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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Blake Spruill (middle of photo) plunges in from the three for the winning touchdown for East Union as they defeated H.W. Byers 35-34. It was the first playoff win in football for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union wins first playoff game in school history

By Dennis Clayton Coach Scott Duley’s East Union Urchins showed their grit, determination and heart as they rallied from a 34-21 deficit and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to win 35-34. Coach Duley said “They (Urchins) played an amazing game. They didn’t quit, we just played a team that was more athletic than us and our […]

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Blake Spruill heads upfield with the opening kickoff against H.W. Byers during first round playoff action. East Union won 35-34. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Urchins reach within and rally past Lions

by Dennis Clayton Coach Scott Duley’s East Union Urchins showed their grit, determination and heart as they rallied from a 34-21 deficit and scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to win 35-34. Coach Duley said “They (Urchins) played an amazing game. They didn’t quit, we just played a team that was more athletic than us and […]

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Ingomar splits with Pine Grove in hoops opener

by Dennis Clayton Ingomar and Pine Grove squared off in the season opener for each team and came away with a split decision as Pine Grove took the girls contest 48-42 and Ingomar won the boys nightcap 83-51. In the boys game, Pine Grove opened with an early lead, but the Falcons roared back to […]

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New Albany girls take second in division meet in Pontotoc

New Albany girls took second place in the 2-4A cross country meet held recently in Pontotoc. The Lady Bulldogs finished second to the always tough Pontotoc Lady Warriors. Katie Brooks and Maria Favela were top 12 finishers as Brooks (18:08.00) finished 11th and Favela (18:21.00) finished 12th. New Albany boys placed fourth overall in the […]

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New Albany's Bryce Collins finished 9-of-16 for 87 yards and was sacked eight times. Photo by Kedrick Story

Despite promising start, Bulldogs fall to Ripley

Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel Sports/Special to the News Exchange RIPLEY–In Friday’s 2013 edition of the “Hwy. 15 Rivalry,” the New Albany Bulldogs’ offense struggled, the defense allowed 502 yards of total offense and they fell to the Ripley Tigers 33-0 in their season finale. The loss snapped a New Albany four-game winning streak in the […]

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Photo by Clint Parish/Parish Portrait Design  Jonathan Valle #3 of East Union closes in on the Hatley runner for the tackle during the East Union 33-21 win at Hatley on Friday. East Union will play in the first round of the 2A football playoffs this Friday as they travel to H.W. Byers.

Urchins top Tigers for final 1-2A playoff spot

By Zac Carlisle For the Monroe Journal HATLEY – The 2013 Hatley Tigers (3-7, 1-4) were on the verge of making history. No other football team in school history had ever made the playoffs, and they were looking to do it. The same, however, could have been said for the East Union Urchins (7-3, 2-3). […]

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East Union at Byers preview

by Dennis Clayton East Union will travel to H.W. Byers in the first round of 2A football playoffs on Friday. The Byers offense is averaging 261 yards per game rushing and 96 yards per game passing. The Lions are averaging over 32 points a game while holding opponents to an average of 13.6 points per […]

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Union County Coroner Election

Unofficial results but with absentee votes counted Rob Anderson – 651 – 17.51% Pam Browning Boman – 833 – 22.40% Pamela Steward Denham – 309 – 8.31% Lisa Taylor Galloway – 210 – 5.65% Toby Hill – 501 – 13.47% Wayne Martin – 37 – 1.00% April Roberts – 116 – 3.12% Stephen Robinson – […]

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Runoff coming for Union County coroner

by Lynn West Pam Browning Boman and Rob Anderson will face each other in a runoff election Nov. 26 to see who wins the Union County coroner’s post. In unofficial results Tuesday, Boman received 22.4 percent of the vote compared to Anderson’s 17.51 percent. The runoff is necessary because no candidate got more than 50 […]

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2013 STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET

Saturday November 9 will be the MHSAA 2013 State Cross County Meet at Mississippi College Choctaw Trails Watson Cross Country Course. New Albany will be the first local school to run as 4A girls begin the day’s race activities at 10:00 with the 4A boys to follow at 10:30. East Union will be the next […]

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