Members of a Clayton Little League team practice at Clayton Middle School.
Members of a Clayton Little League team practice at Clayton Middle School. ndunn@newsobserver.com
Members of a Clayton Little League team practice at Clayton Middle School. ndunn@newsobserver.com

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