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Hometown HEROES

Hometown HEROES

In the far northeast corner of Georgia, bordering the South Carolina line and more than 80 miles away from Newton/Rockdale County lies a small place called Elbert County with a of population 20,500 people as of 2012, according to elbertco.net. Elbert is significant to Newton and Rockdale because of the two coaches it birthed - Jonathan Brewer (Rockdale County High School head baseball coach) and Bruce Evans (Eastside High School head baseball coach) - and the men that it made them.

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Updated: mar. 21, 2015 9:48 a.m.

Bulldogs take season series over Alcovy

Bulldogs take season series over Alcovy

It seems like baseball season just started, but yet most teams are already into the most important part of their schedule, region games. It is one thing to start off your region schedule, and it's another to start it against a border-county rival. Alcovy and Rockdale led off its Region 2-AAAAAA schedule with a three-game series against each other.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 6:57 p.m.
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Young Bulldogs team stomped by Titans

Rockdale (3-5) managed to score four runs in the first and final innings, but the Bulldogs couldn't overcome its own errors (seven) despite accruing more hits than North Oconee (nine to six) falling 7-4 Monday evening at home.

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Posted: mar. 10, 2015 10:07 p.m. | Updated: mar. 11, 2015 8:07 a.m.
BACK and better than EVER

BACK and better than EVER

Senior forward Dwayne Brown lit up the Rockdale County High Cleveland Stroud gym on Wednesday to the tune of 26 points and 13 rebounds in a 60-56 win that put Rockdale in the sweet 16 of the state playoffs. Brown was named first team All-region this year, his first time playing varsity for a full season. Just a year-in-a-half ago Brown couldn't even walk.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 5:23 p.m. | Updated: feb. 21, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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RCHS Athlete of the week: Dwayne Brown

RCHS Athlete of the week: Dwayne Brown

Dwayne Brown put up 26 and 13 against in a win against Valdosta on Wednesday and he had 14 points in last week's region tournament championship game.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 5:27 p.m. | Updated: feb. 21, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Bulldogs survive Valdosta, head to second round state tournament

Rockdale leading scorer and All-region guard Connor Ferrell came into the game sick, All-region guard Jalen Jordan was on the second game of a two-game suspension for being thrown out of a game after two technicals against Newton, but All-region forward Dwayne Brown was at full strength and it showed.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 9:12 p.m.

Bulldogs outgunned by Tucker

Coming into the game, Rockdale had lost to Tucker twice in blowouts, but head coach Tyrone King was hoping the third time would be the charm for Rockdale despite the absence of All-region guard Jalen Jordan, who missed the game and will miss the next one after getting two technical fouls against Newton on Friday.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 11:30 p.m.

Rockdale tops Newton thrice

Having All-Region basketball players can pay dividends for a team who is trying to finish off a team on three straight occasions. For Rockdale, those players were Conner Ferrell, Jalen Jordan, and Dwayne Brown.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 3:14 p.m.

Rockdale athletes named All-region

Last week, we named our picks for the basketball All-area selections, which were headlined by the finest players from the six high schools between Rockdale and Newton County. This week we learned that some of last week's All-area selections were named All-region.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 3:12 p.m. | Updated: feb. 14, 2015 10:55 a.m.
The Usual Suspects: 2014-2015 All-area teams

The Usual Suspects: 2014-2015 All-area teams

The basketball regular season has come to an end, the region tournaments are starting soon, baseball and soccer are beginning, but it's not too early or too late to recognize some of the best basketball players of Newton and Rockdale county. There will be a first and a second all-area team, with the criteria being regular season numbers, level of play, overall impact and of course the "eye test."

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Posted: feb. 11, 2015 12:05 p.m.
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2014-2015 basketball power rankings

2014-2015 basketball power rankings

Rivalry game after rivalry game, fans take to social media, the local barbershops and pretty much any place where you can strike up a normal conversation to discuss which school/team is the best. Between the two counties there are six high schools, all vying for bragging rights. We decided to end the talk and put it on paper (actually computer, because technology, but you get it). Every team has pretty much ended its regular season and region tournaments are set to begin next week. The following list has been compiled based on regular season wins, regions wins, wins against ...

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Posted: feb. 06, 2015 6:36 p.m. | Updated: feb. 07, 2015 8:00 a.m.
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PHOTOS: 7 Bulldogs sign on National Signing Day

PHOTOS: 7 Bulldogs sign on National Signing Day

Rockdale County enjoyed a solid season and reaped the benefits on National Signing Day, sending seven players to college.

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Posted: feb. 04, 2015 4:14 p.m.
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RCHS athlete of the week: Connor Ferrell

RCHS athlete of the week: Connor Ferrell

Connor Ferrell is the RCHS athlete of the week for the week beginning January 25. Ferrell went off against Alcovy, scoring 31 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 81-50 win over the Tigers.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 5:29 p.m. | Updated: jan. 30, 2015 5:29 p.m.
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