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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Falcons advance to North Half series after sweep of Calhoun City

Ingomar needed only two games to take the third-round series with Calhoun City and advance to round four of the Class 2A baseball playoffs. The Falcons clinched the sweep on Friday with a 6-4 win over the Wildcats. Logan Nobles had a huge night at the plate for the Falcons with a homer and three […]

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Urchins win game three, setting up uniquely Union North Half

ELLISTOWN – East Union asked for three innings from starting pitcher Cade Bell and he gave them five-plus innings and was the winning pitcher in the Urchins 4-3 game three win over East Webster on Monday. “I thought Bell just had a tremendous game, he and Joel (Wilkinson) and that was the difference in the […]

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Hard-working Hawks win 1A boys state track title

Myrtle boys had never won a state title in track, but that all changed on Saturday as the Hawks won the 1A title utilizing their numbers and hard-work ethic in the competition. “We put a lot of people in (events), we got a lot of people out, ” Myrtle coach Chris Greer said. “Abiram (Frazier) […]

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Rowan and Salmon win multiple state titles for Urchins

Katie Rowan and Jordon Salmon won two individual state track titles apiece as East Union won seven total on the day at the opening day of the 2016 MHSAA track championships at Pearl on Friday. Rowan won the first state title of the day for East Union with her final jump of 17-06.00 in the […]

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Area athletes advance to state finals in track

Several local track athletes punched their tickets for the MHSAA State Track and Field Championships to be held in Pearl on May 6 and 7. Myrtle, East Union and Ingomar ran at Winona in their 1A and 2A competition that covered two days due to inclement weather. Myrtle competed in the 1A North and individual […]

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Taylor to continue softball career at Delta State

BOONEVILLE – Brittany Taylor, a 2014 graduate of West Union High School, signed with Delta State University softball on Wednesday, continuing her softball career after playing the past two seasons at Northeast Mississippi Community College. “I’m super excited, it’s always been like a dream to get to play college ball and I got to play […]

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Springfield silences Lady Urchin bats in game one

ELLISTOWN – East Union got a big dose of Bailie Springfield on Tuesday as the East Webster pitcher stifled the Lady Urchin offense and helped her Lady Wolverines to the 11-3 win. The Lady Urchins could only manage four hits off Springfield and twice during the contest East Union went down in order during an […]

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Lane Bishop beats the throw to home and scores the first run for Myrtle in game two on Brandon Perkins' single. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Seminoles take three game series over Myrtle

SMITHVILLE – In the best-of-three series between Smithville and Myrtle, the Seminoles grabbed the win. Smithville took a 7-1 victory over the Hawks in a decisive game three on Monday, completing a two-game comeback to snag the series win and advance to the third round of the Class 1A playoffs. Errors proved costly for Myrtle […]

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Urchins shut down Cardinals, sweep series

East Union’s pitching was near-perfect as the Urchins swept their second round series with Potts Camp and move on to a third round possible rematch with East Webster. Joel Wilkinson threw four innings of no-hit ball and Josh Basil came on in relief to preserve the no-hitter on Thursday as East Union took game one […]

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East Union honors the ultimate Urchin Greenhill at dedication

East Union Attendance Center formally named the north entrance to the school James Curtis Greenhill Drive Thursday as the school paid tribute to his many years as educator and coach. Greenhill came to East Union in the fall of 1961 when school consolidation took place in Union County, having been on staff at Jericho. Greenhill […]

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