Spring sports teams rack up wins today

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White County High School’s spring sports teams racked up wins Thursday.  Rain was bearing down, but soccer, baseball and softball were all able to play and pick up wins.

The Warriorette softball team defeated Cumberland County 5-3 in a District 6AAA outing in Sparta.  The Warrior baseball team traveled to Carthage and came home with a 13-1 non-district win over Smith County.  The Warrior soccer team defeated Bledsoe County 6-0 in Pikeville.

See Monday’s print edition for details of all the games.

The teams are all scheduled for action Friday as well.  The Warrior baseball team hosts DeKalb County at 5 p.m .  The soccer team hosts Livingston … Read More


Gray wins Maroon and Gray football game

Posted on May 18, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Maroon and Gray action. The Warrior football team wrapped up spring drills with the Maroon and Gray game, which the gray won 37-16. Above, Hunter Kline tries to get around the end for the gray as Jake Shockey closes in for the maroon.

The Warrior football team completed their spring workouts with the Maroon and Gray intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was moved to Thursday due to graduation preparations and then had to be moved to the practice field due to wet field conditions. There was still a good crowd on hand to watch the gray team pick up the 37-16 … Read More


Two Warrior footballers ink on National Signing Day

Posted on February 10, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Headed to Tusculum. Hunter Cantrell signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play for Tusculum College in Greeneville. Cantrell was joined by his family (front row, l to r): grandfather, Edd Cantrell, mom, Delisa Cantrell, dad, Edd Cantrell II, and brothers Luke and Andrew Cantrell. Back row are the Warrior coaches, (l to r): Josh Hackett, Mark Houser, Jeremy McDonald, Montuka Murray and head coach, Matthan Houser.

Football signees. River Boruff (left) signed with ETSU and Hunter Cantrell (right) signed with Tusculum on National Signing Day.

From a Warrior to a Buccaneer. River Boruff, pictured front-center with his grandparents, Bill and Barbara Boruff, signed a National Letter of

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East falls to West in Toyota All Star football game

Posted on December 16, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Getting off a punt. Hunter Cantrell punts during the first half of the East/West All Star game played Friday at Tennessee Tech. (Photo courtesy of Tony Marable)

The Toyota East/West All Star game was an entertaining one for those that like points and lots of them.
In the game played Friday at Tennessee Tech’s Overall Field, the West defeated the East 55-39 in a shootout.
The game featured not one, but two 100-yard kick off returns by the West. There were six other touchdowns scored in the game in excess of 30 yards on the scoring play. One of those touchdowns was a 73-yard interception return for a … Read More


Warrior football celebrates successful season

Posted on December 13, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Team award winners. The Warrior football team was honored with their banquet Sunday in the WCHS cafeteria. Several players took home awards for the season. Front row (l to r): Blake Lynn (Dee Harris Award, Offensive Most Valuable Player, Offensive Back, Senior Award and permanent team captain), River Boruff (Team Most Valuable Player, Linebacker and permanent team captain), Tommy Odom (Wide Receiver) and Seth Davis (Defensive Most Valuable Player). Second row: Hunter Cantrell (Stan Mitchell Sportsmanship Award, Speciality Player and permanent team captain), Michael Harris (Weight Room Award), Zack Lynn (Freshman Award), Blake Newman (Defensive Line Award). Back row: Chris Foster-Palmer (Most Improved), Caleb Cravens (Offensive Line), Ethan

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Cantrell selected to play in All Star game

Posted on December 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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All Star game selection. Warrior senior football player, Hunter Cantrell, has been selected as a member of the East squad in the Toyota East/West All Star game to be played at Tennessee Tech on Friday, December 13th.

Even though the season ended for the White County High School football team a few weeks ago, one Warrior senior will get the chance to prolong his high school career for one game next week.
Hunter Cantrell has been selected to play in the seventh annual Toyota East/West All Star Classic. The game will be played Friday, December 13th at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
Players, all seniors, were nominated by their … Read More


Abell signs to play softball for Cumberland University

Posted on November 24, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Signing day. Kristen Abell, a senior at WCHS, was surrounded by a large entourage on her signing day with Cumberland University to play softball. Pictured on the front row with her are her parents, Kristy and Mike Abell, along with her sisters, Mollie and Addison. On the back row are: Ralph Jackson, her first pitching coach; Rhonda Girdley, her middle school coach; Heather Stanfill, Cumberland University head coach; Michael Connell, Jack City spring coach and current pitching coach; Chris Jacobs, JC head coach; Charles Williams, JC coach; Stephanie Gutierrez, Cumberland University assistant coach; Jason Wyatt, former high school coach; and Grant Swallows, WCHS principal.

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15 Warrior football players receive 6AAA honors

Posted on November 24, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Assistant Coach of the Year. Warrior defensive coordinator, Josh Hackett, was voted by the other coaches in 6AAA as the Assistant of the Year.

Overall MVP. Warrior senior, Blake Lynn, was voted the overall Most Valuable Player of District 6AAA. He shared the honor with Rhea County’s Demitrious Patterson.

District 6AAA accolades rolled in for 15 of White County’s football players when the coaches in the league got together to vote on the postseason honor squad.
Fifteen different members of the maroon and gray squad received honors from the coaches, including one coach and five players that received superlative recognition.
Blake Lynn, Warrior tailback and outside linebacker, was … Read More


Memorable Warrior football season comes to a close

Posted on November 11, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Touching moments after the game. The Warrior football team had a hard time coming to the realization that their season was over. The seniors were overtaken with emotion of having played their final game in the maroon and gray. Coach Houser and his team shared a close bond this season and it showed on the field as the team turned in the best season in more than 30 years with their 8-3 record, a home playoff game and streak-ending win over Cookeville.

Hard to see it all end. Emotions were at a high as the Warrior football season came to an end Friday night on Dee Harris Field.

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Warriors ousted by Raiders

Posted on November 9, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Blake Lynn added 140 yards to his total for the season, but the Cleveland Raiders went to the air to end the Warriors' history making season. The Raiders took the 42-8 victory ending the WCHS season with a record of 8-3.

The White County High School football team saw thier most successful season in over 30 years come to an end Friday night on Dee Harris Field at the hands of Cleveland by a score of 42-8
The state’s fifth ranked team showed why they deserved that ranking when their high powered air assault went to work with the Warriors holding an 8-7 lead in the second quarter … Read More


Houser voted Tennessee Titans Coach of the Week

Posted on November 7, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Warrior coach, Matthan Houser, was voted the Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week for the Warriors' huge win over Cookeville.

Warrior Nation stepped up huge again this week.
After helping cheer their football team on to a big victory over Cookeville last Friday night, the fans of White County High School football showed their appreciation for the coach of the Warriors for leading his team to that win.
Second year Warrior head coach, Matthan Houser, was voted the Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week by football fans all across the state of Tennessee.
Houser was one of four coaches nominated for the honor by … Read More


Warriors host first ever playoff game

Posted on November 6, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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The second season begins. For the first time ever, when the second season begins for football teams across the state, the Warriors will be hosting one of those playoff games. WCHS will host Cleveland Friday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the TSSAA Class 5A playoffs.

If the White County High School Warriors are to reach another team goal and set another program record, they must take down the state’s fifth ranked Class 5A team, the Cleveland Blue Raiders.
The Warriors (8-2) earned the right to host their first ever playoff game, but their reward for doing so is getting a visit from the Blue Raiders. … Read More


Houser nominated for Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week

Posted on November 4, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Go online to vote Matthan Houser Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week in recognition of the win over Cookeville Friday night and also earning their first ever home playoff game.

The Tennessee Titans are proud to announce the Week 10 nominees for the Titans High School Coach of the Week honors!
The nominees are Joe Campbell of Midway High School, Mike Lunsford of Hampton High School, Cane Ridge High School’s Jonathan Parks and Matthan Houser of White County High School in Sparta.
Each coach was nominated by sports media throughout the state of Tennessee on the basis of specific criteria that include: beating a longtime rival, … Read More


The streak comes to an end!Warriors blank the Cavaliers 13-0

Posted on November 3, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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A time to celebrate. The Warrior football players cannot control their enthusiasm as time expires on the shut out win over the Cookeville Cavaliers. It was the first win over their arch rivals since 1995. Very few of the current players were even born when that last win occurred. The victory improves the Warriors to 8-2 in the regular season as they head into the playoffs. It is the first eight win season since 1980.

Taking down the quarterback. Warrior tacklers, led by Blake Newman (54), take down Cookeville quarterback, Jacob Edgington, during the 13-0 win over the Cavaliers on Friday.

Oftentimes, the phrase “win for the ages” … Read More


Warriors host Cleveland Friday night in playoffs

Posted on November 3, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Celebrating hosting a playoff game. After their win on the football Friday night, the Warriors were up early Saturday morning and gathered to watch the playoff bracket announcement. They found out they will be the first Warrior football team to ever host a playoff game. WCHS hosts Cleveland Friday at 7 p.m.

The 2013 version of the White County High School football team has met many of their team goals and has done several things that haven’t been done in a while, but they have one record that is all theirs in the history of the program.
With their 8-2 regular season and second place finish in District … Read More


The streak has ended!

Posted on November 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Let the celebration begin. The Warrior football team starts to celebrate their win over the Cavaliers as the final seconds tick away on Friday's game.

After 17 years of frustration against their archrivals, the Warrior football team ended that Friday night at Warrior Stadium with a 13-0 victory over the Cookeville Cavaliers.
The win gives the Warriors a second place in District 6AAA and pretty much guarantees them a home playoff game. 
The playoff brackets are to be announced Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
Check back for playoff match-up and see Monday’s edition for complete details of all the action.


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