About Dennis Clayton

I cover high school sports in Union County and occasionally contribute sports articles to sister community newspapers of Journal Inc. I have lived in Union County my entire life and strive to use my articles to promote our players, teams and schools. Follow me on Twitter: @denclayton for scores and updates on our local high school teams.

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East Union wraps up spring football

ELLISTOWN – East Union put the finishing touches on their spring football on Monday as they hosted New Site and South Pontotoc in abbreviated games of 15 minute halves. The Urchins lost the opener 7-6 to New Site and the nightcap 21-0 to South Pontotoc. “We went in wanting to see effort and things that […]

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Urchins to face Loyd Star for 2A state title

East Union will head to Trustmark Park in Pearl this week to go for the MHSAA Class 2A state championship with Loyd Star in the best of three series. The teams were originally scheduled to play game one on Wednesday, but due to severe weather concerns for the area, play was moved up to Tuesday […]

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Going to the ‘Ship’

Urchins defeat Ingomar for 2A championship series appearance INGOMAR – East Union got off the bus swinging the bats as a seven-run outburst in the first inning decided their game two with Ingomar early on. The Urchins went on to win 13-2 in five innings, taking the 2A North Half championship series 2-0. “I just […]

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East Union Spring Football Game Schedule

Monday, May 16 at East Union Football Field 5:00 – East Union vs South Pontotoc (Jr. High) 5:45 – East Union vs New Site (Varsity) 6:30 – South Pontotoc vs New Site (Varsity) 7:15 – East Union vs South Pontotoc (Varsity) 8:00 – East Union vs South Pontotoc (JV)

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Urchins come out swinging and knock Falcons out of playoffs

INGOMAR – East Union needed a seventh inning rally to win the opening game of their North Half baseball series with Ingomar, but not so in game two on Friday. The Urchins exploded for seven runs in the first and won by a final of 13-2 in five innings to sweep the series 2-0. The […]

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Urchins win series opener on walkoff sac fly

ELLISTOWN – East Union got a golden opportunity in the bottom of the seventh inning and Cade Bell delivered the clutch RBI as the Urchins broke the tie and won 3-2 in their game one series. East Union loaded the bases on back-to-back bloop singles and a walk then Bell drove the hard liner to […]

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Falcons advance to North Half series after sweep of Calhoun City

Ingomar needed only two games to take the third-round series with Calhoun City and advance to round four of the Class 2A baseball playoffs. The Falcons clinched the sweep on Friday with a 6-4 win over the Wildcats. Logan Nobles had a huge night at the plate for the Falcons with a homer and three […]

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Urchins win game three, setting up uniquely Union North Half

ELLISTOWN – East Union asked for three innings from starting pitcher Cade Bell and he gave them five-plus innings and was the winning pitcher in the Urchins 4-3 game three win over East Webster on Monday. “I thought Bell just had a tremendous game, he and Joel (Wilkinson) and that was the difference in the […]

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Hard-working Hawks win 1A boys state track title

Myrtle boys had never won a state title in track, but that all changed on Saturday as the Hawks won the 1A title utilizing their numbers and hard-work ethic in the competition. “We put a lot of people in (events), we got a lot of people out, ” Myrtle coach Chris Greer said. “Abiram (Frazier) […]

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Rowan and Salmon win multiple state titles for Urchins

Katie Rowan and Jordon Salmon won two individual state track titles apiece as East Union won seven total on the day at the opening day of the 2016 MHSAA track championships at Pearl on Friday. Rowan won the first state title of the day for East Union with her final jump of 17-06.00 in the […]

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