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Jonesboro back in state basketball championship behind M.J. Walker’s 30-point performance

Jonesboro will take on Carrollton High School in the AAAA state basketball championship game.

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Forest Park falls short in overtime loss to Stephenson

Stephenson topped Forest Park 55-44 in Saturday’s AAAAA semifinal game

Clayton State basketball, track and field and tennis teams all in action over the weekend

Clayton State women’s basketball falls in the PBC quarterfinals.

QuikTrip 500 Pole Positions: Logano wins pole, Gordon misses chance to qualify

NASCAR’s top drivers queued up to run qualifying laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Due to stalling in inspection, Jeff Gordon and 12 others missed their chance to qualify for the race. “Thunder Ring” alum Joey Logano won the pole.

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Young local chess players take part in state tournament

Chess players from Elite Scholars Academy and Eddie White Academy participated in the state chess tournament this past weekend.

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Tharpe and Watson lead Forest Park back to the Final Four

Forest Park will play Stephenson High School at Fort Valley State this Saturday in the semifinals

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Jonesboro back to the Final Four after collective defensive effort

GAINESVILLE — Johnson High School scored 15 points in the first quarter of its AAAA Elite Eight state basketball game Thursday night against Jonesboro High School.

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Richard Petty becomes part of Hampton’s Speedway Hall of Fame

Racing great joins Rex White, Bill Elliott

HAMPTON — Richard Petty was this year’s inductee into the city’s Speedway Lane Hall of Fame at the Historic Train Depot Thursday.

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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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Clayton News, Henry Herald launching National Signing Day web page

The Clayton News and Henry Herald are launching a website where readers can get all of their information about National Signing Day.

Three residents qualify for Jonesboro City Council special election

Jonesboro officials announced three candidates have qualified to run in the special election to fill Randy Segner’s vacant seat.

Atlanta Motor Speedway closing several NASCAR race ticket deals Feb. 2

Atlanta Motor Speedway officials announced Feb. 2 is the final day to take advantage of several ticket deals for the track’s upcoming NASCAR race.

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Forest Park girls survive test from Luella

Forest Park Panthers girls basketball team overcome persistant Luella Lions 58-49.

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Clayton County native Josh Alexander named new Athens Academy football coach

Clayton County native Josh Alexander was named Tuesday as the new football coach at Athens Academy.

Cardinals top Spain Park at Hilton Invitational

The Jonesboro Cardinals beat the Spain Park Jaguars 64-58 at the Hilton Invitational in Norcross Saturday.

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MAHONE: Bidding farewell to the southside

This will mark the second time in my 28-year sports journalism career that I will have to say farewell to the Southern Crescent.

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Kelsee Arnold having an impact at Mundy's Mill

When it comes to basketball, Mundy’s Mill guard Kelsee Arnold is all business.

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Jonesboro looking forward to challenge against Spain Park

Depending on which Jonesboro High boys basketball player you ask, you will get a different response about tonight’s game against Spain Park.

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MAHONE: Bidding farewell to the Southside

This will mark the second time in my 28-year sports journalism career that I will have to say farewell to the Southern Crescent.

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North Clayton girls basketball bonding through charitable work

North Clayton team helping others off the court

While the North Clayton girls basketball team won just four of its first 12 games on this season, those four wins doubled the win total from last season.

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Kirkland Varnardo commits to powerhouse Hutchinson Community College

Kirkland Varnardo commitment to national junior college powerhouse Hutchinson Community College is equal parts about football and some about life lessons.

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Justin Tuoyo has emerged as defensive specialist at Chattanooga

Tuoyo has found niche as shot blocking expert

At the beginning of the season, Chattanooga coach Will Wade told sophomore center Justin Tuoyo that he had a chance to be one of the top shot blockers in the country.

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Tremaine Dillard commits to Jacksonville State

Tremaine Dillard had a reason to feel at home during his visit to Jacksonville State this past weekend.

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Zerrick Cooper and Amarlo Herrera get all-star invitations

A pair of football players with Clayton County connects received invitations to prestigious offseason events.