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

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Rockdale pulls away from competition to win swim meet

Rockdale’s swim team dominated their first home meet with 16 first-place finishes and another state qualifier at Johnson Park on Saturday.

Eastside gets swept by Grayson to start basketball season

Eastside’s basketball teams had a difficult start of the season against Grayson as they were swept in their opener on Monday. The Lady Eagles were crushed 77-37 while the Eastside boys gave the game away in their 85-81 loss.

Hunter Knox’s 264 rushing yards helps Piedmont Academy advance to state championship with 38-27 win over Monsignor Donovan

Piedmont Academy played time-clock style football keeping Monsignor Donovan’s high scoring offense off the field giving the Cougars a 38-27 win on Friday as well as their third state final appearance in the last five years.

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Hopper signs with Emmanuel College

Eastside’s Madison Hopper recently inked with with Emmanuel College after a successful senior year for the Lady Eagles.

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Rams defense steps up beating Central Gwinnett 15-14

Newton’s defense came up with the big plays when they needed them to beat Central Gwinnett 15-14 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Newton sweeps Heritage in season opener

The Newton boys basketball team needed a late charge in the fourth quarter to pull away from Heritage before getting the 51-41 win while the Lady Rams had no trouble beating Lady Patriots 75-41 in their season opener on Wednesday.

Defense needs to step in to beat Central Gwinnett

Defense is going to be the name of the game as Central Gwinnett brings their high-powered offense to face Newton in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. On Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Lady Rams take advantage of mistakes in win.

The Newton girls basketball took advantage of Heritage’s 42 turnovers as they started their season with an impressive 75-41 win on Wednesday.

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Eastside needs to maintain balance against St. Pius

Once again the Eastside defense will have to find a way to stop a running juggernaut when they step on the field at George B. Maloof Stadium to take on St. Pius X in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Local players named to 2-AAAAAA All-Region team

Ten local players impressed the opposing coaches enough to get voted on the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team.

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Piedmont advances to semifinal following 28-14 win over Robert Toombs Christian

Paced by a dominating defense and a relentless ground attack Piedmont Academy find themselves one game away from playing for their third GISA class AA state championship in five years. Robert Toombs Christian Academy never seemed to find their offensive rhythm as the Cougars cruised to a 28-14 quarterfinal victory.

Newton looks at aggressive guard play for successful season

With only two returning starters in senior D. J. Hill and sophomore Darvin Jones, the Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen is counting on the rest of the team to step up quickly as they started their season play against Heritage on Wednesday.

Lady Rams hope that inexperience won't be a factor

After graduating her entire starting lineup, Lady Rams head coach is not letting up on the new girls as she still feels her team has a legitimate shot at winning the Region 2-AAAAAA title.

Rockdale swim team places fourth at Big Splash

Rockdale’s swim team had one of their best finishes coming in fourth overall with 401 points at the 20-team, Big Splash Invitational at Whitewater High School on Saturday.

Newton make history with 27-14 playoff win

Just because the Rams reached their goal of winning a playoff game, something they had not done since 1987, by beating Class AAAAAA No. 3 ranked Valdosta 27-14 don’t expect them to call it a season just yet.

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