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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Teams play in jamborees (08/17/14)
Dyersburg running back LaDarius Rogan avoids a tackle by a Union City defender at Friday night's jamboree. The Trojans fell to the Tornados 21-7.
Plenty of miles, plenty of football (08/17/14)
So I got my first taste of traveling greater Tennessee for football and I have to say I was impressed by the turnouts at both jamborees. Just a reminder, I'm very unfamiliar with the area, but I'm getting there. My adventure started as I headed to Jackson to catch Dyer County in their final tune-up before the season starts. Thank goodness for GPS because without it I would have ended up in Nashville watching a Toby Keith concert...
Going home never felt so good (08/17/14)
While things have been busier than ever, for some reason this week it seemed as though a magnet was in place on the sports page, prompting the old sports guy to drop by to share a few lines on a few things going on in the local sports world. Though certain the upcoming football season had something to do with the magnet providing the tilt toward the old home base, but being honest about it, the local sports community has been missed more than you can imagine...
Mayor's Cup on Sunday (08/16/14)
After months of driving, chipping and putting, a champion will be crowned at the Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course Sunday afternoon. The four division winners will tee-off from their respective tee-boxes, as they compete for the Mayor's Cup. In the hunt for the cup will be Chris Jones (blue division), Scott Wesson (white division), Mike Buckner (gold division) and Bobby Baker (silver division)...
Middle schools kick off football season (08/15/14)
Three Oaks running back Gunner Carmack rushes for a first down during the Choctaws' game against Obion County Thursday night. The Choctaws lost 26-0 against the Rebels.
DHS has annual hamburger supper (08/15/14)
A huge crowd was on hand Tuesday night for the annual hamburger supper that the Dyersburg Trojans have every year before the beginning of the season. The event is hosted by the Dyersburg High School Quarterback Club. Every year they invite all players, cheerleaders, dance squad members, band members and of course family and friends to attend the gathering...
DCHS almost ready for season (08/13/14)
The 2014 high school football season is almost upon us, and the Dyer County Choctaws held a scrimmage on Monday night against a tough Paducah Tilghman team. The Choctaws are getting their final reps in before kicking off the season against Jackson North Side on Aug. 22. And head coach Barry Kendall is happy with the team's progress.
TSSAA plans changes for 2015 (08/12/14)
Things will be changing in the state of Tennessee as far as high school football is concerned. The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association unanimously voted on Monday to use the alternate 6-class plan for classification. The ruling will effect the remainder of the classification period for schools in Division 1 through the 2016-2017 school year...
DHS prepares for season against Jackson North Side (08/12/14)
In one of their final warm-ups before the start of the season, the Dyersburg Trojans scrimmaged the Jackson North Side Indians Friday night. The battle between the two highly touted teams wasn't about winning or losing, but about getting ready for the 2014 football season...
Are you ready for some football? (08/12/14)
There's no denying it now folks, football is upon us. If you drive down the street you may see one of the local high schools practicing. If you drive down the interstate you'll probably see a college team prepping for the 2014 campaign. If you turn to a sports network it might drive you crazy, because the preseason is over-rated and every analyst has a different opinion about everything...
Renovations to stadium at DHS nearly complete (08/07/14)
Thanks to hard work and a lot of support from the community, the renovations at Dyersburg High School are almost completed. For anyone that hasn't seen the wide variety of changes that have been made, be careful stepping in the school or into the bleachers on the football field. You might get lost...
Booker signs with Belmont (08/07/14)
It's safe to say that it's been a pretty good week for Daniel Booker Jr. He just came back from winning the TGA Junior Championship, he is entering his senior year of high school, and as of this weekend he knows where he will be next year. Daniel officially committed to Belmont University to extend both his academic career and his dream of one day becoming a professional golfer...
DSCC student-athletes receive NJCAA academic awards (08/04/14)
Dyersburg -- The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently released the 2014 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year and Student-Athlete Awards on June 14. These awards are presented each year to student-athletes who display hard work and dedication in the classroom. The Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) Lady Eagles softball team was named one of the 2014 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year with an average overall grade-point average of 3.08...
Time to talk some sports (08/02/14)
Since we're still getting to know each other, I feel there are a few more things that you should know about me. I'm terrified of spiders and clowns, I'm probably the pickiest eater you'll ever meet ... oh, and I'm pretty awesome. Now that we have that out of the way, you should know that I've been talking about sports since the first time I watched a Cardinals game, and it's what I love to do...
Martin attempts to break land-speed record (08/01/14)
Everybody has different dreams and aspirations in life. Some dream of playing second base for the St. Louis Cardinals. Some dream of knocking out the heavyweight champ to life up the belt. For Don Martin, it's breaking the land-speed record. "It's been a dream of mine since I was a kid reading Hot Rod magazine," said Martin. "About four years ago I met a guy that built a car and went. We went and visited him one weekend, sat in the car and it was on."...
'Sweet Feet' brings home another belt (08/01/14)
Another weekend, another championship belt for a local youth boxer. Braden "Sweet Feet" Reed returned home from Las Vegas, Nevada, this past weekend hoisting the championship belt for the 13-14-year-old 75-pound division at the Junior Golden Gloves National Championship...
Daniel Booker Jr. wins tour of champions (08/01/14)
Look out Tiger and Jack, there's another golfer on your heels. Daniel Booker Jr. just notched his fifth victory of the year at the TGA Junior Championship in Kingston Springs. "The last day was so much fun," said Booker Jr. "I had a lot of confidence going in."...
DSCC baseball and softball teams receive recognition (07/28/14)
Members of the 2013-14 Dyersburg State Community College Eagles baseball team and the Lady Eagles softball team, along with their families and friends and members of the DSCC staff, gathered in the Student Center on the Dyersburg campus on Wednesday, May 28, for the annual end-of-season awards ceremony...
How can I say thanks? (07/23/14)
So I've been here for two weeks now, and I don't know how to express my appreciation for, well, everyone. When I say everyone I'm talking about all of my co-workers that have accepted me with open arms. I'm talking about all of the fellow drivers on these Tennessee roads who have been patient with me trying to figure out where I am. Most importantly, I'm talking about every single person that I have met, talked to, or even made eye contact with in passing...
DC's Brown; DHS's Bennett, Jones earn spot on TSWA All-State teams (07/23/14)
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association has announced its all-state softball and baseball teams, and three young athletes from the area are included on the list. Selected for the honor are Dyersburg Lady Trojans Paige Jones and Emily Bennett, along with Dyer County's Tyler Brown...
Choctaw baseball banquet award winners (07/23/14)
Members of the 2014 DCHS baseball team earning awards at the annual banquet on Friday, July 18 were, front (l-r) Landon Sewell -- Rookie of the Year; Dylan Parker -- Gold Glove; Tucker Cozort -- Defensive Player of the Year, Gold Glove; Christian Halterman -- Coaches Award; Matt Pease -- Gold Glove, Trysten Barlow -- Coaches Award; Blake Jones; Chase Jones, Garrett Goodlett -- Practice Player, Coaches Award; Travis Parker -- Coaches Award; back row (l-r) Jared Anderson -- Mike Gray Academic Award; Cody Purvis -- Pitcher of the Year; Adam Shell -- Most Valuable Player Award; Paxton Stover - Most Valuable Player Award, TBCA 1st Team All-State, Louisville Slugger 1st Team All-American; Tyler Brown -- Offensive Player of the Year, TBCA 1st Team All-State, Louisville Slugger 1st Team All-American; Logan Tivey -- Coaches Award.. ...
Dixie Boys busy raising funds for trip to World Series (07/23/14)
J The Dixie Youth Baseball League state champions are raising money for their upcoming World Series trip to Louisiana, and are asking for donations to help fund the trip. The 14-year-old boys have been putting in overtime, visiting local businesses to offer car washes for any employee that contributes to the fundraiser...