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Versatile Jordan Akins has the bases covered with Texans  Houston Chronicle

Growing up in Georgia, Texans tight end Jordan Akins tailored his game through his versatility. A future Texas Rangers minor league baseball player, Akins had ...

Union Grove High School  Henry Herald

Union Grove High School was named in three of the six 2019 AP Honor Schools categories by the Georgia Department of Education this week.

Union Grove gridder pursues playoffs in McDonough

In McDonough, Union Grove High School's varsity football program has three games each in the win and lose columns following an Oct. 5 loss to Stockbridge.

TENNIS: All Region 4-AAAAA tennis team revealed | Sports  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH - Tennis teams have officially named their players to the All-Region teams from around Henry County as voted on by the coaches of Region ...

Henry County STAR student named | Features  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Union Grove High School senior Kyle Carden was named Henry County STAR Student at the annual STAR Student and Teacher Banquet ...

Henry County Schools graduation calendar announced | News  Henry Herald

In a little over a month, hundreds of Henry County seniors will walk across the stage, collect their diploma and walk off into their futures.

GIRLS LACROSSE: Union Grove heads to Sweet 16 following first postseason victory over Henry County  Henry Herald

Union Grove High dismantled the Lady Warhawks in the opening round of the GHSA girls lacrosse state playoffs. But there was a little bit of history between both ...

Union Grove alumnus Travis Bergen selected in Rule 5 Draft to play for the San Francisco Giants  Henry Herald

Union Grove High alumnus Travis Bergen has been picked up in the Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft and is heading to the San Francisco Giants.

Henry students nominated by Hice to service academies  Henry Herald

Several students from Henry County are among the 30 nominated by U.S. Congressman Jody Hice to a U.S. *Service* Academy on Monday.

2018 Football Schedule Preview: Union Grove High Wolverines | Sports  Henry Herald

Union Grove is preparing to tackle year two under head coach Chad Frazier in 2018.

COUNTY TRACK: Stockbridge girls, Union Grove boys earn titles  Henry Herald

STOCKBRIDGE — County Track Championships mean one thing around Henry County, it's championship time and a good way to build momentum for it lies in a ...

GALLERY: Henry County Schools announces 2019 STAR students and teachers  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The Henry County school district has announced the STAR students and teachers for the 2018-19 school year.

Henry County Class of 2019 valedictorians, salutatorians | News  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The class of 2019 valedictorians and salutatorians for Henry County have been announced.

Union Grove sweeps county cross country championships | Sports  Henry Herald

Domonic Macias was the boys champion, while Gabby Parsons was the girls champion.

WRESTLING: Ola tops the War Eagle Classic, Union Grove's Cameron Fretwell takes gold  Henry Herald

Local programs continued their wrestling seasons as the fifth week of the young wrestling season marched onward.

Ola High notched its fifth straight swim title, Union Grove and Locust Grove round out top three  Henry Herald

It's the fifth year of the Henry County swimming championships and other than Ola taking the top spot for their fifth straight county title the action in the pools ...

Union Grove's Brooke Newsome commits to Reinhardt | Sports  Henry Herald

Anna Brooke Newsome committed to Reinhardt University for golf earlier this week.

Union Grove High appoints Allen Franklin as new Athletic Director  Henry Herald

Following the announcement of Kelli Smith's move from Athletic Director to Vice Principal, Union Grove High has named longtime baseball coach Allen Franklin ...

Union Grove High School teacher wins New Teacher of the Year award  Henry Herald

McClure is in her fifth year at Union Grove. But she's been around the profession her whole life. Both McClure's parents were teachers at Union Grove High.

CROSS COUNTRY: Ola boys, Union Grove girls impress at Into the Trail Invitational  Henry Herald

The Into the Trail Invitational held at Locust Grove High Saturday morning saw numerous programs post positive results early on in the season.

McDonough schools to welcome community, new principal

Eagle's Landing Middle School's new principal, Teisha Waller, Ed.D., will be among the celebrants at a Community Night on Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m..

BASKETBALL: All Region 4-AAAAA team released | Sports  Henry Herald

The long basketball season has come to an end Friday night with region championship games. Among the season accolades, the All-Region list voted on by ...

Ola High claims second straight traditional title | Sports  Henry Herald

The traditional wrestling championships have come and gone as Ola High School accomplished a few things this past weekend.

Union Grove High's SkillsUSA members earn national recognition  Henry Herald

The conference showcases high-achieving students and educators across the nation in the field of career and technical education. The nonprofit is a partnership ...

VOLLEYBALL: Union Grove wins region title, Locust Grove, Eagle's Landing and Dutchtown state tournament bound  Henry Herald

Championship day at Eagle's Landing High found Region 4-AAAAA's teams setting their final placements for the GHSA state tournament.

U.S. Rep. Jody Hice announces nominees to service academies  Online Athens

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice has announced his nominees for U.S. *Service* academies.

FOOTBALL: All-Region 4-AAAAA football team list released  Henry Herald

The All-Region 4-AAAAA list is officially out and Dutchtown swept many of the top places to lead the region.

Union Grove girls, Ola boys show well at Battle of Atlanta cross country meet  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Local programs impressed at the Saucony Battle of Atlanta cross country event held at Nash Farms. Union Grove's girls team placed fourth as ...

HENRY COUNTY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michael Johnson, Union Grove  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove High running back Michael Johnson has been named Henry County Offensive Player of the Year for his performance against ...

SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Locust Grove, Hampton, Union Grove setting pace for local programs  Henry Herald

The high school softball season is well into region play, and teams like Hampton, Locust Grove, Ola and Union Grove have already proven to be serious ...

HENRY COUNTY WRESLTER OF THE YEAR: Justin Ruffin, Union Grove High  Henry Herald

Ruffin finished his senior season with an overall record of 47-0 record with 40 of his wins coming via pin. He ended his career with an impressive 186-4 record, ...

Ryan Cooley excited to take over Union Grove wrestling program  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — There's a new sheriff in town for the Union Grove Wolverines wrestling program in Ryan Cooley, who was tabbed as head coach over the ...

REGION TRACK: Stockbridge girls, Union Grove boys claim Region 4-AAAAA championships  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — The Region 4-AAAAA championships were decided this week at Eagle's Landing High School. Stockbridge claimed the girls championship, ...

STATE CHEERLEADING: Ola places second in Class AAAAA  Henry Herald

Competition cheerleading has come and went but local Henry County programs showed well during the event.

Nine Henry County Athletes named to POWERADE All-Metro Track & Field Team  Henry Herald

ATLANTA – Atlanta Track Club announced the 2019 Powerade All-Metro Track & Field team last Wednesday, honoring 46 state champions from across Georgia, ...

WRESTLING: State traditional wrestling preview | Sports  Henry Herald

The Georgia High School Association Traditional State Wrestling Championships are coming this week at the Macon Centreplex but Henry County is well ...

Union Grove's Justin Ruffin earns National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove High's Justin Ruffin just finished one of the best wrestling careers in state history, but will need to make more room in his trophy ...

Henry students SAT scores remain steady | News  Henry Herald

Redesigned in 2017, the highest score attainable is 1600. Students can earn a high score of 800 in each category — math and evidence-based reading and ...

Union Grove taps Chad Frazier as head football coach  Henry Herald

Frazier spent the last four seasons as head football coach and athletic director at Villa Rica High School. He spent 2007 to 2012 as the head coach at Heritage ...

Henry County Schools 2019 Governor's Honor Program Participants | Multimedia  Henry Herald

A total of 14 high school students from eight Henry County high schools have been selected to participate in the Governor's Honors Program to be held Rome, ...

FOOTBALL: Henry County Region Standings | Sports  Henry Herald

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

BASKETBALL: Elyse Ambrose hits game-winner as Union Grove girls tighten up standings with win over Locust Grove  Henry Herald

Union Grove swept Locust Grove in Thursday night's Region 4-AAAAA double-header. The Lady Wolverines beat the buzzer for a 72-70 win, while Union ...

BASKETBALL: Union Grove sweeps Tattnall Square Academy to continue winning ways  Henry Herald

In a sport where momentum means everything for programs, Union Grove's sweep of Tattnall Square was everything the programs could hope for as they looked ...

COLLEGE WRESTLING: Justin Ruffin joins 12 Georgia Wrestlers in the NCAA wrestling championships  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — A lot of local wrestlers are taking part in Division-I NCAA Wrestling tournament this year, so the Henry Herald compiled as best a list as ...

Union Grove High's SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl Team ranks second in nation  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Union Grove High's SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl team is second best in the nation. SkillsUSA Champions reported the team won the silver medal in ...

Update: McDonough Wolverine grappler is three-peat champion

Union Grove High School junior Justin Ruffin emerged a three-time state champion from the recent state wrestling tournament in Macon, thrilling spectators, ...

SOFTBALL: Locust Grove claims second straight region title with 3-1 victory over Union Grove  Henry Herald

It had been nearly two years since Union Grove and Locust Grove faced off for a region softball title, but unlike the 2016 meeting where Union Grove lifted the ...

Henry students selected to participate in Governor's Honors Program  Henry Herald

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement has announced the finalists for this year's Governor's Honor Program, and several students from Henry County ...

In Henry County, two schools beat U.S., state SAT scores

The 1555 Henry County high school seniors who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test college entrance exam in 2018 kept the district's score comparable to its 2017 ...

Union Grove's Jake Maples helps Georgia Southern tie for eighth  Henry Herald

The Eagles tied for eighth with Elon, four strokes behind Michigan State and UNCG, which tied for sixth.

Stockbridge girls, Union Grove boys win region track championships  Henry Herald

The Stockbridge Lady Tigers and the Union Grove Wolverines claimed Region 4-AAAAA track and field championships. Henry County's girls and boys each ...

2018 All-Henry County Soccer Team | Sports  Henry Herald

The 2018 All-Henry County Soccer Team, as chosen by the sports department of the Henry Herald.

SOCCER: Union Grove's Eric Nunez, Faith Phillips named Region 4-AAAAA Players of the Year  Henry Herald

The All-Region 4-AAAAA soccer team was released Monday morning as chosen by the head coaches of each team in the region.

2018 Henry County High School Softball Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

Henry County has become a hotbed for softball talent over the last decade.

WRESTLING: Union Grove, Luella send 13 to sectionals | Sports  Henry Herald

Both Union Grove and Luella won their respective region tournaments. Ola and Locust Grove will also send healthy contingents to sectionals.

TRACK: Union Grove girls, boys sweep county championships  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove entered Day 2 of the Henry County Track and Field Championships Thursday afternoon with an opportunity to sweep the event.

TENNIS: Woodland's Jasmine Butler, Union Grove's Cayman Harris headline All-Region 4-AAAAA team  Henry Herald

The 2018 All-Region 4-AAAAA tennis team, as voted on by the head coaches of each team in the region, was announced Thursday.

After second officer dies in Henry, widow reaches out: ‘Our community has proven that they can carry you  Atlanta Journal Constitution

They didn't work for the same police agency. But two Henry County heroes killed 10 months apart had met when responding to a call, according to their widows.

Former Union Grove star Megan Betsa drafted seventh overall in National Pro Fastpitch League Draft  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Former Union Grove High and University of Michigan softball standout Megan Betsa was drafted to the Akron Racers Monday with the seventh ...

SOFTBALL: Locust Grove locks up regular season Region 4-AAAAA title  Henry Herald

Locust Grove locked up the Region 4-AAAAA regular season title Thursday night with a 4-1 win over second-place Jones County.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Union Grove clinches state playoff berth with win over Locust Grove  Henry Herald

STOCKBRIDGE — In a game that determined one of the four state playoff spots out of Region 4-AAAAA, it was the Union Grove Lady Wolverines who punched ...

Clayton, Henry appointees to U.S. military academies announced  Henry Herald

JONESBORO — U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-13) has announced 23 nominees to the nation's military *service* academies and will formally present these students ...

Standout local athletes honored at Henry County Public Schools Athletic Awards  Henry Herald

The 2017-18 Henry County Public Schools Athletic Awards were handed out Monday night during a ceremony at Union Grove High.

GYMNASTICS: Ola wins county championship; Union Grove's Sidney Butler wins best all-around  Henry Herald

The Henry County Gymnastics Championships were held Wednesday and the Ola Lady Mustangs took first place overall.

Justin Gittemeier named Henry County STAR Student | News  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Union Grove High School senior Justin Gittemeier was named the 2017 Henry County STAR Student at the annual STAR Student and Teacher ...

Wrestlers from 13 Henry, Clayton schools qualify for state wrestling championships

Wrestlers from Henry and Clayton counties punched their tickets to next weekend's Georgia High School Association's Traditional Wrestling Championships by ...

GOLF: Hannah Gasaway talks about her golf beginnings  Henry Herald

From her golf beginnings to the college commitment to her college career, Hannah Gasaway has just improved at each step.

Ola, Union Grove headline All-Region cheerleading team  Henry Herald

Ola head coach Stacey Schmuhl was named Coach of the Year, while eight of her cheerleaders were named to the All-Region 4-AAAAA team.

Emily Coltharp - 2019 - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

UNION GROVE HIGH SCHOOL - Batted .447 with 38 hits, 14 stolen bases and 27 runs scored as a senior - Hit .488 and recorded an on-base % of .566 during ...

Union Grove lacrosse captain helps Wolverines succeed

Union Grove High School sophomore Kimora Bailey may be, at 15, a young lacrosse player.

FOOTBALL: Cameron Brooks embracing leadership role for Union Grove  Henry Herald

Brooks is coming off a strong junior campaign where he compiled 52 tackles and caused three fumbles.

VOLLEYBALL: Union Grove advances to Sweet 16 for first time since 2011  Henry Herald

Union Grove swept Villa Rica by scores of 25-10, 25-8 and 25-12 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Lee Kicklighter stepping down as Union Grove softball coach  Henry Herald

Union Grove has begun a search for a head softball coach as Lee Kicklighter decided to step down and take the Houston County job last week.

Henry County schools increase graduation rate again

The Henry County Schools district can boast its fourth straight year of increasing its average high school graduation rate and of beating the state average.

WRESTLING: Jackson DiSario, Bryson Neace shine at Super 32 wrestling qualifier  Henry Herald

The Super 32 Early Entry wrestling qualifier was held at Union Grove High this past weekend.

FOOTBALL: Henry County Media Day provides players, coaches speaking platform  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — The 2018 high school football season unofficially kicked off Wednesday afternoon with Media Day for Henry County Public Schools.

Theodocion named Henry Teacher of the Year  The Henry County Times, Inc.

Kelley Theodocion, a middle school teacher at Impact Academy, was named Teacher of the Year for Henry County Schools. The announcement was made ...

Milestone weekend for Ola Wrestling as three athletes break win milestones  Henry Herald

In the third Annual Last Man Standing wrestling tournament held over the weekend three wrestlers marked an impressive milestone in his high school career.

Athletes honored at Henry County Athlete of the Year Awards ceremony  Henry Herald

The Henry County Athlete of the Year Awards Ceremony was held Monday at Union Grove High School. Local student-athletes were honored for on- and ...

2018 Henry County High School Baseball Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

Team previews for each high school baseball team in Henry County.

Union Grove's Justin Ruffin to wrestle at Southern Illinois University  Henry Herald

Union Grove High's Justin Ruffin announced last week that he will be continuing his wrestling career at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Luella, Union Grove wrestlers headline 54 county-wide state qualifiers  Henry Herald

Luella had 11 wrestlers qualify for state. Union Grove and Ola each had nine qualifiers, while Locust Grove had eight.

2018 All-Henry County Track and Field Team | Sports  Henry Herald

The 2018 All-Henry County Track and Field team as selected by the sports department of the Henry Herald.

WRESTLING: Ola wins Area 4-AAAAA traditional championship; all 12 county schools to be represented at sectionals  Henry Herald

Wrestlers from all 12 Georgia High School Association schools in Henry County advanced to sectionals next week at various area traditional championship ...

BASKETBALL: Union Grove girls, boys sweep Ola in region play  Henry Herald

The Lady Wolverines earned a 52-36 win, while Union Grove's boys secured a 69-42 victory.

FOOTBALL: Union Grove drops non-region contest to Whitewater  Henry Herald

Union Grove saw Devin Tumlin pick up a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the loss. Cade Lejune put up a field goal to give the Wolverines a ...

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Ola pushes winning streak to eight; Union Grove's Allen Franklin earns 200th win  Henry Herald

It was eventful last week on the local baseball scene, as Ola pushed its winning streak to eight and Union Grove head coach Allen Franklin won his 200th career ...

WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Locust Grove wins Kyle Maynard Duals Championship  Henry Herald

The Locust Grove High wrestling team claimed the Kyle Maynard Duals Championship over the weekend, topping Commerce High School in the championship.

Luella High senior Meet Patel named Henry County STAR Student  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH – Luella High School senior Meet Patel was named Henry County STAR Student at the annual STAR Student and Teacher Banquet held at ...

Stockbridge girls, Union Grove boys win county track and field championships  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The Henry County Track and Field Championships were held last week. the Stockbridge Lady Tigers and the Union Grove Wolverines took ...

BASEBALL: Union Grove eliminated in three-game series by Starr's Mill  Henry Herald

PEACHTREE CITY — After the Union Grove Wolverines lost to the Starr's Mill Panthers in Game 1 of the Class AAAAA playoff series, their backs were against ...

2017 All-Henry County Girls Soccer Team | Sports  Henry Herald

ELCA's Cat Buckely and Locust Grove High's Madison Veliz were named Co-Players of the Year. Eagle's Landing High's Elliott Montgomery was named Coach ...

FOOTBALL: Devin Tumlin comes up big for Union Grove in wild win over Locust Grove  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove do-it-all athlete Devin Tumlin made his presence felt on both sides of the ball in Friday night's matchup with crosstown rival ...

McDonough students enjoy being House, Senate pages

A student from Henry County Schools recently represented the community at the State Capitol.

Union Grove cross country aiming to improve upon successful 2016 campaign  Henry Herald

Union Grove swept both the Henry County and Region 4-AAAAA Championship events last season. Both programs then posted top-10 finishes at the Class ...

FOOTBALL: Union Grove tops Apalachee to give Chad Frazier first win as head coach  Henry Herald

WINDER — The Union Grove Wolverines gave Chad Frazier his first win as head coach of the program Friday night with a 28-12 road victory against Apalachee.

Henry County high schools name top grads | Education

High schools in the Henry County School System recently released the names of their top graduates.

2017 All-Henry County Football Team | Sports  Henry Herald

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

Henry special education parents seeking clear answers | News  Henry Herald

Many parents are left with what they feel like are unanswered questions after Henry County Schools announced its intent to reallocate special education ...

FOOTBALL: Stockbridge, Woodland headline All-Region 4-5A team  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Henry County football programs were well-represented on the All-Region 4-5A football team as announced this week by the region's coaches.

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