Lovejoy senior Marquese Taylor, left, stands with coach Ed Carson. Taylor is starring on both sides of the ball for the 2-3 Wildcats this season. (File Photo)

Three-star Lovejoy football recruit Marquese Taylor makes his college choice after weekend visit

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com LOVEJOY, Ga. — California Golden Bears fans, give yourselves a pat on the back for your latest football recruiting grab. Marquese Taylor, a 3-star WR/DB from South Metro Atlanta’s Lovejoy High School made his commitment to Cal firm on Monday night, just hours after returning from his official visit this past

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Lovejoy offensive tackle Tre'Mond Shorts could become one of the area's best linemen before the season's done. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

From sideline to blindside: Lovejoy’s Tremond Shorts is learning how to be a force on the Wildcat’s offensive line

By Bill Renje brenje@thecrescentbuzz.com LOVEJOY, Ga. — Of the many hats worn by Lovejoy assistant coach Derrick Smith, one is maintaining the equipment for over 100 Wildcat football players. When Smith gave instruction to the players after practice last week on the need to properly make sure their face masks were tightened, the helmet he

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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 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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The Lovejoy Wildcats won the first Adidas 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament, formerly known as the Southside Shootout, at Warren Holder Park in Locust Grove last summer. Longtime tournament host Clint Satterfield says he's glad to see it grow. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Adidas brings State Championship 7-on-7 football action comes back to Locust Grove with growth

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — Clint Satterfield and his 7-on-7 passing league aspirations have come a long way. When the Southside Shootout began back in 2007 at the Lovejoy soccer complex, it was just a handful of football coaches bringing their teams together to practice and bond. “At one time, we were

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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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