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McElrath leads Forest Park to 42-25 victory

Breasia McElrath scored a game-high 14 points and added seven rebounds to pace Forest Park to a 49-25 Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A win over Mundy’s Mill on Tuesday.

Clayton wrestlers excel at area tournaments

17 wrestlers qualify for state sectionals

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PREP ROUNDUP: Luella girls gaining momentum with win at Morrow

A look at high school basketball action on Friday night.

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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Check out Tuesday night's hardwood action from around the Southern Crescent.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Wallace's shot gives ELCA girls a 33-31 victory

Catie Wallace hit a short jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining to send Eagle’s Landing Christian to a 33-31 victory over visiting Gallaway on Friday.

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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Forest Park defeats Mundy’s Mill 35-24

Junior Kayla Potts, playing in only her third game of the season, had 12 points to lead Forest Park to a 35-24 Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A win at home Friday.

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January helps Riverdale secure overtime win

Basketball Roundup

Basketball Roundup.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Cacok leads Drew boys to 49-45 win over Ola

Devonta Cacok scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Drew to a 49-45 win over Ola on Friday to extend its winning streak to three games.

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BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

J.R. Holder scored a game-high 24 points and added six assists as Mount Zion cruised to a 75-45 Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A win over Forest Park on Tuesday at home.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Clune leads Dutchtown against Locust Grove

Dominique Clune 21 scored a game-high 21 points to lead Dutchtown to the Region 4-AAAA, Div. A win at home.

Jonesboro sweeps Griffin

Michelle Smith scored 16 points to lead two other Jonesboro players in double figure scoring as Jonesboro defeated visiting Griffin 53-48 in a Region 4-AAAA, Div. B contest on Friday.

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HOW THEY MATCH UP: No. 3 Eagle's Landing at No. 9 Jonesboro

The Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald sports staff breaks down the Eagle’s Landing-Jonesboro match-up position-by-position (and even further) to see who has the edge. Hint: It’s pretty even.

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Boys midseason report

Area boys teams prepare for second half of season

The first half of the season is in the books. Most teams spent the recent holiday break playing in local and out-of-town tournaments. In between the break and tournaments, they also found a little time to practice as the second half of the season begins tonight. Here is a look at some teams heading into tonight’s action:

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Girls mid-season basketball report

Teams prepare for second half of season

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2012 CLAYTON SPORTS REVIEW

There were triumph victories and near misses. Some local athletes played on the big stage of a high school state championship and one who made it to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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2012 YEAR IN SPORTS

There were triumph victories and near misses. Some local athletes played on the big stage of a high school state championship and one who made it to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Clayton State captures Peach Belt title

For the first time in three seasons, Clayton State women’s basketball team captured the Peach Belt Conference tournament championship to remain undefeated on the season.

2012 All-Southern Crescent Football Team

The Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald pick the best high school football players this season

Hobbs leads Dutchtown boys to first win

Kalvin Hobbs scored a game-high 18 points to lead Dutchtown to its first win of the season.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Woodland upsets Jonesboro girls

Close contests dominate Tuesday's high school basketball action.

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PREVIEW: High school football quarterfinals

A look at high school football state playoff games in the Southern Crescent

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Southern Crescent basketball roundup

A look at local high school basketball action.

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Southern Crescent state playoffs capsules

There are four teams in the Southern Crescent still alive in the state playoffs.

2012 All-Southern Crescent Volleyball Team

The best volleyball players from Clayton and Henry counties this season.

Riverdale’s season ends in loss to Cairo

It was a special night Friday for the Cairo Syrupmakers, and especially sweet for head coach Tom Fallaw.

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State playoffs capsules

Five teams from the Southern Crescent will play tonight in the opening round of the state playoffs.

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QB CLUB: The best of the county's quarterbacks

A look at six of the county's best signal callers.

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Decision 2012: Clayton County by the numbers

Clayton County voters supported Victor Hill for sheriff, Barack Obama for president and alcohol sales for Sundays on Election Day Tuesday.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Sutton’s four TDs lead Jonesboro

A look other high school football results around the Southern Crescent.

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Locust Grove stuns Eagle’s Landing in unlikely fashion

Locust Grove defeated Eagle’s Landing 35-34 in arguably one of the strangest finishes of the season Friday night.

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

A look at high school football action from Friday night.

GAMES TO WATCH: WEEK NINE

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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CLAYTON'S FRIDAY NIGHT STARS

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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MAKING THE GRADE

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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GAMES TO WATCH: Week 7

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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GAMES TO WATCH: WEEK SIX

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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GAMES TO WATCH: WEEK FIVE

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

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GAMES TO WATCH: WEEK FOUR

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