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Tigers drop from Top Ten

September 23, 2008

After losing their first game of the season, last Friday night, the DeKalb County High School Tiger football team has dropped out of the Associated Press Top Ten, this week. The Tigers, who were ranked #6 in last week's Class AAA poll, dropped to #11, this week, after losing to Station Camp, 51-27, in last week's Homecoming game.

Tiger golfers make State for second straight year

September 22, 2008

Payne Denman shot a 4-under-par 68, and helped lead the DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team to their second straight appearance at the State Golf Tournament, which will be played next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro.

Denman also claimed top individual medalist honors for the second straight year. Teammate Austin Garrett, who won the District Tournament last week, finished second in the Region, with a score of 72. As a team, the Tigers shot a 308, just one stroke better than Station Camp, who had a 309, for the Region crown and the State berth.

Grant James was next in line for the Tigers with a 77, while Logan Clark shot a 91. Among the other teams at the event, Portland finished third with a 327, Macon County shot a 354m Livingston Academy tallied a 356, while Jackson County shot a 359.

Lady Tiger soccer team shuts out York

September 22, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Lady Tiger soccer team blanked York Institute, 5-0, Monday evening in Smithville. The win keeps the Lady Tigers perfect in district play at 3-0. Their overall season record is 4-3.

Cynthia Woodward kicked three first half goals for the Lady Tigers, which gave the team a 3-0 lead at the intermission. Woodward scored her first goal in the eighth minute, added her second in the 12th minute, and kicked in her third goal in the 23rd minute. Alisha Chapman scored the team's fourth goal in the 10th minute of the second half, while Jessica Richards tallied the team's final score, with her goal in the 24th minute of the second half.

Station Camp Hands Tigers First Loss of Season 51-27

September 20, 2008

The Station Camp Bison Spoiled Homecoming for the sixth-ranked DeKalb County High School Tiger football team, Friday night. The Tigers scored the first 13 points of the game, but Station Camp answered with 30 unanswered points and rolled to a 51-27 win over the Black and Gold.

DeKalb County struck first on a six yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete to Travon Johnson. John Curtis added the extra point to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead. DC came back on the very next drive and scored on a 26-yard pass from Poteete to Abram Edwards. The extra point attempt failed, but the Tigers had a 13-0 advantage with 3:21 left in the first quarter.

Sullivan wins third straight District title

September 16, 2008

DCHS Lady Tiger golf senior, Shay Sullivan, won the individual portion of the District 7-A/AA Golf Tournament for the third consecutive season, Monday at Ironwood Golf Course in Cookeville. Sullivan shot an 80, which gave her a seven-stroke win among individual medalists.

Meanwhile, the Lady Tiger golf team had their streak of four consecutive District Tournament crowns snapped, as the DC girls finished third. The finish, however, was good enough to qualify the team for a Region Tournament berth, next Tuesday, at The Legacy in Springfield. DeKalb County finished with a 189, which was ten strokes behind tournament champion, Monterey, who finished with a 179. Clarkrange finished in second place, with a 183. Kalli Mitchell shot a 109 to round out the team score for the Lady Tigers.

DCHS Golf wraps up regular season

September 12, 2008

The DeKalb County High School golf teams wrapped up their regular season, Thursday, at Sparta Country Club.

The Tigers shot a 145 against White County and Stone Memorial, to finish second on the day. The host Warriors finished with a team score of 142, while Stone Memorial posted a 160. Austin Garrett shot a 32 to lead the Tigers, while Payne Denman came in with a 35. Grant James shot a 38, while Keith Ferrell finished with a 40.

The Tiger golf team finishes the regular season with a 24-18 record.

The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, shot an 85 to finish third on the day. White County shot an 80, while Stone Memorial tallied an 83. Shay Sullivan paced the Lady Tigers with a 34, while Kalli Mitchell shot a 51.

The Lady Tiger golf team finishes the regular season with a 7-19 match record.

Tough night for Saints at Gordonsville

September 9, 2008

The DeKalb Middle School Saints had their three-game winning streak on the gridiron ended Tuesday night in their first road game of the season. The Saints committed three turnovers and had only 91 yards of total offense in a 34-6 loss at Gordonsville. The host Tigers improved to a perfect 3-0 on the season, while the Saints' record dropped to 3-2.

Gordonsville scored all 34 of their points before halftime, as running back Brandon McCoy scored twice, back-up quarterback, Noah King, had another scoring run, while starting quarterback, Payton Watson hit Devin Jackson on a 29-yard touchdown pass. The Tigers also picked up two more points on a safety, as Saints' running back, Zaxtin Fayette, was tackled in the end zone, late in the second quarter.

DeKalb Middle got on the board in the game's final minute, as Kalab Ferrell broke free on a 27-yard touchdown run. The conversion attempt failed, however, and Gordonsville ran out the remainder of the clock to end the 34-6 rout.


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