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.
Tyler Austin is off to Tampa. The former Heritage standout, who has shined in his third season in the New York Yankees organization, was promoted from low-Single-A Charleston to high-Single-A Tampa on Tuesday.. It's a well-deserved promotion for Austin. The 20-year- old, who
The Rockdale Post 77 American Legion baseball team was down big early in Sunday's championship game of the Albany Tournament. But like so many times before in 2012, Post 77 found a way to win.
There's a good chance that Stephen Sansing is the only one of his kind in the state of Georgia. Sansing, who coaches five teams at Rockdale High School, took each program to the state tournament during the 2011-12 school year.
CANTON -- Rockdale Post 77 kept up its winning ways Tuesday in Canton. Cole Hamilton pitched seven scoreless innings and Cody Wofford homered twice as Post 77 stayed unbeaten with an 11-0 victory over Canton Post 45.
Add one more honor for Buck Farmer during a junior season full of accolades.. The Georgia Tech hurler was named, along with teammates Jake Davies and Brandon Thomas, as an ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region second team member recently.
Rockdale Post 77 had gone through its first 14 games of the American Legion baseball season unbeaten. But nothing had come quite as easy as victory No. 15.. Fred Williams hit a grand slam and a three-run home run, Daniel Jackson added a pair of two-run home runs
Charleston, S.C. -- For a player appearing in his first minor league all-star game, Tyler Austin sure handled himself like a veteran.
The St. Lucie Mets had a dominant first half of the Florida State League season, winning the division title by 15 games over the second-place Jupiter Hammerheads. A former area standout was a big reason why.. Taylor Whitenton, a Heritage High School graduate, had an excellent first half on
Charleston, S.C. -- Tyler Austin has swung a bat in a lot of different atmospheres in his baseball career. Safe to say, this one might be the first of its kind for the Conyers native.. Austin, an all-star selection with the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs of the South Atlantic
Make that two Heritage track and field athletes headed to the Division 1 ranks in the fall.. Jazz Daniels recently signed a scholarship with Kennesaw State University, joining teammate Alayna Famble, who signed with Rutgers University in April.. Daniels, who at the Region 8-AAAA meet in mid-April finished
The Heritage baseball team had a successful 2012 season, winning 18 games and reaching the Class AAAA state tournament before losing in two games to South Forsyth. The off-the-field successes are starting to add up as well. Left-handed pitcher Luke Cathcart recently signed a scholarship with Reinhardt
Add one more achievement to Tyler Austin's growing list of accomplishments in the game of the baseball: minor league all-star.
It didn't take long for Jason Borcherding to leave his mark on the Heritage baseball program and force tradition-rich Region 8-AAAA to take notice.
Rockdale High School has its new football coach.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One bad inning was enough to hand Buck Farmer and No. 2 seed Georgia Tech a postseason defeat Saturday. Mike Zunino homered to give top-seed Florida the lead for good during a three-run fourth inning as the Gators picked up a 6-2 victory in the
As is becoming a yearly occurrence, the all-region 8-AAAA tennis teams were filled with local players. Eighteen players from the three Rockdale County schools received all-league honors recently, led by girls coach of the year Brian Smith of Heritage.
Richmond, Ky. -- Eastern Kentucky is playing some of its best baseball of the season, and it has a pair of Conyers natives to thank for a lot of the success. Dustin Dunlop (Salem) and Anthony Bazzani (Heritage) each polished off excellent regular seasons recently and will help lead the
The 2012 season keeps getting better for the soccer teams at Heritage.. Five players and one coach will be a part of the D1Varsity All-Star soccer games today at Marist School in Atlanta.. Boys head man Brandon Stewart will join the coaching staff of the white team against the
Though Georgia Tech blew a four-run lead and lost a heartbreaker to Miami on Thursday, Buck Farmer delivered another strong start. The former Rockdale standout tossed six innings of two-hit ball and allowed just one earned run in his 14th start of the season.. Farmer, a junior, threw
The 14-and-under boys team at the Rockdale Tennis Center won its second consecutive ALTA city championship recently.. The final, against Legacy Park at the DeKalb Tennis Center, came down to a match tie-breaker at No. 1 doubles after the teams split the first 52 points, 26-26. The
Rachel Cuffy had an outstanding senior season for the Rockdale track and field team, and it got a little better recently. Cuffy, who at the Class AAAA state track and field meet in Albany finished third in the 200 meters (24.68), and fourth in both the long jump (17-11) and
CONYERS -- Kree Clark capped a stellar senior year last Thursday. Clark, who won the Class AAAA state championship in the discus throw (140-10) and was fourth in the shot put at 39-10.75, signed a track and field scholarship with Jacksonville University.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was an uncharacteristically off night for Georgia Tech's ace pitcher Friday. Former Rockdale hurler Buck Farmer allowed five earned runs in six innings of work in Tech's 6-5 loss to Virginia at Davenport Field.
PEACHTREE CITY -- Before Saturday's Class AAAA state quarterfinal game, Heritage coach Chad Suddeth said his team was used to playing powerhouse programs in the state playoffs. Meanwhile, McIntosh is getting used to playing in the final four.
As Georgia State's softball team prepares to defend its Colonial Athletic Association championship this weekend, two former Heritage players are expected to be at the forefront.
LEESBURG -- On to the Elite 8. Arielle Gunderson scored a goal and assisted on another as the Heritage girls soccer team defeated Lee County 2-1 in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
The Heritage girls soccer team is back in a familiar spot. With last week's 2-1 win over South Forsyth in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs at Evans Memorial Stadium, the Patriots will play in a Sweet 16 game for the second consecutive season.
It's been a big year for the soccer teams at Heritage High School, and the good news continued this week.. The girls and boys teams put a combined 16 players on the all-Region 8-AAAA teams, while girls coach Chad Suddeth and boys coach Brandon Stewart each won coach
ALBANY - Rockdale's Kree Clark won the state title in the discus throw Friday at the Class AAAA state track and field meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
Georgia State's softball team is set to begin its final regular season series today, and a freshman from Conyers has been one of the team's leaders.
CONYERS -- It wasn't meant to be for the Heritage boys soccer team. Thanks to a big save by its goalkeeper and four consecutive goals in penalty kicks, South Forsyth outscored the Patriots 6-5 to win in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs Tuesday.
It's a big day for the soccer programs at Heritage High School. Both the boys and girls teams will host South Forsyth in first-round state playoff games today at Evans Memorial Stadium.
DANIELSVILLE -- It took an extra day, but the Heritage baseball team is head back to the state playoffs. Ryan Gasque tossed four innings of one-hit ball and delivered a two-run double in the first inning as the Patriots built an early 3-1 lead and defeated Madison County.
Salem's season came to an end Thursday as Flowery Branch won both ends of a doubleheader to win the region playoff series 2-1. Despite 6 innings of four-run ball from Garrett Needham, Salem couldn't get anything going offensively and lost the first game 4-0.
CONYERS -- The Heritage baseball team scored early and never looked back in defeating Madison County 10-0 in five innings in Game 2 of a Region 8-AAAA playoff series Thursday at Danny Blue Field.
The tennis teams from Chattahoochee High School came to Conyers as No. 3 seeds, but played more like No. 1 seeds Thursday. The Cougars, from the tough Region 7-AAAA, had no trouble with No. 2 seeds the Heritage girls (4-0 win) and Rockdale boys (3-0).
Playing in windy conditions in a region tournament didn't seem to faze Hunter Elliott on Tuesday. The Heritage golfer was low medalist, shooting a 75 to help the Patriots to a second-place finish at the Region 8-AAAA Tournament at the Reunion Golf Club in Hoschton.
SUWANEE -- Unfortunately for the Rockdale girls tennis team, it didn't feel much like an opening round match Wednesday in Suwanee. Lambert, the No. 2 seed from Region 7-AAAA, eliminated the No. 3 Bulldogs, 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.
A trio of local tennis teams are hoping to get a long state playoff run started this week. Both teams from Rockdale and the Heritage girls will open today and Thursday in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.
CONYERS -- It was fitting that on Senior Night at Heritage, a trio playing one of its final regular season home games figured prominently in the victory.
The Rockdale girls tennis team is headed back to the state playoffs
With rain blanketing several North Georgia areas, including Danielsville, Wednesday, the opening rounds of the Region 8-AAAA tennis tournament at Madison County High School were postponed until Thursday.
MCDONOUGH -- Tuesday's regular season finale against Eagle's Landing was just what Heritage girl's soccer coach Chad Suddeth was looking for.. Arielle Gunderson scored both goals and the Patriots' defense pitched a shut out for nearly the entire evening in a 2-1 victory in McDonough. Heritage, ranked No. 9 in
CONYERS -- Luke Cathcart was starting for the final time in the regular season Monday in Conyers against one of his team's biggest rivals. A pressure-packed situation for most, but the left-hander didn't seem fazed by much of anything.. Cathcart was dominant in pitching a complete game, two
ROME -- The big moments are coming at a fairly frequent pace for Tyler Austin these days.. The former Heritage standout, now playing for the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs of the New York Yankees organization, ripped a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning in Charleston's 7-5
CONYERS -- It's only April, but Boyce Cornwell has had quite a year.. Two months after winning a state high school wrestling championship, Cornwell officially signed a wrestling scholarship with Gardner Webb University last week.. Cornwell, who defeated Kenneth Brinson of Marist in the 195-pound final at the Arena
Last season was a disappointing one for the Salem baseball team. But thanks to a sweep of rival Rockdale, the Seminoles are feeling a lot better about themselves in 2012.
The Heritage boys soccer team had already clinched the program's first region title in nearly a decade, but Tuesday in Conyers, the Patriots took it a step further.
ATHENS -- The Heritage baseball team is trying to make a losing streak earlier in the month a distant memory. Luke Cathcart tossed a complete game five-hitter, striking out 11 and the Patriots won their second consecutive game Monday.