From left, Dutchtown seniors DeAndre Watson, Bryce Parks and Luther Moore have helped the Bulldogs to unprecedented success. (Special Photo: Cady Studios)

Dutchtown boys basketball looking to ‘seize the moment’ in state tournament

By Bill Renje | @BillRenje (Twitter) Few people thought much of the Dutchtown basketball team as the season began in mid-November. Nobody, including the Bulldogs themselves, thought they’d be hosting a state playoff game for the first time in school history after finishing as Region 4-AAAAA runner-up with a program best 19-8 record. Although the

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REGION TOURNAMENT HOOPS: Henry County teams can sweep Region 4-AAAA titles

By Staff Reports EAST POINT, Ga. — The Henry County Warhawks boys basketball team definitely would seem to have deeper postseason aspirations than winning a region championship. Their preseason No. 1 Class AAAA ranking in some polls and a roster that boasts Division I talent seems to confirm that. But Warhawks coach Vince Rosser won’t

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GABRIEL STOVALL: A Q&A with Jonesboro senior USA Basketball U18 player MJ Walker fresh off of his time in Chile

By Gabriel Stovall JONESBORO, Ga. — After M.J. Walker got the gold for the USA Men’s U18 Basketball team, he came back from Chile to his South Metro Atlanta home and received gold star treatment from his family. “When I came down the street to our driveway, they had (American) flags in the grass,

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M.J. Walker and the top-ranked Jonesboro Cardinals defeated Pike County by over 100 points Saturday night. (File)

GABRIEL STOVALL: Jonesboro’s James “MJ” Walker is a rising star who deserves everything coming to him

In a fast-paced, social media driven world that’s ever changing, and ever promoting the need for us to change with it, it’s refreshing to see when someone can navigate through its crowded corridors unscathed by the bumping and jostling and pressure to conform. This is especially encouraging in the sports world, where, thanks to instant

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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   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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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 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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