Lady Trojans fall to Briarcrest in USJ Tournament
First-year Dyersburg head coach Joel Ayers said during the preseason that his team would play good teams early and the Lady Trojans faced one of their tougher foes on Wednesday afternoon, falling to Briarcrest 61-49 in the first round of the University School of Jackson Thanksgiving Tournament in Jackson...
Dyersburg Elementary School's 'Little Dribblers' show their skills
The Dyersburg Intermediate School 'Little Dribblers' are preparing to show their skills! Coached by Dyersburg High School's Lady Trojan assistant coach Ashley Ayers and head coach Joel Ayers, these young female athletes have been practicing the fundamental skills of basketball, and will be performing during two of the Lady Trojans' basketball games in upcoming 2016...
Trojans move to 3-0 as DHS sweeps Peabody
A slow start and a foul-filled first half didn't slow down the Dyersburg boys as the Trojans played through the adversity and came away with a 71-44 win over the Golden Tide at Peabody High School in Trenton on Tuesday night. "It was good for our guys to be in a game like that," Dyersburg head coach Blaine Mahaffey said. "The way it was being officiated -- not saying it was right or wrong -- but just the way it was being officiated."...
Lady Choctaws rout Paragould; boys fall
Dyer County's girls moved to 3-0 on the season as the Lady Choctaws had three players in double figures with two more right on the doorstep as they traveled across the river to Paragould, Ark. and defeated the Lady Rams 71-30 on Tuesday night. "The really good story of the game was pressure defense and depth," McCord said. "We had good balance again."...
Choctaws' defense stops UC; girls fall in thriller
The Three Oaks Choctaws picked up their third straight conference win on Monday night, utilizing their zone defense to limit Union City's scoring opportunities to take a 49-29 win over the Tornadoes at Three Oaks Middle School. "Our man-to-man defense wasn't working," Choctaw coach A.J. Adams said. "They were a little bigger than us inside, so we went away from our man-to-man...
Trojans dominate Bolivar; girls fall to South Side
Dyersburg basketball fans needed only to drive less than 30 minutes down Highway 412 for some matinee hoops action on Saturday as the Trojans and Lady Trojans played in Hall of Fame action at Crockett County High School, splitting a pair of games with potential postseason opponents...
Choctaws, Lady Choctaws sweep Lake County
A trio of Dyer County starters were not in the lineups on Tuesday night when the Choctaws and Lady Choctaws opened the season at home with a pair of wins. But, those three players made their season debuts on Saturday night when Dyer County traveled to Tiptonville and made immediate impacts as each scored in double figures during a pair of lopsided Tribe wins...
Lady Trojans rally to top Memphis Metro
After trailing from nearly the opening tipoff, the Dyersburg Lady Trojans put together a rally in the third quarter to take the lead for the first time in the ball game against Memphis Metro on Thursday night. The Lady Trojans got timely three-pointers from Peyton Holland and Samariah Thompson to help put the Lady Mustangs away in the final frame during their season-opening 63-55 win in the Terry Glover Gymnasium at Dyersburg High School...
Thanksgiving approaches and it's time to gobble up basketball
You can almost smell the turkey cooking and the dressing being prepared (the second of which is, surprisingly, in my skill set). That's right, Turkey Day is just four days away and some of us are probably already fasting (or should be) in preparation for the feast which awaits us on Thursday...
Seven selected to play in West Tennessee All-Star Game
Seven local players from Dyersburg and Dyer County high schools were selected to play in the annual SportsPlus West Tennessee All-Star Game at Liberty High School in Jackson on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. The Dyersburg Trojans, who ended their season in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs, had four players selected to the team. Seniors Cort Teeter, Shamar Barnes, Bryce Gilmore and Robert Worley were selected to the game from the Trojans...
Lady Choctaws, Choctaws cruise in sweep of Lake County
The Three Oaks Choctaws and Lady Choctaws continued their winning ways on Thursday night as they took a pair of dominating games from Lake County at home. In girls' action, the Lady Choctaws took a 41-10 win while the Choctaw defense led the way for Three Oaks in its 54-21 victory over the Falcons. Above, Lady Choctaw Gracie Ayers battles with a Lake County player for a rebound as teammate Jametria Smith looks on.
Lady Choctaws, Choctaws sweep season opener
With both teams playing short-handed missing at least one starter, the Lady Choctaws and Dyer County boys both had other players step up to lead the orange and white attack as DCHS opened the 2015-16 regular season with a pair of wins on Tuesday night at home against Greene County Tech, Ark...
Lady Choctaw Hicks signs to play with Bethel Lady Wildcats
On the eve of Dyer County's season opener against Greene County Tech from Arkansas, Lady Choctaw senior Haley Hicks assured herself of not having to choose where she would continue her basketball career as she signed to play with the Bethel Lady Wildcats on Monday...
Northview's Kings lead Lady Chocs to win; boys roll
While girls' basketball players have been referred to as "queens of the court," the Lady Choctaws looked to a pair of Kings on Thursday night -- Kelce and Brooklyn -- as the two sisters scored two-thirds of Northview's points as the Lady Choctaws held off a late Lady Tornado rally to take a 30-28 win over Union City...
Three Oaks dominates in sweep of Halls Tigers, Lady Tigers on the road
Three Oaks picked up a pair of conference wins on Thursday night in impressive fashion as both the Lady Choctaws and Choctaws cruised to double-digit wins at Halls. The Lady Choctaws jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter on the way to a 46-15 win in the opening game while the Three Oaks boys got a big third quarter on the way to a 51-15 win over the Tigers...
Getting colder? Time to head into the gym
There is a crisp feel to the air that always seems to accompany the final snaps of the high school football season. Those brisk breezes tend to lead us not only to put on our warmer jackets (though this year not as much so as some seasons past ... yet) and head into the cozy confines of our local school gymnasiums for the start of basketball seasons...
Dyersburg, DCHS to host jamborees
Local basketball fans can get their first taste of high school hoops action on Saturday as there will be two venues hosting high school jamborees. The last warm-ups before the regular season gets under way start at 3:15 p.m. at Dyersburg High School as the Lady Trojans host the University School of Jackson in a contest that tips off the Sonic High School Basketball Jamboree. ...
Dyersburg's Worley signs to play college as a Skyhawk
Dyersburg baseball standout Robert Worley will enter his senior season this March with one less thing to occupy his mind as he signed on Wednesday to continue his baseball career at the college level at the University of Tennessee at Martin. "I'm excited and ready to go," Worley said. "Take the next chapter of my life."...
Trojans fend off Lion rally; girls fall
After jumping out in front, the Trojans were able to fend off a persistent Trinity Christian School team as a pair of late three-pointers were not enough to wipe away the Dyersburg lead as the Black and Gold boys claimed a 41-40 victory at Dyersburg Middle School on Tuesday night...
Charger drive ends Dyersburg's season in first-round heartbreaker
In a battle of attrition where Dyersburg's defense kept the Chargers in check most of the way at Covington on Friday night, the Dyersburg Trojans came up just short as a late, 80-yard Charger drive - highlighted by one big run by T.J. Smith -- put the home team ahead late in the game before an interception sealed Covington's 14-11 win over the Trojans in the first round of the Class 3A TSSAA State Playoffs...
So long for now, 'stat man'
Early Thursday morning while driving from one destination to another, the phone rang. The caller was a good friend with some sad news. As the drive continued, I was informed Charles Cowles had passed away. Startling, unexpected, and rather shocking at the very least, I had to pull over on the side of the road to make sure what I was just told was real. ...
Continuing the tradition: Trojans open 3A playoffs tonight in Covington
Though the road was a little more bumpy than they would have liked, the Trojans find themselves back in familiar territory as Dyersburg enters the playoffs for the 18th time in 19 seasons when they travel down Highway 51 to Covington tonight. "We'll take great pride in that," Dyersburg head coach Bart Stowe said. "It's a huge honor. It's a huge reflection of our assistant coaches and our players -- our players really buying in to do the right things and get it done...
DHS Quarterback Club hosts Playoff Bound Dinner
The Dyersburg High School Quarterback Club hosted the annual DHS Playoff Bound Steak Dinner on Thursday night in the Dyersburg High School Commons.
Lady Choctaws cross country advances to state
Carrying on a tradition that has been going since 2001, the Lady Choctaw cross country team advanced to the Class AAA State Meet by finishing second in the Region 7-AAA Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Shelby Farms in Memphis. "I'm proud of our girls team for qualifying for the state meet," Dyer County head coach Melissa Ray said. "Last year we had three real strong, young runners but lacked a good number four and five...
Northview hosts middle school jamboree
Three Oaks and Northview Middle Schools wrapped up their preseason schedules on Monday with jamboree action at Northview Middle School. Northview's girls won both of their contests - 22-8 over Lake County and 25-2 over Halls - while the Northview boys tied Lake County 25-25 and defeated Halls 18-14. Three Oaks was swept by Union City as the girls lost 21-12 and the boys fell 17-8.