WCHS Soccer drops season opener to Stone Memorial

Posted on August 17, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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Jessie Green cuts through two defenders, on Tuesday night.

Saige Johnson breaks away from a Stone Memorial Defender, on Tuesday night.

The White County High School Girls’ Soccer Team opened the 2017 season at home, on Tuesday, by hosting Stone Memorial and suffered a 6-2 setback.

Millie Simmons got the Warriorettes season started off on the right foot scoring, with 32 minutes left in the half to pull the Warriorettes ahead 1-0. The Lady Panthers would find the back of the net with 28 minutes remaining in the half to pull things even at 1-1. Stone would take the lead for good scoring twice with less than two … Read More

WCHS Warriors Golf Team Finishes Third at the Golf Capital Classic

Posted on August 17, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Warriors’ Golf team traveled to Crossville, on Monday morning ,to take part in the Capital Classic that was held at Lake Tansi. The Warriors finished in a tie for third place in the tournament but won the playoff the finish the tournament in third place.

Cookeville High School and Walker Valley tied for the top spot in the tournament. Both teams finished with an overall score of 314. The Cookeville Cavaliers pulled out the victory on the second hole of the playoff to claim the top spot in the tournament. The Warriors tied with Stone Memorial High School with a combined score of … Read More

Football season officially begins Friday night in White County

Posted on August 17, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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The players are getting in the final practice. The coaches have the game plans in order. The cheerleaders are working on their stunts and cheers, and the band is getting their final tune-up. It’s time for one of the great sports tradition in this country.

Books have been written and movies made about it – Friday Night Lights, Varsity Blues, Remember the Titans, All the Right Moves. The list goes on and on. Small towns thrive on it. It’s a source of pride, and it only happens 10 nights out of the year, unless the team is lucky enough to get in the playoffs. It’s about more than … Read More

WCHS golf team wins another district match

Posted on August 14, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Golf team has continued to pick up momentum in its season as the players added another district win.

The WCHS Warriors’ and Warriorettes’ golf teams picked up another district win, on Thursday, at the Sparta Country Club. The Warriors won their match over Cumberland County 295 to 324. The Warriorettes shot a 146, on Thursday.

In the Warriors match, Tanner Bryant tied with Cumberland County’s Zach Young for the low score in the match, shooting a 68. Blake Gongaware shot a 72, and Jarrett Lee Glass finished with a 75. Tyson Welch rounded out the scoring with an 80. Trey Crockett, Tristian Roberts, … Read More

Fall Sports 2017 – Preview Magazine

Posted on August 14, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Check out the Fall Sports publication that features teams from White County High School, White County Middle School, and Van Buren County High School. Schedules of games and the players’ rosters are also included. Click here to view magazine.

Warriorettes’ golf team continues hot streak

Posted on August 10, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Warriors’ and Warriorettes’ golf teams continued their season, on Monday, when they traveled to Cookeville’s Golden Eagle Golf Club for the Early Bird Tournament.

Battling periods of showers, the Warriorettes came away victorious in the tournament, winning by eight strokes, and the Warriors finished the day in fourth place.

The Warriorettes finished with a score of 170. Mackenzie Burton and Makenzie Morton both carded an 85 for the Warriorettes to secure the win. Ansley Phifer also played and shot a 102. Walker Valley finished the tournament in second place, finishing with a 178. Cookeville was the third place finisher, with a score of … Read More

TWRA leasing fields for 2017 dove season

Posted on August 7, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2017 dove season. The first segment of dove season opens at noon on Friday, Sept. 1.

Mourning doves are a popular game bird and one of the most widely distributed and abundant birds in North America. More mourning doves are harvested than all other migratory bird species combined in 39 of the continental states. In Tennessee, an estimated 12,000 hunters harvested approximately 290,000 mourning doves last year.

Landowners can earn up to $3,600 for providing a dove field for public hunting. These fields must be available for a minimum of three priority hunt dates in … Read More

Dean continues to impress at the 2017 Junior World Skeet Championships

Posted on August 7, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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Codey Dean has only been shooting in skeet competitions for the past two years. However, from the time he started till now he has been able to rack up some pretty impressive feats.

Dean, who graduated from White County High School in 2016, has been traveling across the United States this summer and not only competing in skeet shooting competitions but placing in them and even winning a few.

In the skeet competitions, clay discs are the moving targets, mechanically pitched by machines in differing paths, from crisscrossing in mid-air, to skittering across the ground like rabbits.

Dean’s most recent achievement was finishing tied for third in high … Read More

WCHS Warriorette golf team wins Golden Eagle Classic

Posted on August 7, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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White County High School golfers traveled to Rhea County, on Thursday, to compete in the second annual Golden Eagle Classic play at the Dayton Country Club.

The Warriorettes’ golf team came away with a first-place finish, winning the tournament by 20 strokes. The Warriors came away with a second-place finish, 16 strokes behind first-place Cookeville and one stroke ahead of third-place finisher Bearden.

The Warriorettes carded a 164 lead by Kenzie Morton with an 80. Makenzie Morton added an 84 for the team total. Ansley Phifer also played and shot a 99.

Cookeville and Bearden were the two teams that finished in second place, with both teams carding … Read More

Warriors head to Clay County on Friday

Posted on August 3, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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After two full weeks of practice, the White County High School football team will have its second pre-season scrimmage Friday in a an event hosted by Clay County High School. The scrimmage will start at 6 p.m.

With the regular season opener just two weeks away, the Warriors will hit the field against the Bulldogs, hoping to improve on last week’s performance.

The team will then wrap up the weekend with the annual Quarterback Club barbecue and auction Saturday night, in the WCHS cafeteria. Tickets for the event are $10 at the door. The barbecue will start at 5 p.m., with the auction slated to begin shortly there … Read More

WCHS Warriors baseball alumni game a success

Posted on August 3, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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Approximately 20 former White County High School baseball players came out, on Saturday evening, to compete in the fourth annual Warrior alumni game. The game featured alumni from across five decades. The players seemed to have an enjoyable time.

The alumni festivities kicked off with a homerun derby and then continued into a round of a nine-inning affair. The players were divided up into two teams, and they were separated by even and odd years.

While all that was going on, spectators could not only watch their former favorite Warrior play but also enjoy supper from the concession stand.

For the homerun derby, there was a shorter fence … Read More

WCHS volleyball has solid showing at playday

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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As official practice began for fall sports teams across the state this week, the White County High School volleyball team traveled to Coffee County, on July 26, to compete in a playday.

The Warriorettes played in three matches and won two of the three matches in straight sets, losing the other match in 2-1.

The playday was set in a best 2-out-of-3 format. The     Warriorettes won their first two sets of the day against Lincoln County, winning 25-13 in the first set and 25-17 in the second set to win the match. The Warriorettes would then face off against Tullahoma. The Warriorettes would win the first set 25-4. … Read More

Sisters help the Knoxville Explosion win the Big Orange Showcase

Posted on July 24, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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On July 14-16, 2017, Maggie Savage and Ellie Savage played with the Knoxville Explosion Select and won the Big Orange Showcase. Maggie helped led the team to a championship pitching, and Ellie was used mainly as the pinch runner. This will be one of the only times that these two sisters get to play on the same team, as Maggie will look to continue her softball career at Vol State next season, and Ellie will join the White County High School Warriorettes this season. The Knoxville Explosion went 6-1 on the weekend and outscored their opponents 30-12. The Explosion won the championship game 1-0 over Tsunami. There was … Read More

WCHS and WCMS volleyball teams finish up team camps last week

Posted on July 24, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School and White County Middle School volleyball teams wrapped up their final week of team camp this week with former head coach Lynn Cannon on July 17 and 18 and then Tennessee Tech’s volleyball head coach Dave Zelenock.

On July 17 and 18, Cannon and her daughter, Kelly, came and held a team camp for the Warriorettes. When Warriorettes’ head coach Joni Simpson-Trivette talked about Monday and Tuesday, she said, “Lynn Cannon and Kelly came in and stressed the fundamentals and proper techniques to our girls. Lynn also went over rotational defense, which is what we are planning to use this year. As of … Read More

WCHS softball team teaches youth skills and techniques

Posted on June 5, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School softball team held its annual softball camp last week at the WCHS softball team. The coaches and players worked with the campers on their base running, hitting, fielding and throwing.

England finishes fourth at the state tournament

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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A little over a year ago, Jade England had never thrown a shot put competitively when the White County High School track and field team began their season in March of 2016.

Fast forward to this past Thursday, and the WCHS junior finished the season fourth in Class 3A in the state of Tennessee.

England stood toe to toe with some of the strongest female   athletes in the state and showed she belonged. The AAA shot put even was held Thursday morning at the Dean A. Hayes Soccer/Track and Field Stadium on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

The 16 athletes were divided into heats of eight … Read More

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