Three-time 800-meter and one-time 400-meter state champion Devin Dixon of Eagle's Landing is co-boys runner of the year for 2015-16. (File)

Champions of Champions: Henry County 2015-16 awards

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com It was a great year for athletics in Henry County in 2015-16 as county schools produced several state champions in both team and individual competition. Here is a look who made the grade for top honors in the county for 2015-16.   GIRLS TEAM OF THE YEAR: ELCA Softball The ELCA

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Furman-bound scoring guard Jordan Lyons has wrapped-up his high school career, but not before leading McIntosh to another fantastic season as a senior (File)

Fayette County 2015-16 awards: Star-producing Starr’s Mill and McIntosh ‘chief’ among the winners

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com With the school year completed, here is a look at Fayette County’s top athletic performers of 2015-16. Not surprisingly, McIntosh and Starr’s Mill are well represented.   GIRLS TEAM OF THE YEAR: McIntosh Soccer With a playoff run that culminated in the Lady Chiefs taking home the Class 5A State Championship,

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Sophomore Jacob Stevens has been a key contributor to the McIntosh soccer team in his team seasons of play. He looks to help the Chiefs capture a state title this season. (PHOTO: CD Photography)

Springing to the top: 10 Southern Crescent spring teams in the best position for a state championship

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com Excluding track and field teams, there are a little less than 20 Southern Crescent spring sports teams still alive for a state championship this season. When looking at the teams most likely to take home a state title among the spring sports besides track and field, one school boasts several championship-caliber

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Union Grove's Jake Maples, left, stands with swing coach Frank Gasaway. Maples, along with Gasaway's daughter, was named to a GHSA region al all-star team. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

SOUTHERN CRESCENT NOTEBOOK: A Union Grove pair of golfers nabbed high honors from the GHSA

    Southern Crescent teams and individual athletes are making noise on state wide and national levels, starting with the boys (and girls) of spring sports. A pair of Union Grove golfers — and childhood best friends — have been named to the Georgia High School Association’s Southern Region All Star Team. Both Maples and

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ELCA 2016 student-athlete Signing Class

ELCA produces another big class: 15 athletes from six sports makeup 2015-16 signees

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – With four new signees on Wednesday, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy has had 15 student-athletes to sign Letters of Intent this school year. The school’s 15 signees thus far this season are participants in football, baseball, wrestling, softball, golf, and volleyball. A pair of players from ELCA’s 2015 Class A

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The Union Grove girls golf team of Hannah Gasaway, Jayla McCrae, Peyton Brannon and Tiffany Thomas captured the school's first team region golf title. (Special Photo)

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Union Grove girls, Hannah Gasaway, McIntosh boys are Region 4-AAAAA champs

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — Southern Crescent golf teams flexed their muscles Tuesday during the Region 4-AAAAA golf tournament at Heron Bay Golf Club. For the girls, it was Union Grove making history by winning the Region 4-AAAA team title, and junior standout Hannah Gasaway continued her torrid pace this season by picking up the individual

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