Tennis camps and clinics galore on tap for summer

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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If playing tennis and getting better at the game are goals for the summer, there will be plenty of opportunities in the Sparta area over the next few weeks.
There will be a tennis clinic June 10th and 11th from 5-7 p.m. at the WCHS tennis courts.
The White County High School tennis players, along with Coach Nicole Delaney, will be offering a two-day clinic on tennis strokes, games, and lots of fun. The cost is $25. This is for open to all ages and all ability levels. All money raised during this program will be put right back into White County Tennis. Prizes and T-shirts will be … Read More


WCHS tennis players snag district honors

Posted on May 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Freshman of the Year. Cole Crosland was named the Freshman of the Year in 6AAA after having held down the number one spot all season for WCHS.

As spring sports season came to an end, the coaches of each respective sport in District 6AAA got together and voted on the season ending awards for each of their teams.
The White County High School tennis team had several players earn recognition on the postseason glitter squad led by Cole Crosland earning superlative honors as Freshman of the Year.
Five WCHS players were named second team for singles while three doubles teams also earned second team honors.
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Tennis 6AAA postseason honors announced

Posted on May 22, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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6AAA Sportsmanship Award. Ethan James received the District 6AAA Tennis Sportsmanship Award this season for the way he carried himself during matches.

First team #2 singles. Lacee Hitchcock was named first team in District 6AAA for her play at the #2 singles spot.

First team #4 singles. Sarah Ward was named first team for her play at the #4 singles spot.

White County High School’s tennis season officially came to a close last week with Lacee Hitchcock’s appearance in the region tournament.
For their performance this season, WCHS had three singles players honored with All District Awards and an additional three doubles team garnering recognition.
Ethan James received … Read More


Hitchcock’s season ends in Region 3AAA semis

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

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Region tournament participant. Lacee Hitchcock, shown above during season action returning a serve, made her region tournament appearance Tuesday. She was ousted from the tournament by Ooltewah’s Holly Humberger in the semifinals.

Lacee Hitchcock’s tennis run came to a halt Tuesday in the Region 3AAA semifinals.
Hitchcock, a WCHS junior, was defeated (6-1, 6-1) by Ooltewah’s Holly Humberger at McMinn County. The loss brought to an end the most successful WCHS female tennis season in a decade.
Hitchcock, playing the number two singles spot for WCHS, went undefeated in the regular season in district play. Then in the District 6AAA tournament, she played her way into the championship … Read More


Hitchcock headed to region tennis tournament

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

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Region bound. Warriorette junior tennis player, Lacee Hitchcock, earned a spot in the Region 3AAA tennis tournament with her runner-up finish in last week’s District 6AAA individual tournament. Playing as the number two WCHS singles seed, the only district singles match Hitchcock lost all season long was in the championship game of the tournament.

While tennis season came to an end for most of the members of the White County High School tennis team this past weekend in the District 6AAA tournament, one member, Lace Hitchcock, kept her season alive by earning a berth in the Region 3AAA tournament in the individual singles portion.
Hitchcock, a junior, became … Read More


WCHS tennis wins three of last four matches

Posted on April 25, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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In action. Megan Holland concentrates on returning a volley during a recent tennis match. The Warriorettes defeated both Coffee County and Van Buren County in their most recent outings.

The WCHS tennis team won three of their last four outings.
The Warriorettes picked up wins over both Coffee County and Van Buren County while the Warriors split those matches. They defeated Van Buren, but suffered a district loss to Coffee County.
Last Thursday at Coffee County, the Warriorettes captured the 9-3 win. WCHS won all four doubles match-ups and won five of the nine singles contests.
In singles action, the results were as follows (not all matches counted … Read More


Tennis in midst of busy week

Posted on April 18, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Still prefect in district play. Warriorette junior, Lacee Hitchcock, kept her singles district mark perfect this week with wins over opponents from Cumberland County and Warren County. WCHS defeated Cumberland, but lost to Warren.

The White County High School tennis team started a busy week with District 6AAA matches at home on both Monday and Tuesday.
On Monday, WCHS played host to Cumberland County and came away with a sweep of the day’s action. The results were not as good on Tuesday as Warren County was the one pulling the sweep.
Against Cumberland County, the Warriors took the narrow 5-4 win while the Warriorettes won seven of the … Read More


WCHS tennis splits match with DeKalb County

Posted on April 15, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Playing the net. Gabriella Farley works the net during the tennis match against DeKalb County on Wednesday.

The White County High School tennis team played host to DeKalb County for a make-up non-district match on a beautiful Wednesday spring afternoon.
WCHS split the match with the Warriorettes taking the 9-1 win, but the Warriors suffered a 7-2 loss to the Tigers.
The Warriorettes dominated singles competition winning seven matches (only six of which counted in the match).
The following were the singles results:
1-Lacee Hitchcock 8-4
2-Megan Holland 8-1
3-Sarah Ward 8-4
4-Cassidy Bumbalough 8-4
5-Shea Harris 8-2
6-Gabriella Farley 8-4
7-Emily West 8-5
WCHS won three of … Read More


Tennis team has rough outing at Cookeville

Posted on April 10, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Undefeated. Despite the loss by the WCHS team, Lacee Hitchcock won her singles match and stayed undefeated in district play.

It was a tough Tuesday afternoon when the Warrior and Warriorette tennis teams traveled to Cookeville to take on the Cavaliers and Lady Cavaliers in 6AAA action.
Cookeville captured both ends of the match with 8-1 victories. Both the WCHS teams managed only one win against the Cookeville squads.
For the Warriorettes, the highlight of the day was Lacee Hitchcock, who remained undefeated in district singles play, taking the lone win of the evening. She picked up an 8-3 victory playing in the number two singles spot keeping … Read More


Tennis splits district match with Coffee Co.

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

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Doubles action. The doubles team of Shea Harris and Sarah Ward picked up a win making it a WCHS sweep of the girls’ doubles matches against Coffee County. The Warriorettes went on to take the 5-1 win in the match. The Warriors suffered a 5-1 setback.

In their first match following a week off for spring break, the Warrior and Warriorette tennis teams played host to Coffee County on a cold, wet Tuesday afternoon.
Rain (or maybe even sleet) stopped the match before it was completed, but enough matches were in to decide the outcome. The Warriorettes took the 5-1 victory against the District 6AAA foe, while the … Read More


Tennis nets District 6AAA win over Jets

Posted on March 21, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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The return. Crockett Sewell returns the volley of his Cumberland County opponent during Tuesday’s home tennis match. The Warriors and Warriorettes both picked up wins over the Jets and Lady Jets.

The White County High School tennis team played host to District 6AAA foe, Cumberland County, on a chilly Tuesday afternoon and came away with a pair of wins.
The Warriorettes defeated the Lady Jets 7-2 while the Warriors captured the narrow 5-4 win.
It came right down to the end for the Warriors in their match against the Jets.
The doubles teams took the court first and the Warriors held a 2-1 lead after those contests were … Read More


Tennis falls in season opener

Posted on March 14, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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The White County high School tennis team wasted little time getting into the meat of their schedule.
They opened the season with a trip to Warren County to take on the defending District 6AAA champion Pioneers. The Warriors were defeated 7-2 and the Warriorettes suffered a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Lady Pioneers.
Coach Nicole Delaney had seven first-time varsity players taking the court for her team Tuesday in the openers.
Warrior top seed, Crockett Sewell, picked up one of the two WCHS wins on the boys’ side of things. It took a tiebreaker for Sewell to take the 9-8 win (10-8). The other win for … Read More


Tennis team ready to swing into action in 2013

Posted on March 10, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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The members of the girls’ team are (l to r): Haley Harris, Chelsea Simmons, Kiersten Hull, Lydia Henry, Zoe Cantrell, Shea Harris, Kathleen Kidd, Megan Holland, Kasey Sain, Lacee Hitchcock, Sarah Ward, Lindsey McCulley, Cheyanna Jones, Rebekah Miller, Kristina Keisala, Gabriella Farley, Jocelyn Davis, Cassidy Bumbalough, Kita League, Emily West, Keesha Williams and Faith James. Below are the members of the boys’ team.

The members of the Warrior tennis team are (l to r): Andrew Sparks, Greg Butcher, Crockett Sewell, Zack Young, Mitchell Lamb, Cody Matthews, Tristan Thompson, Ethan James, Luke Turney, Austin Howard, Josh Hitchcock, Kent Sapp and John Turney.

Tennis seniors. The WCHS tennis team has

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Warrior tennis falls to Pioneers in championship match

Posted on May 9, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Championship action. Jonathan Griffin returns a volley during the first set of his singles match in the District 6AAA championship match against Warren County. The Pioneers defeated the Warriors to take the title.

The Warrior tennis team advanced all the way to the District 6AAA championship match, but couldn’t overcome the talented Warren County team.
The Pioneers won the first four matches of the event securing the championship and earning the lone spot in the region from District 6. Only one tennis team advances on to the region.
In district team play, the match is made up of five singles matches and two doubles. Four wins take the … Read More


Warrior tennis headed to 6AAA finals match

Posted on May 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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One of four winners. Dylan Pryor was one of four Warriors who won their matches helping WCHS advance to the tennis district championship match. WCHS defeated Cookeville to earn the spot in the finals.

The Warrior tennis team finds themselves within one team win of the their first trip to the region tournament in many years.
The WCHS boys defeated Cookeville in the semifinals on Friday to earn a spot opposite Warren County in the District 6AAA championship match. The winner will earn a trip to the Region. The Warriorettes, however, were defeated in the semifinals by Warren County bringing their season to an end.
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No tennis individual region berths

Posted on May 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Semifinal berths. WCHS had three advance to the semifinals of the District 6AAA tournament including Crockett Sewell (above).

Intense action. Jonathan Griffin serves while doubles teammate, Caleb Winton, awaits the return during the 6AAA tournament.

White County High School had three representatives make appearances in the District 6AAA tennis tournament semifinals, but none were able to advance on to the finals and missed out on berths to the region.
The individual portion of the 6AAA tennis tournament took place Monday and Tuesday at Cookeville High School. Each school in the district could have two participants in doubles and singles for both boys and girls.
WCHS put a doubles … Read More


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