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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

Stories by Kurt Aschermann

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Heritage boys state-bound after quarterfinal victory

The Heritage boys basketball team is headed back to the state playoffs.

Alcovy girls qualify for state playoffs, oust Rockdale in region tourney

Newton rolls past Alcovy in boys quarters

The Alcovy girls basketball team struggled mightily through the first 16 minutes of Tuesday’s Region 8-AAAAAA Tournament game. But once the second half began, the Tigers had no trouble scoring points.

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Salem boys basketball tops Loganville, Gainesville next

The Salem boys basketball team got one step closer to the state tournament on Monday.

Salem girls close regular season with win over Heritage

The second meeting on the basketball court between two rivals went a bit differently than the first.

In battle of top two teams in NBA, Hawks prevail

Golden State came to town with one of the best scoring duos in the NBA. But Atlanta showcased the depth of its entire team and came away with another impressive victory.

Newton grad Croone’s huge night not enough for Furman

A monster game for Stephen Croone wasn’t enough for the Furman basketball team.

Teague, Hawks knock off Wizards

Back at home and facing one of the teams chasing it in the Eastern Conference race, the Atlanta Hawks got back to their winning ways.

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Rockdale's T.J. Warren signs with the University of Missouri | PHOTOS

There will be a bit of a Rockdale County flavor in the Southeastern Conference next football season.

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Heritage soccer player Andre Deas signs with University of Central Florida

Heritage had 10 athletes from four different sports sign athletic scholarships Wednesday, including a soccer player headed to the American Athletic Conference.

With Mitchell, ‘Noles nip Red Devils

The Loganville girls basketball team came up with a three-point home victory over Salem in mid-January. For the rematch in Conyers, the Seminoles had their best player back in the lineup and evened the season series.

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Stifling defense helps GSU cruise past Red Wolves

If Georgia State continues playing defense like it did on Saturday afternoon, it’s going to be tough to keep the Panthers from repeating as regular season conference champions.

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Ferrell’s huge night sends Rockdale past Newton

Newton girls cruise in opener

Conner Ferrell hadn’t yet hit a field goal before draining a 3-pointer with less than five seconds remaining in the first half of Friday’s game. After that shot fell through the hoop, the night belonged to the Rockdale guard.

Strong 3rd sends Alcovy past Rockdale

It was a tight first half between the girls basketball teams of Rockdale and Alcovy Tuesday night. The second half, though, belonged to the host Tigers.

Atlanta extends club-record win streak to 16

Playing a few blocks from his former collegiate home, Thaddeus Young tried to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a road upset. The scorching Atlanta Hawks wouldn’t hear of it.

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.