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Clayton News selects All-County basketball teams

Jonesboro High School nets three All-County selections, while Mt. Zion High School brings in two.

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Girls Player of the Year: Michaelle Smith, Jonesboro High School

Michaelle Smith of Jonesboro High School is the Clayton News girls’ basketball Player of the Year

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Girls Coach of the Year: Steve Cole, Forest Park High School

Steve Cole led the Lady Panthers to the Final Four and a Region 4-AAAAA title

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Boys Coach of the Year: Dan Maehlman, Jonesboro High School

Dan Maehlman led the Cardinals to a 32-1 record and back-to-back state championships

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Boys Player of the Year: M.J. Walker, Jonesboro High School

Jonesboro’s M.J. Walker is the Clayton News boys basketball player of the year

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STRICKLAND: Baseball wants back in your life

Will baseball’s proposed rule changes be able to reengage the casual sports fan?

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Star power aplenty in Clayton County track teams

Clayton County track and field teams boast some of the best talent in the state.

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Clayton State athletes in action in golf and tennis, awarded in basketball and track

Clayton State’s tennis and golf teams were in action over the weekend, while athletes from both the track and basketball team were awarded for their accomplishments.

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Mt. Zion male and female track and field teams top the Rivalries Tune-Up

Mt. Zion male and female track and field teams top the Rivalries Tune-Up, while Forest Park, Jonesboro, Riverdale and Mundy’s Mill high schools were also in action

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Forest Park’s hot start halted by Starr’s Mill in region soccer play

Forest Park dropped only its second game of the season to Starr’s Mill Tuesday

Former Jonesboro kicker Xavier Slaw playing in semi-pro charity game Saturday

Former Jonesboro kicker Xavier Slaw hoping to impress with semi-pro team

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Former Jonesboro standout Toney Douglas signs with the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans

Toney Douglas, who played in China this past season, has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for the rest of the season

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The health of young athletes has become a joint responsibility

We must learn from the rash of arm injuries in MLB.

Three meets equal a busy weekend for local track and field teams

Local track and field teams participate in meets Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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Spring seasons in full bloom for Clayton County baseball and soccer squads

Forest Park soccer, and Drew, Morrow and Mundy’s Mill baseball teams hoping to build off positive starts.

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Baseball squad holding tryouts and spring break camp over the next month

Warriors Sports Academy is a new sports facility in Stockbridge

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Co-Wrestler of the Year: Blake Kennedy, Forest Park

Forest Park’s Blake Kennedy is our Co-Wrestler of the Year after a 55-8 record this past season

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Co-Wrestler of the Year: Queryachi Taylor, Lovejoy High School

Lovejoy’s Queryachi Taylor is our Co-Wrestler of the Year after a 50-3 record this season

Clayton State tennis and golf teams enjoy successful weeks

Clayton State tennis defeats Erskine 9-0, while the golf team finishes sixth at the Bobcat Invitational

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Wrestling Coach of the Year: Don Williams, Forest Park

Forest Park’s Don Williams is our Wrestling Coach of the Year after leading his squad to a fourth-straight county title this season

Forest Park mayor, council recognize Forest Park High School Lady Panthers basketball team for excellence

Forest Park High School Lady Panthers basketball team earned recognition from mayor and council this year for an excellent season.

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March Madness ready to deliver its annual bit of drama and excitement

College basketball may lag behind some of the other major sports, but its post-season play creates lasting memories each and every March.

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Morrow tops Drew behind 127-pitch performance from A.J. Nettles

Morrow junior A.J. Nettles throws a complete game to lead the Mustangs past Drew.

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