About Dennis Clayton

I cover high school sports in Union County for the New Albany Gazette and also occasionally contribute sports articles to sister community newspapers of Journal Inc. Follow me on Twitter: @denclayton for scores and updates on our local high school teams. See you at the games!

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Baldwyn defeats East Union in division contest

By Dennis Clayton ELLISTOWN – Baldwyn took the early lead against East Union and then followed with a big third inning to decide the division game played Tuesday at East Union. Baldwyn pounded out 12 hits and took advantage of four East Union errors to post the win. “We didn’t play well and they played […]

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New Albany vs Senatobia Tennis Results

New Albany faced Senatobia in division tennis on Tuesday and came away with the 7-0 sweep on all courts. Boys singles Mark Robbins defeated Joseph Norris 6-0, 6-1 Girls singles Morris Kelly Clayton defeated Camille Rowan 6-0, 6-0 Boys doubles Trace Thompson/Christopher Shands defeated James Norris/Billy Roberts 6-0, 6-0 Michael Crotts/Parker Nail defeated Cameron Freeman/Jacob […]

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Union County Fast Pitch Tournament Results

East Union 5, West Union 1 New Albany 11, Ingomar 4 East Union 9, Ingomar 0 West Union 6, Myrtle 1 New Albany 4, East Union 3 Ingomar 8, Myrtle 7 East Union 12, Myrtle 5 West Union 9, New Albany 6 New Albany 7, Myrtle 4 West Union 13, Ingomar 0

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New Albany Tennis defeats Ripley

New Albany hosted Ripley on Thursday in a division tennis match at BNA Bank Park. Boys Singles Mark Robbins def. Daniel McMillin 6-0, 6-0 Girls Singles Morris Kelly Clayton def. Tinara Hayes 6-0, 6-0 Boys Doubles Trace Thompson/Christopher Shands def. Gabe Fox/Mason Morton 6-0, 6-0 Michael Crotts/Parker Nail def. Aquavius Clemmer/Michael Groves 6-0, 6-0 Girls […]

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New Albany tops Starkville in tennis

By Dennis Clayton NEW ALBANY – New Albany faced their second Class 6A team on the season and came away with a 4-3 win over Starkville on Tuesday. New Albany’s doubles teams came through in a huge way as they won three of their five matches. Mark Robbins of New Albany won the boys singles […]

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East Union drops division game to Hatley

  By Dennis Clayton ELLISTOWN – East Union was hoping to even their division record with a win against Hatley, but the middle innings spelled trouble for them as Hatley won 10-4 on Thursday. “Mental mistakes, from missed signs to getting the first out at third, to taking bats out of the hands of our […]

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Lady Rebels top Blue Mountain

Hickory Flat turned in a solid outing in girls basketball action on Tuesday as they used a strong first half showing to gain a 12 point lead over the home-standing Lady Cougars. Hickory Flat used balanced scoring in the effort as four players reached double digits. Cheyenne Jones led the Lady Rebels with 13 points […]

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Hawks use second half run to down Eagles

Myrtle boys found themselves on the short end of a 22-20 score at the half against West Union, but the Hawks’ shots started to fall in the third and fourth quarter. Myrtle outscored the Eagles 39-23 in the second half to take the 59-45 win. Dee Johnson and Lavon Kiddy paced the Hawks with 17 […]

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New Albany downs Ripley on senior night

New Albany seniors Hannah Anderson, Katelyn Watson and Aaron Catt celebrated senior recognition night by scoring goals in their final regular season appearance. By Dennis Clayton New Albany only had three seniors to recognize on senior night, but all three went out on a high note as they all recorded goals in the sweep of […]

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Hawks get defensive at home

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal MYRTLE – The Myrtle boys defended their home court and picked up their 10th win Friday with a 56-50 win against Tremont. “We played a really good first half I thought, defensively,” first-year Myrtle coach Rob Browning said. “They’re real good.” First-year Tremont coach Brian Pearson was Browning’s assistant at […]

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