The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team lost a close match with Macon County and Jackson County, Monday, at Cumberland Golf Course. The Tigers shot a 159 for the afternoon, just three strokes behind Macon County, who finished with a 156. Jackson County came in second place with a 157.
Payne Denman shot a 32 to lead the Tigers, followed by Austin Garrett with a 37. Logan Clark tallied a 43, while Keith Ferrell and Ian Johnson each shot a 47.
Meanwhile, Shay Sullivan shot a 40 to lead the Lady Tigers, who totaled an 89 for the afternoon. That was ten strokes better than Jackson County, who finished with a 99. Keeli Bullard shot a career-best 49 for DeKalb County.
The DeKalb County Tiger football team has moved up from 12th to 7th in this week's Associated Press poll.
The Tigers received 57 votes for the top ten in Class 3A, which was good enough to place them at number 7 in the weekly poll. The poll was released by the Tennessean newspaper on Tuesday morning.
David Lipscomb is still the top-ranked team in Class 3A. Lipscomb pulled in 12 first place votes and 181 total points to earn the top spot just ahead of Knoxville Catholic, who had five first place votes and 170 total points.. McMinn Central, Giles County and Anderson County round out the top five.
Teams ranked six through ten include Jackson South Side, DeKalb County, Marshall County, White House, and Polk County.
The DeKalb County Tigers defeated the Greenbrier Bobcats 46-27 Friday night in Smithville, and put to rest the program's longest-running losing streak to an opponent. The Tigers had lost 14 straight to the Bobcats and had not beaten Greenbrier on the football field since 1979. With the win, DeKalb County's record is now 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 4-3A.
Hunter Poteete accounted for 360 yards of total offense for the Tigers, and tallied six touchdowns, four through the air, but DeKalb County had to overcome an early deficit to keep their season record perfect.
The girls' summer league softball awards ceremony was held Tuesday night at the Bill Page Ball Field.
The Bill Page Sportsmanship Award was given to the TN Barn Builders/SCB Enterprises team. In Memory Awards, including the Jackie Daniels Award, went to Lindsey Taylor, while the Danny Judkins Award went to Josie Culwell.
Slow-pitch team awards went to the following teams:
Baby Dolls Division - First Place: Liberty State Bank; Second Place (Tied): DeKalb Community Bank, Allison's All-Stars, Turner's Auto Parts; Third Place: Neo's Restaurant
Junior Dolls Division - First Place: Steven's Painting; Second Place (Tied): American Mixed Martial Arts, Ashburn's Alley Kats; Third Place: Pokey's Bail Bonds
Senior Dolls Division - First Place: F.Z. Webb's Pharmacy; Second Place: A-Plus Heating & Air; Third Place: TN Barn Builderss/SCB Enterprises
Fast-pitch team awards went to the following teams:
The DeKalb County High School golf teams participated in the BRAC Invitational Tournament in McMInnville on Tuesday. The Tigers finished fifth out of 13 teams, as they shot a 325 for the 18-hole event. Payne Denman shot a 74 to lead the Tigers, followed by Austin Garrett with a 75, Grant James with an 83 and Logan Clark with a 93.
The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, finished with a team score of 187, which was good enough for eighth place out of 11 teams. Shay Sullivan finished as the low medalist for the tournament, as she shot a 78, while Kalli Mitchell posted a 108.
The Tigers are now 20-15 in match play this season, while the Lady Tigers are 6-17 overall. DeKalb County wil play Jackson County on Monday, September 8th, at Cumberland Golf Course. Tee time is 3:30 p.m.
Ethan Roller tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Howell with 57.7 seconds remaining in regulation, Tuesday night, as the DeKalb Saints rallied past the Smith County Owls, 16-14, in their final home game of the regular season. The team's eighth grade members were honored in a pre-game ceremony at VanHooser Stadium.
After tossing the game-tying score, Roller squeezed into the end zone on a busted two-point conversion play to give the Saints the lead. The DMS defense rose to the occasion on the ensuing Smith County drive, and ensured victory by stopping the drive after the Owls lost seven yards in four plays.
DeKalb took the first lead of the game, as they capped off their first drive with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Roller to Sonny Young. Roller then found Will Molander on the two-point conversion, which gave the Saints an 8-0 lead with 26.6 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team improved their record to 2-0 on the young season by beating the Watertown Purple Tigers, 31-14, Friday night in Watertown. The win snapped Watertown's six-game win streak over DeKalb County, and was the Tigers' first victory in Watertown since 1974.
Tiger quarterback, Hunter Poteete, threw for 258 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but had a couple of early interceptions, including one by Blaze Eaton that was returned 26 yards for a touchdown. Ryan Huffman's extra point gave the Purple Tigers a 7-0 advantage with 6:20 on the clock in the first quarter.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team picked up two more match victories, Thursday at RiverWatch. The Tigers shot a 157 for the afternoon, which was 16 strokes better than White County, who posted a 173. Smith County finished third with a 209.
Payne Denman shot a career-best 29, which is the lowest recorded score of Chris Vance's coaching tenure at DCHS. Austin Garrett shot a 40, while Grant James and Logan Clark each tallied a 44.
Meanwhile, the Lady Tiger golfers shot a 100 for the afternoon and fell four strokes short of White County, who posted a 96. Shay Sullivan shot a 42 for the DC girls, while Kalli Mitchell shot a 58.
The Tiger golf team is now 12-11 in match play this season, while the Lady Tigers are 3-10. The DCHS golfers will take part in the BRAC Invitational at the McMinnville Country Club, next Tuesday.
The DeKalb Middle School Saints put up 318 yards of total offense, and blew out the Cannon County Lions, 42-6, Thursday night, during Homecoming festivities. The win improves the Saints' record to 2-1 on the young season.
Zaxtin Fayete rushed for 48 yards and two touchdowns, while Casey France tallied 107 ground yards and another score, as DMS opened up a 22-0 lead and never looked back. Fayette posted the first Saints' touchdown on a four-yard run, then came back with the second score on a 27-yard run. France broke free on a 10-yard run to the end zone for the third DMS touchdown.
Cannon County's only score came on a 55-yard run from scrimmage by Jarrett Melton, which cut the score to 22-6, but the Saints tacked on another touchdown on a 45-yard pass from Ethan Roller to Jason Judkins, with 1:54 left until halftime.
The college football season is back and so are the Fearless Forecasters.
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