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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

Stories by Kurt Aschermann

Heritage boys cruise in tournament, move to 3-0

The Heritage boy’s basketball team had no trouble staying unbeaten last weekend.

Golden, Hunt lead Tech past A&T

The defense made just enough stops and Trae Golden had his finest game with his new team to help Georgia Tech avoid another home loss Sunday.

Georgia’s comeback bid falls short

Temple had nearly run out of time, but Will Cummings put an end to Georgia’s come back bid. Cummings hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with seven seconds left to send Temple to an 83-81 victory in the Charleston Classic Friday at TD Arena.

Sims’ career day, Tech defense lead to easy home win for Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech certainly didn’t treat its visitors from the Football Bowl Subdivision well this season.

Sims’ career day, defense lead to easy home win for Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech certainly didn’t treat its visitors from the Football Bowl Subdivision well this season.

Rockdale wrestling moves to 5-0

Rockdale’s wrestling team is headed to one of the most prestigious in-season dual tournaments next weekend. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have done a nice job of tuning up.

Six local schools staying put in newest reclassification

The Georgia High School Association’s Reclassification Committee released its division breaks for the 2014-2016 school years and the six local schools don’t look to be going anywhere.

Lawrence, TSU fall short at home

As she did often at Rockdale, Brianna Lawrence contributed a little bit of everything Thursday for Tennessee State.

Sibert, Oliver lead Dayton men’s hoops past Tech

Once Dayton secured the lead Wednesday it didn’t give it up.

Heritage boys win region opener

Heritage used a dominant third quarter to stay unbeaten Tuesday.

Stephenson pulls away from Rockdale in opener

In a season-opening match up of perennial state playoff teams, visiting Stephenson got its 2013-2014 postseason run off on the right foot.

Stephenson defeats Rockdale in opener

It looked a lot like a season opener for the Rockdale girl’s basketball team Tuesday.

Graves, Vols too much for Tech

In Sunday’s game against Georgia Tech, the Tennessee women’s basketball team displayed scoring balance befitting of a top-5 team.

Salem sweeps season opening doubleheader

There’s a lot of optimism for the 2013-2014 season surrounding the basketball teams at Salem, and both squads got off to a great start Saturday as the girl’s blew out Meadowcreek and the boy’s won a thriller in overtime.

Thompson, Croone shine in tight contest on the hardwood

Bernard Thompson scored 20 points as Florida Gulf Coast squeaked by Furman 70-69 Friday in non-conference play.

Tucker uses big third quarter to pull away from Heritage in first round win

Heritage and Tucker were locked in a close battle through two quarters Friday at Adams Stadium. But the third belonged to the Region 6 champions as Tucker turned a seven-point halftime advantage into a 35-14 victory in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Boyd, Clemson have no problem with Tech

Robert Godhigh was outstanding Thursday for Georgia Tech. Unfortunately for the visiting Yellow Jackets, the Clemson offense had far more than just one weapon.

Patriots travel to unbeaten Tucker in first round

The Heritage football team has seen some of the best teams in Class AAAAA during the 2013 season. Friday’s opener of the state playoffs is no different.

Former Newton star Croone shines for Furman

Stephen Croone had one of his finest games at the collegiate level Tuesday as the sophomore scored 30 points in a win over Gardner-Webb.

Vandy holds off Georgia State on hardwood

Vanderbilt’s Dai-Jon Parker had been in foul trouble and having a quiet second half when visiting Georgia State tied the game with a little over two minutes to play Tuesday. Parker made sure the final stretch of the game belonged to the hosts.

Hewitt leads Thundering Herd defense

Marshall is bowl eligible and within striking distance of East Carolina for the top spot in the Conference USA East division, and a former area stand out is a big reason why.

Bass, Bradford honored

The Rockdale volleyball team had another memorable season and Majesti Bass and Abby Bradford were two huge reasons why. Bass and Bradford were rewarded for their contributions recently as Bass was named to the Class AAAAAA all-state team and Bradford was chosen to play in the senior all-star game.

Drish, South Alabama make history

Melissa Drish and the South Alabama women’s soccer team made history this past weekend.

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Willette finishes strong freshman campaign as top local finisher in state meet

Dax Willette capped an impressive debut high school cross country season with a solid showing at the Class AAAAAA state meet last weekend.

Salem’s season ends in overtime loss

A difficult season ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Salem football team Friday.

Rockdale comes back to beat Druid Hills in regular season finale

Rockdale needed to not only win its regular season finale against Druid Hills, but get help from another team if it was going to keep alive its hopes of reaching the state playoffs for the second consecutive season. Friday, the Bulldogs held up their end of the bargain.

Alcovy welcomes Lovejoy with region crown on the line

Friday is shaping up to be the biggest day in the short history of the Alcovy High School football program as the Tigers will welcome state power Lovejoy to Homer Sharp Stadium with the Region 2-AAAAAA championship on the line.

Rockdale finishes regular season against Druid Hills

What just two weeks ago looked like a playoff season and one of the better turnarounds in the state has morphed into a wait-and-see and possible postseason-less 2013 season for the Rockdale football team.

Drish, Peoples lead teams into conference tournament play

Melissa Drish helped get South Alabama’s conference tournament off to a fantastic start.

Heritage sweeps Region 8 softball awards

The Heritage softball team fell short of their goal of reaching the Class AAAAA Elite 8 in Columbus, but the Patriots’ perfect region season was rewarded Wednesday.

Tech holds off Pitt for third straight win

DeAndre Smelter hadn’t made a catch since Georgia Tech’s second offensive possession of the game. But the former baseball player, who in his first season as Tech’s wide receiver, came up with one of the biggest catches of his young career and allowed the Yellow Jackets to breathe a bit easier.

Salem falls at Cedar

Cedar Shoals continued to bounce back from an 0-6 start by defeating Salem 35-21 Friday at Waters-Wilkins Stadium.

Heritage cruises to win in finale, clinches playoff spot

The Heritage Patriots are headed to the postseason once again.

Benton leads Alcovy past Rockdale

Before a kick off midway through the third quarter of Friday’s game at Reid Stadium, Rockdale’s Venson Elder was asking someone on his team to step up and make a play. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs’ coach, Curtiss Benton had been making plays the entire evening.

Patriots looking to clinch playoff spot

After an up-and-down nine weeks of the high school football season, Heritage is in the position every team wants to be in before their final regular season game: in control of their own destiny for the state playoffs.

Salem tries to start winning streak Friday

It appears a bye week and a visit from a winless region opponent is just what the Salem football team needed.

Willette finishes third in Carrollton

Dax Willette spent another weekend on the cross country course finishing high atop the leader board.

Salem erases early deficit, snaps losing streak in win over Apalachee

Apalachee scored a touchdown 17 seconds into Friday’s game against Salem, but that was all for the visiting Wildcats.

Tech’s rushing attack too much for Virginia

Georgia Tech’s option offense collected 394 rushing yards in a rout of Syracuse one week ago. Saturday in Charlottesville, the Yellow Jackets equaled the feat to hold on in an historically-unfriendly environment.

Heritage knocks off Loganville on gridiron

The Heritage football team got back to its winning ways Friday in Walton County.

Salem erases early deficit, snaps losing streak in win over Apalachee

Apalachee scored a touchdown 17 seconds into Friday’s game against Salem, but that was all for the visiting Wildcats.

Heritage travels to Loganville for important league game

It hasn’t been an easy last four weeks for the Heritage football team.

Trio of softball teams knocked out in round 2

It was a Wednesday to forget on the softball field as Heritage, Alcovy and Eastside all were swept in two games in second-round state playoff series.

Pope eliminates Heritage again

The Pope softball team did it to Heritage again. Kelly Barnhill struck out 11 batters in each of her two complete games and the Greyhounds completed a sweep with a come-from-behind game two victory in the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Rockdale takes weekend off, Salem hosts Apalachee

Week nine of the high school football season provides an opportunity to examine two teams who are headed in opposite directions.

Former Rockdale trio contributing at collegiate level

Rockdale reached the state final four in 2009 with a defense that allowed an average of 15 points and three players - Neville Hewitt, Grady Jarrett and Jerry Mathis - were a big reason why. That trio, each in their junior year at the college level, continues to make a big impact.

Heritage wins New/Rock meet for 15th time

The Heritage cross country team did it again.

Tech trounces Syracuse for biggest win since joining ACC

Turns out all Georgia Tech needed to snap its funk was a visit south from one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s newest members.

Heritage shut out by Flowery Branch

The Heritage football continued to struggle on all sides of the ball Friday, losing 33-0 to Flowery Branch at Evans Memorial Stadium.

Rockdale gets by Newton in overtime

Terrell McLaughlin picked the perfect time for his first catch since the opening play of the game.