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


Bouldin’s big night helps Mocs Down Furman

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

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Jasmine Joyner (Southaven, Miss.) recorded her fourth straight double-double and 12th of the year to lead the Mocs to a 66-43 win over Furman at the McKenzie Arena and moved into a tie with Mercer for first in the Southern Conference women’s basketball standings.

The Mocs improve to 17-10 overall and 11-2 in league play and the Paladins drop to 14-15 overall and 7-6 against the SoCon.

Joyner was 6-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line for 15 points and 15 rebounds. It was her seventh double-double in the last eight games and a SoCon-best 12th of the … Read More


Warriors advanced to the District Championship

Posted on February 27, 2017 5:05 am by Andy Southard

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From Feb. 18, 2017 game

On Feb. 18, the White County High School Warriors took on the Stone Memorial Panther in the District Tournament Semifinals with a chance to host a Region Tournament game on the line. The Warriors were leading by five heading into halftime and came out in the third quarter, and their offense exploded outscoring the Panthers 20-9 in the third quarter and used that point to help them hold on for the 65-53 victory.

In the first quarter of Saturday night’s game, The Warriors jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a Pierce Whited layup with 6:20 left in the first quarter. After … Read More


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