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Denman wins Class A-AA State Tournament Title

October 1, 2008

DeKalb County High School junior, Payne Denman, claimed the TSSAA Class A-AA State Tournament Championship, as he shot an even-par 72 on Wednesday at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. Denman's score, combined with the five-under-par 67 he posted on Tuesday, gave him a two-day score of 139 for the tournament, which was four strokes better than second place, Greg Kitts of Anderson County, who shot a 144.

Denman's State Tournament title gives DeKalb County High School its first TSSAA State Tournament Championship in any on-the-field related sport.

As a team, the Tigers finished third in the Class A-AA field for the second year in a row. The DC boys shared the overall lead with Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) after day one, but the Tigers fell short after shooting a 327 on Wednesday. The Tigers had posted a 303 on Tuesday. Anderson County finished in second place.

Austin Garrett and Logan Clark each posted an 85 in Wednesday's round, while Grant James shot an 87.

Tiger golf team in the lead at State

September 30, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team was tied for the lead after the first day of the TSSAA Class A-AA State Tournament in Murfreesboro. The Tigers shot a combined team score of 303, which tied the DC boys with CPA for first place after the first 18 holes.

Meanwhile, DCHS junior, Payne Denman, shot a 67 on Tuesday with put him atop the individual leaderboard by four strokes over Greg Kitts of Anderson County, who shot a 71. Austin Garrett of DeKalb County was tied for third place with Stewart Oldham of Station Camp, each with a 72. Grant James also shot a 79 for the Tigers, while Keith Ferrell rounded out the team score with a an 85. Logan Clark also shot a 92, but his score did not count among the top four on the Tiger score sheet.

Saints lose season finale

September 30, 2008

The DeKalb Middle School Saints lost their last game of the regular season, Tuesday night, as they traveled to Lafayette and suffered a 14-6 setback to the Macon County Tigers.

The Saints got on the board first on Ethan Roller's 64-yard touchdown pass to Sonny Young, early in the second quarter. The 6-0 DMS advantage held up through halftime.

Tigers rout Lions in Woodbury, 63-20

September 26, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger football team put their first loss of the season behind them Friday night, as they crushed the Cannon County Lions, 63-20, in Woodbury. The 63 points tied a team record for the most points scored in a game. The 1973 Tigers scored the same amount of points in a 63-0 defeat of Red Boiling Springs.

DeKalb stormed out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter, as Hunter Poteete threw touchdown passes to J.J. Herriott (14 yards) and Hunter Stewart (12 yards), while Abram Edwards returned a fumble 63 yards for the third Tiger score. Zach Taylor hit two of his first three extra point attempts, as DC took the three-score advantage at the end of the quarter.

Tigers drop from Top Ten

September 23, 2008

After losing their first game of the season, last Friday night, the DeKalb County High School Tiger football team has dropped out of the Associated Press Top Ten, this week. The Tigers, who were ranked #6 in last week's Class AAA poll, dropped to #11, this week, after losing to Station Camp, 51-27, in last week's Homecoming game.

Tiger golfers make State for second straight year

September 22, 2008

Payne Denman shot a 4-under-par 68, and helped lead the DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team to their second straight appearance at the State Golf Tournament, which will be played next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro.

Denman also claimed top individual medalist honors for the second straight year. Teammate Austin Garrett, who won the District Tournament last week, finished second in the Region, with a score of 72. As a team, the Tigers shot a 308, just one stroke better than Station Camp, who had a 309, for the Region crown and the State berth.

Grant James was next in line for the Tigers with a 77, while Logan Clark shot a 91. Among the other teams at the event, Portland finished third with a 327, Macon County shot a 354m Livingston Academy tallied a 356, while Jackson County shot a 359.

Lady Tiger soccer team shuts out York

September 22, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Lady Tiger soccer team blanked York Institute, 5-0, Monday evening in Smithville. The win keeps the Lady Tigers perfect in district play at 3-0. Their overall season record is 4-3.

Cynthia Woodward kicked three first half goals for the Lady Tigers, which gave the team a 3-0 lead at the intermission. Woodward scored her first goal in the eighth minute, added her second in the 12th minute, and kicked in her third goal in the 23rd minute. Alisha Chapman scored the team's fourth goal in the 10th minute of the second half, while Jessica Richards tallied the team's final score, with her goal in the 24th minute of the second half.

Station Camp Hands Tigers First Loss of Season 51-27

September 20, 2008

The Station Camp Bison Spoiled Homecoming for the sixth-ranked DeKalb County High School Tiger football team, Friday night. The Tigers scored the first 13 points of the game, but Station Camp answered with 30 unanswered points and rolled to a 51-27 win over the Black and Gold.

DeKalb County struck first on a six yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Hunter Poteete to Travon Johnson. John Curtis added the extra point to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead. DC came back on the very next drive and scored on a 26-yard pass from Poteete to Abram Edwards. The extra point attempt failed, but the Tigers had a 13-0 advantage with 3:21 left in the first quarter.

Sullivan wins third straight District title

September 16, 2008

DCHS Lady Tiger golf senior, Shay Sullivan, won the individual portion of the District 7-A/AA Golf Tournament for the third consecutive season, Monday at Ironwood Golf Course in Cookeville. Sullivan shot an 80, which gave her a seven-stroke win among individual medalists.

Meanwhile, the Lady Tiger golf team had their streak of four consecutive District Tournament crowns snapped, as the DC girls finished third. The finish, however, was good enough to qualify the team for a Region Tournament berth, next Tuesday, at The Legacy in Springfield. DeKalb County finished with a 189, which was ten strokes behind tournament champion, Monterey, who finished with a 179. Clarkrange finished in second place, with a 183. Kalli Mitchell shot a 109 to round out the team score for the Lady Tigers.

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