Choctaws, Trojans prepare for scrimmages
Week 1 of the Tennessee high school football season is rapidly approaching and both the Dyersburg Trojans and Dyer County Choctaws are getting their preseason workouts in which will culminate on Friday with the opening scrimmages for both squads.
Northview, Three Oaks end week with 7-on-7 action
Thursday evening was a night full of football for Choctaw fans of all levels. While the high school team practiced on their field adjacent to Choctaw Stadium, the two feeder schools - along with Union City and Haywood - met in 7-on-7 action to bring an end to a week of practice for the county's two middle school teams. Above, Northview quarterback Drae Stafford rolls out and looks for a receiver during action against Three Oaks; right, Three Oaks head coach Chris Eaves (left) goes over a route with Choctaw receiver Tre Patterson. Three Oaks opens its season on Aug. 11 when the Choctaws host Obion County while Northview will open on the road at Bemis on Aug. 16.
Preseason slate looks to have one lesson in mind
One of the things that coaches can stress that their teams will need to learn how to do going into a season of any sport is that their players will need to learn how to win away from the comfy and familiar confines of their own home field/court. In the scheduling of this year's preseason, you can see that Dyersburg and Dyer County's skippers took that to heart as neither team will be at home in either week of scrimmages leading up to jamboree action on Aug. ...
Winners of Jon Coffman Memorial Golf Tournament announced
Recently held at The Farms Golf Club, located at 2100 Clubhouse Drive, was the Jon Coffman Memorial Golf Tournament. Among the many prizes awarded during the event, was a $40,000 Ford truck. The large prize was sponsored by Gene Langley Ford of Humboldt and Ermco in Dyersburg and was offered as a hole-in-one prize on hole No.10. ...
Dyersburg Trojans acclimating in second week of football preseason
With the start of the high school football season now under 30 days away, the Dyersburg Trojans took steps this week to get closer to being ready for the Aug. 19 home opener with MLK-Prep as the team went through the three-day acclimation period this week and will conclude with two-a-days today.
Whittle pleased after 7-on-7 with Halls
The Dyer County Choctaws got their busy early week schedule off to a good start on Monday night as the team hosted 7-on-7 action with Halls. "I thought it went pretty well," Dyer County head coach David Whittle said. "The kids competed well and, you know, execution can always get better this time of the year."
Tomahawks' win on Monday night completes championship-filled weekend for local teams
After three innings of tightly-contested action, the Dyer County Tomahawks 17-and-under team broke the game open in the fourth inning, scoring three runs before adding on eight more in the seventh inning on the way to a 12-1 win over Dyersburg in the finals of the Dixie Boys State Tournament at Dyersburg High School.
Seven runs in seventh give Dyersburg AL All-Stars state title
Entering the seventh inning with the game still in question and the score tied at 3-3, the Dyersburg American League All-Stars answered by letting their bats speak for them as the team put up seven runs in their final at bat of the tournament to take a 10-3 win over Halls in the Dixie Boys 14-and-under State Tournament at the Ed Wright Baseball Complex in Dyersburg.
Tomahawks dominate the field to win 13-and-under title
With a dominating 11-0 win on Friday setting the tone, the Dyersburg Tomahawks continued that offensive outburst, getting a 17-3 win over Halls on Saturday before taking a 12-0 win in the 2016 Dixie Boys 13-and-under State Tournament final at the Ed Wright Baseball Complex in Dyersburg.
Full day of baseball for teams at state tourneys
Local baseball fans had plenty to fill their Friday as four tournaments began in Dyersburg with three of them showcasing local high school players and younger.
While there was not a local team in the 19-and-under State Tournament at Dyersburg State, two 17-and-under Dixie Boys teams opened play on Friday at Dyersburg High School while a pair of 14-and-under Dyersburg All-Star teams and the 13-and-under Tomahawks got the two state tournaments started on Friday at the Ed Wright Baseball Complex.
Thoughts after a week of preseason football practices
The travel down the road to Week 1 got underway this week as our local teams got back to the practice field on Monday. It is good to see the teams take to the field and know that, within the next month of these words being read, that we will be on the doorstep of season openers here for Dyer County and Dyersburg as well as the three middle schools within our county...
Dyersburg State signs cheer team members for 2016-17
Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) held a signing event for six student-athletes to participate on the cheer team for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Signees include Celisa Highsmith of Covington, Kendra Lyte of Dyersburg, Andrew Tennant of Dyersburg, Lania Theus of Ripley, Kelly Topoiski of Dyersburg and Brianna Weidenbach of Martin...
13-under, 17U teams part of a busy weekend in Dyersburg
In addition to 14-and-under and 19-and-under state tournament action going on this weekend, two more tournaments will begin today here in Dyersburg.
Newbern All-Stars win 10-and-under Silver State Tournament
The Newbern 10-and-under Cal Ripken All-Stars won the 2016 Cal Ripken Silver Division State Tournament in McKenzie on Monday night. Members of the team are (front, from left) Spencer Talbot, Kole Fenton, Jack Smith, Moxon Peevyhouse, Luke Robertson; (middle, from left) Tucker Rowell, Drew Ladd, Trey Tarkington, Braden Turnbow, Landon Burnette, Eli Powell; (back, from left) coaches Brian Peevyhouse and Jason Powell. Not pictured: coach Harold Fenton.
Dyersburg well-represented at Dixie Boys State Tournament this weekend
Despite facing a 14-team field when action gets underway on Friday, Dyersburg's Dixie Boys all-stars will have a 1-in-7 shot of advancing to the World Series later this month as two teams locally will faceoff in two different brackets.
Three Oaks, Northview middle schools begin preseason workouts
Both Northview and Three Oaks middle school football teams began their preseason this week as they get ready for season openers in August. Above, Three Oaks assistant coach David Hendren runs the team through warmup drills on Tuesday afternoon; right, Northview receiver Easton Mosley looks to make a catch during position drills on Tuesday afternoon.
Choctaws, Trojans begin preseason work
With the TSSAA dead period officially in the books, football teams from Dyersburg and Dyer County took the field on Monday to begin their journey to Aug. 19 and Week 1 of the gridiron season.
Newbern Rookie All-Stars prepare for Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Tourney in Martin
The Newbern Rookie League 8-and-under All-Stars got their final workouts in on Monday as the team prepares to make the short trip over to Weakley County for the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Tournament at the Martin Recreational Complex.
Business is about to pick up for local teams
With the dead period ending today, the preseason push will begin for local high school and middle school football teams as the coaches and players get ready for the upcoming season which gets underway in mid-August.
DCHS' multipurpose facility nearing completion
With the school year approaching at the end of this month as well as football and other fall sports getting ready to get their preseason preparation underway at Dyer County High School, the school's new multipurpose facility is nearing completion and is expected to be ready to use later this month.
The dead period is over, it's time for preseason football
Memories can take several forms as you journey through life. With TSSAA's dead period annually ending the Monday after the celebration of Independence Day, the current generation of student athletes will likely have their memories of the start of football season triggered by that initial Monday after the fireworks are shot off...
Trimble Lions Club hosts Cornhole tournament
Prior to the start of the Independence Day festivities held on July 4, the Trimble Lions Club hosted the fifth annual Cornhole tournament. Above, participants in the tournament warm up prior to the event; right, the winning teams in the tournament were (from left) ) Grant Stark and Yuri Davis (third place), Conner Hurt and Cooper Hurt (first place) and Robert Bagwell and Ben Sturdivant (second place).
Dixie Youth 11-12 All-Stars win District Ozone Tournament
The Dyersburg Dixie Youth 11-12-year-old All-Stars brought home the Gold this past weekend in Brighton in District Ozone Tournament. The team is now headed to State in Loretto on July 14-19 and will have a Car Wash/Yard Sale and Bake Sale this Saturday July 9 at Eye Care Group Parking Lot across from Dyersburg High School to begin at 8am to help the team in travel expenses to State. Members of the team are (front, from left) Joey Barnett, Ty Beavers, Hayden Hutcheson, Bobby Clifton, James Scott Halterman, Heath Whitney; (back, from left) Liam Huke, Dilynn Smith, Hunter Box, Noah Muncrief, Bruce Baird and Brandon French.
Dyersburg 9-10 All-Stars win AAA District Championship
The Dyersburg 9-10-year-old All-Stars recently won the 2016 AAA District Tournament. The team will now advance to the state tournament in Rockwood on July 14. Members of the team are (front, from left) Gavin Davis, Landon Daniels, Oshad Murphy, Jake Reed, Zade Hunsley, Taylor Dunn; (middle, from left) Jake Shanklin, Brady Byars, Seth Daniels, Noah Neal, Jordan Williamson, Colton Hays; (back, from left) coaches Shayne Binkley, Jason Reed and Barry Daniels. Not pictured: Chad Neal.
Team Reed boxers win medals at Jr. Olympics
The members of Dyersburg's Team REED Boxing Club had a busy week last week in the 2016 National Junior Olympics as the team brought home multiple medals from the competition. Leading the way, Teagan Reed (right) not only won the gold medal in the 70-pound division, but was also awarded Under Armour's Most Outstanding Female Boxer in the 8-10-year-old division. Braden Reed (left) also brought home the silver medal, placing second in the 15-16-year-old, 101-pound division with a split decision in the championship bout. In addition, Kevon Brown (15-16, 132 lbs) also added a bronze medal to his collection, after winning the gold in 2015. During the past two years, Team REED Boxing Club Has now brought home six Junior Olympic National Medals.