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Montrell Custis switches pledge to Alabama

The Lovejoy High junior safety calls Alabama a better ‘fit’ than Kentucky

For the past six months, Montrell Custis had been committed to Kentucky after making the pledge in early November.

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Danyale Brimer has seen improvement in his pitching arsenal

Lovejoy’s Brimer has put more speed on fastball

A big part of Lovejoy’s baseball success has been the continued development of pitcher Danyale (D.J.) Brimer.

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GIRL'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lakiah Sims, Drew

Lakiah Sims finished her career at Drew as the program’s leading scorer and rebounder.

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GIRL'S BASKETBALL COACH OF THE YEAR

Candence Jackson, Drew

Candence Jackson helped lead Drew to its best season in the school’s short history with a Class AAAAA semifinals appearance.

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BOY'S COACH OF THE YEAR

Dan Maehlman, Jonesboro

Dan Maehlman lead the Jonesboro basketball program to its first state championship.

ALL-CLAYTON COUNTY BASKETBALL TEAM

The 2013-14 season is complete, and now the Clayton News Daily names its all-county basketball teams.

ALL-CLAYTON COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAM

The Clayton News Daily announces its all-county team.

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Marquett Simmons has eye on state title

After three top-six finishes at last year’s Class AAAAA state meet, Mount Zion’s Marquett Simmons is back and gaining confidence daily in his senior year.

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Forest Park girls, Mount Zion boys win Clayton County track titles

Forest Park, Zion win titles

While Forest Park girl’s dominated in all phases of the Clayton County Track and Field Championship, the Mount Zion boy’s did most of its damage mainly on the track.

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MAHONE: Never any downtime in the sports world

We have entered into the one of the most exciting times of the year for basketball junkies.

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Autopsy reveals cause of death of Ultimate Warrior

The 54-year-old wrestler, James Hellwig, collapsed on April 8 outside a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Montrell Custis commits to Alabama

After taking another visit to Alabama over the weekend, Lovejoy defensive back Montrell Custis decided that the SEC powerhouse would be a good fit.

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Swimmer Michael Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement.

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MASTERS: Spieth denied history at Augusta

Jordan Spieth took charge early in Sunday’s final round at Augusta National in his pursuit to become the youngest Masters champion, but the 20-year-old saw his two-shot lead evaporate in an instant.

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MASTERS: McIlroy bounces back with Top 10 finish at Augusta

Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top 10 finish at Augusta National.

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MASTERS: Langer, golden oldies have good Masters showings

The performances of the golden oldies at this week’s Masters have proved the 50-plus brigade can mix it with the young powerhouses of world golf, Bernhard Langer said after finishing in the top 10.

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Joey Logano matures into contender on NASCAR circuit

Just a few short years ago, Joey Logano was polishing his driving skills on the track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Thursday Thunder grassroots summer racing series.

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New QB and former Southern Crescent area defensive leaders highlight spring for Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia’s annual G-Day game at Stanford Stadium usually offers Bulldog fans a glimpse of its upcoming team and shake off a long offseason until August.

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MAHONE: Former Luella standout Aaron Davis and North Clayton alum Amarlo Herrera living up to expectations at UGA

Four years ago when Amarlo Herrera signed with Georgia, he was part of the 2010 recruiting class that was being touted as the “Dream Team” by coach Mark Richt.

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McDonough area trainer Chris Strayhand has made a lasting impact on Southern Crescent athletes

Chris Strayhand realizes that he’s not the most widely known personal trainer in the Southern Crescent area.

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Chase Elliott ready for Darlington challenge

Seven years ago when Chase Elliott was competing at the Thursday Thunder grassroots racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Ed Clark decided to get his autograph following his last season.

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American flag catches fire during Atlanta Braves' opening day ceremony

Fireworks honoring the legendary Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron on Tuesday night brought sparks way too close to the American Flag at Turner Field.

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