Youth basketball sign-ups begin

Posted on October 22, 2018 8:08 am 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 $45 for one child, $60 for two siblings, and $65 for three siblings.

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


Lions roll past Warriors in the final home game of the season

Posted on October 22, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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Caleb Charleson looks for running room, on Friday night, against Columbia.

To say Friday night didn’t go as the Warriors hoped it would go would probably be quite the understatement when the Warriors took on the Columbia Central Lions in the Warriors’ final home game of the season.

The host Warriors struggled in every part of the game, and the Lions would pull away for a 43-0 win.

Friday night’s game was a battle between a pair of teams that were battling not for a playoff spot, as both sides had already been eliminated from playoff contention, but also two teams that were trying to build momentum for … Read More


Peewee Warriors cap off an undefeated season

Posted on October 22, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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The Peewee Warriors capped off an 11-0 season with a hard-fought victory over Jamestown, on Oct. 13, by a final score of 16-0.

The Warriors opened up the game with the ball. It didn’t take long for Griffin Adams to strike. After a few short runs by Gabe Palmer and Tate Pinion, Adams struck for a 50-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion pass would be good to Clay Brewington to give the Warriors an 8-0 lead. Both defenses would take over, with hard hit after hard hit, and the score would remain 8-0 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Warriors would start putting a drive together in the … Read More


Checking in with local college football players

Posted on October 18, 2018 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

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With most teams reaching the midway point in their season, here is a look at how some of the local college football players are doing this season.

Andrew Cantrell, a freshman punter at Tusculum College, has been trying to make a name for himself at Tusculum. So far this season, Cantrell is averaging 39.6 yards per punt and has pushed the opposing teams inside their 20-yard line 11 times. Cantrell’s best day punting came against Lenior-Rhyne when he set a program single-game record, with 458 punting yards on a record-tying 11 punts. Cantrell’s 11 punts on the day averaged 41.6 yards per punt.

So far this season, the … Read More


Warriors host Columbia Central Lions on Friday

Posted on October 18, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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The Warriors will be looking to snap a 22-game losing skid when the Columbia Central Lions visit Friday for senior night and the final home game of the season.

The Warriors and the Lions will be meeting for the fourth time ever on Friday night. The Warriors are 0-3 vs. Columbia. The two met in 2001, 2002, and last season. In 2001, the Warriors were defeated by the Lions 48-20, and, in 2002, the Lions came away with a 63-13 win. Last season, the Warriors trailed the Lions 57-0 at the half and lost by a final score of 66-0.

So far this season, the Lions are 3-5 … Read More


6th grade team opens up home slate with a pair of wins

Posted on October 18, 2018 1:01 pm by Sparta Live

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By Eli Rushing

Both the Warriors and Warriorettes of White County Middle School had successful home games this past Monday night.

The sixth grade teams faced off against the Wildcats of Allardt Middle and dominated from start to finish.

The Warriorettes kicked off the night with a first quarter shutout of the Wildcats and opened their game on a 16-0 run. Led by the scrappy defense of Luci McKee, the Warriorettes set the tone for the contest by scrambling for steals and hustling on fast break opportunities. Though their scoring slowed in the second, they never relented on defense and allowed only 2 points through the first half, … Read More


Cross Country competes in their final tune-up before regional

Posted on October 15, 2018 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

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Members of the Warriorettes’ cross-country team include (L-R) Evan Welch, Macey Tollison, and Abigail Welch.

The lone member of the Warriors’ cross-country team is Gabe Sparkman.

The White County High School 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 WCHS cross-country team competed in the Mid State Cross Country Association championship, on Oct. 13, 2018, as their final tune-up for the Region 3AAA race, which will be Oct. 24, at Camp Jordan, in East Ridge, Tennessee.

At the MSCCA this past weekend, at Buckner City Park, in Dickson County, three of … Read More


Warriors fall to the Falcons

Posted on October 15, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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Hunter Pope brings down Lincoln County’s ball carrier in Thursday night’s game. (Photo by HANNAH LEFTWICH)

Allen Shoupe dives into the end zone for one of his two scores, on Thursday night. Shoupe finished the game with 26 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns. (Photo by HANNAH LEFTWICH)

The Warriors’ defense brings down the Lincoln County runner in Thursday night’s game. (Photo by HANNAH LEFTWICH)

Missed opportunities were the downfall of the White County High School football team, on Thursday night, at Dee Harris Field. The Warrior football team offensively moved the football and was able to find the end zone three times, on Thursday night. However, … Read More


Warriors and Lincoln County face off Thursday night

Posted on October 11, 2018 12:12 pm by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Warriors will play host to region opponent Lincoln County Falcons, on Thursday night, on Dee Harris Field. The game was moved up this week. This week, the Warriors will have Thursday night lights instead of Friday.

This will only be the second time the Warriors and Lincoln County have ever met each other on the gridiron. Last year, the Falcons picked up the win over the Warriors by a final score of 45-6.

Lincoln County sits at 2-5 on the season and 1-2 on in region play. The Falcons opened up the season with a 2-0 record picking up wins over Lawrence County … Read More


White County Middle School Warriors come up short in CTC Bowl

Posted on October 11, 2018 11:11 am by Andy Southard

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The White County Middle School Warriors tried to do what no other team had been able to all season long, on Saturday afternoon, at Franklin County High School. The Warriors had the tough task of trying to take down the South Middle School Trojans, who came into the contest undefeated. Although the Warriors gave the Trojans their closest game of the year, the Trojans would pull away in the second half to pick up the 36-14 win.

The Trojans would strike first, scoring on their second play of the day to go up 8-0, with 3:21 remaining in the first quarter.

From there, neither team could do much … Read More


Peewee and Senior Warriors headed to Super Bowl

Posted on October 11, 2018 11:11 am by Andy Southard

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It was a hot and eventful day at the Warriors youth stadium on Saturday, as all three Warrior youth football teams took the field to try and earn their spot in the Super Bowl.

The day started with the Peewee Warriors staying perfect on the season and claiming the western conference title, with a 35-21 win over the Smith County Owls. Griffin Adams continued his dominance, as he ran for four touchdowns and over 250 yards. Ashton Thurman also had a 55-yard score. Clay Brewington, Gabe Palmer, and Griffin Adams, who combined to make 24 tackles, led the Warriors’ defense. The Peewee Warriors will try to finish off … Read More


WCHS volleyball season ends

Posted on October 8, 2018 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School volleyball season came to an early end in the play-in game of the District 6AAA tournament, which was being held at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.

The Warriorettes finished fifth in the regular season and had to take on the fourth-seeded Warren County Lady Pioneers in last Monday’s play-in game. The two had split their regular-season meetings, and the play-in game went down to the wire.

Warren County would jump out to an early 1-0 lead, winning the first set 25-13. The Warriorettes would battle back to win the next two games 25-18 and 25-22 to bring them one game away from moving on in … Read More


Warriors struggle against Patriots

Posted on October 8, 2018 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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The Warriors were trying to make a statement, on Friday night, when they traveled to Franklin to take on the eighth-ranked Class 5A team. However, the Patriots used their balanced attack to take down the Warriors by a final score of 55-7.

The Warriors fell behind early and were never able to recover. The Patriots would jump out to an early 35-0 lead by the half. In the second half, the Warriors would score their only touchdown of the game, but the Patriots would add three more scores to pick up the win.

The Patriots would open up the game with the ball first. The Patriots would drive … Read More


Van Buren County volleyball team wins District Champion title

Posted on October 5, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Van Buren County’s volleyball team sealed the deal last night as the took home the title of District Champions. The last district win for the Van Buren County Eaglettes volleyball team was in 2001. L-R: Coach Sara Hickerson, Emma Scoggins, Chloe Hillis, Jadeah McCurry, Gabrianna Young, Hannah Sullivan, Gracie Austin, Taylor Robinson, Desarai Baker, Riley Scoggins, Jaylyn Hankins, and Kaelynn Kersh.


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