Roberts holds autograph session

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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Part of the job of being a big leaguer is dealing with an admiring public, particularly fans who want a closer look and an autograph to take away a souvenir or proof of their brief encounter with “fame.”

On Saturday morning, a White County High School graduate, who just had his name called in the fourth round of the June Major League Draft did just that, TTU closer and Chicago Cubs signee Ethan Roberts. Roberts held a free autograph signing for his fans at Electronic Express, in Cookeville.

Roberts, who will report for Instructional League, on June 19, said that he wanted to give back to his fans … Read More


Warrior basketball wraps up camp

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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Kade Clark goes up for a shot over a Columbia defender in Wednesday’s game.

As the dead period nears, the Warrior basketball team has nearly completed all of its June schedule practices and camps.

The TSSAA sets aside the last week of June and the first week of July as the dead period when no teams can practice. Before that dead period, basketball teams are allowed to practice and can compete in 10 days of team-against-team competition.

The Warriors played in two of their days this past week at Tennessee Tech team camp. The Warriors struggled on both of their days, losing three of their four games. The … Read More


Van Buren County basketball teams in summer action

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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Hunter Evans, of Van Buren County, goes up for a shot over a defender in a game at Tennessee Tech.

Like the White County High School teams, the Van Buren County High School basketball teams are spending the month of June working.

The Van Buren girls competed in a team camp at Van Buren County High School, on Friday, and will be in action at Eagleville this week. They are working hard to improve over the summer.

The Eagles traveled to Tennessee Tech, on Wednesday, and Thursday, and also hosted a big play day, on Saturday, in which they competed.

The Eaglettes played in their own play day, … Read More


Eagles and Warriors head to TTU

Posted on June 14, 2018 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Warriors and Van Buren County High School Eagles both took part in the Tennessee Tech playday, on Thursday afternoon. The Warriors picked wins in both of their games, on Thursday. The Warriors would get their day started with a win over Gordonsville. The Warriors would follow that up with a win over Monterey that afternoon. The Eagles would struggle, on Thursday; the varsity would lose to Livingston and Pickett County but would pick up a win over Gordonsville. On Friday, at their playday at Van Buren County High School, the Eagles would pick up wins over Grundy County and Signal Mountain but would

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WCMS football team enjoys Scoops

Posted on June 14, 2018 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

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The White County Middle School football players from both Van Buren and White counties are spending time this off-season getting into shape. The White County Middle School football staff is holding optional workouts at the White County High School football field in hopes of getting their players more physically fit and to cause fewer injuries during the season. A bonus to the workouts is the team is also getting to bond together and become a team. Last week during their workouts, the Warriors was treated to some Scoops Ice Cream. If anyone is interested in coming out or helping the WCMS program, please email Coach Mark Frasier: mark.frasier@whitecoschools.net.… Read More


Summer workouts underway

Posted on June 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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The school calendar may show vacation right now for the students. But for the White County High School football team, the only thing that is missing right now is the classes. While wins and losses are not officially recorded during the summer, the path to getting there is established during these “off” months. The Warrior football team is one of the teams working this off-season with a sense of urgency. The season opener is just a little over two months away, and there is plenty of work to be done to get ready to hit the field. Coach Jerry Lowery has the team working out at 8 a.m., … Read More


Warriorettes volleyball camp

Posted on June 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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Second-year volleyball coach Joni Simpson-Trivette held her annual volleyball camp on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. The Warriorettes had 33 campers attend. The Warriorettes worked with the campers on the bumping, hitting, and setting. (By Andy Southard)


Sparta Block and Tank finishes off perfect season in Jr. Girls’ Division

Posted on June 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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Kamryn McClatchy throws a pitch in Friday night’s championship game. McClatchy pitched all five innings for Premier.

With the White County-Sparta Little League Season coming to a close, on Friday night, the Girls’ Junior Division crowned their champion. Sparta Block and Tank took home both the regular season and tournament championships, with a perfect record, winning 5-1 over Premier Collision.

In the second inning, Sparta Block and Tank would take a 1-0 lead when Allison would come around to score. Neither team could get much going until the bottom of the fourth inning when Sparta Block and Tank would put the game away with three more runs to … Read More


Warriorettes were back in team camp this week

Posted on June 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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Kanden Reeves takes a 3 at a game earlier this summer. Reeves is one of the Warriorettes returning starters from last seasons teams.

Despite the rising temperatures outside and a lot of warm gymnasiums, in Cookeville and Lebanon, the Warriorettes’ basketball team competed at day camps hosted by Tennessee Tech and Lebanon High School.

Both WCHS teams, the Warriorette varsity and junior varsity, were in action over the course of the two days of camp.

At Tennessee Tech, the Warriorettes’ varsity struggled, going 1-2, on Monday. The Warriorettes were without a potential starter for the camp. Rising sophomore guard Gracie Dodgen missed the camp with an injury she … Read More


Red Turner’s comes from behind to win boys’ Jr. League Championship

Posted on June 14, 2018 11:11 am by Andy Southard

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Eli Smith throws a pitch in the championship game, on Friday night. Smith got the start for Red Turner’s.

The boys’ 9-10-year-old championship game, on Friday night, was a back-and-forth affair all night. Neither team could pull away until the fifth inning, when Red Turner’s would score nine runs to pick up to the 19-9 win over Jeff’s Body Shop.

Both teams would get a run in the first inning. Mason Steele would get the scoring started for Jeff’s with a double. He would later come around to score to make it 1-0 in favor of Jeff’s.

Turner’s, though, would answer in the bottom of the inning, when … Read More


Wallace Insurance holds on late to take Coach Pitch title

Posted on June 11, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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On Friday night, the top two teams in the Coach Pitch League hit the field for the championship game. The championship game didn’t disappoint either, with top-seeded Wallace Insurance taking on Classy Clean. Wallace suffered one loss during the regular season, and that one loss came at the hands of Classy Clean 9-8.

On Friday night, Wallace jumped out to an early 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning, with Jack and Griffin both coming around to score on an inside the park home run by Griffin.

Wallace would add to their lead in the second inning when Gabe came around to score to make it … Read More


Payless Family Pharmacy wins Competitive Tee Ball League

Posted on June 11, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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A Payless Family Pharmacy player looks to round first base in the final inning of their game, on Friday night.

Payless put the finishing touches on their undefeated season, on Friday night, with a 13-8 win over KFC.

Payless would jump out to an early 5-2 lead at the end of the first inning. In the top of the second inning, KFC would tie the game up at 5-5, but Payless would answer in their half of the inning, scoring five more runs to take a 10-5 lead. Payless would respond in the third inning with three more runs to make it 10-8. However, Payless would put the … Read More


Sonic holds on late to win girls’ 7-10 Minor League

Posted on June 11, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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Lilly Parker hits the ball down the third baseline in Friday night’s championship game.

Keely Cunningham get a hit in Friday night’s championship game.

On Friday night, the first year of the Girls 7-10 Minor League division came to a close. The championship game saw top seed Sonic take on number three seed Ben Lomand.

The game was close throughout. Sonic would take an early 1-0 lead, with Taylor McDonald scoring the first run of the game. Sonic would extend their lead in the second inning to 3-0 when Sara Phillips and Ava Sparkman would both score. Ben Lomand would cut into the Sonic lead in the third … Read More


Sonic wraps up perfect season with win in girls’ senior division

Posted on June 11, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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Sydney Sergio makes a pitch in Friday night’s championship game.

Ashlynn Phillips throws a pitch in Friday night’s championship game. Phillips helped propel Sonic to a championship win on Friday night.

Friday night was championship night at the Smithville fields. In the girls’ senior division, it came down to the final inning to decide the winner. However, Sonic would sweep both the regular season and tournament championships in the division. Sonic would win the championship game over Calfkiller Brewing Company 5-4.

The championship game was close throughout, with neither team able to break the scoreless tie until the third inning when Sonic would get on the board. Abigayle, … Read More


Sparks Transmission team wins Senior Boys’ Championship

Posted on June 11, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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The Sparta Little League Senior 11-12 boys’ league put their finishing touches on the 2018 season, with the championship night, on Friday.

The championship game was played at the Smithville fields. Sparks Transmission fell behind early but was able to battle their way back for a 14-4 win over Tri State Distribution.

Tri State would jump out to an early 4-0 lead after the first half of the inning. However, Sparks would quickly answer back with four runs of their own to tie the game up at 4-4. Sparks would then take control of the game in the second inning and never look back.

Sparks would score three … Read More


White County High School Hall of Fame opens for nominations

Posted on June 11, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Hall of Fame committee has officially opened up the Hall of Fame for nominations.

The purpose of the White County High School Athletic Hall of fame is to recognize and honor those WCHS athletes, coaches, and administrators who excelled in their respective sports or coaching/support roles and who helped to bring honor, recognition, distinction, and excellence to White County High School by their conduct both on and off the field or court of competition. This recognition will help maintain the spirit, pride, and sense of community, as well as serving as a historical account of the great athletic traditions of White County High … Read More


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