WCHS BBQ dinner a huge success

Posted on October 19, 2017 3:03 pm by Andy Southard

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If the preseason fundraiser is any indication or foreshadowing of things to come, it should be a successful year for the White County High School basketball teams.

The two teams combined to sell 585 tickets for a recent barbecue dinner, which was held Oct. 12. Each of those tickets admitted two people to the dinner, which was sponsored by the Bank of White County.

The cafeteria was packed almost the entire night, with the crowd spilling over into the cafeteria annex for seating.

Third-year Warriorette head coach Michael Dodgen took the microphone to start the night and welcomed everyone. He was speaking on behalf of himself, both basketball … Read More


Cantrell, Boruff, Matlock riding high on college football successes

Posted on October 19, 2017 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

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Cantrell and Tusculum are 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. Tusculum is on a two-game win streak right now after coming from behind this past weekend to win 32-31 in double-overtime over the defending SAC champions Newberry. The Pioneers snapped the Wolves’ 12-game SAC winning streak.

Cantrell was named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Football Special Teams Player of the Week and the Bo jangles’ Athlete of the Week for his performance this past weekend. Cantrell averaged 43.1 yards per punt this weekend and pinned all eight of his punt attempts inside the 20-yard line, on Saturday. Cantrell flipped field position … Read More


Cross Country competes in final tune-up before regional meet

Posted on October 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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Cross Country season is heading into the stretch run, and the local runners will have their most important races over the next couple of weeks.

The White County High School Cross Country team competed in the Mid State Cross Country Association championship last Saturday as their final tune-up for the Region 3AAA race, which will be held at Camp Jordan, in East Ridge, Tennessee, on Oct. 24.

The MSCCA this past weekend at Buckner City Park, in Dickson County, saw 199 girls and 251 boys compete in just the 3A competition.

The top finisher for the WCHS girls was Evan Welch, with a time of 19:48, which put … Read More


Youth Basketball sign-ups begin

Posted on October 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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Sparta Youth Basketball is making plans for another season.

The organization has divisions for players from age 3 all the way to 17. There are three sign-up dates for players interested in competing this season. Players must sign up and try out at one of the times. Players that are eligible to stay in the same age division need to fill out new forms and pay entry fees at one of the dates.

All sign-ups will be at Findlay Elementary School gymnasium. The cost is $40 for one child, $55 for two siblings, and $60 for three.

Age divisions are as follows. (Ages are based on Aug. 1 … Read More


Warriors face tough test Friday

Posted on October 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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The Warrior football team will be squaring off against one of the toughest teams on their schedule this Friday night when they travel to Columbia to take on the Columbia High School Lions.

These two teams will meet for only the third time, on Friday night. The Warriors are 0-2 vs. Columbia. The two met in 2001 and 2002. In 2001, the Warriors were defeated by the Lions 48-20, and in 2002, the Lions came away with a 63-13 win. The Warriors will try to end this losing streak on Friday night.

The Lions are coming into Friday night’s game at 6-2. Their two losses have come at … Read More


Warriors fall to Falcons

Posted on October 16, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Clay Howard brings down a Lincoln County runner in Friday night’s game.

Will Griggs takes off around the corner. Griggs scored the Warriors only touchdown on Friday night with a 34-yard run in the third quarter.

The Warrior football team’s struggles continued Friday night at Lincoln County as they fell to 0-8 on the season, with a 45-6 loss to the Falcons in Region 5-5A action.

WCHS struggled to move the ball offensively and could not slow down the Falcons. Lincoln County would score on their first three possession. The Falcons would get a field goal, a punt return for a touchdown, and a rushing touchdown to take … Read More


WCMS 6th grade teams get a win to start off their season

Posted on October 12, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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Celeste Reed goes up for a layup in Tuesday night’s win vs. Coffee County. Reed finished with 11 points.

Owen Adams looks to make a pass in Tuesday night’s win vs. Coffee County. Adams finished the game with 8 points.

The White County Middle School 6th grade basketball teams tipped their seasons off on Tuesday night with a matchup against Coffee County Middle School. Both the Warriors and Warriorettes were able to come away with pretty decisive victories.

The Warriorettes got things going on the night picking up a 36-11, and the Warriors followed suit picking up a 44-26 win.

In the girls’ game, neither team could get … Read More


Warriorettes’ soccer falls in the first round of the district tournament

Posted on October 12, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Warriorettes’ soccer team saw their 2017 fall season come to a close in the opening round of the District 6AAA tournament. The Warriorettes traveled to Warren County and were defeated 8-0 by the Lady Pioneers bringing their season to a close. The Warriorettes were without four starters for the game. The Warriorettes will graduate eight seniors off of this year’s team. The seniors are Hannah England, Dani Auberger, Maria Barker, Millie Simmons, Mason Mullins, Jessie Green, Hannah Dycus, and Danya Jackson. In the photo above, Millie Simmons sends the ball up field in the Warriorettes’ soccer game on Saturday night vs. Warren County.


Cross Country improves times in Alabama race

Posted on October 12, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Cross Country team traveled to Oakville, Alabama, this past weekend to compete in the Jesse Owens Classic. The Warriorettes had two runners finish in the top 100 runners out of 260 runners in the Girls’ Silver Division.

Evan Welch continued her excellent season, finishing in third place in the race. Welch finished with a season-best time of 19:31. Katie Anderson was the other runner who finished in the top 100, finishing the race in 75th place with a season-best time of 22:36. Macey Tollison finished next for the Warriorettes, with a time of 24:41. Ashlee Sherrell ran the race and finished with a … Read More


Both Warrior youth football teams finish runner-up

Posted on October 12, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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Warrior Youth Football wrapped up its 2017 season Saturday playing in the West Division Championships for Middle TN Youth Football. The Senior and Peewee age divisions were both defeated leaving them runners-up in their respective division. The Warriors have faced fierce opposition this year and can’t wait to be back hitting the gridiron in 2018.

The Peewee Warriors faced the undefeated Cookeville Cavaliers who averaged nearly 40 points a game this season. The Warriors started off right winning the toss and executing their game plan to keep the talented Cookeville offense off the field as long as possible. After several first downs and short runs the Warriors controlled … Read More


Warriors will travel to Lincoln County Friday night

Posted on October 12, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Warriors will hit the road this week when they travel to Fayetteville to take on Lincoln County High School.

This will be the first time the Warriors and the Falcons have ever met each other on the gridiron. This will also be a battle to see who can pick up their first region win of the season. The Falcons sit at 1-6 on the season and 0-3 in region play. The Falcons lone win this season came against Giles County. The Falcons picked up a 17-7 win over the Bobcats.

Lincoln County’s offense is set up similar to the Warriors’ spread option look. … Read More


WCHS soccer wins final game of the season

Posted on October 9, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School soccer team won its final game of the season, on Thursday night. The Warriorettes defeated the Smith County Owls 2-0. The Warriorettes got their first goal early in the game from Millie Simmons. Jessie Green got the final goal of the night on a penalty kick with less than two minutes remaining. The Warriorettes took on Warren County, Saturday night, in the first round of the district tournament, but the stats were not available at press time. See Thursday’s Expositor for full details. Pictured is Kasey Scarlett as she sends the ball up field in Thursday night’s game vs. Smith County.


White County/Van Buren County youth baseball team wins Algood Youth Fall Baseball League

Posted on October 9, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Members of the White County/Van Buren County youth baseball team that competed in the fall baseball league, in Algood, won the championship last week. Standing, L-R: Paul Dylan Bickford, Kolt Norris, T.J. Sullivan, Reece Wallace, Callyn Sullivan; kneeling, L-R: Zaide Brady, Blaine Floyd, Brennan Burchett, Lucas Phillips, Rhoane Wharton, Conner Shannon.


Warriorettes’ golf team finishes sixth place in state tournament

Posted on October 9, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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White County High School was well represented at the Large Class Girls’ State Tournament last Tuesday and Wednesday.

All three members of the Warriorettes’ team were making their first appearance this year, and one could say that nerves got to them on their first day in the tournament.

“They were nervous on Tuesday,” said White County Coach Eric Mitchell. “They hit it well during the practice round on Monday. Then, on Tuesday, on the first tee (no. 10), which is a hard-starting hole because you have to hit it across the water, you could tell they were nervous. Mackenzie, Makenzie, and Ansley were playing good competition this week, … Read More


Warriors slow down but can’t stop Patriots on Homecoming

Posted on October 9, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Grayson Johnson looks for running room Friday night vs. Page. Johnson led the Warriors in rushing yards with 41.

Will Griggs turns the corner in Friday night’s game vs. Page. Griggs played quarterback for the Warriors on Friday night.

The Warrior football team meant to make a statement Friday night at Warrior Stadium when they took on the state’s eighth-ranked Class 5A team, and, for the first half, they did just that.

WCHS held the Page Patriots to just 14 points in the first 24 minutes, and the Patriots took a 14-0 lead into the halftime. But, after halftime, the Patriots would score 14 points in a matter … Read More


Peewee and Senior Warriors are headed to championship

Posted on October 9, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Tripp Pinion finds a hole in the defense and takes off.

Griffin Adams runs the ball in for a score on Saturday afternoon.

The Warrior Youth football teams competed in the 2017 Middle TN Youth football conference playoffs Sept. 30. Two of the three teams will advance and play for the West Division Championship, on Oct. 7,at Upperman High School. The Junior Warriors fought hard but came up short by one touchdown ending their 2017 season. The Senior and Peewee age groups advanced. The Senior division will face a tough Smith County Owl team, while the Peewee Warriors will go against the undefeated Cookeville team.

The Peewee Warriors’ … Read More


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