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 Medical Examiner Results

Union County Medical Examiner 20 of 20 precincts (unofficial) Rob Anderson – 618 Pam Boman – 807 Pamela Denham – 281 Lisa Galloway – 192 Toby Hill – 478 Wayne Martin – 35 April Roberts – 110 Stephen Robinson – 25 Janice Upton -32 Lee Waldrop – 506 Brenda Whiteside – 109 Sherri Williams – […]

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First Choice Holds Holiday Market for the Public

On November 14th, First Choice Center for Women will host its 3rd annual Silent Auction fundraiser at the New Albany Presbyterian Church. “This year we have added a little something different”, reports Lacretia Wilkinson, director. “In addition to our Silent Auction we will host a Holiday Market of 20 vendor booths from local area merchants […]

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Dennis Clayton

And then there was one

We began the fall sports season with hopes of making the playoffs as the end result of our team’s hard labors. In softball we saw four of our local teams advance to the playoffs. New Albany and Myrtle lost in the first round, West Union advanced to the second round before they were eliminated, and […]

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Myrtle girls won first in the 1A Region 1 cross country meet on October 26.

Myrtle takes girls team, individual 4000 and 5000 meter division wins

1A Region 1 Championship Cross Country Meet Varsity Girls 4000 Meter Run ================================================================= Name Yr Team Time Pts —————————————————————– 1 Kitana High Myrtle High School 16:09.00 1 2 Savannah Shirley West Union 16:30.00 — 3 Geniesha Montgomery Myrtle High School 16:53.00 2 4 Madison Laney Tupelo Christian Pre 17:08.00 3 5 Samanatha Shettles Myrtle High […]

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Devin Wilson (2) runs for yardage in the second half for New Albany last Friday against Rosa Fort. The junior led all rushers with a season-high 167 yards and two touchdowns. Photo by Jay Tidwell

New Albany falls to new division champs

Bulldogs unable to come back against Rosa Fort By Jay Tidwell Special to the News-Exchange NEW ALBANY – New Albany prepared for last Friday’s football match as if it was a playoff game. Untimely turnovers in the fourth quarter ended any hopes at a real shot at the post-season. Rosa Fort returned a fumble for […]

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East Union falls in final home game of season

By Dennis Clayton East Union had hopes of notching their second division win of the season on Friday, but Mantachie’s Dustin Carrell would have none of it as he led his Mantachie Mustangs to a 42-14 win. Carrell had a hand in every Mustang touchdown in addition to kicking the PAT’s. Mantachie scored three touchdowns […]

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Time to get the cold weather gear

Saturday will mark season number 19 for the Clayton family in our association with high school soccer. It all started innocently when son number one decided that he wanted to go out for the high school team as an eighth-grader. We have now totaled five seasons as a player for that son, add four seasons […]

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Union County Cross Country results

Varsity Girls 4000 Meter Run Top Finishers 1 Kitana High Myrtle 16:45.58 2 Savannah Shirley West Union 17:03.74 3 Geniesha Montgomery Myrtle 17:40.14 4 Stephanie Floyd Myrtle 17:56.18 5 Samantha Shettles Myrtle 18:12.37 6 Caroline Greer Myrtle 18:16.99 7 Sydney Roberts Ingomar 18:19.40 8 Ivory Montgomery Myrtle 18:43.43 9 Ellie Fitts Myrtle 18:44.58 10 Hannah […]

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New Albany falls in final minute

Quarterback Bryce Collins of New Albany handles the snap and moves upfield during the game against Byhalia. Jimmy Baldon #11 is pictured at left. Byhalia won 14-12 over the Bulldogs in the division matchup. By Dennis Clayton New Albany has thrived on last-second plays and heroics this season, but on Friday night, the biggest play […]

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New Albany Softball Seniors

New Albany Softball Senior Night pictured left: Coach Tom Zahller, Megan Dye, Lauren Cavender, Lauren Boyd and Coach Shane Sanderson.

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