Yslas ready to embark on final season at TTU

Posted on January 23, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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One more season at TTU. Lacy Yslas, a 2009 graduate of White County High School and a three-sport athlete at the school, has already graduated from Tennessee Tech, but has one season left to compete in track and field for the Golden Eagles. Yslas, who is a member of the 1,000-point scoring club for the Warriorettes, is now among the top five in career bests in a couple of events for TTU. Her goal is to set a new school record this season. (Photo courtesy of TTU athletics)

Lacy Yslas is on the home stretch of her athletic career at Tennessee Tech.
The 2009 graduate of White County … Read More


Cross country season comes to end in regional meet

Posted on October 27, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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12th place. Megan Holland just missed out on a trip to the state with her 12th place finish in the Region 3AAA cross country meet on Thursday.

The 2013 cross country season came to an end in the region tournament for both the White County and Van Buren County high school teams.
Both teams traveled to Dayton for their respective region races, which were run at Fort Bluff camp. The Region 3AAA races were the first followed by the Region 4A-AA tournaments later in the day on Thursday.
WCHS saw their streak of seven consecutive years with a runner qualifying for the state come to an end this … Read More


State cross country berths on line Thursday

Posted on October 23, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Both the White County and Van Buren County cross country teams will head to Dayton Thursday for their region meets.
The 3AAA race, which the White County team will run in, will be the first up on the day at Fort Bluff Camp. The Region 4A-AA races, which will have the Van Buren runners, are later on in the afternoon. The top three teams and the top 10 individuals earn spots in the state race.
White County will have a limited number of runners competing in the Class AAA race. Injuries and health conditions will have four WCHS runners, Nikole Pryor, Addie Hickey, Tamera Webb and Josiah Fox, … Read More


Former WCHS teammates competing in same event

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

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Racing together again. Morgan Voyles (left) and Alex Stover ran together again in a recent college cross country race. However, this time they were on different teams after having run together for three years in high school. (Photo submitted)

For three years, Alex Stover and Morgan Voyles ran as teammates on the White County High School cross country team.
Two weekends ago, the duo found themselves running in the same event, but wearing different uniforms.
Stover is a sophomore runner for the UT-Martin team and Voyles is in her freshman season at Trevecca Nazarene University. Both teams competed in the Greater Louisville Classic on October 5th.
While they … Read More


WCHS sets 4 PR’s at MSCCA

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

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White County High School had four runners compete in the Midstate Cross Country Association championships Saturday at Sharp Springs in Smyrna and all four runners finished with new personal record times.
The highest finisher among the Sparta runners was Megan Holland, who finished eighth in the silver division race in a field of 134 runners. Holland set a new PR at 21:24.92. The new time also moved her into the top 10 times of Region 3AAA.
Ashton Mitchell improved her personal best time by more than four minutes. She finished 118th with a time of 30:20.
Coming into Saturday’s race, Josiah Fox had a personal record of 20:19 … Read More


Backyard Invite continues through rain and mud

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

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Off and running in the rain. The 98 boys that competed in the Backyard Invite on Saturday head down the opening stretch of the race toward the hay bales. The entire race was run in the rain making for some muddy conditions. More than 300 runners competed in the final running of the Backyard Invite.

The runners endured rain and lots of mud but were able to complete the annual Backyard Invite Saturday on the Voyles Farm.
The cross country meet is the only one ran in Sparta each year and has become quite an event. More than 300 runners converged on the farm on the rainy Saturday … Read More


Cross country competes at Warren County meet

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

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Ninth place. Josiah Fox finished ninth in the boy’s race at the Warren County cross country meet on Thursday. WCHS will host the Backyard Invite Saturday at the Voyles Farm in Cassville. (Photo submitted)

The White County High School cross country team headed to McMinnville Thursday to compete in the first-ever cross country meet hosted by Warren County High School.
The White County runners, though only five competed, had a solid showing at the Warren County MSCCA All Comers Meet
Like White County High School, Warren County’s cross country program is relatively new. Actually the Pioneers are in their fourth season of cross country competition and hosted their … Read More


Cross country has solid showing at Voyles Classic

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

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The White County High School cross country team traveled to Smyrna last Thursday for their second meet of the season.
The Warrior and Warriorette harriers competed in the Voyles Classic named in memory of former WCHS runner, Markie Voyles.
Thursday’s race that is the first race in the Middle Tennessee Cross Country
Association’s schedule featured a full field with runners divided into four different divisions, two each for boys and girls.
The Warriorettes ran in the Kroeger Division with 197 runners competing in that race. The Mahaney Divison, in which the Warriors ran, had 264 runners.
Coach Mark Voyles commented on the race, “I was very pleased with … Read More


Cross country season off and running at WCHS

Posted on August 26, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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WCHS cross country team. Cross country season is underway for WCHS. Members of this year’s team are (front row, l to r): Addie Hickey, Ashton Mitchell, Nikole Pryor, Tamera Webb and Megan Holland. Back row: Josiah Fox, Rhett Watts, Jimmy Wallace and Coach Mark Voyles.

The 2013 cross country season is already underway for the White County High School runners.
Early last week they competed in the Cookeville Jamboree, which was not a points event, but then the season officially began on Saturday at the Macon County Invite.
WCHS has eight runners competing this season for the maroon and gray. There are five girls and three boys on … Read More


2nd annual Light in the Dark 5K is a huge success

Posted on August 1, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Light in the Dark winners. More than 140 people participated in the second annual Light in the Dark 5k with the winners pictured above. Cade Crosland was the overall winner of the race with a time of 20:38. Alex Stover was the top female finisher with a time of 21:56.

When Megan Holland sets her mind to a good cause, she finds a way to follow through with doing all she can to help that cause.
The White County High School rising sophomore is a runner on the school’s cross country team. She found a way to combine her sport with her love for helping others. The result … Read More


Voyles looking to add more to family legacy

Posted on May 19, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Final meet in sibling legacy. Morgan Voyles (right) will compete in the 800m race at this week’s TSSAA Spring Fling and put the finishing touches on a legacy began by her sister, Markie (left). Even though the two never actually ran together, it was a torch that was passed on from sister to sister. With Morgan’s eighth trip to the TSSAA state, that brings the family total to 12. If not for a tragic automobile accident that took Markie’s life that number would have been even larger.

While Morgan Voyles will continue her running career onto the collegiate level for Trevecca Nazarene University, this week’s state track meet … Read More


Voyles advances to state meet again!

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

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Make it eight. Morgan Voyles shows off her medal for finishing second in the sectional, but that finish will make it a eight state tournament appearances during her high school career. Voyles will run the 800 meter race in next week’s TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling at MTSU. (Photo submitted)

If this headline seems redundant, it probably is, but there’s a good reason.
WCHS senior runner, Morgan Voyles, finished second in the 800-meter at the Section 2AAA track meet earning a spot in the state meet. That will be the eighth time that Voyles has advanced to the state during her high school sports career, a record for any … Read More


Voyles qualifies for track sectionals

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

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Looking for a 8-peat. Morgan Voyles finished second in the 800m race in Tuesday’s subsectional track meet moving her one step closer to her eighth state tournament appearance.

Morgan Voyles kept her chances alive for a four-peat Tuesday in the sub sectional track meet in Rhea County.
Actually an eight-peat would be the more proper adjective. Voyles, a WCHS senior who has already signed with Trevecca Nazarene University, has qualified for the state cross country meet four times and three times for the state track meet. She is looking to finish off her career with her fourth trip to the state track meet.
She got one step closer … Read More


Yother wins 5th annual Markie’s Run in rain

Posted on April 29, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Overall winners. Morgan Voyles is pictured above giving out the awards to the winners. Tracy Yother (left) was the overall winner of the race in a time of 19:41.16. Abigail Welch (right) was the top female finisher with a time of 25:34.30.

A rainy start. The runners in the 5th edition of Markie’s Run take off Saturday morning despite a continuous rain.

Approximately 35 people braved the rain to compete in the 5th annual Markie’s Run Saturday morning at White County High School.
The overall winner was Tracy Yother in a time of 19:41.16. Abigal Welch was the top female finisher with a time of 25:34.30, who just … Read More


Markie’s run set for Saturday, April 27

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

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The fifth edition of Markie’s Run will be held this Saturday, April 27th, at White County High School.
The race is ran in memory of White County High School’s standout cross country and track runner, Markie Voyles, whose life came to a tragic end in an automobile accident on October 25th, 2008. Voyles’ legacy lives on in the lives of so many she touched during her short time on this earth. This race, which is just one of several that bear her name, is a way to remember what Markie meant to everyone. Proceeds from the race go to the Markie Voyles Scholarship fund and WCHS Project Graduation.… Read More


Track team performs well at Cookeville meet

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

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Throwing for points. Jordan Jellinick had a solid day throwing the shot put and the discus. He won the discus throw with a distance of over 100’ and had a personal best in the shot put. (Photo submitted)

The White County High School track and field team competed in a track meet at Cookeville on Thursday and performed well against Cookeville, Upperman, York and Livingston Academy.
Jordan Jellinick threw his best throw of the year winning the discus with his first throw over 100’ this year. Matt Howard followed closely behind with second place with the two netting eight and six points for the boys’ team.
Jellinick also … Read More


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