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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

Stories by Kurt Aschermann

Allen to wrestle in NHSCA semis tonight

After winning his second consecutive Georgia state championship last month, Alonzo Allen is now just two wins away from becoming a national champion.

Heritage soccer picks up pair of shut outs

The Heritage girls soccer team had spent the previous three games defeating Region 8-AAAAA opponents, but Wednesday, the Patriots had no trouble handling a non-league foe.

Pats bats, Bazzani too much for Winder

After Monday’s shutout loss at Loganville, Heritage baseball coach Jason Borcherding said his team needed to score runs to beat the good teams in Region 8-AAAAA. Wednesday, the Patriots did just that.

Medlam tosses one-hit shutout in Panthers’ win

Heading into Tuesday’s game, the Georgia State softball team was in the midst of a four-game losing streak that included a weekend sweep by Sun Belt Conference rival Louisiana-Lafayette. Turns out, an in-state rival was just what the Panthers needed to get things turned around.

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Miller shuts down Pats on diamond

Mitchell Miller was far too effective for the Heritage baseball team Monday.

Rockdale boys track and field captures title at New Manchester

A handful of elite-level performances helped the Rockdale boys track and field team to a championship last weekend.

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Gibeau blast leads Flowery Branch past Salem

In his first two plate appearances Wednesday, Dylan Gibeau had ended two Flowery Branch rallies by grounding into a double play and striking out. The Falcons’ designated hitter made up for it in a big way during at bat No. 3.

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Rockdale graduate Franklin powers GSU to softball win

The offense for the Georgia State softball team hadn’t produced much through three innings of Tuesday’s game at Bob Heck Field.

Tournament time for local colleges

After four and a half months of basketball, five local colleges are still on the court.

Rockdale tennis teams finish 2nd at invitational

The Rockdale tennis teams had another impressive showing at last weekend’s Viking Invitational at Lowndes High School.

Gators finish SEC season perfect, top Kentucky for title

Florida finally got the best of Kentucky in an SEC championship game.

Florida, Kentucky to meet in Sunday’s SEC final

After four days and 12 games, the top two teams were left standing in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Pats stay undefeated in region with shutout win Friday

A roundup of Friday’s late high school action…

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Wilbekin, defense send Gators to the semis

Before the Southeastern Conference Tournament began, Scottie Wilbekin was named the league’s player of the year. Several of the reasons for the league-wide honor were on display as Florida pulled away from Missouri in Friday’s quarterfinals.

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Allen caps brilliant high school career

For Alonzo Allen, it seemed to only be a matter of time.

Former Rams shine at collegiate level

A pair of former Newton basketball standouts, Shane Henry and Jamon Hawkins, have had quite a winter.

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Mizzou holds off A&M in double overtime

Missouri is the best in the Southeastern Conference when it comes to shooting free throws, but the Tigers certainly weren’t expecting to be at the line sealing a double-overtime victory in Thursday’s league tournament opener.

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Newton rolls past Stockbridge on diamond

There were strong wind gusts throughout Wednesday’s baseball game between Newton and Stockbridge. But with the way the Rams were pitching and hitting, it didn’t matter much at all.

Rockdale tennis sweeps Druid Hills

Salem baseball wins 3rd straight

The Rockdale tennis teams stayed perfect in league play with dominant victories Tuesday at the DeKalb Tennis Center.

Heritage boys top North Oconee in penalty kicks

The Heritage boys soccer team got to penalty kicks again on Tuesday, and again the Patriots pulled out a victory.

Titans hold off Heritage in girls soccer

The offense for the Heritage girls soccer team got going a little too late Tuesday.

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Tennessee women win 17th SEC title

With another conference title hanging in the balance, a pair of guards delivered in a big way for Tennessee.

Pats sweep Habersham on the pitch

The Heritage boys soccer team had an excellent week, capped by a 4-2 victory over Habersham Central Saturday at Evans Memorial Stadium.

Ayanna Mitchell named to junior all star game

Ayanna Mitchell continued to add to a memorable high school career with a state-wide honor Saturday.

Long 2nd half run sends Vols into SEC semis

With 8 1/2 minutes to play in Friday’s quarterfinal of the SEC Tournament, the double-digit seed must’ve been feeling pretty good, leading the No. 2 seed by four points. But that’s about where the game turned in the favor of one of the conference’s finest teams.

Regular season champ Gamecocks oust Georgia in quarters

The South Carolina womens basketball team had been victorious in 10 consecutive games before a loss at Tennessee in the regular season finale. Friday in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, the Gamecocks looked more than capable of starting a brand-new streak.

Heritage girls win third straight

It seems as if ordered has been restored with the Heritage girls soccer team.

Williams, ‘Bama knocked out by LSU

With shooting prowess and a defensive effort like they had Thursday, the LSU womens basketball team will be awfully tough to beat in March.

Florida hangs on to eliminate Richardson, Bulldogs

Mississippi State nearly came all the way back to win its second round game against Florida, but the Gators had just enough to hang on.

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Georgia women advance in SEC Tournament

The Georgia womens basketball team slumped through the first seven minutes of Thursday’s Southeastern Conference Tournament first-round game. But the rest of the first half proved to be all the No. 9 seed Bulldogs would need to advance.

Rockdale boys start strong on pitch

The Rockdale boys soccer team is off to a 4-2 start, thanks in large part to the play of Shad-I Dawkins.

Williams, Richardson make SEC all-freshman team

On the eve of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Alabama’s Ashley Williams and Breanna Richardson of Mississippi State were both honored by the league as all-freshmen selections Tuesday.

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Hardy, Bulldogs hold off Newton

The Rockdale baseball team had just enough to hold off Newton Tuesday.

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League tournaments open for former area standouts

Conference tournament season is here for two local womens basketball teams and three former area athletes.

Rockdale tennis teams finish 2nd, 3rd in Peachtree City

Rockdale’s tennis teams fared well last weekend at the 16-school Peachtree City Invitational, with the girls finishing as tournament runner-up and the boys placing third.

Franklin, Alford help Panthers go 4-1 in Florida

MeQuilla Franklin and the Georgia State softball team polished off a successful weekend Sunday.

Tech, BC split first two games of ACC-opening series

Boston College used two big innings to end a long losing streak against Georgia Tech on the softball field.

Heritage girls back to winning ways

The last time the Heritage girls were on the soccer field, they suffered an uncharacteristicly-lopsided defeat. The Patriots didn’t take too long to get back in the win column.

Bazzani leads Pats past Bulldogs

A loss to Rockdale Friday night would’ve been the third straight for the Heritage baseball team against its county rival. Domenic Bazzani used his arm and his bat to make sure that wouldn’t happen.

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Tucker bounces Salem from state tournament

Only one team was going to make a brand-new kind of history in Thursday’s game between Salem and Tucker. And with the way the hosts were playing defense, it was just a matter of time before Tucker was adding a page to the record books.

Panthers softball splits two with Mercer

Before they headed south for the weekend, the Georgia State softball team split a pair of games with in-state rival Mercer Wednesday.

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Early named new Heritage football coach

A new era has begun at Heritage High School as Wendell Early was named the school’s ninth head football coach.

Heritage boys top Grayson in penalty kicks

The youth of the Heritage boys soccer team was on display Tuesday.

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Salem girls advance to first Elite 8 in school history

The Salem girls basketball team was down for nearly the entirety of the first three quarters Monday in the Class AAAAA second round. But once the Conyers school got the lead, it never trailed again.

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Kleinschmidt, Tech shut down State on diamond

The Georgia State softball team had a tough time figuring out Kylie Kleinschmidt Sunday.

No. 9 Maryland too much for Tech Sunday

When the Maryland womens basketball shares the ball and scores inside like it did Sunday, the Terps are awfully difficult to beat.

Allen wins second state wrestling crown

Alonzo Allen did it again.

Marist girls hang on to defeat Eastside in AAAA

With just over two minutes to play in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Class AAAA first-round game against Marist, it looked like the Eastside girls were setting themselves up for a comeback victory. But after a 3-pointer from Deshantra Kelly with 2:17 to go, the Eagles didn’t score again in a 56-51 defeat.

Salem girls move on to round of 16

Shay Tarver scored 17 points in her first full-time action since suffering an injury three days ago and the Salem girls basketball team defeated Mays 62-46 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

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North Cobb upsets Newton girls in opening round

Through one quarter of play Friday in Covington, the North Cobb girls basketball team didn’t look much like a team that had hopes of returning to the state semifinals. But with outside shooting like it had over the final three quarters, the Warriors appear to be more than capable of getting back to the final four.