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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

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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.

Salem boys, girls reach region tournament finals

Saturday is shaping up to be the biggest day in the history of Salem basketball.

Heritage hires Parris as new football coach

Heritage has its new head football coach.

Austin invited to spring camp

Tampa, FL - Tyler Austin has been invited to his first spring training at the professional level. The former Heritage stand out told he will be invited to the New York Yankees’ spring camp next month in Tampa.

Frazier accepts coaching, AD job at Villa Rica

The coaching search is on for Heritage High School.

Cedar Shoals' Robinson too much for Heritage

CONYERS -- Cedar Shoals' Dontai Robinson had just 11 points heading into the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game at Heritage. But Robinson was just getting started.

Fourth quarter run by Cedar Shoals stuns Heritage girls

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.

Rockdale basketball sweeps doubleheader from Salem

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

Local trio makes good at college level

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

Mitchell leads Seminoles to pair of wins

Salem got its record even this past weekend, and Ayanna Mitchell was a big reason why.

Heritage puts eight on all-region list, Alford wins honor

The Heritage football team had another outstanding season, and the Patriots were rewarded recently with a number of Region 8-AAAAA accolades.

Salem hoops teams split two games in Gray

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

Rockdale girls nip Salem in overtime

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.

Heritage knocks off Rockdale, snaps nine-game losing streak to rivals

If Saturday was any indication, there may be a changing of the guard in boy’s basketball in Rockdale County.

Luella boys stun Rockdale with late bucket

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.

Rockdale bests local foes, wins swim meet

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 wrestlers knock off Parkview

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.

Rockdale falls at Langston Hughes

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.

Heritage bounced from 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.

Rockdale wins swim meet

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.

Seminoles look for third straight playoff appearance

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.

Salem drops shoot out to Loganville in season finale

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.

Rockdale slips by Druid Hills, qualifies for state playoffs

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.

Salem drops its fifth straight, 17-14 to Cedar

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

Heritage shuts out Apalachee, secures region's No. 3 seed

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.

Salem's losing streak at five as Cedar Shoals hangs on

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.

Plenty of Patriots, Seminoles on all-region softball teams

Region 8-AAAAA handed out its softball awards recently, and two local schools were well-represented.

Heritage knocks off Loganville

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

Seminoles fall at Apalachee

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.

Patriots knock off Loganville, improve to 7-2

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.

Rockdale volleyball knocked out in second round

KENNESAW - The No. 2 team in the state was just too much for Rockdale Tuesday.

Flowery Branch comes back to beat Heritage

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.

Rockdale's late two-point conversion upends Luella

Venson Elder has got his biggest win as Rockdale football coach.

Heritage stuns Clarke in overtime

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.

Seminoles faced with tough task in Gainesville

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.

Patriots sweep into round of 16

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.

Heritage softball moves on to round of 16

The Heritage softball team is moving on.

Patriots host Clarke in key league game

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.

Heritage bounces back, routs Winder

A week ago, the Heritage football team lost its first game to Gainesville. Safe to say, the Patriots had little trouble bouncing back Friday.

Lovejoy trounces Rockdale

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.

Patriots fall in region title game

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 softball secures state No. 3 seed

Salem’s softball team bounced back nicely from its first two region tournament losses Thursday at Loganville High School.

Heritage softball reaches region title game

A two-week break from games didn’t prevent the Heritage softball team from getting one step closer to a region championship.

Gainesville ends Pats' perfect start

Gainesville was a rude host Friday.

Rockdale snaps long skid

A long losing streak is over for the Rockdale High School football team.

Flowery Branch knocks off Salem

Jackson McDonald put on his own, personal show Friday in Conyers.

Seminoles end skid, hold off Winder

Salem's football team ended a brief losing streak with a 22-20 win over Winder-Barrow Friday.

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Pats shut out Cedar

It took about 14 seconds into the second half for the Heritage football team to feel comfortable against Cedar Shoals Friday in Conyers.

Rockdale shut out by Drew, falls to 0-3

It was another difficult night for the Rockdale football team Friday as the Bulldogs fell 42-0 to Drew at Southern Crescent Stadium.