Stories from Thursday, December 22, 2011
3 from county named All-State
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) recently announced their 2011 All-State Football Teams and three Marshall County players were honored in selection to the squad, beginning with Forrest senior center Eli Perryman in 2A, along with two 4A Marshall County Tigers in their record-breaking tailback Trevor Irizarry and a repeat selection in standout defensive lineman Davey Maddox.
Rockets get big win in Waynesboro
The Forrest Rockets like coming to Waynesboro for the Annual Christmas Tournament and it shows as they won for the second consecutive year over the Wildcats and three out of the fives times they have made the long trek.
On Monday, the Rockets took a hard earned 65-60 win, holding off a huge fourth quarter comeback attempt by Wayne County after Forrest had led by as much as 18 points midway through the third period.
"It's like a shrine in here," said Forrest's Zach Horvath before the game. "We love coming to Waynesboro and are used to shooting in here because we come down for summer camp every year."
Defending champs ground Lady Rockets
For the first time in several years, there was much uncertainty surrounding the contest that pitted defending Class A state champion Wayne County and the Forrest Lady Rockets, but in the end, it was the Lady Cats prevailing, 45-30 Monday night at the Waynesboro Christmas Classic.
It was win number three in a row for the Lady Cats over Forrest and five out nine since 2006.
Tigerettes fight hard in loss to Smyrna
The Marshall County Tigerettes took a very early lead on Smyrna, fell behind big, and then fought back before finally succumbing 50-41 Tuesday at the East Literature Christmas Classic in Nashville.
It was the fourth loss in a row for the Tigerettes (2-13), who take on McGavock on Thursday at East Literature.
Tigers' winning streak snapped at seven
The red-hot Marshall County Tigers headed up to Music City on a seven game winning streak to face Smyrna Tuesday in an afternoon contest at the East Literature Christmas Classic and went ice-cold in a 62-46 shellacking by the Bulldogs.
The Tigers started in stride with a Cameron Bowers jumper that was matched by Bulldog guard Wayne Jones.
Webb pulls away from Bulldogs in second half
On Tuesday, the Cornersville Bulldogs (2-11) were competitive for a half, but were unable to keep pace with Webb (6-9) for all four quarters, as the Feet defeated CHS 53-32 at the Community Christmas Classic in Unionville.
After falling behind 21-6 early in the second quarter, the Bulldogs outscored Webb 11-2 over the final 5:35 of the stanza behind seven points from freshman guard Jamie Crowell to narrow the gap to 23-17 at the break.
Vikings drub Bulldogs
The Cornersville Bulldogs (2-10) suffered their fourth straight loss on Monday night when they were beaten 64-31 by the Community Vikings at the Community Christmas Classic.
Having defeated Cornersville 59-38 earlier in the season, the Vikings (10-2) dominated Monday's contest from the start and built a 36-13 lead in the first half before forging a 60-21 advantage late in the third quarter en route to claiming the 33-point victory.
Viqueens knock off Lady Bulldogs
After recording their biggest win of the season three days earlier against District rival Santa Fe, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (6-6) suffered a humbling 48-35 loss to the Community Viqueens on Monday night at the Community Christmas Classic.
Cornersville had won the last 10 meetings against the Viqueens, which included a 48-38 victory in their season opener on Nov. 15, but got off to a sluggish start in Monday's contest and trailed 22-18 at halftime.
Dade County outguns Lady Bulldogs
Dade County, Georgia, simply had too much offensive firepower for the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (6-7), as the undefeated Lady Wolverines defeated CHS 69-50 behind a barrage of three-pointers at the Community Christmas Classic on Tuesday.
Ranked eighth in Georgia's Class AA poll, Dade County (11-0) built a 28-19 lead in the first half before outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 41-31 over the final two quarters to pull away for the 19-point victory.