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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Dealer and Xplorers battle to tie in Cotton States

The DeSoto Xplorers rallied for four runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie the Northwest MS Dealers in Thursday’s high school Cotton States action. The Dealers led most of the game before the big sixth inning for DeSoto. The Xplorers had only two hits in the sixth, but took advantage of two […]

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Hall to play on regional all-star team in Orlando

Kelton Hall of Ingomar has recently been named to the 2014 Southeast 14U USSSA All-American Baseball Team. Hall will play in the USSSA All-American Games during August 1-4 at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Hall is one of two Mississippians named to the 15-member team. The Southeast Regional team […]

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Boll Weevils ride fourth inning flurry to down Bobcats

The Inverness Boll Weevils used a big fourth inning to top the Bay Springs Bobcats by a 4-2 margin. The Boll Weevils sent nine batters to the plate during the inning and collected two hits. They were helped by four walks and a hit by pitch in scoring their four runs. The first three innings had […]

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Mattie Pilcher lays down a bunt for the Mudcats during Tuesday’s Cotton States softball game at BNA Bank Park.

Mudcats thump Bobcats

The Black Prairie Mudcats got the maximum from only seven hits as they defeated the Bay Springs Bobcats 18-3 on Tuesday night at BNA Bank Park. The Mudcats picked up two runs in the top of the first as leadoff batter Karah Stephenson walked and later scored on Abby Pitts’ RBI double. Pitts would score […]

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West Union’s Taylor chosen for baseball showcase

WEST UNION – John Austin Taylor of West Union was recently chosen to play baseball in the Mississippi Showcase sponsored by BSN Sports at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School’s baseball field on July 24.  There were 30 players chosen from across the state to participate. Taylor had a .415 batting average on the 2014 season for […]

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Lady Falcons split games with South Pontotoc

INGOMAR – Ingomar’s Lady Falcons had a split decision in fast pitch softball on Tuesday as South Pontotoc won game one 5-4 and the Lady Falcons took the nightcap 3-1. Ingomar fell behind 1-0 after South Pontotoc scored the first run of game two in the top of the fourth. Ingomar had gone in order […]

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New Albany Football camp was held June 16-19 with approximately 50 campers attending from grades K-seventh. Coach Ron Price and his staff worked with the campers on stretching, agility, passing and catching the football. A punt, pass and kick contest was held for all participants.  On the final day a super bowl was held and campers were split into teams for games of touch football. This marks the seventh year Coach Price has conducted the camp.

New Albany football hosts annual summer camp

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Kelton Hall of Ingomar drains a three from the corner during the last day of summer basketball at Ingomar. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Vikings defeat Falcons in summer league basketball

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – North Pontotoc took a narrow 46-41 win over Ingomar in the final day of summer league basketball at Ingomar. Ingomar rode the first half scoring blitz of Kelton Hall to close the game to 27-26 at the half. Hall scorched the nets for 19 points including five 3-pointers to lead […]

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Caroline Mueller of New Albany dribbles past Kenley Stephens of Amory during their early match on Saturday morning at the Saltillo 7v7 tournament. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany girls place second at Saltillo tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON SALTILLO – New Albany girls scored a late goal and kept up the attack in attempts to tie, but Saltillo was able to withstand the pressure and take a 2-1 win in the 7v7 championship game at Saltillo. New Albany finished 2-1 on the day. “It was a great opportunity for the […]

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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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