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Alcovy baseball player Jacob Golden was named a recipient of the Dooley Award, presented by Athletes for a Better World and the Georgia High School Association.

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Everyone involved in a high school spring sport — from players and coaches to parents and fans — remains in a holding pattern nearly a week after Georgia’s high school athletics came to a halt as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Southeastern Conference today announced that all regular season conference and non-conference competitions are cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic year, including all remaining SEC championship events, due to continuing developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition, effective immediately.

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Each week during the spring sports season, the Citizen will nominate four players for its Fans Choice Spring Athlete Player of the Week. Online voting at www.RockdaleNewtonCitizen.com will begin by Monday and will end Thursdays at midnight.

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In accordance with recommendations from the Georgia High School Association, the Rockdale County School District announced Thursday evening that all athletic events will be canceled starting Monday, March 16 until further notice because of coronavirus concerns.

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CONYERS — After taking two quality shots on goal in the first 12 minutes, Heritage head coach Laura Freeman dropped standout forward Morgan Baker to defense with hopes of giving her team a different look against top-ranked Buford.

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ATLANTA -- The Heritage boys track and field team followed up their first-place finish at the Early Bird Invitational with a third-place finish at the annual Atlanta Games Saturday at Lakewood Stadium.

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CONYERS -- Newton head coach Darrell Helm was worried his team might start off Monday night’s region opener at Rockdale County a little flat after more than a week off in between games.

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ATHENS, Ga. — Rod Cole, who helped lead Georgia to the 1990 SEC Championship 30 seasons ago, has been selected as the Bulldogs’ 2020 SEC Legend. The 14 Allstate SEC Basketball Legends from each league school will be honored at this week’s league tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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COVINGTON -- When opportunities to score presented themselves late in the second half for Eastside, the tenth-ranked Eagles were unable to capitalize in an eventual 2-1 loss at home to Class AAAAA’s No. 1 ranked team, Johnson-Gainesville.

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Redshirt senior Ayana Mitchell and junior Khayla Pointer were named to the All-SEC Second Team, while redshirt junior Faustine Aifuwa was selected to the SEC’s All-Defensive Team, announced earlier this week.

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Entering high school in 2017, Jalen Giles had dreams and aspirations of becoming the next big basketball star at Heritage, a program that had just graduated the star trio of Jordan Thomas, Isaiah Banks and Byron Abrams.

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EMERSON -- Looking to score their first multi-game winning streak this season, Heritage took to the road and defeated South Forsyth 4-1 Tuesday night behind a great showing on the mound from four different Patriots.

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Alcovy standout two-way player JaQuez Snell announced his commitment to Ottawa University Monday night, electing to play on the offensive side of the ball rather than defense.

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Each week during the spring sports season, the Citizen will nominate four players for its Fans Choice Spring Athlete Player of the Week. Online voting at www.RockdaleNewtonCitizen.com will begin by Monday and will end Thursdays at midnight.

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