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MACON — After being swept out of last year’s Class AAAA state duals, the Eastside wrestling team ensured that wouldn’t happen again when Michael Joseph pinned Burke County’s Cameron Jones on Friday morning at 126 pounds.

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MACON — The Rockdale County wrestling team’s run at the Class AAAAAAA state duals came to an abrupt end Friday afternoon when the Bulldogs were eliminated by Archer in the second round of the wrestlebacks.

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CONYERS — The Rockdale County girls basketball team jumped to No. 8 in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association/Kyle Sandy high school basketball rankings after earning three more victories this past week.

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CONYERS — Trailing by one point in the waning seconds of the first quarter, sophomore standout Jalen Germany raced down court and drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Young Americans Christian School a lead heading into the second quarter.

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CONYERS -- Alcovy’s Oliver Gerard was dominant early on in a much-anticipated rematch against host Heritage Friday night, scoring six of the first nine points for the Tigers including a rim-rattling alley-oop dunk on a pass from Trevon Howze.

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CONYERS -- Rockdale County head coach Sean Turley was none too pleased with his team’s 48-40 win Tuesday night against South Gwinnett, a team they had previously beaten by 40 points earlier in the season.

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EVANS -- Battling back to take a 65-63 lead heading into the fourth quarter, Alcovy was unable to come away with a win Tuesday night after surrendering 27 fourth-quarter points to the Knights in an eventual 90-86 loss.

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COVINGTON -- Fresh off a two-point loss to Druid Hills last Friday, Eastside responded with a dominant 72-46 win at home over Hampton Tuesday night behind 28 points from junior Myles Rice.

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Sam Miller is in his third season as an assistant wrestling coach at Eastside after joining the program before the start of the 2017 season. A 2012 graduate of Alcovy, Miller went on to study at Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia College before returning home to Covington to start his tea…

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LAWRENCEVILLE -- After hold leads against Archer at the end of the first three quarters, the Rockdale County girls basketball team found themselves headed to overtime tied at 48 after squandering a late lead.

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CONYERS -- Since the current alignment of teams in Region 4-AAAA was created before the start of the 2016-17 season, Salem and McDonough High Schools have traded season sweeps in each of the first three years.

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CONYERS -- Evans could do no wrong in the first eight minutes of play against Heritage Tuesday night, jumping out to a 17-15 lead on 50 percent shooting from the field heading into the second quarter.

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COVINGTON -- Trailing by one point with under a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, Newton’s Tijunna Freeman connected on a layup to help lift Newton to a much-needed 45-43 win at home against Shiloh Tuesday night.

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COVINGTON -- The last time Alcovy tasted victory over Heritage, the year was 2011 and the two cross-county opponents were playing for bragging rights when the Tigers walked away with a thrilling 68-67 double overtime victory over the Patriots.

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MONTGOMERY, ALA. — After taking down Calhoun (Ala.) in the second round of the Dwight Madison Tournament in Montgomery, Alabama early Saturday afternoon, Newton faced off against Carver (Ala.) Saturday night in the title game and earned a hard-fought 76-68 win to claim the title.

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WARRENTON -- Heritage trailed by as many as 12 points late in the third quarter, but was able to regain a fourth-quarter lead and pulled away late to down No. 8 ranked Baldwin 77-70 on Day 1 of the Warren County Christmas Tournament Friday night.

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