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DISCIPLINE, DEDICATION, DETERMINATION, DESIRE…

THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE By: Nikki Polite Discipline, Dedication, Determination, Desire: The 4 D’s are the cornerstone philosophy of the Jonesboro High School Varsity Football team.  It is a philosophy that Coach De’Timothy Floyd conceptualized and instituted almost 10 years ago at a small 4-AAAA school in Jonesboro, Ga.  It is a philosophy that has taken […]

VOLLEYBALL: Morrow, Jonesboro among local teams playing well entering region play

JONESBORO — Several local volleyball teams have impressed midway through their respective seasons. The Morrow Lady Mustangs are 11-4 and have produced one of the top records in the county thus far. Morrow plays Forest Park in non-regi0n play tomorrow. Jonesboro (9-5) has also gotten off to a fast start under first-year coach Dan Coons. […]

Cameron Sutton Makes Some Plays In Preseason Debut

While this game was the much-anticipated debut of several players, one of the less-publicized was that of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie third-round cornerback Cameron Sutton, who suffered a hamstring injury early on in training camp and has taken the past two weeks gradually working himself back into practice. I believe that he started getting contact work in team drills […]

Getting to Know: Nate Wardlaw

JONESBORO — Nate Wardlaw has a long history in Clayton County. Wardlaw used to get after it in his own right at North Clayton High in the late 1990s as a standout football player. He has since taken on a coaching career at Jonesboro High, where he serves as the offensive coordinator and assistant head […]

Riverdale, Jonesboro meet in preseason scrimmage game

RIVERDALE — The Riverdale Raiders and the Jonesboro Cardinals kicked off the 2017 high school football season in the county with a scrimmage game Friday night at Southern Crescent Stadium. Riverdale won a competitive contest by a score of 13-6. After a long 73-yard touchdown run by Jonesboro’s Matavion Brooks early in the third quarter, […]

Jonesboro’s Walker sets county scoring record in win over Forest Park, Wilson

FOREST PARK — Forest Park’s Avery Wilson won his shootout with Jonesboro’s M.J, Walker, but Walker’s Cardinals defeated the Panthers 68-55 to remain unbeaten in Region 4-AAAAAA play. Forest Park only trailed by two at halftime, but a huge third quarter by Walker and the Cardinals was too much for the Panthers to handle. Wilson […]

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Jonesboro High’s M.J. Walker named McDonald’s All-American

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High’s M.J. Walker received one of the highest honors possible for a high school basketball player when he was named a McDonald’s All-American Sunday evening. Walker was one of 24 players across the country to be invited to play in the game. The senior forward will play on the West team against […]

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Former Jonesboro High standout Zerrick Cooper enjoying championship glory, preparing for opportunity at Clemson

JONESBORO — Those college football fans who tuned into the NCAA National Championship football game earlier this week may have noticed a familiar face manning the sideline for the Clemson Tigers. Former Jonesboro quarterback Zerrick Cooper wore No. 6 for Clemson this year. Cooper, who redshirted this season playing behind Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson, […]

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Short-handed Jonesboro impresses at City of Palms tournament

JONESBORO — Once again, the Jonesboro Cardinals proved to be one of the nation’s top basketball programs last week at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. Playing without two starters, Miles Black and Jamari Smith, Jonesboro went 3-1 in the tournament against top-ranked teams from four different states. In all, the Cardinals […]

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