Rockdale Sports

Coverage of local sports in Rockdale County, including Rockdale County High School, Heritage High School and Salem High School


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.

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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Collins Hill gets running game going to eliminate Newton from playoffs

What started out as an offensive struggle ended with both offenses on fire. Unfortunately for Newton, Collins Hill’s fire burned a little hotter as they knocked the Rams out of the Class AAAAAA playoffs with a 31-24 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Rockdale girls have no trouble with Cedar

The Rockdale girls basketball team spent the first three quarters of Friday’s game building a double-digit lead. The Bulldogs then spent a majority of the final period at the free-throw line putting away their first victory of the season.

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Baddoo signs with Kentucky

A stand out baseball player at Salem High School is headed to the Bluegrass State.

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Controlling penalties even more crucial for Newton against Collins Hill

Newton’s football was fortunate to get past East Coweta 38-17 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs after being penalized 18 times for 180 yards. However, they definitely will not be around for the third round unless they can play more in control and smarter when they face off against Collins Hill in the second round of the playoffs at Homer Sharp Stadium tonight at 7:30.

Rockdale finishes 3rd at first swim meet of season

Rockdale High School got its swim season off to a fast start.

Rockdale girls look to rebound in 2015-2016

It’ll look a little different on the sidelines for the Rockdale girls basketball team this winter.