CONYERS -- Playoff appearances are starting to become a regular occurrence for the Heritage football team. After not appearing in the state tournament for five consecutive years, the Patriots will play a first-round game for the third consecutive season (a school record since the program began in 1976) when
CONYERS -- The record may not look pretty, but the Rockdale football team is playing in the postseason.. After defeating Druid Hills 18-14 last weekend, the 3-7 Bulldogs will travel Friday to Region 3-AAAAAA champion Langston Hughes for a first-round game.. The journey to Fairburn wasn't an easy
CARROLLTON -- The Rockdale boy's cross country team completed one of the best seasons in the program's history with a top-15 showing at last weekend's Class AAAAAA state meet.. The Bulldogs, led by 29th-place finisher Patrick Massie (17:20.96), placed 15th as a team. Newton, which was paced by
CONYERS -- If the players and coaches on the Druid Hills football team have any lingering nightmares about Friday's game against Rockdale, Targee Steele figures to play a prominent role.
CLINTON, S.C. -- Emily Boggus is making headlines on the field and in the classroom.
WINDER -- The Heritage football team knows exactly what it will be doing when the Class AAAAA state playoffs begin in two weeks: Traveling to Paulding County.
CONYERS -- Region 8-AAAAA handed out its softball awards recently, and two local schools were well-represented.
CONYERS -- The Michael Douglas Youth Foundation is providing a great opportunity for local basketball fans. Douglas, one of the legendary members of the Harlem Globetrotters, is bringing his team of Globetrotter legends to Rockdale County for a special event.. Douglas' Harlem Legends team will play a team of Rockdale
CONYERS -- It hasn't been an easy 2012 season for the Salem football team. But despite a 2-6 overall record and a 1-5 mark in Region 8-AAAAA heading into tonight's game with Cedar Shoals, Seminoles coach John Starr said his group hasn't given up.
CONYERS -- Ryan Sutton had been the starter at quarterback for the Heritage football team for nearly two years before being benched Week 7 against Clarke Central. The junior signal caller returned to the starting lineup last weekend and acted like he had never left.
CONYERS -- Two weeks ago, the Heritage football team came back from a 17-point deficit to shock Clarke Central in overtime, giving what coach Chad Frazier called one of his most satisfying victories in five years as head coach. But last weekend in Hall County, Frazier's bunch got a
CONYERS -- During the course of a season, sometimes a football team will put together a winning streak, gain some momentum, then run into its bye week at the worst possible time. For Salem High School, last week's open date was right on schedule.. After evening their overall record at
CONYERS -- The Rockdale High School volleyball team may have been just a game over .500 coming into Thursday's state tournament opener, but the Bulldogs didn't play like it. Jaida Allen had 17 kills, Natheree Lackey handed out 27 assists and Rockdale swept three games from Archer.
CONYERS -- With three minutes to play in last weekend's game against Clarke Central, Heritage trailed 17-0 and was headed toward a damaging loss in Region 8-AAAAA play. But things turned around quickly for the Patriots after that.
CONYERS -- Coming into Wednesday's state playoff series, the Rockdale softball team had a high-powered offense and two convincing wins in the state playoffs under its belt.. But Harrison had Bridgette Rainey, Sierra Maddox and Jesse Giles.
CONYERS -- Unfortunately for the Rockdale football team, last weekend's game was indicative of how the 2012 season has gone for the Conyers school.
CONYERS -- It was Taylor Johnson's night Wednesday in Conyers, Of course, her teammates weren't too shabby either. Johnson drove in a run in each of her first five at-bats, and seven others had RBIs as Rockdale cruised to a doubleheader sweep of Douglas County, winning 13-1 and 10-0
CONYERS -- The softball teams at Heritage and Salem will have to wait yet another day to begin their region tournament series. The Region 8-AAAAA semifinal best-of-three series was postponed due to an unplayable field Tuesday at Heritage.
It took more than a month, but Rockdale High School's football program finally has a reason to smile. Last weekend's 9-0 win over Morrow was not only the Bulldogs' first victory of the 2012 season, but it snapped a 13-game losing streak.
CONYERS -- The Heritage football team is off to one of the best starts in the program's 37-year history. It's the second time in as many seasons the Patriots are 4-0 after the season's first month, with last weekend's 21-0 victory over Cedar Shoals keeping the Conyers school perfect.
Last weekend against Winder-Barrow, the Salem football team nearly coughed up a 14-point first-half lead and had to sneak away with a home victory over a team that hasn't won since 2009. But Seminoles coach John Starr isn't complaining.
Salem's softball team got its region tournament off to a great start Monday. Rylee Rogers tossed a complete game, three-hitter as the Seminoles defeated Gainesville, 8-1 in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA Tournament at Winder-Barrow High School.
CONYERS -- It took about 14 seconds into the second half for the Heritage football team to feel comfortable against Cedar Shoals on Friday in Conyers.
CONYERS -- It was a happy Homecoming for Salem High School on Friday in Conyers. The Seminoles snapped a brief two-game losing streak and held off winless Winder-Barrow 22-20.
CONYERS -- Last Thursday the Heritage softball had its 15-game winning streak snapped in a loss to Loganville. Two days later, the Patriots bounced back just fine, sweeping five games to win the Morgan County Tournament.. Heritage (25-2), which finished Region 8-AAAAA play 7-1 and clinched the No
RIVERDALE -- It was another difficult night for the Rockdale football team Friday as the Bulldogs fell 42-0 to Drew at Southern Crescent Stadium.
CONYERS -- While the offense for the Heritage football team is still trying to find itself through the season's first three weeks, the defense and special teams seem to be doing just fine.
CONYERS -- While the Heritage football team heads into week three of the 2012 season at 2-0, not all is perfect with the defending region champions.
CONYERS -- Professional wrestling fans in the area have a great opportunity this weekend. Conyers Middle School will host a Continental Championship Wrestling 15-man battle royal Saturday at 7 p.m.
CONYERS -- It's been a long time since the Rockdale football team has had something to feel good about.
CONYERS -- No Kierra Camp, no Heidi Shepherd, no problem for the Heritage softball team. Kamryn Toney tossed three innings of one-hit ball and Taylor Moser led a barrage at the plate as the Patriots stayed hot with a 15-0 win over Cedar Shoals on Tuesday.
The football teams at Salem and Rockdale will get together for the 19th time tonight at Salem Stadium. And while not much has changed between the schools, separated by just six miles, one thing has been altered: the county rivals are no longer region foes.. When the Georgia High School
Heritage High School is coming off the most successful football season in 37 years as the 2011 team won a school-record 10 games and a first-ever region championship. Now comes the difficult part: repeating, or, perhaps besting the feat.
CONYERS -- The Heritage softball team is starting to make winning tournament championships a regular occurrence.. The Patriots dominated their competition this past weekend, going 5-0 in winning the Watermelon Tournament title in Cordele.. Heritage, which improved to 15-1 under first-year coach Jason McBay, shut out four opponents, including
CONYERS -- When Eastside and Union Grove came calling Thursday evening, Rockdale's volleyball team had been coming off two disappointing losses. But the Bulldogs quickly erased the memory of those defeats with one of the their strongest performances of the season.
CONYERS -- It wasn't easy, but the Heritage volleyball team picked up two wins over some longtime rivals. Brianna Dafney had 13 kills and Erin White added eight as the Patriots defeated Clarke Central 2-1 to go along with a 2-0 victory over county rival Salem.
CONYERS -- All Rockdale's softball team needed to get back on the winning track was a little home cooking Wednesday. Miasia Mayer threw a complete game and struck out seven and the Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak and defeated Cedar Shoals, 6-2 in non-region play.. The former
Kierra Camp came as close as a pitcher can get to perfection without attaining it Wednesday in Conyers. The junior hurler for Heritage came within one out of a perfect game, tossing a no-hitter in the Patriots' 9-0, five-inning win over local rival Newton.
CONYERS -- It didn't take the Heritage softball team long to move to 2-0 Monday.
It was a heartbreaking Thursday afternoon for Rockdale's American Legion baseball team. In the opening round of the Southeast Regional Tournament at Riley Park against Wilmington (N.C.) Post 10, Post 77 coughed up an 8-4 lead and lost 9-8 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.
Emoni Coleman had herself quite a weekend on the track at the AAU Junior Olympics.
In 2011, the Heritage football team had the most successful season in the program's history, thanks to a standout defense.. It's beginning to look a lot like last year on Granade Road. The Patriots, who just began practice, will once again rely on a stout defensive unit, led by three
It's been an interesting month for Tyler Austin. The former Heritage star, now playing for the Single-A Tampa Yankees, missed more than three weeks with an ankle injury before returning to the Tampa lineup July 25. After going 0-for-3 in Tampa's win over Lakeland, Austin went 6
Jarrett Brown is having himself a nice summer on the baseball diamond. The former Salem star, playing for the Home Plate Chukars in the Sun Belt summer wood bat league, has been one of the team's top pitchers. Brown, a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia, has appeared in
Taylor Whitenton is currently going through one of his best stretches of the season. The former Heritage stand out, now in his fourth season in the New York Mets organization, through July 20 had seven consecutive scoreless appearances out of the bullpen of the Single-A St. Lucie Mets of
The Rockdale Youth Soccer Association's director of coaching Rafe Mauran recently announced the under-12 girls Blue team, coached by Michelle Bird, will be the first team from RYSA to travel to Manchester, England, and train with the Wolverhampton Wanderers, an English Premier League team.
The next high school baseball season may still be seven months away, but a pair of Salem players are making headlines. Rising senior Zach Bailey was selected to the Georgia Dugout Club Top 100, while rising sophomore Jordan Scott was selected to the Under Armour Top 100 Underclassmen Showcase.
The Rockdale Riptides will be well-represented at this week's 14-under Long Course state championship.
Just a little bit short. Luis Trude scored a goal midway through the second half and goalkeeper Greg Hartley made big, second-half saves as Chattanooga FC defeated the Georgia Revolution 1-0 in the Southeast Conference championship game Friday at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association.
It's been quite a 2012 season for Tyler Austin, and things got even better this past week. The former Heritage High School stand out was selected for the Future's Game during Major League Baseball's All Star Week in Kansas City.