Cavaliers capitalize on Trojan miscues, win 35-21
ALAMO -- Facing No.5-ranked Crockett County on Friday, Dyersburg needed to play well in all three phases of the game as well as keep the mistakes at a minimum. Unfortunately for the Trojans, though they played well, key mistakes in the second half proved to be too much to overcome as the Cavaliers extended their winning streak to five games with a 35-21 win in front of a capacity crowd in Alamo...
Choctaws can't hold first-half lead, lose 24-7
It was an up-and-down night for the Dyer County Choctaws Friday, as they fell to 2-3 after a 24-7 loss to the Munford Cougars. It was a defensive battle throughout the first half, with both teams scoring just 10 points combined. Head coach Barry Kendall was displeased with the play of his team...
Tough week for football
Each and every week it seems like the competition of local football gets tougher and tougher. Don't get me wrong, it's great to see a great football team whether it be one of the teams we cover in the paper or a team that's dang near in Memphis. After what has gone on so far this season, there's no doubt that the level of play is rising by the second, and we should tip our hats, visors or even helmets to the Friday-night warriors...
DC's Barlow shuns Rebels in favor of Bulldogs
As a sophomore at Dyer County High School, Trysten Barlow garnered a lot of attention for his exploits on the baseball field. The attention from SEC colleges including Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, LSU and Tennessee was an overwhelming indication the left-handed hurler with a blistering fastball was on the fast track to success after high school...
'Trojan Train' rolls into Alamo looking to extend winning streak
At the beginning of every high school football season, there are certain games circled as ones providing a measuring stick as to where a team stands. Well pigskin fans, one of those circled games has arrived. Tonight against Crockett County, the 'Trojan Train' steamrolls into Alamo looking to improve on a 4-0 mark to start the season. ...
Choctaws crush Caruthersville, extend winning streak to six games
The Northview Choctaws remain undefeated after a dominating win over the Caruthersville Tigers. The Choctaws scored early and often against the Tigers starting the game off with a touchdown at the 7:36 mark in the first quarter. Immediately after that, the Choctaws defense got the ball back for the offense, who took no time at all punching it again and improving their lead to 14-0 with 4:15 remaining in the first quarter...
DMS now 4-1 after win over Vikings
The Dyersburg Trojans middle school football team improved to 4-1 Tuesday night with a 30-6 win over the Humboldt Vikings. Trojan head coach Mark Schneider was more than happy with the win. "We've been playing pretty well all year long," said Schneider. "Humboldt came in and they were very young, and we are eighth-grade loaded right now, so we've got some big, strong kids."...
DCHS Homecoming Queen and Court
On Friday night prior to the start of the football game between Dyer County and Memphis Northside, senior Mallory Reed was crowned 2014 Homecoming Queen. Pictured above are the queen and members of the court, (l-r) Emilee Palmer, Hannah Kent, Whitley DeSpain, Kelsea Tomczak, Magen Gable, Mallory Reed -- Queen, Callie Elgin, Mallory Sipes, Macy Slaughter, Chloe Ramsey, Torri Daniels. Crown escorts were Brighton Barham (l) and Lynlee Young.
Photo courtesy of Clayton Hayes.
Booker earns top honors; Choctaws finish second
If it is even possible, Daniel Booker Jr. is improving every week on the golf course. Daniel shot an even par-72 Monday at Pickwick Landing State golf course. Booker Jr. won by three strokes and his coach, Beth Ann Pope was ecstatic about his performance...
Dyersburg's Rausch punches ticket to third state tourney
Woodland Hills Country Club was no match for Dyersburg's Erin Rausch on Monday, as she finished fourth in the regional tournament. The impressive performance will send the 16-year-old to the state tournament for the third consecutive year. "I think the biggest thing for Erin is that she just kept competing," said Dyersburg coach Randy Coffman. "I was just really proud of her ability to stay focused."...
Dyersburg defeats Cougars in three sets
The last time the Dyersburg volleyball team faced Munford it took them four sets to earn the victory. Apparently the Trojans have been doing their homework, because Monday night it took just three. "I feel like they did what they should have done," stated head coach Marilyn Liljenquist. "We got the win, so it's great for us."...
DCHS sends Madison Academic packing
The Dyer County Choctaws made quick work of the Madison Academic Mustangs Monday night in straight sets. The Choctaws defeated the Mustangs 25-10, 25-22, 25-16 for the three-set victory. "I was very proud of how we came out and put them away easily in the first set," said head coach Jennifer Ray. "In the second set we lost focus but regrouped for the third set and finished strong for the sweep."...
Dyersburg's huge half leads Trojans to 4-0 record
The Dyersburg Trojans are now 4-0 after a dominating win over the winless Fayette Ware Wildcats. The Trojans defeated the Wildcats 41-20, and let the younger players get in the game for most of the second half. "We got a lot of people in, a lot of people got to play," said head coach Bart Stowe. "The whole second half we took our starters out. We did what we wanted to do. We wanted to come out strong, and go to our second string, our twos and threes, and that's what we did."...
Dyer County crushes Memphis Northside 46-0
The Dyer County Choctaws improved to 2-2 Friday night, shutting out the Memphis Northside Cougars 46-0. "I thought we did things well," said Choctaw head coach Barry Kendall. "I thought our kids played well." There's no doubt that the head coach was satisfied with his team's efforts on Friday night...
Perfect weather and great football
This is what we've been waiting for, isn't it? Wearing long-sleeve shirts, getting ready to have a nice hot chocolate as we enjoy some football. This is football time folks, and so far, so good. All the local teams smashed their opponents in impressive fashion. Dyersburg moved to an undefeated mark of 4-0, while Dyer County improved to 2-2...
Lady Choctaws grind out 4-set victory against Cardinals
The Dyer County volleyball team pulled off an extremely tough win Thursday night to move their regular season record to 11-3. The Cardinals of Brighton, who the Lady Choctaws just beat easily two weeks ago, gave the girls everything they wanted and more...
Dream Factory of Dyersburg to host golf tournament fundraiser
The Dyersburg Dream Factory chapter will begin a new event on Sept. 20, 2014 that will be known as the Annual Golf Tournament. The event will be held at The Farms Golf Club located at 2100 Clubhouse Drive in Dyersburg. All proceeds from this event will go toward granting dreams of children...
Dyersburg drops a close one to Lexington
Dyersburg's Destiny Thompson slides to save the ball from going out of bounds. The Trojans couldn't get any offense going, as they fell to the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday night.
Dyersburg still undefeated after win over Obion County
The Dyersburg Trojans are now 3-0 after a dominating performance against Obion County Friday night. The Trojans put up 44 points to the Rebels' 7, knocking the Rebels down to 1-2 on the season. Shahid Nelson led the way for the Trojans with four rushing touchdowns, finishing the game with 155 yards...
Choctaws fall to Mustangs 42-20
The Dyer County Choctaws dropped their third game of the season to the McCracken County Mustangs, 42-20. DCHS had a 14-13 lead at halftime, but the Mustangs poured it on in the second half. The Choctaws basically dominated the game for the first three quarters of the game, but wore down late in the game and the Mustangs took full advantage of it...
Football in full swing
There's no doubt about it, football is here in every capacity. High school is now three weeks in, college is in full swing and by the time you read this the NFL season should be just about in the full gear. I'll talk about high school for just a second. For the first time this year I covered a Dyer County game and despite the loss, this team has a lot of potential. They took on one of the best teams around and had the lead at halftime...
Rings bring back memories of special season
Though to some the season has since long passed, for others the euphoric feeling of winning a state championship remains alive and well. On Friday night, during halftime of the Trojan football game against Obion County, members of the team affectionately referred to as the 'Rock Stars' received their state championship rings...
DCHS wins easily over Caruthersville
It took very little time for the Dyer County Choctaws to defeat the Caruthersville Tigers. The volleyball team defeated the opponents from Missouri 25-11, 25-11. "As far as the score goes, we definitely beat them handedly," said head coach Jennifer Ray. "It's hard to get pumped up and intense when you're playing a weaker team. I did feel good about still continuing to play our game and run our offense."...
Dyersburg wins thriller over Madison
Thanks to the inclement weather in the area, the Dyersburg Lady Trojans soccer match was not only delayed, but cut down to two 30-minute halves.
Mother nature didn't stop the ladies from pulling off an impressive 1-0 shutout against the Mustangs from Madison.
Assistant coach Lisa Clifft was happy with the victory against a very tough opponent.
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...