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PREP ROUNDUP: Robinson hits game-winner for Lovejoy baseball

A round-up of Wednesday's high school sports

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PREP ROUNDUP: Union Grove girl's soccer shuts out No. 2 Columbus

Union Grove girl’s soccer team got another signature win Tuesday night, shutting out Columbus, 2-0, at home in a non-region game.

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2012 Major League Baseball preview

The Atlanta Braves get their 2012 season started in just a few days. But before then, you can get ready for the entire Major League Baseball season at our MLB preview page.

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Clayton State sign six to soccer scholarships

Clayton State women’s soccer coach Gareth O’Sullivan announced the six new additions to the Clayton State recruiting class, including Union Grove senior Danielle Fletcher.

Camp offers instructions to youth

The Atlanta Experience ABA Spring Break Basketball Clinic will run from Monday-Friday at the First Baptist Church in Morrow for youth ages 5-15.

Illinois runner signs with Clayton State

Clayton State women’s cross country coach Mike Mead announced this week the signing of Taylor Galvin from Posen, Ill., for the 2012 season.

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Basketball Playoff Roundup

Jermaine Hough scored a team-high 17 points as No. 10-ranked Lovejoy held off No. 3 Fayette County 63-57 on the road in a Class AAAA first-round playoff game.

SCNI newspapers taking steps to improve efficiency

Southern Community Newspapers, Inc., parent company of the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald, has announced a series of initiatives designed to increase operating efficiency and enhance its reliance on the Internet as a means to disseminate news on a 24-hour basis.

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Forest Park clinches third place with win

Costa Anderson scored 16 points and teammate Darius Carmichael added 15 as Forest Park defeated visiting North Clayton 53-50 in both teams’ regular-season finale.

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Prep basketball roundup

Junior Cameron Sutton scored a game-high 22 points as fifth-ranked Jonesboro got a come-from-behind win over visiting Morrow on Friday in a Region 4-AAAA contest.

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Drew girls win eighth straight

Precious Person scored 15 points as No. 9 Drew cruised to an easy 49-23 Region 4-AAA victory over visiting Eagle’s Landing on Tuesday.

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Sanders’ heroics lifts Stockbridge

Amlin Sanders described herself as a shooter, but she wasn’t sure that her final shot of the game was going to go in.

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‘Remarkable’ spurt leads Jonesboro girls

Victoria Florence scored 16 of her game-high 33 points in a 2-minute, 15-second span of the fourth quarter, rallying the Lady Cardinals to a 65-58 victory Tuesday in a Region 4-AAAA game at North Clayton.

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Ola defeats Union Grove 55-47

Deonta Nocks scored 13 points as Ola snapped a four-game losing streak for a 55-47 win over Union Grove in a Region 3-AAAA, Div. A contest.

Hamilton State Bank acquires Stockbridge bank

Hamilton State Bank, a Georgia banking institution based in Braselton, has acquired certain assets and deposits and other liabilities of The First State Bank of Stockbridge, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in its capacity as receiver.

Henry plans for College, Career Academy

A Henry County Schools steering committee comprised of school officials, county leaders, and business representatives, recently met to discuss the details of the school system’s efforts to build upon its current Academy for Advanced Studies, by establishing a College and Career Academy

Volunteers start ‘Warm Straw for Cold Paws’ program

Outside dogs targeted

Henry County Animal Care and Control is working to assist residents with keeping their outdoor dogs warm and safe this winter, by launching the “Warm Straw for Cold Paws” program.

Volunteers start 'Warm Straw for Cold Paws' program

Henry County Animal Care and Control is working to assist residents with keeping their outdoor dogs warm and safe this winter, by launching the “Warm Straw for Cold Paws” program.

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Hammer-weilding robber sought by Henry police

A 17-year-old is being sought by Henry County police for allegedly robbing and assaulting, two men while they were at work at a Stockbridge apartment.

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Hammer-weilding robber sought by Henry police

A 17-year-old is being sought by Henry County police for allegedly robbing and assaulting, two men while they were at work at a Stockbridge apartment.

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It’s back to work for Luella

Luella coach Nic Vasilchek says his team’s 21-day layoff might have come out the best time of the season. The Lions, who are 3-0, open their Region 2-AAAAA schedule Friday against visiting East Coweta, which also has the same record.

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Jonesboro Pounds Forest Park 32-0 To Remain Undefeated

Jonesboro’s special teams play was too much for Forest Park to handle in the Cardinals’ 32-0 win Friday night at Tara Stadium.

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Lovejoy Gets Big Win In The Dome

It might not have been for a state championship, but Lovejoy will always look back fondly on their first game in the Georgia Dome.

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Lovejoy gets big win in the Dome

It might not have been for a state championship, but Lovejoy will always look back fondly on their first game in the Georgia Dome.

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Jonesboro pounds Forest Park 32-0 to remain undefeated

Jonesboro’s special teams play was too much for Forest Park to handle in the Cardinals’ 32-0 win Friday night at Tara Stadium.

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Former Clayton State standout signs pro contract

She had arguably the best two-year career for a Clayton State women’s basketball player, and helped lead the Lakers to the ultimate prize. Now, Teshymia Tillman is set for another adventure in her basketball career.

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Mt. Zion runs away with win

Mount Zion and Forest Park each came into Tara Stadium Friday searching for their first win of the season.

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FRIDAY NIGHT ROUND-UP: Spratlin tosses 5 TD passes in ELCA win

Eagle’s Landing Christian quarterback Aaron Spratlin threw five touchdown passes as the fourth-ranked Chargers defeated host Manchester 47-8 Friday in a non-region game.

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Mundy’s Mill leaves Morrow winless, scoreless

Friday night’s 20-0 loss to Mundy’s Mill left the Morrow Mustangs winless in three games thus far this season.

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Mt. Zion Runs Away With Win

Mount Zion and Forest Park each came into Tara Stadium Friday searching for their first win of the season.

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Mundy'S Mill Leaves Morrow Winless, Scoreless

Friday night’s 20-0 loss to Mundy’s Mill left the Morrow Mustangs winless in three games thus far this season.

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Murray leads Drew to a 34-9 region win

Behind a three-touchdown performance from junior quarterback Jay Murray, Drew defeated host Spalding 34-9 in its Region 4-AAA opener Thursday night at Memorial Stadium in Griffin.

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It'S Back To Work For Luella

Luella coach Nic Vasilchek says his team’s 21-day layoff might have come out the best time of the season. The Lions, who are 3-0, open their Region 2-AAAAA schedule Friday against visiting East Coweta, which also has the same record.

Murray Leads Drew To A 34-9 Region Win

Behind a three-touchdown performance from junior quarterback Jay Murray, Drew defeated host

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Friday Night Stars

These players had superb performances for their teams on last weekend:

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North Clayton’s defense rules the night

A game ending in a 22-0 score is normally not referred to as a defensive struggle.

North Clayton'S Defense Rules The Night

A game ending in a 22-0 score is normally not referred to as a defensive struggle.

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Union Grove defeats Ola in region game

Union Grove junior Megan Betsa provided the Wolverines with some offensive firepower and stellar pitching in a key Region 3-AAAA, Div. A win at Ola Thursday.

Dutchtown puts off week to good use

An off week was just what Dutchtown needed to get ready for another Wing-T offense.

HOW THEY FARED

The Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald sports staff will pick a Top 5 each week during the regular season amond the 20 high schools in the Southern Crescent.Here's how they fared this week.

FRIDAY NIGHT HEROES

These players had superb performances for their team this past Friday.

Lady Lakers gear up for 2010-11 season

Four pre-conference classics and a rematch of last season's NCAA Division II National Tournament game highlight the 2010-11 Clayton State Laker women's basketball schedule, which head coach Dennis Cox released on Tuesday.

CSU releases men's basketball schedule

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Union Grove on the rebound

The Paul Burgdorf era at Union Grove couldn't have gotten off to a worse start. The Wolverines lost three straight to be 0-3 for the first time since the school opened in 2000. Quarterback Ty Moore had suffered a concussion in the season-opener against Northside-Warner Robins, and when he returned, Union Grove continued to struggle. A team returning Division I-level talent and playoff experience looked lost.

Clayton State gears up for Top-25 soccer showdown

Off to its best start to a season since 2002, the Clayton State Laker men's soccer team aims to keep "riding the wave" of its current 2010 season on Saturday when the 12th-ranked Lakers play host to 22nd-ranked Flagler in a Peach Belt Conference showdown.

CSU basketball players honored

Members of the Clayton State Laker men's basketball team competed over the summer in the SEBL Summer Basketball Pro-Am League, and a few came away with some postseason honors.

Mount Zion puts trust in quarterback

Mount Zion quarterback Montel Buchanon is a first-year starter, but the sophomore has the full confidence of his teammates.

Friday night heroes

Mubarak Bin-Asadi, Lovejoy: The Lovejoy Wildcats defensive lineman was all over the place on defense Friday night and scored a defensive touchdown en route to the Wildcats' win..

Penalties can't derail Warhawks' victory plans

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