About Dennis Clayton

I cover high school sports in Union County and 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.

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East Union's indoor facility will be used by all athletic programs as well as being utilized as a Physical Education building for daytime P.E classes. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union moves forward with major construction projects

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union is in a building program in a large way this summer as the school is constructing an on-campus football stadium and also building a multipurpose indoor facility to be used by all sports as well as the school’s physical education classes. “We constructed about an 8,500 sq. foot metal building […]

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Tennis is one of the sports offered at First Baptist Church's Mega Sports Camp at BNA Bank Park's Tennis Complex this week. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Mega Sports Camp offers youth more than just sports

BY DENNIS CLAYTON NEW ALBANY – First Baptist Church of New Albany has traveled to various cities around the United States with their sports camps and mission trips. This week the church has given the opportunity to local youth to be a part of their ministry outreach. Mega Sports Camp began on Monday and will […]

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East Union won the ICC summer league tournament on Monday as they defeated Moorville and Amory to take the championship. Team members are (Front Row): Kensie Roberts, (Second Row, left to right): Colby Stafford, Jessie Roberts, Sallie Pannell, Raelee Bell, Rebecca Sheffield, Callie Frazier, Logan Ellis, (Third Row, left to right): Hannah White, Jaley White, Claudia Hill, Mallory Ellis, (Back Row: left to right): Kallie Roberts, Tianna Castillo, Abby Blair, Maggie Meinz, Katie Boatner.

Lady Urchins win ICC softball tourney

    FULTON – East Union capped their summer league season at ICC by winning the league tournament on Monday. The Lady Urchins defeated Mooreville 3-1 in their first game and edged Amory 5-2 in the championship to take home the trophy. “Softball’s a funny game,” East Union coach Josh Blythe said. “You get some […]

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Ingomar, Myrtle pick up fast-pitch wins

INGOMAR – Ingomar posted wins over Tremont and Potts Camp while Myrtle rallied in the late innings to slip by New Albany in summer fast pitch action at Ingomar on Thursday. Myrtle 7, New Albany 6 Myrtle rallied in the fifth and sixth inning to score all seven runs after New Albany had raced to […]

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Maggie Smithey shoots a baseline jumper for Ingomar in their game against Independence on Monday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Area teams split results in basketball

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – West Union’s Lady Eagles took a convincing 33-18 win over Hickory Flat while Ingomar fell a point short, losing to Independence 24-23 in girls’ summer basketball play at Myrtle on Monday. West Union 33, Hickory Flat 18 The Lady Eagles used a stifling defense to post an early 14-5 first […]

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Brandon Perkins threw three innings of shutout ball for Myrtle to lead the Hawks past Potts Camp on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Hawks clip Cardinals in summer baseball

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MYRTLE – Myrtle scored all their runs in the first inning on Tuesday night and coasted to a 3-0 win over Potts Camp in summer baseball action. Lane Bishop hit a leadoff single and was followed by Anthony Lipsey’s single. Brandon Perkins, the number three hitter in the Hawks lineup, drove in […]

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Baseball from left: seated - Cade Hall, Chance Maxey, Joseph Broom, Dillen Speck. Standing - Brady Cox, Collin Taylor, Chantz Hunnicutt, Matt Browning, Kelton Hall.

Ingomar Athletic Awards

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Hugh Yates will take over as Head Coach for the West Union Lady Eagles softball program.

Yates named West Union softball coach

  Hugh Yates has been tapped to fill the role of softball coach at West Union High School. Yates will take over both the slowpitch and fastpitch programs from Lisa Bogue, who announced her retirement earlier in June. “I’m very excited, and I’d like to thank the adminstration here and Mr. (Ken) Basil for giving […]

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Tianna Castillo of East Union drives to the goal against South Pontotoc on Tuesday in summer league basketball action at Ingomar.

Basketball league begins at Ingomar

INGOMAR – Fans that are in need of a high school sports “fix” only need to drive to Ingomar during the next few weeks to catch prep action in boys and girls basketball plus fast pitch softball. Girls basketball hit the hardwood on Tuesday with a full slate of games, 15 in total. Union County […]

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McDonald, Wilson compete in combine

TUPELO – Two New Albany Bulldogs received the opportunity to compete as some of the top football talent in the state. Rising seniors Jake McDonald and Devin Wilson took part in the Southern Select Combine at Tupelo High School on Saturday, increasing their visibility for recruiters in the hope of furthering their careers after high […]

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