DCHS Tigers and Ladies Defeat Smith County

January 20, 2021
By: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Tigers and Lady Tigers took care of business Tuesday night defeating the visiting Smith County Owls and Owlettes.

The Lady Tigers enjoyed a 63 to 47 victory while the Tigers topped the Owls 67 to 62.

In the girls game, DC led 15 to 14 after the 1st period but fell behind 30 to 28 by halftime. The Lady Tigers regained the lead in the 3rd period and had a 48 to 38 advantage heading into the 4th period. DC went on to claim a 63 to 47 win.

Ella VanVranken led the team in scoring with 20 points followed by Kadee Ferrell with 16, Cadee Griffith 7, Megan Cantrell and Madison Martin each with 6, Summer Crook and Natalie Snipes each with 3 and Xharia Lyons with 2 points.

The Tigers led 17 to 13 after the 1st period of the boys game but trailed 35 to 26 at halftime and 47 to 45 after the 3rd period before rallying for a 67 to 62 win.

Jordan Young scored 18 followed by Evan Jones with 14, Luke Jenkins and Connor Close each with 12, Stetson Agee 5, Brayden Antoniak 4, and Elishah Ramos with 2.

The Tigers improve to 7-7 (3-4) and the Lady Tigers are now 7-8 (2-5).

DeKalb County is scheduled to host York Institute on Friday, January 22 starting with the girls game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game. WJLE plans LIVE coverage.

Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order issued Tuesday limits attendance at high school sporting events through Feb. 27.

Executive Order 74 allows local education agencies and schools to permit school-sponsored sporting events and activities, provided that all such activities, including practices and games or competition, must be conducted in a matter consistent with COVID-19-related guidance and rules adopted by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletics Association.

Players’ parents or guardians and immediate household members can attend games. Lee added that grandparents could attend in the latest executive order.

Others who can attend games are first responders; coaching and team personnel; school, game and facility administrators; athletics officials and media and athletic scouting personnel attending the event in their professional capacity.

Social distancing between persons from different households is required.

Not allowed to attend is school bands, pep bands, cheerleaders and dance teams while the restrictions stay in place.

The TSSAA said in December that these are minimum requirements. School officials may require additional limitation on attendance.

The governor’s office also urges in the executive order that Tennesseans should work from home where possible, given the current spread of COVID-19 throughout the state and the resulting strain on health care resources.

He also urged places of worship to continue to utilize virtual or online services. Persons at weddings and funerals are strongly encouraged to follow the Health Guidelines and maintain appropriate social distancing. It is strongly encouraged that any large public celebration component of wedding and funerals be postponed or attended only by close family members.

Collegiate and professional sporting events and activities are subject to the rules, protocols or guidelines of their respective institutions and governing bodies.