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Tigerettes turn tables on Bobcats in rematch

May 13, 2008

In a rematch of the Region 4-AA semi-finals from a year ago, the DeKalb County Tigerette fast-pitch softball team returned the favor to the District 7-AA runner-up. The Greenbrier Lady Bobcats pitched an 8-0 shutout of the Tigerettes a year ago, but DC got the best of the re-match, winning 5-2, Monday in Smithville, to advance to the Region 4-AA Tournament final for the first time since the 2001 season.

The game was scoreless through three innings, but Greenbrier struck first with a run in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Jordan Rehl. The Tigerettes fired back with four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fourth. Kristina Stephens and Morgan Page led off the inning with back-to-back singles, and Sarah West followed with an RBI double. Shay Sullivan scored Page on a fielder's choice, and Brittney Armour drove two more runs in with a triple.

Tigers bow out in Region Tournament semis

May 13, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team was shut out at Goodpasture, 9-0, Monday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Region 4-AA Tournament. The loss ends the season for the Tigers, who finish with a 24-8 record.

The Cougars, the defending Class AA State Champions, scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, and added another run in the bottom of the second. Goodpasture closed out the rout with two runs in each the fourth and fifth innings.

Trey Finley started the game and worked through the first four innings. Finley allowed seven runs, two earned, on six hits, struck out seven, walked three and hit a batter. A throwing error committed by the senior pitcher led to four unearned runs. The Tigers committed two errors in the game, after committing just one error in the past six games combined.

Bray Page took over on the mound in the fifth and closed out the game. Page allowed two earned runs on two hits, struck out four and walked one.

Eight Tigerettes make All-District; Two former players earn HOF status

May 10, 2008

Junior outfielder, Victoria Bennett, along with sophomore infielders, Jaylen Garrett and Kristina Stephens were named to the District 7-AA All-Tournament First Team, Friday in Baxter. DeKalb County had three of the nine district players represented on the First Team.

Meanwhile, sophomore shortstop, Cynthia Woodward, was named to the All-District Second Team, while Shay Sullivan, Brittney Armour, Morgan Page and Kayla Fish were Honorable Mention.

In other awards, Cannon County shortstop, Kenzie Patterson, was named District MVP, while Macon County coach, Kyla Creasy, was named Coach of the Year. Cannon County's Emily Sissom was named Freshman of the Year.

Three more honorees were also added to the District Softball Hall of Fame, including two from DeKalb County. Amy Barnes Randolph and Kim McCoy were selected from the Tigerette program, while Upperman coach, Judy Delk joined the ring of honor.

Tigerettes blank Lady Owls, 11-0, for District Championship

May 10, 2008

The DeKalb County High School fast-pitch softball team shut out the Smith County Lady Owls, 11-0, to win the District 7-AA Tournament Championship, Friday night, in Baxter. It marked the tenth time the Tigerettes had won the District Tournament in the program's 22-year history.

The sixth-seeded Lady Owls completed an improbable run to the District Tournament Championship game with a 4-3 victory, earlier in the day on Friday, against top-seeded Macon County, who had their season ended after winning the regular season with an 11-1 record.

But it was the Tigerettes who took command in their championship meeting, as the DC girls blew the game open with an eight-run third inning, and clinched victory with three runs in the bottom of the fifth, ending the game by virtue of the ten-run rule.

DCHS Tennis team members advance

May 20, 2008

DCHS Tiger tennis senior, Ryan Young, lost to Cannon County's Aaron Hollis, 6-3, 6-0, in the finals of the individual District Tennis Tournament at Tennessee Tech on Tuesday, but Young earned a berth into the individuals' Region Tournament, as did the Lady Tiger doubles team of Katie Herman and Jessica Harney, who won the District doubles title with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 win over Cannon County's Rachael Young and Cheri Fann.

The Regionals for individuals and doubles teams are scheduled for Monday, May 12th, at Hadley Park.

In the first round of the individuals' District Tournament at Tech on Monday, Candace Couch of Cannon County eliminated DeKalb County's Megan Merriman, 6-2, 6-4. Laken Ward of Clay County topped DeKalb's Megan Osborne, 6-3, 6-4. The doubles team of Jessica Walden and Whitney Gann from DCHS beat the team of Ciphers/Goad, 6-3, 6-1. Jessica Harney and Katie Herman of DeKalb beat the team of Poindexter/Hester from Clay County, 6-0, 6-2.

Tigers take second place in District Tournament

May 7, 2008

In a pair of unlikely finishes, the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team took second place in the District 7-AA Tournament in Baxter, Wednesday night.

The Tigers had to rally from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning to eliminate Smith County, 7-6, in the loser's bracket final. The DC boys then let a two-run lead slip away in the bottom of the seventh against top-seeded Upperman in the championship game, and lost, 3-2, in eight innings.

DeKalb County and Smith County played four scoreless innings with just hit between them in the first game. The Owls finally struck with a run in the top of the fifth inning, and the Tigers countered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Tigerettes advance to championship game

May 7, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team will play for the District 7-AA Tournament title on Thursday (weather permitting), after knocking off tournament top-seed, Macon County, 5-2, in eight innings, Wednesday night in Baxter.

Morgan Page put the Tigerettes on the board with a solo home run in the top of the second inning. Macon County answered with a run in the bottom of the inning, as DC starter, Shay Sullivan, walked a batter with the bases loaded to bring in a run. The score, however, remained tied, 1-1, until the top of the eighth inning.

Tiger baseball team drops nail-biter to Upperman

May 6, 2008

The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team lost a bid to move on to the District 7-AA Tournament Championship game, Tuesday night, as the Upperman Bees rallied for a 5-4 win over the local team. The Tigers drop into the loser-s bracket, where they will face Smith County, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. for the right to play for the championship.

Upperman took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, and carried it into the top of the fifth inning, where the Tigers tied it up with two runs of their own. DeKalb scored two more runs in the top of the sixth inning and took a 4-2 lead, but the Bees rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth, however, and held on for the one-run victory.


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