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DeKalb West Dawgs Baseball Schedule

The season is underway for the DeKalb West Dawgs Baseball team.

The home games include:

March 8th vs Walter J. Baird at 4:00 p.m. (Joe L. Evins Softball Field in Smithville)

March 16th vs Cornerstone (JV) at 4:00 p.m. (DeKalb West School)

March 23rd vs Lascassas (JV) at 4:00 p.m. (DeKalb West School0

April 2nd vs Siegel Middle School (DH) at 2:00 p.m. (DeKalb West School)

April 8th vs Tuckers Crossroads at 4:30 p.m. (DeKalb West School)

April 14th vs Watertown at 4:30 p.m. (DeKalb West School)

April 15th vs Southside(JV) at 4:30 p.m. (DeKalb West School)

April 29th vs Carroll Oakland at 4:30 p.m. (DeKalb West School)

The road games include:

March 11th at Southside (JV) at 3:30 p.m.

March 18th-20th White County Tournament at Sparta (TBA)

March 24th at Watertown at 4:30 p.m.

March 29th at Walter J. Baird at 4:00 p.m.

April 1st at Carroll Oakland at 4:30 p.m.

April 6th at Cornerstone(JV) at 5:00 p.m.

DCHS Tigerette Softball Schedule

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette Softball team opens season play with a scrimmage at Cookeville on Friday, March 12th at 4:00 p.m.

This season's home games are a follows:

March 23rd vs *Cannon County (JV) 4:30 p.m.
March 30th vs *York Institute (JV) 4:30 p.m.
April 20th vs *Smith County (JV) 4:30 p.m.
April 24th Alumni Game (Alumni ONLY) TBA
April 27th vs *Upperman (JV) 4:30 p.m.
April 29th vs *Livingston Academy (JV) 4:30 p.m.
May 3rd vs Red Boiling Springs (JV) 4:30 p.m.

This season's away games are as follows;
March 16th at Stone Memorial (JV) 4:30 p.m.
March 18th-20th Commando Classic at Hendersonville TBA
March 26th-27th MTSCA Tournament at Clarksville TBA
April 1st at *Smith County (JV) 4:30 p.m.
April 6th at Warren County (JV) 5:00 p.m.
April 8th at *Upperman (JV) 4:30 p.m.
April 9th-10th Plateau Invitational at Crossville TBA
April 13th at *Livingston Academy (JV) 4:30 p.m.

DeKalb County Tiger Baseball Schedule

The DeKalb County High School Tiger Baseball season begins Tuesday March 16th at Eagleville. The game gets underway at 4:00 p.m.

This season's home games are as follows:

March 18th vs Red Boilings Springs at 5:30 p.m.
March 23rd vs Upperman
March 25th vs Gordonsville (JV) at 4:00 p.m.
March 30th vs Smith County at 5:00 p.m.
April 2nd vs Gordonsville at 12:00 p.m.
April 5th vs Livingston at 5:00 p.m.
April 8th vs White County at 5:00 p.m.
April 13th vs Cannon County at 5:00 p.m.
April 16th vs Monroe County, KY at 5:30 p.m.
April 20th vs York Institute at 5:00 p.m.
April 22nd vs Jackson County at 6:00 p.m.
April 26th vs Trousdale County at 5:00 p.m.
May 4th vs Bledsoe County at 5:00 p.m.

This season's away games are as follows:

March 16th at Eagleville at 4:00 p.m.
March 19th at Macon County at 5:00 p.m.
March 22nd at Baxter
March 26th at Bledsoe County at 5:00 p.m.
March 27th at White County (JV) at 12:00 p.m.
March 29th at Smith County at 4:30 p.m.

Lady Tigers Upset Grundy County 56 to 40 in Region Tournament

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers upset Grundy County in the Region 4AA basketball tournament Friday night 56 to 40

With the win the Lady Tigers will meet Cannon County in the next round of the tournament on Monday night. The Lionettes eliminated Blesoe County in their region tournament game at Woodbury.

DeKalb County, the fourth seed from district 8, led 16 to 6 after the first period. Grundy County, the top seed from district 7, cut into the Lady Tiger lead in the second period, outscoring DeKalb 16 to 10, but still the black and gold held a four point edge, 26 to 22 at halftime. DeKalb County maintained that four point advantage at the end of the third quarter 38 to 34 as each team scored 12 points in the period. DeKalb County put the game away in the fourth quarter, outscoring Grundy County 18 to 6 enroute to the 56 to 40 victory.

Lady Tigers Drop into Tourney Consolation Game

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers will play for third place in the consolation game of the district tournament Saturday after losing to Cannon County 68 to 46 in the semi-finals on Friday night.

DeKalb County will meet Livingston Academy Saturday at 6:00 p.m. after the Lady Wildcats fell to Upperman 42 to 39 in the other semi-finals game Friday. WJLE will broadcast the game LIVE.

Cannon County jumped out to a 19 to 9 lead after the first period and outscored the Lady Tigers 15 to 14 in the second period to take a 34 to 23 halftime advantage. The Lady Tigers found themselves down by 20 points after the third quarter 51 to 31 as they were outscored 17 to 8 in the period. In the fourth, Cannon County cruised to a 68 to 46 victory, outscoring the Lady Tigers 17 to 15 in the quarter.

Cynthia Woodward scored 13 for the Lady Tigers. Kristina Stephens had 9, Martha Webb 8, Elicia Cantrell 6, Mercedes Luna 5, Alex Meadows 3, and Morgan Page with 2 points.

Lady Tigers Advance to Semi-Finals-Tigers Eliminated from District Tourney

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers upended York Institute 73 to 68 but the Tigers were eliminated by the Cannon County Lions 73 to 63 in the district tournament at Tennessee Tech Thursday night.

With the win, the fifth seeded Lady Tigers advance to the semi-finals to play the top seeded Cannon County Lionettes Friday night at 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage. Meanwhile, the second seeded Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats will face the third seeded Upperman Lady Bees in the other game of the semi-finals Friday at 4:00 p.m. The winners of those two games will move on to the championship game Monday night at 6:00 p.m. The losers will play for third place in the consolation game Saturday night at 6:00 p.m.

DeKalb Teams to Play Thursday Night in District Tournament

The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams will make their debut in the District 8-AA Tournament Thursday night at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville.

The fifth seeded Lady Tigers will take on the fourth seeded York Institute Lady Dragons at 6:00 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. by a match-up between the fourth seeded Tigers and the fifth seeded Cannon County Lions.

WJLE will have LIVE coverage of both games at Hooper Eblen Center at Cookeville.

Meanwhile, DeKalb County's Seth Willoughby was named the "Most Improved Player" among boys players in the district and he earned a spot on the First Team All District. Payne Denman was named to the Second Team All District; Sonni Young made the Third Team All District, the All Freshman Team, and the All Defensive Team. Destry Wiggins and Hunter Poteete received Honorable Mention.

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