Dale Farley, who was a standout athlete as a Warrior football player more than four decades ago and went on to a professional career in the sport he loved so much, has passed away.
Farley, 70, passed away June 13, 2019. Although he had traveled the country while playing professional football, Farley returned to his hometown of Sparta to raise his family.
After helping lead the White County High School Warriors under Coach Dee Harris to a very successful high school career, Farley went on to become an All American linebacker at West Virginia and later played in the pros for the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills.… Read More
Grayson Walker, of Cookeville, is the 15-year-old son of Mark Walker, a former Warrior, and Autumn Walker, both of Cookeville. Grayson Walker attended a football camp at the University of Georgia under the instruction of Coach Kirby Smart. Grayson Walker is the grandson of Russel and Jo Ann Walker and Al and April Bailey, all of Sparta.
The Tennessee Angler Recognition Program allows local anglers to have a trophy fish recognized. Any age of fisherman may apply as long as the 25 qualifying fish species and lengths are met. The TWRA Fisheries Management Division will then send certificates for their catch. The program is designed to acknowledge anglers for outstanding sport fishing and encourage catch and release of trophy size fish. The program is not to be confused with the Tennessee State Record Fish Program.
TARP features five levels of angler recognition.
Any angler catching one of any of the 25 qualifying fish species that meets or exceeds the minimum “trophy” length requirements, will receive
Although school is out for the summer, the Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams are going strong in preparation for the upcoming season.
Coach Michael Dodgen has the team in travel mode this summer. The Warriorettes are going to multiple team camps across the state of Tennessee.
Coach Dodgen stated, “We have competed so far this summer at a very high level and have gotten better against some good basketball programs. The team will continue to work out for conditioning and will also be working on individual skills. Teams camps and schedules are TBA.”
Coach Eric Mitchell, head coach of the Warriors, has scheduled several team camps where they … Read More
Coach Joni Simpson Trivette has completed the White County High School volleyball Skills camp for the summer. The camp was set for June 4 and June 5 and held at the WCHS gym. Campers worked on all aspects of the game of volleyball. Physical and mental skills were introduced and practiced
Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has stated that June 23-July 6 is the yearly dead period for all high school athletics. This is a two-week period that gives all athletes some time off for vacations, family events, or just rest and relaxation. Once the dead period ends, the fall sports teams turn it into high gear.
Coach Michael Cunningham and Coach Brandon Sims have announced a golf scramble that is scheduled for July 13, 2019. The scramble will be held at Sparta Country Club. The format will be a four-man scramble. The cost will be $70 dollars per player and that includes a mulligan and lunch. Two flights will be paid out to the winners, and extra contests will be held during the day. For more information and sign up, contact the pro shop, at Sparta County Club, or one of the coaches.
Darin Cole, a 2016 graduate of White County High School, has signed this past week to continue his career at the next level. Cole has been playing at Jackson State Junior College and is now moving up to the NCAA Division 1 Memphis Tigers. Cole was a standout player in White County. After graduation, Cole signed with the Green Jays of Jackson State. Cole has signed to play for the Tigers to finish out his college career in Memphis.
Since the naming of Sparta’s hometown Kellie Jolly Harper the new coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, the fans in Sparta have been excited.
On June 6, fans had an opportunity to show their support and love for Harper. The Summer of Smokey Tour was held at the White County High School gym where Harper played during her tenure at WCHS.
“I have spent many hours in this gym,” said Harper.
So it was fitting that the Sparta fans came out in force to be able to talk, hug, share stories, laugh, and listen with Harper as she was honored for her accomplishments. Harper’s message to … Read More
Coach Eric Mitchell, head coach for the White County High School Warriors, announced the dates of his upcoming boys’ basketball camp for those players that are 6 years old through eighth grade. The dates will be June 17 and June 18, at the high school gym. The hours will be from 9 a.m.-noon, and registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. the day of the camp. The cost for each player is $50. Campers will be grouped by age and will receive a tee shirt for attending.
The Van Buren County Youth Association is still taking registration for its summer baseball/softball season. This league runs from June through August. The VBCYA invites all boys/girls from White County to play in Spencer this summer. The deadline to register is Friday, June 7. The cost is $30 for one child and $50 for two children. If you have any questions, contact them via their Facebook page or contact Dustin Sullivan at (931) 273-9239.