Former Drew tailback Quarderman Sloan ran wild on defenses all last season, helping the Titans to the Class 5A quarterfinals. (PHOTO: Dave Williamson)

Clayton County Awards: A look back at Clay Co.’s best of 2015-16

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   All eyes in Clayton County high school athletics are now aimed at the upcoming 2016-17 school year, but now is also a perfect time to look at who excelled in the 2015-16 in this county superlative list.   GIRLS TEAM OF THE YEAR: Mount Zion Basketball The Lady Bulldogs went

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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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Eagle's Landing runner Betty Jackson won her first state championship, capturing the 800-meter title as a junior.  (PHOTO: Claud Spinks)

Golden Eagles’ duo soars for gold: Devin Dixon and Betty Jackson taking Eagle’s Landing track and field to new heights

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – It has been a common sight over the last three seasons to see at least one Eagle’s Landing Golden Eagle standing atop a podium as a track and field state champion. Eagle’s Landing boys runner Devin Dixon is the two-time defending state champion in Class 4A 800 meters,

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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)

Saturday track and field sectionals preview: Union Grove, Starr’s Mill, Eagle’s Landing, and ELCA among Southern Crescent schools looking to send many to state

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com MCDONOUGH Ga. – Teams all over the Southern Crescent are looking forward to their athletes performing well at Saturday’s Sectional Track and Field Meets. One such team is the Union Grove girls. Coming off of the first region championship in his 14 years of being the girls track and field coach,

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Whitewater baseball coach Rusty Bennett once again has a competitive team. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Spring sports update: Fayette County teams among state, nation’s best

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com   The spring sport season is getting ready to enter its home stretch and the Southern Crescent has been home to some outstanding teams and individuals thus far in 2016. Fayette County schools Whitewater, McIntosh, and Starr’s Mill have seen teams do well in multiple sports.   The Whitewater boys soccer

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Southern Crescent Christmas Wish List: What James Butler would like to see happen in the sports world.

By James Butler jbutler@thecrescentbuzz.com With Christmas here and gifts already given, I thought this was the perfect time to write a Southern Crescent Christmas list of some of the things I would like to see happen in the next 365 days. So, the list is as follows: 1. An all Southern Crescent Class AAAA Boys

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