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DCHS Teams Lose at York Institute

The York Institute Dragons and Dragonettes bested the DCHS Tigers and Lady Tigers lost at Jamestown Friday night.

The Lady Tigers lost 57 to 48 and the Tigers were defeated 61 to 43.

In the girls game, DC trailed 13 to 9 after the 1st period, 24 to 20 at halftime, and 35 to 31 after the 3rd period before losing 57 to 48.

Kadee Ferrell scored 18. Mya Ruch 9. Megan Cantrell and Summer Crook each with 6. Megan Walker 4, Hannah Willingham 3, and Emme Colwell 2.

The Tigers trailed 12 to 7 after the 1st period, 30 to 16 at halftime, and 45 to 27 after the 3rd period before losing to the Dragons 61 to 43.

Dakota White and Evan Jones each scored 9. Dallas Cook 7. Lucas Hale 6. Brayden Antoniak 5. Jordan Young 3 and Elisha Ramos and Kylen Rhea each with 2.

The Tigers have a record of 6-14 (3-5 in the district) while the Lady Tigers are now 10-11 and (3-5 in the district).

The remainder of the 2020 schedule is as follows:
Monday, January 27: Warren County-Away 6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28: Livingston Academy*-Away 6 p.m.
Friday, January 31: Watertown*-Home 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4: Cannon County- Away 6 p.m.
Friday, February 7: Upperman- Home 6 p.m..
Tuesday, February 11: Macon County*-Away 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 13: Smith County*-Away 6 p.m.




DCHS Softball Star Signs with Cumberland University

Another outstanding DCHS softball player has signed a letter of intent with Cumberland University of Lebanon to play collegiate ball for the Phoenix after she graduates here.

Kenzie France, a senior, put pen to paper Wednesday at DCHS. Members of Kenzie’s family, coaches, and fellow players joined her for the occasion including Heather Stanfill, head coach of the Cumberland University Phoenix.

Cumberland is a member of the Mid-South Conference affiliated with the NAIA.

“The reason I chose Cumberland is because I have always been a little bit of a home body and it was close enough that I could be away from home but I could also come back whenever I needed to and when I went to visit there it was a great family atmosphere and Coach Stanfill really made me feel I was part of the family. Everyone there is just so loving. I am so blessed and thankful for this opportunity and I give all glory to God,” said France.

“The first time we saw her play we definitely knew we wanted her. She is just an all around athlete. A good hitter and a good fielder and more importantly she is just a good person. I think for us she will fit right in with our current team. Everybody is excited to have her. Personality wise she just clicked with our team. Everybody wanted her and I think she will be a standout player for us. My goal is for her to move right into that first base position,” said Coach Stanfill.

Kenzie joins a growing list of softball players from DCHS who have made the move to Cumberland University after their high school playing days.

“We have had great success with players from DeKalb County. It started with Victoria Bennett and then we got Tyra Graham, Kayley Caplinger and down the line. It’s been incredible the character they have which matches really well with what I want,” added Coach Stanfill.

Although Kenzie will be handling first base duties at Cumberland, she will primarily be on the mound for her senior season with the Tigerettes this spring where she has had past success. Kenzie also achieved another feat last season by having set the DCHS softball program’s all time homerun record as a player for her career.

“I am expecting more big things from Kenzie this season. Big things from a big hitter. She will be primarily on the mound for us this year. She has been very good there for us but at the plate is where she owns it. As s sophomore she hit 15 homeruns and last year as a junior she had 60 RBIs. Everybody pitched around her. She set the all time homerun record here for her career at the end of last year. I have to check but I believe she had five homeruns as a freshman, 15 as a sophomore and 8 last year. She tied Tyra Graham for all time homeruns in a season as a sophomore. Kenzie is a prolific big bomb hitter,” said Tigerette Coach Danny Fish.

Kenzie said her career goal is to work in health care. “I would like to go into nursing and be a nurse practitioner with a major in mental health,” she said.

As for the upcoming softball season, her last as a Tigerette, Kenzie has high hopes. “I am so excited to see what this season has in store for us. We are going to work for it and I am hoping we go back to state,” Kenzie concluded.

Cumberland University softball has been selected fifth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Head coach Stanfill begins her 12th season with the Phoenix and returns five starters from last year’s club that finished 26-22 overall, 11-15 in conference action. Senior Tyra Graham of DeKalb County and junior Madison Woodruff both earned First Team All-Mid-South accolades last season.




Tigers and Ladies Topple Smith County

The DCHS basketball teams swept visiting Smith County Tuesday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers won in overtime 59 to 52 while the Tigers claimed an 80 to 54 victory.

The Lady Tigers trailed 7 to 4 after the 1st period but held a 20 to 19 edge by halftime. Smith County was back out front 34 to 33 after the 3rd period but the game was tied at 48 by the end of regulation. The Lady Tigers outscored Smith County 11 to 4 in the overtime period and won 59 to 52.

Emme Colwell scored 16. Kadee Ferrell 12. Gracie Griffin and Summer Crook each with 8. Mya Ruch 6 and Megan Walker, Megan Cantrell, and Hannah Willingham each scored 3.

The Tigers led 15 to 10 after the 1st period, 33 to 22 at halftime, and 57 to 36 after the 3rd period before going on to win 80 to 54.

Evan Jones scored 17, Dakota White 13, Elisha Ramos 12, Brayden Antoniak 9, Luke Jenkins 8, Jordan Young and Dallas Cook each with 7, Kylan Rhea 4, Stetson Agee 2, and Conner Vance 1.

The Tigers have a record of 6-13 (3-4 in the district) while the Lady Tigers are now 10-10 and (3-4 in the district).

The remainder of the 2020 schedule is as follows:
Friday, January 24: York Institute*-Away 6 p.m.
Monday, January 27: Warren County-Away 6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28: Livingston Academy*-Away 6 p.m.
Friday, January 31: Watertown*-Home 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4: Cannon County- Away 6 p.m.
Friday, February 7: Upperman- Home 6 p.m..
Tuesday, February 11: Macon County*-Away 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 13: Smith County*-Away 6 p.m.




Red Boiling Springs Hands DCHS Teams Pair of Losses

The DCHS basketball teams traveled to Red Boiling Springs Saturday night and were handed a pair of losses with the Lady Tigers losing 56 to 48 while the Tigers were defeated 59 to 40.

The Lady Tigers trailed 15 to 4 after the 1st period, 39 to 15 at halftime, and 48 to 23 after the 3rd period before losing 56 to 48.

Emme Colwell scored 17. Megan Walker 12. Kadee Ferrell 11. Mya Ruch 5 and Natalie Snipes with 3.
The Tigers found themselves behind 12 to 11 after the 1st period, 28 to 20 at halftime, and 44 to 31 after the 3rd period before falling 59 to 40.

Jordan Young scored 11. Dakota White and Dallas Cook each had 9. Lucas Hale 6 and Brayden Antoniak with 5.

The Tigers have a record of 5-13 (2-4 in the district) while the Lady Tigers are now 9-10 and (2-4 in the district).

The remainder of the 2020 schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, January 21: Smith County*-Home 6 p.m.
Friday, January 24: York Institute*-Away 6 p.m.
Monday, January 27: Warren County-Away 6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28: Livingston Academy*-Away 6 p.m.
Friday, January 31: Watertown*-Home 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4: Cannon County- Away 6 p.m.
Friday, February 7: Upperman- Home 6 p.m..
Tuesday, February 11: Macon County*-Away 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 13: Smith County*-Away 6 p.m.




Tigers Beat Macon in 2OT

The DCHS Tigers defeated the visiting Macon County Tigers in double overtime Friday night in Smithville 85 to 81 while the Lady Tigers lost 78 to 54.

In the boys game, DC trailed 23 to 20 after the 1st period but held a 37 to 36 halftime lead. Macon County took a 54 to 53 advantage by the end of the 3rd period. The game was tied at 66 at the end of regulation and 73 all after the 1st overtime period. DC outscored Macon County 12 to 8 in the second overtime to get the district win 85 to 81.

Dakota White scored 21 followed by Dallas Cook with 17, Lucas Hale 13, Brayden Antoniak 11, Evan Jones 10, Luke Jenkins 8, and Jordan Young with 5.

The Lady Tigers trailed 22 to 16 after the 1st period, 46 to 30 at halftime, and 63 to 41 after the 3rd period before falling 78 to 54.

Kadee Ferrell and Gracie Griffin each scored 11. Mya Ruch 8. Emme Colwell, Natalie Snipes and Hannah Willingham each with 6 and Megan Walker and Megan Cantrell each with 3.

The Tigers have a record of 5-12 (2-4 in the district) while the Lady Tigers are now 9-9 and (2-4 in the district).

The remainder of the 2020 schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 18: Red Boiling Springs- Away 6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21: Smith County*-Home 6 p.m.
Friday, January 24: York Institute*-Away 6 p.m.
Monday, January 27: Warren County-Away 6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28: Livingston Academy*-Away 6 p.m.
Friday, January 31: Watertown*-Home 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4: Cannon County- Away 6 p.m.
Friday, February 7: Upperman- Home 6 p.m..
Tuesday, February 11: Macon County*-Away 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 13: Smith County*-Away 6 p.m.




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