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Four Tigerettes Earn All-District Honors

Four members of the DCHS Tigerette Fast Pitch Softball Team have earned All-District Awards.

Morgan Walker, Aniston Farler, and Jacey Hatfield have been named to the All-District Team and Hatfield made the All-District Tournament Team. Bri Murphy was selected to the All District Freshmen Team.

The Tigerettes were eliminated from the District Tournament last week and finished the season at 13-13.

Pictured left to right: Bri Murphy, Morgan Walker, Aniston Farler, and Jacey Hatfield.




Beneke, VanVranken, Griffith punch tickets to Track and Field State

On Friday, May 7th the Warren County track and field team featuring 4 DeKalb County High School athletes competed in the TSSAA Division 2 Large Schools Track and Field Sectional Event. The top 4 individual and relay teams in each event would advance to the state competition which will host the top 4 individuals and relay teams from each of the 4 regions: west, middle, east, and Knox County.

Ally Beneke was victorious at substate clenching the high jump title with a leap of 5-04.00. She remains undefeated in the season.

Ella VanVranken was on fire as she collected 3 spots to the state meet while breaking her previously set school records in each event. VanVranken had a third place finish in the women’s 1600 meter with a time of 5:15.50 (previously 5:24.12). She finished second in the women’s 800 meter with a time of 2:22.33 (Her previous record was 2:27.89).

VanVranken, Cadee Griffith, Katie Toney, and Emma Randall were seeded 5th in the women’s 4×800 meter relay. The relay squad broke their previously set school record (10:31.26) and knocked off fourth seeded Central Magnet to clinch 4th place and collect their ticket to the state event with a time of 10:30.18.

Aaron Gottlied had a great meet and was able to set some new PR’s. Gottlied finished 8th in the men’s 800 meters with a PR of 2:09.06. He also had an eighth place finish in the men’s 1600 meters setting a PR of 4:49.34. Gottlied and the Warren County relay team took tenth place in the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 9:15.74.

The track and field State meet will be held at Rockvale High School in Murfreesboro, TN on Wednesday, May 26. To view all results visit: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/409415/results




VanVranken, Griffith break school record in 4×800 meter relay

On Saturday, April 17, the Warren County Track and Field Team ventured west to participate in the Tomahawk Chomp Team Championships at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro. The team faced some challenging opponents, but continued their streak of setting PR’s and breaking school records.

Ella VanVranken and Cadee Griffith along with their Warren County teammates Katie Toney and Emma Randall crushed the long standing school record (11:50.22) in the 4×800 meter relay with a 10:31.26 pace. The school record breaking time was not enough to give them the victory as they finished third behind Riverdale and Oakland.

Aaron Gottlied set a PR in the 1600 meters and 800 meters. He finished 3rd in the 800 meters with a time of 2:10.33 and 6th in the 1600 meters with a pace of 5:00.46. Gottlied and the 4×800 meter relay team also had a 5th place finish with a time of 9:29.57.

Ally Beneke was victorious with her 5:04.00 high jump as she continues to hold on to her state ranking.

Athletes from Central Magnet, Columbia Central, Glencliff, Oakland, Riverdale, Rockvale, and Warren County competed in the meet.

On Thursday, April 22, the team traveled to Cumberland County. The dropping temperature did not stop the win streaks although they did take a toll on overall performances. Cadee Griffith had two first place finishes, one in the women’s 800 meter race with a time of 2:54.46 and another in the women’s 800 meter relay (11:31.06) with her teammates Katie Toney, Emma Randall, and Marissa Walker.

Griffith and Maleah Ruch raced the women’s 400 meter sprint where Griffith finished 4th (1:14.06) and Ruch finished 6th (1:20.17).

Ally Beneke continued her dominance with a 5-04.00 high jump, her closest competitor a foot shorter with a leap of 4-04.00. She also had a 1st place finish in the 4×200 meter relay (Sable Winfree, Kyra Perkins, and Savannah Winfree) with a time of 1:55.18.

Overall, York took first place in the meet with an overall total of 167.5 points, followed by Warren County with 107 points, CumberlandCounty (98.5), Livingston Academy (69), Clarkrange (50), Kingston High School (50), and White County (30).

The team travels to Cookeville High School on Tuesday, April 27th for the last regular season meet. The race to the State Championships begins with a subsectional meet on Friday, April 30th at Cumberland County High School. The top 4 individuals and relay teams in each event will advance to the TSSAA D1 Large School Section 2 Meet which will be held at Riverdale High School, Friday, May 7. The State Championships will be held on Wednesday, May 26th at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.




Tigerettes lose at Watertown

The DeKalb County Tigerettes lost 14-7 at Watertown on Tuesday.

DC grabbed the lead with five runs in the second inning. Kennedy Polk’s sacrifice fly scored one run with singles by Madison Martin and Jacey Hatfield, and an error on a ball put in play by Morgan Walker

Watertown took the lead for good scoring eight runs in the fourth inning.

The Watertown pitcher surrendered seven runs on 12 hits over seven innings, striking out three.

Ellie cripps took the loss for DeKalb County. She went three and two-thirds innings, allowing nine runs on 11 hits, striking out three and walking one.

DeKalb County racked up 12 hits on the day including from Emma Johnson, and Polk. Hatfield went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the Tigerettes in hits.




DeKalb County Track and Field Athletes set Pr’s, Break School Records

Monday night was a successful night for 5 DeKalb County High School Track and Field athletes who all set personal records in the district meet in Cookeville.

Aaron Gottlied and the 4×800 meter relay team (Luke Winkler, Caleb Smith, and Kamrin McLaughlin) finished fourth with a time of 9:50.05. Gottlied went on to compete in the 800 meters placing 3rd with a time of 2:14.39. Gottlied also had a top ten finish in the 1600 meters placing 4th out of 27 runners with a time of 5:04.94.

Ally Beneke anchored the first place victory in the women’s 4×200 meter (Sable Winfree, Kyra Perkins, and Lexi Smart). The team captured the title with a time of 1:54.11. Beneke, the top ranked sophomore high jumper in the state of Tennessee according to TN MileSplit, had a superior night in the high jump beating her own previous school record with a jump of 5.04.00.

Ella VanVranken now holds the Warren County School record in both the 800 meters and 1600 meters. VanVranken beat the school record for the 800 meters Monday night with a third place finish and a time of 2:27.89. She also recorded a second place finish in the 1600 meter race with a time of 5:24.12 falling behind Landri Wilcox the University of Tennessee signee from Cookeville High School.

VanVranken and Cadee Griffith would later team up with Katie Toney and Madalyn Stubblefield to break another Warren County School record in the women’s 4×400 meter race with a time of 4:28.56 The team came in second place behind Cookeville High School (4:26.80).

Cadee Griffith had 2 Top Ten finishes on the night finishing ninth in both the 400 meter and 800 meter races. Griffith improved both times with a time of 1:10.91 in the 400 meter race and a time of 2:50.82 in the 800 meter event.

Maleah Ruch took almost two seconds off her previous time setting a new PR in the 400 meter race with a time of 1:20.90.

This was the third district meet of the year with one more district meet to be held in Cookeville on Tuesday, April 27th. Athletes from 12 high schools competed in the meet representing: York Institute, Clarkrange, Cookeville, Cumberland County, Franklin County, Livingston Academy, Macon County, Oakland, Stone Memorial, Upperman, Warren County, and White County. To view all scores and results visit: https://tn.milesplit.com/meets/403044-cookeville-home-meet-3-2021/results/731669/formatted#.YHbql9zYrrc




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