CONYERS -- With 5:25 remaining in Tuesday's Region 8-AAAAA game, Breanna Saunders had a putback and the Heritage girls basketball team led 36-30.. But the hosts wouldn't score another point.
CONYERS -- C.J. Wilson had 17 points, one of five players in double figures, and Rockdale scored a season-high in points in an 85-70 victory over rival Salem on Saturday in Conyers.. Rockdale (10-7) gave up 70 points for the first time in eight games, but it hardly mattered as the
SEATTLE, Wa. -- Even all the way out on the west coast, people are starting to know the name Deshaun Sunderhaus. The former Rockdale post player and redshirt-freshman at Seattle University has been playing a starring role for the Western Athletic Conference school.. Sunderhaus, who emerged as a standout
Salem got its record even this past weekend, and Ayanna Mitchell was a big reason why.
The Heritage football team had another outstanding season, and the Patriots were rewarded recently with a number of Region 8-AAAAA accolades.
GRAY -- In its first two games of the Jones County Christmas Tournament, the Salem boys were two completely different teams from the free-throw line. In a Thursday win over Georgia Military, the Seminoles hit 18 of 20 from the line in a 68-62 victory.. Things changed in a
In a battle of post players, Breanna Richardson of Rockdale was just a little better than Salem’s Jennifer Tindi. Richardson had 28 points, including the go-ahead points in overtime as Rockdale outlasted its county rival, 62-60 in non-region play.
If Saturday was any indication, there may be a changing of the guard in boy’s basketball in Rockdale County.
The Luella boy’s basketball team trailed for the first 31 minutes and 51 seconds of Tuesday’s game at Rockdale. But for the visitors from Henry County, the final nine seconds was all that mattered.
The Rockdale swim team held off county rival Heritage at last weekend’s meet at Johnson Park, 393.50 to 350, thanks to six first-place finishes.
Rockdale’s wrestling team passed a big test Wednesday in Gwinnett County. Eight wrestlers won matches as the Bulldogs defeated Parkview, 45-33 in a mid-week dual.
The underdog Rockdale football team trailed just 9-3 at halftime of its game with Langston Hughes Friday. But in the second half, the region champion Panthers pulled way, cruising to a 37-3 victory in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.
ACWORTH - The Heritage football team came up a little short Friday in Acworth. Jeremy Uzee’s touchdown run late in the third gave Allatoona the lead and Harrison Kulp’s potential tying field goal from 40 yards was wide left as the host Buccanneers held on for a 24-21 victory in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.
In its first meet of the season, the Rockdale swim team finished two places behind Whitewater. Thursday, the Bulldogs got a little revenge. Rockdale had five first-place finishes in a 384-351 win over the Fayette County school in a quad meet at Johnson Park.
Three years ago, the Salem boys basketball team accomplished something it never had: reach the state playoffs after a region runner-up finish. A year ago, the Seminoles did it again, qualifying for the state tournament for a second consecutive year. In 2012-13, the Conyers school will try to make it a three-peat.
LOGANVILLE - In Friday’s season finale at Loganville, Salem reached its season-high in points. Unfortunately for the Conyers school, it also had a season-high in points allowed.
If the players and coaches on the Druid Hills football team have any lingering nightmares about Friday’s game against Rockdale, Targee Steele figures to play a prominent role.
CONYERS -- Coming into Friday's game, Salem's offense had scored just 24 points during a long losing streak. In the final home game of the season against Cedar Shoals, the Seminoles found a new way to extend their winless spell. A key fumble with less than five minutes to play
The Heritage football team knows exactly what it will be doing when the Class AAAAA state playoffs begin in two weeks: traveling to Paulding County.
Coming into Friday’s game, Salem’s offense had scored just 24 points during a long losing streak. In the final home game of the season against Cedar Shoals, the Seminoles found a new way to extend their winless spell.
Region 8-AAAAA handed out its softball awards recently, and two local schools were well-represented.
CONYERS -- Two weeks ago, Heritage quarterback Ryan Sutton was replaced as the starter and watched Isaiah Spencer lead a second-half comeback win over Clarke Central. A week ago, Spencer played nearly the entire way in a loss to Flowery Branch. Reinserted in the starter's role Friday against Loganville
The struggles continued for the Salem football team Friday in Winder. Apalachee snapped a scoreless tie at halftime with two third quarter touchdowns and defeated Salem, 20-0 at W. Clair Harris Stadium.
Two weeks ago, Heritage quarterback Ryan Sutton was replaced as the starter and watched Isaiah Spencer lead a second-half come back in a win over Clarke Central. A week ago, Spencer played nearly the entire way in a loss to Flowery Branch. Back in the starter’s role Friday against Loganville, Sutton was back to his old self.
KENNESAW - The No. 2 team in the state was just too much for Rockdale Tuesday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Last weekend, the Heritage football team came back from 17 points down and hung on for a three-point win over Clarke Central. Friday, the Patriots got a taste of their own medicine.
Venson Elder has got his biggest win as Rockdale football coach.
With three minutes to play in the third quarter of Friday’s game, Heritage was down 17-0 and looked headed for a key loss in Region 8-AAAAA. But that’s just when the Patriots got things going.
CONYERS -- After Week 4 of the high school football season, things were looking up for Salem. Having just kept Winder-Barrow winless by narrowly escaping with a 22-20 win, the Seminoles sat at 2-2 and 1-1 in Region 8-AAAAA play.
CONYERS -- The Heritage softball team is moving on. Kierra Camp tossed a pair of shutouts and the Patriots' offense exploded in a sweep of North Paulding, 8-0 and 13-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.
The Heritage softball team is moving on.
CONYERS -- Last season, the Heritage football team used a stirring 21-14 home victory over Clarke Central in Week 2 as a springboard to a 7-0 start and a region championship. There's a good chance the Gladiators are headed back to Conyers this weekend with revenge on their minds.
A week ago, the Heritage football team lost its first game to Gainesville. Safe to say, the Patriots had little trouble bouncing back Friday.
The Lovejoy football team appeared in the state championship game a year ago. With performances like Friday, it looks like the Wildcats are poised to get one step further in 2012.
One big hit was enough to sink the Heritage softball team Thursday. Kensey Caldwell’s two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth gave Loganville the lead for good in a 3-1 victory in the Region 8-AAAAA championship game.
Salem’s softball team bounced back nicely from its first two region tournament losses Thursday at Loganville High School.
A two-week break from games didn’t prevent the Heritage softball team from getting one step closer to a region championship.
Gainesville was a rude host Friday.
A long losing streak is over for the Rockdale High School football team.
Jackson McDonald put on his own, personal show Friday in Conyers.
Salem's football team ended a brief losing streak with a 22-20 win over Winder-Barrow Friday.
It took about 14 seconds into the second half for the Heritage football team to feel comfortable against Cedar Shoals Friday in Conyers.
It was another difficult night for the Rockdale football team Friday as the Bulldogs fell 42-0 to Drew at Southern Crescent Stadium.
While the offense for the Heritage football team is still trying to find itself through the season’s first three weeks, the defense and special teams seem to be doing just fine.
The Salem football team dropped its first game of the season Friday, 38-19 to Wesleyan.
At halftime of Friday’s game with Rockdale, the Heritage football team found itself only leading by a surprising seven points. But the third quarter was all Patriots.
Tyler Austin is headed to Trenton.
Harrison Kulp kicked a 24-yard field goal with a minute to play, sending Heritage to a 9-7 victory over Northgate in a defensive struggle at Evans Memorial Stadium.
It took a little less than four minutes for one rival to pull away from another Friday in Conyers.
The Heritage High School softball team kept rolling along Thursday in Conyers.