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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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Clifton Crews hoping to get shot at NFL spot

Clifton Crews was all settled in at the quarterback position at Jonesboro High before a coaching change.

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Lovejoy relying on pitching, depth

Craig Chatman has been a coach with the Lovejoy baseball team for 15 seasons and the head coach for the last 12. He has seen a majority of the baseball teams the school has trotted out and has a special distinction for this year’s club.

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WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Jalaal Malik, Jonesboro

Jalaal Malik of Jonesboro has been chosen the Clayton News Daily’s Wrestler of the Year. It is the second straight season that a member of the Cardinal’s program has received that recognition.

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Blaylock case upgraded to felony

Misdemeanor charges against former NBA player Daron “Mookie” Blaylock involving the traffic death of a mother of five have been upgraded to felonies, said prosecutors Monday.

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Clayton County players excited about playing in all-star game

Jonesboro coach Dan Maehlman is convinced Hollywood couldn’t have scripted a better season for him and his Cardinals basketball team.

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Zerrick Cooper nets four college football offers this week

It has been like a “dream come true” the last three weeks for Jonesboro sophomore Zerrick Cooper.

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Mount Zion baseball looking to overcome adversity

Being a first-year head coach comes with its challenge

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Clayton State has high track and field expectations

As Clayton State heads into its third outdoor track and field meet of the season, Lakers coach Mike Mead is feeling pretty good about his team.

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Hakeem Smith had impressive Pro Day at Louisville

The Pro Day at Louisville turned into a made for TV event with standout quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as the main attraction.

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Southern Crescent well represented in all-star games

Five players and six coaches will participate in Saturday’s Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Showcase.

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SEASON RECAP: Clayton State women's basketball

Lakers have to replace three starters from championship team

A 75-65 loss to Limestone College on Friday afternoon at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium ended the Clayton State women’s basketball season in the first round of the NCAA Div. II Tournament in Hickory, N.C.

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Clayton State women upset in opening round of NCAA Tournament

Clayton State fell victim to a day of upsets in the opening round of the NCAA Div. II Southeast Regional Tournament in North Carolina.

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Clayton State men's coach looks for improvement next season

Clayton State men’s basketball coach Paul Harrison has had a few days to review the recent completed season. It was the former Div. I assistant first season as a head coach.

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Season recap: Clayton State men's basketball

Lakers showed improvement with new coach

Clayton State completed its first season under new coach Paul Harrison with a 10-16 record, but failed to qualify for the Peach Belt Conference tournament.