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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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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Eagle's Landing XC standouts Betty Jackson, left, and Devin Dixon grab gold again at Thursday's Henry County meet. (Special Photo)

SCBuzz Featured Co-Athletes of the Week: Eagle’s Landing cross country duo of Betty Jackson and Devin Dixon snag county crowns again

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com McDONOUGH, Ga. — Devin Dixon and Betty Jackson outrunning the competition in Henry County cross country championship meets is nothing new. But for their coach, Eagle’s Landing High’s Claud Spinks, seeing their duplicate success never gets old. The duo repeated as individual County champs this past Thursday at Hampton’s Nash Farm course

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Devin Dixon won his second consecutive Class 4A 800-meter State Championship a year ago, and will be going for a three-peat at this week's state meet. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Eagle’s Landing’s Devin Dixon now setting sights higher than state championships

  By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com McDONOUGH, Ga. — What a difference a year makes. This time last year Eagle’s Landing’s Devin Dixon emerged on the scene from nowhere as a top track athlete in the 800 meters. He solidified that reputation by winning a state championship in the event as a sophomore, during his first

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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)

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD: Eagle’s Landing’s Devin Dixon on championship pace, still ‘peaking’

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com McDONOUGH — Since Devin Dixon burst onto the state track scene last season and won a state title in the 800 meters, the Eagle’s Landing junior’s back has gotten heavier. That’s what happens when you accomplish things in your first year on the track that others have spent years trying to

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