The season for the DeKalb County Tigers ended Tuesday night with an 82 to 67 loss to the Cannon County Lions in the semi-finals of the Region 4-AA Tournament at White County High School in Sparta.
The DeKalb County Tigers will advance to the semi-finals of the Region 4-AA basketball tournament after knocking off Grundy County 79 to 59 Saturday night in Smithville.
The Tigers will face Cannon County Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. at White County High School in Sparta. Cannon County advanced to the region semi-finals with a 73 to 59 overtime win over Notre Dame.
The DeKalb County Tigers quest for a District Tournament Championship fell short Tuesday night as they lost to the Upperman Bees 69 to 63 in the title game at White County High School in Sparta.
The Tigers opened the game strong, outscoring the Bees 18 to 11 in the first period, but Upperman jumped ahead 39 to 35 by halftime, outscoring the Tigers 28 to 17 in the second quarter. Each team scored 13 points in the third quarter and the Bees held a four point edge 52 to 48 going into the fourth period. Upperman held off the Tigers in the final stanza, outscoring DC 17 to 15 and won the game and the district tournament crown 69 to 63.
Destry Wiggins led the Tigers in scoring with 21 points. Braxton Atnip and Dylan Roller each scored 11, Stephen Howell and Sonni Young each had 7, and Dylan Roller with 4.
Meanwhile, in the consolation game, the Livingston Academy Wildcats defeated the Cannon County Lions 86 to 69 to claim third place in the tournament.
The DeKalb County Tigers will be playing for the District Tournament Basketball Championship for the first time since 2001 Tuesday night after upsetting the top seeded Livingston Academy Wildcats 64 to 54 in the semi-finals of the tournament Saturday night at Sparta.
With the win, the Tigers also snapped a twelve game losing streak against the Wildcats.
The DeKalb County Tigers have advanced to the semi-finals of the District 8 AA basketball tournament after beating the Smith County Owls Friday night 70 to 55 at Sparta.
The season ended for the DeKalb County Lady Tigers Thursday night with a 71 to 20 loss to Cannon County in the opening game of the District 8 AA basketball tournament at Sparta.
With the loss, the Lady Tigers conclude the season with an over-all record of 14-14. Cannon County advances to the semi-finals to play Upperman Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
The DeKalb County Tigerette Fast Pitch softball team will begin a new season next month. The squad is scheduled to host Jackson County in a double header scrimmage on Tuesday, March 8th at 4:30 p.m. in Smithville. The season officially begins at White County in a double header on Monday, March 14th at 4:30 p.m. in Sparta.
The 2011 schedule is as follows:
The DeKalb West DAWGS baseball team will open season play in the Blackman Blaze Tournament this weekend.
The DAWGS first game will be Saturday February 19th at 9am at Stewarts Creek Middle School. The second game of the day is at 1:00 p.m at Blackman Middle School against Tullahoma and the third and final game will be at 7:00 p.m at Blackman High School against Oakland Middle School.
The DeKalb County High School Basketball Teams will make their debut in the District 8AA Tournament this week at White County High School in Sparta.
The Lady Tigers, seeded 6th in the tournament, will meet the 3rd seeded Cannon County Lionettes on Thursday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. The winner will advance to meet the 2nd seeded Upperman Lady Bees on Saturday, February 19th at 4:00 p.m.
Meanwhile the 4th seeded Smith County Lady Owls will face the 5th seeded York Institute Lady Dragons on Friday, February 18th at 6:00 p.m. The winner will advance to take on the top seeded Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats on Saturday night, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. The girls consolation game will be Monday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m followed at 7:30 p.m. by the girls championship game.
Several DeKalb County High School basketball players were recognized for All-District honors Monday at the annual District 8AA coaches' meeting.
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