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Forest Park girl's basketball has sights set on state title

When it comes to region championship and state semifinals, the Forest Park girl’s basketball team has been there, and done that.

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David Washington still has goal of playing pro football

David Washington had the big dreams and goals as many other standout high school football players.

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With the upcoming season almost upon us, the Clayton News Daily takes a look at some of the top players in the area entering the season.

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Dan Maehlman, Michael Zachery, Reginald Scurry

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Jonesboro Cardinals boy's basketball team begins pursuit of back-to-back state titles


The Jonesboro boys basketball team is attempting to do what has not been done in the county since the Morrow girls program built a powerhouse program in the late 1980s and early ’90s — repeat as state champion.

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Austin Donaldson signs basketball scholarship with the Chattanooga Mocs

Austin Donaldson committed to Chattanooga last month, and wasn’t planning on signing with the Southern Conference school in hopes of keeping his options open.

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Jonesboro senior Michaelle Smith signs with Div. II Lenior-Rhyne

When Michaelle Smith attended a basketball camp at Georgia State last summer, she caught the eye of several coaches.

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Forest Park has three basketball players to sign college scholarships

As the Forest Park girl’s basketball team held a 50-point halftime lead over Crsip County in a scrimmage game, the focus for three seniors was on their future.

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Vickie Sutton, Jonesboro High

With graduation having left the Jonesboro team short on leadership, Vickie Sutton was asked to step up and become more of a vocal leader.

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Jamal Covington craving legacy at Charlotte

Jamal Covington had a chance to play for an established Div. I football program, but the offensive lineman always remembered something his high school coach would tell them.

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Clayton State soccer players get national recognition

Avery Shephard had an immediate impact on the Clayton State men’s soccer team this season.

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North Clayton players named to the All-Region 4-AAA team

Three North Clayton players were chosen to the first team All-Region 4-AAA team, which was recently released.

Vickie Sutton making name for herself at Jonesboro High

It is not easy being the younger sibling.

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North Clayton banking on its toughness, togetherness

There are several qualities that North Clayton coach Martisse Troup likes about this season’s team.

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Jonesboro Cardinals ready for season to get started

It has been 10 days since the Jonesboro Cardinals played its scrimmage game against North Clayton.

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Austin Donaldson is considered a leader on and off the basketball court

It was Austin Donaldson’s performance on the basketball court that made Chattanooga coach Will Wade start recruiting the senior point guard.

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Atlanta Braves trade Henry County High grad Jason Heyward to St. Louis Cardinals

Reliever Jordan Walden included in trade that nets the Braves pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer

The Atlanta Braves dealt former Henry County High School standout Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

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Saints fan steals football intended for female Bengals fan | VIDEO

After Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints, he casually tossed the ball to the only Bengals fan he saw. It was a woman wearing an A.J. Green jersey.

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Georgia loses Todd Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

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Florida Gators' Will Muschamp out as head football coach

Will Muschamp is stepping down as Florida's coach after the regular season, forced out after a four-year tenure that will be remembered for inept offense, conservative play-calling and nearly as many losses as wins in the Southeastern Conference.