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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Lady Trojans return to Dyersburg with Final Four finish at state tourney (10/25/14)
In five straight previous trips to the TSSAA Volleyball State Tournament, whispers were when seeing Dyersburg as the opening-round opponent it usually meant a rather easy win for the opposition. After the 2014 tournament though, one where the Lady Trojans secured a fourth-place finish, those same whispers have turned to respect for a program now considered serious contenders to capture a state championship in the coming years...
Trojans hold off Tigers, 35-21 (10/25/14)
Facing Ripley one week after suffering its second loss of the season, Dyersburg entered Friday's contest determined to avenge the defeat and get the 'Trojan Train' rolling in the right direction. Though Ripley made things interesting in the second half after trailing 18-0 at the break, Dyersburg stood firm and protected home turf with a solid, 35-21 victory on Homecoming night at J.C. Sawyers stadium...
Choctaws snap 4-game skid with 51-12 win over Wildcats (10/25/14)
The Dyer County Choctaws made a statement Friday night, defeating the Fayette Ware Wildcats 51-12. The Choctaws ended up with 517 yards of total offense, while allowing 235. DC started out big, scoring 23 points in the first quarter ignited by a Coley Campbell interception that was run back for a touchdown...
DHS cross country teams advance to state meet (10/24/14)
Dyersburg High School's girls and boys cross country teams both secured a spot in the 2014 TSSAA State Cross Country Meet by finishing third overall at the A-AA Regional Cross Country Meet at Obion County on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Individual medalists for the girls team were Aloysius White and Banita Simmons who finished 2nd and 10th overall, respectively. Other runners for the girls team included Hailey McKee, Amanda Dunn, Madelyn Saye, and MC Newbill...
Tigers end Trojans' season (10/22/14)
The Lady Trojans soccer team's season was ended last night, as the Lexington Tigers blanked the district champions 1-0. The lone goal was scored just minutes into the second half, which shows how close this match was. Head coach Musa Manneh was disappointed, but still very positive and happy about the way his team played all season...
Bulldogs take a bite out of Trojans, win 28-21 (10/18/14)
The Dyersburg Trojan football team lost a heartbreaker Friday night to the Milan Bulldogs, 28-21. The game was close throughout, coming down to a final possession and just a one-score difference, but in the end it was the Bulldogs coming away with the victory...
Choctaws struggle in second half, fall 42-17 (10/18/14)
After dropping its past two games without scoring a single point, Dyer County traveled to Savannah on Friday to face Hardin County in a key District 13AAA matchup. The Choctaws played much better than in previous weeks, especially in the first half, but the Tigers were simply too much to handle in the second half...
Cards end season, but memory made will last forever (10/18/14)
Soon after the Cardinals closed out the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight season, the opportunity arose to purchase tickets for Game 2 being played in St. Louis. While the thought of attending the game was rather exciting, my first thoughts shifted to my dad. ...
Trojans headed to state for 6th straight year (10/17/14)
A statement was made Thursday night as Dyersburg volleyball destroyed Liberty in straight sets, 25-6, 25-16 and 25-12. The win advances the Trojans to the state tournament for the sixth consecutive year. The team will leave Dyersburg on Tuesday prior to the start of the tournament...
Dyersburg knocks off Westview for district title (10/17/14)
The Dyersburg Trojans have won the class 13A-AA district tournament with a 3-1 win over Westview. After the game, head coach Musa Manneh gave every bit of credit to the players. "It feels great," said Manneh after the match. "These girls, the way they practice, the way they encourage one another, they come together as a team. To watch them do something like this is just something special."...
Lady Trojans advance to sectionals (10/16/14)
After back-to-back impressive wins, the volleyball Lady Trojans are prepared for sectionals tonight. Should the Trojans defeat the Liberty Tech Magnet Crusaders tonight, they will advance to the state tournament next week. Dyersburg started the night off with a 25-19, 25-11 and 25-8 straight-set victory over Chester County, and backed that up with a 25-17, 25-16 and 25-8 win over South Side to capture the regional title...
Trojans to play for district championship (10/16/14)
The Dyersburg Trojan soccer team is one win away from another district championship after a 3-0 shutout against Obion County Central. Rachel Clifft had two goals and Taylor Welch provided the other. Destiny Thompson provided the help with two assists...
Wilder named TSSAA Coach of the Year (10/15/14)
When it comes to coaching the game of softball, it's fair to say Steve Wilder has had a prettyspecial year. After leading his squad of Lady Trojans to an overall mark of 42-6 in 2014, in a season capped off when Dyersburg won its first team state championship in school history, accolades involving members of the squad began to flow in one after one...
Late mistakes prove pivotal in season-ending loss for Northview (10/15/14)
After running the table during the regular season to finish with an undefeated mark of 8-0, Northview earned the right to host Paris Inman on Tuesday at Choctaw stadium in Newbern in the quarterfinal round of the Tennessee Middle School Secondary Athletic Association (TMSSAA)...
Trojans pounce on Panthers, win 33-14 (10/11/14)
The Dyersburg Trojans improved to 6-1 Friday night, with an exciting 33-14 victory against the Bartlett Panthers. The Trojans ran all over the field, totaling 471 yards on 60 carries. In fact, they had a remarkable 319 rushing yards in the first half alone...
Choctaws no match for Chargers, fall 41-0 (10/11/14)
Facing Westview, a week after the Chargers were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten by Dyersburg, proved to be a recipe for disaster for Dyer County on Friday night in Newbern. The Choctaws, suffering through a tough campaign after several early-season injuries left the roster depleted and relying on younger players, were no match for Westview as the 41-0 final score indicated...
Still a lot to play for with three games left (10/11/14)
While the students at both local high schools spent the last week on fall break, those participating in a number of sports haven't had much down time. Though classes have been out, for those involved in football, volleyball and soccer, the time has come to rise to the occasion and get ready for the postseason...
Lady Trojans win district volleyball tourney (10/11/14)
The Lady Trojans of Dyersburg have now won their district four years in a row after a big win against Crockett County. The district champs won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-15, 25-10. When asked if head coach Marilyn Liljenquist expected her team to win as easy as they did, she was modest but confident at the same time...
Trojans start district tournament with big win (10/08/14)
The Dyersburg Trojans started off the district tournament with bang, sending the Milan Bulldogs home with an easy three-set victory, 25-5, 25-13, 25-7. The win over the Bulldogs was the third this season for the Trojans. "We knew we had a good chance to beat them, because we had beaten them both times during the season," said Trojan head coach Marilyn Liljenquist. ...
Ryan Roy is confident about a championship (10/08/14)
At just 16 years old, Ryan Roy is already driving like a Dale Earnhardt or Jeff Gordon. Ryan, who attends Dyer County, is second in points with the MSCA Sprint cars. The young man started off with a bang, winning rookie of the year when he started two years ago...
Biggest win of the season for Cardinals (10/05/14)
I wasn't at the football game Friday night, so I've got to talk about one of the best Cardinal games I've seen since 2011. You have the two best pitchers in the National League going toe-to-toe, however neither one acts like the Cy Young pitchers they are...
Charge denied: Trojans explode on offense against Westview (10/04/14)
Prior to kickoff against undefeated Westview on Friday, Dyersburg head coach Bart Stowe talked about his team needing to play well in all three phases of the game and keep mistakes at a minimum. If the plan came to fruition, chances were the Trojans would have a great chance to walk off the field with a huge win...
Local golf standouts wrap up seasons (10/04/14)
Erin Rausch and Daniel Booker have finished the 2014 golf season with impressive years. Erin had a tough first round at state Sept. 23, shooting a 95, but rebounded with an 85 the next day. Dyersburg Trojan head coach Randy Coffman talked about the tough conditions on the first day...
Dyersburg blows past Milan on Senior Night (10/03/14)
The Dyersburg Trojans didn't just win on senior night, they dominated. As their final night in the regular season as Trojans, seniors Kyndal Riddick and Kali Decker were honored before the game that turned out to be a blowout. Not only that, the win clinched the district title for the Trojans, as they look ahead to the state playoffs...
Trojans rested, charged up to face Westview (10/03/14)
After suffering their first loss of the season two weeks ago against state-ranked Crockett County, the Trojan football team used a bye week to get banged-up players healthy and also used the time to prepare for the stretch run of the regular season...