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Sunday, Apr. 26, 2015
Dyersburg's Howard signs with Blue Mountain (04/25/15)
Dyersburg basketball standout Jay Howard will be taking his talents to Mississippi, as the former Trojan has signed to continue his basketball career at Blue Mountain College. "It's a blessing," Howard said. "It's a great opportunity to get out of Dyersburg and make my city proud."...
Lady Trojan Sanchez signs with Bethel soccer (04/25/15)
Dyersburg Lady Trojan Amanda Sanchez has signed to continue her soccer career at the college level as she has signed to play for the Bethel College Lady Wildcats next season. "I'm excited," Sanchez said. "It's going to be fun there. I went and played with them. So, it's going to be like playing at Dyersburg. It's going to be like a family."...
Four-run Pirate first dooms Trojans (04/25/15)
Early runs from the Pirates gave Gosnell the start it needed as a late Trojan rally fell short as Dyersburg lost to the Pirates in Gosnell, Ark. on Friday afternoon. A pair of RBI hits and two errors got the Pirates going in the bottom of the first inning as Gosnell took a 4-0 lead after the opening inning...
For Dyersburg, there will never be another Coffman (04/25/15)
When doing a weekly column like this one, the first question that needs to be asked in the preparation process is "was there anything significant during the week that happened that can be discussed?" This week, that question is very easily answered as Dyersburg High School girls' basketball head coach Randy Coffman stepped down earlier this week to take the head coaching job at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro...
Dyersburg's Johnson signs with University of Jamestown (04/24/15)
Dyersburg Trojan Malik Johnson has elected to continue his football career at the college level and will head almost as north as he possibly can to do so, signing to play with the University of Jamestown. "It's a truly exciting moment for him and his family," Dyersburg head coach Bart Stowe said. "He has been a great member of our program for four years."...
TSSAA passes new limitations on in-season practice (04/23/15)
In a move that was designed to help protect high school football players during practice, the TSSAA recently passed new practice regulations for the regular season and postseason. These limitations include: Full contact shall be allowed no more than three practices per week...
Choctaws score five late to beat Christian Brothers (04/23/15)
One night removed from clinching the district on Senior night, the Choctaws rallied from two down to score runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth on their way to a 5-2 win over Christian Brothers High School on Wednesday afternoon at Newbern. "Getting a win against Christian Brothers is always good," Dyer County head coach Preston Ozment said. "They're one of the top teams in the state year in, year out."...
Choctaws clinch district on Senior Night (04/22/15)
A five-run bottom of the first inning proved to be more than enough as the Dyer County Choctaws celebrated Senior Night with a 6-1 win over Munford on Tuesday. The five-run district win was made even more special as the victory clinched the District 13AAA Regular Season title for the Choctaws. Dyer County has won regular season district titles in 13 of the last 14 seasons...
Trojans bounce back with win over visiting Cavaliers (04/22/15)
After dropping a tough decision on the road on Monday, the Trojans returned home and responded with a six-run first inning on their way to taking a 7-5 win over Crockett County on Tuesday. After Crockett County scored four in the top of the first, the Trojan offense retaliated in the bottom of the first inning, starting with an RBI single from Robert Worley to put Dyersburg on the board. ...
Lady Trojans fall to South Gibson (04/22/15)
With the regular season winding down, the Lady Trojans fell to South Gibson 5-4 in Medina on Tuesday in a game that could have far-reaching implications on the postseason. "Paige pitched well enough to win," Dyersburg head coach Steve Wilder said. "But, I will take credit for the two home runs. I went to the well once too often...
Dyer County falls to Lady Pioneers on Senior Night (04/22/15)
Four early runs proved to be enough for Gibson County as the Lady Pioneers held off a Dyer County surge to take a 5-3 win over the Lady Choctaws on Tuesday evening at Newbern. A leadoff walk to open the game came back to hurt the Lady Choctaws as Chay Poymer scored on a Macie Cole groundout to put the Lady Pioneers up 1-0 after the top of the first inning...
It's football time as Trojans kick off spring practice (04/22/15)
Spring is in the air and so are the footballs at Dyersburg High School as the Trojans kicked off their spring practice session on Tuesday afternoon in full pads at J.C. Sawyers Stadium. Above, Dyersburg head coach Bart Stowe (right) goes over form with Isaiah Gualdin (left) during group sessions on Tuesday. The Trojans will hold practice sessions through this week and next week. Dyersburg will conclude its second week of spring practice on Friday, May 1 when the Trojans host a scrimmage game with Munford.
Barlow strikes out 19 Cougars in no-hitter (04/21/15)
Dyer County senior standout Trysten Barlow has flirted with it twice, throwing a one-hitter in March and then a second one just last week in a district win over Brighton. On Monday at Munford, the Mississippi State signee got that elusive no-hitter -- and in impressive fashion -- striking out 19 Cougars on the way to a 2-0 win on the road...
Lady Trojans chip away at Milan lead in comeback (04/21/15)
Through the season, the Lady Trojans have found themselves behind usually using a big inning as a way to overcome the deficit. But, Dyersburg employed a different method as the team celebrated senior night on Monday night, scoring a run in three of their last four at bats on the way to a 4-3 win over Milan at Doug French Field...
Dyer County rallies past Munford for District 13AAA win (04/21/15)
Despite falling behind early, the Lady Choctaws rallied as Dyer County took a 7-6 district win over Munford on Monday afternoon at Dyer County High School. Above, Shelby Autry throws a runner out at first.
Lady Eagles dominate nightcap in split with Cleveland State (04/21/15)
After a rain-delayed split in the first two games of their series with Cleveland State a day earlier, Dyersburg State came back and earned a second split in their four-gamer with the Lady Cougars on Monday at Dyersburg State. After the Lady Cougars took the first game 7-2, the Lady Eagle offense soared in the second game, taking a 14-3 win over Cleveland State in the final game of the series...
DSCC Eagles take two of three from Cleveland State (04/21/15)
Despite dropping the first game of a series they needed to win by one run on Friday, the Eagles fought back to take the final two games against Cleveland State, keeping alive their hopes of a first round postseason bye. "I think it just say a lot about our guys not giving up," Dyersburg State head coach Robert White said. "We got down in a series that we have to win. Our guys knew what we had to do. We had to win this series to stay alive in the playoff hunt."...
Trojans drop 13AA contest with Cavs (04/21/15)
A five-run seventh inning could not get the Trojans past early Cavalier runs as Dyersburg dropped a 9-5 decision to Crockett County in Alamo on Monday in the first game of a 13AA home-and-home series. The Cavaliers took a big lead early thanks to Trojan errors as Jeremiah Nance scored on an error, then Seth Permenter reached on another miscue that allowed two runs to score in the bottom of the first inning. ...
Local Sports Schedule sponsored by Scott Self, DDS and Taylor Jarrell, DDS 285-8890 (04/20/15)
Monday Dyer County at Munford (Baseball, 6:30 p.m.) Munford at Dyer County (Softball, 6:30 p.m.) Dyer County at Munford (Soccer, 5:30 p.m.) Dyersburg at Crockett County (Baseball, 6:30 p.m.) Milan at Dyersburg (Softball, 5:30 p.m.) Dyersburg at Obion County (Soccer, 6 p.m.)...
Dyersburg drops doubleheader to Lady Patriots (04/18/15)
After dropping a pair of games to the Lady Patriots on Friday afternoon at Doug French Field, Dyersburg head softball coach Steve Wilder said the team had one goal for the day: to get better. "We had one thing to get done today and that was to get better," Wilder said. "Even though we lost two games, we got better today because we won't see two pitchers like that the rest of the year."...
Dyersburg Municipal to host C.W. Cummings golf seminar (04/18/15)
Local golfers of all ages will have a chance to improve their game by learning from a master golf teaching professional on Tuesday, April 28 as the Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course will host a golf seminar by C.W. Cummings of Tri-State Golf Schools. "I think it will be good for all kinds of golfers to attend this seminar and listen to him," Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course Superintendent Bobby Baker said. ...
Lady Trojans win George Hancock Invitational (04/18/15)
The Lady Trojan track team picked up another impressive win on its home track, winning the George Hancock Invitational on Friday at Dyersburg High School. Dyersburg's girls accumulated 149 points, distancing themselves from the second-place team, the Hutchison School, by 63 points. Dyer County's girls finished in sixth place with 33 points, only six behind fourth-place finishers University School of Jackson and Haywood...
A trip to Oakview was like a trip down memory lane (04/18/15)
Opening day is always one of my favorite times of the year. It is especially fun to see an opening day for a local Cal Ripken League, like on Saturday morning at Newbern. Those ballfields will always hold a special place in my heart, as well as many others who grew up playing there over the years...
Dyersburg answers Lady Cavs punch in district win (04/17/15)
After a dominating win last month in Alamo over Crockett County, the Lady Trojans got to see a different team on Thursday. But, Dyersburg answered a big Lady Cavalier inning with one of its own to take an 11-4 district win at Dyersburg. "We showed some maturity coming back and scoring some runs after they scored some," Dyersburg head coach Steve Wilder said. "But, that was the Crockett County I thought we would see over there. I knew they were going to be a good team this year."...
Dyersburg alumni Vernon takes helm of DMS football (04/17/15)
The Dyersburg Middle School Trojans will have a new head coach when the season kicks off this August and it is someone very familiar with Dyersburg football, as Trey Vernon was named the Trojans head coach earlier this spring. "I have been in Dyersburg since I was in third grade," Vernon said. "I played pee wee football here, middle school football, high school football and graduated (from Dyersburg High School). I also played a little in college."...