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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
Lady Trojans score five straight in comeback win over Covington (08/30/16)
After a Lady Charger goal in the 29th minute of the first half, things began to look bleak for Dyersburg on Monday night. But, the Lady Trojans responded with a late goal in the first half then four more in the second half on their way to a 6-4 win over Covington at J.C. Sawyers Stadium.
Lady Trojans dominate in Brighton sweep (08/29/16)
Brighton was able to challenge the Lady Trojans in the first set early, but Dyersburg dominated the close of the opening frame on their way to a three-set sweep over the Lady Cardinals on Monday afternoon at Dyersburg High School. "It was a good night for us to work on our side of the net," Dyersburg head coach Marilyn Liljenquist said. "They have a new coach and they're rebuilding so it was a good opportunity for us to focus on our side of the net and work on our offense."
Trojans move to 2-0 after running past Ripley (08/28/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com It took an extra day on the calendar, but once the action got underway, Dyersburg had more than enough firepower on the ground even with the field still slightly damp after Friday night's rains with the Trojans taking a 35-0 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night at Ripley's Tiny Knee Stadium...
Second-half ground attack gives Whittle first win as Choctaw head coach on wet Friday night (08/28/16)
After scoring three times in the first half with starter Cooper Hurt throwing for two touchdowns, the Choctaws got the balance that head coach David Whittle spoke of wanting during an interview earlier this week, utilizing the ground game in the second half to limit the Cardinals possessions while the defense held Brighton off the board on the way to a 25-21 win at home on Friday night.
Second half of win shows that Whittle and the Tribe can have a balance (08/28/16)
If you've spent any time out these last few Friday nights, you would be hard-pressed to believe that we are in the dog days of summer. It seems like every Friday night since the football preseason started at the end of July, action under the Friday night lights has at the very least been affected by, if not totally postponed by, wet weather. This Friday night was no different as our local schedule gave us one postponement. In addition, lingering lightning led to multiple delays in Newbern...
Northview tops Halls Tigers in Choctaws home opener (08/28/16)
The Northview Choctaws moved to 2-0 on the season as a pair of first-quarter touchdowns set the tone for their 20-0 win over Halls on Thursday night at Dyer County High School. Above, Lane Etheridge looks down field on his way to a touchdown reception during the Choctaws' win over the Tigers.
DC freshmen fall to Covington (08/28/16)
Dyer County's fourth-quarter rally came up short on Thursday night as the Choctaw freshmen fell to Covington at Choctaw Stadium by a score of 20-12. Above, DC running back Jerrod Halliburton looks to pick up some yards during the Choctaws' second scoring drive.
Lady Trojan roll continues with third straight shutout (08/28/16)
The Lady Trojans continued their scoring spree on Thursday night, taking their third lopsided victory as Dyersburg defeated visiting Liberty Tech 5-0 at J.C. Sawyers Stadium.
Trojans' game with Ripley postponed (08/27/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com As heavy thunderstorms, rain and lightning moved into the area, school officials from Dyersburg and Ripley elected to postpone Friday night's scheduled meeting between the Dyersburg Trojans and Ripley Tigers football teams...
Dyersburg aims for 2-0 start tonight at Ripley (08/26/16)
Coming off a dominating performance on both sides of the ball last week against MLK-Prep, the Trojans will look to move to 2-0 tonight when Dyersburg travels down Highway 51 to face longtime rival Ripley. "Ripley is an old rival, we've been playing them forever," Trojan head coach Bart Stowe said. "Dyersburg and Ripley have always played.
Tribe hosts Brighton in final non-region battle (08/26/16)
Though there are plenty of St. Louis baseball fans that will be in the stands tonight at Choctaw Stadium, you can rest assured that this will be one night that the cheers will not be for the Redbirds as Dyer County welcomes the Brighton Cardinals to Dyer County High School for the team's home opener.
Lady Cougars too much for DC (08/24/16)
After a tough road loss for the Lady Choctaws on Monday at Westview, things didn't get much easier for Dyer County on Tuesday as the orange and white soccer girls ran into a tough Munford team, falling to the Lady Cougars 6-0 at home.
Trojans, Lady Trojans claim runner-up at Peabody meet (08/24/16)
The Dyersburg cross country teams had a successful trip to Trenton on Tuesday as both the Trojans and Lady Trojans came home with runner-up hardware in a meet with over 20 schools represented. In boys' action, Trojans Cameron Buss placed 11th overall with a time of 18:45 and teammate Jacob Gill was two spots behind him and just eight seconds off his pace...
Kerber scores four as Lady Trojans cruise (08/24/16)
For the second time in as many games, the Lady Trojans had little trouble with a district opponent, taking the lead (with a little help from their opposition) less than 40 seconds into the game on Tuesday on the way to a 7-0 win over visiting Crockett County.
Lady Trojans sweep Lady Tigers after 4-1 trip to Bulldog Bash (08/24/16)
After returning from tournament play in Middle Tennessee this past weekend, the Lady Trojans got back to their winning ways west of the Tennessee River, taking a three-set sweep from Lexington on Tuesday afternoon.
Lady Choctaws fall in five sets to the USJ Lady Bruins (08/24/16)
A valiant effort by the Lady Choctaw netters on Monday night was hampered by inconsistency as Dyer County rallied to tie the match on two occasions before falling to the University School of Jackson in five sets at home.
Dream Factory of Dyersburg hosts golf tournament fundraiser (08/24/16)
The Dyersburg Dream Factory chapter held its 4th Annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 20 at The Farms Golf Club. The golfers started out at 8:30 a.m. and enjoyed a great day of golfing. 'Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors for sticking with us through the rain -- we are grateful for the support of our community, as we all work together to bring Dreams to life, for one child at a time,' stated Dream Factory Area Director Gayla Lane. The Dream Factory board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at McIver's Grant Public Library. New volunteers are always welcome. For more information on Dream Factory, please visit: www.dreamfactoryincdye.org.
DC Sluggers win gold rings at Truman Tournament (08/24/16)
This past weekend the 10uAA Dyer County Sluggers went to Truman, Arkansas and competed in an all-day gold ring tournament. Members of the team are (from left) Carson Lamb, Cayden Runions, Trey Tarkington, Logan Tiszai, Walynn Maupin, Gavin Brimm, Jackson Perdue, Chase Lee, Landon Willis, Jon Thomas Brandeberry and Trenton Jones. Not pictured: Gavin Lynn.
DMS Trojans fall to Haywood Warriors (08/24/16)
Dyersburg Middle School head coach Trey Vernon talks to Trojan quarterback Graham Clark between plays during the team's 36-0 loss to Haywood Middle School on Tuesday night at J.C. Sawyers Stadium.
Dyersburg hosts Kickoff Invitational at the Farms (08/22/16)
For those that had a free Monday on their schedule, local golf links had a chance to see both Dyersburg and Dyer County golfers in action without having to drive far or to multiple venues as Dyersburg hosted the annual Kickoff Invitational at the Farms.
Trojans blow out MLK-Prep in opener (08/21/16)
MLK-Prep may be the team called the Rams, but the Trojans are the ones that did the battering as the Dyersburg offense controlled the tempo and the scoreboard throughout all four quarters of the black and gold's 63-0 win in the season opener at J.C. Sawyers Stadium on Friday night.
Choctaws fall on the road to Rebels in season opener, 32-13 (08/21/16)
McKENZIE -- Playing its first game under new head coach David Whittle, Dyer County traveled to 2A No.7-ranked McKenzie on Friday night. While the Choctaws came out of the gate firing on all cylinders in the opening quarter, the final three periods belonged to the Rebels as squandered opportunities doomed Dyer County's chances to earn their first victory.
Week 1 is in the books and the Trojans took care of business (08/21/16)
There's one thing that I can take away from the dominating performance which was seen at J.C. Sawyers Stadium on Friday night. It is good to see the Dyersburg offense firing like it was against MLK-Prep. True, this is not a team that is near the level the Trojans will see in the upcoming weeks...
Lady Trojans top Munford in three sets to remain unbeaten on the season (08/21/16)
The Dyersburg Lady Trojans remained undefeated on the young season, sweeping three sets from the Lady Cougars at Dyersburg High School on Thursday afternoon. The Lady Trojans took the opening set 25-17 then fought off a resurgent Lady Cougar team in the second set before claiming the frame 25-20...
DCHS netters rebound with sweep (08/21/16)
The Lady Choctaws bounced back from a tough five-set loss on the road on Tuesday at Medina to take a three-set sweep over visiting Halls on Thursday. "We're still just trying to find our groove," Dyer County head coach Shanna O'Bright said. "We'll play hot for a minute then we'll play not so hot for a minute."