TN POWER AAU state qualifier champs in Knoxville

Posted on April 17, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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TN POWER based out of White County continues to find success at a local and state level. After finishing last season AAU State Champions and top 10 at AAU Nationals in Louisiana, TN POWER has begun the season with a 15-1 win/loss record.

“We are having a blast this season,” said Jon Powers. “My favorite part is the training and watching how motivated this group is to learn and put in the work. I’m sure their favorite part are the games, and they are making the best of it.”

This local group has already had big wins over AAU programs, such as TN Team Pride, Trotters, TN Fury … Read More


Mocs season ends in NCAA Tourney loss at Louisville

Posted on March 23, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team fell short in an 82-62 loss at Louisville in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship at the KFC Yum! Center.

The Mocs got out to an 8-5 lead behind five points from junior Keiana Gilbert (Pulaski, Tenn.) who scored her 1,000th point in the loss. She had the Mocs first five of the game and freshman Lakelyn Bouldin (Spencer, Tenn.) followed with a 3-pointer of her own to break a 5-5 tie for the Mocs’ second and last lead of the game.

Louisville’s Jazmine Jones hit a layup, setting off a 15-0 run … Read More


Eagles fall in the first round of state tournament

Posted on March 20, 2017 10:10 am by Andy Southard

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Last year, the Van County Eagles made sure that everybody in the State of Tennessee knew who the Van Buren County High School Eagles were when they made back to back trips to the state tournament and won their first round game and made it to the final four.

This year, the Eagles were trying to make it to their first-ever trip to Saturday after making it to their third straight trip to the state tournament. But the Eagles fell just short on Thursday night with a 78-69 loss to Columbia Academy.

After one quarter of play, the Eagles garnered an early 23-16 lead late in the quarter, … Read More


Bouldin and Lady Mocs will travel to Louisville for NCAA Tournament

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Lakelyn Bouldin, of Van Buren County

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team is headed to Louisville for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Mocs grabbed a 13 seed and take on the fourth-seeded Cardinals (27-7) on Saturday, March 18.

This will be the Mocs second trip to Louisville this season. UTC participated in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge, falling to the Cardinals 63-47 on Nov. 21. The Mocs are 5-2 all-time against Louisville.

Chattanooga (21-10) is on a six-game winning streak and will make its 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Mocs tied Mercer for its 20th Southern Conference … Read More


Three WCMS athletes play in basketball All-Star game

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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On March 3, 2017 Mia Murray, Gracie Dodgen and Grant Slatten traveled to Lebanon to compete in the Power 5 Basketball Middle School All-Star game.

At this event, there were teams made up of other middle school athletes from all over the state of Tennessee. There was a team from the Upper Cumberland, West TN/Murfreesboro, mid-state, and Nashville. All three of the White County Middle School athletes played on a team of other players from around the Upper Cumberland area.

Michael Dodgen and Neal Capps, from Stone Memorial High School, coached the girls’ Upper Cumberland team. The Upper Cumberland girls had different players from … Read More


Mother’s March Madness set for March 10 and 11 at WCHS

Posted on March 9, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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Betty Farley began her love affair with White County athletics many years ago when she was a cheerleader for the White County High School. Six years ago, Farley died from a rare disease called Amyloidosis, which is a rare blood disease that attacks the organs of the body. The disease took her life on Jan. 20, 2011.

On March 10 and 11, the sixth annual Mother’s March Madness will take place at White County High School.

Mother’s March Madness, which is sponsored by Sonic, is a three-on-three basketball tournament that was started by Farley’s grandchildren in her memory. Her grandchildren affectionately called her “Mother” and thus the name … Read More


Van Buren Eagles are headed back to the state tournament

Posted on March 9, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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For the third straight year, the Van Buren County Eagles will be making a trip to the Glass House (Murphy Center) for the BlueCross Basketball Championships.

The Eagles punched their ticket to the State Tournament with a 71-44 win over the visiting Pickett County, on March 6, 2017, in front of a packed-to-capacity frenzied crowd, in Spencer. At times, the crowd was so loud it was almost impossible to hear the officials’ whistles.

The Eagles (27-6) had two players in double figures. Caden Mills (34) and Bo Walker (23) scored 57 of the Eagles 71 points on Monday.

The Eagles jumped out to an early 16-6 lead on … Read More


Eaglettes fall short in substate game •Tilly Dodson collects 1,000th point•

Posted on March 9, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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On March 4, when the Van Buren County Eaglettes traveled down to Pickett County High School, they knew they needed to play a perfect game to come away with the victory against the #2 ranked team in single A basketball.

The Eaglettes fought hard but were unable to keep pace with the Lady Bobcats on their way to a 75-40 loss, but senior Tilly Dodson was able to reach the 1,000-point milestone in her final game as an Eaglettes on her was to 23 points for the night.

The Eaglettes fell behind early as Pickett County started out the game scoring the first 7 points. The Eaglettes weren’t … Read More


WCHS Warriors fall one game short of substate

Posted on March 9, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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After watching The White County High School Warriors team of last year have a perfect regular season, win the 6AAA District Tournament, 6AAA Regular Season and break State 3- point records, many people came into the season not knowing what to expect out of this year Warriors team, because of the loss of four key contributors off of last year’s team.

The Warriors of 2016-17 would go on to surprise a lot of people when they won the District 6AAA tournament   championship and then beat the team that upset the Warriors from a year ago in Bradley Central. But this year’s Warriors team also ended their season one … Read More



Bouldin named All-Freshman Team, four other lady Mocs honored

Posted on March 6, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Jasmine Joyner (Southaven, Mississippi) was named the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday and was joined on the all-conference teams by senior Queen Alford (Decatur, Georgia) and juniors Chelsey Shumpert (Paducah, Kentucky) and Keiana Gilbert (Pulaski, Tennessee). Lakelyn Bouldin (Spencer, Tennessee) was selected to the league’s All-Freshman Team.

Bouldin becomes the 10th Chattanooga player to be named to the Southern Conference Coaches All-Freshman team. She ranks third on the team in scoring with 10.1 points per game and leads the Mocs with 56 3-pointers, one shy of the freshman mark set by Brooke Hand in 2005. … Read More


Mills’ 37 points help Van Buren Eagles win third straight Region Championship

Posted on March 6, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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On March 2, the Van Buren County High School Eagles came into the evening trying to win their third straight region title and host their third straight substate game.

After everything was said and done, the Eagles did just that by pulling out a 68-54 win over the Chattanooga School of Arts and Science Patriots.

The Eagles got a big contribution from Caden Mills. Mills finished with 37 on the night, and at one point during the game scored 16 straight points for the Eagles during the fourth quarter and finished the quarter with 19 points.

In the first quarter, the game was a back-and-forth affair between the … Read More


Eaglettes secure a spot in Sectionals

Posted on March 2, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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The Van Buren County High School Eaglettes earned a spot in the Region 3A Championship, with a 67-49 win over Silverdale Academy, on Monday night, in Marion County.

The Eaglettes jumped out to an early 19-6 lead after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter, the Eaglettes were able to outscore Silverdale 17-7 and take a 36-13 lead into halftime.

The Eaglettes were outscored in the second half 36-31 but were able to hold onto and get the victory by a final score of 67-49.

The Eaglettes were led in scoring by Tilly Dodson who had 30 points. Mallory Christian chipped in 17 points, and Kinzie Johnson … Read More


Warriorettes fall in the Region Semifinals

Posted on March 2, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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The 2016-17 Warriorette basketball season came to a close Monday night in the Region 3AAA semifinals at the hands of Cumberland County at Bradley Central High School. The Lady Jets’ defensive pressure was just too much for the Warriorettes to overcome. The Warriorettes just couldn’t ever get anything started. The Warriorettes never led in the game, but they only trailed by 3, with a score of 10-13 at the end of the first quarter.

Cumberland County used a strong second and third quarter to pull away from the Warriorettes on their way to 65-41 win.

Cumberland County started the scoring off, on Monday night, by getting a layup … Read More


Warriors use a big second half to secure spot in Region Semifinals

Posted on March 2, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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Many coaches will say that when tournament time rolls around, all that matter is winning and getting to the next round. Whether a team wins by one or 50 has no bearing on the next game. Just going to the next game is the important things. The Warriors did just that. They survived an upset bid by visiting Bradley Central, on Saturday night, to live another day and keep the dream alive.

The win seemed to mean a lot to the Warriors because of the opponent they were facing. The Warriors faced off against a team that not only ended their perfect season last year but also end … Read More


Taylor sets new single-season scoring record as Sewanee’s season ends with loss to OU

Posted on February 27, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Despite a record-setting day by sophomore student-athlete Bella Taylor, the Sewanee women’s basketball team’s season came to an end Friday, as the Tigers lost to Oglethorpe 88-62 in the quarterfinals of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Tournament.

The Tigers’ season comes to a close with a 9-16 overall record. Despite having a young roster that featured only two seniors, Savannah Rose and Haley Lyerly, the Tigers finished fifth in the SAA regular season.

Individually, Taylor finished with 14 points against Oglethorpe. That gave the sophomore from Sparta, Tenn., 505 points this season. With that, Taylor broke the program’s single-season scoring record, which was held by Kim Valek. Valek’s … Read More


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