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Longtime Clayton State track coach Hugh Toro set to run in 43rd straight Peachtree Road Race

Longtime Clayton State track coach Hugh Toro set to run in 43rd straight Peachtree Road Race

Longtime Clayton State track coach Hugh Toro set to run in 43rd straight Peachtree Road Race.

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Anthony McKissic to coach Sandy Creek after seven years at Morrow

After seven years at Morrow High School, coach Anthony McKissic has accepted a position at Sandy Creek High School to coach the boys basketball team.

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With Zerrick Cooper, Jordan Griffin and M.J. Walker, Jonesboro’s passing game is ready to fly this season

Jonesboro’s passing game is loaded with talent

Defenses beware—the Jonesboro Cardinals offense is ready to fly this season

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After crushing disappointment, former North Clayton running back Johntavious Robinson paved his own way to Grambling State

After crushing disappointment, former North Clayton running back paved his own way to Grambling State

Stories about hard work and dedication aren’t new for Clayton County athletes, but former North Clayton running back Johntavious Robinson’s journey to Grambling State University is as unique as they come.

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Jonesboro High School and Joe Wilburn of Chick-fil-A have established a unique bond

Jonesboro High School and Joe Wilburn of Chick-fil-A have formed a unique bond

Clayton County loves its sports, but there may not be a better community relationship than Jonesboro High School and Joe Wilburn.

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Jonesboro and North Clayton standouts travel with Cam Newton to IMG 7-on-7 tournament

Four local football standouts received the thrill of a lifetime this past weekend

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Riverdale’s Chiedozie Iyizoba turning heads on the recruiting trail

Riverdale’s Iyizoba drawing attention on the recruiting trail

One of Clayton County’s most interesting success stories is happening at Riverdale High School

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Butts of Mundy’s Mill to continue baseball career at Selma

After an outstanding senior season at Mundy’s Mill, Ricky Butts has signed with Selma University in Alabama to continue his baseball career

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Mount Zion’s Spencer to play football at Arkansas-Baptist College

Spencer will play offensive line in college

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Basketball Jones

Coaching local AAU basketball team helps Tyler Jones work through health issues

Jones has battled Crohn’s disease since he was in high school

Jonesboro’s Holt and Fraley headline All-Region baseball selections

Jordan Holt and Jamal Fraley were selected to the First Team in Region 4-AAAA

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Kemboi and Matthews headline Clayton State track and field All-Region honors

Kemboi and Matthews will also represent Clayton State at the NCAA Division II National Championships

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TORRES: A rewarding spring for a new high school sports reporter

When I first started working for the Henry Herald in February, I was at once excited and terrified.

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Former Mount Zion track star Marquett Simmons Jr. named Freshman of the Year with Limestone College

Simmons Jr. won four gold medals at the conference championships

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Lovejoy’s Sutton to try out fo Team USA U16 basketball team

Sutton is one of 158 athletes to try out for Team USA

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Hawks erasing years of Atlanta sports anguish with magical run

Atlanta sports fans have been through it all, but the Hawks are erasing years worth of pain

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Morrow’s White, Forest Park’s Miller make mad dash at the state championships

Courtland White finished second in the AAAAA 800-meter run, while Lester Miller took third in the AAAAA 100-meter dash

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Riverdale’s Okonya commits to the University of Tennessee

Riverdale defensive end had 27 scholarship offers

Link tabbed as next mens basketball coach at Clayton State

Jimmy Link will take over the Lakers after a four-year stint with Paine College

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Forest Park’s Matthews is smashing records on the track and in the classroom

Forest Park’s Matthews is smashing records on the track and in the classroom

Forest Park’s Bria Matthews will compete in track and field events at Georgia Tech next year

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SPRING FOOTBALL: Clayton squads using spring practice to improve

All nine local high schools are in the midst of spring football practice

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Three Forest Park wrestlers to continue careers in college

Devonte Nance and Hasani Bonner will attend Brewton Parker College, while Blake Kennedy will wrestle at the University of the Cumberlands

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Forest Park soccer piles up All-Region selections

Forest Park’s Federica Allen, Boris Rodas and Eddie Gomez were selected to the First Team in Region 4-AAAAA.