April 18, 2011
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Marist made sure the last memory of basketball being played in Rockdale’s gymnasium was a painful one for the hosts.
The Rockdale boys basketball team got two pieces of good news last Saturday. First, the No. 3 seed Bulldogs went on the road to Cartersville and knocked off No. 2 seed Woodland 77-73 in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. Then, shortly after the victory, Rockdale learned it would be back home for round two.
CONYERS -- Rockdale boys basketball coach Alvin Williams admitted his team hadn't played its best Tuesday against Loganville. But it's much easier to deal with a subpar performance when it results in a victory.. LaRonta Parks scored 13 of his 14 points after regulation, including the go-ahead field goal
The Rockdale swim team finished seventh, just one point behind sixth-place Flowery Branch, at Saturday's North Georgia Regional Championships in Dalton.. The girls placed sixth and were just five points out of fourth, while the boys placed eighth, just a point behind seventh-place Clarke Central.. The Bulldogs had
Fans of the Rockdale High School athletic department can be part of an exciting promotion in the early part of February.
LOGANVILLE - The Rockdale girl’s basketball team got its league schedule off to a good start Friday.
The Rockdale boy's basketball team fell to Tucker 73-61 Tuesday, the Bulldogs' third consecutive loss after a 7-2 start.. C.J. Wilson scored 17 points, LaRonta Parks added 14 and Darius Mitchell, 11 for Rockdale, which open Region 8-AAAA play Friday at Loganville.
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.
SUWANEE -- Nothing was easy for the Rockdale basketball teams Tuesday in Suwanee.. After the girls came from behind to beat Peachtree Ridge 58-56 in double overtime in the opener, the boys erased a seven-point deficit and held off the Lions 84-81 in non
The Rockdale swim team took care of a trio of teams Thursday at Johnson Park. The Bulldogs won the overall event 407-to-321 over Heritage with the boy's winning handily over Eastside, 207 points to 172, and the girl's having to sweat out a 200-197 victory over the Patriots
The Rockdale wrestling team keeps on winning. Thanks to eight individuals who each went 4-0, the Bulldogs won the Crossbone Duals at East Paulding High School last weekend, improving to 13-0 in duals on the young season.. Rockdale, trying to eclipse its fourth-place finish in Class AAAA a year
The Rockdale volleyball made some more history Tuesday.
On a cool, drizzly Friday evening in Conyers, one football team was making preparations for the postseason, while the other was headed in the opposite direction. Quenshaun Watson and Jalani Payne combined for four rushing touchdowns and the Gladiators’ defense held Rockdale to 77 total yards in a 44-0 victory in Region 8-AAAA play. The Gladiators, who won their seventh consecutive game and moved to 8-1, will try to knock off unbeaten Flowery Branch next weekend with a Region 8-AAAA championship on the line.
A whole lot of history was made inside Rockdale High School's quaint gymnasium Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs' volleyball team erased an early deficit in game four and rolled to a 25-17 win over Harris County, clinching a 3-1 victory in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
Madison County got a 15-yard touchdown pass with less than six seconds to play and Joey Sanderes nailed the extra point to give host Madison a 22-21 win over Rockdale.
Over the course of even a difficult season, often a team can find a handful of bright spots.. Such is the case with the Rockdale football team as it heads into a Week 8 game at Madison County.. Though the previous two weeks have seen the Bulldogs' losing streak extended
The Apalachee football team started the 2011 season with four consecutive losses. Lately, things have been going a bit better for the Winder school. Four different players scored touchdowns and the Wildcats defense pitched a first half shut out in defeating Rockdale, 34-20.
CONYERS? -- Crews are expected to start work later this year on a $10 million project at Rockdale County High School that will replace part of athletic facilities and add on to the campus.
A Rockdale High School softball player will get to showcase her talents on the other side of the country.
Jody Demling of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal reported Monday that Kevin Ware, the former Rockdale combo guard who helped lead the Bulldogs to the Class AAAA state championship game in February, visited the University of Louisville this past weekend and committed to the Big East school.
CONYERS -- There wouldn't be much of an argument raised if someone said the past year has been the best Rockdale High School has ever had in athletics.
CONYERS -- The expectations for Rockdale's Kree Clark and Rachel Cuffy were already high coming into the track and field season. Imagine what expectations will now be like.
CONYERS -- A new era in football is about to begin at Rockdale High School.
A stellar high school career will come to an end this weekend in Jefferson.
CONYERS -- Lost perhaps in the excitement in March of the Rockdale boys basketball team's run to the Class AAAA state finals was news that the Georgia High School Association ruled that the Rockdale volleyball team had to forfeit all of its victories in the 2010 season for using an ineligible player and was fined an undisclosed amount for submitting improper documentation.
LOGANVILLE -- Rockdale had three first-place finishes Wednesday at the Region 8-AAAA Track and Field Championships to claim third place after the first day of competition. The Lady Bulldogs have qualified 10 competitors for the running events, which will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday at Loganville High School.
The Rockdale girls tennis team's historic season came to an abrupt close Monday as the Lady Bulldogs were defeated 3-0 by Lambert in the second round of the Class AAAA state tournament.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Although Georgia Tech's Buck Farmer didn't win on Sunday, he pitched seven strong innings, giving up six hits and three earned runs to go with eight strikeouts as the No. 9 Yellow Jackets defeated Wake Forest 6-5 in 12 innings Sunday.
A pair of Rockdale athletes have secured their futures in the collegiate ranks. Tiffany Morris, the captain of the girls soccer team, and Portia McRay, a forward on the girls basketball team, will each sign letters of intent later this month to continue their athletic careers.
Loganville had a high state ranking and a long winning streak heading into Wednesday's Region 8-AAAA baseball game at Rockdale.
CONYERS -- Kevin Ware is once again a free man.The Rockdale senior guard, who asked to be released from his scholarship with the University of Tennessee after the school fired coach Bruce Pearl last week, was granted that release Thursday and will now be free to pursue other scholarship offers.
CONYERS -- Rockdale pitchers Aaron Barfield and Jeremy Sparks teamed up Friday to limit Apalachee to one hit as the Bulldogs won their third consecutive game, defeating the Wildcats 10-0 in six innings.
CONYERS -- The Rockdale baseball team got back on the winning track while ending a difficult losing streak Tuesday in Athens as the Bulldogs defeated Cedar Shoals 6-2.
BOYS BASKETBALL COACH OF THE YEAR: Bulldogs roll to region title, state finals in Williams' third season
CONYERS -- The Rockdale boys basketball team has come a long way in the three years since Alvin Williams became head coach.
The Rockdale tennis teams swept two matches from Loganville Thursday, with the girls winning 4-1 and the boys squeaking out a 3-2 victory.
CONYERS -- Rockdale's boys golf team posted its second victory of the season Thursday, thanks in no small part to the play of the Bulldogs' No. 3 and No. 4 players as they defeated Salem 216-230 at Cherokee Run Golf Club.
CONYERS -- Rockdale's tennis teams swept two matches from Salem on Tuesday at the Rockdale Tennis Center, with the girls posting a 5-0 sweep and the boys claiming a 4-1 victory.
CONYERS -- Shelby Carlyle and Katy Nelson scored two goals each and Apalachee poured it on in the second half of an 8-0 victory over Rockdale on Tuesday at Reid Stadium.
CARROLLTON -- Kevin Ware scored 23 points and Bernard Thompson added 16 as Rockdale defeated Southwest DeKalb 70-53 at the University of West Georgia.
CONYERS -- Aaron Barfield had himself quite a game on Wednesday evening. The Rockdale hurler threw a complete game five-hitter, striking out 17 in the Bulldogs' 9-1 win over Archer in non-region play.
CONYERS -- Although Rockdale County High School's girls lacrosse team has been competing for six years, the Lady Bulldogs are still experiencing some growing pains, especially when compared to some of their opponents, who have developed well-established programs in recent years.
CONYERS -- With 3:34 left in Saturday's Class AAAA first-round state tournament game, Rockdale's once-comfortable lead was trimmed to four points after a 13-1 Chamblee run.
LITHONIA -- In the first round of the Class AAAA girls state tournament Friday, host Miller Grove trailed for nearly the entire third quarter, but found itself tied at 29-29 after Tabitha Fudge beat the buzzer with a layup.
WINDER -- After Friday night's collapse against Clarke Central in the semifinals of the Region 8-AAAA tournament, Rockdale bounced back in a big way Saturday, defeating Loganville 58-49 in the consolation game.
WINDER - If you would have told the Salem Seminoles at the start of the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament that they would be tied with state ranked and defending region champion Rockdale with two minutes to go in the championship game, they probably would have taken it.
WINDER -- With an all-Rockdale County Region 8-AAAA boys final guaranteed the only question that remained was which team would face Salem in tonight's 8:30 contest at Winder-Barrow High School.
WINDER -- In its Region 8-AAAA tournament semifinal battle against Clarke Central on Friday, Rockdale was able to maintain the pace with the Lady Gladiators for much of the first half.
WINDER -- A year ago, the Rockdale girls basketball team saw its season end in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-AAAA Tournament, with the Lady Bulldogs coming up a game short of the state tournament.
For the first time in more than 10 years, the three wrestling teams from Rockdale County will not wrestle each other for the county championship.
Area wrestlers made their presence felt at last weekend's East Metro Tournament at Alcovy High School. Saturday evening 26 wrestlers picked up medals, while four stood at the top of the podium with individual championships.
COVINGTON — Rockdale's wrestling team has a good chance to finish the East Metro wrestling tournament on top but it won't be easy coming from 14.5 points behind Clarke Central.
CONYERS -- Darion Clark showed why he has the potential to be one of the most dominant big men in the state Tuesday at Heritage.
A former area football coach is moving up the coaching ladder. Sean Reagan, who coached at Rockdale High School, along with stops at Chestatee and Monroe Area, was recently named the new quarterback coach at Troy University in Alabama.
A Rockdale football player is hoping to join his former teammate at the Division I college level.
A Rockdale football player is hoping to join his former teammate at the Division I college level.
ATHENS -- What started as a weekend full of promise ended on a somber note for the Rockdale wrestling team.
ATHENS — Rockdale's wrestling team found itself in a familiar position after day one of the Area 8-AAAA Duals at Clarke Central High School.
ATHENS -- Rockdale's wrestling team found itself in a familiar position after day one of the Area 8-AAAA Duals at Clarke Central High School.
The Rockdale boys basketball team finally got its signature win against a top Class AAAA opponent.
CONYERS — The Rockdale boys basketball team finally got its signature win against a top Class AAAA opponent.
ROSWELL -- Kevin Ware scored 28 points and Bernard Thompson added 18 as the Rockdale boys basketball team capped a five-game slate against out-of-state competition with a 68-55 victory Friday over Meridian High School (Miss.).
CONYERS -- Rockdale, ranked No. 8 in the GACA Class AAAA poll, is being put to the test over the break, playing in three invitational tournaments.
It's safe to say the Rockdale boys basketball team has bounced back nicely from a heartbreaking loss. After losing by two points to then-Class AAAA No. 2 Fayette County on Dec. 11, the Bulldogs soundly defeated their two opponents last weekend.
NORCROSS -- Earlier in the week, Rockdale coach Alvin Williams said he thought Fayette County had the best boys basketball team in Class AAAA.
COVINGTON -- It was a day of ups and downs in the season openers for the Rockdale and Newton wrestling teams Wednesday at the Newton Duals. Rockdale went 4-1 and finished third, handily defeating Lithonia 52-18 in the third-place match, while the host Rams knocked off Hart County 46-30 to capture seventh place and finish the day 2-3.
ATLANTA -- Good thing for Rockdale last Saturday's game against Miller Grove was in November, not February.
There's a lot to be excited about in the Rockdale wrestling room these days. Sure, a lot of talent was lost to graduation from last season's team that finished 10th in Class AAAA at the state traditional tournament.
CONYERS — Rockdale guard Portia McCray played Tuesday's game against Stockbridge with a stomach virus, but the senior certainly didn't look sick.
CONYERS -- Rockdale guard Portia McCray played Tuesday's game against Stockbridge with a stomach virus, but the senior certainly didn't look sick.
The Rockdale basketball teams were tested in their season openers Saturday.
Not much is at stake Friday when Habersham Central visits Reid Stadium for the season finale against Rockdale. Both teams are out of playoff contention after a frustrating season and after demoralizing losses a week ago.
ATHENS -- Not much went right for Clarke Central to start the game on Friday. But what the Gladiators could depend on was the rushing of Quenshaun Watson.