The Purple Pride Caravan will make a stop in Smithville on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 9), the second stop during a series of events around the region in anticipation of Tennessee Tech's upcoming fall sports seasons.
The THUNDER, an 8 year old and younger travel baseball team, competed in the 7/8 year old division in the
Summer Shootout at Halls Community Park in Knoxville July 22-24.
The team was seeded 3rd but was beaten out in elimination games.
Pictured: Row 1: Avery South, Jake Colwell, Isaac Robinson, Bill Miller, Braxton Hutchings, Jasper Kleparek, and Levi Cantrell.
The DeKalb County High School Football season kicks off soon.
The 2011 campaign opens at Warren County on Friday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. in McMinnville.
The Tigers will then have a three game home stretch, hosting Clay County on August 26, Cannon County in the district opener on September 2, and White County for homecoming on September 9.
The DeKalb 8 and under All Stars defeated Sparta by a score of 19-13 in The Little League Area Tournament on Friday night.
The win earns the team a berth to the State Tournament in Gallatin on Saturday, July 16.
After returning to the TSSAA State Baseball Tournament in back-to-back seasons, some awards were coming for some DeKalb County High Tiger Baseball team members and its coach. Being named All-Region for back-to-back seasons were pitcher Cody Puckett, pitcher/outfielder Shane Salley, shortstop Destry Wiggins and Coach of the Year Scott Odom.
40 year old Scott Fanning of Lebanon was the overall winner of the 13th annual Fiddler 5K held Saturday morning in Smithville.
Fanniing completed the course in 17:29.
Meanwhile, 16 year old Morgan Voyles of Sparta was the overall winner in the women's race. She completed the course in 21:41
The DeKalb County 8 and under All Stars competed in the Upper Cumberland All Star Tournament in Cookeville during the week of June 20-24.
The team won the Silver Division Championship, defeating Jamestown with a score of 24-21.
Scores from recent Girls Softball games
June 6 (all senior doll games)
Webb House 6 - A+ Heating & Air 3
El Rancho 14 - Day Star Carpentry 2
Los Lobos Mini Mexicans 20 - Pokey's Bail Bond 10
Michael Mathis was the overall winner of the third annual "Relay for Life 5K and One Mile Fun Run held Saturday morning in Smithville to benefit the American Cancer Society. He ran the course in 19 minutes and 38 seconds, a new course record.
Doris Graham was the overall winner among females. Her time was 27 minutes and 36 seconds.
The 13th annual Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County will be Saturday, July 2nd, the weekend of the Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree. All proceeds from the race will be used in building the 4th Habitat for Humanity home in DeKalb County, which will be constructed this fall.