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Two Tigers Named to All-District Team

Two members of the DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball squad, Cody Atnip and Destry Wiggins, have been named to the All-District Team.

Five other Tigers were among the honorable mentions, Corey Atnip, Garrett Hoke, Tyler Kent
Shane Salley, and Jesse Sutton.

The District's Most Valuable Players are Max Manion of Macon County and Cameron Jones of Upperman.

Other members of the All District Team are Johnny Miller, Michael Taylor, Zach Youngblood, Chris Large, and Caleb Tramel from Upperman; Mason Taft, Cody Murphy, Kevin Garnett, and Terry Key of Macon County; Evan Sharp, Nick Borren, Bobby Lorance, and Justin Fann of Cannon County; Brandon Johnston and Timmy Bush of Smith County; Justin Savage of Livingston Academy and Dakota Jones of York Institute.

Corey Atnip
Garrett Hoke
Tyler Kent
Shane Salley
Jesse Sutton

Final Regular Season Standings are as follows:

Upperman 12-0
Macon Co 9-3
DeKalb Co 6-6
Cannon Co 5-7
Smith Co 4-8*

Tigerettes Wrap up Regular Season District Title with Win Over Smith County

The DeKalb County Tigerettes won the regular season district championship with a 12 to 4 victory over Smith County Monday in Smithville.

DeKalb County scored two runs in the third inning, seven runs in the fifth, and three runs in the sixth inning.

Smith County scored three runs in the first inning and one run in the sixth inning.

Kayla Self, the winning pitcher, went the distance in the seven inning game. She gave up four runs on six hits, struck out four, and walked one.

The Tigerettes had ten hits in the game including a single for Cynthia Woodward, Kristina Stephens, Kara Young, and Kayla Self. Victoria Bennett had two singles, Alex Meadows had a single and a double, Brooke Hutchings tripled, and Kristian Puckett doubled.

DeKalb County is now 23-6 overall and 11-1 in the district. The Tigerettes will wrap up the regular season at home against Gordonsville in a double header starting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Tigerettes Swat Bees Twice in Double Header

The DeKalb County Tigerettes defeated the Upperman Lady Bees in a double header Thursday at Baxter 9 to 5 and 9 to 2.

In the first game, the Tigerettes scored nine runs on eight hits and made two errors.

DeKalb County scored one run in the first inning, six runs in the third, one run in the fourth, and one in the fifth.

Kayla Self, the winning pitcher, gave up five runs on nine hits through five innings. She walked three and struck out three.

Cynthia Woodward had three singles, Victoria Bennett had a double, and Alex Meadows, Jaylen Garrett, Kristina Stephens, and Kristian Puckett each had a single.

The Tigerettes won the second game with nine runs on eleven hits and three errors.

DeKalb scored one run in the first inning, one in the second, four runs in the third, and three runs in the fourth inning.

Kaya Self notched another win in the pitcher's circle. She gave up two runs on four hits. She struck out four and walked two.

Tigerettes Take Two at Red Boiling Springs

The DeKalb County Tigerettes knocked off Red Boiling Springs in a double header on the road Wednesday, winning 5 to 0 in the first game and 13 to 0 in the second contest.

In the opener, DeKalb County scored five runs on five hits and made one error. The Tigerettes scored one run in the second inning, one run in the fourth, and three runs in the fifth inning.

Kayla Self, the winning pitcher, gave up four hits through five innings. She struck out five and walked one.

Cynthia Woodward, Brooke Hutchings, and Jaylen Garrett each had a single, Victoria Bennett had a double, and Alex Meadows tripled.

In the second game, the Tigerettes pounded Red Boiling Springs 13 to nothing. The game was called in the third inning.

DeKalb County scored three runs in the first inning and ten runs in the second inning

Kayla Self pitched two innings and Hillary Bowman came in for one inning. Bowman struck out one and gave up one hit.

Tigerettes Finish Second in Duff Tournament

The Tigerettes went 4-2 over two days, including a 1-0 loss to Lincoln County Saturday, in the Duff Tournament Championship at Cookeville, and finished in second place.

DeKalb County split their first day of pool games on Friday, as they routed Clay County, 13-0, before suffering a 1-0 loss to Lipscomb. The Tigerettes plated a pair of runs in the top of the first inning against Clay County, got four more in the third, two in the fourth, then iced the win with a five-run fifth inning.

Morgan Page had a single, a double, a two-run home run and three total RBI's.

Olivia Norton earned the pitching win against Clay County, as she held the Lady Bulldogs scoreless on four hits ,with four strikeouts.

Tigerettes double up Cannon County, 4-2, in Thursday re-match

The DeKalb County Tigerettes completed a back-to-back sweep of the Cannon County Lionettes, with a 4-2 win, Thursday in Woodbury. The Tigerettes had beaten the Lionettes, 7-1, Wednesday, in Smithville.

DeKalb County scored two runs in the third inning and two more in the fifth. Victoria Bennett and Alex Meadows each had RBI singles to plate runners in the third, while Morgan Page had an RBI single in the fifth, then stole home for the Tigerettes' final run. Cannon County scored one run in the bottom of the first inning, then added another run in the sixth.

Page scattered two Lionette runs on five hits in earning the pitching win for DeKalb County. The junior struck out nine and walked three.

Tigerettes rout Lionettes, 7-1

For the second day in a row, the DeKalb County Tigerettes used a strong start to earn victory against a district opponent. The Tigerettes scored five runs in the first inning, and rolled on to a 7-1 win over the Cannon County Lionettes, Wednesday afternoon, in Smithville. The DCHS girls had used a four-run first inning to propel themselves to an 8-1 win at Livingston, on Tuesday.

DeKalb County had five hits in the first inning alone, with Kristina Stephens' two-run double serving as the big hit. Brooke Hutchings also garned an RBI with a single, while Morgan Page, Cynthia Woodward and Victoria Bennett each had base hits. Page came in to score the first Tigerette run on an error, Woodward reached home on Alex Meadows' fielder's choice, while Bennett crossed the plate on a dropped pop-up off the bat of Jaylen Gerrett.

Tigerettes win at Livingston Academy, 8-1

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team scored four runs in the top of the first inning at Livingston Academy on Tuesday, and never looked back on their way to an 8-1 victory over the host Lady Wildcats. The win improves the Tigerette record to 12-4 on the season and to 6-1 in district play.

Alex Meadows drove in DeKalb's first run of the game, and Kristina Stephens struck with a two-run single to put the Tigerettes on top, 3-0. Stephens herself made it a 4-0 game in the opening inning as she crossed home plate on a passed ball.


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