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Tigers name MVP and MVC

Pictured from left are Chad Kirby, girls’ MVP Chelsea Lewis, boys’ MVP Braxton Atnip, MVC winner Kaylee Cantrell and Shelia Kirby.

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Seniors Chelsea Lewis and Braxton Atnip were named the 2013 DCHS basketball Most Valuable Players Thursday night at the annual team banquet, while Senior Kaylee Cantrell was selected as the Most Valuable Cheerleader. The awards were presented by Chad Kirby of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. The MVP and MVC awards are named in memory Chad's grandfather, Allen D. Hooper.
Atnip, who went over 1,000 points in scoring for his career at DCHS during the Chattanooga Howard contest in the sub-state game, also received the Best Rebounder and Smartest Player Awards.
In addition to winning the MVP honor, Lewis took home awards for Best Foul Shooter as well as the Hustle Award.
Sonni Fullilove, finished with a total of 1,641 points for his high-school career, to rank third all-time.
The DeKalb County Tigers ended their season with a loss at Chattanooga Howard in the sub-state. The Tigers finished the season with an overall record of 30-7, the most wins in school history. They were also regular season district champs and runners-up in the district and regional tournaments.
The DeKalb County Lady Tigers ended their season losing to Livingston Aacademy in their opening game of the District 8-AA basketball tournament in Cookeville. The Lady Tigers finished with an overall record of 16-16.
Other individual cheerleading awards included Most Spirited Chloe White; Most Improved Chloe White; Best Jumps Kara Kanipe; Best Dance Katie Roehner; Best Stunts Victoria Vincent; Best Overall Attitude Kaylee Cantrell; STAR Award (Spirit, Team, Attitude, Respect) Kaylene Ferguson; Leadership Awards Emily Webb, Kelsey Hale and Erin Cantrell-Pryor.
Other Lady Tiger basketball awards were MVP Chelsea Lewis; Best Foul Shooter Chelsea Lewis; Hustle Award Chelsea Lewis; Charge Award Abbey Caldwell; Coaches Award Abbey Caldwell; Best Rebounder Lydia Foutch; Defensive MVP Lydia Foutch; Most Improved Morgan Pedigo; Sixth Woman Ashley Chew; Best Passer Paige Winningham; Best Three Point Shooter Loren Cripps; Offensive MVP Loren Cripps; Tiger Award McKenzie Poteete.
Other awards for the Tigers were MVP Braxton Atnip; Smartest Player Braxton Atnip; Best Rebounder Braxton Atnip; Best Passer Will Molander; Hustle Award Ethan Roller; Best Practice Player Aaron Patterson; Most Improved Justin Bone; Sixth Man Justin Bone; Best Athlete Stephen Howell; Best Ball Handler Stephen Howell; Best Attitude Eli Lomas; Best Foul Shooter Sonni Fullilove; Best Defensive Player Sonni Fullilove.
Meanwhile, Wallace and Joyce Johnson were named the Tiger basketball Fans of the Year.
The annual DCHS basketball banquet was held at the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center.

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