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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

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Allen signs wrestling scholarship with Chattanooga

The most decorated wrestler in the history of Rockdale High School put the finishing touches on a brilliant high school career Friday.

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Dunlop signs with Piedmont College

Dunlop signs with Piedmont College.

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Dunlop signs with Piedmont College

Dunlop signs with Piedmont College.

Salem girls roll to 18th straight on hardwood

In a regular season full of remarkable highs, the Salem girls basketball team added two more Monday.

Salem handles Heritage for 17th straight win

Heritage holds off Salem in nightcap

The last time the girls basketball teams from Heritage and Salem got together, Ayanna Mitchell and the Seminoles reached triple-digits in scoring and secured an 82-point victory over its rivals. Saturday didn’t provide quite that level of dominance, but Salem still did just fine.

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Rockdale tennis stand out Walker signs with Uconn

Rockdale tennis player Summer Walker, who heads into her senior year unbeaten, recently signed an athletic scholarship with the University of Connecticut.

Austin plays, singles in minor league ASG

Tyler Austin’s minor league all star game debut went perfectly.

Rockdale's Sweat helps TGBA remain unbeaten

CUMMING - Jeff Sweat and TGBA Red continued to roll in the World Wood Bat 15-Under National Championship Tournament.

Salem grad off to fast start for Berkeley Lake

kurt.aschermann@rockdalecitizen.com. BERKELEY LAKE - Though his team has had an up and down start to its summer season, Cameron Gibson hasn't skipped a beat at the plate. The Salem graduate who just finished his first season at Chipola Junior College (Marianna, Florida) is leading the Berkeley Lake Tides of the

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Farmer signs with Tigers

Buck Farmer was one of 19 recent draft picks to officially sign with the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday evening.

Tigers draft Farmer in fifth round

Former Rockdale pitcher Buck Farmer was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the Major League First-Year Player Draft Friday.

De Vries handles Gwinnett

Cole De Vries didn’t have a particularly memorable beginning to his fourth stint at Triple-A Rochester, allowing 14 earned runs in his first seven innings. But De Vries’ last two starts have been fairly similar, and Wednesday he got his first win for his old team.

Farmer set for MLB draft

Buck Farmer’s life is about to change in a big way.

Farmer, Tech fall in deciding game of regional

Buck Farmer gave Georgia Tech a gutsy start on one day’s rest Monday, but the opposing pitchers were a little too much for the upset-minded Yellow Jackets.

Denmark new Heritage boy's basketball coach

Ralph Denmark has been named the head boy's basketball coach at Heritage High School, athletic director Chuck Landy confirmed Saturday.

Farmer gets no-decision in Tech's walk-off win

Buck Farmer wasn’t at this best Friday against one of the nation’s top hitting teams, but he was good enough to allow his team to get a big come back victory.

Lakeside-DeKalb defeats Heritage in penalty kicks

CLARKSTON - In a matter of minutes, the 2013 season came to an end for the Heritage boy’s soccer team.

Heritage track and field finishes seventh at state meet

JEFFERSON - The Heritage boy's track and field team made state-wide headlines at last weekend’s state track and field meet.

East Coweta sweeps Rockdale on diamond

SHARPSBURG - East Coweta provided plenty of reasons why it was ranked No. 1 heading into the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

Heritage boys soccer ends first round slump

DOUGLASVILLE - The Heritage boy’s soccer team is finally over the first round hump.

Heritage girls knocked out in opening round

The defending state champions were a little too much for the Heritage girl’s soccer team Wednesday.

Rockdale tennis eliminated in second round

The most successful season in the history of Rockdale High School tennis came to an end Monday.

Heritage girls drop finale to Loganville

Sports Writer. kurt.aschermann@rockdalecitizen.com. LOGANVILLE - Tuesday turned out to be a devastating day for the Heritage girl's soccer team. In the regular season finale, host Loganville scored two goals in a two-minute span in the first overtime to hold off Heritage, 3-2 in what turned out to be the

Rockdale tennis sweeps first round matches

It was a clean sweep for the Rockdale tennis teams Tuesday in Conyers.

Heritage boys, girls lose tight games to Parkview

Joe Switay had a blistering goal from 18 yards out for the match-tying goal, but Heritage lost 3-2 in penalty kicks Friday against Parkview in non-region play.

Ware a national champion

Kevin Ware is a national champion. Luke Hancock scored 22 points and Peyton Siva added 18 as Louisville defeated Michigan, 82-76 in the national title game at the Georgia Dome.

Heritage knocks off Salem for second time in three days

Wednesday against Salem, the Heritage baseball team had to erase a five-run deficit and needed two runs in the sixth inning to pull out a victory. Facing their crosstown rival again Friday, the Patriots, thanks to Matt Studdard and Domenic Bazzani, had a much easier time.

Ware, Pitino speak about injury

LOUISVILLE, KY - Before heading south to Atlanta for this weekend’s Final Four, Louisville coach Rick Pitino and Kevin Ware and his mother spoke at a press conference Wednesday about Ware’s horrific leg injury and his come back.

Rockdale rolls past Clarke on the diamond

The last time the Rockdale baseball team played on its home field, region rival Newton’s offense exploded for 12 runs. Back at home again Monday facing a former region foe, the Bulldogs’ bats were the main attraction.

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Ware hurt, knocked out of Louisville's regional final victory

INDIANAPOLIS - Former Rockdale star Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome leg injury during Louisville’s regional final Sunday against Duke.

Ware, Louisville one win from final four; Thompson, FGCU bow out in regional semis

INDIANAPOLIS - Kevin Ware and the Louisville men’s basketball team are one win away from another final four.

Yates an All-American again

CONYERS - Peter Yates is once again a wrestling All-American.

Rockdale grads Ware, Thompson preparing for Sweet 16

It has already been a memorable NCAA Tournament for two former Rockdale basketball standouts. Now Kevin Ware of Louisville and Florida Gulf Coast’s Bernard Thompson, both sophomores, get to participate in the Sweet 16, which begins today.

Thompson leads Florida Gulf Coast into Sweet 16

PHILADELPHIA - Bernard Thompson and Florida Gulf Coast continue to make history.

Ware helps Cardinals move on

LEXINGTON - Kevin Ware and Louisville are headed back to the Sweet 16.

Thompson leads Gulf Coast to huge upset

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Rockdale grads Thompson, Ware to play in NCAA Tournament

A pair of former Rockdale basketball stars are headed to the NCAA Tournament.

Thursday recaps: Newton tennis wins, Salem baseball drops second straight

The Newton girl’s tennis team nipped Luella, 3-2 Thursday in Region 2-AAAAAA play.

Heritage girls soccer plays to a draw

With a perennial state playoff team like Heritage, sometimes a tie is more satisfying than a victory. Such was the case for Patriots’ coach Chad Suddeth after a 1-1 tie with North Oconee in non-region play Tuesday.

Rockdale tennis cruises past Morrow

The Rockdale tennis teams made quite an impression on its new region foes Thursday. The Bulldogs dominated host Morrow, winning 5-0 in both boys and girls action in their first matches Region 2-AAAAAA.

Heritage soccer teams split with Clarke Central

The region schedule has begun, but the dominance hasn’t changed one bit for the Heritage girl’s soccer team.

Heritage girls soccer team rolls past rival Rockdale

The Heritage girls soccer team completed a dominant week Friday. Faith Shelton had five goals and Sarah Boggus added three as the Patriots rolled past rival Rockdale, 10-0.

Tucker girls eliminate Salem in 2nd round game

It didn’t matter whether Erykah Davenport was on the court or on the bench Friday, Tucker had enough to hold off Salem. Davenport had 14 points and six blocked shots, Nuba Jackson scored 16 points and the Tigers extended their lead when Davenport was in foul trouble as the DeKalb County school prevailed, 53-42 in a Class AAAAA second round game.

North Cobb's resounding win ends Rockdale's season

KENNESAW - The Rockdale girl’s basketball team was no match for North Cobb Saturday.

Tucker girls eliminate Salem

It didn’t matter whether Erykah Davenport was on the court or on the bench Friday, Tucker had enough to hold off Salem.

Westlake upends Rockdale in state playoffs

Raymond Saunders scored 21 points to lead four in double figures as Westlake defeated Rockdale, 81-76 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs Wednesday.

Salem girls roll into second round

Ayana Mitchell had 29 points and 14 rebounds to lead a balanced offensive attack as the Salem girls overwhelmed Paulding County, 74-40 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Rockdale girls advance to 2nd round

DOUGLASVILLE - The Rockdale girls basketball team is moving on.

Seminoles fall short in region final

The region player of the year was just too much for the Salem boy’s basketball team.

Rockdale's Allen, Eastside's Thompson to wrestle for state titles

Macon - It's the middle of February, must be time for Alonzo Allen to wrestle for a state championship.

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