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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New Albany falls in final minute

Quarterback Bryce Collins of New Albany handles the snap and moves upfield during the game against Byhalia. Jimmy Baldon #11 is pictured at left. Byhalia won 14-12 over the Bulldogs in the division matchup. By Dennis Clayton New Albany has thrived on last-second plays and heroics this season, but on Friday night, the biggest play […]

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New Albany Softball Seniors

New Albany Softball Senior Night pictured left: Coach Tom Zahller, Megan Dye, Lauren Cavender, Lauren Boyd and Coach Shane Sanderson.

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Senior Night for Myrtle Softball

Senior Night at Myrtle: Coach Marty Cook, Emily Cook, Keely Chunn, Audrey Kent, Allie Bishop, Coach Kelly Robbins.

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Ingomar Softball Senior Recognition

Ingomar Senior Recognition pictured left: Lauren Koon, Coach Andy Wilbanks and Molly Hale.

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East Union Softball Senior Night

East Union Senior Night front left: Samantha Lineberry, Mallory Roberts and Stephanie Hardy. Back left: Coach Josh Blythe, Coach Charlie Porch, Savannah Alexander, Katey Hunt and Coach Zane Treadaway.

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West Union SeniorSoftball Players

Senior Night at West Union pictured from left: Coach Lisa Bogue, Brittany Taylor, Bailey Bogue and Julianna Garner.

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Rebecca Sheffield watches the flight of her grand slam homer in the fifth inning of game two against Riverside. Sheffield and her Lady Urchin teammates won the series 2-0 on Saturday to advance to the 2A North Championship. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins advance to 2A North Championship

by Dennis Clayton East Union duplicated their hit total in their round two playoff series against Riverside on Saturday as they pounded out 15 hits during each game. The Lady Urchins now advance to the 2A North Championship on Tuesday in a matchup with Baldwyn. Game one of the series was marred by countless walks […]

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Empty stands

by Dennis Clayton One of the most disheartening things I saw this past week was the near empty stands across the field on the visitors’ side during the football game on Friday. I have zoomed in to count heads and I see around 30 people sitting in the stands. That is depressing. It is inexcusable. […]

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East Union quarterback D.J. Armstrong takes the snap and pivots to make the handoff during the second half of the Urchin loss at Baldwyn. East Union was defeated by the Bearcats 48-7. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Baldwyn fast start too much for Urchins

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Emma Wilson follows through during volleyball action between New Albany and Potts Camp. Erin Michael Carter and Megan Dye are also pictured.

New Albany Volleyball ends season with win over Potts Camp

By Dennis Clayton New Albany wrapped up their second season of volleyball with a 3-0 win over Potts Camp on October 16 on Senior Recognition Night. New Albany controlled the game from start to finish as they won set by score of 25-3, 25-8 and 25-21. During Darby Mills’ service in the first set, the […]

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