Monthly Archives: October 2009

WCHS Bowlers rolling along on their season

Posted on October 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Look of concentration. Warrior bowler, Billy Thomas, concentrates on the pins as he bowls during a recent contest for the WCHS bowling team.

On October 20th, the Warriorette bowlers picked up their first win defeating Cumberland County 16-11.
Cumberland County took the first game of the series, but the Warriorettes bounced back taking games two and three on the way to a 16-11 victory for the day. In addition to winning games two and three, the WCHS girls won the total pin fall 1941 to 1896.
In game one, the Lady Jets won the match-up 654-633. WCHS won two of the six head to head match-ups. Kayla Clary … CONTINUED


Playoffs on the line when Warriors and Jets meet Friday

Posted on October 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

One win for the playoffs. After a three-game road trip, the Warriors return to Warrior Stadium Friday to take on Cumberland County in a District 6AAA contest that has playoff implications. The winner of the game will earn a spot in the TSSAA playoffs.

Even though it may be hard for some fans to fathom, when the 0-9 Warriors and 2-7 Jets meet on the gridiron Friday night, a trip to the state playoffs is on the line.
When the TSSAA reclassified for this season, the Warriors were put into a 3A district that will split into 5A and 6A for playoff purposes. Of the five teams in … CONTINUED


Basketball coaches gather for District 6AAA media day

Posted on October 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warriorette basketball. WCHS girls’ basketball coach, Bryan Haley, gives a synopsis of the 2009-10 Warriorettes at media day.

Talking about the Warriors. WCHS boys’ coach, Eric Mitchell, is all smiles as he talks about becoming a member of District 6AAA.

On the same day as the official start of preseason practice, the basketball coaches of the newly aligned District 6AAA got together and talked about their teams for the local media who cover their games.
Meeting at the First National Bank in Cookeville, each coach took the podium to tell a little about their teams and field questions from the media.
The first coach to the podium was … CONTINUED


Jimmie Jenkins

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

Jimmie Jenkins, 1930-2009, with his beloved wife Mary Frances Dycus Jenkins, who survives him.

Jimmie Jenkins, 79, of Wauwatosa, Wis., formerly of Sparta, went to be with is Lord, on Oct. 22, 2009.
Mr. Jenkins was born Oct. 7, 1930, in White County.
Mr. Jenkins became owner of Jenkins Imports Inc., in Wisconsin, on Oct. 1, 1976, and continued his steadfast commitment daily for 33 years. He was also a strong supporter of numerous charities and organizations in Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins are also noted for the numerous educational scholarships provided to students at White County High School.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Dycus Jenkins, formerly … CONTINUED


Marjorie Walker

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

Marjorie Walker, 79, of Nashville, passed away Oct. 23, 2009.
She had been an active member of Jackson Park Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ed Walker.
Survivors include her daughter, B.J. King and husband Dan, of Johns Island, S.C.; brother, Porter Turner, of Sparta; sister, Jo Musgrove, of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Dan King Jr., Michelle King; and great-grandchildren, Danny King III, Riley Grace King.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 27, 2009, at Spring Hill Funeral Home, in Gallatin, with burial in Historic Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 27.
Spring Hill Funeral Home … CONTINUED


Solon L. Beach

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

Solon L. Beach, 87, of Fall Creek Falls, passed away Oct. 26, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
Mr. Beach was born Feb. 12, 1922, to Dewey and Minnie Walling Beach.
He was born in the Tip Top community of Bledsoe County and grew up in the hills of Fall Creek Falls. He was a beloved man and leader in his community. Mr. Beach was self-employed most of his life as a logger, school bus driver, and established Beach Trucking Company. He loved and lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by … CONTINUED


Jacquelin (Jackie) Randolph Floyd

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

Jacquelin (Jackie) Randolph Floyd, 72, of Radcliff, Ky., passed away Oct. 6, 2009, in Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Floyd was the wife of John D. (Johnny) Floyd, formerly of Sparta.
A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Oct. 15, 2009.
Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, in Radcliff, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.


The golden rule of painting: plan ahead

Posted on October 26, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Are you eager to finish renovation projects before the snow flies? Be sure to avoid the most common mistake of weekend warriors — hastily beginning projects before you’ve planned your work. Planning your project from start to finish will save you both time and money.
With a plan in place, there are fewer opportunities for blunders and mishaps. Consider these basic preparation skills before your next painting project to help ensure everything comes together without a hitch.
Timeline
Yes, painting is relatively quick and painless, but it is not instantaneous. If you start painting at 4 p.m., you’ll be up all night. Before beginning your project, make sure … CONTINUED


Sixth grade Warriors win Upperman tourney

Posted on October 26, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tournament champs. The sixth grade Warrior basketball team is off to a 6-0 start and just captured first place in the Upperman Invitational Tournament.

Runner-up. The sixth grade girls’ basketball team finished second in the tournament after falling to Prescott in the title game.

Taking it away. Cade Crosland, who led the sixth grade Warriors with 11 points in the title game of the Upperman tournament, picks off a Cornerstone pass in the second half.

Protecting the ball. Logan Quillen protects the ball from a Prescott defender in the championship game of the Upperman Tournament. The sixth grade Warriorettes finished runner-up in the tournament.

The White County Middle … CONTINUED


Warriorettes capture second in Silver Division of MSCCA Championships

Posted on October 26, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

It’s got to be the socks. The Warriorette cross country runners take off from the start line complete with their special Halloween socks. The WCHS girls finished second in the Silver Division of the Midstate Cross Country Association Championships. (Photo submitted)

Runner-up finish. The Warriorette cross country team finished second in the Silver Division of the MSCCA Championship. Members of the team are (l to r): Krista King, Ali Justus, Morgan Voyles, Sara Shanks, Alex Stover and Rachel Kolodziej. All the WCHS runners will compete in the regional meet Thursday vying for a trip to the state. (Photo submitted)

The Midstate Cross Country Association (MSCCA) Championships were held … CONTINUED


Shelbyville runs past Warriors 48-0

Posted on October 26, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In pursuit. D.J. Cunningham (7), Seth Anderson (6) and Dustin Howell (55) pursue Shelbyville quarterback, Tre Stewart, forcing him to make the pitch early in Friday’s game. Shelbyville ground out over 400 yards rushing on the way to the 48-0 victory over WCHS.

Giving the QB time. Warrior tailback, Aaron Murray, takes a hand to the face while blocking to give quarterback, Conor Sparkman, time to release a pass during Friday’s contest. The Warriors were, however, defeated 48-0 by the Eagles. WCHS hosts Cumberland County Friday at 7 p.m.

A wet, muddy field did little to slow down Shelbyville’s running game during the final non-league contest of the … CONTINUED


Fall decor trends feature rustic charm with homespun elegance

Posted on October 26, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The air is becoming crisp, colors are changing and cozy sweaters are starting to make their way back into your wardrobe’s rotation. Autumn has arrived, and its natural beauty shines radiantly to warm the heart and inspire fresh crafting ideas.
Clever crafts can help to create an autumn atmosphere that is simply elegant or pure fun for the family. When thinking about your fall DIY projects, try some of these ideas to capture your creative spirit when decorating your home or planning your next festive get-together:
1. Fabulous fall decor with versatility and value
Start by decorating your table with exceptionally affordable wool felt. Available in plenty of … CONTINUED


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