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Tigers, Lady Tigers upend visiting Gordonsville

November 30, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Lady Tiger basketball team more than doubled their first three period output in the fourth and final period, and rallied to a 43-37 victory over the Gordonsville Tigerettes, Friday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers, who led for most of the first half, came back from a five-point third period deficit to win their first game of the season.

The Lady Tigers led for all but the final 32.6 seconds of the first half, when a Jana Watson three-pointer gave Gordonsville a 13-12 lead, which they held through the intermission. The lead extended to 20-15 in the third period, but DeKalb County tied the game with a 5-0 run. Gordonsville scored the last three points of the period, and led 23-20 going into the final period.

Tigers rout Pioneers; fourth quarter costs Lady Tigers

November 20, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team routed the Warren County Pioneers, 64-48, in the home opener Tuesday night in Smithville, while the Lady Tigers watched a one-point lead entering the fourth period evaporate in a 54-38 loss.

The Lady Tigers battled back and forth with the Lady Pioneers for most of three periods before the fourth period collapse. DeKalb led, 12-11, at the end of the first, then extended their lead to four points late in the second period. Warren County closed out the second on an 8-3 run, however, and led 24-23 at the half.

Down 30-25 in the final minutes of the third, the Lady Tigers went on a 6-0 run to close out the period, and led 31-30 at the end of three. The Lady Pioneers scored the first ten points of the fourth period, and took advantage of a tired Lady tiger line-up for a 24-7 final period advantage.

Station Camp deals DCHS two more Hall of Fame defeats

November 17, 2007

DeKalb County traveled to Station Camp, Saturday night, for a second set of Hall of Fame games, but again, came out on the short end of the scoreboard. The Lady Tigers gave the reigning District 8-AA champs a battle, most of the way, before dropping a 50-39 decision. The Tigers, meanwhile, trailed from the opening tip to the final horn, and lost a 70-48 contest to the Bison, the team that ended the DeKalb boys' season last winter.

The Lady Tigers bounced back from an early 4-0 deficit to tie the game at 11-11 at the end of the first period. DeKalb County took the lead on a Cynthia Woodward three-pointer, with 6:35 left in the second period, and extended the lead to 16-12, with 5:20 left in the half. The Lady Bison battled back, however, and closed out the half on a 12-3 run, which gave the hosts a 24-19 lead at the half.

DCHS basketball swept in season openers

November 13, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball teams were swept at Van Buren County, Tuesday night, in their first games of the regular season.

The Lady Tigers were dealt a 73-48 setback in head coach Mike Shockley's debut, while the Tigers couldn't rebound from an 11-0 Van Buren run to start the boys' game, in a 76-66 defeat.

The games were played as part of the Hall of Fame Classic games, which are games that can either count as regular season games or pre-season games. Coaches have the option whether or not to count the games on their win-loss record.

The DC girls hung tough with the Eaglettes early on, but by the latter moments of the first period, Van Buren had a ten-point lead. It was 17-9 at the end of the first period, and the hosts held a 37-20 advantage at the half. DeKalb County trailed 50-31 going into the final period.

Tiger football seniors go out winners

November 2, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team sent 15 seniors out on a winning note, Friday night, as they upended the Macon County Tigers, 33-23, in the last game of the 2007 football season.

The Tigers opened up a 13-0 lead in the first quarter on a pair of Hunter Poteete touchdown passes. The sophomore hit Abram Edwards on a 30-yard scoring strike, then found J.J. Herriott on a 63-yard pass. Macon County sacked Poteete in the end zone, early in the second quarter, to get on the board. Kyle Grace's seven-yard touchdown pass to Brian Trask on fourth-and-goal, midway through the second quarter, cut the DC lead to 13-10. DeKalb came back with a six-yard scoring run by Corey Cripps, but Grace scored on a 20-yard touchdown run, making it a 19-17 DeKalb County advantage with just under two minutes left in the half.

Sullivan, Denman earn DCHS Golf MVP awards

November 2, 2007

Junior, Shay Sullivan, and sophomore, Payne Denman, earned the 2007 DCHS Golf Most Valuable Player awards at Thursday night's golf banquet, held at the Smithville Church of Christ Annex.

Sullivan posted an individual match record of 21-3-3, this season, won the District Tournament, as an individual, for the second season in a row, and won the Region Tournament. She earned a berth to the TSSAA State Golf Tournament for the second straight year, where she tied for 23rd place . Sullivan helped lead the Lady Tiger golf team to a 22-17-1 overall recoed, and to their fourth straight District Tournament title. The Lady Tigers finished third in the Region Tournament.

Tigers blanked by defensive War Eagles

October 26, 2007

The Sycamore War Eagles handed the DeKalb County High School Tiger football team its eighth loss of the season, Friday night in Smithville. War Eagle quarterback Jake Simms hit Tyler Cherry on a four-yard touchdown pass with 15.6 seconds remaining in the first half, and defensive end Brad Tucker dropped Tiger quarterback Hunter Poteete in the end zone, with 20.1 seconds left in the game, as Sycamore came away with a 9-0 victory over the Tigers.

The War Eagles used two long drives, one in each half, to eat up a large portion of the game clock. Sycamore's scoring drive consumed almost half of the second quarter, as they moved the ball 96 yards in 18 plays. DeKalb County's offense struggled to get going in the first half, as the Tigers managed three net yards and one first down.

Tigers Fall at Whitehouse 36 -14

October 20, 2007

The DeKalb County Tigers fell to the White County Blue Devils Friday night on the road 36 to 14.

Whitehouse wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, going up 7-0 with 9:23 left in the first quarter on a 52 yard touchdown run by Demarques Payne and the extra point by kicker Zach Trobaugh.

The Blue Devils put another score on the board with 5:11 left in the first quarter on a 10 yard touchdown run by Bryan Dixon. Payne's 2 point conversion run was good to give Whitehouse a 15-0 lead.

Cody Allen got a touchdown on a 5 yard run for the Blue Devils with 10:26 to go in the second quarter. Quarterback Aussie Light then found Kirk Fulghum on a 2 point conversion pass play and Whitehouse owned a 23-0 lead.

Dixon scored his second touchdown of the night on a 45 yard run with 5:18 to go in the second period and the extra point by Trobaugh put Whitehouse up 30 to 0. That was the half time score.


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