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Blackman Football suffers 35-7 loss at Alcoa in season opener

Blackman Football suffers 35-7 loss at Alcoa in season opener

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

August 27, 2020

Last Saturday, the Blackman Blaze opened their 2020 campaign in Alcoa, Tennessee, against a 3A power in the Alcoa Tornadoes. Even with the guidelines in place due to COVID-19, the Tornadoes still made it a hostile environment for the Blaze. The game was also televised in the Knoxville area, which made it an eve...

Blackman Football at Alcoa: How to watch, game time, and storylines

Blackman Football at Alcoa: How to watch, game time, and storylines

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

August 20, 2020

The high school football season in the state of Tennessee begins this week as teams across the state look to bring home a state championship this December. Although, the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much alive, proper protocols such as attendance limits have been added to ensure a successfu...

Best SEC football games to watch from each year of the 2010s while in quarantine

Best SEC football games to watch from each year of the 2010s while in quarantine

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

June 2, 2020

If you are a sports fan, it is very hard to find things to watch to get your sports fix. Although the current state of the 2020 college football season is unknown, the summer months are upon us and fans are beginning to get anxious for the start of the season. To get you through this time, here is the...

NCAA updates during quarantine

NCAA updates during quarantine

Mckenzie Wade, News Editor

May 25, 2020

Covid-19 has created drastic changes in the daily lives of society. From school to interacting with friends, a lot is changing. Currently, the focus seems to be around how many cases there are of the virus or how work or school will be affected. With all this madness happening around the world, not...

Former Blackman and Tennessee Volunteer football star Jauan Jennings selected in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the San Fransisco 49ers

Jennings playing football for the Blaze.

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

May 1, 2020

On late Saturday afternoon, chances of getting drafted looked bleak for Jauan Jennings. When the seventh and final round of the 2020 NFL Draft began Jennings had yet to be selected. Jennings had been projected at different times from as early as the third round to as late as the seventh round. Finally,...

Blackman Lady Blaze Basketball head coach Wendi Scott talks 2019-20 season

Blackman basketball cheer holding up a sign for Lady Blaze.

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor

April 7, 2020

The Blackman Lady Blaze Basketball team had a very successful 2019-20 campaign. They accomplished many feats including finishing first in the regular season in the district and winning the region tournament. Unfortunately, their season was cut short in a home loss in the sectionals to the Stone M...

Blackman Rugby turns struggles to success

Blackman Rugby after their first scrimmage of their season back in August 2019. Shaking off rust in scrimmages against Ravenwood, hosted by Columbia Central.

Jayen Patel, Reporter

March 13, 2020

The Blackman Blaze Rugby team is coming off a successful fall season and is looking forward to an amazing spring season.  The fall season, known as sevens season, was a historic run for the Blaze.   Led by coach Lawernce Joyce and captain Daniel Bergeron, Blackman made it all the way to the O...

Sports shorts: March 2nd-6th

Sports shorts: March 2nd-6th

Christian Skelton, Reporter

March 6, 2020

Upcoming Events   Baseball starts on March 9th vs Oakland at home  Softball starts on March 9th vs Stewarts Creek at home  First Track Meet is March 12th at Oakland  First regular season boys' soccer game is March 10th at Centennial   Girls’ Basketball  The Lady Blaze won t...

Blackman boys’ basketball is on the road to the state tournament 

The boy's basketball team with the District Tournament trophy.

Christian Skelton, Reporter

March 4, 2020

The Blackman Blaze came into the 2020 District 7-AAA Basketball Tournament at Stewarts Creek High School as favorites to win it. With a record of 20-3, the Blaze had momentum heading into the tournament. Because of Blackman being the top seed, they did not have to play until the semifinals.   In that semifin...

Blaze sports shorts: February 24-29

Blaze sports shorts: February 24-29

Megan Roth, Reporter

February 24, 2020

Wrestling:   Blackman’s wrestling team did very well at the state tournament. Brooks Sacharczyk won the state championship wrestling title at 182 lbs. The blaze had other strong placements including a 2nd place finish, three 3rd place finishes, and two 4th place finishes.   Basketball:  Tour...