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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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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Jonesboro volleyball standout Aalyiah Lowe stands with her coach Dan Maehlman, right, and Principal Felicia Brown. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

SIGNING DAY: Jonesboro’s Aalyiah Lowe signs volleyball LOI with Columbus State

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com JONESBORO, Ga. — As Aalyiah Lowe signed her national Letter of Intent to Columbus State Wednesday, she recalled a strange career highlight that fits with the narrative of why she came to Jonesboro to play volleyball in the first place. It was after a 2-0 loss to Locust Grove — an

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