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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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CLAYTON COUNTY PLAYERS TO WATCH

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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CLAYTON COUNTY BOY'S BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Dan Maehlman, Michael Zachery, Reginald Scurry

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

CAN THEY REPEAT?

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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Joseph Newman adds big spark to the Drew Titans offense

Coming into the season, the prevailing thought among Drew opponents was that if you stopped running back Marquis Terry, then you would stopped the Titans offense.

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Jermaine Hough continues to make plays for Jacksonville State secondary

The second day of preseason practice in August, Jermaine “Junior” Hough sustained what he thought would be a setback to the season.

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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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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.

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Lee County too much for Lovejoy in first round of playoffs

When the scoreboard clock malfunctioned early in the fourth quarter at Twelve Oaks Stadium, a Lovejoy fan asked if they could redo the game over again.

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Clayton County teams fortunate enough to have solid fullbacks

As teams have gone to more spread and zone read type offenses, the position of fullback has been almost eliminated from most offensive scheme.

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