The year is coming to a close as we prepare for a brand new year in 2015. This time of year brings resolutions for the future, but we decided to remind you of some of the best memories of the past. There are number of great stories that didn't make the cut, but each story in its own is always special. Here you will find some of the top stories in sports for 2014, from June until now.
Ayanna signs to LSU
Ayanna Mitchell has been a basketball phenomenon ever since she stepped on the court at Salem as a freshman. Her hard work and talents have paid off, culminating in her signing a full scholarship to play basketball at LSU in fall 2015. Ayanna, who averaged a 18 points and 11 rebounds as a junior, verbally committed in the summer and signed the paperwork in November officially making her a future Tiger.
Majesti signs to UGA
Senior Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology Student Majesti Bass signed her letter of intent to play collegiate level volleyball with the University of Georgia this summer. Bass won numerous athletic awards during her time playing for the Rockdale County High School varsity volleyball team.
Hubbards goes Gamecocks
Morgan Hubbard signed her letter of intent to attend the University of South Carolina on June 25, 2014. Hubbard was a 2013 and 2014 state champion at Heritage High School. Hubbard signed with the Gamecocks after graduating from Heritage with a 3.5 GPA.
Hill named athlete of the year
Candace Hill was named the 2013-2014 Gatorade Georgia Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year on June 19 making her the first-ever chosen from Rockdale County High School. Hill is coming off her freshman year at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology where she maintained a 4.54 GPA.
Salem beats Winder
With the ball at Salem's one-yard line and just a fews seconds left on the clock, Winder Barrow dialed up CeCe Green's number and he was stuffed by Salem's superb defensive line to give the Seminoles a 31-24 win at home.
Lady Patriots beat Loganville to tie region lead
The Lady Patriots softball team was able to beat Loganville and tie for the region lead in a stunning victory. The game was tied at one in the bottom of the eighth inning. With the count 2-2 and Ta'lor Bynum up to bat with the winning run on second, Bynum hit a blooper over shortstop to bring in the winning run.
Rockdale cross country wins NewRock
Rockdale County High School Cross country won the combined gender NewRock Championship for the first time in 18 years. Both boys and girls teams also made it to the state championship after earning region runner-up honors.
Deer Run Dolphins stop four-peat
The Deer Run Dolphins won the title of Rockdale County Swim League Champions this summer, beating out three-time former champion Covington YMCA.
Jordan Scott verbally commits to UGA
Jordan Scott, Salem senior outfielder, verbally committed to UGA this summer. Scott was being sought after by multiple big name schools such as Georgia Tech and West Virginia, but the area and the program put UGA over the top.