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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West Union Lady Eagles won the Union County Slow Pitch Softball Tournament with a 4-0 record. West Union won the deciding tournament game over East Union with a 2-0 victory over East Union. Congratulations Lady Eagles!

West Union Lady Eagles Win Union County Softball Tournament

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New Albany defense swarms a Kossuth runner in jamboree play from Friday.

New Albany and Kossuth Fight to Scoreless Draw

by Dennis Clayton The fall sports season is officially here. New Albany got their football season started with a two quarter jamboree game at Kossuth. The teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Both offenses made some ball movement, but both were unsuccessful in denting the scoreboard. Coach Ron Price said “We knew coming in what […]

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Coach Nickey Nance

Young ‘Dawgs continue learning the ropes

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange New Albany Middle School head football coach Nickey Nance understands what it takes to cultivate a winning environment. Nance, who majored in agricultural education at Miss. State, was a successful head high school coach at Falkner, his alma mater. He is in his second year at New Albany, […]

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Callie Baggett pitching and Gracen Conlee at third of West Union

SPORTS CALENDAR

Thursday August 22 Volleyball New Albany at Tupelo – 5:30/6:30 Softball Mooreville at East Union – 5:00 JV/V West Union at South Pontotoc – 5:00JV/6:30V New Albany at Tishomingo County – 5:30 Bruce at Ingomar – 5:00 Tupelo at Myrtle – 5:00V/JV Friday August 23 Football Water Valley at New Albany – 7:00 Houlka at […]

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Coach Kevin Williams

Seniors runners lead Falcons

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Kevin Williams has set high standards for Ingomar’s cross-country teams this season, in part because of local rivalries. “Union County has excelled in cross-country, and Ingomar has one of the youngest programs in terms of the number of years we’ve been running and have been participating,” said Williams, […]

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Coach Chris Greer

Hawks, Lady Hawks have positive outlook for cross-country

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Myrtle head coach Chris Greer is optimistic about his cross-country squad’s potential this year. The Hawks will regularly run against some of the fastest teams in Class 1A North, including county-rivals Ingomar and West Union, as well as Hickory Flat, which moved down this season from Class 2A. […]

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Coach Josh Blythe

Lady Urchins look strong in slow-pitch

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange A few key relocations has head coach Josh Blythe feeling good about East Union’s slow-pitch squad. “Since last season, we’ve had two move back to East Union and they’ll both be seniors – Katey Hunt and Savannah Alexander,” Blythe said. “Having those two girls back will be key, […]

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Coach Marty Cook

Lady Hawks, new coach ready for big challenges

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Marty Cook is eager to begin his first season as head coach of Myrtle’s slow-pitch softball team. The fast-pitch head coach takes over the top position in slow-pitch after Robert Gordon stepped aside to spend more time with family. “Coach Gordon is a legend – 300 wins and […]

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Coach Andy Wilbanks

Young players will be pivotal for Lady Falcons

By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange Andy Wilbanks described the outlook for Ingomar’s slow-pitch season as a youth movement. With a half-dozen positions left open by graduation, the Lady Falcons are hoping for underclassmen to step into starting roles. “We are going to be pretty young,” said Wilbanks, who is beginning his eighth season […]

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Coach Scott Duley

Experienced Quarterback to Lead Urchins

By Dennis Clayton Coach Scott Duley will have the luxury of a returning D.J. Armstrong for a fourth consecutive year as quarterback. In fact, Armstrong is the only quarterback Duley has ever had in his four year run as Union County (two years) and East Union (two years) coach. “D.J. Armstrong has been the quarterback […]

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