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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Keeping the Faith

Heard turns medical setback into ministry of encouragement Dennis Clayton Sportswriter A busy life with sports kept Bre Anna Heard going for most of her life. Besides teaching responsibilities at West Union Attendance Center, Heard was an assistant coach for the Lady Eagles slow-pitch and fast-pitch as well as a volunteer for the girls’ basketball […]

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East Union wraps up spring football with scrimmages

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union concluded their spring football practices with scrimmages with Biggersville and Thrasher on Thursday. The Urchins tied Biggersville in the opener 6-6 and defeated Thrasher in the nightcap 13-8. “I was proud of them (Urchins),” East Union coach Kevin Walton said. “They had good effort. We’ve just been teaching […]

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First Choice Center for Women Art Contest

Information submitted by Lacretia Wilkinson, Director of First Choice Center for Women First Choice Center for Women is sponsoring an Art Contest. The contest is open to all 6-12 students in Union county and New Albany City schools as well as home-schooled students. This is not a fundraising contest. The purpose of this contest is […]

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First Choice 5K Race for the Unborn/ 3K Walk For Life

By Lynn West First Choice of New Albany will host its sixth annual 5K Run/3K Walk for Life event on Saturday, April 11. Because the organization services are free, the financial support raised from the 5K Race for the Unborn/3K Walk for Life helps enable First Choice to provide medical and counseling services to women […]

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Callie Frazier singles and drives in the East Union run. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins edged by Mooreville

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MOOREVILLE – East Union’s Lady Urchins gave perennial 3A power Mooreville all they could handle on Saturday before falling 2-1 in a hastily scheduled game due to recent rains. “I love playing Mooreville, in my opinion they are the best of the best,” East Union coach Josh Blythe said. “They’ve got two […]

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Witt Roaton delivers the pitch to the plate for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins have mixed results in tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union won their game one in the late innings and lost game two in extra innings at the Pontotoc baseball tournament on Saturday. The Urchins defeated TCPS 7-0 and lost to North Pontotoc 4-3. Witt Roaton had a brilliant performance on the mound in game one, allowing only one hit while […]

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Falcons rally for win

INGOMAR – Late in the fourth quarter, Ingomar trailed Coldwater in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs. Not only did the Falcons need a big play, they needed someone to step up and lead the team. They got both in senior Laquain Foster, who turned a turnover earned by Ingomar’s defense into […]

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New Albany holds off Greenwood to advance

New Albany gained a narrow 53-52 victory on Tuesday, defeating Greenwood in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs. “I feel that our offensive execution and our kids’ willingness to match their (Greenwood) physicality on both ends of the court were definitely the keys to the win,” New Albany coach Brad Gray said. […]

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Ingomar Lady Falcons 2-1A Tournament Champions front left: Ashley Forester, Allie Williams, Maggie Smithey, Gara Beth Self, Sydney Roberts, Carson Grisham. Back: Morgan Nance, Laura Hogue, Abbie Williams, Abby Deaton, Dylan Reeder, Jakayla Banks, Lauren Wooley, Hope Mason, Lauren Thompson, Mallory Russell, Lindsay Hall, Coach Trent Adair. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Falcons win division tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ASHLAND – Ingomar’s Lady Falcons rallied in the second half to win the Division 2-1A tournament championship on Saturday, defeating Ashland 45-35. Ingomar trailed 27-20 with 4:05 left in the third quarter, but the Lady Falcons went on a 25-8 run to close the game and take the win. “We did have […]

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Laquain Foster sinks this basket in the lane. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Ingomar rallies late to post win

(B) Ingomar 71, Coldwater 65 Ingomar rallied from a 63-56 deficit, going on a 15-2 run to close the contest and win in the first round of State 1A playoffs on Tuesday. The game featured 10 lead changes plus numerous ties, with the largest lead only being seven points. Ingomar held an early lead by […]

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