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A dream come true

A dream come true

Wednesday afternoon inside the media center at Salem High School, Shay Tarver held back tears as she thanked her friends, family and coaches for helping her get to where she is now, with now being a future Howard University women's basketball player, as Tarver signed her national letter of intent to play for the prestigious university on a full scholarship.

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Updated: apr. 18, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Rockdale/Newton baseball POWER RANKINGS

With most of the teams/schools off this week with Spring Break, here's a look at which teams have been the best with just a couple of weeks left in the season. The baseball playoffs are coming, but there are still some important region battles to take place some big games left to determine final playoff seeding. This is a ranking of how good the teams are so far based primarily on region play, competitiveness, non-region play and head-to-head matchups.

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Posted: apr. 12, 2015 1:16 a.m. | Updated: apr. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Seminoles keep their head above water

Seminoles keep their head above water

There may not be a tougher baseball region in the state than Region 8-AAAAA as six of the 10 teams currently have a .500 or better record on their resume. The Salem Seminoles know the grind more than anyone after coming off a win against then-undefeated Gainesville to then play a two-game series against Winder-Barrow, who is also a top team in the region.

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Posted: apr. 07, 2015 3:38 p.m.
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Kevin Barham: Salem ATW

Kevin Barham: Salem ATW

Kevin Barham was the best player on the diamond at Salem High School, bar none, when they took on Gainesville on Monday in a 2-1 loss. Barham pitched a complete game, unofficially allowing five hits and throwing 10 K's. Barham also had Salem's only run in the game.

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Posted: apr. 04, 2015 4:31 p.m.
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Salem comes up short in Gainesville upset

For a team that has the fourth-best record in Region 8-AAAAA, Salem (9-5, 4-3 Region 8-AAAAA) sure looked like a top tier team at home on the diamond facing Gainesville (12-2, 7-0 Region 8-AAAAA, a team that is undefeated in region play. Salem played hard and competed at a high level, and had it not been for a highly controversial call the Seminole might have own. Salem wasn't able to capitalize on enough scoring opportunities and they fell 2-1 to the Red Elephants.

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Posted: mar. 30, 2015 9:49 p.m.
Salem’s Mitchell honored at Naismith Award Banquet

Salem’s Mitchell honored at Naismith Award Banquet

Salem basketball star Ayana Mitchell was honored by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Tuesday at the Naismith Award Banquet when she was named to the Metro Atlanta All-Girls Team. Mitchell also recently played in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association State All-Star Senior Showcase where she started at forward and scored 10 points. Mitchell's North team won 75 -62.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 4:43 p.m. | Updated: mar. 28, 2015 8:00 a.m.
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Salem ATW: Daniel Rodriguez

Salem ATW: Daniel Rodriguez

Salem High School soccer star Daniel Rodriguez pulled off a hat trick in a 4-3 win over Morgan County on Wednesday. Rodriguez had three goals, including the game-winner with a few minutes remaining to seal the victory.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 6:34 p.m. | Updated: mar. 14, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Rodriguez hat trick leads Salem to victory

Rodriguez hat trick leads Salem to victory

Salem boys soccer battled back and forth against Morgan County on Wednesday night, and thanks to a hat trick from Daniel Rodriguez the Seminoles pulled out a 4-3 win over the Bulldogs.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 7:24 p.m. | Updated: mar. 14, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Simonds seals the DEAL

Simonds seals the DEAL

(Conyers, GA) - Just a year-in-a-half removed from Tommy John surgery and Salem pitcher Chris Simonds has found a home for himself in college. Simonds signed his letter of intent to play college baseball at LaGrange on Tuesday.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 6:07 p.m.
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Back to the elite eight

With a decisive 55-30 victory over Cross Creek, Salem will advance to the elite eight for the second straight year.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 7:46 p.m. | Updated: feb. 20, 2015 7:48 p.m.
Playing with the boys: Salem's Coach Dilligard brings love of game, focus on fundamentals

Playing with the boys: Salem's Coach Dilligard brings love of game, focus on fundamentals

As the youngest and only girl with two older brothers (Anthony and Darren Dilligard), growing up as Rochone Dilligard (Lady ‘Noles head coach) meant playing more than a fair share of sports.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 3:14 p.m. | Updated: feb. 18, 2015 11:31 a.m.
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Salem outguns River-Ridge

After winning the region championship on Saturday, Salem hosted River-Ridge tonight and beat the Lady Knights 49-40 to advance to the next round.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 7:51 p.m. | Updated: feb. 17, 2015 7:51 p.m.

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