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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Jets Defeat Thunder in Cotton States Softball

by Dennis Clayton The Northeast Mississippi Jets used a huge eight run second to hand the Tupelo Thunder their first league loss in their 13-10 victory. The Jets sent 12 batters to the plate during the second inning scoring outburst as they collected six hits to take a 12- 2 lead after two innings. The […]

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Caroline Mueller of New Albany attempts to dribble past Rachel Hill and Kenley Stephens of Amory in ICC 7v7 soccer tournament action. Photo by Melissa Meador Monroe Journal

Amory girls, Saltillo boys win inaugural ICC Soccer Showcase

Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com FULTON, MS – The Amory Lady Panthers and Saltillo Tigers won the inaugural Itawamba Community College High School Soccer Showcase held at the ICC Soccer Complex on Thursday. The Lady Panthers picked up 4-0 wins over Saltillo and Itawamba AHS along with a key 2-1 victory over New Albany to earn the girls’ […]

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

The above question was the title of a hit song in the late Sixties by Chicago Transit Authority (later shortened to Chicago because the real transit authority complained about the group’s name). Anyhow, the question in the song went like this “Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? Well I […]

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Cotton States Baseball League Results

COTTON STATES BASEBALL LEAGUE Golden Triangle Jets 140 020 1 – 8 12 1 Tippah Tribe……………103 000 0 – 4 6 6 WP – J. Reeves. LP – A. Ralston. S – None. Multiple hits – (GT) Jordan Lambert 2, Fredrico Moody, Josh Whitaker, (T) Boyce 2.

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Choose Your Heroes Carefully

We deal with sports in this column on a weekly basis and it is easy to identify certain sports figures as “heroes” or “role models”. Now it is not only sports that this occurs, virtually every situation or field has people that are looked up to whether it be musicians, actors, leaders in the field […]

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Notable Accomplishments

Since we find ourselves nearing the Fourth of July holiday, I thought it might be good to just look at a few things in a nutshell instead of one thing in the broader spectrum. First of all, we proudly say congratulations to Lisa Bogue of West Union for being named the Coach of the Year […]

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Supporting your team

Mississippi State’s magical run toward a coveted national championship ended Tuesday night in an 8-0 loss to UCLA. In short, State just couldn’t execute the way they had all through the regional, super regional, and College World Series. By the way, UCLA did execute and used the field, wind, and every opportunity to their advantage […]

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Mississippi State beats Oregon State, advances to CWS Championship Round

by Eric Olson/The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — A Southeastern Conference team is heading to the College World Series finals for the sixth straight year. For the first time, it’s Mississippi State. Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run homer off the back wall of the left-field bullpen, and Kendall Graveman and two relievers held the Beavers […]

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Myrtle coach Orman to lead Ripley’s girls

Ripley High School has chosen Cliff Ormon to be their next girls basketball coach. Ripley principal Jeff Palmer confirmed the hiring Thursday afternoon. The move must be approved by the South Tippah School Board. Ormon returns to Tippah County where he coached the Pine Grove Lady Panthers for eight seasons (2004-12) before spending the last […]

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New Albany Volleyball Camp June 25-27

New Albany Volleyball Coach Shay Ashford announces the New Albany Volleyball Camp will be held June 25-27 at New Albany Middle School from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Registration is $55.00 and all girls will receive a free volleyball. Camp is for girls ages 4-13. Contact Coach Ashford at: lashford@newalbany.k12.ms.us or call 662-687-2592 to register […]

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