The Blackman Voice

Cheering For Greatness: Spotlight on Hannah Claire Candlish

Ashley Valdivieso, Reporter

March 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights, Student

Blackman High School cheerleader Hannah Claire Candlish is one of the few seniors on the cheerleading team. She has been cheering at Blackman for four years. Recently, she made the All-State Cheerleading team, and she has also won the National High School partner stunt championship with Matthew Hartley,...

A Concussion Is More Than Just a Knock on the Head

Ashley Valdivieso, Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

One of the most common injuries in sports is a concussion. Concussions occur in most sports, from the extreme sports like field hockey to the not so extreme like basketball. A concussion comes from a mild blow to the head that causes the brain to bump around in the skull. In a presentation...

Blaze, Sells Show Up at State Wrestling Tourney

Ethan Morrow, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The Blaze Wrestling team has wrapped up yet another successful season under head coach Ronnie Bray. The team competed in the TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament in which they had three medalists; including one state champion. In the last four seasons, Blackman has taken home 11 state medals – four...

Blackman Varsity: Cheer Champions

Kenzi Vetter, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

February 11, 2017, is a day Blackman cheerleaders will remember for a long time. Blackman's varsity coed cheer team was named the 2017 UCA Small Coed National Champions . . . again. The goal for the team this year was to go to Nationals and perform a solid routine, and that is exactly what...

Noah Boyd – Freshman Fish

Sara Gamble, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlights

Noah Boyd was the only freshman to make it to the state swim meet in Knoxville, Tennessee. "I'm pretty honored that I was able to be the only freshman to go. State is a really big deal when it comes to swimming. Most people in my division don't make state, so I was really honored I was able to do...

Taking Backstrokes to Regionals

Kenzi Vetter, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Friday, January 27th at Centennial Sportsplex, the Blackman High School swim team competed in the regional swim event. The event included 12 of the Blackman High School swimmers, including first time competitors. One swimmer even qualified to further himself to state. "I was proud that everyone...

Blackman Blaze Basketball

Blackman Blaze Basketball

Ashley Valdivieso, Reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The Blackman Blaze basketball team were on a nine game winning streak and are now ranked seventh in the state. "We improved a lot, but we still have more room for improvement," said Mauricio Brown, junior point guard. One of the Blaze's main goals is making it back to the state tournament and winning...

Blackman’s Swim Team Success

Blackman’s Swim Team Success

Molly Lemoine, Reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Blackman High School's swim team is something Blackman can be proud of. The Blackman High School swimmers finished their season of competition, but they aren't quite done swimming for the year. The boys team went 4-1 and were Division 5 runner-ups. The girls ended the regular season 2-3. Combined,...

Easy Ways to Boost Weight Loss

Easy Ways to Boost Weight Loss

Yohanna Michael, Reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under Fashion, Lifestyles, Showcase, Sports

Do you want to fit in your new pair of jeans? Or maybe you want to look your best for an upcoming event. Whatever the reason, you want results--fast. Research shows that it is safe to lose 1-2 pounds per week, which is 4-8 pounds per month! Follow the following tips to reach your goal. Make a Plan ...

Girls Bowling Places in State Tournament

Girls Bowling Places in State Tournament

Kenzi Vetter, Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

After a long and hard fought season, the journey of the Blackman Bowling team has come to an end. Earning a spot in the competition is proof of their hard work and perseverance. There, the team faced tough competition and were defeated. The girls team placed fifth overall at state and had a final...

Blazecreek Hockey

Blazecreek Hockey

Sara Gamble, Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

In 2004 six Blackman athletes joined together to make a team conjoined with athletes from Overton High School. Since then, the Blackman team has left Overton and combined with the newly built Stewarts Creek High School team to compete against other high schools in the area as a part of the Greater Nashville Are...

Girls Basketball Update

Ethan Morrow, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Last week, the girls took on Riverdale in a tough matchup. Ultimately they lost. But it didn't take long for them to rebound. This past week, the Lady Blaze took down division rival Oakland by a nail-biting one point. The Lady Blaze basketball team took on Stewarts Creek two weeks ago. They fought...