Monthly Archives: March 2017

Eagles lead after one quarter of play

Posted on March 16, 2017 5:05 pm by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County Eagles lead Columbia Academy 23-16 after one quarter of play. Caden Mills leads all scorers with 12 points.


Eagles lead after one quarter of play

Posted on March 16, 2017 4:04 pm by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County Eagles lead Columbia Academy 23-16 after one quarter of play. Caden Mills leads all scorers with 12 points.


Spring Hiking Day to be held this weekend at State Parks

Posted on March 16, 2017 10:10 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Even though the weather has been less than cooperative, Spring is right around the corner with the first official day of Spring being March 20. That’s why this Saturday at State Parks all across Tennessee; they will be celebrating the start of Spring with free guided hikes.

State Park staff members at Burgess Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Rock Island and all across Tennessee will be providing guided hikes to all those who wish to participate. Park staff, while guiding hikers, will speak about the natural, cultural, and historical treasures that make our beautiful State Parks unique.

“For 80 years our state park system has created outdoor adventures and … CONTINUED


Findlay Elementary School

Posted on March 16, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Bouldin and Lady Mocs will travel to Louisville for NCAA Tournament

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lakelyn Bouldin, of Van Buren County

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team is headed to Louisville for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Mocs grabbed a 13 seed and take on the fourth-seeded Cardinals (27-7) on Saturday, March 18.

This will be the Mocs second trip to Louisville this season. UTC participated in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge, falling to the Cardinals 63-47 on Nov. 21. The Mocs are 5-2 all-time against Louisville.

Chattanooga (21-10) is on a six-game winning streak and will make its 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Mocs tied Mercer for its 20th Southern Conference … CONTINUED


White County teams win at Tims Ford fishing tournament

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Three White County teams participated in a fishing tournament, on March 11, 2017, at Tims Ford Lake, in Winchester. There were 118 boats, and three of them belonged to White County fishermen. All three boats placed.


White County High School Archery Team wins tournament

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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White County High School’s archery team won its tournament, which was March 3 and 4, at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. There was a total of 594 participants who turned in their scores on the 3rd and 4th. There were more than 1,000 people who went through Roy Sewell Gymnasium during this event. There were nine shooters from White County High School to finish in the overall top 20 in the high school division: Cameron Dixon, Taylor Parks, Angelle Howard, Hannah Rogan, Chaney Gooch, Hailie Young, Clay Howard, Dakota Keen and Braxton Hutson. Dixon was the top male shooter and finished 2nd overall. Angelle Howard was … CONTINUED


Roberts gets his first win of the young season

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

It took some extra time, but the Tennessee Tech baseball team capped a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Valley Conference foe UT Martin in the league’s opening weekend, on March 10. The Golden Eagles (11-5, 3-0) completed the three-game series sweep after posting victories of 4-3 and 9-6 (in 10 innings) over the Skyhawks (6-7, 0-3).

The visiting TTU squad claimed the series in the first contest of the day behind a shutdown pitching effort from sophomore Ethan Roberts and timely hitting from fellow sophomore Kevin Strohschein.

Tech did the majority of its scoring in the second inning, plating three runners for the early 3-0 advantage. The Golden Eagles … CONTINUED


WCMS Warriorettes’ softball gets first win of the season

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School Warriorettes defeated South Franklin 22-0 on March 6, as Addison Abell and Sarah Parker combined to throw a shutout on that night.

Savannah Jones led the way for the Warriorettes as she drove in six runs going 3-4 at the plate.

The Warriorettes scored 11 runs in the fourth inning to take a commanding lead. A single by Emily Lemonds, a single by Jones, then a double by Ellie Savage, a single by Kassidy Roberts, a double by Parker, and a triple by Jones drove the big inning.

Abell earned the win for the Warriorettes as she went three innings, giving up zero … CONTINUED


WCMS baseball collects first two CTC Conference wins last week

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School Warriors’ baseball team received their first two CTC Conference wins of the season on March 6 and March 9.

The Warriors defeated South Middle School 12-7, on March 6, and then on March 9, their bats stayed hot as they collected the 12-2 win.

In the March 6 game, the Warriors captured the lead in the first inning when Grant Slatten hit into a fielder’s choice, which scored Tucker Allen who hit a triple earlier in the inning.

South Middle would battle back scoring three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead. But the Warriors would take the … CONTINUED


Three WCMS athletes play in basketball All-Star game

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

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On March 3, 2017 Mia Murray, Gracie Dodgen and Grant Slatten traveled to Lebanon to compete in the Power 5 Basketball Middle School All-Star game.

At this event, there were teams made up of other middle school athletes from all over the state of Tennessee. There was a team from the Upper Cumberland, West TN/Murfreesboro, mid-state, and Nashville. All three of the White County Middle School athletes played on a team of other players from around the Upper Cumberland area.

Michael Dodgen and Neal Capps, from Stone Memorial High School, coached the girls’ Upper Cumberland team. The Upper Cumberland girls had different players from … CONTINUED


Gamble celebrates 93rd birthday

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Doris Worley Gamble, of Sparta, celebrated her 93rd birthday, on Dec. 8, 2016, with six of her friends: Dot Whitson, Mary Ann Yarmon, Isabell Kentner, Lucy Carruthers, Dora Mae Malone and Susan Kenzie.

Gamble taught line dance at Sparta-White County Senior Center, in 1996, Cookeville-Putnam County Senior Center until 2003, and then one year at Sparta-White County YMCA. The six women who attended her birthday celebration began line dancing with Gamble in the very beginning and continued until Gamble decided to retire at the age of 91. Two of the women who were also a part of the original “crew” and not able to attend were Melba Davis … CONTINUED


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