Choctaws bounce back against Wolverines
When the dust settled and Dyer County had dropped the season opener in lopsided fashion, Choctaw head coach Barry Kendall challenged his squad to simply get better. On Friday night in their first road test of the season, the Orange and White showed improvement, plenty of it compared to the way the team performed a week ago...
Dyersburg comes back in a big way
For Dyersburg, this may have been the biggest game on the map. The Trojans' only regular season loss last year was handed down by the Tomcats, and Dyersburg was looking for revenge. They got it, with a 39-18 win that was tough to watch at first, but quickly turned the other way...
What a night of pigskin
Now that's what I call an impressive night of football. The Choctaws head all the way to Memphis just to come home with an impressive victory for their first win, and the Trojans pull off an amazing comeback after most had written them off in the first quarter...
Lady Trojans put Falcons away in 3 sets
It didn't take long for the Lady Trojans to knock off the Crowley's Ridge Falcons Thursday night, as the Dyersburg volleyball team won in straight sets 25-16, 25-8 and 25-16. Despite the dominating performance by the Lady Trojans, head coach Marilyn Liljenquist is still looking for her team to improve...
Northview dominates in 36-0 shutout of Halls
The Northview Choctaws made short work of the Halls Tigers Thursday night with a 36-0 shutout. The Choctaws went up 22-0 before you could even blink in the first quarter, and would pile on the rest of their offense in the second quarter taking the eventual 36-0 final to halftime...
Two hat tricks improve Lady Trojans record to 2-1
The Lady Trojans offense was on full display Tuesday night, with two players scoring a coveted hat trick to lead the team to a 6-2 victory over Trinity Christian Academy. The win was special for the Lady Trojans, as they were beaten by TCA last season and hadn't forgot about it...
Lady Choctaws top Milan in 4 sets
The Dyer County Lady Choctaws volleyball team moved to 6-7 Monday night with a 4-set win over the Milan Bulldogs. The Lady Choctaws took the first two sets 25-16 and 25-23 before losing third set 25-23. Alexyss Lange led the varsity squad with 10 kills on defense, followed up by Anna Claire Garrett who had 8. On the offensive side of the net, Kelsea Tomczak showed off with 23 assists...
Dyersburg crushes JCM 50-8
The Dyersburg Trojans started off the season making a huge statement, defeating the Jackson Central-Merry Cougars 50-8. Dyersburg combined a huge rushing attack with an explosive defense along with an excellent performance by the special teams. With several players getting the ball, the Trojans rushed for 224 yards, while only passing the ball three times...
Choctaws fall flat in opener against Indians
Dyer County head coach Barry Kendall was more nervous than usual leading up to kickoff on Friday night in Newbern. When the game was over and North Side had secured an overwhelming 35-0 win over the Choctaws, Kendall realized there was plenty of work still to be done in order for his squad to be successful...
Week one is done
The anticipation is over. The first week of the high school football season is in the books. I can't speak about any other school, because I was in Jackson watching the Trojans battle it out with the Jackson Central-Merry Cougars, and I have to say, Dyersburg put on a show...
Lady Trojans even record with shutout
After a tough loss Tuesday night, the Lady Trojan soccer team rebounded in a big way, shutting out McKenzie 8-0 on the home turf. It was the first district game for Dyersburg, and head coach Musa Manneh was all smiles after the dominating win. "As well as they played two nights ago, they really deserved this one," said Manneh. "It was good to see on their faces the joy come back. Granted, we didn't play well the first half, but in the second half they were able to make it up."...
The boys of fall ready for kickoff
It's time. High school football will officially get underway tonight as Dyersburg will travel to Jackson Central-Merry at 7 p.m., while Dyer County will host Jackson North Side at 7:30. Both teams have worked hard since the end of last season to prepare for the opening of the 2014 season, and both head coaches are ready to play football...
Jones wins Mayor's cup
Four days after the Mayor's Cup championship was supposed to be decided, we finally have a winner. Chris Jones, who won the blue division in the match-play tournament held this summer, finished two strokes ahead to take down the trophy. The tournament was suspended due to inclement weather on Sunday, and resumed play on the 15th hole at the Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course Thursday afternoon...
Teams play in jamborees
Dyersburg running back LaDarius Rogan avoids a tackle by a Union City defender at Friday night's jamboree. The Trojans fell to the Tornados 21-7.
Plenty of miles, plenty of football
So I got my first taste of traveling greater Tennessee for football and I have to say I was impressed by the turnouts at both jamborees. Just a reminder, I'm very unfamiliar with the area, but I'm getting there. My adventure started as I headed to Jackson to catch Dyer County in their final tune-up before the season starts. Thank goodness for GPS because without it I would have ended up in Nashville watching a Toby Keith concert...
Going home never felt so good
While things have been busier than ever, for some reason this week it seemed as though a magnet was in place on the sports page, prompting the old sports guy to drop by to share a few lines on a few things going on in the local sports world. Though certain the upcoming football season had something to do with the magnet providing the tilt toward the old home base, but being honest about it, the local sports community has been missed more than you can imagine...
Mayor's Cup on Sunday
After months of driving, chipping and putting, a champion will be crowned at the Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course Sunday afternoon. The four division winners will tee-off from their respective tee-boxes, as they compete for the Mayor's Cup. In the hunt for the cup will be Chris Jones (blue division), Scott Wesson (white division), Mike Buckner (gold division) and Bobby Baker (silver division)...
Middle schools kick off football season
Three Oaks running back Gunner Carmack rushes for a first down during the Choctaws' game against Obion County Thursday night. The Choctaws lost 26-0 against the Rebels.
DHS has annual hamburger supper
A huge crowd was on hand Tuesday night for the annual hamburger supper that the Dyersburg Trojans have every year before the beginning of the season. The event is hosted by the Dyersburg High School Quarterback Club. Every year they invite all players, cheerleaders, dance squad members, band members and of course family and friends to attend the gathering...
DCHS almost ready for season
The 2014 high school football season is almost upon us, and the Dyer County Choctaws held a scrimmage on Monday night against a tough Paducah Tilghman team.
The Choctaws are getting their final reps in before kicking off the season against Jackson North Side on Aug. 22. And head coach Barry Kendall is happy with the team's progress.
TSSAA plans changes for 2015
Things will be changing in the state of Tennessee as far as high school football is concerned. The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association unanimously voted on Monday to use the alternate 6-class plan for classification. The ruling will effect the remainder of the classification period for schools in Division 1 through the 2016-2017 school year...
DHS prepares for season against Jackson North Side
In one of their final warm-ups before the start of the season, the Dyersburg Trojans scrimmaged the Jackson North Side Indians Friday night. The battle between the two highly touted teams wasn't about winning or losing, but about getting ready for the 2014 football season...
Are you ready for some football?
There's no denying it now folks, football is upon us. If you drive down the street you may see one of the local high schools practicing. If you drive down the interstate you'll probably see a college team prepping for the 2014 campaign. If you turn to a sports network it might drive you crazy, because the preseason is over-rated and every analyst has a different opinion about everything...
Renovations to stadium at DHS nearly complete
Thanks to hard work and a lot of support from the community, the renovations at Dyersburg High School are almost completed. For anyone that hasn't seen the wide variety of changes that have been made, be careful stepping in the school or into the bleachers on the football field. You might get lost...
Booker signs with Belmont
It's safe to say that it's been a pretty good week for Daniel Booker Jr. He just came back from winning the TGA Junior Championship, he is entering his senior year of high school, and as of this weekend he knows where he will be next year. Daniel officially committed to Belmont University to extend both his academic career and his dream of one day becoming a professional golfer...