Warriors lead at the half

Posted by | December 20, 2017 9:03 pm

The Warriors lead Trousdale 34-32 at the half. Grant Slatten leads the Warriors with 10 points. Dyson Reece also chipped in 9 points.

Warriorettes break a record in a blowout win

Posted by | December 20, 2017 8:26 pm

The Warriorettes set a new record tonight for the least amount of points ever given up in a single game. The Warriorettes won tonight over Hixson 63-10. The previous record was set back in the 07-08 season when the Warriorettes gave up 13 points to DeKalb County. The Warriorettes were led tonight by Hannah Leftwich and Gracie Dodgen who both finished with 10 points each. The Warriorettes will return to action tomorrow when they take on Tullahoma High School at 6:30 pm in the Semifinal round of the Sonic Shootout.

Structure fire on Gaines Street

Posted by | December 18, 2017 7:06 pm

Firefighters have been dispatched to a structure fire on Gaines Street in Sparta.

At approximately 6:23 p.m., White County E-911 dispatchers received notification regarding a possible structure fire that was visible on Bockman Way. The structure fire was reported to be on Gaines Street.

Firefighters with the Sparta Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of the structure fire. The Sparta Police Department, along with the White County EMS were also dispatched to the scene.

Firefighters have been actively fighting the structure fire which has full engulfed the second floor of the residence.

Gaines Street will remain closed while firefighters continue their firefighting operations.

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Willie Mae Young

Posted by | December 18, 2017 9:33 am

Willie Mae Young, 86, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 17, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sonic Shootout tips off Dec. 20

Posted by | December 18, 2017 9:29 am

From Dec. 20 through Dec. 22, Roy Sewell Gymnasium is the place to be for those who enjoy high school basketball. The Warriors and Warriorettes are hosting the 10th annual Sonic Shootout, with 16 teams representing 10 different high schools expecting to compete. Games will begin at 9:30 a.m. each day, except for the first day, when the games will start at 10 a.m., with the girls’ games starting each day and a boy’s game finishing each day. There will be a total of eight games played each day. The boys’ and girls’ tournament brackets will be the same format as previous years, an eight-team bracketed tournament, with … Read More

Latest update from WCHS bowling

Posted by | December 18, 2017 9:25 am

The White County High School bowling team has had four matches since the last update. The Warriors have won all four of their games and are starting to hit their stride heading into the post-season, this Monday. The Warriorettes have won their last two matches against York and Jackson County and will look to continue to improve.

On Nov. 14, the Warriors won 24-3 against Stone Memorial, at Plateau Lanes ,in Crossville. The Warriors bowled one of their best matches this year, earning a match total of over 3,000 pins for the first time all season. Justin Daniels (229 and 193), Justice Hamilton (192 and 212), and Casey … Read More

Eagles and Eaglettes pick up their first district wins of the season

Posted by | December 18, 2017 9:24 am

Mallory Christian takes a 3 in a game from early in the season. Christian finished with 23 points in a Friday win. (Photo by MICHELLE CHRISTIAN)

The Van Buren County High School Eagles and Eaglettes traveled to Richard Hardy High School, on Friday night for their first district games of the season. After Friday night, both teams headed into their Christmas break sitting at 1-0 in the district.

In the first game, on Friday night, the Eaglettes used a big first half to pull away from the Lady Hawks to win by a final score of 75-29. In the second game of the night, the Eagles used a … Read More

8th grade splits with Warren County

Posted by | December 18, 2017 9:20 am

Brady Lohorn drives to the basket in Thursday night’s game. Lohorn finished with game with 8 points. (Photo by JACOB DODD)

The White County Middle School 8th grade basketball teams traveled down to Warren County Middle school, on Thursday night. The WCMS 8th grade teams finished their final games before Christmas break with a split.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes fell behind early but used a big fourth quarter to bring home a 41-29 win.

In the second game of the evening, the Warriors were unable to keep pace with the Pioneers and lost 39-21.

In the early game, the Warriorettes fell behind initially … Read More

Warriorettes win 7th game of the season

Posted by | December 18, 2017 9:18 am

Kanden Reeves goes up for layup just in front of the McMinn County player in Friday night’s game. Reeves finished with 7 points in the win. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

The Warriorette basketball team picked up its seventh win Friday night when they traveled to Rhea County and picked up a narrow 62-60 win over McMinn County.

White County High School found a way to overcome 30 turnovers in the game and still picked up the win.

Gracie Dodgen paced the Warriorettes with her 28 points. Hannah Leftwich was the only other Warriorette in double figures, finishing with 11 points and seven rebounds.

In the first quarter, the … Read More

Warriors’ second half scoring woes continue against McMinn County

Posted by | December 18, 2017 8:53 am

David Kinser shoots over a McMinn County play in Friday night’s loss to McMinn County. Kinser finished with 4 points.

For the second game in a row, the Warrior basketball team struggled to find points in the second half. This time, the Warriors struggled in the third quarter against McMinn County, on Friday night.

White County High School was outscored 17-4 in the third quarter, on Friday night, and lost to McMinn County 63-52. This marks the second straight game the Warriors have had a quarter where they have scored less than 5 points in the quarter this season, and both times the result has been the same.… Read More

GFWC Sparta Woman’s Club celebrates with Christmas party and installation of officers

Posted by | December 18, 2017 8:25 am

The Christmas party for GFWC Sparta Woman’s Club was recently held at First National Bank with a luncheon and installation of officers for the upcoming year.

Kaye Barlow, president of the Renaissance Club, installed the new officers of the Sparta Woman’s Club, which included Mary Dingwall (treasurer), Mary Masters (secretary), Marjorie Stevens (vice president), and Sherry Hickey (president).

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