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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Local teacher wins national Crayola contest | Features  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Crayola's summer-long “Thank a Teacher” contest has named Union Grove High School teacher Traci Pourron as one of 10 winners.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

Douglas Williams | Obituaries  Henry Herald

Douglas "Ray" Williams, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. Funeral *service* with be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Kennedy Funeral Home. Burial ...

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..

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.

Nine Henry County high schools named AP Honors Schools by GaDOE  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Nine Henry County high schools have been named by the Georgia Department of Education as 2019 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

PHOTOS: Henry County Georgia Scholars | Multimedia  Henry Herald

Eight seniors from Henry County Schools have been named Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education and its Excellence Recognition Office.

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 ...

Ola at Union Grove Game Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

Union Grove has a realistic shot at the postseason with some fate and a win this week over Ola High. The two rivals are slated to face off once more.

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 ...

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.

SOCCER: Penalty kicks doom Union Grove in loss to Whitewater  Henry Herald

The Lady Wolverines struggled to hit the mark during penalty kicks and fell to 2-1 on the young season.

STATE WRESTLING: 14 more wrestlers placed at state | Sports  Henry Herald

14 more wrestlers from around the county placed in the state wrestling tournament last week.

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 ...

Michael Smith funeral arrangements announced | News  Henry Herald

Funeral plans have been announced for Officer Michael Smith, the Henry County police officer who passed away Dec. 28 from injuries sustained from a gunshot ...

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 ...

Union Grove High SkillsUSA Program named National Model of Excellence  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The SkillsUSA chapter at Union Grove High School was recently named among the top 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally as a “Model of ...

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.

CHEERLEADING: Ola takes first in region 4-AAAAA to lead local programs to state  Henry Herald

The 2018-2019 region 4-AAAAA competition cheerleader event has came and went this past weekend as Ola High hosted and hoisted the title this year.

Union Grove hosts special graduation for student | Features  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Family, friends, classmates and Union Grove High School faculty gathered Wednesday afternoon to give one of their students a special ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

BASKETBALL: Union Grove sweeps Dutchtown in competitive night  Henry Herald

When two Region 4-AAAAA programs get together for a contest, it's usually a slugfest for the victory, Union Grove and Dutchtown proved that in both the girls ...

ACT scores rise at three Henry County schools

Henry County Schools' composite score on the college admission and placement test ACT dropped from 19.8 in 2017 to 19.4 in 2018, the Georgia Department ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Wolverines' senior class leading the way  Henry Herald

The season is young and the Union Grove Lady Wolverines have already jumped out to a good start with head coach Dock Gammage at the helm.

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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: ELCA, Eagle's Landing and Henry County remain undefeated in respective regions  Henry Herald

Girls basketball heated up last week as a number of rivalries highlighted the week but there are just three teams left undefeated in region play in the county.

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.

HCS Work-Based Learning Students of the Month recognized  Henry Herald

The program provides high school students with work experience and career guidance.

Henry school district celebrates retirees | News  Henry Herald

Henry County Schools honored its retirees for the 2018-2019 school year at a reception on May 2.

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 ...

Teacher of the Year semifinalists announced | Features  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — Six teachers were surprised in their classrooms this week when they were informed they have been named a finalist for Teacher of the Year in ...

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 High's SkillsUSA members earn national recognition  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH —Union Grove High School SkillsUSA team members have been ranked nationally for their efforts in architectural drafting and quiz bowl during ...

2018 Henry County High School Softball Preview | Sports  Henry Herald

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

SOFTBALL: Region 4-AAAAA all-region team released | Sports  Henry Herald

The 2018 Region 4-AAAAA team list voted on by the coaches have been released.


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

WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Week 6 wrestling action recap | Sports  Henry Herald

Ahead of the holidays, the wrestling programs of Henry County took part in week six of wrestling action around the state.

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

MCDONOUGH — It's still early in the summer and football teams are hard at work grinding away for the upcoming season. Union Grove is one of those teams, ...

Dutchtown moves to 5-0 with region win over Union Grove  Henry Herald

Dutchtown kept pace with Stockbridge and Jones County atop Region 4-AAAAA with a 40-10 victory over Union Grove Friday night.

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.

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 ...

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: 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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

CHEERLEADING: Ola High's Alyssa Sherling, Union Grove's Reece Mauriello named Top 41 in state  Henry Herald

Each will be considered for a spot on the All-State Team and for Cheerleader of the Year.

Union Grove named Most Positive School in Georgia; Hayley Carr named Most Positive Volleyball Athlete  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — Union Grove High School has been named Most Positive School in Georgia by the Positive Athlete Georgia organization. Volleyball Player ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

BASEBALL: Patrick Holloman lifts Ola to 15-5 victory | Sports  Henry Herald

The Mustangs used a Patrick Holloman homerun as well as solid hitting to take the 15-5 victory over Union Grove.

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 ...

2018 Football Schedule Preview: Locust Grove High Wildcats | Sports  Henry Herald

On the heels of two straight disappointing seasons, expectations are high for a talented Locust Grove squad entering the 2018 season.

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.

McDonald has cultivated winning tennis tradition at Union Grove  Henry Herald

Behind head coach Patricia McDonald, Union Grove has grown accustomed to successful tennis programs.

STATE TRACK: Local programs, athletes return with medalists  Henry Herald

CARROLLTON — The Georgia High School state track and field events have come and quickly gone to another end, but the local programs performed ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

Locust Grove is confident in the foundation that's been laid  Henry Herald

Head coach Stephen Phillips knows what his graduated talent laid the foundation for the kids he has and the future.

2018 All-County Football List | Sports  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The Henry Herald is proud to release the 2018 All-County football team. This team complies of athletes from Class AAAAA, AAAA and Class ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Locust Grove and Dutchtown middle win respective football championships  Henry Herald

The middle school football championships have come and gone for this year with young talent shining on the big stage.

2017-18 All-Henry County Wrestling Team | Sports  Henry Herald

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

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.

Community asked to line streets to honor slain Henry officer  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Crowds are expected to line Henry County streets Thursday to honor an officer killed in the line of duty. The procession route includes McDonough Square and ...

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 ...

Henry Board of Education awards $15.3 million bid for renovations, construction to six schools  Henry Herald

McDONOUGH — The Henry County Board of Education has awarded MEJA Construction the contract to complete renovations, modifications and additions to ...


Moss reached double-figures twice last week. He scored 12 points against Dutchtown on Tuesday and 15 on Saturday against Jones County.

FOOTBALL: Locust Grove's RJ McDaniel, Strong Rock's Demetrius Knight headline county stats leaderboard  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — The 2018 high school football season is at the halfway point, and many Henry County players have made waves thus far. Locust Grove ...

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 ...

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.

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.

2018 Football Schedule Preview: Ola High Mustangs | Sports  Henry Herald

Ola High said goodbye to an accomplished class this past spring and will integrate several new faces in 2018.

HENRY LEADERBOARD: ELCA's Hipp, Stockbridge's Ivery lead county in scoring  Henry Herald

Henry County is home to some of the state's top individual basketball players. Below is a list of the county's top performers at this point in the season.

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 ...

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.

2018 Football Schedule Preview: Henry County High Warhawks | Sports  Henry Herald

The Henry County High football program is feeling confident entering the 2018 season following a strong finish last year.

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 ...

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