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Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Time for the Trojans to get healthy before the postseason (10/23/16)
After Friday night's results at J.C. Sawyers Stadum and Lexington, it's a sit back and wait game for Dyersburg. With this year's bye week moving from Week 8 to this Friday night, Dyersburg has a unique advantage in having the final night of the regular season open on their slate...
Dyersburg clinches second place in 7-3A (10/23/16)
After going to the lockerroom with the score tied at a touchdown apiece, the Trojans made sure there it would not come down to a last-second play against South Gibson this season, scoring 28 unanswered points on the Hornet defense in the second half while the black and gold defenders had a trifecta of turnovers in the final 24 minutes to push Dyersburg to a 35-7 win on Friday night at J.C. Sawyers Stadium.
Lexington ends Choctaw season with 42-13 setback (10/23/16)
The Dyer County football season came to a close on Friday night as the Tigers eliminated the Choctaws from playoff contention in the orange and white's final regular season game, scoring 28 unanswered points during a 42-13 win at Lexington. "They out-physicaled us on both sides of the ball," Dyer County head coach David Whittle said. "They were the better football team tonight...
Lady Choctaw runners claim second straight Best of the West team title; head to region Wednesday (10/22/16)
The Dyer County girls cross country team capped their regular season with success on Tuesday afternoon, claiming the Best of the West Championship for the second year in a row. Each year cross country holds a Best of the West meet to combine district championships throughout West Tennessee, hosting A- AA and AAA schools...
Lady Trojans' state tournament run ends as Signal Mountain dominates close of sets to sweep Dyersburg (10/21/16)
The Lady Trojans fought hard through a tough loss on Thursday afternoon in the consolation bracket of the Class AA State Tournament at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, going toe to toe with the Lady Rebels in each set before late rallies by the Lady Rebels led to three straight-set wins by Signal Mountain to eliminate Dyersburg and end the Lady Trojan season on the second day of the tournament.
Trojans look to secure home field in first round in playoffs tonight (10/21/16)
It's been three years since Dyersburg's J.C. Sawyers Stadium has played host to playoff football and the Trojans can assure themselves and their fans that streak can come to an end in two weeks if the black and gold can defeat visiting South Gibson tonight in the team's final regular season game.
Dyer County heads to Lexington with playoff chances on the line (10/21/16)
With four games left in the regular season, the Choctaws found themselves sitting at 2-4 in Region 7-4A and on the outside looking in to the playoff picture. After winning the past three weeks in a row, Dyer County has a chance tonight to put themselves in the playoffs when the Tribe travels to Lexington.
Lady Trojans fall to Knoxville Catholic in second round; sweep Red Bank (10/20/16)
The Lady Trojan volleyball season will last at least one more game and one more day as Dyersburg assured itself of advancing to the second day of play for the third straight season by earning a split on Wednesday afternoon in the TSSAA Class AA State Tournament at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro.
Lady Tigers end Dyersburg season in region semifinals (10/19/16)
In a rematch of last year's Region 7-A-AA semifinal, the Lady Trojans were able to hold Lexington off the board for much of the first half until a pair of late goals set the tone for the Lady Tigers 3-1 win over Dyersburg at Lexington on Tuesday evening...
Lady Trojans will see familiar faces on opening day of Class AA State Tournament (10/19/16)
For the better part of the past decade, members of the Lady Trojan volleyball team have spent the third week in October out of class and playing in the Class AA State Tournament in Murfreesboro, becoming the standard bearer for rural West Tennessee volleyball. On Tuesday, Dyersburg's court rulers began their annual quest for the state championship as they make this journey for the eighth straight season.
TSSAA releases classification figures for upcoming cycle (10/19/16)
With the 2016-17 school year being the final season for athletic teams to compete in the current district and regions they are currently in, the TSSAA released the classification figures which, when finalized, will come into effect next fall with the 2017-18 school year...
Lady Trojans head to Lexington with season on the line in regional semifinal action (10/18/16)
After falling 2-1 in the District 13-A-AA title game last Thursday night at J.C. Sawyers Stadium, the Dyersburg Lady Trojan soccer team will hit the road in hopes of keeping their season alive as they enter Region 7-A-AA play today.
DC QB Hurt to be re-evaluated after upper-body injury (10/18/16)
The Dyer County Choctaws have been going with the philosophy of "next man up" when dealing with injuries over recent weeks and could be having to apply that mindset this week in regards to starting quarterback Cooper Hurt.
Stayin' alive: Choctaws battle back in second half to keep playoff hopes in tact (10/16/16)
With the Choctaws trailing by 14 going into halftime and without starting quarterback Cooper Hurt who left the game late in the first quarter with an injury, Dyer County was sparked by junior quarterback Dallas Parker who threw for three touchdowns and 263 yards as part of a second-half comeback that kept the Tribe's playoff aspirations alive with a 41-35 win over Obion County Central on Friday night in Newbern.
Trojans rebound to dominate McNairy Central, clinch playoff spot (10/16/16)
Dyersburg got back on the winning track on Friday night, earning a split in its two-week road trip to McNairy County by defeating the Central Bobcats 42-0 in Selmer.
Regular season-ending games will be big for local teams (10/16/16)
Coming out of Friday night's action in Newbern and in Selmer, we're at the end-point of the 2016 regular season for both the Trojans and Choctaws.
Brackets released for Class AA State Tournament (10/16/16)
The Dyersburg Lady Trojans as well as the rest of the eight-team field which secured spots in Wednesday's Class AA State Tournament did not have to wait long to find out who they would tip off against when the bracket gets underway at Blackman High School as the first-round pairings were announced on Friday.
Trojans take top spot, Lady Trojans place second at Westview cross country meet (10/15/16)
The Dyersburg cross country team had a successful day at Westview on Thursday as both teams finished at or near the top of the standings in the field. The Trojan runners claimed first place overall with the Lady Trojans placing second. In addition four DHS runners finished as medalists during the race. Medalists include Sarah Emery (seventh) and Hannah Jackson (12th) in the girls race and Jacob Gill (seventh) and Cameron Buss (eighth) in boys competition). Dyersburg returns to the course on Tuesday when the Trojans and Lady Trojans travel to Troy for the Best of the West Cross Country Meet.
Trojans look to get back on winning track in 7-3A contest (10/14/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com Coming off a showdown with Class 2A's top team in Adamsville last Friday night where the Trojans looked much stronger in the final 24 minutes of action, Dyersburg will look to carry that second-half momentum over into tonight's return to Region 7-3A play when the black and gold will once again be on the road south of Jackson as they head to Selmer to face McNairy Central...
The steak continues: Lady Trojans sweep Liberty to punch ticket to eighth straight state tournament (10/14/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com After a pair of dominating wins in the first two sets on Thursday evening, the Lady Trojans had to fight off a Lady Crusader team fighting for their postseason survival in the third set before putting away Liberty late in the third set to secure Dyersburg's eighth straight trip to the state tournament in Murfreesboro...
Lady Trojans fall to South Gibson in 13-A-AA final (10/14/16)
State Gazette The Lady Trojans were unable to bounce back from a two-goal deficit on Thursday night as South Gibson squeaked by Dyersburg 2-1 at J.C. Sawyers Stadium to give the Lady Hornet soccer team its first district title in school history. "The girls are still in it and now we'll go try for the region," Dyersburg head coach Musa Manneh said. "It's going to be a tough task going through Lexington -- who is a strong team."...
Tribe hopes to celebrate senior night with important win over Rebels (10/14/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com As the 2016 season begins to wind down, the Choctaws have fought their way back to the .500 mark and are still very much in contention for one of the four playoff spots coming out of Region 7-4A as Dyer County welcomes nearby Obion County Central to Choctaw Stadium tonight for what is a must-win for the Choctaws...
Three-peat times two: Lady Trojans beat South Side in four sets for sixth straight regional title (10/12/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com The path to the Region 7AA championship game this season may have seemed a little like deja vu for Dyersburg volleyball fans as the Lady Trojans swept 14-AA runner-up Lexington in semifinal action before claiming a four-set victory over the Lady Hawks on their homecourt in the finals of tournament at Jackson South Side on Tuesday night, making for a long, but successful night for the Lady Trojans who captured their sixth straight region title...
Lady Trojans outlast McKenzie to advance to title game (10/12/16)
Sometimes one goal is all you need and the Lady Trojans proved that on Tuesday night, claiming a 1-0 win over the Lady Rebels from McKenzie in the semifinals of the District 13-A-AA Tournament at J.C. Sawyers Stadium. The Lady Trojans lone score came in the first half on a Meridith Kerber penalty kick to give Dyersburg a 1-0 advantage...
Bartlett ends Lady Choctaws season in Region 7AAA semifinals (10/12/16)
The Dyer County Lady Choctaws' season came to a close on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Region 7AAA Volleyball Tournament as Bartlett claimed a three-set win over the Lady Choctaws. The Lady Choctaws dropped a hard-fought opening set to the Lady Panthers, who claimed the first set 25-20. Bartlett picked up the second set by a score of 25-16 then closed out the Lady Choctaws in the third set 25-13...