Trio of Lady Choctaw seniors lead the Tribe in different ways
A big part of any team that has had the success that the state and nationally ranked Lady Choctaws have had this season depends on its leadership from its upper classes, especially the seniors. Dyer County's 23-0 roster has only three seniors, two of which start for the Lady Choctaws. Yet, in different ways, these three young ladies have been a big part of the success and turnaround of the Dyer County girls basketball program...
DC's Barlow named to Louisville Slugger preseason All-American team
Dyer County baseball standout Trysten Barlow has yet another honor going into his senior season with the Choctaws as he was named to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American Team. "This is the second year in a row as last year he was also a preseason All-American," Dyer County head coach Preston Ozment said. "With that, comes expectations. Like I told him last year, it just puts a bigger bull's eye on you."...
Dyersburg: No OTs needed in Milan sweep
Just 18 days removed from a pair of overtime games which Dyersburg split at Milan, the Trojans and Lady Trojans took care of business in regulation, sending the purple and white canines back to their doghouse with a pair of district losses on Tuesday night...
Familiar faces, old foes return on 2015 Choctaws slate
With the regions shuffling after the conclusion of the 2014 football season, the Dyer County Choctaws will have several familiar faces on their schedule when the season kicks off on Aug. 21. "I am excited about this new schedule," Dyer County head coach Barry Kendall said. "I am even more excited for our loyal fans who will get to see us play teams closer to home that we have not played in a while."...
Three local teams ranked in AP Polls
When the latest Associate Press Top 10 polls for high school basketball were released on Monday afternoon, the number of local schools in the rankings grew from two to three as the Dyer County Choctaws cracked the top 10 for the first time this season...
Second-quarter rally propels Northview to tournament title
All it takes in a one-game scenario is to grab the momentum at the right moment and capitalize on it, and that is what the Northview Choctaws did on Saturday afternoon, getting a late second-quarter run to take the lead then hold on for a 39-31 win over Union City in the West Tennessee Athletic Conference Small Area Tournament at Three Oaks Middle School...
Lady Choctaws claim WTAC title with defensive dominance
Though the Lady Choctaws put up more than enough points on Saturday afternoon, it was their defense that sealed the West Tennessee Athletic Conference Small Area Tournament title, defeathering the Lady Falcon offense on the way to a 34-13 victory. "We came out with a game plan," Three Oaks coach Tim Strayhorn said. "You know we like to play fast, but today we decided we were going to slow it down and play in a 2-3 zone."...
WTAC Small Area Boys All-Conference and Tournament Teams
Members of the Northview Choctaws pose with the championship plaque after their victory over Union City in the WTAC Small Area Boys Tournament Championship game. After the championship game, the members of the WTAC Small Area Boys All-Conference Team were announced. Above, members of the team were (front, from left) Lewis Harris (Union City), Brice Capps (Northview); (back, from left) Deonte Miller (Union City), Laquinton Wells (Three Oaks), Desmond Johnson (Lake County), Jefhry Taylor (Northview) and Cayden Stafford (Northview). Not pictured: Justin Moore (Halls) and Ladarius Cheer (Lake County).
WTAC Small Area Girls All-Conference and Tournament Teams
WTAC Small Area Girls All-Conference Team: Top, members of the Three Oaks Lady Choctaws pose with the championship hardware after their victory over Lake County in the WTAC Small Area Girls Tournament Championship game. After the championship game, the members of the WTAC Small Area Girls All-Conference Team were announced. Above, members of the team were (front, from left) Emily Finley (Three Oaks), Ayisha Hockett (Lake County), Alexis Atkins (Three Oaks), Mari-Hanna Newsome (Lake County); (back, from left) Katelyn Anderson (Three Oaks), Kelce King (Northview), Carlee Rivers (Lake County), Kendall Davis (Union City) and Gracie McVay (Northview). Not pictured: Sharee McMillian (Halls).
No.3-ranked Lady Choctaws hold off Munford, improve to 23-0
MUNFORD -- A game that both teams have had circled on their schedule since early December proved to be just as hard-fought and close as expected as the Dyer County Lady Choctaws held off a late Munford surge to defeat the Lady Cougars 50-45 to clinch at least a tie for the District 13AAA regular-season title on Friday night at Munford...
Choctaws cruise past Munford for district win
MUNFORD -- Dyer County jumped out early, taking a double-digit lead in the opening frame and never looked back as the Choctaws moved to 3-0 in District 13AAA with a 49-33 win over the Cougars at Munford High School on Friday night. "Tonight the name of the game for the boys was defense," Dyer County coach Derek McCord said...
Dyersburg struggles on the road in losses to Obion
TROY -- With two weeks remaining in the regular season, every game and its outcome is of the utmost importance as far as seeding for the upcoming District 13AA tournament is concerned. Piling up wins, or even winning the games a team is supposed to, can lead to a higher seed and room to breathe as the postseason arrives...
March will determine DC girls legacy
While it was not the double-overtime thriller that Round 1 between the Lady Choctaws and Lady Cougars was at Dyer County High School back in December, the orange-and-white girls' win over their district rival on the road on Friday night could go a long way to validating Dyer County's claim as one of the top teams in the state...
Three Oaks Lady Choctaws top UC, advance to tournament final
The Three Oaks Lady Choctaws advanced to the Small Area Tournament finals, dominating the first half on the way to a 52-21 win over Union City Thursday night at Three Oaks Middle School. "I thought we shot the ball well tonight," Three Oaks head coach Tim Strayhorn said. "We need to work on our rebounding and our defense is getting a little better."...
Northview season ends with loss to Lake County
The Northview girls season ended on Thursday night as the Lady Choctaws dropped a 38-24 decision to the Lake County Lady Falcons in the semifinals of the Small Area Tournament at Three Oaks Middle School. "Turnovers killed us," Northview coach Beth Ann Pope said. "They're a really good team."...
Trojans hold off Cavs for first district win
The Dyersburg Trojans picked up their first 13AA win of the season on Tuesday night, but it wasn't easy as the black and gold boys had to overcome a Crockett County rally then held off the Cavaliers to secure the 52-47 victory. "It's always great to come on the road and find a way to win," Trojan head coach Blaine Mahaffey said. "I am very happy for our guys."...
Dyer County sweeps Westwood
The Choctaws picked up their eighth win in a row on Tuesday night, getting a strong second-quarter performance on their way to an 80-59 win over Westwood at Dyer County High School. "If I could use two words to describe their boys' team, it would be long and athletic," Dyer County coach Derek McCord said. "We could tell early on that we were not going to have many easy baskets in the paint. I don't think I have coached a team that had our shot blocked as many times as we did tonight."...
Spreading his wings to fly
In the early summer of 2013, this writer witnessed a young Robin hop out of the nest, perch on a limb for a moment and then attempt to take flight. He fluttered, he flapped, but he just wasn't quite ready to go airborne. He settled to the ground with an unceremonious thud. ...
Taylor breaks school record in 60-57 win
A career and record-breaking night was what the Lady Trojans needed from senior Myah Taylor against Liberty on Saturday. The Lady Trojans got both. The UT-Martin signee set a career high in points as well as broke the school's record for three-pointers in a game as the Lady Trojans squeaked by the Lady Crusaders 60-57 in Dyersburg High School's Hooping for a Cure event on Saturday night...
Local baseball fans turn out for annual Cardinal Caravan
Nearly 700 baseball fans from the tri-state area turned out for the annual St. Louis Cardinal Caravan held at Dyer County High School on Sunday afternoon, greeting players from their favorite teams past and present. Active members of the Cardinals Kolten Wong, Greg Garcia, Cody Stanley and Carlos Martinez joined former St. Louis players Alan Benes and Cal Elred as they met with fans, answered questions and signed autographs...
Lady Choctaws move up to third, Dyersburg fifth in poll
ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's three Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through January 19, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote:...
Taylor breaks school record, scores 44 in 60-57 Dyersburg win
A career and record-breaking night was what the Lady Trojans needed from senior Myah Taylor against Liberty on Saturday. The Lady Trojans got both. The UT-Martin signee set a career-high in points as well as broke the school's record for three-pointers in a game as the Lady Trojans squeaked by the Lady Crusaders 60-57 during DHS's Hooping for a Cure event on Saturday night...
Tough times can lead to positive outcomes
The basketball season is gearing into overdrive and it's a great time to be a hoops fan in this area. The district schedule for Dyersburg High School is in full swing as, thanks to playing in a six-team 13AA, all the games remaining on the Trojan and Lady Trojan schedule have meaning and are very important in setting up the future for these teams this season...
DC celebrates homecoming with district sweep
Dyer County's basketball teams celebrated homecoming and aided their standings in 13AAA by sweeping a pair of games from visiting Brighton on Friday night at Dyer County High School. In boys' action, despite not having their two top scorers due to illness, the Choctaws kept a persistent Cardinal team at bay before taking a 68-56 win. Earlier in the night, the Lady Choctaws dominated Brighton for an 83-35 victory...
Dyersburg splits homecoming slate with South Gibson
Dyersburg High School celebrated its basketball homecoming on Friday night, splitting a pair of District 13AA games with South Gibson. In girls' action, the Lady Trojans defeated the Lady Hornets in a tight game, 54-51. In the nightcap, the Trojans rallied late before falling to South Gibson 62-57...