The Dickson Middle School basketball squads had two different reasons to be ready for Monday night’s battle with Charlotte. In the end, the Dragons and Lady Dragons came away with the same results–lopsided wins up Highway 48 North. The Dickson Middle School Dragon boys blew out Charlotte in the prior game in Dickson, and seemed poised to repeat and sweep the season series. However, Charlotte had other plans. The Tigers took it to the visiting Dragons, and the two squads swapped the lead in the opening quarter until DMS escaped with an 8-7 edge. The second quarter was much of the same, with neither offenseRead More →

Much like in the earlier matchup in Columbia, the Dickson Middle School squads pulled away from Whitthorne in both games on Thursday night, winning in lopsided fashion in front of the home crowd in Dickson. The Dickson Lady Dragon offense sputtered at first, but once it fired up there was no containing it. Raegan Purvine and Caty Roberts carried the load for Dickson as the Lady Dragons hammered the Lady Tigers 24-0 in the first quarter. Rolanda Edwards hit the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity in the second quarter, but missed the second toss, as a 15-1 second quarter put DMS upRead More →

The last time the Dickson Middle School Lady Dragons took to the court, they lost their first game of the season, a heartbreaker in Dickson against in-county rival Charlotte. The last time the DMS boys played a team from Murfreesboro, they were blindsided by an Oakland squad that looked primed to repeat as state champions. It seems that Dickson kept those losses as motivation, as the Dragons and Lady Dragons handily swept the Murfreesboro-Siegel Cavaliers and Lady Cavaliers on Tuesday night in front of a packed house at Melton Self Gymnasium. The Lady Dragons started slowly, letting the bigger Siegel squad assert itself as theRead More →

The Dragons and Tigers renewed their iconic, decades-long rivalry on Monday night in Dickson, as the two schools squared off in a middle school basketball doubleheader. The two games had extremely different results, however; the Charlotte Lady Tigers handed Dickson Middle its first loss of the year in girls’ basketball, while the DMS boys blew out the Tigers in a game that featured a running clock in the second half. A slow start tripped up the Lady Dragons, as a Ryann Roberts basket was Dickson’s only first-quarter offense. Three players scored for the Lady Tigers in an 8-2 first, but Roberts and the Lady DragonsRead More →

Dickson Middle School’s basketball squads returned triumphant from one of their longest road trips of the year, getting the sweep in Mt. Juliet against longtime rival West Wilson. Both games were competitive, physical, back-and-forth, and were still up for grabs in the fourth quarter, but the Maroon and White teams found a way to grind out wins on the road, with the girls staying unbeaten and the boys recovering from their first loss of the year. The Lady Dragons got off to a hot start, but when West Wilson went to the bench for size and physicality, the game evened out. Emma Palmer had 5Read More →

The Dickson Middle School varsity basketball teams had a bit of difficulty finding the Whitthorne Middle School campus on Thursday night. A GPS search would send a person to the mailing address, at the back of the school and the front of nearby Columbia Central High School, instead of the physical address on another street. Other than that and an egregious amount of fouls, Dickson would have no trouble with its trip to Columbia as both squads rolled to lopsided wins. The Lady Dragons rolled to a 27-0 lead at the end of the first, buoyed by 12 points from Ryann Roberts and 9 fromRead More →

The 2014-15 Dickson Middle School basketball season started off with a bang on Tuesday night as the DMS Dragons and Lady Dragons swept Rossview. The Lady Dragons trailed early, but Raegan Purvine and Caty Roberts picked up their scoring and carried Dickson to a tight lead. The duo would help stretch that lead out, but a solid second quarter surge from the Lady Hawks made it 17-14 Lady Dragons at the half. Brooklyn Thomason and Jackie Harris each had third quarter buckets as Rossview outscored Dickson 7-6 in the third and trimmed the lead to 23-21 at the end of 3. Bench player Courtney DanielsRead More →

Dickson Middle School dominated the competition all season long in the Big South Conference, and its rematch against Lewisburg in the Big South Conference Championship Game was virtually a lock weeks in advance. Shockingly, the Tigers started hot and built up a sizable lead to seemingly put the game away, but the homestanding Dragons and eighth grader Darian Burns mounted a furious second half comeback before running out of time and energy in the final minutes. For the second time in three years, DMS won the regular season BSC title, but came up short in the title game, as Lewisburg held off Dickson 34-22. DicksonRead More →

Very little went according to plan with the Dickson Middle School Dragons’ football game Thursday afternoon at Christ Presbyterian Academy. First of all, the high school squad for CPA had a home game scheduled for the next day, which forced the middle school Lions to the practice field. As the practice field lacked lights, the game had to then be moved to an earlier start, with a goal of 5:00pm instead of the usual 6:30pm. The game was then moved later, to a 5:30pm start, as DMS didn’t think it could get a bus early enough. Surprisingly, they could, but the officials didn’t arrive forRead More →