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DCHS Handed First Losses of Basketball Season

The DCHS basketball teams suffered their first defeats of the young season Friday night dropping a pair of games at Warren County.

The Lady Tigers were handed a 52 to 35 loss while the Tigers were beaten 79 to 64.

Both DC teams are now 3-1 and will travel to Watertown Friday night, December 3. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. followed by the boy’s game. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.

The Lady Tigers trailed Warren County 13 to 8 after the 1st period, 24 to 21 at halftime, and 41 to 26 after the 3rd period before falling 52 to 35.

Avery Agee scored 11 points followed by Kadee Ferrell 10, Ella VanVranken 7, Dare Collins 5, and Madison Martin with 2.

The Tigers led the Pioneers 18 to 15 after the 1st period but trailed 40 to 34 at halftime, 59 to 53 after the 3rd period and lost 79 to 64.

Conner Close led in scoring with 19 points followed by Jordan Young 15, Stetson Agee 10, Brayden Antoniak 9, Isaac Knowles 5, and Robert Wheeler, Elishah Ramos, and Zach Birmingham each with 2.




Tigers and Lady Tigers Remain Undefeated

A barnburner in Smithville Tuesday night as the DeKalb County Tigers and Cannon County Lions slugged it out into double overtime before the Tigers prevailed winning 79 to 77. The Lady Tigers also won beating the Lionettes 78 to 69.

Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers are now 3-0 with a trip to Warren County next on the schedule Friday night, November 26. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. followed by the boy’s game. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.

The Tigers took a 17 to 10 lead over the Lions after the 1st period and held a 37 to 27 advantage by halftime. The Lions cut the Tiger lead to 50 to 48 at the end of the 3rd period and outscored DC by a bucket in the 4th period to send the game into overtime tied at 59. Each team scored 9 points in the first overtime and the game was tied at 68 heading into the second overtime. From there, the Tigers outscored the Lions 11 to 9 to claim a 79 to 77 victory.

Conner Close led the Tigers in scoring with 23 points followed by Robert Wheeler 16, Elishah Ramos 14, Jordan Young 11, Stetson Agee 10, and Brayden Antoniak with 5.

In the nightcap, the Lady Tigers took a 21 to 12 lead over Cannon County after the 1st period and led 39 to 26 at halftime and 55 to 42 after the 3rd period before going onto win 78 to 69.

Kadee Ferrell scored 34 points followed by Ella VanVranken with 20, Natalie Snipes 12, Dare Collins 7, Xharia Lyons 4 and Madison Martin with 1.




DCHS Basketball Teams 2-0 to Start the Season

Both the DCHS Tigers and Lady Tigers are now 2-0 to begin the 2021-22 basketball campaign with victories at Whitehouse and Gordonsville last week in the annual Hall of Champions.

The Lady Tigers defeated Gordonsville on Saturday, November 20 by the score of 64 to 32 while the DC Tigers knocked off the Gordonsville Tigers 59 to 51. On Tuesday, November 16, the Lady Tigers topped Whitehouse 60 to 54 and the Tigers took down the Blue Devils of Whitehouse 74 to 61.

In the girls game Saturday, DC led 20 to 8 after the 1st period, 36 to 24 at halftime, and 51 to 29 after the 3rd period before going on to win 64 to 32.

Ella VanVranken led in scoring DeKalb County with 14 points followed by Avery Agee 12, Kadee Ferrell and Madison Martin each with 10, Natalie Snipes 9, Xharia Lyons 5, and Dare Collins and Ally Fuller each with 2.

For the boys, DeKalb County took a 14 to 8 lead over Gordonsville after the 1st period and led 29 to 21 at halftime and 44 to 29 after the 3rd period before notching a 59 to 51 victory.

Conner Close scored 18 for DC followed by Brayden Antoniak 12, Robert Wheeler 9, Elishah Ramos 7, Jordan Young 5, Stetson Agee 4, and Zack Birmingham and Alex Antoniak each with 2.

On Tuesday night at Whitehouse, Kadee Ferrell scored 34 of DeKalb County’s 60 points to lead the Lady Tigers to a 60 to 54 victory.

The Lady Tigers led 14 to 10 after the 1st period, 30 to 20 at halftime, and 43 to 36 after the 3rd period before going on to win 60 to 54.

Six Lady Tigers scored in single digits including Ella VanVranken 7, Natalie Snipes 6, Madison Martin 5, Cam Branin 4, and Avery Agee and Xharia Lyons each with 2.

Meanwhile Sophomore Conner Close scored 29 points as the Tigers topped Whitehouse 74 to 61 Tuesday night.

DC led 19 to 4 after the 1st period but trailed 31 to 30 at halftime and 53 to 50 after the 3rd period before taking the lead in the 4th period and the win 74 to 61.

Stetson Agee scored 11. Brayden Antoniak and Jordan Young each scored 10. Elishah Ramos 7, Isaac Knowles and Zach Birmingham each with 3 and Alex Antoniak 1.

DeKalb County will close out the November portion of the schedule this week with the home opener against Cannon County Tuesday night, November 23 and a trip to Warren County Friday night, November 26. Tip-off of the girls game each night is at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.




Ferrell and Close Lead DCHS to Hall of Fame Basketball Victories

DCHS Senior Kadee Ferrell scored 34 of DeKalb County’s 60 points to lead the Lady Tigers to victory in a Hall of Fame basketball game at Whitehouse Tuesday night. The final score was 60 to 54.

The Lady Tigers led 14 to 10 after the 1st period, 30 to 20 at halftime, and 43 to 36 after the 3rd period before going on to win 60 to 54.

Six Lady Tigers scored in single digits including Ella VanVranken 7, Natalie Snipes 6, Madison Martin 5, Cam Branin 4, and Avery Agee and Xharia Lyons each with 2.

Meanwhile Sophomore Conner Close scored 29 points as the Tigers topped Whitehouse 74 to 61.

DC led 19 to 4 after the 1st period but trailed 31 to 30 at halftime and 53 to 50 after the 3rd period before taking the lead in the 4th period and the win 74 to 61.

Stetson Agee scored 11. Brayden Antoniak and Jordan Young each scored 10. Elishah Ramos 7, Isaac Knowles and Zach Birmingham each with 3 and Alex Antoniak 1.

DeKalb County will visit Gordonsville for another pair of Hall of Fame games Saturday, November 20 starting with the girls game at 12 noon followed by the boys game. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.




Tiger Football Season Ends at Upperman in State Play-Offs

The State Football Play-Off run ended for the DeKalb County Tigers Friday night at Baxter with a 40 to 14 loss to the Bees in the second round. Isaac Knowles was responsible for both Tiger touchdowns and a 2 point conversion in the game.

The Tigers conclude the season at 7-5 while Upperman runs its record to 11-1 and will travel to Chattanooga Red Bank Friday night, November 19 in the Class 4A State Play-Off quarterfinals.

The Bees struck first scoring on a 1 yard touchdown run by Terrance Dedmon with 8:20 left in the 1st period. The PAT was good and Upperman led 7-0.

Jaxson Rollins extended the lead for the Bees on a 2 yard touchdown run with 11:56 left in the 2nd period. The PAT attempt was blocked but Upperman led 13-0.

The Bees got on the board again with 7:37 left in the 2nd period on a 36 yard touchdown run by Ty Dutchess. Dedmon then scored on the 2 point conversion and the Bees held a 21-0 advantage.

DeKalb County’s first points came with 2 minutes left in the half on a 1 yard touchdown run by Isaac Knowles. The PAT attempt was no good and the Tigers trailed at halftime 21-6.

Knowles again scored a touchdown for the Tigers, this one for 29 yards and he then converted the 2 point play to cut the Tiger deficit to 21-14.

Upperman answered on the ensuing kickoff as Jaxson Rollins raced 70 yards on the return for a touchdown. The PAT attempt was no good but the Bees were up 27-14 with 5:45 left in the 3rd period.

The Bees padded their lead with 3:35 left in the 3rd period on a 16 yard touchdown run by Rollins. The PAT was good and Upperman was on top 34-14.

The last score of the game came on a 7 yard touchdown run by Ty Dutchess with 9:43 left in the 4th period. The PAT attempt was no good but Upperman prevailed winning 40-14.




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