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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

Stories by Kurt Aschermann

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.

Rockdale girls go 2-1 in holoday tournament

It was a successful holiday week for the Rockdale girls basketball team.

GSU handles Western Carolina

When Georgia State’s basketball team is going well, R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow are usually at the forefront, as was the case on Tuesday.

GSU has 3-0 week

Kevin Ware and the Georgia State basketball team had an enjoyable holiday week.

Jackets roll over Grambling

Georgia Tech bounced back nicely from its first loss of the season.

Samuel leads ‘Noles to pair of wins in Archer tourney

The Salem basketball team picked up two narrow wins in the Archer Thanksgiving Classic recently.

Wilson shines for Young Harris

C.J. Wilson had 15 points and eight assists as Young Harris nipped Saint Leo 64-63 Sunday.

Barbee’s offense, defense too much for Tech

Shacobia Barbee had a great day scoring the ball for Georgia. But it was a defensive play in the final stages that turned out to be the biggest moment of the game for the Bulldogs.

St. Pius knocks Eastside out of AAAA playoffs

The punishing option attack of the St. Pius football team kept chugging along in the Class AAAA state playoffs.

Richardson helps MSU reach WNIT final

Mississippi State had a huge, second-half run with a big help from a former area stand out, and now the Bulldogs will play for a tournament championship.

Bass adds 2nd all-state honor to list of accolades

Perhaps it was inevitable since she’d already received a national honor, but Majesti Bass was recognized as one of the state’s finest volleyball players as well.

Thompson hits career high in Eagles’ win

Croone, Paladins cruise to first victory

Coming into Wednesday’s game, Bernard Thompson had scored a total of 20 points in the first two games of his senior season.

Tech women move to 3-0 with rout of Kennesaw

Kaela Davis scored 15 points to lead four in double figures as Georgia Tech defeated Kennesaw State 77-48 Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion.

Fields, Rockdale girls move to 2-0

Sydney Fields has the talent to finish each game of Rockdale’s season with a double-double. So far in 2014, the junior forward has shown that ability and the Bulldogs remain unbeaten thanks in large part to her efforts.

Tech men pull away from Alabama A&M

Josh Heath got his first career start for Georgia Tech Tuesday and showed why he could have a bright future in the Yellow Jackets’ backcourt.

Richardson, Bulldogs to play in WNIT semis

So far, so good in the preseason WNIT for the Mississppi State womens basketball team.

Cyclones too much for GSU

Ron Hunter said Iowa State was the best team he’d faced since becoming the coach at Georgia State four years ago. The Cyclones showed it over the final 16 minutes on Monday.

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Tech defense outshines Clemson’s in victory

It wasn’t a good day for Clemson quarterbacks, and Georgia Tech was more than happy to take advantage.

Ware, Panthers crush Tennessee Temple in season opener

Game one of the 2014-15 season went quite well for Kevin Ware and his new teammates.