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DCHS Golf wraps up regular season

September 12, 2008

The DeKalb County High School golf teams wrapped up their regular season, Thursday, at Sparta Country Club.

The Tigers shot a 145 against White County and Stone Memorial, to finish second on the day. The host Warriors finished with a team score of 142, while Stone Memorial posted a 160. Austin Garrett shot a 32 to lead the Tigers, while Payne Denman came in with a 35. Grant James shot a 38, while Keith Ferrell finished with a 40.

The Tiger golf team finishes the regular season with a 24-18 record.

The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, shot an 85 to finish third on the day. White County shot an 80, while Stone Memorial tallied an 83. Shay Sullivan paced the Lady Tigers with a 34, while Kalli Mitchell shot a 51.

The Lady Tiger golf team finishes the regular season with a 7-19 match record.

Tough night for Saints at Gordonsville

September 9, 2008

The DeKalb Middle School Saints had their three-game winning streak on the gridiron ended Tuesday night in their first road game of the season. The Saints committed three turnovers and had only 91 yards of total offense in a 34-6 loss at Gordonsville. The host Tigers improved to a perfect 3-0 on the season, while the Saints' record dropped to 3-2.

Gordonsville scored all 34 of their points before halftime, as running back Brandon McCoy scored twice, back-up quarterback, Noah King, had another scoring run, while starting quarterback, Payton Watson hit Devin Jackson on a 29-yard touchdown pass. The Tigers also picked up two more points on a safety, as Saints' running back, Zaxtin Fayette, was tackled in the end zone, late in the second quarter.

DeKalb Middle got on the board in the game's final minute, as Kalab Ferrell broke free on a 27-yard touchdown run. The conversion attempt failed, however, and Gordonsville ran out the remainder of the clock to end the 34-6 rout.

DeKalb County Whips Greenbrier Bobcats 46-27

September 6, 2008

The DeKalb County Tigers defeated the Greenbrier Bobcats 46-27 Friday night in Smithville, and put to rest the program's longest-running losing streak to an opponent. The Tigers had lost 14 straight to the Bobcats and had not beaten Greenbrier on the football field since 1979. With the win, DeKalb County's record is now 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 4-3A.

Hunter Poteete accounted for 360 yards of total offense for the Tigers, and tallied six touchdowns, four through the air, but DeKalb County had to overcome an early deficit to keep their season record perfect.

Softball Awards Held At Bill Page Ball Field

September 5, 2008

The girls' summer league softball awards ceremony was held Tuesday night at the Bill Page Ball Field.

The Bill Page Sportsmanship Award was given to the TN Barn Builders/SCB Enterprises team. In Memory Awards, including the Jackie Daniels Award, went to Lindsey Taylor, while the Danny Judkins Award went to Josie Culwell.

Slow-pitch team awards went to the following teams:

Baby Dolls Division - First Place: Liberty State Bank; Second Place (Tied): DeKalb Community Bank, Allison's All-Stars, Turner's Auto Parts; Third Place: Neo's Restaurant

Junior Dolls Division - First Place: Steven's Painting; Second Place (Tied): American Mixed Martial Arts, Ashburn's Alley Kats; Third Place: Pokey's Bail Bonds

Senior Dolls Division - First Place: F.Z. Webb's Pharmacy; Second Place: A-Plus Heating & Air; Third Place: TN Barn Builderss/SCB Enterprises

Fast-pitch team awards went to the following teams:

Saints edge Owls on 8th Grade Night

September 2, 2008

Ethan Roller tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Howell with 57.7 seconds remaining in regulation, Tuesday night, as the DeKalb Saints rallied past the Smith County Owls, 16-14, in their final home game of the regular season. The team's eighth grade members were honored in a pre-game ceremony at VanHooser Stadium.

After tossing the game-tying score, Roller squeezed into the end zone on a busted two-point conversion play to give the Saints the lead. The DMS defense rose to the occasion on the ensuing Smith County drive, and ensured victory by stopping the drive after the Owls lost seven yards in four plays.

DeKalb took the first lead of the game, as they capped off their first drive with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Roller to Sonny Young. Roller then found Will Molander on the two-point conversion, which gave the Saints an 8-0 lead with 26.6 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.

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