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March 22 Sports Briefs
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The following are sports briefs for the week of March 22:

Riptides compete

The Rockdale Riptides swim team will send two representatives to the 14-and-under Sectional Championship Swim Meet this weekend at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

The two swimmers will participate in the 2014 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone at the competition, competing against the best swimmers in Georgia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and the Florida panhandle.

The Riptides’ Cory Kidd, 10, will compete in the 50 yard backstroke, 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard backstroke.

Thien-An Maynard, 11, will compete in the 200 yard backstroke,

Sarah Riley, 12, qualified for six events, but will not compete to prepare for the Riptides’ final meet of the season next weekend at the University of Georgia.

Delaney Willette, 13, qualified for three events, but will be unable to compete due to injury.

The four-day event will wrap up Sunday with the final day of competition.

Heritage Alumni Night

The Heritage Soccer Booster Club plans to host a 2014 Alumni Event Friday, March 28, during the Patriots’ game against Salem. Former Heritage players will be recognized at halftime agaist the Seminoles.

Free admission, T-shirts and food will be provided by the Heritage Soccer Booster Club.

All Heritage alumni who plan to attend should register online at

Mitchell selected for all-star game

Salem junior Ayanna Mitchell will represent the Lady Seminoles in the 2014 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Junior All Star Game today in Savannah.

Mitchell, ranked the 45th best prospect in her class by the HoopGurlz recruiting service,  averaged 18 points and  12 rebounds per game this season, while picking up just under four steals a contest.


Mitchell and the Seminoles completed their most successful season in school history this past winter, winning  25 games while reaching the Elite 8 in the state tournament.