Warrior soccer narrowly defeated by Pioneers

Posted by | May 5, 2008 12:00 am

Matt Geer scored the first goal in the loss to Warren County.

    In a very physical contest, the White County High School soccer team suffered a narrow 3-2 loss at Warren County.
    The Warriors came oh-so-close to picking up their first-ever district victory, but saw the Pioneers score the game winner with just under 10 minutes left to play.  The Warriors had a couple of opportunities late, but were not able to convert.
    WCHS took the 1-0 lead early in the game with Matt Geer scored on a header from directly in front of the goal at the 36:21 mark.  Over the next eight minutes neither team would … Read More


Warriorette softball falls in tourney’s opening round

Posted by | May 5, 2008 12:00 am

The softball infielders huddle up prior to the start of an inning.

    The Warriorette softball team had the tough task of facing off against District 7AAA’s dominant softball team in Friday’s opening round of the tournament.  
    Riverdale came into the game having won 66 consecutive 7AAA contest.  They ran that streak to 67 with the 10-0 win over the Warriorettes in the first round dropping WCHS into the loser’s bracket.
    That game was supposed to have been played Saturday, but rain later in the day on Friday forced postponement of some games.  That means the Warriorettes will take on Cookeville in an elimination game Monday at 2 p.m.… Read More


Turney picks up two victories

Posted by | May 5, 2008 12:00 am

Justin Turney won two matches in the individual portion of the District 7AAA tournament before falling in the semifinals.

    With the Warrior tennis team being eliminated in the team portion of the District 7AAA tournament, Justin Turney, battled to try and earn a spot in the region tournament as an individual.  
    The WCHS junior won a pair of matches on Wednesday advancing to the Thursday’s action before being eliminated in the semifinals.  Tyler Brady won his first match, but was defeated on Wednesday afternoon.  Those were the only winners for WCHS in individual action.
    Turney won his first singles match defeating Farley from Siegel.  He followed that up … Read More


Voyles adds three more titles

Posted by | May 5, 2008 12:00 am

Markie Voyles won Midstate championships in three races, the 3200-meter, 1600-meter and the 800-meter.

    White County High School’s Markie Voyles added three more titles to her growing resume Saturday.  
    The junior not only took first place in three different races, but was also named the Outstanding Runner at the Midstate Rotary Invitational held at Tullahoma High School.  
    Voyles put together her best times of this season in all three races on the way to the victories.  In the 3200-meter (2 mile), she recorded an 11:44.63.  She finished three seconds ahead of  Tullahoma’s Claire Benjamin.  
According to Coach Dave Bruce, “Markie paced herself with the Tullahoma runner and passed … Read More


Warriors stun Cookeville

Posted by | May 3, 2008 12:00 am

The Warrior baseball team pulled off a stunning upset in the opening round of the District 7AAA tournament.  (To hear video sound, you must click the sound bar on the video player.)


Warrior Basketball Banquet 2008

Posted by | May 3, 2008 12:00 am

The Warrior basketball team put the finishing touches on the 2007-08 season with their end of the year banquet.
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Warriors stun Cavaliers in 7AAA tournament

Posted by | May 3, 2008 12:00 am

The Warriors celebrate their 8-7 come-from-behind win over Cookeville in the opening round of the District 7AAA tournament.

   The White County High School Warriors did what many thought was impossible for them to do on Friday in the opening round of the District 7AAA tournament.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO        (To hear audio, make sure to click sound bar on video player.)
    The Warriors, who were winless in the district regular season, stunned the top seeded Cookeville Cavaliers on their home field dropping the top seed into the loser’s bracket with the 8-7 come-from-behind victory.
    WCHS had just one hit and trailed 7-1 going into the seventh inning.  … Read More


Jesus, the One and Only musical

Posted by | May 2, 2008 12:00 am

I want to send a personal invitation to each and every one of you. At 7 p.m., Sunday night, May 4, 2008, the combined choirs will present the final spring musical presentation at Gum Springs Baptist Church. The choir will number nearly 100 voices, harmonizing the words of  Jesus, the One and Only, based on the Beth Moore Bible Study and arranged by Travis Cottrell.
Gum Springs Baptist Church is located at 5454 Franks Ferry Road, just off Old Kentucky Road in Walling.



Sligo Bridge re-construction will impact many

Posted by | May 2, 2008 12:00 am

Residents concerned about how the future closing of Sligo Bridge will affect everything from ball games to the daily commute to jobs for many White Countians will have to wait a little while longer before making alternate route plans.
And according to TDOT, closing one lane at a time for repairs will not be an option during construction.
Nets set under the structure reportedly to catch falling rock have rumors flying across the area, and with the bridge being the only roadway available without a long addition to travel time, everyone traveling from White County to Smithville or Murfreesboro will be affected for an undetermined amount of time. … Read More


Dementia Unit provides encouragement

Posted by | May 2, 2008 12:00 am

Christine Moody, a resident of NHC Healthcare of Sparta, “washes” dishes in the newly designed area for those with dementia.

The world of an individual afflicted with dementia can now be a place with hope and productivity thanks to the special unit at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Christen Bryant, LPN, who supervisors the Dementia Unit, said each resident feels like a part of her family. Bryant is proud of the newly remodeled section of the unit where a “kitchen” has been constructed.
Although the small alcove is minus a refrigerator and stove, a scaled-down version of kitchen cabinets and a sink are clearly visible to those who … Read More


Elizabeth Anna Young Kleven

Posted by | May 2, 2008 12:00 am

Elizabeth Anna Young Kleven, 89, of Van Buren County, passed away May 2, 2008, at her residence.
Kleven was born July 8, 1918, in Duluth, Minn., to Frank and Anna Basalek Ruddy.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, John R. Young and Casper Kleven.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Harder and husband Clarence, of Van Buren County; one son, James R. Young, of Georgetown, S.C.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be at a later date.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.  


Pluto’s dishes out one big ‘dog’

Posted by | May 1, 2008 12:00 am

The smiling staff at Pluto’s Hot Dogs is ready for White County residents to try anything on their delicious menu.

Friday, April 25, was the grand opening of Pluto’s Hot Dogs located downtown Sparta, on the corner of North Church Street and Bockman Way.
Owner Aaron Shafer took the best from the menu of two California companies and is now offering all beef hot dogs and handmade milkshakes to the downtown area.
“I’ve taste-tested a lot of dogs,” said Shafer, about his quest to find the right hot dog for Pluto’s. “They are good and good for you – all beef.”
Pluto’s menu includes cheese dogs, … Read More



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