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Monday, Sep. 26, 2016
Miscues, turnovers prove costly for Choctaws (09/25/16)
A quartet of first-half turnovers -- including a pair of interceptions returned for touchdowns -- set the tone for the ballgame as the Indians pulled away in the second half before a pair of late touchdowns by Dyer County's second unit trimmed the Choctaw loss to 49-34 at Northside High School in Jackson on Friday night.
Strong second half leads Trojans past Hawks, 28-2 (09/25/16)
After suffering its first loss of the season a week ago on the road, Dyersburg figured to have an easy time bouncing back when facing winless Jackson South Side on Friday.
Choctaws should keep working, heads up (09/25/16)
The big takeaway this writer got from Friday night's trip to Jackson Northside is right above us in big(er) letters. Coming into this season, writers and realists knew this was not going to be an overnight turnaround for the Choctaws. While Dyer County has been close at times in every game thusfar, there is still plenty of work to be done for Whittle and his team...
Dyersburg sweeps Lady Cavaliers in District 13-AA action (09/25/16)
The Lady Trojans continued to dominate District 13-AA play, claiming a three-set victory over rival Crockett County on Thursday night at Dyersburg High School.
Lady Choctaws place sixth in Nashville, three medal (09/25/16)
The Dyer County Lady Choctaws placed sixth in the Tennessee Classic held at Percy Warner Park in Nashville on Sept. 17. In addition, three members of the Dyer County cross country team medaled in the event. Dyer County medalists were (from left) Anna Claire Lusk (sixth with a time of 20:09), Brian Hendrickson (27th in 17:37) and Kady Beth Leake (13th with a time of 21:05).
Dyersburg looks to get back on track after first loss (09/23/16)
The Trojans, after suffering their first loss last Friday night when they traveled to No. 2-ranked Liberty, will look to get back on the winning track tonight when Dyersburg hosts another team from the Hub City, the South Side Hawks, at J.C. Sawyers Stadium.
Another week, another ranked opponent for the Choctaws (09/23/16)
Coming off a disappointing loss to then No. 10-ranked Haywood last Friday night at Choctaw Stadium, things won't get any easier for Dyer County tonight as the Choctaws travel to Jackson to face the ninth-ranked Northside Indians tonight.
Northview pulls away in third to win Battle of the Choctaws (09/23/16)
Despite Northview being favored on Thursday night at Dyer County High School, Three Oaks made the yearly meeting of the two Choctaw middle school programs interesting, staying within four points for much of the first half before Northview's 16-point third quarter propelled them to a 34-14 win.
DHS' Gill medals at West TN Fall Classic at USJ (09/21/16)
Dyersburg Trojan cross country runner Jacob Gill was DHS' lone medalist in the West Tennessee Fall Classic in Jackson on Tuesday. Gill finished 11th in a field of 186 runners.
DMS holds off Crockett County rally to open busy week (09/21/16)
After jumping ahead by 20 in the first half, the Dyersburg Middle School football team had to fend off a resurgent Crockett County team before a late interception sealed the 34-16 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday night at J.C. Sawyers Stadium.
Lady Trojan Welch qualifies for region tournament (09/21/16)
During Monday's postmatch interview, Dyersburg golf head coach Zack Burdine was optimistic about the future of the school's program. He was given more reason to look forward to the future on Tuesday at Milan Country Club as Lady Trojan Erin Welch became the second Dyersburg freshman in as many days to qualify for next week's region tournament...
DHS golfer Bevis finishes second in district, team fourth in 13-A-AA match (09/19/16)
The Dyersburg boys golf team wrapped up its 2016 season on Monday in the District 13 A-AA Tournament at the Farms in Dyersburg, but one member of the Trojan links team will move on to next week's regional tournament.
Westview spoils Senior Night for Lady Trojans (09/19/16)
With the top seed in District 13 A-AA already in hand, the Lady Trojans looked to complete their regular season district schedule unbeaten, but Westview played spoiler on Monday night, upsetting Dyersburg 1-0 at J.C. Sawyers Stadium.
Dyersburg drops to 10th in latest poll after first loss (09/19/16)
Associated Press The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's six Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through September 19, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote:...
Crusader second-quarter roll leads to first Trojan loss (09/18/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com Sometimes all a good football team will need is to dominate one quarter in order to make a close game a lopsided affair and Liberty proved that true on Friday night, handing the Trojans their first loss of the season with a 48-19 setback after scoring three times in the second quarter...
Tomcats too much for Choctaws, 34-21 (09/18/16)
MIKE SMITH msmith@stategazette.com Entering Friday's contest against undefeated Haywood County, the Choctaws needed to play a near perfect contest for four quarters and avoid giving up big plays in order to add a blemish to an impressive start by the Tomcats...
Sweeps night for Lady Choctaws in tri-match (09/18/16)
The Lady Choctaws picked up a pair of wins on Thursday evening, sweeping both South Gibson and Ripley in tri-match action at Dyer County High School. Above, Lanna Moore goes up to block a Lady Hornet return attempt.
Three Oaks announces homecoming court (09/18/16)
Three Oaks Middle School announced their football homecoming court on Thursday night before the Choctaws game with Munford. Members of the court were (front, from left) Parker Hill, Amy Caroline Terry; (back, from left) Haley Hamil (7th grade maid), Sydney Taylor (7th grade maid), McKenzie Deere (6th grade maid), Marlee Thedford (6th grade maid), Homecoming Queen Blakely Mink, Zoie Springer (8th grade maid) and Jakya King (8th grade maid).
Lady Trojans top McKenzie, clinch top seed in district (09/17/16)
With the regular season and district schedule winding down, the Lady Trojans picked up their second 13-A-AA win of the week, topping the Lady Rebels on Thursday night by a 2-1 score at McKenzie. Both Dyersburg goals came off the foot of Meridith Kerber as the win keeps the Lady Trojans unbeaten in the district...
No. 6 Trojans head to No. 2 Liberty in battle of top-six teams (09/15/16)
Fresh off moving up in the Class 3A Associated Press Poll and off to their second 4-0 start in three years, the No. 6 Trojans will face their biggest test of the season -- thus far -- when Dyersburg travels down to Jackson tonight to face the No. 2 Liberty Crusaders.
Choctaws look to bounce back against No. 10 Haywood (09/15/16)
Coming off their longest regular season trip of the season which ended in a 12-point loss to Hardin County, the Choctaws will look to get back on the winning track tonight when Dyer County (2-2, 1-1) hosts No. 10 Haywood (3-0, 2-0).
Munford Middle School spoils TOMS Choctaws' homecoming, 38-20 (09/15/16)
The Munford Middle School Cougars proved to be too much for the youthful Three Oaks Choctaws, disrupting the home team's homecoming festivities to take a 38-20 win over the TOMS Tribe on Thursday night.
Lady Choctaws rebound with win at Gibson County (09/14/16)
Dyer County's soccer team bounced back after a tough district loss on Monday, taking a 2-0 decision at Gibson County on Tuesday night. "We played a lot better game than we had been," Dyer County head coach Cody Williams said. "This was our fifth away game in five days, so we were really feeling the effects of that. It was a nice little growing up experience."...
Trojans, Lady Trojans claim second at Huntingdon cross country meet (09/14/16)
Dyersburg had another successful day on the cross country course on Tuesday as both the Trojan and Lady Trojan teams claimed second at Huntingdon's meet. Dyersburg medalists include (from left) Matt Staggs (15th), Sarah Emery (5th), Jacob Gill (7th), Hannah Jackson (10th) and Cameron Buss (11th).
WTAC playoff hunt gets interesting for Northview (09/14/16)
Though the Northview Choctaws are in the middle of a bye week after claiming a two-point upset win at Lake County last Thursday night, the same Falcon team made things just a little more complicated for the playoff bracket makers on Tuesday night, upsetting top-ranked Union City.