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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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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. Photo by Dennis Clayton

Urchins Player of the Week

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East Union boys (above) won the Union County Cross Country Meet by 19 points over second-place Ingomar. Pictured front left: Chance Betts, Zac Cisowski, Zach Rowan, Jordon Salmon, Hunter Nobles, John Wicker and Joey Pace. Back left: Clayton Fulgham, Izaiah Rich, Steven Ragsdale and Will Duley. East Union girls edged Myrtle by two points to also take home the title. Pictured front left: Keara Davis, Teresa Cobb, Katie Rowan, Karmon Skelley and Mary Kate Nobles. Back left: Delani Akins, Bethany Farrar, Maggie Meinz, Cayce Smith, Sarah Duley and Hannah Duley. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union sweeps county meet

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union boys and girls took the team titles in the Union County Cross Country meet held at East Union on Thursday. East Union boys totaled 20 points in their win to second place Ingomar’s 39 while the Lady Urchins squeaked past Myrtle 37-39 to claim their trophy. Savannah Shirley […]

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Cade Bell hurdles the Mantachie defender as Jeremy Jensen finishes off his block. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Big plays sink Urchins

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MANTACHIE – Mantachie hurt East Union with four plays over 50 yards on Saturday to take a 44-19 Division 1-2A win of a game that was rescheduled due to Friday’s stormy weather. The big plays for the Mustangs included a 75-yard kickoff return, 65-yard run, 62-yard pass and 51-yard run, with all […]

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East Union boys took first place in the 2015 Union County XC Meet on Thursday at East Union. Photos by Dennis Clayton.

Union County cross country results

East Union girls won the 2015 Union County XC title on Thursday. BY DENNIS CLAYTON ELLISTOWN – East Union won first in the Union County Cross Country Meet in boys and girls varsity at East Union on Thursday, edging Myrtle girls and Ingomar boys to take the county title. Savannah Shirley of West Union won […]

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Joel Wilkinson returned to the Urchin lineup on Saturday and scored a touchdown. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Big plays sink the Urchins

BY DENNIS CLAYTON MANTACHIE – Mantachie hurt East Union with four touchdown plays over 50 yards on Saturday to take a 44-19 Division 1-2A win of a game that was rescheduled due to Friday’s stormy weather. The Mustangs scored on a 75-yard kickoff return, 65-yard run, 62-yard pass and 51-yard run to take control of […]

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Friday Night Lights: Bulldogs route Byhalia for first division win

NEW ALBANY – After two weeks of disappointment, the Bulldogs got themselves back on track. New Albany wrapped up their second week of division 2-4A play with a 44-27 win over Byhalia, maintaining a lead over the Indians by their second touchdown of the game. “It was just an overall good job by everyone involved […]

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Reid Raines makes a Byers defender miss along the sidelines following this reception of Cade Bell's pass on Friday. Photo by Dennis Clayton. 

Urchins travel to Mantachie for key division contest

BY DENNIS CLAYTON East Union will go on the road Friday and face the Mantachie Mustangs in an important Division 1-2A football matchup between teams with identical records. “It’s a big week for us, they’re 5-2 and we’re 5-2, both of us are 1-0 in division,” East Union Head Coach Kevin Walton said. “I think […]

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