Monthly Archives: March 2012

Warrior baseball goes 2-1 in tourney

Posted on March 19, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

First career starts. Both Blake Lynn (left) and Ethan M. Roberts (right) got their first career high school starts during Friday’s games in the South Pitt Invitational. Lynn led the Warriors to the 3-1 win over Marion County recording 10 strikeouts. Roberts, a freshman, got the 5-2 win over Stone Memorial. He had 11 k’s. The Warriors travel to Bledsoe County Tuesday.

Safe at home. Kane Young slides home scoring a run in the win over Marion County Saturday morning. The Warriors won two of three in the weekend tournament.

It took three tries before the Warrior baseball team ever got to get on the field in the … Read More

Inaugural WCHS Alumni Football game set

Posted on March 19, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County High School has announced plans to host their first-ever Alumni Football game.
The event, which will be an 8-on-8 flag football game, will be played Friday, May 18th at 5:30 p.m. It will precede the Maroon and Gray spring game which will mark the end of spring practice.
The game will be open to all former WCHS football players who completed their high school careers as members of the football team.
First year Warrior head coach, Matthan Houser, discussed what brought about the idea for an alumni game.
“We want to get the community involved with our program, especially our Warrior alums. We have a wonderful … Read More

Hellonise Powell Dodson

Posted on March 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hellonise Powell Dodson, 95, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2012, at Life Care Assisted Living Center, in Sparta.
Mrs. Dodson was born Oct. 14, 1916, in Petal, Miss., to Daniel B. Powell and Verlie Hilbun Powell.
She attended schools in Jefferson Parish, New Orleans, La. After attending college at Jones County Junior College, in Ellisville, Miss., and at Loyola, in New Orleans, she returned to teach elementary school in the Jefferson Parish, La., school system. Mrs. Dodson liked to talk about her most memorable year of teaching when she taught at a school located down the Mississippi River from New Orleans where she would ride the ferry … Read More

Mrs. Billie Jean Rogers

Posted on March 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billie Jean Rogers, 81, of Sparta, passed from this life March 15, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Rogers was born May 30, 1930, in Sparta, to William F. and Daisy Haston Rogers.
She was a member of Sparta First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Gladys Trimble and Gertrude Schwartz.
Survivors include her husband, Edd Rogers of Sparta; two sons, Eddie Rogers and wife Elaine, of Sparta, Ronnie Rogers and wife Beverly, of Sparta; sister, Mable Gassaway, of Seaford, Del.; two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Lollar and husband Bill of Ooltewah,
Barbara Frasier and husband Harry, of Lenoir City; three grandchildren, … Read More

James Edward Keathley

Posted on March 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Edward Keathley, 81, of Fayetteville, and a former resident of White County, passed away March 14, 2012.
Mr. Keathley was born Oct. 21, 1930, in the Peeled Chestnut community of White County, to James and Verta Hutchings Keathley.
After graduation from White County High School, Mr. Keathley moved to Detroit and worked for General Motors. After retiring, he moved closer to family in Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Jessie Lotte and Joyce Winn; daughter, Sharon Bryant; and brother, Charles Keathley.
Survivors include three daughters, Michelle Burkey and husband Mikel, of Eagleville, Karen Burak, of Spring Hill, Debbie Carrillo and husband Greg, of Fayetteville; … Read More

Elizabeth Jeanette Officer

Posted on March 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

 Elizabeth Jeanette Officer, 74, of Sparta, passed away March 16, 2012, at her home.
Ms. Officer was born June 6, 1937, to Mack and Willie Frances Carrick Officer.
She attended nursing school at Tennessee State University, in Nashville, and was valedictorian of her senior class at Darwin High School. She was a nurse’s aid at White County Hospital and a caregiver to her mother and late brother, Herbert Earl Officer. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, going to church and spending time with her family and friends.
She preceded in death by her parents; brother, Herbert Earl officer; sisters, Mattie Lou Gardenhire, Mildred Lane; and brother, Paul Officer.
Survivors include … Read More

Track team defined by hard work

Posted on March 16, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Track team seniors. WCHS has six seniors on the 2012 track team. They are: (front) Tyler Rice and back row (l to r): Alex Stover, Hampton Cunningham, Danielle Willhite, Jacob Anderson and Rachel Kolodziej.

WCHS track team. The members of the WCHS 2012 track team are (front row, l to r): Cody Stamps, Tyler Rice, Hunter McCoy and Jacob Anderson. Second row: Dustin Brock, Matt Howard, Alex Stover, Nikole Pryor, Hannah McCoy, Keisha Williams, Rachel Kolodziej, Ali Justus and Hampton Cunningham. Back row: Coach Mark Voyles, Lindsey Phillips, Danielle Willhite, Andrea Richardson, Breanna Smith, Sarah Webb and Coach Dave Bruce.

WCHS track coach, David Bruce, defines his 2012 … Read More

Tennis opens with district wins over CCHS

Posted on March 16, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Getting a win in your season opener is always a good thing. It’s even better when that win comes in district competition.
The White County High School tennis team had a great opening day of action Tuesday in Crossville. Not only did they win, but also both the Warriors and Warriorettes captured District 6AAA victories over the Cumberland County teams.
The Warriorettes picked up the 6-3 win over the Lady Jets while the Warriors won seven of the nine matches on their side of the contest.
The Warriors wasted little time getting started in their season opener. They opened with three doubles victories jumping out to the 3-0 … Read More

Softball falls to 0-3

Posted on March 16, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lead off double. Morgan Voyles not only led off the season for the Warriorettes with a double, but did it on the very first pitch of the game. WCHS was, however, defeated twice by DeKalb on Monday and lost at Upperman Tuesday.

The Warriorette softball team is still in search of their first win of the season three games into the spring campaign.
WCHS dropped both ends of a doubleheader Monday at home against DeKalb County and then traveled to Upperman on Tuesday and fell to 0-3. The Tigerettes took 9-3 and 6-3 wins over the Warriorettes. WCHS followed that with a 4-2 loss to the Lady Bees.… Read More

Warriors split first two

Posted on March 16, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A play at the plate. Warrior catcher, Jake Young, attempts to tag the runner coming home during the first inning of the 14-4 win over Cannon County. WCHS was defeated on Monday 6-4 by Upperman. The Warriors play in a tournament this weekend.

The White County High School baseball team is 1/3 of an inning away from being 2-0 after two days of the season.
The Warriors, facing off against a pair of District 8AA teams in as many days, led Upperman at home Monday 4-2 with two outs in the top of the seventh, but were defeated by the Bees. WCHS bounced back and picked up their … Read More

WCHS soccer opens season with 6-0 shutout

Posted on March 16, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leading the shut out. Bradley Barker stepped in and led the Warrior soccer team to a 6-0 shut out of Sequatchie County in their season opener Tuesday.

The White County High School Warrior soccer team opened their 2012 season with a 6-0 shut out victory over Sequatchie County Tuesday in Dunlap.
Bolstered by a shut out performance by the defense led by Bradley Barker in goal, the Warriors got their season off to a 1-0 start. Five different players scored goals in the varsity contest. C.D. Hindenberger led the way with two goals.
WCHS scored the first goal of the season in the 15th minute of the game … Read More

Gladys Carter

Posted on March 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Gladys Carter, 90, of Sparta passed away March 13, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Carter as born Oct. 27, 1921, in White County, to John H. Brown and Ann Bennett Brown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Paris Brown, John H. Brown; sisters, Mae McBride, Jewell Buck; and a granddaughter, Courtney Spiron.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Lloyd Carter, of Sparta; daughters, Carolyn Kimsey and husband Barry, of Whitwell, Margaret Spiron and husband Charles, of Goldsboro, N.C.; sisters, Elise Morris, Enzena Pierce, both of Sparta; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., March … Read More

Hellonise Dodson

Posted on March 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hellonise Dodson, 95, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2012, at Life CAre Center of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Clifton Day

Posted on March 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Richard Clifton Day, 89, of Sparta, passed away March 5, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Day was born Sept. 3, 1922, to William and Sally Knowles Day.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Ralph Day and Laverne Day.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a member of Disabled Veterans and the American Legion. He was a carpenter by trade and a Boy Scout leader where he received the Long Rifle Award.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Hazel Rittenberry Day, of Sparta; son Dale Day and wife Renee, of Mt. Juliet; two … Read More

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