Warriors avenge loss to Pioneers

Posted by | February 15, 2010 12:00 am

Devon Davidson and Jordan Armstrong go to the floor to battle with a Warren County player for the loose ball.

The Warriors avenged their loss at home to Warren County with a 68-55 defeat of the Pioneers spoiling their senior night.
WCHS (7-17, 4-4) got 26 points from junior guard Josh Turner on the strength of six treys in the contest. Turner seemed to have the answer for every Pioneer threat.
Turner was aided in the scoring column by Devon Davidson’s 17 points and 16 from Daniel Duke.
Warren County (5-18, 3-4) was hit with three technicals in the game including a near altercation as the third quarter … CONTINUED


Monday’s basketball game rescheduled to Tuesday

Posted by | February 15, 2010 12:00 am

The snow that accumulated quickly in the early morning hours has postponed tonight’s (Monday, February 15th) basketball game between WCHS and Lebanon to Tuesday night.
The tip time has been moved up to 6 p.m.  Both junior varsity games have been cancelled.  Plans are to still honor the WCHS senior players and cheerleaders prior to the start of the girls’ games.  Senior night activities will begin at 5 p.m.  The elementary school teams will still be honored at halftime of each game.


Spring sports underway for colleges

Posted by | February 15, 2010 12:00 am

With snow consistently in the forecast and on the ground, the college spring sports teams have already begun their seasons.
White County has a few athletes competing in sports at the collegiate level this spring.
Sasha Howell is the veteran of the group. The 2007 graduate of WCHS transferred to Tennessee Tech last summer having completing her two years of eligibility on the Volunteer State softball team. Howell is a junior catcher for the TTU softball team.
The Tech women’s team was supposed to have opened their season in a tournament at MTSU on February 12th and 13th, but weather forced cancellation of that event. They are scheduled … CONTINUED


Spring sports practice begins today

Posted by | February 15, 2010 12:00 am

Despite the fact that snow and icy cold temperatures have been a prevalent feature of the past month, the spring sports of White County High School officially begin preseason practice today.
That’s right. Softball, baseball, soccer, tennis and track are supposed to be hitting their respective playing fields to begin preparations for their coming seasons, which officially begin on March 15th. However, it is a good chance that the teams will be chased inside by Mother Nature. Fortunately, the county has several indoor facilities where most of the teams can begin practice, albeit a scaled down version of drills.
The student athletes are slated to begin practice following … CONTINUED


Sparta businessman dies after Friday head-on crash

Posted by | February 14, 2010 12:00 am

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13
Aaron Shafer was pronounced dead at approximately 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, according to his mother Jeannie. Doctors performed a blood-flow test and determined there was no blood flowing to his brain. The family has chosen to donate Aaron’s organs. Please keep the Shafer family in your prayers.
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UPDATE @ 9:55 a..m., Saturday, Feb. 13
According to Aaron Shafer’s father, Aaron has still not regained consciousness. He is considered to be in fairly stable condition at this time, but he is still losing blood. Medical personnel performed a brain scan Friday night, but will perform another scan today. The CONTINUED


Sparta businessman seriously injured in head-on crash

Posted by | February 13, 2010 12:00 am

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13

Aaron Shafer was pronounced dead at approximately 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, according to his mother Jeannie. Doctors performed a blood-flow test and determined there was no blood flowing to his brain. The family has chosen to donate Aaron’s organs. Please keep the Shafer family in your prayers.

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UPDATE @ 9:55 a..m., Saturday, Feb. 13
According to Aaron Shafer’s father, Aaron has still not regained consciousness. He is considered to be in fairly stable condition at this time, but he is still losing blood. Medical personnel performed a brain scan Friday night, but will perform another scan today. The CONTINUED


Warriorettes clinch share of 6AAA title with win

Posted by | February 13, 2010 12:00 am

Taking it to the hoop. Aubrey Sims takes the ball to the basket strong against a Coffee County defender during the second half of the 61-38 win over the Lady Raiders Tuesday. The victory by the Warriorettes guaranteed them of at least a tie for first in District 6AAA. WCHS wraps up league play Friday at Warren County. The 6AAA tournament is scheduled to begin next Thursday the 18th at Warren County.

Looking for help. Stephanie Lewis looks for help from a teammate after going to the floor to retrieve a loose ball during the win over Coffee County. Brittany Dodson is ready to assist.

The Warriorettes guaranteed … CONTINUED


Warriors snap four game skid

Posted by | February 13, 2010 12:00 am

Applying pressure. Caleb Lowery and Travis Howard team up to pressure Coffee County point guard, Krys Renfrow, as he attempts to drive the baseline in the first half of Tuesday’s 60-40 win by WCHS. The Warriors snapped a four game losing skid with the victory.

Splitting the defenders. Warrior junior post player, Daniel Duke, splits a pair of Coffee County defenders during the second half of Tuesday’s game. Duke had eight points in the win which was the largest margin of victory this season for the Warriors.

The Warriors got a combined 39 points and 12 rebounds from the guard duo of Jordan Armstrong and Devon Davidson en … CONTINUED


WCHS wraps up district play with wins over Warren Co.

Posted by | February 13, 2010 12:00 am

Kristin Jones (left) and the Warriorettes captured the number one seed for the district tournament with their win over Warren County Friday. Josh Turner (right), who poured in 26 points, and the Warriors will sit back and wait for a game between two other district teams to see if they have the number two seed for the tournament.

The Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams wrapped up District 6AAA regular season play with a sweep of Warren County Friday night in McMinnville.
The Warriorettes (17-9, 7-1) captured the regular season league title and the tournament’s number one seed wtih the 44-42 win over over the Lady Pioneers (4-18, 1-6)).  … CONTINUED


Sparta businessman seriously injured in head-on crash

Posted by | February 12, 2010 12:00 am

Aaron Ray Shafer, 36, owner of Shafer’s Home Inspection and Pluto’s Hot Dogs, as well as a board member of the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce, was critically injured in a head-on crash on Highway 84, at approximately 8:44 a.m., on Feb. 12.


‘Evading’ added to previous meth arrest

Posted by | February 12, 2010 12:00 am

According to White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Racheal Nicole Whittenburg, 30, of Sparta, was arrested, Feb. 9, after a short car chase through downtown Sparta, and faces several drug related charges.


Jessie Ida Crouch Jolley

Posted by | February 12, 2010 12:00 am

Jessie Ida Crouch Jolley, 88, of Doyle, passed away Feb. 10 10, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Jolley was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Pickett County, to Willie Lee and Lodie Story Crouch.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Jolley was preceded in death by husband, Paul Jolley, and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Leonord Huddleston, of Doyle; daughter, Pauletta Jolley, of Mexico; three sons, Mike Jolley, of Doyle, Miles Jolley, of Doyle, and Terry Wayne Jolley and wife Vickie Jo, of Sparta; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Bethel Crouch, of Cookeville.
Funeral service will be 11a.m., Feb. 13, 2010, at … CONTINUED


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