The Blackman Voice

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...

Bowling season recap

The Blackman High School bowling team.

Christian Skelton, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The Blackman Blaze bowling team had a historic season. In Jesse Messick’s first year as head coach the Blaze won District 7-AAA and were the runners up in Region 4 and made it to the state tournament.  Throughout the regular season, Blackman went 14-4. In their wins, Blackman was dominant by an average of o...

Blaze sports shorts: February 10-14

Blaze sports shorts: February 10-14

Christian Skelton, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Upcoming Events   Boys and Girls Basketball at home vs Oakland February 14th at 6:00pm   Wrestling Individual Regionals at Oakland High School February 14-15 times TBD  Boys Basketball   Blackman earned a 67-33 win over Stewarts Creek on February 4th, a 74-34 win at Rockvale on Febr...

Blackman boys’ basketball tied for first in district

Jalen Stayton attempts to block a shot.

Christian Skelton, Reporter

January 30, 2020

The Blackman boys' basketball team won 14 out of their first 17 games, giving them a current record of 14-3. Additionally, the Blaze started district play 7-1, only losing to Oakland.   Before the start of district play, the Blaze played in three holiday tournaments against some of the best high school competitio...

BHS Signings

Joelle Patton – Liberty University – Track and Basketball

Megan Roth, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

Blaze on the green

Blaze on the green

Megan Roth, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2020

This year the Blackman High golf team made big swings. The Blaze and Lady Blaze went 7-1, capping off their season with almost all wins. Coach, Barry Wortman, says  “Our team has high character kids who have good work ethic.”  The golf team’s extensive work ethic lead them to be able t...

Blackman football reaches quarterfinals in state playoffs

Blackman players head to mid-field for opening coin toss.

Christian Skelton, Reporter

December 18, 2019

The TSSAA class 6A football playoffs ended on Saturday with state power Maryville winning their 17th state championship defeating Ravenwood by a score of 42-21 in Cookeville. The playoffs were mainly chalk in 2019 with many usual suspects making it to the final rounds. Therefore, it was no surprise...

Q&A with basketball coach Barry Wortman

Blackman Basketball team in action.

Christian Skelton, Reporter

December 10, 2019

Just a few days before the Blackman Blaze boys' basketball team opened the season at the Hometown Leaders N2 Hoops Invitational in Huntsville, Alabama, head coach Barry Wortman sat down with us to discuss the upcoming season.   The Blaze come into the year with an experienced team that has a ...

Megan Roth: Blackman’s legacy runner

Megan Roth, senior, running in Cookeville.

Christian Skelton, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Blackman High School cross country senior runner Megan Roth recently competed at the TSSAA state meet. It was held at Steeplechase in Warner Parks in Nashville. Roth and the Blaze had already run there once this year.   As for the state meet, Roth finished 33rd in the 5k with a time of 20:03 against many nationally ranked runners. In this race she broke several Blackman records and finished with t...

The Blaze Stop the Chop

Blackman versus Riverdale Scoreboard

Christian Skelton, Sports Reporter

October 4, 2019

The Blackman Blaze had an improbable come-from-behind victory at Tomahawk Stadium over the Riverdale Warriors last Friday night.   This was a huge game with both teams vying to host a Region 3-6A playoff game. Blackman came into the game with a record of 2-3, and Riverdale came into the game with a record of 4-1.   Despite the discrepancy ...

Football season in full swing

Alcoa at Blackman 2019

Christian Skelton, Reporter

September 30, 2019

Football season is underway, and the Blackman Blaze are looking to improve on their 1-3 start to the 2019 campaign. Although two losses this early in the season is unwelcome, the season’s goals are still attainable.  The first game against the Alcoa Tornadoes was a tough way to start out t...