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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Bulldogs hold off Trooper rally

New Albany was able to put down a furious second-half comeback attempt by Mooreville to escape with a narrow 76-71 win at home on Tuesday. New Albany went to the half enjoying a 42-25 lead, but the Troopers fought their way back and even took the lead briefly in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs […]

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Joel Wilkinson scored four touchdowns and rushed for 214 yards on just 12 carries for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins run over the Cardinals

BY DENNIS CLAYTON POTTS CAMP – East Union blitzed Potts Camp for 21 first quarter points and defeated the Cardinals 62-14 to earn a spot in the 2A playoffs in two weeks. Joel Wilkinson had a huge first half for the Urchins, scoring four touchdowns and gaining 130 yards on 10 carries as the Urchins […]

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Joel Wilkinson runs for a first down against Baldwyn. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchin face Potts Camp in final road game

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union travels to Potts Camp on Friday seeking to break a two game losing streak and to become playoff eligible with a win. The Urchins are currently 5-4 (1-2) while the Cardinals are 1-8 (0-3) on the season. “I think they (Potts Camp) will do a lot of different things on […]

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Rebecca Sheffield of East Union was named the Division 1-2A Player of the Year in slowpitch softball.

Sheffield, Lady Urchins top 1-2A All-Division team

Player of the Year Division 1-2A *Rebecca Sheffield *CO-MVP McKinley Montgomery First Team All-Division East Union 1- Sallie Pannell 2- Kaitie Boatner 3- Tianna Castillo 4- Raelee Bell Mantachie 1- Holly Maxcy 2- Anna Wagster 3- Emilee Clouse Baldwyn 1- Jeni Kate Scott 2- Hannah Durham 3- Emily Jenkins Okolona Honorable Mention 1- Chanda Owens […]

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Morgan Gooch went 4 for 7 with two homers and 4 RBIs on Saturday. Photos by Dennis Clayton.

Eupora clips Lady Falcons in series

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – Ingomar fell to 2A power Eupora on Saturday in two games in their round two matchup by scores of 15-12 and 8-3. Eupora’s nine-run sixth spelled defeat for the Lady Falcons after they had gone up by a score of 8-3. “They had one big inning in game one and […]

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Grant White and Chase Hall bring down the Bearcat runner. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins can’t stop physical Bearcats

ELLISTOWN – Baldwyn started slow, but kicked the offense in gear in the second quarter and defeated East Union by a 55-6 margin. The Urchins were never able to get their offense going against the athletic Bearcats who remained perfect in Division 1-2A at 3-0 and 7-2 overall. “I wish that we could have moved […]

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Grant White and Chase Hall combine on the tackle along the East Union sideline. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Athletic Bearcats claw Urchins

ELLISTOWN – Baldwyn started slow, but kicked the offense in gear in the second quarter and defeated East Union handily by a 55-6 margin. The Urchins were never able to get their offense going against the athletic Bearcats who remained perfect in Division 1-2A at 3-0 and 7-2 overall. Felix Hayes had a huge night […]

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Joel Wilkinson hits the edge and pick up a nice gain for the Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Urchins host explosive Bearcats on Friday

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union returns home on Friday to host Division1-2A powerhouse Baldwyn and the Bearcats will present some issues on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Urchins will need to slow down Bearcat running back Marquavious Patterson who is averaging 104 yards rushing per game. Patterson comes into the contest with 832 […]

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Kallie Roberts hit two opposite-field solo home runs in game one for the Lady Urchins. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Lady Urchins swept by East Webster

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union’s playoff hopes were dashed in the opening round by the hard-hitting Lady Wolverines of East Webster as they won the series 2-0 by 14-7 and 22-4 finals. “You can’t simulate playoff time and you can’t simulate the other kids that have been there and done it,” East Union […]

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The East Union Player of the Week for the Oct. 10 game against Mantachie is senior running back/linebacker Chase Hall. Hall had two receptions for 75 yards and eight tackles.

Urchins Player of the Week

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