Rockdale County Sports

Coverage of Rockdale high school sports, including Heritage High School, Salem High School and Rockdale County High School


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Villanova gets hot second half to top Tech

No. 8 Villanova caught fire in the second half against Georgia Tech to capture the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off championship, running away for a 69-52 win at the Barclays Center on Friday afternoon.

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Romo’s latest injury deals blow to Cowboys’ present, future

Quarterback Tony Romo’s season ended in painful fashion Thursday against the Carolina Panthers. The Dallas Cowboys’ season died along with it, while raising serious questions about the franchise’s long-term plan at the position.

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Report: Miles’ final game with LSU on Saturday

LSU head coach Les Miles indicated Friday that the game against Texas A&M on Saturday night will be his last with the Tigers, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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Dawgs on the water

Abbye Compton and Katie Beckworth have shown that one does not need to be a star athlete to proudly represent your school on the field of battle. All you have to do is work hard and want it.

Locals make early headlines at collegiate level

Kevin Ware has gotten his final collegiate season off to a fine start.

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Heritage hoops gives back for holiday season

The Heritage boys varsity basketball team is off to a 4-0 start in the 2015-2016 season. But this winter, the Patriots aren’t just winning on the court.

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Johnson named 2015 Region 2-AAAAAA Offensive Player of the Year

Newton quarterback Romario Johnson received the top honor by the Region 2-AAAAAA coaches being named as the 2015 Offensive Player of the Year.

Campbell tops Rockdale in tourney semis

The balanced scoring of the Campbell boys basketball team was a bit too much for Rockdale on Monday.

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UGA and two SEC East teams struggle with ‘walkovers’

The third Saturday in November often gives SEC teams the opportunity for tune-up games against lesser competition to prepare for big rivalry games coming up on Thanksgiving weekend.

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Reeling Falcons must regroup ahead of critical Vikings tilt

As the offense has started to spin in circles, the Atlanta Falcons have dropped four of their past five games and will stumble into a big NFC showdown with the Minnesota Vikings after a troubling 24-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Hodges’ double-double preserves perfect season

In what started as an easy runaway game quickly turned into a battle for the Alcovy girls basketball squad. But they were able to hold to beat Blessed Trinity 60-53 in the Lovett Thanksgiving tournament on Monday.

GHSA reclassification to affect all six local high schools

The sports landscape in Rockdale and Newton counties will soon look a lot different with the reclassification of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) starting with the 2016-17 season as no two county schools will be sharing a region.

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Bryan moves on to UGA

Newton’s Ciara Bryan is proof that wishes don’t come true, they have to be worked for as she heads to Georgia to play softball.

Girls title helps Rockdale win overall swim meet

In a battle of four local swim teams, Rockdale came out on top last weekend.

Cedar boys never trail in keeping Rockdale winless

Cedar Shoals won a region championship and made the state final four a year ago. On their visit to Conyers Friday, the Jaguars looked more than capable of repeating both feats.


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