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Lions spoil Tiger Homecoming

October 1, 2007

Melvin Young ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the Cannon County Lions to a 26-23 triumph over the DeKalb County Tigers at DC's Homecoming, Friday night in Smithville.

Young opened the game with a 53-yard touchdown run on the Lions' first drive, which kicked off a wild, high-scoring first half. DeKalb County answered on their first drive, as Steven McCormick scored on a three-yard end around, which tied the game, 7-7, after Juan Ruiz's extra point.

The Lions went back on top on Miguel Novoa's three-yard touchdown run, but a failed extra point attempt opened the door for the Tigers to take the lead, when they scored on Hunter Poteete's 27-yard scoring strike to Collin Patterson. Ruiz nailed his second PAT, and the Tigers took a 14-13 lead.

Saints can't hold onto to first half lead

September 28, 2007

The DeKalb Saints junior high football team scored their first points of the season, and carried an 8-6 lead into the locker room at halftime over the visiting Watertown Purple Tigers, but couldn't maintain the advantage as the visitors rallied for a 28-8 win over the Saints, Thursday night in Smithville.

Watertown took the opening kickoff back 73 yards for a touchdown, but failed on the two-point conversion attempt. The Saints marched the ball down the field on the ensuing drive, and scored on Dylan Freeney's 34-yard touchdown run. Freeney also plowed into the end zone for the two-conversion, and the Saints led an opponent for the first time this season, with 5:04 left in the first quarter.

Tigers Lose 35-9 at Station Camp

September 22, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team lost for the fourth time
in as many tries this season, as the local team dropped a 35-9 decision at
Station Camp, Friday night. The loss also dropped the Tigers to 0-2 in
Region 4-3A.

Neither team scored on their opening drives, as the Tigers stopped the
Bison at the DC three-yard line on the opening drive of the game, but a
Hunter Poteete fumble three plays into the ensuing Tiger drive gave
Station Camp the ball back at the Tiger three. The Bison needed three
plays, after a false start penalty, before tailback, Richard Bailey plowed
in from five yards out. Matt Hinricher added the extra point to give
Station Camp a 7-0 lead, with 5:32 left in the opening quarter.

DeKalb County answered with a field goal on their next drive, as Juan Ruiz
capped off a 12-play, 68-yard drive with a 23-yard field goal, which
trimmed the Bison lead to 7-3, as the second quarter was getting underway.

Denman leads DCHS golfers to strong finish in Myrtle Beach

September 18, 2007

Sophomore Payne Denman had a two-day score of 140 to finish as the top individual medalist at the Palmetto High School golf championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this past weekend.

Denman tallied a 71 in his first 18 holes on Friday, then came back with a 69 on Saturday. His score was two strokes better than his nearest competitor.

Meanwhile, the Tigers, as a team, shot a 327 on Friday, but improved their score drastically on Saturday, dropping it to a 314. The Tigers finished with a final tally of 641, which was good enough for seventh place out of the powerful 12-team field.

The Tiger individual scores were as follows: Denman 71-69-140, Austin Garrett 82-84-166, Grant Goodwin 85-83-168, Grant James 89-79-178, Tyler Robinson 99-83-182, Keith Ferrell 109-98-207

Saints fall to Homecoming foe

September 18, 2007

The DeKalb Saints lost their fourth game in a row, last Thursday night, as they fell to the Overton County Jr. Wildcats, 18-0, in their Homecoming game.

Neither team scored in the first half, as the Saints stopped Overton County inside the five-yard line on their first drive of the game, and the Saints had two long drives stopped near mid-field.

DeKalb Little League Elects Officers

September 15, 2007

DeKalb County Little League met on Sunday September 9th to elect officers for the 2008 baseball season. Normally this is done in January, but president Bennie Curtis said doing this in September would allow the board to get an earlier start on planning and promoting the 2008 season. We must do everything possible to promote and make this league the best it can be.
Curtis also noted this is not a board operated organization but a parent/board operated organization, it takes everyone working together to make it work. New officers were elected for the 2008 season as follows:

President- Bennie Curtis

Vice-president Minor League- Phillip Self

Vice-president Little League- Joey Parsley

Vice-president- Senior League- Dale Stanley

Secretary- Tonya Page

Treasurer- Cindy Washer

Public Relations- Jeff McMillen

Equipment Manager-Tim Davenport

Safety Officer-Brandon Cox

Player agent Minor League- Steve Page

Player agent Little League- Larry Steffee


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