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PREP ROUNDUP: Craine powers Union Grove to 42-7 win

A look at high school football action from Friday night.


The following is a look at games involving teams from Henry and Clayton counties.

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MID-TERM REPORT: Reviewing our 12 Most Wanted selections

With the regular season winding down, the staff takes a look back at the Southern Crescent Twelve Most Wanted selections to see how they have been performing

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PREP ROUNDUP: Jonesboro volleyball cruises in first round

A look at high school state tournament action around the Southern Crescent from Wednesday

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PREP ROUNDUP: Woodland upsets Locust Grove 23-14

A look at the high school football action Friday night.

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Here is a list of some of the top high school football performances from last week’s games:

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PREP ROUNDUP: Lovejoy RB Custis scores 4 TDs in 41-0 win

A look at Friday night's high school football action

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Drew, Mundy's Mill open subregion with wins

Mundy's Mill and Drew open their Region 4A-AAAA schedule with wins on Thursday night.

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With the season at the midway point, the Clayton News Daily sports staff takes stock of area teams in terms of meeting preseason expectations and goals.

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Previews of Friday's football games involving Southern Crescent teams.

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Lovejoy’s Hughes gets milestone win

With Lovejoy’s 58-3 win over Druid Hills on Friday, Wildcats coach Al Hughes got his 100th victory in the Region 2-AAAAAA opener for both teams.

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Here is a look at the upcoming games this weekend involving area teams:

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Hail Mary pass lifts Henry County to first win

Henry County freshman quarterback Will Thomas threw a 50-yard Hail Mary pass to Darius Amos for a 22-20 victory Friday over visiting Luella as time expired.

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Here is a look at how teams look going into their Week Five contest:

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Here is a look at the upcoming games on Friday in Week Four of the season:

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Jonesboro comeback silences Westover

Westover coach Octavia Jones was so upset after his team lost to visiting Jonesboro, 34-12, on Friday night at Hugh Mills Stadium, he wouldn’t allow his players to talk to the media.

Lovejoy defeated in defensive battle

Many believed a shootout was on tap when Lovejoy visited Tom White Field at Mack Tharpe Stadium on Friday in a matchup of the Nos. 9 and 10 ranked teams in Class AAAAAA.

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PREP ROUNDUP: McDowell, Wallace lead Locust Grove to win

A look at all of Friday night's football action in the Southern Crescent

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Riverdale opportunistic in 21-14 win over Drew

Raiders out-gained on offense, but prevail

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Morrow breaks 11-game losing streak

Mustangs outlast Forest Park, 12-6

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Several players in the Southern Crescent area had standout performances for their teams. Here is a list of some of the top performances from last weeks games:

Riverdale to celebrate seafood, beer at festival

The city of Riverdale will partner Saturday with Kiss 104.1 FM to host the town’s annual Seafood & Beer Festival.

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Games to watch

Previews for all the high school football games this weekend.

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Drivers hoping rain stays away from AMS

Mother Nature was the big winner last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway as rain postponed one of the two double featured races.

Riverdale native Lightfoot signs with Brenau

Shooting guard graduated from North Atlanta High School

Former Jonesboro star Toney Douglas traded to Houston

Former Jonesboro star Toney Douglas was thrown in the mix of the Houston Rockets’ roster overhaul Monday.

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AMS features two nights of racing

Racing fans will be treated to two nights of grass-roots racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week on the quarter-mile Thunder Ring.

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THURSDAY THUNDER: Week two news and notes

Thirsty Thunder means special prices on concession menu items

Charter TV to offer more HD Channels on June 26

Adds 27 new HD channels in Henry

Charter is adding 27 new high-definition (HD) channels for customers with HD service throughout Henry County and surrounding communities on June 26, including Butts County, Lamar County, Clayton County, Monroe County and Rockdale County.

All-Region 4-AAA soccer team

Eagle's Landing girls sweep top awards

Southern Crescent athletes sign scholarships

During the past week, seven former athletes in the Southern Crescent signed athletic scholarships.

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Pet of the week — Tidbit

Tidbit is just one of the many kittens and cats needing to be adopted.

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ELCA advances, M.Mill and Luella fall

Eagle’s Landing Christian swept second-ranked Mount Paran 4-3, 5-1 in the second round of the Class A playoffs on Thursday.

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Clayton State’s Hollowell returning to China

Mary Hollowell, Clayton State University’s Associate Professor of Education, will return to the People’s Republic of China, as the university’s first recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

‘Identity Theft’ movie will cause road detours

Southern Crescent area motorists will be greeted with detours Thursday and Friday near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The changes are the result of the filming of the movie “Identity Theft.”

BOY’S SOCCER: Luella falls to Collins Hill in Class AAAAA second round

Second round action in the boy's soccer state tournament.

McDonough woman is ‘Decades for Dollar’ winner

A McDonough woman, Borom Toek, has been announced as the holder of a lottery ticket that matched all six numbers in the “Decades of Dollars” drawing on May 3.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Mundy’s Mill baseball splits with Jones County

Mundy’s Mill and Jones County will meet Saturday for Game 3 of the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

Henry store sells Decades of Dollars winning lottery ticket

Someone has a winning “Decades of Dollars” lottery ticket, and it was acquired at the Provisions BP gas station, located at 2297 Highway 20 E. in McDonough.

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Buffalo Bills draft Riverdale grad Cordy Glenn with 41st pick

Former Georgia offensive lineman is highest ever from the Southern Crescent to be picked in NFL draft.

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Prep roundup

Eagle’s Landing cruises in tennis first round

Eagle’s Landing girl’s tennis cruised to a 5-0 victory visiting Burke County Thursday in the first round of the Class AAA tournament.

PREP ROUNDUP: Union Grove girls tennis defeats Lovejoy in first round

Local high school sports results from Wednesday.

Henry Chamber giving away $10,000

The Mega Millions lottery fairy did not wave a magic wand in Henry County during the most recent jackpot drawing, but the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s “Great $10,000 Giveaway” is offering another chance to win big.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Mundy’s Mill baseball deals Lovejoy first region loss

Mundy’s Mill took a big step toward capturing second place in Region 4-AAAA with an 8-5 come-from-behind win against the first-place Wildcats on the road.

Lane closure part of I-675 roadwork

Repairs on the interstate next week

PREP ROUNDUP: Union Grove girls soccer survives PKs to advance

The Lady Wolverines needed every one of their penalty kicks to survive against Northgate in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs Wednesday.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Dutchtown boys advance in Region 3-AAAA playoffs

Dutchtown got two goals from Judah Goodridge and the Bulldogs won 3-1 at home Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.

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Teams begin push for state meet

Teams begin their push for the state meet this week as region track and field championships begin.

2012 Southern Crescent High School Football Schedules

A look at the 2012 Clayton and Henry counties high school football schedules.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Robinson hits game-winner for Lovejoy baseball

A round-up of Wednesday's high school sports