COVINGTON — Having coached Oliver Gerard for the past three-plus seasons at Alcovy, head coach Mack Hardwick still has moments of utter shock when watching his rising senior attack the rim.
CONYERS — Like many of his fellow teammates getting an opportunity to take their talents to the next level, Heritage’s Calabria Atkins is no different.
CONYERS — Jalen Jordan’s path to becoming a Division 1 college basketball player wasn’t one for the faint of heart.
COVINGTON -- With college programs allowed to reach out to rising Eastside sophomore Chauncey Wiggins in recent weeks, it was only a matter of time before the 6-foot-7 forward received his first official Division 1 offer.
Trey Camps is entering his third year as Eastside football's offensive line coach while also offering his services as an assistant baseball coach. Citizen sports editor Colin Hubbard caught up with Camps to talk about his time as a graduate assistant at Valdosta State, as well as how he made…
CONYERS -- With a degree in sports administration and a liking to his new hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, former Rockdale County standout wrestler Alonzo Allen never planned on returning to his alma mater to coach.
CONYERS -- The recruitment of Shelley Seagraves wasn’t done the old fashioned way when Rockdale County Athletic Director Chad Suddeth began his search to find the school’s next head girls soccer coach.
Fresh off a breakout sophomore campaign, Eastside rising junior Myles Rice earned his first basketball scholarship offer Friday.
CONYERS -- For a Heritage baseball team built on senior firepower, both on the mound and at the plate, it was the steadiness of junior Darryl Buggs that very likely put the Patriots over the hump en route to a 2019 state championship.
CONYERS -- The moment Darryl Tucker realized he had officially made it wasn’t when he stepped off a plane in Denmark, but rather when he sat down to grab a quick bite to eat in a country he had never once imagined stepping foot into just a few short years ago.
CONYERS -- The longest tenured athletic director in Heritage High School history has walked the halls of the high school and the outskirts of the athletic fields surrounding the campus for the final time.
COVINGTON -- Establishing a culture was near the top of Michael Gerald’s to-do list after the announcement of his full-time hire in early June.
COVINGTON -- Thomas Lowe’s first interview with the Alcovy High School brass was not for the Athletic Director opening, but rather the assistant principal opening with the longtime educator looking to advance in his already successful career.
MARIETTA -- Alcovy basketball’s 2018-19 season ended eerily similar to those of past seasons under head coach Mack Hardwick’s tenure - close but no cigar.
CONYERS -- Nolan Woodward was content on ending his baseball career in the best way possible after being the pitcher of record in Heritage’s first-ever state championship victory.
ATLANTA -- For a football program in desperate need of rejuvenating, newly hired head coach Jason Dukes has been hard at work putting his stamp on the Alcovy Tigers this summer.
COVINGTON — All ages are invited to participate in the third annual Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Run and Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at Salem Campground.
Less than two months removed from stepping down as the head baseball coach at Rockdale County High School, Kevin Dawkins has found his new destination.
CONYERS — Discipline, structure and a tenacious attitude can best describe how Inglis Hunter has been raised, both as a student in life, and as a teacher on the basketball court.
Former Heritage High, Georgia Tech and Baltimore Orioles organization third baseman and pitcher Andy Mitchell led his SDG Angels select travel baseball team to the Southern Sports Summer Slam 12u Championship at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth this past weekend.
LILBURN — There wasn’t any hesitation on Troy Hoff’s part to sign his Eastside football team back up for the third annual Parkview padded camp when their summer schedule was planned.
COVINGTON — Less than a week removed from narrowing his list of potential college destinations to five, Newton’s Diondre Glover has a new home.
MARIETTA -- Arguably the best team in the state not to win a region game last season, Rockdale County head coach Tyrone King couldn’t wait to showcase his returning crop of players at this past weekend’s NCAA Georgia/GHSA team camp.
MARIETTA -- Five weeks removed from his hiring at Newton, Charlemagne Gibbons has, on a day-by-day basis, began to inject his swagger into the new-look Rams basketball program.
EUFAULA, Ala. –- Boater Clabion Johns of Social Circle, Georgia, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Eufaula Saturday after catching five bass weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces.
CONYERS — Newton’s Ally Black claimed the City Amateur title at Cherokee Run Golf Course on Sunday afternoon, defeating Eastside’s Caroline Culbertson by nine strokes.
ATHENS -- Former Newton standout Jeremiah Holloman, who has spent the past two seasons as a primary wide receiver for the University of Georgia, has been dismissed from the team.
WINDER — Brian Anderson’s treatment of this month isn’t unlike any previous season that the verteran head coach has implemented.
CONYERS — Without knowing it at the time, Jarrod Davis was steadily preparing himself, subconsciously, to take over Athletic Director opening at Salem High School.
COVINGTON -- Eastside’s Noah Cook and Colby Shivers were just a few years old the first time the Eagles held its soon-to-be annual youth football camp in 2004.
CONYERS — Scott Avery’s desire for a change of scenery after his first three years of high school basketball paid dividends for the recent graduate Thursday afternoon.
COVINGTON — Paying it forward; that was the motivation and intent Eastside head boys soccer coach Champ Young wanted to express to his players heading into their first youth camp since 2016, who helped serve as counselors throughout four-day camp.
AUSTIN, Texas – The model of consistency throughout the season, junior Shanice Love delivered the top performance for the Florida State women’s team Saturday, finishing second in the discus to lead the Noles to a share of 10th-place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
AUSTIN, Texas – Competing like a team every bit as good as its No. 3 national ranking, the Florida State women’s track & field team opened its NCAA Championships competition Thursday by setting two school records and adding four other personal- or season-best performances.
CONYERS — The fourth annual Grady Jarrett youth football camp is set to take place Saturday at Rockdale County High School, the current Atlanta Falcons star’s alma mater.
CONYERS -- The Rockdale County and Heritage girls basketball teams were back on the court Monday afternoon for their first live-game competition since their seasons ended last February.
After not being named to either the first or second team in last year's Georgia Dugout Preview's All-State lists, all was forgotten for Heritage's Nick Watson-Garcia with the release of the 2019 lists.