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African American athletes and their contributions to Black History

African American athletes and their contributions to Black History

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter March 3, 2021

Sports have been a pastime for billions throughout history and have always found their way to involve itself in every culture worldwide. Even though sports have been around since 3000 BC,...

Blackman basketball sweeps 2021 district 7-AAA tournament

Blackman basketball sweeps 2021 district 7-AAA tournament

March 1, 2021

The 2021 District 7-AAA boys and girls basketball tournaments were originally scheduled for February 15-23. A week of inclement weather that included record snowfall pushed things back a bit, but that...

Blackman Wrestling is continuing its dominate tradition

Blackman Wrestling is continuing its dominate tradition

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter January 27, 2021

The Blaze Wrestling team has had an interesting year so far with the appearance of covid-19 taking its toll on their season. The season lasts from October-February in a normal year. Unfortunately the...

2020-21 Preseason Q&A with Blackman boys' basketball coach Barry Wortman

2020-21 Preseason Q&A with Blackman boys’ basketball coach Barry Wortman

November 30, 2020

The Blackman Blaze boys’ basketball team begins their 2020-21 season on Tuesday. December 1, at Coffee County.   In late November, we sat down with head coach Barry Wortman to discuss the upcoming...

How Covid-19 is changing U.S. Sports

How Covid-19 is changing U.S. Sports

Ricky Guilmette, Reporter November 4, 2020

Covid-19 has taken a large toll on not only Americans, but also on the entire world as well. It has been the source of countless deaths, nationwide shutdowns, and social destruction. Due to the...

Blackman Voice Athletes of The Month September 2020

Blackman Voice Athletes of The Month September 2020

Ricky Guilmette, Reporter November 2, 2020

Recently, The Blackman Voice Staff caught up with our Athletes of The Month for September of 2020. Congratulations to Mark Cooper and Ashllyn King! Mark Cooper, Senior, Football How long have...

Blackman Football suffers 35-7 loss at Alcoa in season opener

Blackman Football suffers 35-7 loss at Alcoa in season opener

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor August 27, 2020

Last Saturday, the Blackman Blaze opened their 2020 campaign in Alcoa, Tennessee, against a 3A power in the Alcoa Tornadoes. Even with the guidelines in place due to COVID-19, the Tornadoes still made...

Best SEC football games to watch from each year of the 2010s while in quarantine

Best SEC football games to watch from each year of the 2010s while in quarantine

Christian Skelton, Sports Editor June 2, 2020

If you are a sports fan, it is very hard to find things to watch to get your sports fix. Although the current state of the 2020 college football season is unknown, the summer months are upon us and fans...

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...

Jennings playing football for the Blaze.

Former Blackman and Tennessee Volunteer football star Jauan Jennings selected in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the San Fransisco 49ers

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...

Blackman basketball cheer holding up a sign for Lady Blaze.

Blackman Lady Blaze Basketball head coach Wendi Scott talks 2019-20 season

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....

Blackman Rugby after their first scrimmage of their season back in August 2019. Shaking off rust in scrimmages against Ravenwood, hosted by Columbia Central.

Blackman Rugby turns struggles to success

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...

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