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Tigers fend off Dragon surge for win; Lady Tigers fall to York girls

December 12, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team had to fight off a ferocious York Institute rally, Friday night in Smithville, but managed to escape with a 59-51 victory over the still-winless Dragons. The Tigers let a 17-point halftime lead dwindle all the way down to two points in the final period, before fighting back for the win.

York raced out to a 7-2 lead over the DC boys, but the Tigers battled back for an 8-7 lead at the end of the opneing period. The Dragons held their final lead of the contest early in the second, as they went up, 9-8. Payne Denman hit a three-pointer to put DeKalb up, 11-9, and the Tigers never trailed again. DeKalb County led 31-14 at the half.

Upperman sweeps DCHS in district openers

December 9, 2008

The Upperman Bees and Lady Bees welcomed the DeKalb County High School basketball teams to Baxter, Tuesday night, and sent the Tigers and Lady Tigers packing with a pair of district losses. The games were the District 7-AA openers for both DCHS teams.
The Lady Bees handed the Lady Tigers a 73-29 blowout in the first game., while the Bees shook off the pesky Tigers in a 67-48 decision in the nightcap.

Upperman never trailed in either contest, as the Lady Bees stormed out to a 5-0 lead, and owned a 26-10 edge after the first period, and Upperman pulled ahead by 30 — at 46-16 at the half. It was a 65-21 advantage for the Lady Bees through three, and each team scored eight points in the final period, as the clock ran continuously due to the mercy rule.

Tigers, Lady Tigers split at Gordonsville

December 5, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams went in different directions, Friday night in Gordonsville. The Lady Tigers were on the short end of a 48-27 score, while the Tigers took their Gordonsville counterparts to the wood shed, 66-39.

The Lady Tigers held the lead just once in their game against the host Tigerettes. Cynthia Woodward hit a three-pointer to open the game, but Gordonsville rallied to take a 7-3 lead by the end of the first period. DeKalb County would not score another basket until the 5:42 mark of the second period, and trailed 9-5 at that point. The Tigerettes ended the half on a 13-0 run, and led the Lady Tigers 22-5 at the intermission.

Tigers, Lady Tigers rout Monterey

December 2, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams took a pair of non-district games with visiting Monterey, Tuesday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers won the opener, 54-43, while the Tigers rolled in the nightcap, 79-41. Both DCHS teams are now 3-2 on the season.

The Lady Tigers never trailed the Lady Wildcats, as they opened up a 5-0 lead in the game's first few moments, and owned a 16-8 edge at the end of the opening period. The lead grew to a game-high 16 points late in the second period, and DeKalb County owned a 29-15 advantage at the half.

Monterey, however, began chipping away at the Lady Tiger lead in the third, and whittled it down to nine, at 41-32, by the end of the period. A 9-0 Lady Wildcat run from the closing moments of the third on into the fourth period sliced the DC lead to four, at 41-37, with about five and a half minutes to play. DeKalb closed out the game, however, on a 13-6 run, which put away the Lady Wildcats and secured the victory.

Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award Winners Named

December 1, 2008

Tennessee's best high school football players for 2008 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans.

More than 700 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, attended the 2008 luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.

High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists. A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2008 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration.

The awards were presented to the top back and lineman in each of the seven classifications of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. For the seventh time in the history of the award, the top kickers in the state were recognized. There were three finalists in this category, regardless of their school's classification.

DCHS splits day two games at Cannon Thanksgiving Classic

November 29, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams split their games at the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday, this time with the girls winning and the boys suffering a setback. The Lady Tigers blew out Page High School, 49-24, while the Patriots rallied past the Tigers in the boys' contest, 50-45. Both DCHS teams are now 2-2 on the young season.

The Lady Tigers never trailed in the girls' game, as they held an 8-0 lead before the Lady Patriots got on the scoreboard. DeKalb County led 11-2 at the end of the first period, and held a 26-6 advantage at the half. The DC girls continued to pour it on in the second half, as they out-scored Page, 15-8, in the third period, to open up a 41-14 lead. Page won the fourth period, 10-4, but the Lady Tigers cruised to the easy win.

Cynthia Woodward led DC and all scorers with 26 points, while Kristina Stephens, Morgan page and Martha Webb each added four. Kacy Herald led Page with 10 points.

Tigers, Lady Tigers split at Cannon Classic

November 28, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams split their opening night games at the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic in Woodbury, Friday night. The Lady Tigers dropped their game to the Hickman County Lady Bulldogs, 53-26, while the Tigers salvaged a split in the nightcap with a 79-70 win over the Bulldogs.

Hickman County led the girls' contest, 18-8, at the end of the first period, and used a stingy defensive effort to take a 33-15 leaad at the half. The Lady Tigers managed only three points in the third period, as the Lady Dawgs opened up a 43-18 lead. Hickman County out-scored DeKalb County, 10-8, in the game's final period.

Nine Lady Bulldogs reached the score sheet, led by Kayla Hutcherson, with 12 points, and Jaclyn Wise with 11. Nine Lady Tigers also scored in the game, led by Mercedes Luna, who came off the bench in the fourth period and scored five points. Morgan Page and Nikki Bass scored four points apiece.

DeKalb County Drops Two to Warren County

November 25, 2008

The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers lost to their border rivals from Warren County Tuesday night in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers lost in a close one 45 to 41 but the Tigers were blown out 66 to 29.

Warren County led 14 to 13 after the first period, 25 to 21 at half time, and 35 to 28 after the third period, before notching the 45 to 41 victory.

Victoria Bennett led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 15 points, Cynthia Woodward had 8 points, Nikki Bass 6, Martha Webb 5, Kristina Stephens 4, and Morgan Page with 3 point.

The Pioneers took control of the boys game early leading 21 to 4 after the first period, 47 to 15 at halftime, and 58 to 19 after the third quarter, before winning 66 to 29.

Hunter Poteete led the Tigers in scoring with 8 points. Hunter Stewart scored 6 points, Seth Willoughby and Cody Myrick each with 4, Cody Atnip 3, and J.J. Herriott and Travon Johnson each with 2 points.

Tigers and Lady Tigers Fall to Station Camp in Hall of Fame Contests

November 22, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigers and Lady Tigers fell to Station Camp in a pair of Hall of Fame games Saturday night in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers lost in the opener 57 to 41 and the Bison pulled away from the Tigers in the nightcap 81 to 46.

The girls game was tied at 13 at the end of the first period but the Lady Bison held a 24 to 20 lead at half time. Station Camp outscored the Lady Tigers 12 to 5 in the third period and led 36 to 25 going into the fourth period. The visitors went on to win 57 to 41.

Cynthia Woodward led DeKalb County in scoring with 15 points followed by Victoria Bennett and Martha Webb each with 8 points, Morgan Page had 6 points, and Nikki Bass with 4 points.

Tigers and Lady Tigers Win Season Openers

November 18, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams swept their season openers Tuesday night, as they beat Trousdale County in a pair of Hall of Fame games in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Yellow Jackets 59 to 23 and the Tigers followed that up with a 66 to 60 win in the boys game.

The Lady Tigers jumped on top, 7-0, in the opening minutes, and never trailed the Lady Jackets. DeKalb County owned an 18 to 7 lead at the end of the first period and held a 33 to 10 advantage at half time. DeKalb County expanded the lead to 54 to 17 at the end of the third period and went on to win 59 to 23.

Cynthia Woodward led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 16 points followed by Nikki Bass and Kristina Stephens each with 9 points, Morgan Page 7, Martha Webb 6, Victoria Bennett and Brooke Hutchings 3 points each, and Elicia Cantrell, Jaylen Garrett, and Jessica Garrison each with 2 points.


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