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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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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Blake Spruill races for the end zone against Potts Camp. Spruill scored three TD's, kicked thre PAT's and added a safety. East Union won 29-14.

East Union Tops Potts Camp 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 an unofficial total of 102 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, kicked three PAT’s and recorded a safety as he tackled the Cardinals quarterback Hunter Joyner in […]

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Robertson’s Sportswear 15th Annual Softball Challenge

New Albany Sportsplex/BNA Bank Park September 7 , 2013 Field 1 9:00 Nettleton vs East Union 10:15 Nettleton vs Clarkdale 11:30 Neshoba Central vs Kossuth 12:45 Neshoba Central vs Nettleton 2:00 Kossuth vs Clarkdale 3:15 Clarkdale vs West Union 4:30 Mooreville JV vs Neshoba JV 5:45 Neshoba Central vs Corinth 7:00 Tish. Co. vs East […]

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Thursday September 5 Softball Hickory Flat at West Union – 5:00/6:00 V/JV Myrtle at Oxford – 5:00 V/JV East Union at Mantachie – 5:00 JV/V North Pontotoc at Ingomar – 5:00 Volleyball Corinth at New Albany – 5:30/6:30 Friday September 6 Football Pontotoc at New Albany – 7:00 East Union at Potts Camp – 7:00 […]

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Union County NEMCC athletes named academic all-state

Student athletes from two of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s most successful athletic programs during the 2012-13 academic year received accolades for their hard work in the classroom. The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) announced that ten Tigers and two Lady Tigers were named to the Academic All-State teams for their respective sport. […]

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Zack Ball breaks through the hole to score for NAMS seventh grade against North Pontotoc in first quarter action. North Pontotoc defeated New Albany in the contest. Photo by Dennis Clayton

New Albany 7th, 8th graders split wins with North Pontotoc

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Football is here!

By Dennis Clayton The much-awaited and much-anticipated college football season has begun and we had mixed results with our teams for week one. Ole Miss had a thrilling come-from-behind win on Thursday against Vanderbilt, State lost to offensive-minded Oklahoma State and Southern Miss lost to Texas State. One game doesn’t make a season, but Ole […]

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Megan Dye delivered a sacrifice fly to drive in Quinlan Amos for the New Albany walk-off victory.

New Albany scores late to beat Myrtle

By Dennis Clayton New Albany and Myrtle locked up in a low-scoring contest between county rivals on Thursday at BNA Bank Park and the Lady Bulldogs escaped with a run in their final at-bat to take the win. New Albany totaled nine hits to even their record at 5-5. Myrtle picked up six hits. Myrtle […]

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