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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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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Mallory Roberts had a productive day for East Union as she was the winning pitcher and had two doubles in the game against Ingomar won by East Union 9-5. File photo.

East Union defeats Ingomar as Roberts shines

By Dennis Clayton East Union jumped out to an early lead and held off an Ingomar rally in the seventh inning to defeat their county rivals by a score of 9-5 on Thursday. Mallory Roberts got the win and also contributed at the plate with two doubles. The Lady Urchins scored one run in the […]

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East Union defeated Middleton TN 47-36 on Friday to improve to 2-0 on the season. Quarterback D.J. Artmstrong leads the Urchin offense in game action from the Houlka game in the photo above. East Union will travel to Potts Camp on Friday to face the 0-2 Cardinals. Potts Camp was defeated by Bruce 39-8 in their game on Friday.

East Union Wins Road Game at Middleton

by Dennis Clayton East Union took their offensive fireworks to Middleton for their game two and brought back a 47-36 win. Quarterback D.J. Armstrong led the Urchins as he finished 3-6 passing for 126 yards and touchdown. Armstrong also added three scores rushing on the night. Leading rushers for East Union were Jacob Elder with […]

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New Albany's Devin Wilson carries the ball in the first quarter.Photo by Zach Adams

Big play sinks Bulldogs at Itawamba

BY Zach Adams Itawamba Times FULTON – New Albany coach Ron Price and his Bulldogs led the Itawamba AHS Indians 10-7 with less than a minute to play last Friday night. Unfortunately for the visiting team, a game that saw very few big offensive plays was capped off by one when IAHS sophomore quarterback Vijay […]

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BNA Bank Park tennis facility honored as a 2013 USTA Facility Award Winner

BNA Bank Park tennis facility in New Albany is one of 19 tennis facilities honored for excellence as a 2013 USTA Facility Award Winner The USTA announced Aug. 21 that the BNA Bank Park Tennis Facility in New Albany is one of 19 winners of its 32nd annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence […]

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Lady Wave gets test from young Bulldogs team

By GENE PHELPS Daily Journal TUPELO – New Albany coach Shay Ashford hates losing, but Thursday’s close high school volleyball loss to Tupelo – her alma mater – didn’t sting so bad. The visiting Lady Bulldogs, a second-year program, gave the Lady Wave a fight before falling 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20). “I don’t like to […]

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Some things defy logic

Sometimes things are just completely inexplicable and seem to defy any sort of logic. I witnessed one of the strangest events in my life during the Union County Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at BNA Bank Park on Saturday. Now I was not the only person to see this; several of us in attendance discussed it. […]

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