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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

Stories by Kurt Aschermann

Golden leads Tech past Notre Dame

With a vibrant crowd and a conference foe in town for the first time this season, Georgia Tech got a much-needed victory.

Rainey’s big night helps Patriots win 4th straight

The Heritage boys basketball team kept up its winning ways Wednesday, though it took a little extra time to do it.

Atlanta hands Pacers rare defeat

The Indiana Pacers came into Wednesday’s game with the best record and top defense in the NBA. None of that seemed to matter much to the Atlanta Hawks.

Hood, Duke pull away from Tech

With 13 minutes to play in Tuesday’s Atlantic Coast Conference game against Duke, Georgia Tech was shooting the ball well and down just five points. The rest of the night got away from the Yellow Jackets and a long losing streak in Durham continued.

Winston leads Seminoles to national title

In a fourth quarter full of excitement, the best player in college football engineered the final and most memorable collection of highlights.

Duke too much for Tech in conference opener

With what was once a large lead trimmed to six points, the Duke womens basketball team turned to its top player to finish off Georgia Tech.

Salem girls win eighth straight

Glover’s big night helps Newton boys win nightcap

It wasn’t a blowout victory like they’d grown accustomed to, but the Salem girls basketball team picked up one more convincing win Saturday.

Iguodala’s buzzer beater sinks Hawks

With Stephen Curry double-teamed on the final possession of the game, Andre Iguodala made the Atlanta Hawks pay for leaving him open.

Tech women crush Alabama State in holiday tournament

Alabama State was no match for the Georgia Tech womens basketball team Sunday.

Hawks survive Bobcats in overtime

Pero Antic saved the day in regulation, and the Atlanta Hawks did just enough in overtime to hold off the Charlotte Bobcats Saturday.

Newton falls short in holiday tournament semis

The Newton boys basketball team came up just short in the Walnut Grove Holiday Tournament.

Habeel caps strong season on links

Local golfer Ayanna Habeel recently capped a memorable 2013 season.

Plenty of Patriots on all-area first team

It was another memorable season for the Heritage softball team and there were plenty of Patriots on the Citizen’s all-area first team to commemorate the year.

Rockdale girls playing well in Christmas tournament

Despite being 100 miles from home, the Rockdale girl’s basketball team kept up its winning ways last weekend.

Hawks finish 3-0 homestand with blowout win over Jazz

Al Horford and the rest of the Atlanta Hawks kept rolling at home Friday.

Teague, Korver come up huge in Hawks victory

With great guard play on display all evening, the Atlanta Hawks’ backcourt duo was a bit too much for Sacramento’s pair.

Trio leads Tech past KSU

It had been eight days since the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team played a game, but Robert Carter Jr., Daniel Miller and Trae Golden looked plenty fresh Monday.

Heritage boys hold off rival Salem

The basketball teams from Heritage and Salem were just five points apart early in the fourth quarter Monday. But that was as close as the two rivals got in Heritage’s 76-58 victory in Region 8-AAAAA play.

Mitchell sets school-record as Salem trounces Heritage

Prior to the girl’s basketball game Monday between Salem and Heritage, the public address system wasn’t working and the national anthem was unable to be played. Everything else was working just fine for Salem.

Heritage boys hold on; Rockdale girls cruise

Sojourner Hall (15 points, nine rebounds) and Brianna Patton (13 points) sparked the Rockdale girls to a 43-21 win over Heritage.

Hall, Patton lead Rockdale girls over Heritage

Sojourner Hall (15 points, nine rebounds) and Brianna Patton (13 points) sparked the Rockdale girls to a 43-21 win over Heritage.

Thompson helps FGCU cruise past Samford

Bernard Thompson scored 15 points, one of four in double figures, as Florida Gulf Coast had no trouble with Samford in an 83-51 victory Saturday afternoon.

Horford saves Hawks late in fourth and OT

Trevor Booker tried to lead Washington to a rare win in Atlanta Friday, but it was Al Horford’s night.

Camp, Wilkerson named to all-state team

Both Kierra Camp and Carri Wilkerson will graduate from Heritage High School next spring. But before they go, the former Patriots’ softball players received one more huge honor.

Niagara shuts down Davidson

Niagara scored five quick points at the start of the second half, turning a three-point halftime deficit into a lead they wouldn’t relinquish in an 83-72 victory over Davidson.

Wilbekin’s career night leads Gators over Jayhawks

In the Big 12-SEC Challenge, Scottie Wilbekin’s career-high 18 points led Associated Press No. 19 Florida to a 67-63 victory over No. 13 Kansas.

Parris resigns as football coach at Heritage

The Mike Parris era ended abruptly at Heritage. Parris resigned after one season as the Patriots’ head football coach, Athletic Director Chuck Landy confirmed Wednesday.

Clarke Central downs Salem on hardwood

Cameron Johnson and the Clarke Central boy’s basketball team were far too hot shooting the ball, while its pressure defense was far too harassing for Salem Tuesday.

Plenty of interesting match ups as bowl season approaches

The match ups for the five BCS games are set, along with the match ups for the other 30 bowls as the college football postseason schedule was released recently.

Seminoles roll past Clarke Central for fourth straight

Coming into Tuesday’s game against Clarke Central, the Salem girl’s basketball team had been on a winning streak built with a combination of balanced scoring from its top three players and solid defense. That trend continued against the visitors from Athens.

Davis’ strong start leads Tech women past A&M

Not even eight minutes had passed in Sunday’s matinee and Kaela Davis and the Yellow Jackets were already rolling to another victory.

Rockdale rolls to victory in swim meet

The Rockdale swim team dominated a regular season meet last week, defeating second-place Eastside 454-240.

Hewitt, Marshall fall to Rice in Conference USA title game

Charles Ross rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns and host Rice won the Conference USA championship, 41-24 over Marshall, the program’s first outright conference title since winning the Southwestern Conference in 1957.

Hot shooting helps Tech blow out ETSU

When it shoots the ball like it did Saturday, the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team is awfully tough to beat. The Yellow Jackets hit half of their shots in an 87-57 victory over East Tennessee State in non-conference play at McCamish Pavilion.

Mitchell strong again in Seminoles’ lopsided win

Ayanna Mitchell had one of her finest games in a decorated high school career Friday and the Salem girl’s basketball team kept rolling along.

Alexander’s late 3-pointer buries Lovejoy

Shebretta Alexander hadn’t scored since midway through the first quarter when she squared up a long shot attempt in overtime Friday.

Korver ties record in Atlanta win

Kyle Korver scored 23 points and tied an NBA for consecutive games with a 3-pointer as the Hawks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 107-97 Wednesday.

Marshall’s big night leads Tech women past Illinois

With its leading scorer struggling to find her shot Wednesday, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team showed its got plenty of other weapons.

Willette to swim in three events in Atlanta

Delaney Willette is headed to Atlanta.

Mitchell, defense keep Salem girls unbeaten in league

Ayanna Mitchell just missed a triple-double and the Salem defense was outstanding in a 57-31 victory over Loganville Tuesday.

Tech knocks off Illini in Big 10/ACC Challenge

Daniel Miller hadn’t scored since a little over two minutes remained in the first half when he posted up Nnanna Egwu late in Tuesday’s game against Illinois. Miller hit the biggest bucket of the night, though, draining the go-ahead shot as Georgia Tech pulled off a huge comeback and defeated Illinois 67-64 in the Big 10/ACC Challenge at McCamish Pavilion.

Georgia defeats GSU for 16th straight time in women’s hoops

With 12 minutes left in Sunday’s game against its in-state rival, the Georgia State women’s basketball team looked poised to pull an upset. Kendra Long had just nailed her fourth 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 run and the Panthers led 51-44. But as has happened so often in the last three decades of a rivalry that dates back to 1977, Georgia seized control and left town with a victory.

Heritage boys keep winning on hardwood

The Heritage boy’s basketball team stayed undefeated with a 75-62 victory over Clarkston.

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Gurley carries Bulldogs to win over Tech

Todd Gurley had his way in overtime and Georgia knocked off its rival once again.

State, UGA women’s teams meet Sunday

The women’s teams from Georgia State and Georgia will meet in the championship game of the Georgia State Invitational after each picked up semifinal victories Friday.

Newton boys, Eastside girls stay unbeaten

Newton boy’s basketball coach Rick Rasmussen admitted that Jalen Glover had been going through a difficult night before the senior stepped to the free throw line with four seconds to play in a tie game.

UGA strong on offense, defense in snapping losing streak on hardwood

In need of a well-played game on both sides of the ball to snap a losing streak, Georgia got just that Friday.

Croone continues to shine for Paladins

While their teams each suffered blowout defeats, a pair of former local basketball stand outs still had big performances on the hardwood Tuesday.

Williams shines for Crimson Tide


Rockdale finishes tied for fifth at Pope swim meet

Heading into last weekend’s meet in Cobb County, the swim teams at Rockdale had a goal of finishing in the top five. The Bulldogs accomplished that goal and a whole lot more.