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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

Stories by Kurt Aschermann

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Salem, Forsyth Central split playoff doubleheader, deciding game Saturday

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.

Four local teams in state baseball playoffs

The state baseball playoffs have begun for a quartet of local baseball teams, though each had to travel to play first-round games.

North Atlanta comes from behind to top Pats in Class AAAAA 1st round

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.

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Hillgrove tennis team eliminates Rockdale

A strong Hillgrove girls tennis team ended Rockdale’s season Monday.

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White, Duggar lead Clemson over Tech on diamond

The top of the Clemson batting order was too much for Georgia Tech on Saturday.

State tourney time for Heritage soccer squads

The Heritage soccer teams will open up play in the Class AAAAA state tournament next week.

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Rockdale girls oust Lee County, advance in state tennis tourney

The Rockdale girls tennis team is headed back to the Sweet 16.

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Big 6th sends KSU past Georgia Tech in baseball

In one wild inning Tuesday night, the Kennesaw State baseball team was able to pull ahead for good against its in-state rival.

Colquitt County ends Rockdale boys’ tennis season

Another successful season of Rockdale boys tennis came to an end Tuesday morning.

Winder baseball team shuts out Heritage

The Heritage baseball team fell 3-0 to Winder-Barrow in Region 8-AAAAA play on Monday.

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Crawford signs with MSU

Crawford signs with Mississippi State

Newton boys tennis region runner-up, will host state tournament match

The Newton boys tennis team is going to host a state playoff match for the first time in nearly a decade.

Salem and Heritage split Wednesday baseball doubleheader

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.

Rockdale girls capture 3rd straight region tennis crown

The Rockdale girls tennis team did it again.

Griswold, Rodriguez lead Salem boys soccer past Cedar

Jonah Griswold and Daniel Rodriguez had a lot of fun on the pitch Monday.

Austin, Farmer start year in Triple-A

The minor league baseball season is underway for a quartet of former area stand outs.

Barham out-pitches UGA signee Hughes in Salem victory

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.

Spingola, Parr lead Tech baseball team past Mercer

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.

Salem baseball knocks off Winder for first time in seven years

The Salem baseball team ended a long losing streak on Monday.

Heritage wins boys event at Bonnie Mattox Invite

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.

Rockdale girls tennis heads into region tourney playing well

The Rockdale girls tennis team closed the regular season this week by handling a pair of Henry County teams.

Heritage girls soccer rolls past Flowery Branch

Boys lose heartbreaker in nightcap

The Heritage girls soccer team showed its offensive capabilities on Tuesday night.

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Alford new GSU home run queen

Calle Alford has had many accomplishments on the softball field, and Saturday she added one more: home run queen.

Heritage sweeps Salem on pitch

The Heritage girls soccer team made short, dominant work of its county rival on Friday.

Gibson helps Jacksonville baseball upset UCF

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.

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Loganville nips Heritage in Region 8 baseball clash

One half-inning filled with a bit of everything was just enough for the Loganville baseball team on Wednesday.

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Salem baseball team walks off in bizarre fashion

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.

Heritage boys soccer shuts out Lanier

After nearly a month of tight road games, the Heritage boys soccer team returned home and finally got a little breathing room on Friday.

Davis, Whiteside lead Tech women to WNIT win

It was the Kaela Davis and Aaliyah Whiteside Show for Georgia Tech on Thursday.

Barham’s walk-off single gives Salem emotional win

It had been a difficult night for Kevin Barham until the bottom of the ninth rolled around.

Rockdale grads begin NCAA journeys this week

A trio of Rockdale High School graduates will be participating in the mens and womens NCAA basketball tournaments, which start this week.

Georgia State wins Sun Belt, automatic bid to NCAAs

It was far from pretty, but Kevin Ware and the Georgia State mens basketball team are headed to the NCAA Tournament.

Rockdale track and field team wins overall title

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.

Studdard mows down Woodland in 8-0 victory

Though it’s only mid-March, Matt Studdard was in playoff form on Thursday.

Rockdale tennis teams defeat Lovejoy in Region 2 play

The Rockdale tennis teams each won their second consecutive Region 2-AAAAAA match on Tuesday, besting Lovejoy in Conyers.

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Run in 8th helps Athens Christian escape with win over Rockdale

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.

Rockdale grad Lawrence, Tennessee State win OVC womens title

Brianna Lawrence and the Tennessee State womens basketball team are going dancing.

Heritage girls soccer shuts out Winder-Barrow

Heritage boys also victorious over Winder

The Heritage girls soccer team has bounced back nicely from a recent loss.

GSU men clinch Sun Belt regular season title, top Southern

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.

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Hawks handle Cavs for 6th straight win

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.

Irish score run in 10th, top Tech on diamond

One, final double play finished off the Georgia Tech baseball team on Friday.

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Williams has huge game, but Tide fall in SEC tourney

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.

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UNC mens hoops has no trouble with Tech

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.

Heritage soccer drops a pair at top ranked McIntosh

The soccer teams at McIntosh High School each sit atop the Class AAAAA rankings and Heritage found out why on Friday.

Salem baseball moves to 3-0 with win over Jonesboro

The Salem baseball team has certainly enjoyed playing in the friendly confines of its home ballpark in 2015.

Alford leads Georgia State softball to fast start

Updates on former local athletes in college baseball and softball

Davis, Tech women upend Duke to snap long losing spell

The Georgia Tech womens basketball team finally got the best of Duke.

Mitchell POY, Denmark COY in Region 8 hoops

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.

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Forest Park girls eliminate Salem in AAAAA hoops quarters

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.

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Louisville comes back to defeat Tech in mens hoops

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.