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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

Stories by Kurt Aschermann

Tucker, Rockdale boys handle Alcovy

Rockdale got 14 points and 10 rebounds from Darryl Tucker and eight of Conner Ferrell’s 12 points in the fourth quarter to hang on for a 62-56 victory over Alcovy Tuesday at Stroud Gymnasium.

Rockdale girls holds off Alcovy

Rockdale didn’t shoot the ball particularly well from the field Tuesday against Alcovy, so the Bulldogs instead polished off a league win from the free throw line.

Dixon’s late bucket in overtime lifts Clemson past Tech

Kaela Davis had a career-high 31 points, including the last of her 12 field goals on a go-ahead jumper in overtime. But Clemson’s Nikki Dixon had the game’s final basket.

Paige, Carolina use strong 2nd half to get by Georgia Tech

Marcus Paige was North Carolina’s leading scorer coming into Wednesday’s game against Georgia Tech, but had just two points at halftime. Paige was perfect in the second half.

Rockdale-Salem hoops games cancelled again

The lingering affects of a winter storm that hit Georgia Tuesday forced the cancellation of local rivalry games in Rockdale County for the second time.

Gatling’s strong second half leads Wolfpack past Tech

Markeisha Gatling converts a higher percentage of attempted shots than any other womens college basketball player in the country, so it might’ve seemed strange to see the N.C. State senior scoreless and without an attempted shot through 20 minutes of Sunday’s game against Georgia Tech. Gatling was more herself in the second half.

Salem girls win 15th straight

As the quartet of Ayanna Mitchell, Jennifer Tindi, Taylor King and Shay Tarver goes so go the Salem girls basketball team. In perhaps no other game was that on display than Friday against Clarke Central.

Rockdale basketball sweeps Druid Hills

The Druid Hills girls basketball team got off to a fast start in Friday’s Region 2-AAAAAA game with Rockdale. It was how the visitors’ finished that made the difference.

Former area hoopsters shining at collegiate level

Ashley Williams is enjoying a fine freshman season at Alabama, including an excellent recent stretch.

Heritage boys hang on against Loganville

Rashad Jones scored 16 points to lead three in double figures as the Heritage boys basketball team defeated Loganville 64-61 Tuesday.

Heritage boys hang on against Loganville

Rashad Jones scored 16 points to lead three in double figures as the Heritage boys basketball team defeated Loganville 64-61 Tuesday.

Nwiloh drafted in fourth round

One of Conyers’ own is turning pro.

Mitchell comes back strong to lead Salem over Rockdale

Ayanna Mitchell had a rare single-digit scoring game Friday in a win over Loganville. The Rockdale girls had no such luck with the Salem star Saturday.

Salem to induct first hall of fame group tonight

The Salem High School athletic department will be celebrating its past for the first time tonight.

Hot shooting sends Panthers past Tech

Pittsburgh had a great shooting first half Tuesday against Georgia Tech, but the second half was even better for the 22nd-ranked Panthers.

Salem girls win 10th straight

After Monday’s game against Gainesville, Salem girls basketball coach Rochone Diligard said she was happy with her team because they are “doing what they do.” What the Seminoles do is continue to win each and every night.

UGA, Tech both fall in Sunday matinees

It was a disappointing Sunday for two of the state’s womens college basketball teams as both Georgia and Georgia Tech dropped conference games Sunday afternoon to Texas A&M and Syracuse, respectively.

Rockdale sweeps Heritage on the hardwood

Saturday was a prime example of how effective Rockdale’s defense can be when Darryl Tucker is at his best.

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.