The DeKalb County Tigers completed a regular season sweep of Murfreesboro Central Magnet Tuesday evening with an 11 to 5 win in Smithville. The Tigers won 3-0 on Monday at Murfreesboro.
In the game Tuesday, DeKalb County scored five runs in the first inning, four runs in the third, and two runs in the sixth inning. Central Magnet scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings and one run in the sixth.
Hunter Graham, the winning pitcher, gave up four runs on two hits and struck out four through five innings. He walked five. Devin Summers came in for one and two thirds innings and gave up one run on four hits. He struck out two and walked one. Stephen Page finished the game and struck out one.
Hunter Graham belted a grand slam homerun in the third inning. Cody Puckett, Seth Stanley, Aaron Patterson, and Alex Hall each had two hits. Evan Curtis and Stephen Page each had a hit.
Leading 2 to 1 going into the seventh inning Thursday, the DeKalb County Tigers lost the lead and the game giving up two unearned runs on three errors at Upperman and for the second day in a row, the Bees stung the Tigers, this time winning 3-2.
DeKalb County scored one run in the second inning and one run in the sixth inning. Upperman scored one run in the sixth inning and two runs in the seventh inning.
Hunter Graham, the losing pitcher, gave up three runs, one earned, on eight hits through six and two thirds innings. He struck out ten and walked five.
Hunter Graham, one hit
Stephen Page, one hit
The Tigers are scheduled to compete in the Macon County Play Day at LaFayette today (Friday) against Macon County at 10:00 a.m. and against Jackson County at 12:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the Tigers are to play in the Dr. Pepper Classic in McMinnville against the Greenwood, Indiana Woodsmen at 10:30 a.m. and against the Community Vikings at 12:30 p.m.
The DeKalb County Tigers suffered their first loss of the season Wednesday evening falling to the Upperman Bees 14 to 3 in a district showdown at Smithville.
The Tigers scored two runs in the fourth inning and one run in the sixth inning. The Bees scored two runs in the first inning, six runs in the fourth inning, and six runs in the sixth inning.
Cody Puckett, the losing pitcher, gave up eight runs on six hits through three and a third innings. He struck out two and walked three. Chase Hoke came in for two innings and gave up three runs on two hits. He struck out two. John Roller pitched for two thirds of an inning and gave up three runs on three hits. He walked one.
Hunter Graham, one hit
Evan Curtis, two hits
Seth Stanley, one hit.
The Tigers will be in Baxter today (Thursday) for a rematch with the Bees at 5:00 p.m.
In the Cookeville game, DC scored five runs in the first inning, two runs in the second, and one run in the fourth inning. Cookeville scored one run in the second inning.
The Tigerettes scored eight runs on eight hits and made no errors. Cookeville scored one run on five hits and made three errors
Shauna Taylor, the winning pitcher, struck out one
Taylor Monette had a grand slam homerun in the first inning
Danielle Tyson, 2 singles
Dani Meadows, single
Katie Hall, 2 singles
Tyra Graham, single
Loren Cripps, single
In the Knoxville Powell game, DC scored five runs in the second inning, one run in the fifth, and two runs in the sixth inning. Knoxville Powell scored two runs in the first, two runs in the second, one run in the fourth and fifth, and three runs in the sixth inning.
DeKalb County scored eight runs on nine hits and made two errors. Knoxville Powell scored nine runs on eleven hits and made one error
Shauna Taylor, the losing pitcher, struck out three
Taylor Monette had a three run homer in the second inning
Danielle Tyson, single
Loren Cripps, 2 singles
Katie Hall, single
Tyra Graham, single
Chelsey Brannon, double
Abbey Caldwell, single
Lauren Colwell, single
The DeKalb County Tigers won a showdown with the Grundy County Yellow Jackets in Smithville Saturday. The final score was 11 to 2.
The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning, one run in the second, third, and fifth innings and six runs in the sixth inning. Grundy County scored one run in the fifth and one run in the sixth inning.
Chase Hoke, the winning pitcher, gave up two runs on seven hits through six innings. He struck out seven. Cason Oakley came in for one inning and gave up one hit and struck out three.
A.J. Mooneyham, two hits
Alex Hall, one hit
Cody Puckett, three hits
Evan Curtis, one hit
Stephen Page, one hit
Devin Summers, one hit
Seniors Chelsea Lewis and Braxton Atnip were named the 2013 DCHS basketball Most Valuable Players Thursday night at the annual team banquet, while Senior Kaylee Cantrell was selected as the Most Valuable Cheerleader. The awards were presented by Chad Kirby of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. The MVP and MVC awards are named in memory Chad's grandfather, Allen D. Hooper.
Atnip, who went over 1,000 points in scoring for his career at DCHS during the Chattanooga Howard game in the sectionals or sub-state, also received the best rebounder and smartest player awards
In addition to winning the MVP honor, Lewis took home awards for best foul shooter as well as the hustle award.
DeKalb County's Sonni Fullilove, who scored 1,641 points for his high school career, was named the boy's Defensive Player of the Year in District 8 AA while Tiger Coach Lynus Martin was the Boy's District Coach of the Year. In addition to taking the Defensive Player of the Year award, Fullilove was also named to the All-District's 1st Team along with Braxton Atnip. Stephen Howell was named to the 2nd Team. Ethan Roller made the 3rd Team and Lucas Phillips and Will Molander received Honorable Mention.
Loren Cripps of the Lady Tigers made the All-District 3rd Team. Ashley Chew and Morgan Pedigo were selected to the All Freshman Team and Chelsea Lewis received Honorable Mention.
Tiger Coach Lynus Martin reached a milestone late in the season earning his 200th career coaching win.
The season for the DeKalb County Tigers ended with a loss at Chattanooga Howard in the sectionals or sub-state. The Tigers concluded the 2012-13 campaign with an over-all record of 30-7, the most ever wins in a single season in school history. They were also regular season district champs and runners-up in the district and regional tournaments.
The DeKalb County Lady Tigers wrapped up their season losing to Livingston Aacademy in their opening game of the District 8 AA basketball tournament at Cookeville. The Lady Tigers finished with an over-all record of 16-16.
Other individual cheerleading awards included:
Most Spirit: Chloe White
Most Improved: Chloe White
Best Jumps: Kara Kanipe
Best Dance: Katie Roehner
Best Stunts: Victoria Vincent
Best Overall Attitude: Kaylee Cantrell
STAR Award (Spirit, Team, Attitude, Respect): Kaylene Ferguson
Leadership Awards: Emily Webb, Kelsey Hale, and Erin Cantrell-Pryor
Other Lady Tiger basketball awards were as follows:
MVP: Chelsea Lewis
Best Foul Shooter: Chelsea Lewis
Hustle Award: Chelsea Lewis
Charge Award: Abbey Caldwell
Coaches Award: Abbey Caldwell
Best Rebounder: Lydia Foutch
Defensive MVP: Lydia Foutch
Most Improved: Morgan Pedigo
Sixth Woman: Ashley Chew
Best Passer: Paige Winningham
Best Three Point Shooter: Loren Cripps
Offensive MVP: Loren Cripps
Tiger Award: McKenzie Poteete
For the Tigers,
MVP: Braxton Atnip
Smartest Player: Braxton Atnip
Best Rebounder: Braxton Atnip
Best Passer: Will Molander
Hustle Award: Ethan Roller
Best Practice Player: Aaron Patterson
Most Improved: Justin Bone
Sixth Man: Justin Bone
Best Athlete: Stephen Howell
Best Ball Handler: Stephen Howell
Best Attitude: Eli Lomas
Best Foul Shooter: Sonni Fullilove
Best Defensive Player: Sonni Fullilove
Meanwhile, Wallace and Joyce Johnson were named the Tiger basketball Fans of the Year.
The annual DCHS basketball banquet was held at the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center.
(TOP PHOTO: Left to right- Chad Kirby, Chelsea Lewis, Braxton Atnip, Kaylee Cantrell, and Shelia Kirby)
(SECOND PHOTO FROM TOP: Left to right seated- Will Molander, Braxton Atnip, and Ethan Roller: STANDING Left to right- Aaron Patterson, Justin Bone, Stephen Howell, and Eli Lomas)
(THIRD PHOTO FROM TOP: Left to right seated-Lydia Foutch, Chelsea Lewis, and Abbey Caldwell; STANDING Left to right-Morgan Pedigo, Ashley Chew, Paige Winningham, Loren Cripps, and McKenzie Poteete)
(FOURTH PHOTO FROM TOP: Left to right seated-Kara Kanipe, Kayee Cantrell, and Victoria Vincent; STANDING Left to right- Emily Webb, Kaylene Ferguson, Chloe White, Katie Roehner, Kelsey Hale, and Erin Cantrell-Pryor)
The DeKalb County Tigers won both games of a double header against Livingston Academy Tuesday night in Smithville, 3 to 0 and 18 to 11
In the first game, DC scored one run in the second inning and two runs in the fourth.
Cody Puckett, faced twenty four batters through seven innings, pitching a one hit shutout. He struck out fourteen and walked two.
Alex Hall, single and 2RBI
Luke Boss, single and RBI
Aaron Patterson, single
In the second game, the Tigers scored four runs in the first inning, two runs in the second, one run in the fourth, and ten runs in the fifth inning. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the first, two runs in the second, and one run in the sixth inning.
Chase Hoke, the winning pitcher, faced thirteen batters through three innings. He gave up two hits, struck out one, walked one, and hit a batter.
Evan Curtis, a double, two singles, and an RBI
Alex Hall, single
Hunter Graham, double, single, and 3RBI
Cody Puckett, single, SAC fly, and 2 RBI
Seth Stanley, RBI
Nick Parsley, single, 2RBI
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