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Tigers Advance to Region Semi-Finals with Win over Grundy County

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.

Tigers Quest for District Tournament Title Falls Short

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.

Tigers To Play for District Tournament Championship After Upsetting Livingston Academy

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.

Lady Tigers Fall to Cannon County in District Tournament, Season Ends at 14-14

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.

DeKalb DAWGS Prepare for Season Opener

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.

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