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DCHS teams to go separate ways for holiday tournaments

December 17, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigers and Lady Tigers will head in opposite directions for post-Christmas basketball tournaments. The Lady Tigers will travel east to Sparta for the Sonic Shootout at White County High School, while the Tigers will go west to Murfreesboro for the Mid-State Boys Christmas Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School. Both tournaments run from Saturday, December 27th through Tuesday, December 30th.

The Tigers willl play the first game of the day on Saturday, as they take on Goodpasture. Should the Tigers win that game, they would play the winner of Saturday's game between Friendship Christian and Berea on Monday, at 5:30 p.m. A loss would send the DCHS boys to the consolation bracket to play the loser of that game on Monday, at 11:30 a.m. Win or lose on Monday, the Tigers will play again on Tuesday in the final day of the tournament.

DeKalb Middle School to host Christmas Classic

December 17, 2008

DeKalb Middle School will serve as host for a basketball Christmas Classic, Monday and Tuesday, December 29th and 30th. Both DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb West School basketball teams will take part in the two-day event, along with Smith County and Hilham junior high schools.

The action begins at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, as the DeKalb West girls' junior varsity will play the JV from Hilham. That game will be followed by a boys' JV contest between the same two schools. At 5:00 p.m., the Lady Bulldogs' varsity team will take on Hilham, with a boys' varsity game to follow. The DeKalb Middle teams will swing into action, starting at 7:00 p.m., as the Lady Saints take on Smith County, with the Saints and the Owls slated to tip off at 8:00 p.m.

DCHS teams lose at Livingston Academy

December 16, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams lost a pair of games at Livingston Academy, Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers were defeated by the Lady Wildcats, 73-38, while the Tigers lost in the night-cap, 76-61.

The Lady Tigers led 8-4 in the early moments of the game, but Livingston rallied for a 17-14 lead at the end of the first period. The Lady 'Cats extended their lead to 46-19 at the half, and 57-26 at the end of the third, before rolling on to the 73-38 victory.

Cynthia Woodward led DeKalb County with 11 points, followed by Victoria Bennett with nine. Shelby Taylor scored 17 points to lead Livingston. The Lady Tigers dropped to 4-6 overall and to 0-3 in district play, while the Lady Wildcats improved to 7-3 overall and to 3-1 in the district.

DCHS sweeps at Watertown

December 13, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams took a pair of non-district games at Watertown, Saturday night. The Lady Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 38-31 win over the Purple Tigerettes, while the Tigers scored their third win in the past four games, with a 55-43 victory in the nightcap.

Watertown jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the girls' contest, but the Lady Tigers scored 12 unanwered points to take the lead. DC led 14-6 at the end of the first period, but the Purple Tigerettes rallied to tie the game at 16-16, with 4:38 left in the half. However, the Lady Tigers closed out the half on a 9-0 run, and stormed to a 25-16 lead at the intermission.

Tigers fend off Dragon surge for win; Lady Tigers fall to York girls

December 12, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team had to fight off a ferocious York Institute rally, Friday night in Smithville, but managed to escape with a 59-51 victory over the still-winless Dragons. The Tigers let a 17-point halftime lead dwindle all the way down to two points in the final period, before fighting back for the win.

York raced out to a 7-2 lead over the DC boys, but the Tigers battled back for an 8-7 lead at the end of the opneing period. The Dragons held their final lead of the contest early in the second, as they went up, 9-8. Payne Denman hit a three-pointer to put DeKalb up, 11-9, and the Tigers never trailed again. DeKalb County led 31-14 at the half.

Upperman sweeps DCHS in district openers

December 9, 2008

The Upperman Bees and Lady Bees welcomed the DeKalb County High School basketball teams to Baxter, Tuesday night, and sent the Tigers and Lady Tigers packing with a pair of district losses. The games were the District 7-AA openers for both DCHS teams.
The Lady Bees handed the Lady Tigers a 73-29 blowout in the first game., while the Bees shook off the pesky Tigers in a 67-48 decision in the nightcap.

Upperman never trailed in either contest, as the Lady Bees stormed out to a 5-0 lead, and owned a 26-10 edge after the first period, and Upperman pulled ahead by 30 — at 46-16 at the half. It was a 65-21 advantage for the Lady Bees through three, and each team scored eight points in the final period, as the clock ran continuously due to the mercy rule.

Tigers, Lady Tigers split at Gordonsville

December 5, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams went in different directions, Friday night in Gordonsville. The Lady Tigers were on the short end of a 48-27 score, while the Tigers took their Gordonsville counterparts to the wood shed, 66-39.

The Lady Tigers held the lead just once in their game against the host Tigerettes. Cynthia Woodward hit a three-pointer to open the game, but Gordonsville rallied to take a 7-3 lead by the end of the first period. DeKalb County would not score another basket until the 5:42 mark of the second period, and trailed 9-5 at that point. The Tigerettes ended the half on a 13-0 run, and led the Lady Tigers 22-5 at the intermission.

Tigers, Lady Tigers rout Monterey

December 2, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams took a pair of non-district games with visiting Monterey, Tuesday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers won the opener, 54-43, while the Tigers rolled in the nightcap, 79-41. Both DCHS teams are now 3-2 on the season.

The Lady Tigers never trailed the Lady Wildcats, as they opened up a 5-0 lead in the game's first few moments, and owned a 16-8 edge at the end of the opening period. The lead grew to a game-high 16 points late in the second period, and DeKalb County owned a 29-15 advantage at the half.

Monterey, however, began chipping away at the Lady Tiger lead in the third, and whittled it down to nine, at 41-32, by the end of the period. A 9-0 Lady Wildcat run from the closing moments of the third on into the fourth period sliced the DC lead to four, at 41-37, with about five and a half minutes to play. DeKalb closed out the game, however, on a 13-6 run, which put away the Lady Wildcats and secured the victory.

Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award Winners Named

December 1, 2008

Tennessee's best high school football players for 2008 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans.

More than 700 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, attended the 2008 luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.

High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists. A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2008 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration.

The awards were presented to the top back and lineman in each of the seven classifications of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. For the seventh time in the history of the award, the top kickers in the state were recognized. There were three finalists in this category, regardless of their school's classification.

DCHS splits day two games at Cannon Thanksgiving Classic

November 29, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams split their games at the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday, this time with the girls winning and the boys suffering a setback. The Lady Tigers blew out Page High School, 49-24, while the Patriots rallied past the Tigers in the boys' contest, 50-45. Both DCHS teams are now 2-2 on the young season.

The Lady Tigers never trailed in the girls' game, as they held an 8-0 lead before the Lady Patriots got on the scoreboard. DeKalb County led 11-2 at the end of the first period, and held a 26-6 advantage at the half. The DC girls continued to pour it on in the second half, as they out-scored Page, 15-8, in the third period, to open up a 41-14 lead. Page won the fourth period, 10-4, but the Lady Tigers cruised to the easy win.

Cynthia Woodward led DC and all scorers with 26 points, while Kristina Stephens, Morgan page and Martha Webb each added four. Kacy Herald led Page with 10 points.

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