Outstanding student-athletes from DeKalb County High School were recognized in a ceremony in front of the entire student body, Monday morning, at the school. The TSSAA Athletic Academic awards were handed out to both individual student athletes and their respective programs, which recognized outstanding performance in the classroom, in addition to their participation in high school athletics.
Nine DCHS athletic programs were honored with the Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Team Award, which recognized teams with a collective grade-point average between 3.25 and 4.0. They included: Lady Tiger golf (team GPA: 3.75); DCHS basketball cheerleaders (3.71); Tiger golf (3.65); Lady Tiger basketball (3.65); Tiger tennis (3.6); Tigerette softball (3.56); Lady Tiger tennis (3.45); Tiger basketball (3.43); DCHS football cheerleaders (3.38).
The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball game at York Institute, scheduled for Monday evening, has been postponed due to rainy weather and wet field conditions. The game will be made up on a date yet to be announced. The Tigers, meanwhile, are scheduled to host the Dragons, Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.
The Tigers' game with Grundy County, scheduled for last Friday, was canceled when Grundy County did not show up. The game will either be made up at a later date, or Grundy County will be forced to forfeit. The Tigers lost to Middle Tennessee Christian in a junior varsity contest, last Thursday.
The DCHS baseball team is 6-2 overall on the season and 2-2 in district play.
The Upperman Bees edged the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team, 7-6, Tuesday in Baxter to complete a regular season district sweep. Upperman topped the Tigers, 4-1, Monday in Smithville.
DeKalb County took the early lead with a run in the top of the first inning, but the Bees gained the edge with a two-run third inning. The Tigers erupted for five runs in the top of the fourth inning to open up a 6-2 lead. Upperman battled back, however, with a run in the bottom of the fifth, two more runs in the sixth, and claimed the win by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning.
The Upperman Bees scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning, which broke a 1-1 tie, and propelled the visitors to a 4-1 district victory over the host, DeKalb County Tigers, Monday night in Smithville.
The Tigers held the game's first lead, as Cody Atnip drove in a run in the bottom of the third inning on a fielder's choice that plated John Malone. Upperman answered with a run in top of the fourth on an RBI double by Brandon Madewell. The Bees then scratched three runs off Tiger starter, Trey Finley, in the fifth, fueled by Johnny Miller's RBI double. The Tigers out-hit the Bees, 5 to 4, but were unable to put any more runs on the board in the last three innings.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team doubled up border foe, Warren County, 6-3, Monday night in McMinnville.
The Tigerettes pounded out 14 hits, but had to rally for the victory. After jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, DeKalb County watched Warren County answer with a run in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second. The Tigerettes pulled to within a run, at 3-2, by tacking on a run in the top of the fourth inning. DeKalb County claimed the lead for good with a three-spot in the top of the fifth inning, and the Tigerettes closed out the scoring with an insurance run in the top of the seventh.
Morgan Page started in the pitcher's circle, and worked the first four innings. She allowed three runs on four hits, struck out three and walked three. Shay Sullivan came in and pitched the final three innings, and allowed no runs on two hits, struck out two and walked none.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger soccer team lost a non-district match to Murfreesboro Oakland, Monday evening in Smithville. The Class AAA club broke a 1-1 tie at intermission, and edged out a 3-2 victory over the Tigers.
Ryan Leiser and Brandon Puckett each scored a goal for the Tigers, who were playing their second Class AAA opponent of the young season. DeKalb County will face their third triple-A foe of the season, this Friday, when they travel to Warren County. The match will get underway at 6:30 p.m.
The Tigers, now 2-3 on the soccer season, will return home to face Smith County in a district clash, next Tuesday night, April 1st, at 6:30 p.m.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team lost their first district game, Friday afternoon in Lafayette, as the Macon County Tigerettes handed the local team a 2-1 setback.
The Tigerettes scored a run in the top of the second inning on an RBI double by Victoria Bennett, and the 1-0 lead held up until Macon County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. DeKalb County could not answer, as the hosts held on for the one-run victory.
Shay Sullivan took the pitching loss for the Tigerettes, as she pitched six innings, allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three. DeKalb County committed one error.
At the plate, the Tigerettes had five hits, led by Kara Young with two singles. Bennett had a double, while Cynthia Woodward and Kayla Fish each had a single.
The Tigerettes fall to 6-2 overall, and to 3-1 in district play. DeKalb County will play at Warren County, Monday evening at 5:00 p.m.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team routed the visiting Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats, 10-2, Thursday afternoon in Smithville in a District 7-AA clash. The win boosted the Tigerettes' district record to 3-0, and their overall mark to 6-1.
The Tigerettes jumped on top with three runs in the first inning, and added three more in the second. Livingston put up two runs in the top of the fourth inning, but a four-run outburst in the bottom of the inning put DeKalb County in command. The Lady Wildcats loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fifth inning, but Tigerette pitcher, Morgan Page, struck out Chelsea Carr, and Liz Carr hit into an inning-ending double play, which kept DeKalb's lead intact. Neither team plated a run in the last two innings.
Zack Rowland drove in four runs and Bray Page rung up 12 strikeouts as the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team fought off 30-plus mile per hour winds to beat the Cannon County Lions, 7-2, Tuesday in Smithville. The win was the second for the Tigers in as many days over their Woodbury rival.
The winds wreaked havoc on both squads, as they combined to commit 11errors - five for the Tigers and six for the Lions. Still, DeKalb County was able to get the job done at the plate as Rowland's two-run double in the first inning helped give the Tigers a 4-0 lead after the opening inning. DC tacked on another run in the bottom of the second and two more in the fourth inning. The Lions plated their two runs in the top of the fifth.
Page, who improved to 2-0 on the mound, gave up both Cannon County runs - one earned - on six hits, and walked two. Page has registered 23 total strikeouts in 12 innings pitched, so far, this season.
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