White County Middle School sixth grade starts basketball

Posted on October 21, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Jerry Lowery

White County Middle School sixth grade basketball teams will start their season this week.  The first game is Oct. 21, at Manchester.  On Oct. 22, they play at home against Upperman Middle school, at 4 p.m. On Oct. 24, they take on Pine Haven, at 4:30 p.m., at White County Middle School gym.


White County High School golf team finishes seventh in state

Posted on October 21, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Jerry Lowery

When all other teams are sitting at home and thinking about what could have been, the WCHS Warrior golf team was on the links and playing for a state title.

Only eight teams qualified for the tournament.  The Warriors did so by upsetting Cookeville in the region tournament last week.  On October 15 and 16, the Warriors traveled to Willowbrook Golf Course, in Manchester, the site of the annual TSSAA State Golf Tournament.

The Warriors finished the tournament in seventh place.  Jarrett Glass led the Warriors with a two-round total of 157.  Jeremiah Gardenhire followed with a 170.  Trey Crockett shot a 178 for the … CONTINUED


White County defeats Clay County in thriller Friday night at home

Posted on October 21, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Jerry Lowery

White County High School Warriors won their fifth game of the season by defeating the Clay County Bulldogs in a close game 21-18, on Oct. 17.

The difference turned out to be special teams as Sparta converted all of their extra-point tries, and Clay County went 0-3 in their attempts.  Sparta started the scoring early, with a 12-play drive that ended with quarterback Sydreck Leftwich finding his way into the end zone for an eight-yard touchdown run.  Will Cheek added the extra point, and ,with 6:27 on the clock in the first quarter, Sparta took the lead 7-0.

Sparta’s defense held strong and forced Clay … CONTINUED


Warriors take on Clay County in rare Thursday night action

Posted on October 17, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Jerry Lowery

Due to the White County School system being on fall break, the game between Clay County and Sparta will be played Oct. 17.  The theme will be a “Pink Out Night” as the Warriors support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The opponent for the game will be Clay County High School. Clay County is classified as Single-A school, according to the TSSAA numbers, however, do not let that fool anyone.  The Clay County Bulldogs are 6-1 on the season, with their only loss coming at the hands of the 2AA Westmoreland.  The Clay County Bulldogs defeated Pickett County last week by a score of 45-0.  The … CONTINUED


Warrior golf team state tournament day one results

Posted on October 17, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Jerry Lowery

On Oct. 15, the White County High School Warrior golf team began its  journey to the state tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course, in Manchester.

The tournament is a two-day competition of the best golfers in the state.  The Warriors started round two on Oct. 16.  The first day results find White County in seven place for the tournament.  The final results will not be in until late Wednesday afternoon.

On day one, Jarrett Glass led the Warriors in scoring as he finished the par 72 course with a seven over 79.  Trey Crockett came in on day one with a 15 over par score of … CONTINUED


White County High School golfers are named to All District Team

Posted on October 14, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Jerry Lowery

Three White County golfers were honored last week for their play this year on the links. Morgan Quick was named from the girls’ team. The White County boys had two on the All District team: Tyson Welch and Jarrett Glass. The boys’ team will play be in action this week at the State Tournament.

Tyson Welch

Morgan Quick

Jarrett Glass


White County High School Warriors fall to Wildcats in valiant effort

Posted on October 14, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Kade Clark drives into the end zone for the touchdown to give the Warriors the lead against Livingston. (Photo by JULIA MORRIS)

By Jerry Lowery

On Oct. 11, the Warriors traveled up Highway 111 to take on the Livingston Wildcats in football.

Livingston’s record before the contest started was seven wins and zero losses.  It is the best start for the Wildcats from Overton County in the history of Livingston football.  Sparta entered the game with four wins and two losses.  The Sparta Warriors came out with upset on their minds and played three of the best quarters of defensive football anyone could ask for.  However, the game … CONTINUED


White County volleyball defeats Warren County – loses to Cookeville

Posted on October 11, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Ellie Savage, Lauren Turner, and Caydra Parker have their eyes on the ball ready for the serve in district play. (Photos by JERRY LOWERY)

By Jerry Lowery

White County High School’s volleyball district tournament was played Oct. 7, at Cookeville High School.  The Warriorettes’ first game of the tournament was Warren County.

Sparta came out very strong and swept the Warren County Lady Pioneers with a three games to zero win.  The final score for game one was 25-11, game two ended 25-13, and the third game ended 25-17.

Lauren Turner and Nia Powers led the team with 11 kills each.  Caydra Parker had seven kills, Hannah Kate … CONTINUED


Golf team wins region – headed to state tournament

Posted on October 11, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Jerry Lowery

On Oct. 8, the White County Warrior golf team traveled to Cookeville to compete in the region tournament.  They had placed second in the district tournament to qualify for the region match.

Six district qualifying teams would meet on this day to see who would qualify for the state tournament.  There would be only one team to move on after today. Cookeville, Soddy Daisy, Walker Valley, Cleveland, Bradley Central, and White County would tee it up to determine the winner.

White County finished came out on top of the list after all the shots were taken.  Cleveland was disqualified, Bradley Central came in fifth, with … CONTINUED


Sports updates

Posted on October 8, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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White County High School Soccer Beats Bledsoe County

White County High School ladies’ soccer team defeated visiting Bledsoe County by a score of 4-2.  Madison Correa led the Warriors with two goals on the night.  Grace Jones and Katie Anderson each scored one goal each to help seal the win.  (By JERRY LOWERY)

 WCHS warriors bye week needed

The White County High School Warriors’ bye week has been needed to heal up some minor injuries and a much needed rest for the team. The Warriors will crank it back up on the regular game week schedule as they prepare for the final four games of the season.  They … CONTINUED


Warrior golf teams advance to regionals set for Oct. 7

Posted on October 3, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Addie Selby and Morgan Quick are moving on to region play.

By Jerry Lowery

The White County High School golf team took part in the district tournament, in Cookeville, on Sept. 30.  Both the girls and boys teams qualified for the regional tournament to be held in Cookeville, on Oct. 7.

On the boys’ side, Cookeville took first place, with a low team score of 297.  White County came in second, with a total score of 312.  Soddy Daisy came in third, with a 323.  Cookeville’s Luke Caldwell shot a low round of 69.

Jarrett Glass Tyson Welch, Jeremiah Gardenhire, Trey Crockett, Parker Whited are pictured after taking

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White County Middle School ends season with a big win over Warren

Posted on October 3, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Owen Adams gets away from the defense against Warren County. (Photo by LINDA RICHARDSON)

By Jerry Lowery

On Oct. 1, the White County Middle Warrior football team traveled to McMinnville to play their last football game of the season.  The Warriors won the game by a 32-6 margin.

The Warriors took the opening kickoff and drove the distance of the field in a nine- play drive.  Caden Mitchell drove his way into the end zone for the score.  The extra point was no good.  At the 3:42 mark in the first quarter, Sparta took the lead at 6-0.  Sparta kicked the ball to the Pioneers who failed to … CONTINUED


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