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Union Grove sweeps rival Luella

The Union Grove soccer teams displayed plenty of offense and some very stingy defense Friday night at home against arch-rival Luella.

Clayton State to host PBC Tennis Tournament

The Peach Belt Conference might just be the toughest Division II tennis league in the country.

Heyward not the only local pro baseball player who has diamond dreams

Braves' rookie sensation Jason Heyward is getting most of the publicity when it comes to former Southern Crescent residents now collecting a paycheck in professional baseball.

It's official: Solomon signs with High Point

The goals were clear for Lovejoy shooting guard Cameron Solomon, and they started to evolve last summer:

D-town holds off Henry County for non-region win

The Dutchtown Bulldogs and Henry County Warhawks baseball teams stepped out of their respective regions Monday afternoon, but both teams played like the game counted in their league standings.

Ola stops determined Forest Park

It was pitcher by committee Monday afternoon for Ola High School, and the strategy worked as five different hurlers helped lead the Mustangs to a 10-2 victory over Forest Park in a Region 4-AAAA spring break contest.

Woodland middle school celebrates undefeated girls basketball season

Success has come quickly to the Woodland Middle School athletic department, and they have the trophies to prove it.

Spring break means plenty of baseball for local squads

Spring break often times means trips to the beach, or some other getaway with family and friends.

Solomon headed to High Point University

The recruiting odyssey is over for Clayton News Daily Southern Crescent Player of the Year Cameron Solomon.

Powell visits high school alma mater

Just a few short years ago, Josh Powell was an honor student and Beta Club member, roaming the halls of Riverdale High School.

Ola beats Dutchtown to stay perfect region play

The Ola Mustangs showed Friday afternoon why they are one of the favorites to win the Region 4-AAAA baseball title.

Ola beats J-boro to keep streak alive

Ola baseball coach Ryan Parejko has talked to his team about approaching the season one game at time.

Local teams ranked among state's best

Spring sports are starting to heat up around the Southern Crescent, and for several local teams, that means state rankings go along with the early-season success.

Ola squeezes out 3-0 win against North Clayton

The first four innings of Friday night's baseball game between North Clayton and Ola was an old-fashion pitchers' duel between the Eagles' Justin Brown and the Mustangs' Mike Venturelli.

CSU women set to meet Tusculum in NCAA Regional

Six must be some kind of magic number for the Clayton State women's basketball team.

ELCA names Covington new boys basketball coach

With Southern Crescent squads Dutchtown and Forest Park girls still hoping to convert their trip to the Class AAAA Final Four into a state title, at least one other school has already turned its attention to the 2010-11 basketball season.

NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon spends time with local Cub Scouts

(Editor's Note: A full race story from Sunday's race appears on the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald websites):

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Busch wins second Kobalt Tools 500 race

Sunday's Kobalt 500 looked a little bit like a demolition derby in the final three laps of the race.

ELCA rallies for win over Dutchtown

It was a night for big run-producing innings and rallies but when all was said and done, the ELCA Chargers put one in the victory column against Dutchtown, winning the non-region game 12-6.

Warhawks roll to first-round win

There must have been a time when many local high school basketball fans thought there was no way the Henry County Warhawks were going to make it to the Class AA tournament.

Williams' dishes in 38 to lead Henry County to first-round victory

There's something about the state tournament that brings out the best in Henry County basketball player Briana Williams.

Lovejoy rolls into second round with victory over Coffee

It's been six years since Lovejoy boys basketball fans were treated to a trip to the state tournament.

Two Jonesboro volleyball players sign scholarships

The Jonesboro volleyball team posted a 44-12 record on its way to the state tournament last season.

Baker signs with Georgia

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is building a pipeline for its athletes, and it leads straight to Athens.

Six Strong Rock athletes sign letters of intent

The Strong Rock Christian athletic department is in transition.

Seasons come to an end for Morrow basketball teams

When the Morrow Mustangs basketball team looks back at Friday night's Region 4-AAAAA tournament contest at Lovejoy against Creekside, they might just refer to it as the one that got away.

East Coweta puts an end to Riverdale's season

It's hard to beat a team three times in one year.

Clayton State meets rival Columbus St in PBC game

Clayton State's LaDe'sha Stoudemire and Columbus State's Phebe Smith share something common—both have brothers who earn paychecks playing basketball in the NBA.

Henry County begins Region 4-AA tourney today

Two games were played at at the Region 4-AA tournament Tuesday night.

Rush starts off college debut on high note

When Hope Rush was playing for the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy softball team, she was, well, simply dominating.

Eagle's Landing High celebrates Senior Night with easy wins

The Eagle's Landing High School basketball teams were supposed to celebrate Senior Night last week.

Clayton State continues PBC road swing

The Clayton State men's and women's basketball teams will attempt to dodge the snow flakes by retreating to South Carolina Saturday as the second half of the road swing through the Palmetto State continues Saturday.

Jonesboro squads rally for wins against Ola

The Jonesboro Cardinals may have played a better game during the course of the season, but in the end, Friday night's Region 4-AAAA match up against Ola might just be the type of game head coach Dan Maehlman's squad needed to get ready for the upcoming region tournament.

New Creation makes history

It's a good bet not even the most die-hard high school football fan knows too much about the talent on the New Creation football team.

Henry County splits Region 4-AA games

After losing to Eagle's Landing on Saturday, the Henry County Ladyhawks got their game back on track with 69-37 victory against Southwest Macon Tuesday night in McDonough during a Region 4-AA contest.

Stockbridge boys hold off Dutchtown rally to break losing streak

With the Region 4-AAAA tournament just around the corner, the Stockbridge Tigers entered their game at Dutchtown in much need of a win.

Solomon lifts game to new heights for Lovejoy Wildcats

When Cameron Solomon steps on the floor for the Lovejoy High School basketball team he turns into a magician--a wizard who can shoot the long-range jumper, go to the basket for a slam dunk and then race back down the floor to play defense.

Henry County splits games with Putnam

The Henry County Ladyhawks were decked out in pink uniforms Tuesday night in an effort to bring awareness to breast cancer, and in the process the team from McDonough knocked off Putnam County 70-56 in a key region game.

Lady Panthers hold off upset-minded Jonesboro

By Doug Gorman

Forest Park girls ranked 10th in AP Class AAAA prep poll

A year ago, Forest Park girls basketball coach Steve Cole was patrolling the sidelines as head coach of the boys team.

Clayton State women roll, men fall

Sometimes all it takes easy a stern message from the coach to ignite a spark in a basketball team.

Dutchtown sweeps Mt. Zion in battle of Bulldogs

Just when it looked like nobody was going to be able to cool off the Mt. Zion boys basketball team, Dutchtown rewrote the script with a 64-47 Region 4-AAAA victory Tuesday night in McDonough in the battle of Bulldogs.

PBC showdown: CSU entertains USC Aiken in doubleheader

The Clayton State basketball teams are in the middle of a busy month of January, and it continues today when the men and women's squads take on USC Aiken in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on the Morrow campus.

Henry County earns sweep against Howard

The Henry County Ladyhawks probably didn't enjoy head coach Carl Caputa's tough practices Wednesday and Thursday, but it was just what the squad needed after losing a turnover-plagued, 43-41 contest to Northeast Macon on Tuesday.

Davis' life story ready for big screen

Kelvin Davis' life story is perfect for the silver screen.

Clayton State extends winning streak to four

The Clayton State Lakers are starting to look a lot like the team that was predicted to finish second and maybe even challenge for the Peach Belt Conference crown when preseason predictions were made public.

ELHS sweeps Rutland in routs

Eagle's Landing head coach Clay Crump wasn't happy with the way his team played defense before the holiday break.

Clayton State women ready for Heritage Bank Classic

The Clayton State women's basketball team (7-1) knows one thing about this time of year — they will spend the days leading up to the New Year playing host to the Heritage Bank Holiday Classic.

Douglas brothers give back to community at Christmas

It wasn't that long ago, Harry and Toney Douglas were star athletes at Jonesboro High School.