The Blackman Voice

Athlete of the Week: Donovan Sims

Photo by Jared Robinson
Sims walks out for the starting lineups in the Region 4A quarterfinals

Jared Robinson, Reporter

March 15, 2016

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

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

  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

  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

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

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

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

"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.

Captain For A Day: A Special Wish Come True

The Lady Blaze basketball team  poses for a picture with Julian.

Jared Robinson, Reporter

February 23, 2016

Freshman Julian Williams has been a student in Blackman schools for much of his life, but it wasn't until recently that he developed Parkinson's disease. Although he is almost always in severe pain, he has still tried to find joy in whatever he can, whenever he can. One of the activities that Julia...

NBA All Star Weekend Recap

NBA All Star Weekend Recap

Jared Robinson, Reporter

February 17, 2016

The NBA All Star Weekend has been an annual tradition since the league began. Despite changes, the event has always been highly anticipated by fans, media, and players. However, the All Star game just hasn’t had quite the same energy it has had in years past. This year, things changed. The Rising Stars...

Homecoming Photo Gallery

Photos by Neko Collins, Lizzy Zink, Cody Ramangkoun, Savannah Phillips, and Sarah Conn

February 4, 2016


National S16ning Day

Jared Robinson, Reporter

February 3, 2016

National Signing Day is an extremely important day for all college athletes. Commitments become official, and a new chapter of each of these student athletes’ lives begins. Blackman football had five such athletes who received scholarship offers and signed on National Signing Day. Taeler Dowdy,...