Monthly Archives: December 2009

Small Division teams earn spots in finals

Posted on December 10, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County elementary school basketball tournament got underway Monday with four teams earning spots in the small division championship games.
The top seeded Doyle Lady Indians defeated Central View 24-8 to take the first spot in the title game.
Doyle led 4-0 after one period of play and held a 12-0 advantage at the half. Hannah Faulkner led the winners with 10 points. Maggie Savage, Megan Anderson and Saige Johnson netted four each. Katy Wilson chipped in with two points. Laura Robbins tallied four for Central View. Haley Snyder and Halie Carson netted two each.
Doyle’s opponent in the title game will be Cassville, who captured a … CONTINUED


Freshman teams sweep Cumberland County

Posted on December 10, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorette freshman/sophomore team, led by the 19 points of Lacey Clark, picked up the 43-37 victory over Cumberland County Monday.

Devon Davidson and the freshman Warriors roared out to a 14-2 lead on the way to the 67-38 win over Cumberland County.

The Warrior freshman basketball team and the Warriorette freshman/sophomore squad made it a complete sweep of the Cumberland County Jet freshmen on Monday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.
The Warriorettes overcome an early eight-point deficit to capture the 43-37 win behind a 19-point performance by Lacey Clark. The Warriors went on a 14-2 run over the first four minutes of the contest on the way to … CONTINUED


Catching up with the college scene

Posted on December 10, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County has several former athletes involved in the college basketball scene this season.
Local fans get the chance to watch former Warriorette, Kellie Jolly Harper’s North Carolina State team play on television this weekend. The Wolfpack will take on South Carolina Sunday at 1 p.m. on SportsSouth. In her first year at the helm of the Wolfpack, Harper has guided her team to a 6-3 start. Their losses have come to opponents who have a cumulative record of 21-4. They lost to 17th ranked Vanderbilt by a score of 77-71. Vermont, whose only loss is to Connecticut, defeated the Wolfpack 52-47. Last week, they suffered a 53-48 … CONTINUED


Bowlers wrap up regular season with split

Posted on December 10, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School bowling team wrapped up their regular season against Jackson County and came away with a split.
The Warriorettes, despite being one player short for the afternoon, still managed to take the 20-7 win for their second of the season over the Blue Devils.
The two teams split the first game of the series earning four points each. The Warriorettes won four of the six individual games, but came up short in the total pin fall 518-487. Taking individual wins were Shelia Holloway (106-58), Megan James (96-85), Julia Short (124-114) and Kayla Clary (84-82).
WCHS narrowly won the pin count 579-563 in game two … CONTINUED


Will any league “play ball” at the complex in 2010?

Posted on December 10, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Is next year the year? For the majority of the summer, the ball parks down the Smithville Highway are idle just like in the above picture. Will that change next summer?

The ballpark located down the Smithville Highway has been a bone of contention for people all across White County.
Before the park was even built, the squabble began as to where the new park would be built. The premise that once the property was purchased and renovations were made, Sparta Little League would have a new facility. It came down to two pieces of land and eventually the property down the Smithville Highway was purchased and work … CONTINUED


Fruit Pizza

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Fruit Pizza

1 pkg. refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1-8 oz. package cream cheese
One-half cup confectioners sugar
Various canned fruits (save juices) or fresh fruits
Let dough stand at room temperature for a few minutes, then pat out on a 12 inch pizza pan and bake as directed. Cool. Mix cream cheese and sugar and spread over baked cookie dough. Drain various canned fruits (save juices) or use fresh fruits as desired, and arrange on top of cream cheese mixture. (Strawberries, bananas, peaches, mandarin oranges, kiwi, blueberries). If you have a large pizza pan you may want to double the recipe.
Cook until thick:
1 cup orange juice, … CONTINUED


Quick and easy cookies for holiday festivities

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A grandmother and her granddaughter are enjoying spending time together rolling out dough for some tasty cookies.

Close your eyes and anticipate the sights, the sounds and the aromas of the winter holiday season. How far did you get before you started thinking about holiday desserts?
There’s good reason we center much of our celebrating around food – especially those tantalizing baked desserts. Holiday baking warms our hearts along with our kitchens and encourages the spirit of sharing and celebration. It’s a perfect opportunity to indulge in the festive extravagance that marks the season.
But that extravagance doesn’t have to mean a lot of prep time. You can … CONTINUED


Walgreens to sell beer

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Walgreens in Sparta was granted a beer permit, on Thursday, during the meeting of Sparta Beer Board.

Walgreens in Sparta has been approved for a beer permit that will allow the drugstore to began selling the beverage that has only been sold in a select few of the stores nationwide.
The well-known chain store, which sits at the corner of Mayberry Street and Bockman Way, was approved for the beer permit during the Thursday meeting of Sparta Beer Board.
Alderman Robert Verble asked why Walgreens was just now requesting a beer permit since the store had been in business longer than the required time to obtain a permit. … CONTINUED


Pearl Harbor veteran remembers devastation

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Editor’s note: The following story was published in The Expositor, in December 2003, which provides a first-hand account of the attack on Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941. One of White County’s native sons, Richard Smith, was there and vividly remembered the horrific events of that day. Mr. Smith passed away Jan. 10, 2006. The Expositor is proud to publish this story once again in memory of Mr. Smith and all veterans who have so proudly served their country.
It was a calm, serene Sunday morning and most everyone was still asleep, but early-riser Staff Sgt. Richard Smith vividly remembers the day that forever changed the face of … CONTINUED


Race for school director narrowed to three

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dr. Sue Carmichael

Craig Lynn

Sandra Crouch

The list of applicants for White County’s school director has been narrowed to three candidates, Dr. Sue Carmichael, Sandra Crouch and Craig Lynn.
School Board Chairman Gary Sparkman stated the three applicants would be interviewed at a date yet to be determined.
He said the interview process would help with an understanding of the vision the candidates have for the future of White County’s school system and how their views coincide with those already envisioned by the school board.
“We need to get a feel for what they have in mind to lead the White County school system and see if … CONTINUED


Elementary hoops tournament gets underway today

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The annual elementary school basketball tournament gets underway today at the middle school with each team shooting to make it to Saturday’s championship day.
The small school teams will all play tonight with the top seeded Doyle girls tipping things off at 4 p.m. against Central View. Following that game, Cassville’s boys, the number one seed, will take on Central View. At 6 p.m., the BonDeCroft and Cassville girls’ will square off with the Doyle and BondeCroft boys’ wrapping up the night of action.
The four winners from those games will advance to Saturday’s championship games also to be played at WCMS. The small division girls’ title game … CONTINUED


Smyrna proves tough road trip for Warriorettes

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tasha Delaney protects the ball from a Smyrna defender.

Warriorette coach Bryan Haley talks to his team during a timeout.

Turnovers and poor shooting proved the downfall of the Warriorettes when they traveled to Smyrna Friday to take on the Lady Bulldogs.
The meeting was only the third ever between the two girls’ basketball programs with Smyrna having won the previous two. The last time the two met was back in December of 1980 in Smyrna’s Christmas tournament. Prior to that, the only other meeting was in the region tournament in 1962.
Over the past few seasons, the Lady Bulldogs have been consistently among the top teams in … CONTINUED


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