Forsyth Central was held to just one hit in eight innings in game one Friday. Game two, the Region 7-AAAAA champions did a bit better at the plate.
The state baseball playoffs have begun for a quartet of local baseball teams, though each had to travel to play first-round games.
The Heritage girls soccer team had a 1-0 lead over Region 7 champion North Atlanta with 34 minutes left in Tuesday’s game. In a matter of moments, though, the host Warriors not only tied the game, but took the lead for good and went on to win 3-1 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state tournament.
A strong Hillgrove girls tennis team ended Rockdale’s season Monday.
The top of the Clemson batting order was too much for Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The Heritage soccer teams will open up play in the Class AAAAA state tournament next week.
The Rockdale girls tennis team is headed back to the Sweet 16.
In one wild inning Tuesday night, the Kennesaw State baseball team was able to pull ahead for good against its in-state rival.
Another successful season of Rockdale boys tennis came to an end Tuesday morning.
The Heritage baseball team fell 3-0 to Winder-Barrow in Region 8-AAAAA play on Monday.
Crawford signs with Mississippi State
The Newton boys tennis team is going to host a state playoff match for the first time in nearly a decade.
Salem snapped a five-year losing streak against its county rival in game one of Wednesday’s doubleheader. In the nightcap, Heritage got started on what it hopes to be a new one.
The Rockdale girls tennis team did it again.
Jonah Griswold and Daniel Rodriguez had a lot of fun on the pitch Monday.
The minor league baseball season is underway for a quartet of former area stand outs.
Jonathan Hughes came into Wednesday’s game at Salem with a Division 1 scholarship and several professional scouts watching from behind home plate. Kevin Barham hasn’t gotten to that point just yet, but the Salem sophomore out-pitched Hughes anyway.
Daniel Spingola said he was looking for a fast ball during his seventh-inning at bat Tuesday against Mercer. The Georgia Tech lead off man got one.
The Salem baseball team ended a long losing streak on Monday.
The Heritage boys track and field team had an enjoyable weekend, using 11 top-3 finishes to win the boys team event at the Bonnie Mattox Invitational at Monroe Area High School.
The Rockdale girls tennis team closed the regular season this week by handling a pair of Henry County teams.
Boys lose heartbreaker in nightcap
The Heritage girls soccer team showed its offensive capabilities on Tuesday night.
Calle Alford has had many accomplishments on the softball field, and Saturday she added one more: home run queen.
The Heritage girls soccer team made short, dominant work of its county rival on Friday.
The Jacksonville baseball team upset Baseball America No. 6 Central Florida 13-9 on Tuesday and a former local stand out had a lot to do with the big win.
One half-inning filled with a bit of everything was just enough for the Loganville baseball team on Wednesday.
It didn’t seem like anything was going right for either Apalachee or Salem in Monday’s Region 8-AAAAA baseball game, but Salem was the beneficiary of the final mistake of the night.
After nearly a month of tight road games, the Heritage boys soccer team returned home and finally got a little breathing room on Friday.
It was the Kaela Davis and Aaliyah Whiteside Show for Georgia Tech on Thursday.
It had been a difficult night for Kevin Barham until the bottom of the ninth rolled around.
A trio of Rockdale High School graduates will be participating in the mens and womens NCAA basketball tournaments, which start this week.
It was far from pretty, but Kevin Ware and the Georgia State mens basketball team are headed to the NCAA Tournament.
It was a fantastic showing for the Rockdale track and field last weekend as the boys and girls’ teams combined for an overall title at the Bulldog Classic Invitational at Twelve Oaks Stadium.
Though it’s only mid-March, Matt Studdard was in playoff form on Thursday.
The Rockdale tennis teams each won their second consecutive Region 2-AAAAAA match on Tuesday, besting Lovejoy in Conyers.
Nothing came easy for the Athens Christian baseball team on Tuesday, but late heroics at the plate and on the mound were enough for the Eagles to complete a season sweep of Rockdale.
Brianna Lawrence and the Tennessee State womens basketball team are going dancing.
Heritage boys also victorious over Winder
The Heritage girls soccer team has bounced back nicely from a recent loss.
The Georgia State basketball team was missing an important contributor when Ryan Harrow went out with an injury midway through the first half. But GSU still had R.J. Hunter, and as a result, the Panthers are still the regular season kings of the Sun Belt Conference.
Kyle Korver hadn’t done much of anything offensively for the Atlanta Hawks through three quarters and the first few moments of the fourth, but he hit two baskets during a key stretch to start the final period and all was forgotten.
One, final double play finished off the Georgia Tech baseball team on Friday.
The Alabama womens basketball team dropped its SEC Tournament opener and had it season come to a close Wednesday. But a former area stand out tried her best to extend the Crimson Tide’s season.
North Carolina is a candidate to not only advance pretty far in the ACC Tournament, but also pick up a few wins in the NCAA Tournament. Tuesday at Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels warmed up for the upcoming postseason.
The soccer teams at McIntosh High School each sit atop the Class AAAAA rankings and Heritage found out why on Friday.
The Salem baseball team has certainly enjoyed playing in the friendly confines of its home ballpark in 2015.
Updates on former local athletes in college baseball and softball
The Georgia Tech womens basketball team finally got the best of Duke.
It was another successful season on the basketball court for the Salem girls and Heritage boys and five players were honored as all-Region 8-AAAAA recipients.
Blessed with a second chance, Forest Park’s Kerry Watson made the most of it. As a result, the Panthers are headed back to the final four.
Not even a 13-point lead with less than 10 minutes to play was enough for Georgia Tech to pull off a major upset on Monday.