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PHOTO PAGE: Hampton vs. Union Grove battled it out in softball action on Tuesday night

McDONOUGH, Ga. — Union Grove and Hampton played an early season game that had a postseason feel and intensity. The Hornets dropped a 6-5 decision to the Wolverines after watching Union Grove chop down a 5-1 deficit. The game featured some of Georgia’s best young pitchers in Hampton freshmen Skyler Trahan and Janna Shellhorse. Union

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Woodland pitcher Mallie Brown will get her chance to lead the Lady Wolfpack as a senior in 2016. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP SOFTBALL: New team, same heart — Woodland senior Mallie Brown, coach Kelli Poff not lowering expectations

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Inside the human body, the heart always maintains its life-giving purpose, regardless of what’s happening around it. Woodland softball coach Kelli Poff believes the same can be said regarding the heart of a team — of a coach who sees no reason to change her approach despite the

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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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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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Union Grove's junior shortstop Skylar Mosel smashed a team-leading 11 home runs in 2014 to help the Wolverines to a Class AAAAA Final Four finish. (PHOTO: Jeff Hurndon Photography)

SCBuzz FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Union Grove’s Skylar Mosel learning how to lead

    By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com McDONOUGH, Ga. — When Lee Kicklighter talked about his Union Grove softball team early in the 2014 season after it just defeated Northgate, he paused in his post game analysis long enough to mention a budding star. Her name was Skylar Mosel. “You’ve got to keep an eye out

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From left, junior pitcher Mallie Brown, senior Danielle Castleberry, coach Kelli Poff and senior Lexee Emanuel say its state title or bust in their last go-round together.  (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP SOFTBALL: Woodland softball seniors want to make last season together special

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Think it not strange that at least seven members of the Woodland High softball team are already shedding tears as if it’s the end of the season. They’re the seniors and they can’t help it. They’re already thinking about the reality that, with three weeks before it takes

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Morrow senior softball player Erika Dargan became the first Lady Mustang to sign a scholarship letter of intent in coach Candice Jones' 10-year tenure. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

SCBuzz FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Morrow softball standout Erika Dargan

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com MORROW, Ga. — Excuse Erika Dargan for walking around the Morrow High campus with a little extra swag last week. Dargan signed a softball letter of intent to Benedict College in Columbia, SC last Wednesday during Morrow’s signing day ceremonies. But a lot of people were signing letters of intent

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Q&A With Penn Softball Player Jurie Joyner: Former Ola star playing big in freshman year

      Former Ola softball standout Jurie Joyner is going from great to greater. The slugger and catcher who helped Ola coach Gidget Gue claim the school’s first state softball championship in 2013 is now contributing majority to Pennsylvania’s Ivy League title hopes. Last week, Joyner was garnered Ivy League Rookie of the Week

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