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Friday, May 27, 2016
Missed opportunities: Lady Trojan season ends with 2-0 loss (05/27/16)
The Lady Trojans' struggles at the plate returned to them at the worst possible time, as Dyersburg stranded five runners in scoring position -- one each during all but two innings of Thursday's game -- as the Lady Trojans dropped a heartbreaking 2-0 decision to White House Heritage in the TSSAA Class AA State Tournament in Murfreesboro.
DHS senior trio set the bar high for future (05/27/16)
After Thursday afternoon's tough, season-ending loss to White House Heritage in the Class AA State Tournament in Murfreesboro, Lady Trojan head coach Matthew Shearon summed up the impact the team's three seniors had on the program after their careers at Dyersburg High School came to a close.
Liljenquist sisters fall in Class A-AA Doubles semifinals (05/27/16)
The historic run for Dyersburg junior double tennis players Gracie and Tessa Liljenquist came to an end on Thursday afternoon when the pair fell in straight sets to Knoxville Catholic at the Old Fort Park tennis courts in Murfreesboro in the semifinals of the Class A-AA Doubles State Tournament.
Dyersburg's Simmons finishes in fourth in triple jump (05/27/16)
Despite not having a large contingent of Lady Trojan athletes this year at the Class A-AA State Track Meet at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Dyersburg senior Banita Simmons made sure that the black and gold were represented on the scoreboard as she placed fourth in the triple jump competition on Thursday morning...
Lady Trojans fight off elimination with 3-1 victory (05/25/16)
The Lady Trojans bounced back from their disappointing loss in opening-round action at the TSSAA Class AA Softball Tournament in Murfreesboro, correcting the early errors they suffered on Tuesday and passed the bat on the offensive side on their way to a 3-1 win over Union County in consolation bracket action on Wednesday morning.
Lady Trojan defense doing the dirty work for Dyersburg (05/25/16)
After two innings on Tuesday during the Lady Trojans' loss to DeKalb County in the first round of the Class AA Softball Tournament in Murfreesboro, the Dyersburg defense seemed to have some jitters as they played in the state tournament.
Lady Trojans get back to what got them to the dance (05/25/16)
The cliché that first comes to mind is "what a difference a day makes." Granted, it's not I or any of the black and gold faithful that made the trip up here on Tuesday afternoon can say that the Lady Trojans played terrible during their opening afternoon loss to DeKalb County because that would not be true...
Lady Trojan bats struggle as DHS falls in opening round (05/25/16)
While the Lady Trojans would like a repeat of their 2014 Class AA State Title run, Dyersburg's softball team will now have to do it just like they did two years ago after giving up some costly early runs and struggling at the plate which doomed the Lady Trojans to a 5-3 loss to DeKalb County on Tuesday evening in the first round of the 2016 TSSAA Class AA State Softball Tournament in Murfreesboro.
Lady Trojans face deja vu, do-or-die against Union County (05/25/16)
As the Lady Trojans head into this morning's win-or-go-home battle with Union County, the situation is not one that the juniors and seniors on the club have not been in before as they will have to fight their way through the consolation bracket after Tuesday's 5-3 loss to DeKalb County in the opening game of the TSSAA Class AA State Tournament in Murfreesboro.
Ross places 7th in decathlon, Simmons 9th in pentathlon (05/25/16)
After coming into this week's Class A-AA State Decathlon at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro seeded No. 12, Dyersburg High School's Jaque Ross climbed through the standings to finish in seventh place when the event ended on Tuesday afternoon...
Legendary Choctaw head coach Ab Davis passes away (05/25/16)
The Dyer County football community lost one of its most important and long-time members as legendary Choctaw head coach Ab Davis passed away on Sunday evening at his home. Davis, who is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sally Davis, came to Newbern High School in 1962 after spending time as an assistant coach in Henry County...
Lady Trojans open AA Tournament against DeKalb Co. (05/24/16)
With the Lady Trojans leaving the comfy confines of Doug French Field and Dyersburg High School on Monday afternoon, the DHS softball team will look to finish the work they have put into this season as they seek the school's second state title in softball in three years beginning on Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. in Murfreesboro.
Dyersburg State season ends with loss in district finals (05/24/16)
The DSCC Eagles' historic season came to a close on Sunday afternoon, as a walk-off single in the bottom of the night capped a Darton State comeback in the East Central District Championship Game as the Cavaliers took a 6-5 win over Dyersburg State to advance to the NJCAA World Series...
13th annual Youth Villages golf tourney held at city course (05/24/16)
On Saturday, May 21, the 13th annual Youth Villages FORE Kids Golf Tournament was held at the Dyersburg Municipal Golf Course. The tournament, held to benefit the foster children of Youth Villages, is one well supported by the business community, as well as many local golfers. This year the proceeds raised were approximately $8,000, and most of the money raised will go toward sending local youths to Lakeshore Camp in Eva, Tenn.
'Boro Bound: Lady Trojans head back to state after 4-1 win over Covington (05/22/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com For the second time in three seasons, the Lady Trojans will look to bring a state championship home to Dyersburg as the black and gold softball team advanced to this week's Spring Fling in Murfreesboro with a 4-1 win over the Covington Lady Chargers at Doug French Field on Saturday afternoon...
Trojans fall in substate action to JCS on penalty kick (05/22/16)
JASON PEEVYHOUSE jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com Despite falling in the Region 7 A-AA title game two days earlier at Lexington, the Trojans still had a shot at reaching the Spring Fling for the first time since 2012 but Dyersburg came up short as a penalty kick with 15 minutes left gave the hosting Jackson Christian School team all the advantage it would need for the 2-1 win over the Trojans on Saturday afternoon...
Dyersburg athletes punch ticket to Spring Fling (05/22/16)
Dyersburg track standout Banita Simmons and a trio of Trojan athletes advanced to the TSSAA Class A-AA State Track Meet next week, as they placed in the top two in five field events to earn automatic berths in the meets on Thursday and Friday.
Dyersburg adds Adamsville to 2016 football schedule in October battle (05/22/16)
While the larger effect of Jackson Central-Merry's closing will be felt by the students, parents and faculty when the school year ends soon, its effect on the sports community throughout West Tennessee will reach into the fall as teams have had to replace the Cougars on their schedule.
TCA ends Lady Trojan bid for trip to State Tournament (05/22/16)
After claiming the school's first Region 7 A-AA title in recent history last week, the Lady Trojan tennis team came up just short in its bid to join one of their doubles teams at the Spring Fling this week as they fell 4-3 to Trinity Christian School in Jackson on Thursday...
Adios and good luck our seniors (05/22/16)
With the school year coming to a close with Friday night's graduation ceremonies as well as the previous graduations throughout the area from grades K-12, another season is in the books as we head into the Spring Fling next week at MTSU and, for that matter, all around Murfreesboro from Monday through Friday...
Lady Trojans, Trojans vie for Spring Fling on Saturday (05/20/16)
After earning their way into substate action earlier this week with wins in regional semifinal games, both the Dyersburg Lady Trojan softball team and Trojan soccer will look to punch their tickets to Murfreesboro and the Spring Fling on Saturday when they play in substate action.
Trojans fall in Region 7 A-AA title game (05/20/16)
After giving up three first-half goals to the Tigers in the Region 7 A-AA Championship game on Thursday evening in Lexington, the Trojans were forced to battle back in the second half but, despite an early goal in the second 40 minutes from Coleman Self, Dyersburg was unable to overtake Lexington's head start as they fell 4-1.
Eagles' dominance continues, DSCC advances to title game (05/19/16)
The Eagle offense continued to impress on Thursday afternoon and a 17-run outburst by the Dyersburg State bats have the Eagles just one win away from the JUCO World Series as DSCC dominated TCCAA rival Walters State 17-3 in the finals of the Winners' bracket in the East Central District Tournament at Darton State in Albany, Ga...
DC co-ed's McKnight signs with University of West Georgia (05/19/16)
After being a part of the Dyer County co-ed cheerleading team's impressive run over the past four years, DCHS senior Annadel McKnight will continue her competitive cheerleading career at the collegiate level, signing on with the University of West Georgia on Wednesday afternoon.
Lady Trojans edge Chester County for 7AA title (05/18/16)
With homefield advantage on the line on Wednesday evening at Doug French Field, the Lady Trojans battled back from a two-run deficit then fought off a persistent Eaglette team as Dyersburg got an RBI groundout from Paige Jones in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead before shutting the door on Chester County for a 4-3 win in the Region 7AA title.