Monthly Archives: March 2008

Warrior soccer opens season with loss to Livingston

Posted on March 13, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Stephen Mackie

2008 Warrior soccer team

Battle in front of the net

Senior members of the Warrior soccer team

Matt Geer

    Despite a season opening loss to Livingston, first year Warrior soccer coach, Ross Fann, thinks his team could put together one of the best seasons ever for WCHS boys’ soccer.
    The Warriors scored first in Monday’s game, but saw the Wildcats score four unanswered to take the 4-1 victory.
    WCHS scored the game’s first goal with 27 minutes left in the first half.  Jonathan Fann scored on a penalty kick.  His younger brother, Joshua, who was battling the flu in the game, sent a nice pass to … Read More

Softball drops pair of district games

Posted on March 13, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Caught between third and home

Action at second base

Miya Teeples

Crystal Holland

    The White County High School jumped right into District 7AAA action to start off the season, but could not pick up a win over either Blackman or Oakland.
    The Warriorettes were shut out in back to back games on Monday and Tuesday falling to 0-2 to start the season.  On Monday, they played host to Oakland and were defeated 6-0.  Blackman came calling Tuesday and rolled to the 16-0 win.
    In the two games, the Warriors managed only three hits while striking out 19 times.  They also committed a combined 11 errors with seven of … Read More

Warriorette tennis defeats Spencer

Posted on March 13, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Chelsea Sims

Tyler Brady

    The White County High School tennis teams played host to Van Buren County Tuesday.
    The Warriorettes picked up the 5-1 win over the visitors while the Warriors split evenly the six matches with the Eagles.
    In girls’ singles action, Star Simpson, playing the number one spot, won her match 8-0 over Lacy Zarifan.  Chelsea Sims was narrowly defeated 8-5 by Emily Cope in the second seed match.  Megan James, the third seed, recorded a 9-7 win in a tiebreaker over Dewane Neese.  Jessica Jones wrapped up singles action with an 8-4 win over Dannon Measles.
    The Warriorettes swept the doubles matches picking up two … Read More

Track & field competing for WCHS once again

Posted on March 13, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Shot put


WCHS track team warming up

Discus throw

2008 WCHS Track & Field team

    White County High School will field a track and field team this spring for the first time in approximately 15 years.  
    The Warriors and Warriorettes, under the direction of Coach Dave Bruce, will have their first competition Thursday when they travel to Tullahoma.  Bruce plans to have athletes competing in several different events and hopes to add more as they get practice sites established for other events.  Interest in the returning sport has been up and down, according to Bruce.
    “Right now, we have 20 or 21 students practicing and getting ready … Read More

I love music

Posted on March 12, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

I love music. And it’s become a life-study wondering what people think about music, if they play or write music or what they like to listen to and why. If you’ve got any comments about music, the music business or the local music scene, I’d like to hear what you have to say.
But it doesn’t have to be just about music. I’ll listen if you’re interested in any other topic. Tell me what you think.

No need to “tread” lightly at this business

Posted on March 12, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

“If it’s a tire, we’ll do it,” says Randy Knowles, owner of White County Tire And Repair, who opened his new shop on Feb. 1.
Knowles and his staff specialize in tires for big rigs. But they also do tractor and lawnmower tires, as well as light maintenance on cars and trucks, including brakes and oil changes.
He also operates a 24-hour service truck to help truckers who’ve broken down. He is able to take care of “delivery trucks and everything local.”
With the skyrocketing price of running a vehicle, White County Tire And Repair is ready with inexpensive tires. But his plans include meeting all his customers’ … Read More

Swinging into golf

Posted on March 12, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

 Golf courses in the area
Cumberland County:
 • Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain – Crossville – 931-707-1640 or 888-800-2327 –
• Deer Creek Golf Club – Crossville – 931-456-0178
• Dorchester Golf Club – Fairfield Glade – 931-484-3709
• Druid Hills Golf Club – Fairfield Glade – 931-484-3711
• Four Seasons Golf – Crossville – 931-484-0995
• Heatherhurst Golf Club – Fairfield Glade – 931-484-3799
• Lake Tansi Golf Course – Crossville – 931-788-3301
• River Run Golf Club – Crossville – 931-484-4060
• Stonehenge Golf Club – Crossville – 931-484-3731
DeKalb County:
• Smithville Golf Club – Smithville – 615-597-6648
Overton County:
• Hidden Valley Golf … Read More

Weapons auction 1 p.m. at Agricultural Complex

Posted on March 12, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County Sheriff Department is holding a confiscated and seized weapon auction at 1 p.m., at the Agricultural Complex. The auction includes all types of guns and accessories. Anyone can enter the doors but only dealers may purchase items at auction. Proceeds will go to benefit the Sheriff Department.

Bessie L. Thomas

Posted on March 12, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bessie Lou Hale Thomas, 101, passed away March 10, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Hale was born Nov. 9, 1906, in White County, to Enoch and Sophronia Wilson Hale.
She had been a homemaker.
Hale was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, James Carroll Thomas, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Robert Akin, Richard Akin, both of St. Louis, Mo.; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Herbert Hale, of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, and 9-10:30 a.m., Friday. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., March 14, 2008, at Lost Creek Cemetery. Edward Spiva will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home

Margie Lorine Selby

Posted on March 12, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margie Lorine Selby, 102, of California, formerly of Sparta, passed away March 11, 2008, in Grass Valley, Calif.
Selby was born Nov. 8, 1905, in White County, to Beacher Golden and Maude Wheeler Golden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie Lee Selby; one son, Ralph Selby; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include one son, Gail Selby Sr. and wife Cathy, of Florida; daughter-in-law, Nancy Selby; five grandchildren, Lisa Selby, Scott Selby and wife Jan, Kimberly Machado and husband Frank, Gail Selby Jr. and wife Robin, Brent Selby and wife Tracey; and six great-grandchildren, Adam Machado, Alexandra Machado, Gabriella Selby, Cole Selby, Joshua Selby … Read More

Thomas Kentner

Posted on March 12, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thomas Kentner, of Hendersonville, formerly of Sparta, passed away March 10, 2008.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.    
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Warrior baseball opens with win

Posted on March 12, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Drew Haston slides safely into third base

    The Warrior baseball team got their 2008 season off to a winning start Tuesday when they held on for a 5-4 victory at Livingston.  The Warriors built a 4-0 lead after three and ½ innings and held on for the win.  Josh Peterson got the start on the mound and picked up the win with Bryan Holland coming on to pitch the final two innings recording the save.  Seth McDonald homered in the game for the Warriors.
    See Thursday’s edition for all the details.

Wind considered factor in fire

Posted on March 11, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wind added to the difficulty in fighting a structure fire on Hargis Lane, just off South Young Street, on Monday, at the edge of the city limits.
According to Sparta Fire Chief Ed Kay, the fire began when the wind blew a loose piece of tin against a power line, shorting out the electrical connection and causing the fire.
Floyd Williams, an observant Pacesetter’s client, was enjoying the weather outside and noticed the flames. According to a staff member, Williams then reported the fire to the center’s director who called E-911.
Ten firefighters from Sparta Fire Department and several volunteer members from Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department responded … Read More

Warriorette basketball team honored with banquet

Posted on March 11, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School Warriorettes put the final touches on their 2007-08 season when they were honored with a banquet recently.  The coaches honored the three seniors, team letterwinners and individual award winners.

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