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Tigers rout Livingston, move closer to second place

April 29, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team pounded Livingston Academy, 11-4, Monday evening in Livingston, and moved a step closer to clinching second place in the final regular season standings.

Trey Finley shut out the Wildcats for the first four innings, as the Tigers built an 8-0 lead. DC plated four runs in the top of the third and three more runs in the fourth. Livingston put up two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but DeKalb answered with three more runs in the top of the sixth, which all but put the game away. The Wildcats tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the Tigers won the game easily.

Finley allowed four runs, two earned, through the seven full innings. He gave up three hits, struck out ten, walked six and hit a batter. He improved to 4-3 on the mound, this season.

Tigers take three out of four at Sequatchie County Clash

April 28, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team won three out of their four scheduled games at the Sequatchie Valley Clash Classic, over the weekend.

The Tigers thumped Grace Academy, 9-1, followed by a 4-3 win over Franklin County. The Tigers third win came over host, Sequatchie County, 1-0, but Marion County ended the local team's unbeaten run through the tournament, with a 7-5 win, Saturday evening.

DeKalb County jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead over Grace Academy, Friday afternoon, with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. The Golden Eagles plated their lone run in the bottom of the first. The Tigers added two more runs in the top of the third, three more runs in the fifth, and two insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning. The game was called after six innings, due to the two-hour time limit.

Tigerettes split games at Coffee County Invitational

April 28, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team split four games at the Coffee County Softball Invitational in Manchester, over the weekend.

The Tigerettes beat Chattanooga Christian, 4-3, on Friday, followed by a 1-0 loss to Cumberland County. DeKalb ended pool play, Saturday morning, with a 7-4 win over Cornersville, but the local team was ousted in the opening round of the single-elimination tournament, as Ravenwood spanked the Tigerettes, 13-0.

DeKalb County edged Chattanooga Christian, Friday, on Victoria Bennett's two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, as the one-hour, fifteen minute time limit expired. Morgan Page singled prior to the Bennett homer, and both came around to score. Chattanooga Christian led most of the game, scoring a run in the top of the first inning and two more in the third. The Tigerettes plated a run in the bottom of the second and another in the bottom of the third.

DMS Golf Results

April 23, 2008

Tuesday's DMS golf match at RiverWatch Golf Course

Avery Trace 86: Katya Hoffman 39, Angela Dixon 47
DMS 112: Mallory Sullivan 52, Kalli Mitchell 60
Walter J. Baird 136: Kelsey Hunt 68, Hope Wade 68

Tigerettes storm to DH sweep of Upperman

April 22, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigerettes rallied from a 2-0 deficit in game one of their Tuesday doubleheader with Upperman, and never looked back. The Lady Bees took the lead in the top of the first inning of the opening game. DeKalb answered with one run in each the first and second innings to tie the game, then blew it open with a seven-run third inning. The end result was a 13-4 rout for the Tigerettes in the opener, followed by an 11-0 shutout in the nightcap.

Morgan Page delivered five innings in the pitching circle in the first game, and gave up the four Upperman runs on four hits, struck out seven, walked five and hit a batter. All four runs came on two base hits - one in the first, the other in the fourth. DeKalb also committed two fielding errors.

Finley signs baseball scholarship with Martin Methodist

April 22, 2008

Another DeKalb County High School student-athlete has signed scholarship papers, and will continue his athletic career on the collegiate level. Trey Finley, a left-handed pitcher for the Tiger baseball team, signed papers, Tuesday morning, with Martin Methodist College, an NAIA school located in Pulaski, TN.

Red Hawks assistant coach, Michael Wallace, was on hand for Tuesday morning's signing, and is excited about having Trey join the Martin Methodist program. "One, he picked up the ball with his left hand, and left-handed pitching is hard to come by," said Wallace. "He has nice velocity for a high school player. He can throw strikes, he has the ability to work and comes from great parents and is a high-character kid."

Finley chose Martin Methodist over Vol State, and feels he made a good choice. "It's a good school for my education and they have a good baseball program," he said. "I know they beat Cumberland, this year, and Cumberland is usually a good team."

Finley throws no-hitter, blanks Trousdale Co.

April 22, 2008

Trey Finley hurled five innings of no-hit ball, and led the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team to a 12-0 shut out of visiting Trousdale County, Monday afternoon.

Finley struck out 12 hitters, walked two and hit a batter, allowing only three runners to reach base. The Tigers put up five runs in the bottom of the first inning to give their senior lefty a lead to work with, then added six more runs in the bottom of the second. The Tigers capped off the rout with a run in the bottom of the third. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth due to the ten-run rule.

At the plate for DeKalb County, Colt Stewart smacked his fourth home run of the season and had three RBI. Zack Rowland had two singles and three RBI. Tyler Kent and Bray Page each had a double and an RBI. Joseph Bowen had a single and an RBI. Destry Wiggins ripped two singles, John Malone belted a double, Tyler Caldwell and Dylan Roller each had a single, while Corey Atnip tallied one RBI.

Hoke, Atnip combine to no-hit Red Boiling

April 21, 2008

All 16 players got into the ball game, and two of those players - Garrett Hoke and Cody Atnip - combined for five innings of no-hit ball, as the DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team blanked Red Boiling Springs, 11-0, Saturday afternoon in Smithville.

Hoke started the game and worked the first four innings, allowing just one runner on a hit batsmen while striking out six. Atnip pitched the fifth and final inning and struck out the side.

DeKalb County was never threatened, as the Tigers put up three runs in the bottom of the first inning and blew the game open with a six-spot in the bottom of the third. The Tigers tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth and ended the game early, due to the ten-run rule.

Tiger soccer team drops heartbreaker to Livingston Academy

April 18, 2008

For the second time in ten days, the DeKalb County Tiger soccer team faced district power, Livingston Academy, and for the second time, the Wildcats came up with a victory over the local team. Livingston scored two first half goals, Thursday night in Smithville, and held off a fierce Tiger comeback attempt in the second half for a 2-1 victory.

The Wildcats struck in the game's 13th minute on an unassisted goal by Tyler Watkins, who rifled the ball from the right wing into the corner net. Almost ten minutes later, the 'Cats struck again on a goal by B.J. Byers to make it 2-0.

DeKalb got a lift in the 13th minute of the second half, as Zach Wilbur fired a shot off his head into the corner net to put the Tigers on the board. The second half took on a much more intense tone from that point, but the Tigers were unable to find the net again.


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