to an end Tuesday in Conyers.

Hawks win 13th straight

The Atlanta Hawks keep getting important contributions from both starters and reserves and keep right on winning.

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Jordan, Brown too much for Seminoles

Tarver leads ‘Noles past Rockdale girls

Things didn’t go well for Rockdale Friday against Tucker, but a day later, the Conyers school got back to its winning ways.

Ware, GSU handle UTA in Sun Belt play

Kevin Ware and his Georgia State teammates seem to have gotten past a tough stretch.

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Jackets drop another tight game to Irish

Jerian Grant had eight of his team-high 12 points in the second half and Notre Dame edged Georgia Tech 62-59 Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion.

Samuel helps ‘Noles snap region losing spell

Salem had dropped four consecutive Region 8-AAAAA games coming into Tuesday’s home game, but Austin Samuel made sure that losing spell came to an end.

Ferrell, Brown send Bulldogs to 7th straight

Conner Ferrell saved the Rockdale boys basketball team at the end of regulation, Dwayne Brown did the honors in overtime and as a result, the Bulldogs kept rolling along.

Heritage girls snap eight-game skid against Rockdale

Jordan, Ferrell lead Rockdale boys to win in nightcap

Once the Heritage girls basketball team grabbed the lead Saturday they never gave it up.

Teague, Hawks win sixth straight

Another top Western Conference team on the schedule, another victory for the surging Atlanta Hawks.

Hodges leads Alcovy girls past Rockdale

Rockdale boys roll in nightcap

A pair of long runs and plenty of Tierra Hodges was more than enough for the Alcovy girls basketball team Tuesday.

Rockdale grad helps MSU continue best start in school history

The No. 14 Mississippi State womens basketball team remained unbeaten on Sunday.

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Texas State upends GSU in double-OT thriller

Emani Gant was fairly quiet through regulation, but once a pair of overtime sessions began, Texas State’s leading scorer came alive.

Ware celebrates birthday in style, leads GSU past Little Rock

Conyers native turns 22, then drops 21 on Trojans

It was a very happy birthday for Kevin Ware.

Rockdale boys win Hart County tournament

Things are starting to come together for the Rockdale boys basketball team.

MVP Davis leads Tech to title

Kaela Davis took over the first half, Zaire O’Neil the second, and Georgia Tech captured a tournament championship.

Salem girls win first two in holiday tourney

The Salem girls basketball team is one win away from a tournament championship.

Rockdale grad plays final collegiate game, NFL Draft next

Grady Jarrett capped an excellent collegiate career in style on Monday.

Tech women knock off Lipscomb

Louisiana Tech beats Harvard, to play Yellow Jackets for title

Kaela Davis scored 21 of her 28 points in the second half and Georgia Tech opened its holiday tournament with a 71-53 victory over Lipscomb at McCamish Pavilion.

Tarver, Mitchell star in ‘Noles tourney-opening win

On Saturday, the state of Florida was able to get a glimpse of just how special is the dynamic senior duo of Shay Tarver and Ayanna Mitchell.

Rams open holiday tourney with win

It wasn’t easy, but the Newton boys basketball team got their holiday tournament off to a victorious start.

Bucks end Hawks’ win streak with 30-point drubbing

The Milwaukee Bucks came to Atlanta Friday night and put an emphatic end to the Atlanta Hawks’ winning streak.

Crawford, Clips knock off Golden State

With about nine minutes to play in Thursday’s game, the Los Angeles Clippers held just a four-point lead over the NBA’s top team. A little over six minutes later, the Clippers were headed for a lopsided victory.

Sibert, Pierre pace Flyers in win over Tech

Jordan Sibert and Dyshawn Pierre lead Dayton in scoring and they showed why on Tuesday.

Newton grad Croone scores 1,000th career point

Stephen Croone reached a huge career milestone recently.

Hawks keep rolling, stop Mavs to complete 3-0 road trip

Dennis Schroder and the Atlanta Hawks completed a phenomenal road trip Monday.

Harrow leads GSU past Southern Miss

Ryan Harrow scored 27 points and the Georgia State basketball team celebrated being back on its home court with a 68-55 victory over Southern Miss Sunday at the GSU Sports Arena.

Salem girls, Gainesville boys win Saturday matinees

A huge third quarter allowed Gainesville to build a big lead, then the Red Elephants held off Salem, 65-58 in Region 8-AAAAA play Saturday afternoon.

Thompson, Eagles handle Croone’s Paladins

Stephen Croone got the better of Bernard Thompson on the stat sheet, but Thompson and his teammates won the battle on the scoreboard Friday.

GSU hangs on against Umass in holiday tourney

Georgia State had just enough to hold off Massachusetts Friday.

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Curry, Warriors squeak past Thunder

Russell Westbrook tried to rally Oklahoma City while its best player was out with an injury, but Stephen Curry and the NBA’s top team were just too much.

Davis’ career high leads Jackets

ATLANTA - Kaela Davis scored a career-high 33 points, including 6-of-13 shooting from three-point range as the Yellow Jackets defeated Alabama State 77-53 at McCamish Pavilion.

Big 4th leads Rockdale past Cedar

The Rockdale boys basketball team trailed by five points heading to the final period Tuesday in Athens, but that didn’t seem to matter to the Conyers school.

Tide roll past Pine Bluff in Tuesday matinee

The Alabama womens basketball team had an early tip-off on Tuesday, then put its defense to work to pick up a comfortable victory.

Bulldogs swim team finishes 2nd at invite

The Rockdale swim team traveled down South and had a strong showing recently.

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Yellow Jackets handle Appalachian State

After a disappointing home loss and a long layoff, the Georgia Tech mens basketball team got back on the winning track Monday.

Heritage survives Lanier, wins 4th straight

With about six minutes to play in Friday’s game against Lanier, Heritage looked on its way to a seemingly-comfortable victory. But an 11-point lead nearly vanished before the Patriots hung on for a 63-62 victory in Region 8-AAAAA play.

Salem girls crush Apalachee again

The Salem girls basketball team bounced back just fine from its first league loss of the season.

Heritage gets first win in OT thriller

Camille Saunders and Asia Caldwell had led the Heritage basketball team through the first four quarters of Friday’s game, so it was only fitting that the duo carried the Patriots to a victory in overtime.

Williams helps Crimson Tide knock off Nebraska

Ashley Williams and the Alabama womens basketball team are off to a great start, punctuated by a thrilling recent victory.

Tucker too much for Rockdale in doubleheader sweep on hardwood

Mariya Trimble and the defending state champions took the lead early in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game and never again gave it up.

Salem girls, Newton boys win Saturday

The basketball teams from Salem and Newton split a Saturday doubleheader in Conyers.

MVP Sims, Henry leads ‘Bama to 24th SEC title

Alabama left little doubt not only which was the top team in the Southeastern Conference, but where the league’s champion will be headed once the postseason pairings are announced Sunday.

Salem moves to 2-0 in league play with rout of Lanier

In Salem’s first Region 8-AAAAA contest against Winder-Barrow earlier in the week, it took a Paris Scott 3-pointer with four and a half seconds left to help the Seminoles escape with a one-point win. Things weren’t nearly as close in game No. 2.

Heritage puts eight on all Region 8 softball teams

As is a regular occurrence each fall, there were plenty of Heritage Patriots on the all-Region 8-AAAAA softball teams.

Tech hangs on to top Northwestern

Josh Heath came off the bench to score 12 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting night and added five assists as Georgia Tech defeated Northwestern 66-58 Wednesday in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge at Welsh

Salem sweeps Winder in region 8 openers

There are high hopes for the Salem basketball teams in Region 8-AAAAA this season and Tuesday against Winder-Barrow things got off to a great start.

Croone, Paladins fall to Liberty

A year ago, Stephen Croone had one of his finest nights as a collegiate as Furman defeated Liberty. In the rematch Monday, Croone and his teammates struggled and his counterpart in the back court instead set a new career high.