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Denman leads DCHS golfers to strong finish in Myrtle Beach

September 18, 2007

Sophomore Payne Denman had a two-day score of 140 to finish as the top individual medalist at the Palmetto High School golf championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this past weekend.

Denman tallied a 71 in his first 18 holes on Friday, then came back with a 69 on Saturday. His score was two strokes better than his nearest competitor.

Meanwhile, the Tigers, as a team, shot a 327 on Friday, but improved their score drastically on Saturday, dropping it to a 314. The Tigers finished with a final tally of 641, which was good enough for seventh place out of the powerful 12-team field.

The Tiger individual scores were as follows: Denman 71-69-140, Austin Garrett 82-84-166, Grant Goodwin 85-83-168, Grant James 89-79-178, Tyler Robinson 99-83-182, Keith Ferrell 109-98-207

Saints fall to Homecoming foe

September 18, 2007

The DeKalb Saints lost their fourth game in a row, last Thursday night, as they fell to the Overton County Jr. Wildcats, 18-0, in their Homecoming game.

Neither team scored in the first half, as the Saints stopped Overton County inside the five-yard line on their first drive of the game, and the Saints had two long drives stopped near mid-field.

DeKalb Little League Elects Officers

September 15, 2007

DeKalb County Little League met on Sunday September 9th to elect officers for the 2008 baseball season. Normally this is done in January, but president Bennie Curtis said doing this in September would allow the board to get an earlier start on planning and promoting the 2008 season. We must do everything possible to promote and make this league the best it can be.
Curtis also noted this is not a board operated organization but a parent/board operated organization, it takes everyone working together to make it work. New officers were elected for the 2008 season as follows:

President- Bennie Curtis

Vice-president Minor League- Phillip Self

Vice-president Little League- Joey Parsley

Vice-president- Senior League- Dale Stanley

Secretary- Tonya Page

Treasurer- Cindy Washer

Public Relations- Jeff McMillen

Equipment Manager-Tim Davenport

Safety Officer-Brandon Cox

Player agent Minor League- Steve Page

Player agent Little League- Larry Steffee

Bobcats out-run Tigers in Region opener

September 8, 2007

The Greenbrier Bobcats raced out to a 14-0 first quarter lead, and used that early advantage to hold off the feisty DeKalb County Tigers, 36-22, Friday night in Greenbrier.

The Bobcats won the game, despite the Tigers holding a 294-280 edge in total offensive yards.

After DeKalb County went three-and-out on their first possession, Greenbrier scored on their second play from scrimmage. Quarterback Justin Grogan found Ryan Dickerson on a screen pass, and Dickerson scampered 18 yards for the score. Blake Tucker added the extra point, and the Bobcats jumped on top, 7-0, with 9:50 left in the opening quarter.

The Tigers drove into Bobcat territory on their nexrt possession, but a Matthew Lawrence fumble gave Greenbrier the ball at their own 20 yard line. Nine plays later, Zack Ziegler took off on a 42-yard touchdown run, which made it a 14-0 game after Tucker's PAT.

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.

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