Monthly Archives: December 2012

Warriorettes fall to McMinn in consolation game

Posted on December 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sonic Shootout fourth place. After winning their first game in the tournament, the Warriorettes lost back to back games and finished fourth. They were defeated in the consolation game by McMinn County by a score of 65-58.

Taking aim. Latha Wilson takes aim for a three pointer during the consolation game loss to McMinn County.

After falling into the consolation game, the Warriorettes found themselves matched up against a team, McMinn County, they had already beaten earlier this season.
In that game, the Warriorettes fell behind early to the Lady Cherokees, but battled back to take the win. This time, WCHS fell behind again, battled back to take … Read More


Warriors finish runner-up in Sonic Shootout

Posted on December 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Over the defense. Allen Newport puts up a shot over the outstretched arms of an Oakland defender during the championship game of the Sonic Shootout. The Warriors return to action Friday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium against Clarkrange.

Second place finish. The Warrior basketball team finished runner-up in the fifth annual Sonic Shootout. They were defeated by Oakland 49-37 in the title game.

The White County High School Warriors found themselves in the Sonic Shootout championship game for the fourth time in the last five years, but were not able to defend their title against a very talented Oakland Patriot team.
The Warriors squared off against a team against … Read More


Warriorettes split first two games of Sonic Shootout

Posted on December 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

To the hoop. Loren Foster drives to the hoop for two points in the 58-27 opening game win over Bledsoe County in the Sonic Shootout.

The White County High School Warriorettes opened the fifth annual Sonic Shootout with a decisive win, but then fell into the consolation bracket with a narrow loss.
WCHS rolled to the opening round win over Bledsoe County by a score of 58-27 during Thursday’s opening round, but then suffered a 65-60 setback in the semifinals to Harpeth Hall.
The Warriorettes led from the beginning to the end against Bledsoe County. Loren Foster, who led WCHS with 15 points in the win, opened the … Read More


Warriors cruise to Sonic Shootout title game

Posted on December 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making a move to the basket. Kane Young heads to the basket for two of his 11 points in the win over Franklin County in the opening round of the Sonic Shootout.

The White County High School Warriors cruised into the finals of the 5th annual Sonic Shootout.
The Warriors opened tournament play with a 59-47 win over Franklin County (6-10) and then dominated Shelbyville in the semifinals 71-45. WCHS only trailed one time in their two first round games and that came in the first minute of the game against Shelbyville when the Golden Eagles took the 3-2 lead on a conventional three-point play.
In the win … Read More


Sonic Shootout Day 2 Results

Posted on December 29, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The schedule for the final day of the Sonic Shootout is set.
One of the White County High School teams played their way into the final while one had to settle for a spot in the third place contest.
The Warriors (10-4) advanced to the championship game with a 71-45 defeat of Shelbyville in Friday’s semifinal game.  Kane Young and Kordell Henderson led the way with 13 points each.
The Warriorettes fell into the consolation game with a 65-60 defeat at the hands of Harpeth Hall in Friday’s final game.  Allyson Quillen led the Warriorettes (11-3) with 14 points. 
The WCHS boys will take on Oakland, a 55-36 … Read More


Sonic Shootout Day 1 Results

Posted on December 28, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The first day of the 2012 Sonic Shootout is complete.
The Warriors and Warriorettes both advanced in the winner’s bracket with opening day victories.  The Warriorettes defeated Bledsoe County 58-27 as Loren Foster led the way with15 points.  They will now take on Harpeth Hall Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the tournament semifinals.
Harpeth Hall advanced with a 60-44 win over Franklin.
The Warriors also moved into the semifinals with a 59-47 win over Franklin County behind four double figure scorers led by the 17 points of A.J. Wilkerson.  The WCHS boys will take on Shelbyville, a 75-67 winner over Smith County, at 6 p.m. Friday.
Other first … Read More


Sonic Shootout tips off Thursday at WCHS

Posted on December 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In the Smokies. The Warriorettes traveled to Sevierville last week to compete in the Winterfest Shootout and are pictured above in Gatlinburg. They went 2-1 in the tournament and finished runner-up to Alcoa. They will be back in action this week when they host their own tournament, the Sonic Shootout. The Warriorettes take on Bledsoe County Thursday at 6 p.m.

On the beach. The Warriors took time out from their busy schedule to pose for a picture on the beach at Hilton Head Island. The WCHS boys won just one of their three games in the tournament over the weekend. They will be back in action Thursday night

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THP plans DUI enforcement for Christmas holiday

Posted on December 24, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Staff Writer
pamela@myspartanews.com
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in full force beginning at midnight on Dec. 21 through midnight on Dec. 25 to ensure that travelers safely reach their destinations by removing impaired drivers from the road and enforcing seat belt laws.
During last year’s Christmas holiday, nine people were killed on Tennessee roadways in six traffic crashes. According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 66 percent of those crashes involved alcohol, and half of those killed were not wearing seat belts. One pedestrian was also killed.
There were no fatalities in White County last year.
THP Colonel Tracey Trott says tat the holidays … Read More


Celebrate the Holidays with Seafood

Posted on December 24, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lobster Salad with Asparagus Herb Mayonnaise

Pan-Seared Cod Fish

The holidays are the perfect time to gather with your nearest and dearest to create lasting memories. But who says you have to follow the same traditions as in years past? For a fresh take on the holidays, celebrate with a Spanish-inspired feast of seafood.
Seafood is a culinary mainstay in various parts of Spain, and it’s a big part of Nochebuena celebrations. Nochebuena is the name Spaniards give to Christmas Eve, but you can enjoy a Nochebuena-style dinner any time during the holidays with these delicious recipes from MartÌn CÛdax Winery in Rias Baixas, Spain. Here’s how:
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Drug and child abuse charges filed in meth lab incident

Posted on December 24, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sgt. Daniel Trivette of the White County Sheriff Department went to the home of Mark Rhea, 39, of Sparta to serve a violation of probation warrant, however, when officers arrived, they noticed a distinct smell that they recognized as methamphetamine and further drug charges have now been made.
According to Sgt. Trivette’s report, at approximately 9:13 p.m. on Dec. 14, he went to the Darkey Springs Road home, along with Deputies Nick Dunn and Andy Julian, to serve a violation of probation warrant that stems from previous charges of theft over $500 and promotion to manufacture methamphetamine.
Before going to the home, Deputy Dunn spoke with Rhea’s probation … Read More


Jail administrator aids in capture of wanted fugitive

Posted on December 24, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

On Dec. 11, a suspicious man in the foyer of the White County Justice Center set off an alarm for jail administrator Major Joe Taylor, who recognized him as a wanted fugitive and aided in the suspect’s apprehension.
According to Public Information Officer Detective Chris Isom, Major Taylor was in the foyer of the Justice Center when he noticed a man who appeared to be acting suspicious, wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head while accompanying someone into court.
The suspect’s suspicious behavior drew the attention of Major Taylor, who quickly recognized him as Jason Wayne Johnson, who had three warrants for his arrest for … Read More


Warriors split first two games in Hilton Head

Posted on December 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tossing in 20. Warrior freshman Cade Crosland led the Warriors with 20 points in their opening round loss to Andrews, South Carolina in the Hilton Head tournament. They bounced back with a win over Smith County in their second game. The Warriors will be back in action Thursday at home in the Sonic Shootout against Franklin County. That game is the eighth game of the day and is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start.

The White County High School Warriors made a trip to the beach for their pre-Christmas tournament.
They opened play in the Seahawk Holiday Classic in Hilton Head on Friday with a 92-84 loss to … Read More


Warriorettes fall to Alcoa in Winterfest title game

Posted on December 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Runner-up. The White County High School Warriorette basketball team finished second in the Winterfest Shootout hosted by Sevier County over the weekend. Alcoa defeated WCHS 62-57 in the title game. The Warriorettes, who won two of three games in the tournament, return to action Thursday at 6 p.m. against Bledsoe County in the Sonic Shootout.

The Warriorettes (10-2) made their first appearance in two tries in the Winterfest Shootout championship game, but was never really able to get over the hurdle and fell 62-57 to Alcoa (6-5).
WCHS led four times in the game, but never by more than two points. Three of those leads came in the … Read More


Warriorettes earn spot in title game with two wins

Posted on December 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Laying it in. Bella Taylor had a solid tournament off the bench for the Warriorettes. The sophomore came up with some big plays in the two wins that helped jump start key runs during the games.

The White County High School Warriorette basketball team picked up wins in the opening two rounds of the Winterfest Shootout hosted by Sevier County High School earning a spot in the event’s second title game.
Both games saw WCHS push out to big leads only to see their opponents battle back, but the Warriorettes were able to hold them off for the win.
WCHS opened tourney play with a 53-50 win over … Read More


Warriorettes advance to Winterfest title game

Posted on December 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorette basketball team will be taking on Alcoa Saturday at 6 p.m. in the championship game of the Winterfest Shootout in Sevierville.
The Warriorettes (10-1) reached the title game with two wins in which they built double figure leads, saw their lead get cut into drastically, but were able to hold on for the wins.
In Thursday’s opening round, they defeated Heritage (10-3) 53-50. They led by 10 with just over two minutes left, but had to hold on for the win. Allyson Quillen led the way with 12 points.
They built a 14-point halftime lead over Sevier County (5-6) in Friday’s semifinal game, saw that lead … Read More


Donna Katherine Sims

Posted on December 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donna Katherine Sims, 71, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 13, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Sims was born June 13, 1941, in Sparta, the daughter of Donald Gaines and Clara Dean Collins Stewart.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James “Bud” Stewart; and a great-grandson, Oliver Tylka.
Survivors include her husband, George Sims, of Sparta; four sons, Rick Sims and wife Felecia, Greg Sims and wife Janet, Mike Sims and wife Kay, David Sims and wife Tina; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many friends and neighbors.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Dec. 16, 2012, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn … Read More


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