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Tigerettes blank Smith County in Carthage

April 8, 2008

Shay Sullivan allowed only two hits through seven innings pitched, and the DeKalb County Tigerette fast-pitch softball team beat out 11 hits against Smith County pitching, as the Tigerettes blanked the host Lady Owls, 7-0, Tuesday in Carthage.

Sullivan struck out seven batters, walked one and hit two, and the Tigerette offense did the rest of the damage. DeKalb went ahead with a run in the third inning, added three more in the fourth, two more in the fifth, and tacked on an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning. Smith County committed five errors in the contest, while DC had none.

At the plate for the Tigerettes, Jaylen Garrett had a single, a double and two RBI. Shay Sullivan had a single, a double and one RBI. Cynthia Woodward, Kristina Stephens and Kayla Fish had two singles apiece, while Brittney Armour tallied a double.

Tigers rally past Macon County for district split

April 8, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team rallied from a 4-1 fifth inning deficit, Tuesday night, and used a nine-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth to power past Macon County, 12-4, in their second regular season district match-up.

The Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the first inning, and held the 1-0 advantage until Macon tied the game with a run in the top of the third inning. The visitors parlayed an RBI single by Kyle Grace and three DeKalb County errors into a three-run fourth inning, as Macon went on top, 4-1.

DeKalb County blew the game open in the bottom of the fifth, however, using 14 at bats, five base hits and six walks to put up nine runs and take a 10-4 lead. Colt Stewart put the icing on the cake for the Tigers in the bottom of the sixth, as he blasted a two-run home run - his third of the year - which gave DC a 12-4 advantage.

Tigers spanked at Macon County

April 8, 2008

The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team lost at Macon County, 11-2, Monday night in a District 7-AA clash.

The Tigers scored a run in both the second and third innings to grab a 2-0 lead, but Macon County posted five runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good. Macon added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth, and four runs in the sixth.

HR's power Tigerettes past Cannon Co.

April 7, 2008

Victoria Bennett hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning, which was all the DeKalb County High School Tigerettes needed in a 1-0 win over Cannon County in a district doubleheader between the two teams, Monday in Smithville. Shay Sullivan pitched five innings of no-hit ball, in the process, and struck out nine Lionette batters.

In the nightcap, the Tigerettes got two more home runs - one apiece from Kristina Stephens and Brittney Armour - and Morgan Page gave the local team five innings of shutout pitching, as DC completed the sweep, 9-0.

Games wiped out due to rain

April 3, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball game at White County, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, has been rained out. No make up date has been set, as of now.

The Tigers are scheduled to return to action on Friday, with a home game against Eagleville, but that game may also be in jeopardy with more rain in the forecast.

Tigers sweep Dragons in Jamestown

April 3, 2008

The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team hit four home runs in two games, and swept a district doubleheader over the York Institute Dragons in Jamestown, Wednesday evening.

Bray Page and Coey Atnip each connected for round-trippers in the Tigers' 13-5 win in the first game. Atnip smacked a second blast in game two, and Colt Stewart added his second homer of the season, as the Tigers claimed game two, 13-0.

Trey Finley started amd pitched 6 2/3 innings in the first game, allowing five runs - three earned - on three hits. Finley struck out 11 batters, walked none and hit six batters before leaving the mound due to an injury in the seventh inning. Garrett Hoke came in and closed out the game with a strikeout.

Tiger soccer team routs Smith County 16-1

April 1, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Soccer Tigers posted eight goals in each half against district foe, Smith County, and fell just one goal shy of a program record for goals in a match, as they crushed the Owls, 16-1, Tuesday in Smithville.

The Tigers scored two goals within the game's first two minutes, and added a third before the ten minute mark. By the 18th minute, DC had a 4-0 advantage. Ryan Leiser and Zach Wilbur posted the game's first two goals, while Juan Ruiz and Brandon Puckett knocked in the next two. Ruiz accounted for his second goal, which made it a 5-0 game, and Leiser's second goal at the 33rd minute of the half, extended the lead to 6-0. Travis Menix and Jesus Rivera each added goals in the final two minutes of the half, which gave the Tigers an 8-0 lead at the intermission.

Tigerettes split DH with White County

April 1, 2008

After a seven-day layoff, the DeKalb County Tigerette fast-pitch softball team returned to action, Monday afternoon, against visiting White County. The Tigerettes got five strong innings from Shay Sullivan in the pitcher's circle, and an RBI double by Jaylen Garrett, which was the difference in a 1-0 Tigerette victory in the first game. The second game, however, was taken by the visiting Warriorettes, 6-4, despite a valiant rally attempt by DeKalb County.

Sullivan allowed only two hits in five innings in game one, and struck out seven White County batters. The Tigerettes had only three hits in the game, but two of those came in the bottom of the third inning, when DeKalb County scored the game's only run. Kayla Fish led off the inning with a single, and Garrett came up moments later and scored Fish with a hard hit double to center field. The Tigerettes committed no errors in the opener.

TSSAA Athletic Academic Awards Ceremony Held at DCHS

March 31, 2008

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).

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