Warriors and Warriorettes tip off District Tournament Feb. 15

Posted on February 15, 2019 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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The regular season is in the books, and now it gets down to what coaches consider the third season- the postseason.

The games that have been played to this point are just a build up for what is to come. Seasons come and seasons go, but the truth of the matter is- teams are remembered for what they do in the postseason.

For the WCHS teams, that starts this week.

The District 6AAA tournament got underway on Tuesday and runs until Tuesday, February 19th, at Stone Memorial High School.

The Warriors (21-7, 5-3) find themselves against their rivals in the semifinals of the tournament.  As the … Read More



Welch competes in state

Posted on February 14, 2019 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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Sophomore standout Evan Welch represented White County well at the 2019 Tennessee State High School Swimming and Diving Championship. The event was held this past weekend at the Tracy Caulkins Aquatic Center, in Nashville.

Welch continued to shatter personal bests as she finished 46th in the state during the 500-meter freestyle (5:50.87) and 58th in the 200 freestyle (2:08.52). Both of the star swimmer’s finishes established new school records and impressed Coach Ken Craig who expressed his satisfaction with the now completed season. Between the men and women’s team, five swimmers reached the regional meet and Welch earned her place at the state competition.

Craig anticipated a bright … Read More


White County Middle School Warriorettes finish third in the state

Posted on February 14, 2019 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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The Warriorettes rounded out their season by earning a third-place finish in the TMSAA Class AAA State Championship Tournament. After falling to Havenview in the semifinals, White County was out for blood against the Rams of Ruckers-Stewart Middle, and they were able to secure a win.

The girls were getting open looks at threes but could not convert in the first quarter. They opted to feed a cutting Nia Powers as she slashed toward the rim in the fast break, and, though they found more success later in the period, they still trailed the Rams 8-9 through the end of one-quarter of play.

An 8-0 run opened the … Read More


Slatten is 6AAA Player of the Year

Posted on February 14, 2019 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

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All District – Boys and Girls

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The coaches of District 6AAA got together Monday to finalize plans for the tournament and to also vote on their postseason honors.

White County High School was well represented in the final honors, led by Warriors’ sophomore Grant Slatten being named the Boys’ District 6AAA Player of the Year.

For the Warriors, Masyn Winningham and Kade Clark were named to the All-District team. Dyson Reese and David Kinser received Honorable Mention. Also receiving an honor was Austin Burchett, who received Co-Defensive player of the year.

Two Warriorette sophomores, Mia Murray and Gracie Dodgen, were named to the All-District … Read More


Bella Taylor to be honored by Sewanee basketball on Senior Day

Posted on February 14, 2019 12:12 pm by Andy Southard

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Four years ago, Bella Taylor was heading down the stretch of her White County High School basketball career.

She had been honored on the All-District team, and the Warriorettes were about to win the region and host a Substate game.

Now, Taylor will play her final game at Sewanee, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m., against Centre.

Taylor, who just moved into third place all-time in scoring, will look to take over as the second all-time leading scorer, on Saturday. Taylor is only 21 points from second, so she will try and make her final regular season game a memorable one.


Warriorettes close out the regular season with a win

Posted on February 11, 2019 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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Gracie Dodgen goes up over a Warren County defender, on Friday night. Dodgen finished the game with 14 points to lead the Warriorettes.

The Warriorettes closed out their regular season, on Friday night, in the final District 6AAA game of the season, picking up a win over the Warren County Lady Pioneers. White County High School got off to a fast start against Warren County, picking up the 63-37 win.

The victory puts the WCHS girls at 22-6 on the season and 4-4 in the district. With Stone’s win over Cookeville, on Friday night, the Warriorettes lock up third place in the district and will play Friday night … Read More


White County High School Warriors survive scare from Pioneers

Posted on February 11, 2019 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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Grant Slatten knocks down a three in Friday night’s game. Slatten led the Warriors with 23 points against Warren County.

The White County High School Warriors had to come from behind, on Friday night, to pick up their 21st win of the season.

By the time, the end of the third quarter rolled around, the Warriors had cut the Pioneer lead to one and went on to take the 76-71 win, improving to 5-3 in District 6AAA and 21-7 overall.

Grant Slatten led the Warriors with 23 points while Masyn Winningham added 22. Kade Clark also finished in double figures with 10.

The Pioneers opened up the game, … Read More


WCHS Softball/Baseball BBQ Dinner set for Feb. 9

Posted on February 8, 2019 5:05 am by Andy Southard

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The White County High School Softball and Baseball team will hold their annual BBQ dinner, on Feb. 9, 2019. The dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the night concluding with Ethan Roberts coming to speak to the crowd. The cost of the ticket is $20, which admits one person to the dinner.

The night will begin at 4:30 p.m. with Templeton’s BBQ catering the dinner. Then, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a live auction that will take place. After the auction, Roberts will take center stage inside the WCHS gym and speak about his story and how he got to where he is today.

Tickets are … Read More


Middle school Warriorettes play in the final four of the state on Friday

Posted on February 8, 2019 5:05 am by Andy Southard

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The White County Middle School Warriorettes will try to do something only four teams in the state can do on Friday night. They will be trying to make it into the championship game of the 2019 TMSAA Class AAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournament. The Warriorettes earned their place in the final four, on Jan. 31, when they defeated Blackman Middle School 51-35.

The Warriorettes will play at 7:15 p.m., Feb. 8, at Stewarts Creek High School. The Warriorettes will take on Havenview Middle School, of Memphis. Havenview earned their spot in the championship game by taking down Arlington Middle School 54-34.

The Warriorettes will receive a police escort … Read More


Warriors bounce back with a win over Rhea County

Posted on February 8, 2019 5:05 am by Andy Southard

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Kade Clark hits one of his four three-pointers in Tuesday night’s game, at Rhea County. Clark led the Warriors with 18 points and eight rebounds.

The Warriors showed no ill effects from their disappointing loss to Stone Memorial in their previous outing, as they got off to a fast start against Rhea County and held off the Golden Eagles for the 77-61 win Tuesday night, in Rhea County.

The Warriors jumped out to a double-digit lead by the end of the third quarter but had to hold off a late surge to improve to 4-3 in district play and wrap up third place in the district.

After struggling … Read More


Warriorettes struggle against Rhea

Posted on February 8, 2019 5:05 am by Andy Southard

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Alaina Stiles knocks down a three-pointer in Tuesday’s games against Rhea County. Stiles finished the game with 11 points.

It was a rough night on the road for the Warriorettes’ basketball team, on Tuesday night.

White County High School was playing on the road at Rhea County, in District 6AAA action, and hoping to end their losing streak. However, that was not to be.

The Warriorettes never really got into any kind of a rhythm. Rhea County controlled the tempo, and the outcome was a 72-48 loss to the Lady Eagles (14-13, 4-4). The loss dropped the Warriorettes to 21-6 on the season and 3-4 in District 6AAA … Read More


White County Middle School 8th grade Warriorettes win sectionals

Posted on February 5, 2019 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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When the White County Middle School eighth grade Warriorettes’ basketball team was getting ready for the season this year, they were coming up with goals that they wanted to accomplish. The first goal they came up with was to win the CTC regular season and tournament titles. They achieved that goal by going undefeated in CTC play and winning the championship game in the CTC tournament.

Their second goal was to win the 2019 Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Class AAA Girls Basketball State Tournament. On Thursday night, the WCMS Warriorettes moved one step closer to accomplishing that goal as they picked up a win over Blackman Middle … Read More


Second-chance points doom Warriorettes

Posted on February 5, 2019 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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Alaina Stiles knocks down one of her three, three-pointers in Friday night’s game vs. Stone Memorial. Stiles finished the game with 17 points going 3 for 3 on two-point attempts and 3 of 4 on threes. She was also two of three from the free throw line.

As important as offense and defense are to the game of basketball, sometimes the outcome of a game has as much to do with one of the most basic fundamentals – pulling a rebound.

The Warriorette basketball team was not able to complete the season sweep of Stone Memorial, on Friday, when they were outrebounded 31-19 by the Lady Panthers. Inside … Read More


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