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Kurt Aschermann Jr.

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Big third quarter lifts Patriots over Bulldogs

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.

Austin promoted to Trenton

Tyler Austin is headed to Trenton.

Kulp's late field goal gives Patriots win

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.

Salem knocks off Rockdale

It took a little less than four minutes for one rival to pull away from another Friday in Conyers.

Patriots softball wins 12th straight

The Heritage High School softball team kept rolling along Thursday in Conyers.

Rockdale volleyball sweeps Eastside, Union Grove

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 volleyball wins a pair

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.

Patriots avenge loss on diamond, win tournament

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.

Camp, near perfect, no-hits Newton

Kierra Camp came as close as a pitcher can get to perfection without attaining it Wednesday in Conyers.

Newton dixie team drops opener

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.

Austin back in lineup

Apparently, Tyler Austin is doing just fine.

Revolution fall to Chattanooga in conference title game

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.

Bailey, Scott receive honors on diamond

The next high school baseball season may still be seven months away, but a pair of Salem players are still making headlines.

Austin promoted to Tampa

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.

Sansing pulls off rare feat

There’s a good chance that Stephen Sansing is the only one of his kind in the state of Georgia.

Post 77 rolls past Dawsonville

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.

Revolution host Jacksonville Saturday

It’s another big weekend for the Georgia Revolution soccer team.

Austin selected for Future's Game

It’s been quite a 2012 season for Tyler Austin, and things got even better Thursday.

Austin a Sally League all star

Add one more achievement to Tyler Austin’s growing list of accomplishments in the game of the baseball: minor league all star.

Farmer drafted by Brewers; Bazzani picked by Orioles

Buck Farmer had to wait a long time, but the former Rockdale stand out got to hear his name called on draft day.

Farmer beaten by Florida

Gainesville, FL - One bad inning was enough to hand Buck Farmer and No. 2 seed Georgia Tech a postseason defeat Saturday.

Farmer, Tech set for regional

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.

Wilkins new AD at Salem

The athletics department at Salem High School is going through some big changes.

McIntosh trips up Heritage in quarterfinals

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.

Gunderson leads Patriots into Elite 8

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.

Heritage baseball swept by South Forsyth

CUMMING - The season ended Friday evening for the Heritage baseball team.

Heritage boys season ends in first round

It wasn’t meant to be for the Heritage boy’s soccer team.

Bats carry Heritage to split, game 3 Friday

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.

Heritage girls tennis falls in final

DANIELSVILLE - A pair of local tennis teams came up a little short during the final day of the Region 8-AAAA Tournament.

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: Farmer, Tech fall to Wake

Buck Farmer ran into some tough luck Friday in Winston Salem.

Heritage girls shut out Eastside in soccer; boys play to a draw

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.

Farmer dominant again

Buck Farmer was at it again Friday in Atlanta.

Seminoles lose, Patriots win Friday on diamond

A tough first inning was too much to overcome for the Salem baseball team Friday in Winder.

Alford nabs conference honor

Georgia State softball player Callie Alford was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s co-Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Loganville rolls over Heritage

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.

Wilson, Turner shine in Savannah

Last weekend, C.J. Wilson and Dedrick Turner each provided one more memory in a junior season full of highlights.

Heritage sweeps Apalachee in soccer

Both Heritage soccer teams stayed hot with Region 8-AAAA wins over Apalachee Friday in Conyers.

Patriots defeat Clarke Central on penalty kicks

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.

Heritage sweeps Rockdale in soccer

The Heritage soccer teams swept a pair of games from rival Rockdale Friday at Reid Stadium.

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Conyers Middle basketball teams double perfection

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 reach wrestling finals

Five wrestlers from Rockdale and Newton counties will wrestle for a state championship Saturday.

Seminole girls roll on to regional final

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.

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Rockdale sweeps basketball doubleheader from Heritage

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.

Rockdale, Salem basketball teams split Friday doubleheader

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.

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Dyer set for senior season at GSU

Former Salem High School baseball player Jake Dyer, is getting ready for his senior season on the college diamond at Georgia State.

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Alford joins former teammate in Atlanta

Former Heritage star Callie Alford is about to make the transition to major college softball.

Patriots bounce back on court

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.

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Rockdale girls fall in Peach State tourney

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.

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Salem girls remain unbeaten with lopsided win

The Thomson girl’s basketball team probably saw all it wanted to see of the freshman duo of Ayanna Mitchell and Shay Tarver.

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Shurna, Wildcats too much for Tech

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.