The DeKalb County High School fast-pitch softball team shut out the Smith County Lady Owls, 11-0, to win the District 7-AA Tournament Championship, Friday night, in Baxter. It marked the tenth time the Tigerettes had won the District Tournament in the program's 22-year history.
The sixth-seeded Lady Owls completed an improbable run to the District Tournament Championship game with a 4-3 victory, earlier in the day on Friday, against top-seeded Macon County, who had their season ended after winning the regular season with an 11-1 record.
But it was the Tigerettes who took command in their championship meeting, as the DC girls blew the game open with an eight-run third inning, and clinched victory with three runs in the bottom of the fifth, ending the game by virtue of the ten-run rule.
DCHS Tiger tennis senior, Ryan Young, lost to Cannon County's Aaron Hollis, 6-3, 6-0, in the finals of the individual District Tennis Tournament at Tennessee Tech on Tuesday, but Young earned a berth into the individuals' Region Tournament, as did the Lady Tiger doubles team of Katie Herman and Jessica Harney, who won the District doubles title with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 win over Cannon County's Rachael Young and Cheri Fann.
The Regionals for individuals and doubles teams are scheduled for Monday, May 12th, at Hadley Park.
In the first round of the individuals' District Tournament at Tech on Monday, Candace Couch of Cannon County eliminated DeKalb County's Megan Merriman, 6-2, 6-4. Laken Ward of Clay County topped DeKalb's Megan Osborne, 6-3, 6-4. The doubles team of Jessica Walden and Whitney Gann from DCHS beat the team of Ciphers/Goad, 6-3, 6-1. Jessica Harney and Katie Herman of DeKalb beat the team of Poindexter/Hester from Clay County, 6-0, 6-2.
In a pair of unlikely finishes, the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team took second place in the District 7-AA Tournament in Baxter, Wednesday night.
The Tigers had to rally from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning to eliminate Smith County, 7-6, in the loser's bracket final. The DC boys then let a two-run lead slip away in the bottom of the seventh against top-seeded Upperman in the championship game, and lost, 3-2, in eight innings.
DeKalb County and Smith County played four scoreless innings with just hit between them in the first game. The Owls finally struck with a run in the top of the fifth inning, and the Tigers countered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team will play for the District 7-AA Tournament title on Thursday (weather permitting), after knocking off tournament top-seed, Macon County, 5-2, in eight innings, Wednesday night in Baxter.
Morgan Page put the Tigerettes on the board with a solo home run in the top of the second inning. Macon County answered with a run in the bottom of the inning, as DC starter, Shay Sullivan, walked a batter with the bases loaded to bring in a run. The score, however, remained tied, 1-1, until the top of the eighth inning.
The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team lost a bid to move on to the District 7-AA Tournament Championship game, Tuesday night, as the Upperman Bees rallied for a 5-4 win over the local team. The Tigers drop into the loser-s bracket, where they will face Smith County, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. for the right to play for the championship.
Upperman took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, and carried it into the top of the fifth inning, where the Tigers tied it up with two runs of their own. DeKalb scored two more runs in the top of the sixth inning and took a 4-2 lead, but the Bees rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth, however, and held on for the one-run victory.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger soccer team advanced on to the District 7-A/AA Tournament Championship for the third year in a row, after a 2-0 victory over the Cannon County Lions, Tuesday in Smithville. The Tigers will travel to top-seeded Livingston Academy on Thursday night, after the Wildcats knocked off York Institute, 7-0, in the other tournament semi-final.
The Tigers and Lions played scoreless through the first half, but DC struck with a pair of goals early in the second half. Brandon Puckett nailed the game's first goal on an assist by Zach Wilbur, in the 14th minute of the half, and Ryan Leiser tallied the second goal, just over a minute later, on another assist by Wilbur. The Tigers had a total of 17 shots on goal, while the Lions had seven shots, all turned away by DeKalb goal-keeper, Tyler Woods, including a penalty kick by Miguel Novoa, late in the second half.
Morgan Page pitched a six inning one-hitter, and the DeKalb County Tigerette bats awoke in the fourth inning, as the local fast-pitch softball team shut out upstart York Institute, 10-0, in the District 7-AA Tournament, Tuesday in Baxter. The seventh-seeded Dragonettes had upset sixth-seeded Smith County and third-seeded Livingston Academy in the first two rounds of the tournament on Monday, after winning only one district game in the regular season.
York held their own with the second-seeded Tigerettes for the game's first three innings. DeKalb County went down in order in the first two innings, but scratched out a pair of hits in the bottom of the third, on a single apiece by Shay Sullivan and Kayla Fish, with one out on the board. Both runners were left stranded, however, as York retired the following two hitters.
DMS 196: Ethan Roller 43, Ian Johnson 48, Hayden Ervin 52, Alex Hall 53
Warren Co. 221: Parker Lynn 52, Tyler Phillips 54, Eric Cantrell 55, Tucker Lynn 60
This is the last match of the regular season for the DeKalb Middle School golf teams. They will participate in the End of Year Tournament at Lake Tansi Golf Course, this Thursday, starting at 9:00 a.m.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team shut out Smith County, 8-0, Monday evening in Baxter in the opening round of the double-elimination portion of the District 7-AA Tournament.
Trey Finley pitched seven innings of three-hit ball for the win on the mound. The senior struck out nine, walked three and hit three batters, as the Tigers stranded five Smith County runners in scoring position.
DeKalb County struck with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Bray Page and Zack Rowland had back-to-back RBI base hits, and Rowland scored with two outs in the inning after John Malone reached on a fielding error with bases loaded.
The District 7-AA Softball Tournament is scheduled to start Monday at Upperman High School in Baxter. The DeKalb County High School Tigerettes are the number-two seed for the event, and will have a bye in the first round of the event. The Tigerettes will play either third-seeded Livingston Academy, sixth-seeded Smith County, or seventh-seeded York Institute on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m.
Smith County and York will play Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the tournament's opening game. The winner will move on to play Livingston, Monday at 6:30 p.m. The winner then will take on the Tigerettes on Tuesday afternoon.
In Monday's other games, Cannon County and Upperman will sqare off in the four-five match-up. The winner of that game will advance on to play top-seeded Macon County, Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. The loser of the Cannon County-Upperman game will drop into the loser's bracket to play the loser of the Smith County-York game, Monday night at 8:00 p.m.
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