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Tiger soccer team on to District Championship

May 6, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger soccer team advanced on to the District 7-A/AA Tournament Championship for the third year in a row, after a 2-0 victory over the Cannon County Lions, Tuesday in Smithville. The Tigers will travel to top-seeded Livingston Academy on Thursday night, after the Wildcats knocked off York Institute, 7-0, in the other tournament semi-final.

The Tigers and Lions played scoreless through the first half, but DC struck with a pair of goals early in the second half. Brandon Puckett nailed the game's first goal on an assist by Zach Wilbur, in the 14th minute of the half, and Ryan Leiser tallied the second goal, just over a minute later, on another assist by Wilbur. The Tigers had a total of 17 shots on goal, while the Lions had seven shots, all turned away by DeKalb goal-keeper, Tyler Woods, including a penalty kick by Miguel Novoa, late in the second half.

Tigerettes crush York; meet Macon in winner's bracket final

May 6, 2008

Morgan Page pitched a six inning one-hitter, and the DeKalb County Tigerette bats awoke in the fourth inning, as the local fast-pitch softball team shut out upstart York Institute, 10-0, in the District 7-AA Tournament, Tuesday in Baxter. The seventh-seeded Dragonettes had upset sixth-seeded Smith County and third-seeded Livingston Academy in the first two rounds of the tournament on Monday, after winning only one district game in the regular season.

York held their own with the second-seeded Tigerettes for the game's first three innings. DeKalb County went down in order in the first two innings, but scratched out a pair of hits in the bottom of the third, on a single apiece by Shay Sullivan and Kayla Fish, with one out on the board. Both runners were left stranded, however, as York retired the following two hitters.

DMS Golf Results - Monday

May 6, 2008

DMS vs. Warren County
at Smithville Golf Course

Girls
DMS 103: Mallory Sullivan 46, Kalli Mitchell 57
Warren Co. 123: Ivy Mullican 61, Holly Morgan 62

Boys
DMS 196: Ethan Roller 43, Ian Johnson 48, Hayden Ervin 52, Alex Hall 53
Warren Co. 221: Parker Lynn 52, Tyler Phillips 54, Eric Cantrell 55, Tucker Lynn 60

Tigers blank Owls, 8-0, in District Tournament

May 5, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team shut out Smith County, 8-0, Monday evening in Baxter in the opening round of the double-elimination portion of the District 7-AA Tournament.

Trey Finley pitched seven innings of three-hit ball for the win on the mound. The senior struck out nine, walked three and hit three batters, as the Tigers stranded five Smith County runners in scoring position.

DeKalb County struck with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Bray Page and Zack Rowland had back-to-back RBI base hits, and Rowland scored with two outs in the inning after John Malone reached on a fielding error with bases loaded.

District Softball Tournament Starts Monday

May 5, 2008

The District 7-AA Softball Tournament is scheduled to start Monday at Upperman High School in Baxter. The DeKalb County High School Tigerettes are the number-two seed for the event, and will have a bye in the first round of the event. The Tigerettes will play either third-seeded Livingston Academy, sixth-seeded Smith County, or seventh-seeded York Institute on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m.

Smith County and York will play Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the tournament's opening game. The winner will move on to play Livingston, Monday at 6:30 p.m. The winner then will take on the Tigerettes on Tuesday afternoon.

In Monday's other games, Cannon County and Upperman will sqare off in the four-five match-up. The winner of that game will advance on to play top-seeded Macon County, Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. The loser of the Cannon County-Upperman game will drop into the loser's bracket to play the loser of the Smith County-York game, Monday night at 8:00 p.m.

Tigers trounce Cannon, advance on in District Tourney

May 1, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team routed the Cannon County Lions, 14-4, in Smithville, Thursday, in the play-in game of the District 7-AA Tournament. With the win, the second-seeded Tigers advanced on to the double-elimination portion of the tournament, which begins Monday in Baxter. The game ended in the bottom of the sixth inning due to the ten-run rule.

The Lions, the number-seven seed, struck first with an unearned run off Tiger starter, Bray Page, in the top of the first inning, but DeKalb County blew the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the first. Joseph Bowen kicked off the scoring with a two-run single, and the Tigers totaled five hits in the inning. Trey Finley earned an RBI, as he was walked with the bases loaded, and Destry Wiggins added another big hit with a two-run double.

DeKalb County plated two more runs in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Wiggins, who scored himself on a throwing error, two batters later.

District Baseball Tournament set to begin

May 1, 2008

The District 7-AA Baseball Tournament is slated to begin on Thursday, with a pair of games in the play-in round.

The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team, the number-two seed, will host seventh-seeded Cannon County at 5:30 p.m. in the first official game of the tournament. WJLE plans live coverage from the DCHS Baseball Field. The winners in the play-in round move on to the double-elimination portion of the tournament, which begins Monday in Baxter.

Fourth-seeded Macon County will take on fifth-seeded Livingston Academy, Thursday at 6:00 p.m. while third-seeded Smith County is scheduled to battle sixth-seeded York Institute, Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. Play-in round games are at the site of the higher seeds.

Top-seeded Upperman has a bye for the play-in round, and will automatically move into the double-elimination portion of the tournament. The Bees will play the Macon County-Livingston winner, Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Tigerettes edge Smith County in finale

May 1, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team edged district foe, Smith County, 3-2, in the regular season finale Wednesday afternoon in Smithville.

The Tigerettes struck first with a run in the bottom of the first inning, but left runners stranded on all three bases as the inning ended. DeKalb tacked on another run in the bottom of the second inning, but would not score again until the bottom of the fifth, when they added their third and final run.

Smith County provided several scores, although the visitors never led. The Lady Owls scored their first run in the top of the fifth inning to make it a 2-1 game. After DeKalb scored in the bottom of the inning, Smith County loaded up the bases in the sixth, but the Tigerettes escaped with only a single run allowed.

Tigers top LA, again; clinch second in district

April 29, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team used an 11-run second inning to blow out the Livingston Academy Wildcats, 13-2, Tuesday night in Smithville. The win came on Senior Night, as it was the last home game of the regular season, and also clinched second place for the Tigers in the final regular season district standings.

DeKalb dodged a bullet in the top of the first inning, as the Wildcats loaded the bases with no outs. Tiger starter, Zack Rowland, struck out LA's Cody Winton, then Lee Gatts hit into an inning-ending double play as the Tigers kept the 'Cats off the board. DC scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second on a fielder's choice by Bray Page, which brought in Destry Wiggins for the game's first run, and an RBI single by Joseph Bowen.

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