Monthly Archives: December 2016

In-state rival Lipscomb downs Golden Eagles in rugged contest

Posted on December 2, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team couldn’t match a torrid pace from 3-point range set by Lipscomb Thursday evening, as the Bisons (3-6) downed the Golden Eagles (2-6) in a rugged and hard-nosed contest in Nashville, 104-85.

Lipscomb was nearly infallible over the game’s first 20 minutes, firing at a 75.0 percent rate from beyond the 3-point arc and 61.5 percent mark from the field. The Bisons finished 9-for-12 in the half, scoring 54 points while the Golden Eagles struggled to match the offensive output.

Tech finished the half a cold 0-for-7 from downtown and shot just 34.6 percent from the floor. … CONTINUED


Tammy Sue “Pistol” Wilhite

Posted on December 2, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tammy Sue “Pistol” Wilhite, 51, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2016, at her residence

Pistol was born Aug. 30, 1965, in White County.

She had been the sports editor for The Expositor for the last 22 years. Prior to her journalism career, she worked in the human resources department at Allied Signal.

Pistol was a beloved member of the community and had served as a coach to countless White County children in the different youth sports leagues for many years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Porter Wilhite and her grandparents, Sim and Lela Wilhite and Clay and Austie Sells Nation.

Survivors include her … CONTINUED


Saying goodbye to a legendary sports writer, faithful friend and God’s angel

Posted on December 1, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

As I sit at my desk at The Expositor, the view to my immediate left encompasses an area that has been filled with beautiful smiles, sweet conversations and lots of laughter.

How do you say goodbye to someone who was larger than life – someone who was always beside you through the numerous ups and downs of life? Where have 20 years gone?

Tammy “Pistol” Wilhite – how can I ever find the right words to explain to those who did not know you just exactly what a wonderful human being had graced this earth for such a brief time?

Pistol was the epitome of a true sports … CONTINUED


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