Monthly Archives: April 2009

Siegel sweeps final district series over WCHS

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coming up ready to throw. Warrior third baseman, Josh Peterson, gets ready to throw to first for an out during Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Siegel.

In the last ever District 7AAA series for the Warrior baseball team, Siegel made things frustrating for WCHS sweeping the two games.
The Warriors, who will be changing districts next season, had little luck handling the Star pitching. WCHS managed just five hits in the two games combined while being outscored 21-1.
Siegel visited Sparta on Friday for senior night and made it a tough final outing for the seven Warrior seniors at Pearson Park. The Stars rolled to the 18-1 five-inning win. … Read More


Warrior baseball swept by archrivals

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Zack Burchett scores the first run of the game for the Warriors against Cookeville on Wednesday.

Beating him to the bag. Warrior first baseman, Seth McDonald, beats Cookeville’s Judah Akers to the bag for an out in Thursday’s game at Cookeville.

Noah Rigsby delivers a pitch during Thursday's game at Cookeville.

The White County High School baseball team went into the series with their archrivals with hopes of picking up a pair of wins and moving up in the District 7AAA standings.
The Cookeville Cavaliers had other thoughts. They won the first game 15-5 in six innings and then recorded the 8-0 shut out on Thursday.
The series … Read More


Warriorette softball wins three in a row

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The solitary number five and a bouquet served as a sad reminder to the Warriorette softball team of a key missing part of the senior night festivities.

Ready to make the tag. Warriorette catcher, Brittney Gragg, fields the ball just before making the tag that erases the runner trying to score during Friday’s doubleheader sweep over Franklin County.

Remembering their classmate and teammate. The three Warriorette senior softball players take a moment to remember their classmate, Markie Voyles, during the senior night activities. Voyles’ number was painted on the field and a bouquet was placed on it during the ceremonies.

The Warriorette softball team ended a seven game … Read More


Board honors deceased colleague

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Humbled. William C. Bohannon (far left) is presented with a proclamation honoring his late wife Betty Sapp Bohannon who had served as county commissioner until her recent death. Presenting him with the proclamation is White County Executive Herd Sullivan. Wesley Bohannon, son of William and Betty, watches as his dad receives a gentle hug from Sullivan.

Seniors. White County Executive Herd Sullivan presents certificates of achievement to the Top 11 seniors at White County High School.

White County Board of Commissioners paid tribute to the late Betty Sapp Bohannon last week with a proclamation recognizing her contributions to her hometown and church.
White County Executive Herd Sullivan read … Read More


Home damaged by blaze

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A home on Wesley Chapel Road was severely damaged by fire Wed., April 22, although firefighters responded within four minutes to put out the blaze, according to E-911 records.


Tennis regular season ends with loss to Riverdale

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leaning for it. Justin Turney leans to try to return the ball during doubles action for WCHS as teammate Tyler Brady looks on in the background.

White County High School’s tennis regular season came to a close Tuesday with a loss to Riverdale.
The match actually started a few weeks ago, but weather stopped the contest after only the doubles matches had been completed. Riverdale came back to Sparta on Wednesday and captured wins in both girls’ and boys’ matches. The Warriorettes were defeated 6-1 while the Warriors suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat.
In the first day of the match, the Warriors split the doubles matches with Riverdale. … Read More


WCHS battles to 4-all tie with MTCS

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Stealing it away. Warrior goalkeeper, Chris Dodson, steals the ball away as a Middle Tennessee Christian player tries to make a move to the goal during Friday’s game in front of the WCHS student body.

The Warrior soccer team was in action on consecutive beautiful afternoons at Warrior Stadium.
WCHS played two games, but wasn’t able to pick up a victory, but they also didn’t loss two games. One game was a 4-0 loss to Oakland.
The other contest saw the Warriors overcome a 3-0 halftime deficit to Middle Tennessee Christian School and tied the game at four just before the end of the contest. In regular season … Read More


Laura Pearl Roberts Smith

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Laura Pearl Roberts Smith, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 14, 1934, in White County, to Cecil and Louann Shuster Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Smith; four brothers, Roy Lee Roberts, James Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Cecil Ray Roberts; sister, Opal Pollard; and two stepdaughters, Wanda Gilbert and Judith Bentley.
Survivors include her daughters, Donna Poling, of Sparta, Katherine Sue Atkins, of San Diego; sons, Lewis Knowles, of Sparta; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Roberts, of Quebeck; and sister, Ruby Testruth, of Waverly.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., April 27, … Read More


Warrior baseball shut out at Cookeville

Posted on April 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Seth McDonald hauls in a pop fly in foul territory at Cookeville to record an out in the contest. The Warriors were, however, defeated by the Cavaliers by a score of 8-0.

The Warriors lost the second game of the District 7AAA series to Cookeville on Thursday allowing the Cavaliers to finish with the regular season sweep.
After falling 15-5 at home on Wednesday, the Warriors traveled to Cookeville Thursday and were shut out 8-0. The Cavs scored one run in the second inning, but added five in the third to pull away and never look back. Of their eight runs only three were earned due to six … Read More


Laura Pearl Smith

Posted on April 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Laura Pearl Smith, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mock DUI impacts WCHS teens

Posted on April 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A mock DUI was put on at WCHS on April 16; an in-depth recreation of an automobile accident involving alcohol. The mock DUI is held at WCHS each year on prom week, hoping to keep students away from alcohol and out from behind the wheel.


WCHS soccer breaks six game skid

Posted on April 23, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Taking on the official, too. Joshua Fann not only had to take on a Bledsoe County player, but also the official, who found himself right in the middle of the action.

Defending the goal. Warrior defenders, Cameron Young (14), Chris Dodson (40) and Brandon Loughman (1), along with goalkeeper, Aaron Webb, work to hold Bledsoe County scoreless in the first half. WCHS allowed only one Bledsoe goal in the entire contest on the way to the 6-1 win on Tuesday. WCHS returns to action Friday against Middle Tennessee Christian in front of the student body at 1 p.m.

The White County High School soccer team broke their six … Read More


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