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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
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...
Dyersburg improves to 4-0 in district play (09/30/14)
After another dominating performance on the court, the Dyersburg Trojan volleyball team is now 27-5 on the season, and more importantly 4-0 in district play. The Trojans won in straight sets, 25-12, 25-20, and 25-7. Dyersburg met up with Brighton earlier in the season and defeated them, so they seemed prepared for the second coming of the Cardinals...
Choctaws shut out Golden Tide (09/30/14)
The Dyer County Choctaw soccer team pulled off a huge win Monday night, shutting out the Golden Tide of Trenton 1-0. Coach Sylvia Jones was more than happy with the victory, especially since the team scored one goal and still came away the victor. "It's a win," said the proud coach Jones, "when that other team is playing as hard as they played tonight. They wanted to win too. They played really hard, and we played really hard. Fundamentally, I think we're sound now."...
DC falls to 2-4 with 34-0 loss to Chargers (09/27/14)
The Dyer County Choctaws fell to 2-4 Friday night with a 34-0 loss to the Covington Chargers. DC could not get anything going on offense, turning the ball over five times throughout the game. Head coach Barry Kendall was none too pleased with the loss, and for that matter the team's current record...
Tough loss for DCHS, prime time for Cards (09/27/14)
It was a tough night for the Choctaws. The team could just not get anything going against the Chargers of Covington. No one can blame the effort of the guys, at least from standing on the sidelines for the entire game. They played their hearts out, and unfortunately Covington was the better team Friday night...
Northview improves to 7-0 with win over Three Oaks (09/26/14)
In a battle of the Choctaws, the boys from Northview prevailed. Northview won the game 48-20 against Three Oaks after getting out to a huge lead and never looking back. Before you could blink an eye the boys from Northview had scored on a 53-yard touchdown by Caden Stafford, a pick-six touchdown by Jefhry Taylor, and a 75-yard run by Stafford, making it 22-0 at the end of the first quarter...