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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Notes on the College World Series

The 2013 College World Series has been exciting and also a bit surprising so far as we have seen the three top teams of Oregon State, LSU, and North Carolina fall into the loser’s bracket after game one. At this writing, LSU and North Carolina are due to face each other in an elimination game, […]

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Play for the fun of it

The past few weeks I have ventured out to BNA Bank Park to snap a few photos of our future stars of the diamond for our paper. For the most part, it appears that the kids are having a good time playing the game. I trust that our adults are allowing the kids to have […]

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What makes a great vacation?

There are a variety of things that make a vacation well worth the taking. To begin with, just the break from the regular day to day stress and work related to one’s job makes a vacation a blessing. It gives you a bit of a recharge in your battery, so to speak. So, I took […]

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Where Did the Year Go?

It seems like only a few weeks ago that I was given the green light to cover sports for the school year for this paper. Actually, it was mid-August right before the first football game, but my how the time has flown. We flew through the fall sports with football, slow-pitch softball, cross country, and […]

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Making a Comeback

Much has been made of making a “comeback” in the realm of sports and this past week’s games involving East Union baseball and West Union softball seemed to fit the bill. Both teams showed the resolve and determination necessary to stage differing types of comebacks by the respective teams. Let’s start with East Union since […]

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Rain, rain, and more rain

For one to say this has been a wet spring would be an understatement. Our spring sports have been plagued from practically day one with rain, cold, and even snow. We have seen quite a difference from last year’s almost balmy temperatures and sunny days. I have a coworker that has said that if it […]

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One Play Doesn’t Make a Season

Here we are at the final playoff season of the 2012-2013 school year and at this writing some games and matches have been decided. I just wanted to toss out a reminder for those of us who are fans and that being the fact that actually one play really doesn’t decide the outcome of a […]

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Bailey Bogue had a single, two triples, and two RBI

Lady Eagles Fly to Division Title

West Union and Myrtle met for a division softball contest for the second day in a row and the final result was the same with the Lady Eagles taking a 12-2 win that clinched first place. Tuesday’s game was exactly like Monday’s as far as the big inning to break open the game. West Union […]

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Lady Eagles Take Possession of Division Lead

Posted: April 16, 2013 | Author: denclayton | Filed under: High School Sports |Leave a comment » Brittany Taylor of West Union struck out seven while giving up 10 hits and 3 runs against Myrtle. Myrtle and West Union entered Monday’s clash between county rivals unbeaten in division play. Naturally someone had to take sole possession of first and on this night it […]

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Race for the unborn/walk for life

First Choice Center for Women, The Unborn 5K Walk for Life will be held on Saturday, April 20th. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. 3K walk begins at 9:00 a.m. New race route beginning on Carter Avenue. Age group awards will be given as well as great door prizes! $25 registration […]

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