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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Marley Long of West Union watches the flight of the double by Callie Baggett during game one of the series against Wheeler. Long doubled and scored on the Baggett double. West Union won the series 2-1. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

West Union overcomes slow start to fly past Wheeler

by Dennis Clayton West Union got off to a rather slow start on Tuesday against Wheeler, but before the night was over, the Lady Eagles had their offense rolling as the won the opening series of the 1A softball playoffs against Wheeler 2-1. Wheeler won the opening game 3-2 with Bailey Bogue and Marley Long […]

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Keely Chunn had two singles and RBI in the Myrtle 2-1 over Independence on Tuesday. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Myrtle wins in a walk-off against Independence

by Dennis Clayton Myrtle rallied to score the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday as Amber Cook came through with a walk-off RBI single to score Emily Cook and the Lady Hawks squeaked out a 2-1 win for Senior Night. Myrtle scored first in the game as Emily Cook led […]

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Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness to be at Byhalia vs New Albany football game Oct. 11

The New Albany School District has several families that are or have been affected by breast cancer and these families will take the field at halftime to help raise community awareness. There will also be a plaque presented to one of the district teachers honoring her battle with breast cancer.

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Thursday October 10 Softball East Union at West Union – 5:00/6:00 V/JV (Senior night) Holly Springs at New Albany – 5:00 (Senior night) Myrtle at Tupelo – 5:30/6:30 V/JV Friday October 11 Football Byhalia at New Albany – 7:00 Walnut at East Union (BNA Bank Park) – 7:00 Saturday October 12 Volleyball Division tournament at […]

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First Dawg Trails Classic results

Saturday, Oct. 5, was the first-ever Dawgs Trails Classic Cross Country Meet to be held at the new course at the New Albany Elementary School. Five schools participated with New Albany and Myrtle being the local teams from here. Kitana High won the girls 4000 meters with a time of 17:23. She was followed by […]

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Bulldogs use field position, turnovers to win division opener

By Dennis Clayton New Albany took full advantage of the field position game to down Senatobia 27-2 in Friday’s division opener at Senatobia. New Albany also made the most of the turnovers they received from the Warriors and turned them into critical points. Senatobia broke on the score board first as the Warriors recorded a […]

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Callie Baggett of West Union puts the ball in play against Ingomar during their division game on Thursday. Baggett was the winning pitcher as West Union hung on to win 5-4 and go undefeated in the division. Catching for Ingomar is Morgan Gooch. Photo by Dennis Clayton,

West Union defeats Ingomar in division play

By Dennis Clayton West Union scored early in the game and then held on to down Ingomar 5-4 in the final division game for both teams. With the win, West Union went undefeated in the division and claimed first place. Ingomar finished tied with Myrtle at 3-3 in the division, but Myrtle will be heading […]

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Katey Hunt watches the flight of her home run during the first inning of play against Falkner. Hunt drove in three runs with the homer for East Union. Hunt also singled and doubled on the day. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union downs Falkner on Senior Night

By Dennis Clayton East Union jumped out to an early lead and scored every inning of the five-inning affair to defeat Falkner 14-4 on Monday night as they recognized their seniors. Katey Hunt provided the blast to get things started with her three-run homer in the first with two on. Sallie Roberts had reached on […]

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One season nearly in the books

The fall sports regular season is practically in the books for our area softball teams as they now turn their focus to the post-season. We have the distinction of sending four teams to the post-season with East Union, Myrtle, New Albany and West Union all punching their tickets for the first round beginning next week […]

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Urchins trump Royals in division play, 59-22

Adam Gore MARIETTA, MS – Coach Scott Duley didn’t know that senior running back Blake Spruill had eclipsed the 200-yard rushing mark in East Union’s division opening 59-22 win over New Site, but the impressive night didn’t come as a surprise to the head coach. “I knew he had a good night, but didn’t realize […]

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