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Mauriello signs with Maryville

Mauriello signs with Maryville

Rocky Mauriello of Salem High School signed to play baseball at Maryville College on Thursday.  Pictured (left to right) Front row: School board chairman (and former Salem AD) Jim McBrayer, father Mike Mauriello (principal of Davis Middle School), Rocky Mauriello, mother Tracy Mauriello. Back row: Salem Athletic Director Darren Wilkins, Jim Lovejoy, Tolley Lovejoy, Asst Principal Rodney Williams, Head Baseball Coach Bobby Link, Asst Baseball Coach Rickey Bailey.

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Updated: nov. 15, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Salem AOTW: Ayanna Mitchell

Salem AOTW: Ayanna Mitchell

The Johnny's Pizza Salem Athlete of the Week is Ayanna Mitchell for her official signing with LSU. It's been known for some time now that Ayanna Mitchell was signing to play basketball at LSU. She made it official Wednesday afternoon when she put the pen to the paper in front of friends and family. Mitchell averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 1.2 blocks per game last season as a junior. You can watch Ayanna's signing at rockdalenews.com's video section.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2014 4:37 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 8:00 a.m.
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One and done

Going into the first round of state as underdogs, Salem (No. 3 seed from its region) and Rockdale (No. 4 seed from its region) both were one and done in the playoffs.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2014 11:29 p.m.

Friday night football roundup 11/7

Playoff positioning was on the line this Friday night for some and others just wanted to end their season on a good note.

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Posted: nov. 07, 2014 11:49 p.m.

Season preview: Seminoles

For the fourth consecutive season last year, the Salem Seminoles boys basketball program made it to the first round of state - despite the team's 4-12 region record. The team is losing six of its seniors from last year, but retains all-region guard Austin Samuel who averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds per game last season.

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Posted: oct. 31, 2014 6:34 p.m. | Updated: oct. 31, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Season preview: Lady 'Noles

Season preview: Lady 'Noles

October 27 marked the beginning of basketball season for high school. We begin our string of weekly season previews for each team with Salem girls and boys basketball.

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Posted: oct. 31, 2014 6:38 p.m. | Updated: oct. 31, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Friday night football roundup 10/17

With Rockdale off this week, Heritage and Salem were the only teams from the county to have a game. Heritage faced Lanier at home and Salem traveled to play Loganville.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 10:52 p.m.
Goal line stand

Goal line stand

The game came down to CeCe Green and the stout Salem defense. With 15 seconds left, ball at the Salem four-yard line and Winder-Barrow trailing 31-24, Kanome McIntosh intercepted a pass intended for Brandon Hayes and the game was all but over, or so we thought. The referee called a highly controversial pass interference penalty and it was Winder-Barrow ball at the one. Green got the call up the middle, but with no push from the offensive line Salem got the stop and the victory as the final seconds ran off the clock.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:20 p.m.
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