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Turnovers, big plays doom Saints in Carthage

September 5, 2007

The DeKalb County Saints committed five turnovers, and Smith County running back, Charles Cortez, ran for 163 yards and three touchdowns, as the Owls rolled to a 36-0 win, Tuesday night in Carthage.

Cortez reeled off a 32-yard scoring run, with 4:59 left in the first quarter, to put Smith County on the board. The Owl defense intercepted a Dylan Freeney pass on the second play of the ensuing Saints' drive, and returned it 33 yards to make it a 14-0 game, with 4:48 still to play in the quarter.

Cortez scored on the next two Smith County possessions, and the Owls tacked on another score just before intermission, to make it a 36-0 game by halftime.

Neither team scored in the second half, but the Saints had an apparent touchdown called back on a penalty, late in the game. Freeney took off from the Saints' seven-yard line and raced 93 yards to the end zone, but the ball was brought back to mid-field after an illegal block penalty.

DCHS Golf Results

September 5, 2007

Tuesday, September 4th @ Green Hills

Boys
DCHS 150 - Payne Denman 32 (career-best), Austin Garrett 38, Grant Goodwin 38, Tyler Robinson 42, Grant James 42
Smih Co. 184

Girls
DCHS 89 - Shay Sullivan 44, Cynthia Woodward 45
Smith Co. 127

Records - Tigers: 21-14, Lady Tigers 9-14-1

DCHS Basketball Cheerleaders Awarded at COA Summer Camp

September 3, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Basketball Cheerleaders recently participated in a Cheerleaders of America (COA) Summer Camp.

COA holds events for over 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers around the United States. Celebrating 20 years as an industry leader, COA was founded in 1987 by Steven G. Wedge and is currently one of the top three leaders in spirit education.

Through intense and top-rated training and practice, the DCHS squad learned a variety of dances, cheers, chants, and stunts. Annually, the COA staff selects award winners during the summer camps it administers around the country.

The final day of the summer camp, the DCHS Cheerleaders received the following awards: Superior Rating for their routine. A Superior Rating is based on their Mastery of COA standards of cheer and dance, high level of difficulty, and no major mistakes for a cheer routine.

Tigers drop home opener to Watertown, 28-14

September 3, 2007

The DeKalb County Tigers fell to 0-2 on the football season, after a 28-14 loss at home to Watertown, Friday night in Smithville.

Watertown scored the first two touchdowns in the game, as Blaze Eaton broke off a 17-yard run in the first quarter, and Ethan Patterson reeled off a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Brent Collier put the Tigers on the board with a three-yard touchdown run, late in the second quarter, to make it a 14-6 game at the half.

Eaton added his second touchdown early in the third quarter, and Aaron Fountain returned a Tiger fumble 44 yards for a score, as the Purple Tigers took a 28-6 lead in the third quarter. DeKalb County put the final score on the board in the fourth quarter, as Matthew Lawrence ran in from 20 yards out. Hunter Poteete added the two-point conversion, but the Tigers ended up on the short end of the 28-14 final.

DCHS Golf Results

August 31, 2007

August 30th @ RiverWatch

BOYS
DCHS Tigers 165
Austin Garrett 35, Grant Goodwin 42, Grant James 43, Tyler Robinson 45
White Co. 178
Green 38, Randolph 43, Goodwin 48, Holland 49

GIRLS
DCHS Lady Tigers 87
Cynthia Woodward 43, Shay Sullivan 44
White Co. 94
Howard 47, Sims 47

Records - Tigers: 20-15, Lady TIgers: 8-14-1

DCHS Golf Results

August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28th @ Mtn. Ridge

Boys
Monterey 158
DCHS 159 - Payne Denman 33, Austin Garrett 41, Tyler Robinson 41, Grant James 44, Grant Goodwin 44, Keith Ferrell 45 (career-best score)
York Institute 175
Clarkrange 182

DCHS Golf Results

August 28, 2007

August 26th @ Smithville Golf Course

Boys
DCHS 152 - Payne Denman 34, Austin Garrett 37, Grant Goodwin 39, Grant James 42
Livingston 167
Pickett Co. 170
Smith Co. 205

Girls
Livingston 87
DCHS 90 - Shay Sullivan 40*, Victoria Bennett 50*, Cynthia Woodward 50
Pickett Co. 97

* - Denotes career-best score in nine-hole match

DeKalb Jr. Pro sweeps Cumberland Co., KY

August 27, 2007

All three of DeKalb County's Jr. Pro football teams claimed victory, this past Saturday, in Smithville, against Cumberland County, Kentucky.

The DeKalb Junior "B" Team won their game, 28-0, while the Junior Tigers claimed a 45-6 decision, and the Senior Tigers also won easily, 36-0.

In the B-Team game, DeKalb County had 239 rushing yards, led by Chandler Vincent and Chandler Shaw, each with 83 yards on four carries. Vincent also added three touchdowns. Lee Randolph ran for 40 yards on two carries, and added another score.

Defensively, Bradey Hughes and Noah Gill each had four tackles, while James Stephens added three.

In the Junior Tigers' win, DeKalb rushed for an even 200 yards on 15 carries, led by A.J. Mooneyham, with 141 yards on five carries, with four touchdowns. Mooneyham added another touchdown on a 56-yard kick return. Isaac Beck added 32 yards, while Jacob Washer ran for 19 more. Both Beck and Washer scored one touchdown.

DeKalb Girls Softball Awards

August 27, 2007

DeKalb County Girls Softball Association honored their best for the 2007 season, last Thursday night, at the Bill Page Ball Field.

In the slow-pitch Baby Dolls league, the first place team was Liberty State Bank, coached by Jo Ann Page and Tracie Meadows; second place went to DeKalb Community Bank, coached by Lori Page; third place went to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, coached by Shannon Cantrell; fourth place went to Tennessee Barn Builders, coached by Tracie Baker; and fifth place went to Page Brothers Construction, coached by Cotton Bain and David Bain.

In the fast-pitch Baby Dolls league, first place went to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, second place went to DeKalb Community Bank, third place went to Liberty State Bank, and fourth place went to Page Brothers Construction.

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