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Saints Drop Opener to Cornerstone 8-6

The DeKalb Saints came up a little short in their season opener Thursday night, losing to Cornerstone 8 to 6 in Smithville.

Ethan Roller scored on a quarterback sneak for the Saints in the fourth quarter but the team failed to make good on the conversion attempt.

The Saints will travel to Satterfield at Trousdale County Tuesday night. Gametime is 6:30 p.m.

DCHS Golf Scores

The DeKalb County High School Tiger Golf Team competed Thursday at the Smithville Golf Course against Livingston, Monterey, and Pickett County.

DeKalb County shot 156 for the day, Livingston Academy 172, Monterey 183, and Pickett County 192.

Payne Denman shot 37, Austin Garrett 37, Grant James 39, and Logan Clark 43.

The Tigers are 5-10 on the season.

Denman "Makes Cut" in the 62nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Payne Denman, a local and State Champion DCHS High School golfer has advanced to continue playing in the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship.

The second round of stroke-play qualifying wrapped up Tuesday after a day of intermittent showers and swirling wind on the 7,100-yard, par-71 Old Course. The weather certainly made circumstances harder for Denman yesterday, as it was extremely rainy and windy with standing water in some places. These conditions were better suited for a British Open instead of a U.S. Junior Amateur.

Payne shot 74 on Monday and 77 on Tuesday, giving him a 2-day total of 151. This score was low enough for him to be included with the 64 players to advance from the tournament field of 155. Therefore; he will start match-play competition today (Wednesday). This year's Junior Amateur Tournament is being played in Bedminster, NJ at the Trump National Golf Club.

More tournament details and scoring can be viewed at: www.usjunioram.org

DeKalb All Stars Eliminated from State Tournament

The DeKalb County Junior League All Star 13-14 year old team was eliminated from the Junior League State Tournament Sunday after losing to Clarksville Northwest 11 to 3 at Cumberland Gap High School near Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

In the tournament opening game on Saturday, the DeKalb All Stars were
defeated by the District 7 All Stars from Murfreesboro by a score
of 6-5. That loss sent the local all stars into the loser's bracket of the double elimination tournament against the 13 -14 year old All Stars from Clarksville Northwest on Sunday.

DeKalb was the visiting team on Sunday and came out in the 1st inning with singles by Stephen Howell and Steven Page and a 1-0 score. Stephen Howell was the starting pitcher
for the DeKalb Team.

DeKalb All Stars Drop First Game In State Tournament

The DeKalb County Junior League All Star 13-14 Year Old Team participated in the State Tournament on Saturday, July 18th at Cumberland Gap High School near Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. In the tournament opening game, the DeKalb All Stars faced the District 7 All Stars
from Murfreesboro.

The DeKalb All Stars were defeated 6-5. DeKalb started out with a 4-0 lead. A series of pop flies followed with two errors and the game was tied in the top of the 4th Inning. At the bottom of the 4th Inning DeKalb had three up and three down, which resulted in no runs.

Murfreesboro gained the lead in the 5th Inning.

DeKalb rallied in the 7th Inning with singles from Stephen Howell, Evan Cripps, Evan Curtis, and Jordan Huling. A questionable call occurred as Steven Howell attempted to steal at third base, but was ruled out. The game concluded when Devin Summers had a ball hit just over first base and snagged by Murfreesboro.

DeKalb Little League All Stars Announced

DeKalb County's 2009 Little League All-Star teams and season award winners were announced during a special ceremony Saturday at the Little League Field.

Lance Ball received the Carter Braswell Most Valuable Player award for the Little League division, while Quenton Cook and Lee Randolph each won the award in Junior League and Minor League, respectively. Lane Ball won the Josh Reece Memorial Gold Glove award in Little League, while Brady Hughes won it in the Minor League division. Evan Curtis won the Josh Reece award in Junior League.

Braxton Howell received the Mike Williams Memorial Batting Champion award in Little League, as he hit .805 for the season. Casey Taylor won the Mike Williams award for the best average in Minor League, with a .587 average, while Dillon Roller, who hit .714 for the season, was the Junior League recipient.

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