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Forest Park football program to dedicate season to late Jessteon Parks

The Forest Park High School football program is in mourning following the sudden death of senior defensive lineman Jessteon Parks. Parks passed away in his ...

Clayton County Super Six: Justin Eboigbe, defensive end, Forest Park High

Senior Justin Eboigbe, a 4-star defensive end for the Panthers, committed to the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide earlier this year.

Forest Park bundles up for Christmas parade | Features

Temps in the low 30s got marchers stepping at this year's Christmas parade.


Meiser finished the game with 14 tackles. He also accounted for more than 200 total yards and two touchdowns on offense. In all, the senior played 131 plays.

Forest Park remains winless with region loss to Stephenson

Forest Park fell to 0-6 overall and 0-5 in Region 4-AAAAAA play with the loss.

Protest Planned Outside R. Kelly's Near West Side Studio: 'We Must Be There For Our Black Women And Girls'  Block Club Chicago

NEAR WEST SIDE — In the wake of a docuseries focused on singer R. Kelly's involvement with underage girls, activists are planning a protest outside the R&B ...

Mount Zion holds off Forest Park for first win

The Bulldogs improved to 1-4 on the season with a 20-14 win.

Drew tops Forest Park in emotional contest for first win of season

Drew moved into the win column for the first time in 2018 with Friday night's 31-27 win over Forest Park on Homecoming.

Forest Park at Morrow Game Preview | Sports

It's no secret that Morrow and Forest Park have been the punching bags in Clayton County over the last 20 years, but that narrative appears to be changing.

Forest Park defensive end Justin Eboigbe announces commitment to Alabama

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound pass rusher held offers from nearly every school in the southeast, including Florida, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina ...

Forest Park at Drew Game Preview | Sports

Friday's Region 4-AAAAAA contest between Forest Park and Drew could act as an early elimination game. Both teams are looking for their first win of the season ...


Warren came up with three tackles for a loss, a sack, a forced fumble and two passes defended last week against Drew.

FOOTBALL: Forest Park beats Luella in preseason scrimmage

Forest Park kicked their season off with a 22-14 victory over Luella in Friday night's scrimmage game.

Morrow bounces back with rivalry win over Forest Park

Morrow bounced back from a tough loss last week with a 28-14 victory over rival Morrow Friday night at Tara Stadium.

Forest Park High band students receive instruments | Features

The program is an affiliate of the Henry Arts Alliance that repairs and refurbishes instruments for children.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Forest Park undefeated early, Riverdale impresses

Girls basketball action has found many programs off to hot or busy starts for the 2018-19 season.

Forest Park overcomes adversity to win county softball championship

The Lady Panthers rattled off four straight wins after beginning the tournament with a 7-6 loss to Drew in pool play. Forest Park beat Mundy's Mill (23-0), Morow ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Morrow's Taylor Jones, Forest Park's Javier Castillo top field in first Clayton County event

The first Clayton County cross country event of the season was held last Thursday at Mundy's Mill High School.

Forest Park falls just short in season-opening loss to Lithonia

In a seesaw kind of game on opening night at North DeKalb Stadium, the Forest Park Panthers battled for 48 minutes, but were unable to defeat the Lithonia ...

Blunt message: Forest Park bags pot jail time, cuts fine

After much debate, Forest Park City Council votes to drop jail time, lower fine for less than one ounce of marijuana.

Forest Park's Justin Eboigbe adjusting well to life as top recruit

Forest Park High junior defensive lineman Justin Eboigbe has gone from hidden gem to one of the most coveted football recruits in the country in a matter of ...

Clayton County media day kickstarts 2018-19 basketball season | Sports

Basketball is creeping up for the 2018-19 season but the wheels of the season officially began to turn with the Clayton County Basketball media day at Lovejoy ...

FOOTBALL: Clayton County Region Standings | Sports

JONESBORO — Clayton County football teams are a few games into their region schedules. Below are the current region standings heading into Week 5.

Threat sent to Forest Park HS; school leaders respond  WXIA-TV

School officials from Forest Park High School sent a letter home to parents informing them of a threat sent via text message Wednesday morning.

Forest Park's Kacey Johnson signs to continue basketball career at Lesley University

Johnson was Forest Park's team captain this season, playing in all 25 games. She will attend Lesley beginning this fall, a Division III school located in ...

Morrow girls, boys sweep Clayton County Cross Country Championships

Morrow High School swept the Clayton County Cross Country Championships Thursday night at Clayton County International Park.


Each week during the high school football season the Clayton News will honor a Fans Choice Player of the Week based on fan voting during the week.

TENNIS: Jonesboro boys, Forest Park girls finish as Region 4-AAAAAA runner-ups

Both Jonesboro and Forest Park will host first-round matchups in the Class AAAAAA state playoffs next week due to finishing as region runner-ups.

Week 5 Clayton County Defensive Honor Roll | Sports

The top individual defensive performances from Week 5 in Clayton County.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: No. 4 Forest Park upset by M.L. King in region tournament

The No. 4 team in Class AAAAAA, the Forest Park Lady Panthers, lost to the M.L. King Lions (6-19), 37-36 in the opening round of the Region 4-AAAAAA ...

FOOTBALL: Recruiting interest heating up for Clayton County products

The summer is also a time where individual players begin to emerge as coveted college recruits. Clayton County is home to several fast-rising targets who are ...

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Improved offense keying fast start for Mundy's Mill

Notes on Mundy's Mill's offense, Forest Park's improvement, positive signs for the Lovejoy defense, a look at the Region 4-AAAAAA playoff picture and a Region ...

FOOTBALL: Talented group of players take stage at Clayton County Media Day

Head coaches for all nine county football programs were in attendance, each of whom were joined by select players expected to make an impact in 2018.

PREP FOOTBALL: Clayton County Offensive Honor Roll | Sports

The top individual offensive performances from last week in Clayton County.

2018 All-Clayton County Baseball Team | Sports

The 2018 All-Clayton County Baseball Team, as chosen by the sports department of the Clayton News.

Students win Rotary Club essay contest | News

This year students were honored for being chosen as grade winners and school winners in the 2017-2018 contest.

Longtime southside wrestling coach Don Williams moving to North Carolina for family reasons

Forest Park head wrestling coach and Creekside Christian Academy Dean of Discipline Don Williams will be leaving the southside to attend to the health of his ...

2017-18 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team | Sports

The sports department of the Clayton News is pleased to announce its 2017-18 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team.

Forest Park High tabs Martez Edwards as head football coach

Edwards most recently was the head coach at Bessemer City High School in Alabama from 2013 through 2016. As the head coach, Edwards posted a 30-18 ...

Student arrested after Forest Park High bomb threat  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A senior at Forest Park High School was arrested for making a phony bomb threat that forced an evacuation and response from several law enforcement ...

Forest Park girls basketball program providing strong support system for Valencia Williams during breast cancer fight

Valencia Williams has kept score for the Forest Park Lady Panthers for the last four seasons. She was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in December, and ...

No. 1 Lovejoy, No. 7 Forest Park to meet Friday in Top-10 girls basketball showdown

It's still relatively early in the 2017-18 basketball season, but Friday night's matchup between Lovejoy and Forest Park will feature two of Class AAAAAA's top ...

Forest Park tabs Josh Froneberger as next head baseball coach

The 2004 graduate from Forest Park High School is returning home to be the head baseball coach at his Alma Mater.

2018 All-Clayton County Track and Field Team | Sports

The 2018 All-Clayton County Track and Field team, as selected by the sports department of the Clayton News, is listed below.

See the graduation schedule for Clayton County Schools in 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clayton County Public Schools will host graduations for the Class of 2018 from May 24 to May 26, 2018.

Forest Park wins county wrestling championship | Sports

The 2017 Clayton County Wrestling Championships were held over the weekend at Jonesboro High School.

Major UGA target Justin Eboigbe will need some time to make his decision  DawgNation

Forest Park 4-star DL Justin Eboigbe is one of the fastest-risers in the South over the last four months. The highly-valued target breaks down his options.

FOOTBALL: Forest Park tops Clarkston, wins multiple games in season for first time since 2013

The victory gave the Panthers multiple wins in a season for the first time since 2013, and for just the third time since 2004.

Forest Park High's Avery Wilson makes it official by signing with Boston College

Wilson's recruitment exploded during his senior season when he averaged 27.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Panthers. A late visit to Boston ...

2017-18 Forest Park Girls Basketball Season Preview | Sports

Forest Park will enter the season with nearly every key player from last year's team back. Of the team's top eight scorers from last year, seven will return for the.

Sarah Matthews' game-winner gives No. 6 Forest Park crucial region win over No. 7 Stephenson

Forest Park led only two times in Monday's Region 4-AAAAAA clash against Stephenson, the last of which came with 10 seconds left in the game.

Clayton County Public Schools SAT scores rise in 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clayton County Public Schools' class of 2018 scored 8 points higher on average than the class of 2017, according to new data released by the Georgia ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Forest Park sweeps county championships; Two Morrow runners top individual competition

Forest Park's boys and girls programs swept the Clayton County Cross Country Championships. Morrow saw two of its runners finish first an individual ...

Forest Park football acclimating quickly under first-year head coach Martez Edwards

Edwards, who was hired in June, has experience turning around programs quickly.

Hee Haw Honey shares stories about dating Elvis and getting her shot at stardom

Her long blonde hair twisted around huge hot rollers and wearing a blue floral peasant top, denim jeans and 3-inch heels, Diana Goodman stepped aboard ...

Bria Matthews becomes just third Forest Park athlete to have jersey retired

Bria Matthews won the ACC Championship in both the long and triple jumps in her freshman year at Georgia Tech.

FOOTBALL: Morrow tops Forest Park for first 2-0 start since 1998

Coach Jerome Weaks' squad accomplished that feat with a 28-6 victory over Forest Park Friday night at Tara Stadium. The Mustangs rushed for 241 yards on ...

Forest Park routs Osborne | Cobb Football Friday

MARIETTA — Osborne dropped its ninth consecutive game dating back to last season in a 42-0 defeat to Forest Park on Friday night.

Forest Park, Lovejoy advance in Region 4-AAAAAA softball tournament, qualify for state playoffs

LOVEJOY — A pair of Clayton County softball programs punched their tickets to the Class AAAAAA state tournament Monday as Forest Park and Lovejoy ...


In Forest Park's Week 1 loss to Towers on Aug. 19, Bailey recorded six receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Alabama Football: 2019 Recruiting Signee Justin Eboigbe  Bama Hammer

Alabama football added an important component to the 2019 signing class with 4-Star, linebacker and edge rusher, Justin Eboigbe.

Forest Park High's Avery Wilson entering senior year with rising recruiting stock

Avery Wilson exploded onto the scene last season with the Panthers. He averaged 19.6 points per game, while pulling out more than 5.0 rebounds and dishing ...

FOOTBALL: Forest Park falls on road at Alcovy

COVINGTON — It was a special night for the Alcovy Tigers as they welcomed back former graduates with a 35-6 homecoming win over Forest Park at Homer ...

Forest Park at Mary Persons Game Preview | Sports

The Panthers will hit the road this week to play Mary Persons. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 8 in Class AAAA and are coming off a trip to the Final.

SOCCER: Forest Park girls, boys clinch playoff spots; Mount Zion, Drew boys also advance to postseason

The Forest Park boys will host a state playoff game as the No. 2 seed out of Region 4-AAAAAA. Drew and Mount Zion will be the No. 3 and No.

BASKETBALL SCORES: Drew boys upset Forest Park for fifth region win

The Titans (5-12, 5-8) earned their fourth region win in five tries with the result. Demetrius Rivers scored 13 points, while William Black added 12 points in the ...

Lovejoy girls win Top-10 showdown against Forest Park; Lovejoy boys hold on for tough win

The top-ranked Lovejoy Lady Wildcats won 60-48 over No. 7 Forest Park, in a game much closer than the final scoreline, to remain unbeaten this season.

2018 Clayton County High School Baseball Preview | Sports

Team previews for high school baseball teams in Clayton County.

Teacher: 'I feared for my safety at school'

How safe are teachers in schools? It's a question 11Alive has been asking after a Clayton County teacher was assaulted and slammed to the ground by a ...

SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Mundy's Mill, Forest Park sit atop Region 4-AAAAAA standings

A little less than a month remains in the high school softball season. At this point in the campaign, Mundy's Mill and Forest Park appear to be the county ...

FOOTBALL: Rayshawn Meiser's big night leads Forest Park to first win in Martez Edwards' era

The Forest Park Panthers gave head coach Martez Edwards his first victory with the program Friday night in a 42-0 rout of Osbourne.

PREP ROUNDUP: Lovejoy, Forest Park girls remain on collision course with dominating wins

Lovejoy beat Jonesboro, while Forest Park topped Whitewater.

Forest Park wrestling program supports coaches during Georgia State Games

Forest Park assistant coaches Daniel Helena and John Bell each claimed first-place finishes in the Open Division of the Georgia State Games.

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Forest Park closes the season with first win in three years

The Panthers won their first game since Nov. 1, 2013 last week.

Forest Park wins county wrestling championships behind six first-place finishes

JONESBORO — The Forest Park Panthers won the Clayton County Wrestling Championships over the weekend behind six first-place finishes. The Panthers ...

Three local high schools earn sportsmanship awards | Sports

JONESBORO — Three local high schools won GHSA's Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards as announced by the GHSA last ...

AREA WRESTLING: Mount Zion wins traditional championship; wrestlers from 8 county schools advance to sectionals

The Mount Zion High School wrestling team won the Area 4-AAAAAA Traditional Championship Saturday afternoon, topping Forest Park by one point to claim ...

BASEBALL: Jonesboro's Sieas Elliott, Mundy's Mill's David Crawford earn region Player of the Year honors

Jonesboro High's Sieas Elliott and Mundy's Mill High's David Crawford earned Co-Player of the Year honors. Elliott hit .451 with 25 RBIs, while Crawford hit .441 ...

Don Williams to return as head wrestling coach at Forest Park

FOREST PARK — Back in December, Don Williams was at peace with his decision to retire as head wrestling coach at Forest Park High School. But when ...

South Atlanta at Forest Park Game Preview | Sports

Forest Park will look to earn the first win of the Martez Edwards era Friday night at home against South Atlanta.

STATE WRESTLING: Ola, Locust Grove win first two matches at duals championships

A handful of local wrestling programs competed at the Georgia High School Association's State Duals Wrestling Championships beginning Thursday.

BASKETBALL: Forest Park girls, North Clayton boys earn early non-region wins

The Forest Park Lady Panthers started the 2017-18 season off in style Friday night, winning 62-27 over North Clayton. North Clayton's boys won 69-54.

Forest Park girls, Riverdale boys win county track championships

LOVEJOY — The 2017 Clayton County Track and Field Championships were held at Twelve Oaks Stadium at Lovejoy High School this past weekend.

2017 All-Clayton County Football Team | Sports

The top football players from Clayton County programs, as selected by the sports department of the Clayton News.

FRIDAY BASKETBALL: Lovejoy girls remain perfect behind 30 points from Genesis Bryant

Scores from Friday night basketball games in Clayton County.

Jonesboro alumni M.J. Walker headlines local players competing in NCAA Tournament

Several notable alumni from Clayton and Henry basketball programs will take the court this week for postseason tournaments.

Familiar faces lead Mundy's Mill girls over Forest Park

Led by the self-proclaimed “three musketeers” — seniors Jamilla Harrison, Kaira Glenn and Kiana Glenn — the Mundy's Mill Lady Tigers topped the Forest Park ...

Martez Edwards looking to change culture in first season at Forest Park

Edwards is the 11th head coach in 15 seasons for the program and will hope to lead the Panthers to multiple wins for the first time since 2013.

2017-18 Clayton County Girls Basketball 'Super Six' | Sports

The following players enter the 2017-18 high school basketball season as Clayton County's top talents.

Jonesboro boys, Lovejoy girls highlight All-Region 4-AAAAAA basketball teams

The All-Region 4-AAAAAA basketball teams were chosen over the weekend by the head coaches of each team in the region.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North Clayton moves into third place following productive week

The North Clayton Lady Eagles have climbed the Region 4-AAAA standings following a strong performance last week.

2016-17 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team | Sports

JONESBORO — The 2016-17 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team can be seen below. Wrestler of the Year: Tyler Person, Morrow. Person went 22-3 this season ...

Forest Park wins region wrestling title, sends county-high four grapplers to state

JONESBORO — Clayton County will be well-represented at the GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championships this weekend as 11 grapplers qualified in their ...

Dale Myers' long-term vision has Forest Park football moving in the right direction

FOREST PARK — The Forest Park High School football program has endured through difficult times over the last decade. The Panthers haven't qualified for the ...

Torpy at Large: The Tin Man meets The Spirit in the Sky  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A tribute to David Jayne, who after 30 years of fighting the nightmarish neurodegenerative disease ALS, died at his home in Georgia.

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Jonesboro Cardinals unbeaten to begin season

The 2018 baseball season kicked off last week and the Jonesboro Cardinals are setting the pace for county teams.

Meet Alabama's top-rated recruiting Class of 2019  Bama Maven

The University of Alabama had the nation's top recruiting class on Wednesday, the first day of the early-signing period, as 23 players signed their letter of intent ...

County pride on diplay at 2017 Clayton County Football Media Day

The 2017 Clayton County Football Media Day took place Wednesday at Drew High School. Coaches and players from all nine county programs spoke about ...

9 Clayton County players invited to play in 2017 Rising Seniors Game

The Rising Seniors Junior Bowl is played annually featuring some of the top juniors in the state. In all, nine players were invited to play in the game.

Forest Park once a 'great place to be'  Henry Herald

Mike Parris still remembers Tara Stadium packed with Forest Park and Morrow high school football fans that late October night in 1994, and for good reason.

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