A good week

Posted on November 1, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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As far as sports go in White County, the end of last week was a good one.
In case you missed out on all the excitement, the Warrior football team rolled over Cumberland County and earned a spot in the state playoffs. On Thursday, two WCHS cross country runners, Morgan Voyles and Alex Stover, earned spots in the state cross country meet. You can ready all about the specifics of those two things in the accompanying pages.
As far as Friday night’s football game went, it was a roller coaster ride. The football team was doing exactly what they needed to do to get into the playoffs, but … CONTINUED

How ‘bout them Warriors!

Posted on October 7, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Friday night, Warrior Stadium will be the place to be.
Let’s get behind our Warrior football team and show this young team how much we have appreciated their efforts thus far this season.
The WCHS football team is currently 3-4 on the season and are just two plays away from being 5-2. That’s right – 5-2. Seriously, if one play goes different in the Warren County game and we win that and the same with the game at Livingston. To me, that is just simply amazing with a team that … CONTINUED

Showing class

Posted on August 30, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Sometimes we as sports fans, myself included, get too wrapped up in the final score and winning.
Now before I say what I am intending to say, I will admit I am one of the most competitive people around. I like to win. Ask any of my friends with whom I play board games and cards. Also let me add, that I was one of the happiest people in the stadium Friday night when the Warriors won their football game over Campbell County.
As I stood on the field after the game was over waiting to get a quote from Coach Malone, a coach from Campbell County approached … CONTINUED

Ready to go

Posted on August 9, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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18 pt
18 pt


It’s official. I’m back … CONTINUED

Don’t miss it

Posted on July 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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I do a lot of bragging about how good our basketball teams were in the 90’s, but something I fail to mention is that we stood out in another area during that time.
It would have been hard to find another school that had as many outstanding student performers of the national anthem. In addition to getting to watch some of the best high school basketball teams play, prior to the game we were fortunate enough to get to hear some great renditions of the national anthem.
What brought this to my mind? Well Regina Coonrod, of course. If you were attending games during that time period, you … CONTINUED

Road trip

Posted on July 15, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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My life is basically made up of a series of road trips.
Ballgames throughout the year send me on road trips to various places. It’s a good thing I love road trips because I am constantly going somewhere. My cars odometers past and present are proof of that.
This past weekend, I went off on a spontaneous road trip that really had nothing to do with sports except that the three people who I took the journey with were former WCHS athletes.
I think I have mentioned in the past that I am also a big fan of music and going to concerts and one of the performers … CONTINUED

Back at work

Posted on July 1, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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After a fantastic vacation in the Caribbean, I am back behind the computer here at the newspaper.
In the local sports world, this time of year is a perfect time for me to vacation and, in fact, is about the only time I can get away without missing a million things going on. In a small town, most of the sports revolve around the school teams and since it is summer vacation, there is a slow down in the activity. I did say most of the sports and do realize that not all revolves around the schools.
During the summer, it’s a little harder to come up with … CONTINUED

Change of seasons

Posted on March 5, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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With the completion of basketball season for the White County High School teams, it signals a change in season.
Unfortunately for me, the change in season in sports does not always coincide with the seasons Mother Nature keeps up with. I am looking forward to getting back outside, but I would much rather do it when it is comfortable to be out there. We’ve probably still got snow ahead of us and those of us who are involved in spring sports will be sitting in dugouts or around playing fields or courts bundled up for most of the spring season. That part I don’t look forward to.

Merry Christmas

Posted on December 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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For 16 years now, I have been using my column as my personal Christmas card to my readers and since I have the forum, I suppose I will do it again.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. Yes, it began as a favorite because of all the gifts Santa Claus would always leave under my tree. I always had an extensive list. One of the specific memories I look back on now as an adult and laugh about, is the year I asked for the game, Buck-a-Roo. Around 1970, this was a very popular game. (If you know me any at all, you know I … CONTINUED

Time for thanks

Posted on November 25, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Before I start my annual Thanksgiving column, let me explain the contents of the next two sports sections.
Due to the holidays and so our press department can enjoy the holidays, the deadlines are different for the next two papers. What you are reading in today’s paper was printed during the day Tuesday. That is why Tuesday night’s basketball games are not included in today’s paper. They will be in Monday’s paper, but the games from the weekend won’t be included. Monday’s deadline for me was moved from Sunday morning to Wednesday morning. That means all the games from the weekend will not be in the paper until … CONTINUED

Alumni fun

Posted on November 16, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Saturday night was a chance to step back in the past of WCHS basketball for a little while.
If you know me, you know I am always talking about the past and am very proud of the deep tradition of WCHS basketball. I think the alumni game is a great thing to bring the past and the present of the basketball program together and to also give those from the past a chance to get back together, at least for a few hours.
In the game, we had several 1,000-point WCHS scorers on hand as well as some 1,000-point scorers at the college level. We had a state … CONTINUED

Proud of our team

Posted on November 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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If you didn’t attend the football game Friday and just looked at the box score to see that the Warriors were defeated 41-14 at Anderson County, you really didn’t see anything of the true picture of the game.
I wish everyone could have seen the performance the Warriors had Friday night. Sure, it’s easy to be a pessimist. You know those of us who only see the glass as half empty or only have negative things to say about anything that happens. If that’s your general outlook on life, then the game was nothing of which to find positives in. However, I choose to see it otherwise.

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