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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Streakbuster: Lady Choctaw season ends at 30-1 with semifinal loss (02/26/15)
More than their 30-game winning streak was on the line for the No. 3-ranked Lady Choctaws on Wednesday night, but their season and a substate berth were also up on the line in the Region 7AAA semifinals at Munford High School. Despite holding a halftime lead, the Dyer County girls fell victim to a strong second-half performance from Arlington, in which the Lady Tigers dominated the boards down the stretch to secure the 61-51 upset win, ending the Lady Choctaws' state tournament hopes with a record of 30-1.. ...
Arlington ends overachieving Choctaws' season in semis (02/26/15)
The Dyer County Choctaws may have entered the season with thoughts of rebuilding, but looked, instead, on Wednesday night to secure a substate berth before falling victim to a Tiger team looking to return to Murfreesboro itself, as Arlington pulled away in the second quarter on the way to a 75-52 win in the Region 7AAA Tournament at Munford...
Lady Choctaws advance, remain unbeaten with 88-70 win over Bolton (02/25/15)
After ripping their way through the District 13AAA tournament, it only seemed fair the competition would improve in the opening round of the Region 7AAA tournament for the Lady Choctaws. While Bolton did provide a challenge, the game ended the same way the 29 prior games had as DC won its 30th straight game of the season. ...
Choctaws hold off Bartlett, 82-70 (02/25/15)
At Dyer County, this was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Choctaws. If so, somebody forgot to hand out the memo to Derrion Cliff and his Choctaw teammates. On Tuesday, the Choctaws not only avenged one of their four losses on the season when defeating Bartlett 82-70, they also advanced to the Region 7AAA semifinal today in Munford where they will face Arlington in a game scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m...
Dry spell ends Trojan season at Lexington in quarterfinals (02/25/15)
A strong start by the Trojans was hampered by a pair of sluggish quarters in the middle of the Region 7AA Quarterfinals on Tuesday night, leading to a 58-45 victory for the Lexington Tigers on their home court to end the Dyersburg season. "We just hit a lull there towards the end of the first half and into the third quarter," Dyersburg head coach Blaine Mahaffey said. "We struggled a little bit offensively and it showed."...
Heartbreaker: Bolivar surge ends Lady Trojan season in region quarters (02/24/15)
Though the Lady Trojans controlled the tempo throughout the first 16 minutes on Monday night, Bolivar's strong second-half performance was enough as the Lady Tigers held off a last-minute Dyersburg effort to take the 55-54 win in the Region 7AA Quarterfinals at Bolivar...
Hornet comeback not enough as Trojans claim third in 13AA (02/23/15)
With third place on the line, as well as being able to avoid opening the Region 7AA tournament on the home floor of the defending AA State Champion South Side Hawks, Dyersburg fought back from a second-half rally by South Gibson to defeat the Hornets 53-51 in the District 13AA Consolation game on Sunday afternoon at Westview High School...
Choctaws overcome Hardin County rally to win tourney title (02/23/15)
The Dyer County lead seemed secure at the half until a 13-0 run by the Tigers put Hardin County in position to steal the title from the Choctaws. But, a dominating fourth-quarter performance by the Choctaws gave the orange and white 13AAA hosting team an 82-61 win in the district championship game on Saturday night...
Lady Choctaws stay perfect with 57-42 win in district title game (02/21/15)
It is hard to beat a good team three times in one season, but the Lady Choctaws used their third meeting with Munford to turn in their most decisive victory over their rival of the season, jumping out to a commanding lead early on the way to a 57-42 win in the District 13AAA Championship game at Dyer County High School on Saturday afternoon...
District 13AA postponed again, set for Sunday (02/21/15)
With the temperatures not reaching their previously forecasted highs on Saturday and Westview High School's parking lot still messy with ice and slush, the Boys District 13AA Tournament was postponed on Saturday night with the games being moved to Sunday afternoon...
Tournament action heats back up after a week of Hoth-like weather (02/21/15)
While one of the better aspects of covering basketball has always been being able to avoid the elements and hide within the safety of a local gymnasium while watching two teams battle it out, sometimes Mother Nature decides to remind us all that weather is one thing humans have never been able to control and probably never will...
13AAA tournament to be decided on warmer-forecasted Saturday at DCHS (02/19/15)
Weather forecasters have finally brought good news to local fans that are suffering from postseason basketball withdrawals. Though precipitation is being forecasted again on Friday night, a warm front will push temperatures up into the 50s by Saturday afternoon, allowing for the area's district brackets to finally get completed two days before the scheduled start of the regional tournaments...
Trojans set to face Hornets Saturday afternoon (02/19/15)
Just over a week after playing in the District 13AA semifinals last Friday night at Westview High School, the Dyersburg Trojans will look to secure third place in the district as they take on South Gibson in the 13AA consolation game on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m...
Wintry weather causes further tournament delays (02/17/15)
Despite decreased precipitation, the low temperatures in West Tennessee on Monday and Tuesday have caused not only the accumulation to stick around, but have caused further delays in the postseason tournament schedule.
Mother Nature forces delays in tournaments (02/16/15)
With wintry weather hitting West Tennessee late Sunday night and early Monday morning, the accumulation has caused district tournaments to postpone games for multiple days. But, with the regional tournaments scheduled to begin on Friday with girls' quarterfinal action, the TSSAA has shifted the region tournament schedule to accommodate the teams who have had delays...
Lady Trojans dominate South Gibson to claim third place; await 14AA runner-up (02/16/15)
With third place in the district on the line, a dominant conclusion to the first half was just what the Lady Trojans needed, as their late second-quarter run allowed them to pull away and take a 56-27 victory over the Lady Hornets in the District 13AA Consolation game on Saturday night at Westview High School...
Trojans fall to top-seeded Westview in semis (02/14/15)
After securing their first regional tournament berth in four years earlier in the week, the Trojans looked to upset the top-seeded Chargers in the District 13AA semifinals at Westview on Friday night. But, a late first-half run by the Chargers gave the Westview boys breathing room before they pulled away late for an 81-52 win...
Choctaws pull away late to top Munford (02/14/15)
The Dyer County Choctaws are no stranger to district championship games, reaching the finals each of the last eight seasons dating back to their days in 13AA in 2007. Though the tempo of the game was slower than the Orange and White would prefer, the Choctaws pulled away in the second half to take a 52-27 win over Munford on Friday night in the semifinals of the District 13AAA Tournament at Dyer County High School...
Last night of district the most important (02/14/15)
Since there have not been any major surprises in the district tournaments for our local teams, some may feel that there are a few less storylines to follow leading into the second week of the postseason. Cue Mother Nature. This is always one of those times of the year when the last thing basketball fans, coaches, players and sportswriters alike do not want to see is a weather forecast that is calling for wintery accumulation on nights when there is somewhere we want or need to be and teams whose fate depends on how they do that night.. ...
Lady Choctaws open 'second season' with win (02/13/15)
Though the Lady Choctaws have seen their share of success throughout their 27-0 regular season, the Dyer County girls got their "second season" off to a dominating start, defeating the Brighton Lady Cardinals 93-45 in the semifinals of the District 13AAA Tournament at Dyer County High School on Thursday night...
Dyersburg falls to Crockett in 13AA semifinals (02/13/15)
Six days ago, second place in the district was on the line when the Lady Trojans faced the Lady Cavaliers. With a berth in the District 13AA Tournament finals on the line on Thursday night, the Lady Trojans battled from 10 down in the second half, but could not hold on as Crockett County escaped with a 49-44 win over Dyersburg at Westview High School in the 13AA semifinals...
DSCC's Bowyer lobbies alongside fellow presidents for better education standards (02/13/15)
Dr. Karen A. Bowyer, president of Dyersburg State Community College, showed her support for continuing Tennessee's commitment to higher K-12 academic standards, by attending a joint press conference at the state capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Bowyer was among 13 presidents of Tennessee's community colleges that attended and publicly signed a letter of support that emphasizes the need to prepare students for college and/or the workforce...
Strong second half puts Dyersburg boys in semis (02/11/15)
Playing to a stalemate in the first half, the Trojans weathered a stormy third quarter before dominating the final eight minutes on the way to a 61-45 victory in the quarterfinals of the 13AA Tournament at Dyersburg High School. "Our kids came out in the second half with a sense of urgency," Dyersburg head coach Blaine Mahaffey said. "That was huge and that was something we had talked about."...
Dyersburg girls steamroll Milan to advance (02/11/15)
After a pair of disappointing losses last week in district play, the Lady Trojans left nothing to chance with their season on the line, dominating Milan from start to finish to take a 62-34 win in the quarterfinals of the District 13AA Tournament at Dyersburg...
DC cheerleaders receive a champions welcome home (02/11/15)
Dyer County High School, along with representatives from the Dyer County and Newbern city government, the central office and the community, celebrated the return of the 2015 world and national champion coed cheerleading squad on Tuesday afternoon with a celebration in their honor...