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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West Union sweeps Pine Grove Panthers

DUMAS – West Union traveled to Pine Grove to take on the Lady Panthers in a matchup of 1A division champions and the Lady Eagles prevailed 41-31. “I thought both teams played really well defensively and rebounded really well,” West Union girls coach Matt Thompson said. “I figured it would come down to who could […]

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Myrtle and West Union divide division wins

MYRTLE – West Union held off a determined Myrtle team to post a 48-44 win and maintain sole possession of first in Division 2-1A.  “The first quarter we got a lead and held onto it the rest of the way,” West Union girls coach Matt Thompson said. “I thought we played well the first quarter, […]

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Richland ends Lady Bulldogs playoff run

New Albany’s hopes of avenging a previous playoff loss in 2014 to Richland were all for nought as the Lady Rangers scored in the early minutes and went on to the 4-0 win, eliminating the Lady Bulldogs from the postseason. “It (early goal) kinda took the momentum away from us and I had asked them […]

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East Union takes first in powerlifting meet

East Union’s girls won first in the Calhoun City Invitational powerlifting meet on January 25 at the Calhoun City. The Lady Urchins competed against Calhoun City, Oxford, Lafayette, Tishomingo County, Noxubee County, and Mantachie. East Union won the match with a 44-34 point advantage over second-place Calhoun City. “This is the first time we’ve had […]

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Lady Bulldogs edge Pontotoc in playoff opener

NEW ALBANY – New Albany scored their goals early and then held on to deny Pontotoc the comeback opportunity as the Lady Bulldogs won the Class 4A soccer playoff match 2-1 and advanced to the second round. “The first half we got on top, got two good goals and went into half up 2-0,” New […]

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Warriors eliminate Bulldogs in 4A soccer playoffs

PONTOTOC – New Albany saw their hopes of a playoff run come to an end in the opening round match with Pontotoc on Monday as the Warriors shutout the Bulldogs 4-0 and eliminated them from the 4A playoffs for the second time in three years. “The mental aspect of having beaten them twice just does […]

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Lady Eagle defense shuts down Hickory Flat

West Union relied on their defense to take a 48-25 division win over Hickory Flat on Thursday. The Lady Eagles held the Lady Rebels to single digits in every quarter as they rolled to the win and evened their Division 2-1A record at 2-2 on the season. “We have guarded them really well and did […]

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New Albany takes two from Byhalia

NEW ALBANY – New Albany got the sweep plus a double shutout in their final division matches of the season on Wednesday which were moved up from Thursday due to impending bad weather. New Albany also recognized their seven seniors on the boys and girls teams on Senior Night. (G) New Albany 9, Byhalia 0 […]

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New Site slips past Urchins

ELLISTOWN – East Union’s Urchins seemed on the verge of pulling off the upset over 3A New Site on Tuesday, but the Urchin upset bus ran out of gas in the closing seconds and the Royals escaped with the narrow 59-58 win. “We had a seven or eight point lead with probably two or three […]

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Darshawn Hill defends against Ryder Willard. File photo.

Myrtle takes sweep at West Union

Myrtle and West Union met on Friday in the Union County Tournament and the teams hit the hardwood again on Tuesday in a Division 2-1A action at West Union. Myrtle again took the boys contest, but the Lady Hawks avenged their 12-point loss and upended the Lady Eagles. (G) Myrtle 62, West Union 59 Myrtle […]

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