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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Amory's Fred Garth broke through contain and blocked Eathen Rainey's attempt for the game-winning field goal. Chris Brown scooped up the ball behind the line of scrimmage and ran it in for the winning touchdown. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Brown’s no-quit play leads Bulldogs to win over Amory

by Dennis Clayton The ending to Friday’s football game between Amory and New Albany was bizarre to say the least, but at least Chris Brown didn’t take the time to try to figure everything out. All Brown did was react to a loose football after New Albany’s field goal attempt to win the contest was […]

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SPORTS CALENDAR

SPORTS CALENDAR Thursday September 12 Softball Hickory Flat at Myrtle – 5:00 V/JV East Union at North Pontotoc – 5:00 JV/V New Albany at Shannon – 5:00 West Union at Mantachie – 5:00 JV/V Volleyball New Albany at Potts Camp – 5:30/6:30 Friday September 13 Football Amory at New Albany – 7:00 Saturday September 14 […]

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New Albany's Jimmy Baldon outruns Pontotoc's defense for a touchdown in the first half last Friday. Baldon later completed a 45-yard pass in the final moments to set up Eathen Rainey's last-second kick that lifted the Bulldogs to an 11-8 victory. Photo by Jay Tidwell.

Bulldogs knock off Pontotoc on last-second kick

New Albany wins at the buzzer By Jay Tidwell Special to the News Exchange NEW ALBANY – Ron Price is glad he was willing to take a risk. With time running out in a back-and-forth game against Pontotoc, Price said his plan was to have his quarterback kneel, let time expire, and hope for a […]

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Blake Spruill #11 had a huge night on offense and defense for East Union as they defeated Potts Camp. Spruill accounted for 23 of East Union’s 29 points and had eight tackles on the night.

Urchins Top Cardinals to Remain Undefeated

By Dennis Clayton Blake Spruill scored several different ways on Friday night to help lead his East Union teammates to a 29-14 win over Potts Camp. Spruill had a total of 118 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, kicked three PAT’s and recorded a safety as he tackled the Cardinals quarterback Hunter Joyner in the […]

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Blake Spruill in the game against Houlka Photo by Dennis Clayton

All-around performance

One of the neatest things about covering high school sports is the opportunity to witness our area prep athletes accomplish significant feats on the gridirons, diamonds, and courts. I saw one of the best all-around performances in football that I can ever remember in all my years of watching and reporting sports. Blake Spruill turned […]

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Marquez Howell of Myrtle won the Boys 5000 meter run at Hickory Flat on Saturday. Photo by Kedrick Storey - Southern Sentinel

Top area finishers at Hickory Flat Cross Country Invitational

Top area finishers at Hickory Flat Cross Country Invitational Varsity Girls 1A-3A 4000 Meter Run Place/Name School Time 4. Kitana High Myrtle 17:50.27 7. Stephanie Floyd Myrtle 18:16.97 9. Geniesha Montgomery Myrtle 18:35.13 11. Ivory Montgomery Myrtle 18:53.31 13. Megan Lowery Myrtle 19:00.00 18. Sydney Roberts Ingomar 19:26.73 19. Samantha Shettles Myrtle 19:39.15 22. Ellie […]

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VCA Warriors fall to Corinth, prepare for homecoming this week Victory Christian Academy played football against North Corinth.  Jake Russell is shown throwing the ball while Ryan Buggs blocks.  Matthew Windham and Ryan Buggs scored for the Warriors, but unfortunately they lost the game 12 to 27.   The Warrior's next game will be their Homecoming game this Thursday night, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.

VCA Warriors fall to Corinth, prepare for homecoming this week

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Fumble!!! A fumble occurred during this play between New Albany and Guntown Seventh Grade last Tuesday. New Albany won 16-0. Shaderrias Worship #90 and Marquez Tatum #49 are in the middle of the action. Photo by Dennis Clayton

New Albany Seventh and Eighth Grade football split with Guntown

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Erin Michael Carter of New Albany goes up for a spike against Tishomingo County in volleyball action last week. New Albany defeated Tishomingo County 3-1 on Tuesday and lost to Corinth 3-1 on Thursday. Pictured are L-R: Erin Michael Carter, Christina Jefferies and Reese Neely. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

New Albany volleyball defeats Tish County 3-1

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Gracen Conlee fields the Kossuth pop-up to third to retire the batter in West Union’s first round game of the Robertson Sportswear Tournament. Pictured L-R: Julianna Garner, Gracen Conlee, Jesslyn Brewer and Callie Baggett. West Union went 2-1 in the tournament as they defeated Kossuth and Clarkdale while losing to North Pontotoc.

Robertson’s Sportswear Tournament

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