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Runners compete at Fair 5K

Runners compete at Fair 5K

The DeKalb County Fair 5K Run and One-mile Fun Run opted for an evening race this year, trying to avoid the high temperatures usually associated with late July. But the move actually saved runners from having to run in the rain this year. The weather was warm and muggy, but the bulk of the rainfall had moved out by race time.

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DeKalb teams play at TYBA open tourney

DeKalb teams play at TYBA open tourney

DeKalb Youth Baseball was on the field once more last week, with several teams competing in the Tennessee Youth Baseball Association’s State Open Championships held in Murfreesboro.

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Big scores in Bill Page Co-ed League

Big scores in Bill Page Co-ed League

DeKalb Youth Baseball was on the field once more last week, with several teams competing in the Tennessee Youth Baseball Association’s State Open Championships held in Murfreesboro.

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6th Grade DII National Runners-Up

6th Grade DII National Runners-Up

The Tennessee Team Pride 6th Grade Basketball Team competed in the AAU DII 6th Grade National Championship, held in Franklin during the week of June 23rd. The tournament consisted of 36 teams from all across the US.

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Football Time Approaches!

Football Time Approaches!

The recent fall-like weather had some comparing the cool temperatures and clear skies to that of football weather. Well, if anyone looks to the practice fields at DeKalb County High School and DeKalb Middle School, you might catch a glimpse that will put you even more in the mood for the gridiron season.

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Archery Club forming in DeKalb

Archery Club forming in DeKalb

With the release of The Hunger Games books and movies, the sport of archery has seen a surge in popularity amongst not only boys, but many girls. The sport, usually associated with those wearing camouflage and orange caps, is being embraced by mainstream teens, not necessarily interested in hunting, but the sport of archery itself.

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Football camp shows Tiger Pride

Football camp shows Tiger Pride

The annual Tiger Pride Junior Pro Football Camp was held last week, and the future of the gridiron sport in DeKalb County looks bright. The camp had 90 young participants on the field, many donning the pads for the first time.

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Wakefest 2014 begins Friday

Wakefest 2014 begins Friday

If you’re looking for something unique, exciting, and cool to do over the weekend, look no further than Center Hill Lake and the annual Wakefest event. Wakefest 2014 will be held near Pates Ford Resort & Marina on July 18-20 with some of the top athletes in the sport competing for $20,000 in prizes.

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DeKalb teams play in TYBA Tournament

DeKalb teams play in TYBA Tournament

DeKalb County was well represented at the Tennessee Youth Baseball Association State Tournament last weekend in Murfreesboro. Several teams played some good games, not taking the top spots, but coming close.

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Big games played at Bill Page Ball Park

Big games played at Bill Page Ball Park

On July 7, Liberty State Bank won over JC Motorsports 11-10 in the Baby Doll Division, while Best Local Bail Bond won over DeKalb Funeral Home 11-8 in the Junior Doll Division. In the Senior Doll Division, Liberty State Bank were victorious over NAPA Auto Parts, 7-3.

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Blue faces Orange

Blue faces Orange

The DeKalb Senior League manages to get one game in last week, with the night’s regularly scheduled doubleheader being cut short due to thunderstorms in the area.

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Perfect day for Fiddler 5K

Perfect day for Fiddler 5K

 

Runners and walkers couldn’t have asked for better weather for the 16th Annual Fiddler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run last Saturday morning. Despite bright blue skies, the temperature was in the low 60’s at race time, making for an enjoyable race for both participants and spectators. This year’s race involved 356 participants, up from last year when heavy rain accompanied the event.

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Adcock part of National Rodeo Champs

Adcock part of National Rodeo Champs

The 66th Annual College National Finals Rodeo was held in Casper, WY on June 15-21, 2014, and a local resident was part of a team that made history at the event.

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Short week at Bill Page Ball Park

Short week at Bill Page Ball Park

The Bill Page Co-ed League got a couple of games in last week, despite one night’s games being cancelled due to rain.

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9U and Coach Pitch end season with late games

The 9U Machine Pitch League and the Junior Coach Pitch League each ended their season with a few extra games played on June 30.

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Senior League sees close games

Senior League sees close games

The DeKalb Senior League took to the field last week, getting in some games before the holiday weekend.

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Smithville hosts Purple Pride Caravan on July 17

Smithville hosts Purple Pride Caravan on July 17

The Purple Pride Caravan is even bigger and better this summer, with a stop planned at the Smithville Walmart on Thursday, July 17.

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A Field of Dreams for Dallas Kirby

A Field of Dreams for Dallas Kirby

There’s a young man in DeKalb County that has a passion for baseball … a passion that runs deep. If his playing record, and dedication to training and learning the sport he loves, is any indication, someday he just may be a superstar.

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Fiddler 5k set for July 5

Fiddler 5k set for July 5

It’s time for the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival, and with it comes an event that is in its 16th year, the Fiddler 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. Event organizers say the race is open to everyone, and is held each year for a very worthy cause.

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Major League ends season

Major League ends season

On June 24, Liberty Machine faced off with Curtis Supply with Curtis getting a big win.

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