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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...

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...

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...

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...

Blaze briefs: week of 9/23

Blaze briefs: week of 9/23

Sienna Phillips, news editor

October 2, 2019

LAST WEEK: Saturday, September 21st The Blackman Boys Rugby Team competed in the Irish 7’s Ruggerfest tournament and went 5-1. They won 35-5 in the final. Thursday, September 26th The Lady Blaze soccer team defeated Smyrna 3-1 for their senior night. Friday, September 27th ...

Blackman Bowling: A Close to The Season

Blackman Bowling: A Close to The Season

Kylie Tarver, Sports' Editor

March 11, 2019

Blackman High School’s bowling team had pulled out another win as their season comes to an end. The bowlers have won their third region title and their fourth district title. This is also the third time in the last three years they have made it to state.   “We were very happy, I mean, we’re always the little underdog team. When we can go in and beat a team with a lot of subs, we are always happy...