Deunte Heath and the Charlotte Knights capped a week of playing against the Gwinnett Braves with a convincing victory Friday.
Ayanna Habeel had a good showing at a prestigious national golf tournament recently.
The successful summer on the golf course for Reilly McCullough continued last weekend.
The Salem boy’s basketball team will have to replace its top three players when the 2013-2014 season begins later this year. With a successful summer behind them, the Seminoles seem to have gotten that process off on the right foot.
Local dirt bike racer qualifies for amateur nationals
Gibson, Earle lead Berkeley Lake hitters.
Heritage grad Austin on disabled list
Salem basketball players give back to community.
Riptides swim team set for state meet.
Buck Farmer made his fourth starter for Connecticut of the NY-Penn League
It’s been an interesting five days for teams in the World Wood Bat 17-Under National Championship tournament. Rain storms fell in the Metro Atlanta area nearly all of last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of hundreds of tournament games.
More than a dozen local players appearing on eight different teams will participate in the World Wood Bat 17-Under National Championship baseball tournament, beginning today.. The East Cobb Patriots 17-Under Blue team, an Atlanta travel team that opens the tournament against Demarini Stars 17-Under Black at 9
MARIETTA -- Rain forced the cancellation of the remaining games of the World Wood Bat 18-Under National Championship on Thursday.. The round of 24 was set to be played Thursday morning at the East Cobb Baseball Complex and at Kell High School, but a steady rain both Wednesday night
CONYERS -- It's already been quite a year on the baseball field for Jordan Scott. The rising junior at Salem has received a number of honors, including a trio given out by Major League Baseball.. Scott was not only named the No. 2 prospect at Perfect Game's Sunshine East Showcase
The Covington Family YMCA won the county swim championship of the Rockdale Swim League last weekend at Johnson Park. The Covington Y had a number of first-place finishes: Emery Langston (6 years old) won the 50 freestyle (1:03.16), the 25 freestyle (30.11) and the 25 backstroke (31.73); Payton Morrison
DECATUR -- When the players on Baseball Mentoring Program pack up and head back to Sacramento, Calif., later this week, they'll probably be fine if they never have to see Darren Osby again.. Osby struck out 17 in a dominant, complete-game outing Tuesday, leading the MGBA Braves to a
BERKELEY LAKE -- Cameron Gibson and Spencer Earle continue to have a big summer in the Sun Belt League. The duo have prospered despite their team, the Berkeley Lake Tides of the Sun Belt summer wood bat league, struggling to a 5-10 start.. Gibson, a former Salem High School standout
ROSWELL -- The Marquis Grissom Baseball Academy keeps on rolling at the World Wood Bat 18-Under National Championship. Sandy Creek High School's Collin Pike pitched four scoreless innings and Zach Hayden (Arabia Mountain High School) drove in three runs as the Conyers-based travel team defeated South Florida Breakers
MARIETTA -- On the opening day of the World Wood Bat 18-Under National Championship, Darren Osby made a great first impression.. The right-hander tossed 6 innings of one-run ball as the Conyers-based MGBA Braves played to a 1-1 tie with the East Cobb Bluejays at Sir
Tyler Austin is once again a minor league all-star. Austin was one of four players from the Trenton Thunder, a Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, to be named to the Eastern League All-Star team, the Thunder announced Thursday.
A pair of local teams and a number of area players are getting ready to participate in the World Wood Bat 18-Under National Championship, starting today.
It was another spring full of outstanding baseball in Rockdale and Newton counties and 35 players -- 15 on the first team and 15 on the second team -- were rewarded with spots on the Citizen's all-area teams.. FIRST TEAM. -- Jake Jones, senior catcher/pitcher, Alcovy. Dominant on
TGBA Blue, which includes Heritage rising sophomore Matt Studdard, finished a strong week of pool play with a 7-4 win over Diamond Devils 15-Under White on Wednesday at Pinecrest Academy.. TGBA went 6-1 against its pool opponents and will play in today's round of 16.. Rockdale's Jeff Sweat took
TGBA Blue and Heritage rising sophomore Matt Studdard snapped a 3-3 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh and defeated Georgia Select Navy and its three local players (Salem's Akil Baddoo and Austin Holloway and Josh Sims of Eastside) 5-3 at Pinecrest Academy.
ALPHARETTA -- Austin Richardson and Anthony Williams had a lot to say about their team's opening game of the World Wood Bat 15-Under National Championship.
A dozen local baseball players are about to spend the week getting used to hitting with a piece of wood, instead of their customary aluminum bats.. Twelve players from all six high schools in Rockdale and Newton counties will be participating in the World Wood Bat 15-Under Tournament for
It's been a good summer on the mound so far for Covington native Brad Taylor. Playing for the Brookhaven Bucks of the Sun Belt college wood bat league, Taylor has appeared in two games and not allowed an earned run.. The right-hander and rising sophomore at Georgia Perimeter College
email@example.comTrenton, NJ - After a relatively slow start to his fourth season in professional baseball, Tyler Austin has picked it up of late. Austin, a Heritage graduate and 2010 13th round draft pick of the New York Yankees, has seen his season numbers rise in the last month of play
DOUGLASVILLE -- The Rockdale Post 77 American Legion baseball team made an early statement in the POW/MIA Tournament.. Jake Wright had four hits, Keith Buckhault added three and Post 77 cruised to a 16-4 victory in five innings over Peachtree City Post 50 on Friday. Eric Smith tossed a
The Citizen's all-area soccer team.
A trio of former Rockdale County athletes competed in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., this past weekend.. Salem graduate Kentrell White, a redshirt-freshman at Kennesaw State, was part of Owls' 400-relay team, along with senior Cynthia Davis, sophomore Alicia Whittle and freshman Hannah
LAWRENCEVILLE -- For all intents and purposes, the Rochester Red Wings had clinched the four-game series with the Gwinnett Braves before the top of the first inning had concluded Friday.. Rochester scored seven times in the opening half inning and cruised to a 11-0 victory in International League play
The Rockdale tennis program had another phenomenal season, and as a result, the Citizen's All-Area Team is packed with Bulldogs.. The Conyers school, which had each of its teams win region titles for the first time and play in the second round of the state tournament for the first
With the season on the line, Buck Farmer was just what the Georgia Tech baseball team needed. The senior from Conyers pitched six shutout innings and allowed just two singles as the Yellow Jackets defeated East Tennessee State 5-1 Saturday in an elimination game in the Nashville Regional.
CONYERS -- It was a tough year for the baseball teams at Heritage and Salem, but the county rivals still had a number of players named to the all-Region 8-AAAAA team.. Salem's Zach Bailey was the only area player to be named to the region's first team, joining
Conyers -- Ralph Denmark has been named the head boys basketball coach at Heritage High School, athletic director Chuck Landy confirmed Saturday.. Denmark had been the assistant on the boys basketball staff at Rockdale the last five seasons and helped lead the Bulldogs to the state championship game in 2011
After playing three games in three days at the ACC Tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Georgia Tech baseball team will have to play the waiting game when it comes to its future postseason fate.. The Yellow Jackets (34-25), who dropped their final two ACC Tournament games to Virginia
Dusty Isaacs came into his ACC Tournament start tied with two teammates for the most home runs allowed on the Georgia Tech pithing staff. Unfortunately for the underdog Yellow Jackets against No. 3 seed Virginia on Thursday, Isaacs took the lead all by himself.. The right-hander allowed five earned
Before he becomes a college graduate later this month, Zach Roddenberry grabbed one more honor. The former Salem basketball player and senior at Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) was recently the male recipient of the M.E. Berryhill Award winner.. The Berryhill Award is the highest award the Harding athletic department gives
Buck Farmer pitched well Wednesday in the ACC Tournament opener at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but heading into the top of the ninth was in line for a loss. Down to their last out, the Yellow Jackets' offense bailed out their ace pitcher.. The seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets were one
CONYERS -- It was another successful season for the Heritage soccer program, and that success was reflected on the recently announced all-Region 8-AAAAA teams.. Heritage, which had its girls team reach the first round of the state playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and its boys team reach
Coral Gables-- Things didn't go quite as planned for Buck Farmer in his final regular season start Thursday in Coral Gables. The Rockdale graduate and senior at Georgia Tech allowed seven runs (five earned) in six innings pitched and was the losing pitcher in an 8-3 defeat at Miami in
ALBANY -- Morgan Hubbard is a state track and field champion. The standout at Heritage won the 300-meter hurdles at the Class AAAAA meet Saturday, outpacing Jones County's Victoria Dumas 43.84 to 44.59.
ATLANTA -- Buck Farmer wasn't at his best Friday against one of the nation's top-hitting teams, but he was good enough to allow his team to pick up a big comeback victory.
ATLANTA -- Buck Farmer was back to his old self last weekend. The Georgia Tech senior fired eight shutout innings in Tech's 4-2 win over Coastal Carolina.
CLARKSTON -- In a matter of minutes on Tuesday, the 2013 season came to an end for the Heritage boys soccer team. No. 7 Lakeside-DeKalb took advantage of a pair of misses by Heritage in penalty kicks.
JEFFERSON -- The Heritage boys track and field team made statewide headlines at last weekend's state track and field meet.
SHARPSBURG -- East Coweta provided plenty of reasons why it was ranked No. 1 heading into the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.
ACWORTH -- The defending state champions were a little too much for the Heritage girls soccer team Wednesday.. Class AAAAA No. 5 Allatoona, which won the state title in Class AAA last year, then jumped two levels during reclassification, erased a 1-0 first-half deficit by scoring three consecutive goals
DOUGLASVILLE --The Heritage boys soccer team is finally over the first round hump. Andre Deas and Jeffrey Lawson scored two goals each and the No. 3 seed Patriots went on the road and defeated Region 3 runner-up South Paulding 4-2 in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state