From left, Morgan Alexander, coach Connor Campbell, coach Tim Creamer, Dalton Hardeman, Chase Burdette, Trent Johnson, Griffin Alexander, coach Eric Johnson and coach Jay Johnson. (Special Photo)

GABRIEL STOVALL: The Family element found in Henry County’s wrestling community is second to none

            By Gabriel Stovall It may not have looked like it, but Eric Johnson was not in his most tip-top, celebratory mood last weekend. The ELCA wrestling coach had reasons to celebrate though, while in last weekend’s traditional state tournament in Macon — two, in fact. Their names: Chase

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ELCA junior Chase Burdette was one of three Henry County area wrestlers to bring home gold at the state traditional meet in Macon

STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT: ELCA wrestlers Chase Burdette, Griffin Alexander, Union Grove’s Justin Ruffin take state at traditionals

  By Gabriel Stovall MACON, Ga. — At least three Southern Crescent wrestlers — all from Henry County — have won state championships in this year’s traditional state meet held at the Macon Centreplex. From Eagle’s Landing Christian it was Griffin Alexander (195 pounds) and Chase Burdette (220 pounds) taking home gold. From Union

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Jonesboro coach Dan Maehlman wasn't entirely pleased with his team's performance, yet Jonesboro remains undefeated in Georgia after claiming the Region 4-AAAA title Friday night. (PHOTO: Steve Knight)

Jonesboro Cardinals repeat as region champs: Next stop, state title defense

  By James Butler HAMPTON, Ga. – A 19-point win in the game of basketball is considered a blowout 99 percent of the time. But the Region 4-AAAA Boys Basketball Championship Game was likely an example of the one percent of the time that it is not. Nationally-ranked Jonesboro stayed undefeated in the state

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North Clayton's Reggie Scurry led the Eagles with 18 in their Region 4-AAA tourney win over  Westminster Wednesday.  (File Photo)

BASKETBALL REGION TOURNAMENT: North Clayton boys punch ticket to state in dramatic fashion

  By Gabriel Stovall RIVERDALE — Martisse Troup was entitled to a moment of retrospection after Wednesday night. His North Clayton Eagles boys basketball team had just climbed the improbable mountain of “comeback” on the way to a 62-59 win over Westminster in the quarterfinals of the Region 4-AAA Tournament at Atlanta’s Douglass High.

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Luella’s Sada Jacobs could benefit from being more ‘selfish,’ says coach

  By James Butler STOCKBRIDGE – The quarterfinals of the Region 4-AAAAA girls basketball tournament takes place Wednesday and the Luella Lions will look to continue its consecutive year streak of making the state tournament when they face McIntosh. Luella has made the state tournament the last seven years, sometimes as one of the

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Morrow Mustangs guard De'Ja Green (Special Photo)

BASKETBALL REGION TOURNAMENTS: A schedule of Monday’s region tournament games and full brackets

  By Gabriel Stovall MONDAY’S REGION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: REGION 5-A GIRLS (All Games at Atlanta International School, 2890 N. Fulton Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA): Strong Rock vs. Atlanta International (At Atlanta International, Atlanta, GA), 4:00 p.m. Drew Charter vs. Greenforest, 7:00 p.m.   REGION 4-AAA BOYS: North Clayton vs. Douglass (At Douglass High School,

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Luella Div. I scholarship signees: Bryant Harris (baseball), Darren Drake (football) and Christian Duncan (soccer). Photo: Gabriel Stovall

Luella High’s Bryant Harris and Christian Duncan nab Division I scholarship offers

  LOCUST GROVE — Luella’s Bryant Harris and Christian Duncan played different sports and took different paths, but ultimately they both found the same destination. A Div. I scholarship. Harris, considered one of the top baseball prospects for the 2015 Major League Draft, signed a letter of intent to play at Tennessee. He cemented that

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