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DeKalb 13 & 14 Year old All Stars Advance to District Tournament

The DeKalb County 13 & 14 year old All Stars won the Area Tournament at Smith County last week and will advance to the District Tournament, which is also being played at Smith County starting tonight (Monday).

DeKalb County will take on Smith County tonight at 6:00 p.m. Regardless of the outcome the two teams will re-match on Tuesday and a third and deciding game will be played Wednesday if necessary. It's a best two out of three tournament. The winner of the District Tournament will advance to the State Tournament at South Holston, Tennessee. Times and dates TBA.

In a recap of last week's action, DeKalb County defeated Westmoreland 15 to 4 on Monday, July 5th.

The winning pitcher was Chase Hoke.

Aaron Patterson, 2RBI
Seth Stanley, a single HBP2
Steven Page, 2 singles, BB, and 3 RBI
Evan Cripps, BB, RBI, HBP
Devin Summers, 2 singles, triple, RBI
Travis Ferrell, BB, single, HBP
Spencer Stanfield, BB
Joe Driver, BB, RBI
Chase Hoke, HBP, RBI
Ty Curtis,HBP, BB

England Three-peats at Fiddler 5K

36 year old Christopher England of Atlanta, Georgia was the overall winner of the 12th annual Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run held Saturday morning in Smithville.

England, who has now won the race for three years in a row, completed the course in 17:54. He also holds the course record, 16:30 in 2008.

Meanwhile, 19 year old Sara Terashima of Richmond, Indiana was the overall winner in the women's race. She completed the course in 20:53.

A new category was created this year for the male and female masters. 53 year old Lee Piccirillo of Murfreesboro was the overall winner in the male masters. His time was 19:23.

In the female masters, 42 year old Lisanne McLaurine of Liberty was the overall winner. Her time was 24:07

Eleven year old Tate Chumley of Murfreesboro was the overall winner of the One Mile Fun Run. His time was 7:15

Nine Year old Macy Hedge of Smithville completed the course in 7:38, the best among females.

DeKalb Little League All-Stars Announced

DeKalb County's 2010 Little League All-Star teams and season award winners were announced during a special ceremony Tuesday at the Little League Field.

Stephen Page received the Carter Braswell Most Valuable Player award for the Junior League division, while A.J. Mooneyham and Tyree Cripps each won the award in Little League and Minor League, respectively.

Evan Curtis won the Josh Reece Memorial Golden Glove award in Junior League, while John Roller won it in the Little League division. Ethan Martin won the Josh Reece award in Minor League.

Quentin Cook and Jordan Huling were co-recipients of the Mike Williams Memorial Batting Champion award in Junior League, as each player hit .500 for the season. Seth Wright won the Mike Williams award for the best average in Little League with a .500 average, while Derek Fish, who hit .689 for the season, was the Minor League recipient.

Diana Moon Wins Relay 5K

Diana Moon was the overall winner of the Relay 5K held Saturday morning in Smithville to benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. She ran the course in twenty six minutes and nine seconds.

Jim Wall had the second best time at 26:26 and Jason Mahan came in third overall at 26:43

In the One Mile Fun Run, Ethan Jenkins, who took first place, finished the course in ten minutes and six seconds followed in second place by Luke Jenkins at 10:40 and William Clendenen whose time was 13:42

Casey Midgett, 2010 Chairman of Relay for Life, said more runners took part in this year's event. " We had a good crowd of 45 participants which was up from 23 runners last year. We had two races, the 5K and the Fun Run, which both began at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the east end of Green Brook Park."

"As far as winners, we had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall for the 5K and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall for the Fun Run."

Tigers Season Ends in the State Tournament

The DeKalb County High School Tigers were eliminated from the TSSAA Division I Class AA state baseball tournament Thursday afternoon in Murfreesboro, losing to Knoxville Gibbs 12 to 2 in five innings.

Gibbs scored twelve runs on eleven hits while the Tigers scored two runs on five hits. Neither team committed an error. The game ended in the fifth inning due to the ten run rule.

Gibbs scored one run in the first inning, three runs in the second inning, six runs in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the fifth inning.

DeKalb County scored two runs in the fourth inning.


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