When Eastside and Union Grove came calling Thursday evening, Rockdale’s volleyball team had been coming off two disappointing losses. But it didn't take long for the Bulldogs to erase the memory of those defeats.
Rockdale’s two-time region champion volleyball team has a number of new faces. But on the road last Thursday, the Bulldogs looked a lot like the 2010 and 2011 title-winners.
The Heritage softball team had no problem avenging its first loss of the season last weekend, and the Patriots picked the perfect time to do it.
Kierra Camp came as close as a pitcher can get to perfection without attaining it Wednesday in Conyers.
It was a long weekend with not much baseball being played, but the Newton Dixie Youth baseball team was quickly bumped to the loser’s bracket and had to play for its season Monday afternoon.
Apparently, Tyler Austin is doing just fine.
Just a little bit short. Luis Trude scored a goal midway through the second half and goalkeeper Greg Hartley made big, second half saves as Chattanooga FC defeated the Georgia Revolution, 1-0 in the Southeast Conference championship game Friday at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association.
The next high school baseball season may still be seven months away, but a pair of Salem players are still making headlines.
Tyler Austin is off to Tampa. The former Heritage stand out, 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 Tuesday.
There’s a good chance that Stephen Sansing is the only one of his kind in the state of Georgia.
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.
It’s another big weekend for the Georgia Revolution soccer team.
It’s been quite a 2012 season for Tyler Austin, and things got even better Thursday.
Add one more achievement to Tyler Austin’s growing list of accomplishments in the game of the baseball: minor league all star.
Buck Farmer had to wait a long time, but the former Rockdale stand out got to hear his name called on draft day.
Gainesville, FL - One bad inning was enough to hand Buck Farmer and No. 2 seed Georgia Tech a postseason defeat Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- Buck Farmer will have to wait at least one more day to get his 2012 NCAA Regional under way. Farmer, who has been No. 2 seed Georgia Tech's ace all season, will not start today's opener at 1 p.m. against No. 3 seed Charleston.
The athletics department at Salem High School is going through some big changes.
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.
On to the Elite 8. Arielle Gunderson scored a goal and assisted on another as the Heritage girl’s soccer team defeated Lee County, 2-1 in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
CUMMING - The season ended Friday evening for the Heritage baseball team.
It wasn’t meant to be for the Heritage boy’s soccer team.
The Heritage baseball team scored early and never looked back in defeating Madison County 10-0 in five innings in game two of a Region 8-AAAA playoff series at Danny Blue Field.
DANIELSVILLE - A pair of local tennis teams came up a little short during the final day of the Region 8-AAAA Tournament.
Buck Farmer ran into some tough luck Friday in Winston Salem.
A little less than three weeks ago, the Heritage girl’s soccer team had a disappointing, 3-2 home loss against Loganville. Things have been much better since.
Buck Farmer was at it again Friday in Atlanta.
A tough first inning was too much to overcome for the Salem baseball team Friday in Winder.
Georgia State softball player Callie Alford was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s co-Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
The Loganville baseball team hasn’t lost in nearly a month and sits atop Region 8-AAAA with an unbeaten record for a number of reasons. Heritage saw just about every one of those reasons Monday in Conyers.
Last weekend, C.J. Wilson and Dedrick Turner each provided one more memory in a junior season full of highlights.
Both Heritage soccer teams stayed hot with Region 8-AAAA wins over Apalachee Friday in Conyers.
It had been just three days since the Heritage boy’s soccer team lost in heartbreaking fashion on penalty kicks to Whitewater. Friday in Conyers, Alejandro Alvarado made sure that didn’t happen again.
The Heritage soccer teams swept a pair of games from rival Rockdale Friday at Reid Stadium.
It was a perfect season for a pair of basketball teams at Conyers Middle School. The boys and girls teams combined to go 39-0 during the winter season, culminating with twin victories over Liberty Middle School in the state middle school championship games.
Five wrestlers from Rockdale and Newton counties will wrestle for a state championship Saturday.
The Salem girls basketball team has come a long way in a year, and following a victory Thursday in the Region 8-AAAA semifinals, the Seminoles have the opportunity to take that journey a step further.
One of the marks of a championship-caliber team is when it can pull out a win when it doesn't play its best. Such was the case for the Rockdale girls basketball team Friday.
Prior to the 2011-2012 boy's basketball season, Rockdale had to replace two Division 1 players, another college player and future Division 1 player from the starting five off a team that reached the state championship game. Thanks to the one player that remained, the Bulldogs kept on winning anyway. C.J. Wilson scored 30 points and Rockdale erased a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to hold off Salem 72-68 Friday.
Former Salem High School baseball player Jake Dyer, is getting ready for his senior season on the college diamond at Georgia State.
Former Heritage star Callie Alford is about to make the transition to major college softball.
The Heritage girl’s basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday in Conyers, and got their first Region 8-AAAA victory, holding off Loganville, 44-43.
Rockdale suffered its first loss of the season Thursday in the Peach State Holiday Invitational. The Bulldogs (9-1) fell to J.L. Mann (S.C.), 57-48 in the championship game of the silver bracket.
The Thomson girl’s basketball team probably saw all it wanted to see of the freshman duo of Ayanna Mitchell and Shay Tarver.
It’d be fair to say the No. 1 priority for the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team coming into Tuesday’s game with Northwestern was stopping the Wildcats’ Princeton-style offense. But in the second half, the Yellow Jackets found out just how tough the visitors from Evanston can be on the defensive end.
Georgia’s record-setting quarterback did pretty much what he wanted to against his team’s biggest rival. Aaron Murray threw for 252 yards and four touchdowns to four different receivers in the No. 13 Bulldogs’ 31-17 victory over No. 25 Georgia Tech Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
It appears Glen Rice Jr. has officially declared himself ready for the 2011-2012 season. Rice, who was suspended the first three games of the season, followed two solid performances over the weekend with a 23-point night off the bench, as Georgia Tech never trailed in a 72-44 victory over Siena at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
Newton’s Stephen Croone was one of the smallest players on the court in Tuesday’s season opener against Walnut Grove. But two minutes into the fourth quarter, it didn’t matter much.
Both Georgia Tech basketball teams return to their temporary home after road trips this past weekend.
A new era has begun for the Salem girl’s basketball program. Freshman Ayanna Mitchell had 30 points and 11 rebounds and the Seminoles rolled in their season opener, 58-23 over Henry County.