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Derrick Mahone

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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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Mount Zion one of favorites at Region 4-AAAAA Track and Field Championships

Mount Zion coach Jason Battles is not willing to make any predictions about this week’s Region 4-AAAAA Tracka nd Field Championships, but he is confident that his team can do well.

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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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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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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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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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Clayton County players, coaches make GSWA all-state teams

Anybody associated with the Jonesboro Cardinals boy’s basketball team will tell you that James Walker is a special caliber player.

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MAHONE: Tiger-less Masters will be OK

With Tiger Woods in the pursuit of history, all eyes and media coverage is mainly focused on him when it come time for one of golf’s major tournament.

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Preston Williams, Randy Anyanwu set new Clayton County records

Preston Williams just had that feeling, making his final jump in the Clayton County Track and Field Championships triple jump competition.

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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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BOY'S COACH OF THE YEAR

Dan Maehlman, Jonesboro

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

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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 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Quincy January, Riverdale

After leading Riverdale to Class AAAA playoffs, senior Quincy January was named the county player of the year.

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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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Mount Zion eyeing Clayton County track track title

From all indications, this looks like this should Mount Zion boy’s track and field team’s year.

ALL-CLAYTON COUNTY BASKETBALL TEAM

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

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Emmanuel Dieke has drawn interest from NFL personnel

After missing an all-star game because of a hamstring injury, and not receiving an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine, former Georgia Tech defensive end Emmanuel Dieke felt he had to do some make-up work at last week’s Pro Day.

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Confidence boost has helped Clayton State golfer Fredrik Lindblom

When his college eligibility is over after this school years, Fredrik Lindblom has hopes of launching a professional golf career.

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Lavelle Westbrooks gets another shot in front of scouts

Lavelle Westbrooks has been through this before as he pursuits his dream of playing in the NFL.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Clayton State, Limestone meet in NCAA Div. II regional game

Clayton State takes on Limestone in Division II tournament

Clayton State coach Dennis Cox was a little perplexed when he saw the NCAA Div. II Southeast Regional bracket.

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Chatil Bradford helps lead Columbus State into NCAA Div. II Tournament

Bradford leads Columbus State into big dance

Chatil Bradford didn’t want to end her four-year playing career at Columbus State without a chance to go to the big dance.

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Clayton State women's team earn NCAA Tournament berth

Clayton State will make its 10th straight NCAA Div. II appearance this Friday when the Lakers take on Limestone College in the Southeast Regional in North Carolina.

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Malique Brunner is a three-sport athlete and wiz kid

Elite Scholars Academy player will enter college at 16

Malique Brunner appears to be like any other high school senior.

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Season recap: Jonesboro Cardinals

Cardinals have experience to repeat

With the return of four starters, the Cardinals have experience and talent to repeat as state champions.

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Mundy’s Mill beginning to swing bat better

Just two games into the baseball season, the Mundy’s Mill Tigers knew what they would have to work on to make the season a success.

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Clayton State receives NCAA Tournament berth

Clayton State will make its 10th straight NCAA Div. II appearance this Friday when the Lakers take on Limestone College in the Southeast Regional in North Carolina.

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Jonesboro clinches school's first state basketball title

Jonesboro wins Class AAAA basketball title

Before his team took to the court at the Macon Coliseum on Thursday night, Jonesboro High boy’s basketball coach Dan Maehlman made one finally plea.

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MAHONE: Jonesboro shows poise in winning Class AAAA title

There was one other state championship trophy in Jonesboro High’s trophy case.

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Clayton State to face Columbus State in Peach Belt Conference semifinals

It wasn’t the start to the Peach Belt Conference tournament that Clayton State was hoping for, but they will take the end result.

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STATE CHAMPS!

Jonesboro defeats Columbia for Class AAAA title

Junior Tracy Hector scored a game-high 19 points to lead Jonesboro to the Class AAAA title on Thursday with a 56-51 win against Columbia at the Macon Coliseum.

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Clayton State players received Peach Belt Conference honors

It has been a week of receiving accolades for Clayton State forward Shacamra Jackson.

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Clayton State takes on Lander in Peach Belt Conference tournament

The March Madness for Clayton State will begin over Thursday in the Peach Belt Conference tournament.

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Jonesboro, Columbia to meet for Class AAAA title

Columbia has been in this spot before — playing for a state championship.

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MAHONE: Hard not to have emotional ties to the communities

As sports journalist we are supposed to be objective.

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Montrell Custis recently got an offer from Alabama

When Montrell Custis looked at his caller ID on his cellphone, he saw Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart number pop up.

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Cameron Solomon finds home at Southern Wesleyan University

It seems that Cameron Solomon has found the right fit.

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