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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Fourth quarter flurry finishes Falcons season

OKOLONA – The Ingomar Falcons fought hard to upset the Okolona Chieftains on Saturday, but a 20-11 run in the fourth quarter brought the Falcons season to an end in the 69-55 defeat. “We knew we would have to shoot it well tonight to have a chance,” Ingomar coach Jonathan Ashley said. “I am proud […]

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Lady Falcons overcome slow start and advance to Jackson

INGOMAR – Ingomar started Friday’s game against JZ George in the most sluggish fashion, but the Lady Falcons were able to use a strong second half to post the 63-37 win. “Looking back on it after you know the result, it wasn’t fun to go through it, but I’m kinda glad to have a bit […]

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Blue Devils ground the Hawks in division championship

ENTERPRISE – Ashland was clicking on all cylinders offensively as they won handily by a 90-40 final in the Division 2-1A boys championship at West Union. The Blue Devils began the game on a 7-0 run only to have Myrtle fight back to within a point at 11-10, but Ashland was able to find the […]

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Lady Urchins roll past Riverside

ELLISTOWN – Kallie Roberts led East Union to a huge first quarter as she connected on five three-pointers and a total of six on the night in the Lady Urchins 86-40 win in 2A girls basketball. “It felt good to get ahead in the first quarter since it was a playoff game,” Roberts said. “They […]

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Hawks clip Eagles in closing seconds

ENTERPRISE – West Union saw an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter evaporate in the closing seconds as Dillon Kennon’s three-point bomb with 21.4 seconds gave Myrtle the 65-63 lead and win on Thursday in Division 2-1A boys action. Myrtle trailed 46-35 early in the fourth quarter, but the Hawks fought their way back to […]

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New Albany’s Betancourt plays in MAC All-Star game

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East Union closes season with senior night split decision

ELLISTOWN – East Union closed out the regular season of basketball with mixed results as the Lady Urchins downed Wheeler 61-37 while the Urchins lost in the nightcap, 71-44. The Lady Urchins raced out to a 23-0 lead after a quarter and breezed to the win as they did not allow a point until Wheeler […]

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East Union Men’s and Women’s Bowling teams qualify for the State championship tournament

The East Union Men finished second behind Kossuth and were led by Sam Lewis’s high series 768 with a high game of 247. Lewis and Larry Robbins (748, 213) were both selected All-Region. East Union Women finished fourth behind Kossuth, Tupelo Christian Preparatory School, and Mantachie. The girls earned a wild card entry and were […]

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Lady Bulldogs fall to Richland in soccer playoffs

RICHLAND – New Albany girls had their playoff run stopped in the second round by Richland for the second consecutive year as the Lady Rangers defeated the Lady Bulldogs 3-0 on Saturday. “First of all, it was tough losing a heartbreaker like that,” New Albany girls coach Bert Anderson said. “The first 15 minutes of […]

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Lady Bulldogs travel to Richland for second round

New Albany will face Richland on the road in their second round of 4A soccer playoff action on Saturday. New Albany enters the contest with a 17-3-1 record and Richland holds a 17-7 slate. In Division 4A, Richland is ranked fourth overall while New Albany is fifth. “Richland is very fast with and without the […]

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