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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

Stories by Kurt Aschermann

Ware, Panthers crush Tennessee Temple in season opener

Game one of the 2014-15 season went quite well for Kevin Ware and his new teammates.

Dalton ends Salem’s season in opening round

The Dalton defense was a little too much to handle for Salem Friday.

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Bass signs with UGA

Majesti Bass will remain a Bulldog.

‘Noles, Dogs on road for opening round

A pair of county football teams will play first-round state playoff games tonight, and both will have the difficult task of winning on the road against a formidable opponent.

Fourth quarter defense, Korver’s big shot get Hawks 3rd straight win

The offense of the Utah Jazz was difficult to slow down through the first three quarters of Wednesday’s game in Atlanta. But the final quarter made all the difference for the Atlanta Hawks.

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Mitchell signs with LSU

Ayanna Mitchell signed on the dotted line Wednesday.

College hoops season begins for former area stars

College basketball season gets underway soon for a number of former area standouts.

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Hawks move to .500 with home-and-home sweep of Knicks

The rise of Dennis Schroder continued Monday for the Atlanta Hawks.

Dunlop receives all-conference honor

Abbey Dunlop continues to shine on the soccer field.

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Newton shocks Rockdale with late touchdown

Things didn’t look good for the Newton football team with about six minutes to play in Friday’s regular season finale in Conyers.

‘Noles football clinches state playoff spot

After a long wait, the Salem football team is headed back to the state playoffs.

Jarrett, Peters help Clemson defense stymie Wake

The Clemson defense put together another dominant performance and once again, a pair of former county standouts were a big reason why.

Plenty at stake for football teams on final day of regular season

Despite having already secured two of the four state playoff spots in region 2-AAAAAA, Newton and Rockdale have plenty to play for when the old rivals meet at Reid Stadium.

Bass receives national honor

In a volleyball career full of accolades, Majesti Bass can add one more to her resume: All-American.

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Days, defense lead Jackets past Virginia

Georgia Tech’s offense had a big-play first half to build a lead, while the second half belonged to the Yellow Jackets’ defense.

Johnson, defense lead Rams to blowout win

Thanks to a dominant effort on both sides of the ball, Newton is headed back to the state playoffs.

Heritage visits Clarke Central tonight

As the Heritage football team heads into its final two games clinging to faint postseason hopes, a look back on the first eight games of the regular season produces a pair of numbers: two and six.

Hewitt continues to lead unbeaten Thundering Herd on defense

Marshall keeps winning football games, and Neville Hewitt keeps making a ton of tackles.

‘Noles look to bounce back against Falcons

Last weekend’s outcome was tough to swallow for the Salem football team.

Turner-to-Phillips lifts Pats past Apalachee

The Heritage football team still has slim playoff hopes in Region 8-AAAAA, thanks in large part to Friday’s outcome in Conyers.

Rockdale runs all over Lakeside in lopsided win

The night belonged to T.J. Warren and the Rockdale rushing attack.

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Hillgrove sweeps Alcovy out of AAAAAA softball playoffs

The Hillgrove softball team had just enough offense and plenty of Abby Evans to pull off a second-round sweep of Alcovy.

South Forsyth eliminates Rockdale in state volleyball

South Forsyth’s volleyball team stymied Rockdale one, final time.

Hewitt leads defense for unbeaten Marshall

The Marshall University football team is off to a perfect start and a former area athlete is a big reason why.

Seminoles nip Loganville, move to 5-1 in region

Salem’s football team hung on for an important Region 8-AAAAA win Friday.

Bulldogs roll into second round of state volleyball tourney

The Rockdale volleyball team kept up its perfect month of October on Thursday.

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Durden pitches Tift County past Newton in opening round

Adriana Durden pitched the Tift County softball team into the second round of the state playoffs Wednesday.

Seminoles visit Loganville Friday

A fantastic start to the 2014 season for the Salem football team hit a bit of a bump in the road two weeks ago in Hall County.

Hanging on to slim playoff hopes, Pats host Lanier

After his team’s victory in week seven against Cedar Shoals, Heritage coach Wendell Early talked about having to “win out” to make the state playoffs. “One down, four to go,” Early said following the 18-13 win at Evans Memorial Stadium.

Rockdale Bulldogs are queens of Area 2 volleyball

Rockdale spent Saturday morning and afternoon proving it has no peer in Area 2-AAAAAA volleyball.

Tucker blows out Rockdale

Tucker’s playmakers were far too much for Rockdale Friday.

Thompson receives A-Sun preseason honors

Bernard Thompson is about to begin his senior season on the basketball court at Florida Gulf Coast, but first, the Conyers native received a pair of conference awards.

Rockdale looks to snap losing streak against state power Tucker

Games four-through-seven of the 2014 football season were expected to be a difficult time for Rockdale, and so far, it’s been exactly that.

Cards end Dodgers season, move on to LCS

St. Louis found a way to beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers once again. Now, the Cardinals are headed back to the National League Championship Series.

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Wong’s hr propels Cards to 2-1 series lead

With a pitching staff that continues to falter late in games, the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves on the brink of elimination.

Fister, Harper help Nats stave off elimination

For its struggling offense, an assist from the opposing pitcher was all Washington needed to keep its season alive.

Ground game helps Tech knock off Miami

Georgia Tech had all the time in the world on Saturday and it used it wisely.

’One down, four to go’ as Heritage nips Cedar

The Heritage football team is going to need a phenomenal last month of the season to make the Class AAAAA state playoffs. Friday was a good start.

Lovejoy rolls past Rockdale

With a little more than two minutes gone by in Friday’s game, Lovejoy found itself down by a touchdown to Rockdale. The Wildcats got going shortly after that and cruised to another region victory.

Rockdale volleyball takes 2 of 3 from Heritage

Bulldogs, Patriots each win 2-0 over Alcovy

It was Senior Night at Rockdale, and Nazzerine Waldon spent it by personally sending the Bulldogs to a win in a decisive set three against rival Heritage.

Unbeaten in region, ‘Noles face big challenge tonight

The second half of the high school football season kicks off tonight for Salem, and what better way to get the stretch run started than the defending region champions.

Hetzel, Tracy deliver big hits as Falcons sweep Heritage

With one powerful swing of the bat, the season ended for the Heritage softball team.

Bulldogs, Patriots each look to get back on winning track

A pair of local football teams will try to get back on the winning track Friday.

Perez, Royals walk-off to Anaheim

Salvador Perez had struggled to put the bat on the ball in his first five plate appearances Tuesday. But none of that mattered after what the 24-year old did in at bat No. 6.

Willette leads Rockdale boys to 7th place finish

Another top-5 time for Dax Willette helped the Rockdale boy’s cross country team to seventh-place finish last weekend at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Gainesville too much for Pats

Last weekend, the Heritage football team went on the road and shocked Flowery Branch to put an end to a winless start to the season. Back in Hall County Friday, the Patriots weren’t able to repeat the feat.

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'Noles hang on, stay unbeaten in region

It was just a one-yard run, but it seemed to change everything for the Salem football team.

Bradfords together again at Emannuel

Sisters Libby and Abby Bradford were teammates on the Rockdale High School volleyball team, and the pair has stuck together at the collegiate level.

Seminoles host Winder looking to extend winning streak

Following his team’s victory over Heritage in week two of the football season, Salem coach John Starr said he felt his team finally had the first signature win in his five-year tenure.

Heritage softball ends regular season with win over Rockdale

The Heritage softball team has snapped its first losing streak of the season in empathic fashion the past two nights.