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 sweep Senatobia

New Albany took a pair of wins in their final regular season division contest against Senatobia as the Lady Bulldogs won 51-35 and the Bulldogs took the closing game 69-55. New Albany got off to a slow start in the first quarter, leading by only four points at 7-3. The second quarter saw the Lady […]

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Hawks hold off Eagles

ENTERPRISE – The West Union Eagles took Myrtle’s Hawks down to the wire in their division match-up between county rivals on Tuesday before the Hawks slipped by with the 64-62 win. West Union hit a layup at at the buzzer to reach the final margin. “We just made one extra play, that’s all,” Myrtle coach […]

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East Union drops pair to Booneville Blue Devils

East Union traveled to Booneville Friday for a pair of non-division games and dropped both contests to the Blue Devils. The Lady Urchins fell 66-50 and the Urchins lost 67-48. East Union boys played a strong first half, leading 34-28 at the intermission, but Booneville stormed back in the second half as they outscored the […]

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Urchins name Walton as new football coach

Kevin Walton has been named head football coach at East Union, succeeding Scott Duley who stepped down to devote more time to family. The Union County School board approved the hire in their meeting on Monday night. Union County Superintendent Ken Basil said, “Coach Walton has done an excellent job in our system…he has had […]

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New Albany Bulldogs are the 2015 Union County Junior High Tournament Champions. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany claims titles at county junior high tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – New Albany Middle School’s teams made a clean sweep in the Union County Junior High Tournament on Thursday with the Lady Bulldogs topping East Union 28-19 and the Bulldogs completing the sweep with a 56-31 win over West Union. East Union took the early lead in the girls game, 7-5 […]

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Meghan Van battles for control of the ball in the midfield during the Corinth match earlier this month. File photo.

New Albany sweeps Ripley for division soccer title

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany boys clinched first place in the tough Division 1-4A win a 2-0 win as the Bulldogs completed division play with a 5-1 record. New Albany girls won easily, 10-0 and finished with a perfect 6-0 record in division. “The boys game was a lot slower this time and I thought […]

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Jarel Lipsey of New Albany drives in and scores on the layup during Saturday's Hotbed Classic. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Bulldogs fall in double overtime following fourth quarter fade

Baldwyn 77, New Albany 68, 2OT New Albany dominated Baldwyn through three quarters of play, but the combination of the Bearcat half court pressure, turnovers and Connor McKay in the fourth quarter brought Baldwyn back to tie in regulation 55-55 and eventually take the win in double overtime 77-68. Baldwyn went on a 30-10 run […]

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Chris Hill scores for the Hawks in the opening quarter on Friday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Ashland clips Myrtle in division action

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Ashland traveled to Myrtle for a Division 2-1A meeting and came away with a pair of victories, winning the girls contest 68-51 and also taking the boys matchup in the nightcap 62-55. “I thought that we let them (Ashland) make us uncomfortable,” Myrtle coach Rob Browning said. “They’re very good […]

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Ingomar Lady Falcons are the 2015 Union County Tournament Girls Champions. Front left: Abby Deaton, Lauren Wooley, Gara Beth Self, Maggie Smithey, Lindsay Hall, Sydney Roberts, Ashley Forester, and Carson Grisham. Standing left: Morgan Nance, Abbie Williams, Allie Williams, Hope Mason, Lauren Thompson, Mallory Russell, Laura Hogue, Jakayla Banks and Coach Trent Adair.

Lady Falcons capture title with first quarter blitz

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – The Lady Falcons of Ingomar staggered New Albany early with a 28-7 advantage after the opening quarter and were able to hold off the Lady Bulldogs late to claim the Union County Tournament Girls Championship on Saturday. Ingomar prevailed 63-54 in the contest. “We had a good start and scored […]

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Robert and Sarah Garrett with their son Everett at the Ironman Triathlon. Photo submitted.

Garretts compete in Ironman triathlon

BY DENNIS CLAYTON Most couples enjoy doing a variety of activities together, but Robert and Sarah Garrett pushed the envelope with theirs as they competed in an Ironman Triathlon recently. “The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run,” Sarah said. “I’ve been doing triathlons since 2011 and my […]

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