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Tigerettes 1-1 in Friday Session of Commando Classic

March 15, 2008

The DeKalb County Tigerettes defeated Smyrna 3 to 0 and then lost to Unicoi County 8 to 0 Friday night on the first day of the Commando Classic in Hendersonville. The scheduled games for Saturday have been cancelled due to the weather.

In the game with Smyrna, DeKalb County scored 3 runs on 3 hits and made no errors. Victoria Bennett, Kristina Stephens, and Cynthia Woodward each had a single and an RBI.

Smyrna was held scoreless on one hit and made one error.

Morgan Page, the winning pitcher, went 3 innings and gave up one hit. She struck out three and walked two in the game.

Coach Danny Bond says the game was scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. but was delayed by rain until 9:00 p.m. There was also a one hour time limit on the game.

Meanwhile, in the game with Unicoi County, which started around 11:00 p.m., DeKalb County lost 8 to 0. The Tigerettes had only one hit, by Victoria Bennett, and made no errors.

Unicoi County scored 8 runs on 8 hits and made one error.

Page's grand slam thrusts Tigers to victory at Clay Co.

March 14, 2008

Bray Page capped off a seven-run third inning with a grand slam, as the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team routed Clay County for the second time this week. The Tigers' 14-1 victory in Celina gave the local high school team three victories in as many tries in this opening week of the baseball season.

Page's third inning shot helped open up a 10-0 Tiger advantage midway through the third inning, after the team had plated one run in the first inning and two more in the second. A four-run DC outburst in the top of the fifth closed out the game by virtue of the ten-run rule. Clay County scored their only run in the bottom of the fourth.

John Malone started on the mound for the Tigers, and pitched three innings of no-hit ball. Malone struck out five batters and walked one. Garrett Hoke came in for the final two innings, and surrendered one earned run on two hits, struck out three and walked one.

Tigers 2-0 after victory at Eagleville

March 13, 2008

The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team grabbed an early 2-0 lead, then relied on four innings of no-hit pitching from Bray Page before leaving Eagleville, Wednesday, with a 5-2 victory. The win pushes the Tiger record to 2-0 in the early portion of the baseball schedule.

After the Tigers had built the early advantage, the Eagles plated two runs off Tiger starter, Trey Finley, in the bottom of the third inning. Finley allowed the two earned runs on just one hit, struck out three, walked three and hit a batter through three full innings. Page took over on the mound in the fourth inning, struck out 10 of the 12 Eagleville batters he faced, and did not allow a single base-runner through the final four innings. The Tigers went ahead for good on Zack Rowland's RBI double in the top of the fifth inning. DeKalb led, 4-2, after the fifth, then tacked on an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning.

Tigerettes sweep Stone Memorial in doubleheader opener

March 12, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team travelled to Crossville to open their 2008 season, Tuesday afternoon, and swept a doubleheader from Stone Memorial High School. The Tigerettes won the first game, 5-1, then took the nightcap, 4-0.

The Tigerettes stormed out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning of the first game, as Jaylen Garrett and Kristina Stephens each plated a run. The Lady Panthers would close the gap to 2-1 with a solo homerun in the bottom of the inning, but DeKalb tacked on three more runs as pitcher, Morgan Page shut down the hosts the rest of the way.

Page earned the win in the pitcher's circle, as she worked the full five innings, allowed the one Panther run on three hits and struck out three. Both the Tigerettes and the Lady Panthers committed two errors in the field.

Twin two-run blasts propel Tigers past Clay Co.

March 10, 2008

Zack Rowland and Colt Stewart each hit two-run home runs, and Rowland backed up the power surge with five innings of two-hit ball on the mound, as the DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team routed the visiting Clay County Bulldogs, 10-0, in the season opener for both teams, Monday evening.

Rowland's shot came in the bottom of the first inning, and gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead, after Cody Atnip plated Destry Wiggins with the opening run on a sacrifice fly to center field. Stewart tallied his blast in the bottom of the third, which gave DeKalb County a 6-0 edge. Rowland, meanwhile, kept the Bulldogs quiet at the plate. The senior struck out nine, walked one, and allowed only three total base runners.

Page and John Malone each drove in a run in the bottom of the fourth inning, and the Tigers ended the game by virtue of the ten-run rule in the bottom of the fifth, closed out by Atnip's second sacrifice fly which plated the winning run.

DeKalb Spring Sports Set to Start

March 4, 2008

The spring sports schedules for most DeKalb County teams will be starting soon.

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team's regular season opener is set for Monday, March 10th, as Clay County comes to Smithville. The game is set to start at 5:00 p.m. at the DCHS Baseball Field.

The month of March will be busy for the Tigers, as they visit Eagleville on the 12th, Clay County on the 14th, open the district season against Cannon County, March 17th and 18th. The Tigers will visit Woodbury on the 17th, then host the Lions on the 18th. DeKalb will host Watertown on March 21st, then play a home-and-away against district foe, Upperman, on March 24th and 25th. Grundy County comes in for a visit on the 28th, and the Tigers will wrap uo the month of March in Jamestown against York Institute on Monday, March 31st.

Five earn MVP honors at DMS basketball banquet

February 21, 2008

Daniel Stanley and Andrew Atnip were named Co-Most Valuable Players for the 2007-08 DeKalb Middle School Saints basketball team, while Brooke Hutchings and Jessica Garrison earned Co-MVP honors for the Lady Saints. The honors were handed out Thursday night during the annual DMS basketball banquet at the Smithville First United Methodist Church Christian Fellowship Center. Meanwhile, Kidman Puckett was named Most Valuable Cheerleader for the past season.

Coaches Josh Agee and Joey Agee of the Saints and Lady Saints teams, along with cheerleading coach, Anita Puckett, gave out the awards to their respective teams at the banquet.

Stanley was also the recipient of the Best Offensive Player and Best Passer Awards, while Atnip claimed the Best Rebounder award. Other Saints team awards went to Alex Cripps, Best Sixth Man; Cody Puckett, Best Ball-Handler; Sebastian Phillips, Most Improved; and Wesley Mason, Best Defensive Player and the Hustle Award.

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