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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Bulldogs finish second at Saltillo 7v7 soccer tournament

SALTILLO – New Albany boys finished second in the Saltillo 7v7 soccer tournament on Saturday, falling to Amory 5-0 in the championship match. The Bulldogs went 1-1-2 for the tournament. New Albany opened up the tournament by battling to a 1-1 draw with South Pontotoc as Joseph Rainey scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs. […]

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Urchins sink the Vikings with huge fourth

ELLISTOWN – East Union blew open a tight game with an eight run fourth and cruised past North Pontotoc 12-5 and secured the top seed in Region 3 of NEMCABB baseball pool play at East Union. Thomas Gentry got the onslaught of runs started with his two-RBI double as East Union put runners on by […]

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East Union wins regional opener in NEMCABB

ELLISTOWN – East Union won the opening game in their pool play regional by the final of 9-5 over Baldwyn in six innings in the time-shortened contest. Cade Bell worked five innings and allowed only one hit while striking out four. Baldwyn scored two runs against Bell, both unearned. East Union took a 3-0 lead […]

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Summer Soccer

Bulldogs enjoy successful day at ICC tournament FULTON – New Albany enjoyed a successful day of competition in the ICC 7V7 soccer tournament on Wednesday as the Bulldogs finished the day with a 3-0-2 record and placed second in their pool. New Albany also won the consolation game between second place finishers in the respective […]

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Bogue signs with Blue Mountain College softball

Bailey Bogue signed with Blue Mountain College softball on Wednesday, continuing her playing career with the four year program there. “It’s very exciting, softball has been a very big part of my life and my family,” Bogue said. “My mom coached me for close to 10 years so the sports means a lot to us […]

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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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