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2016 RuCo Jamboree

2016 RuCo Jamboree

Jared Robinson, Reporter

August 18, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

At the start of every football season, the schools of Rutherford County come together for one final scrimmage to prepare for the regular season. This year's jamboree was held at Blackman's stadium, The Inferno. Although none of the teams will show the entire playbook, the rivalries are still there between...

Athlete of the Week: Sarah Sanes

Athlete of the Week: Sarah Sanes

Ethan Morrow, Section Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Sports

The 2015-2016 season for the Blackman Blaze bowling team was an eventful one for freshman bowler Sarah Sanes. She led the Girls’ team to a 10-2 record by posting a Rutherford County leading 198.82 game average. Not only did Sanes lead the girls’ team to victory multiple times, she was also able...

Predictions for NBA Season Awards

Ethan Morrow, Section Editor

April 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

We are over half-way finished with the NBA season. It’s past the All-Star break, and teams are either resting, gearing up for the playoffs, or making a late season push for one of the bottom seeds. With that being said, we are beginning to get a better idea of who deserves the annual season awards. MVP:...

Stories from the Student Section

Stories from the Student Section

Jared Robinson, Reporter

March 22, 2016


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Sports, Winter Sports

Back in November, nobody was sure how well the 2016-17 Blaze would be able to cope without the seniors they lost. The first game, our boys beat William Blount by 42 points. I hadn’t seen any other high school team play at that point, but it was clear that after one game that the Blackman Blaze was...

Athlete of the Week: Donovan Sims

Athlete of the Week: Donovan Sims

Jared Robinson, Reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Donovan Sims, junior, stepped into the starting lineup this year and took control of the team early on. He has contributed to the team’s 32-0 record, and he has picked up an offer to Middle Tennessee State University along the way. Early in the season, Sims got his first offer from Coach Kermit...

Lady Blaze Softball Tournament Review

Lady Blaze Softball Tournament Review

Amyia Davis, Reporter

March 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Blackman's softball team had an exhilarating performance in the Oakland's Play Day Tournament. The Lady Blaze finished the tournament with a record of 2-1. In this tournament they faced Franklin County, Greenbrier, and Eagleville. In the game against Franklin County, the girls managed to come...

Strahan Signs with Pikeville

Jared Robinson, Reporter

March 11, 2016


Filed under @BlackmanNews, News, Sports, Spotlights

  Corey Strahan has recently committed to the University of Pikeville to play soccer. The central midfielder has played soccer all of his high school and middle school career, and he fell in love with the game at a young age. This is a great example of hard work and dedication leading to a...

Blaze Basketball Keeps Burning Bright

Jared Robinson, Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Sports, Spring Sports

  27-0. District 7AAA champions. What’s next? Blackman has been an unstoppable force this season, and they didn’t slow down in the district tournament. They overcame the Oakland Patriots challenge for the third time this season and won their fourth district title in the last five years. ...

Blaze Sports in the News

February 26, 2016


Filed under @BlackmanNews, News, Sports, Winter Sports

Basketball Lady Blaze won the 7-AAA Monday, February 22nd. Blaze won the 7-AAA Tuesday, February 23rd. Crystal Dangerfield, senior, won MVP for the District. Mia Greatrex, Jazz Bond, and Crystal Dangerfield, seniors, are on the All-District 7-AAA girls’ team. Jessica Jackson is the 7-AA...

This Week in Blaze Sports: February 26- March 4

Sarah Conn, Tyler Cosby, and Megan Grimes

February 26, 2016


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Sports

Basketball February 26 Lady Blaze vs. Franklin County, 7:00 p.m. – Region 4-AAA Quarterfinals February 27 Blaze vs. Shelbyville, 7:00 p.m. –Region 4-AAA Quarterfinals Tennis March 4 Blaze vs. Smyrna, 6:30, location TBA.

Athlete of the Week: Matthew Sells

Ethan Morrow, Section Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Sports

The Blackman Blaze wrestling team is fresh off a season that saw them boast an 18-5 record and ultimately win the district title over Siegel. A large part of that success is due to Matthew Sells, junior, who managed to compile a 49-2 and a state title as an individual wrestler. This all came in a...

Cheerleading Nationals Recap

Paige Holloway, Assistant Copy Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under @BlackmanNews, Sports

"This is what high school athletics are about. It's about the overall experience; it's about the journey. It's about the relationships that you build; it's not just about that trophy," stated Gregory.