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Spring Fling Baseball Day 2 Recap
Spring Fling Baseball Day 2 Recap

Wednesday saw two local team eliminated in Spring Fling baseball and another battle for an extra inning win to stay alive.

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Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update
Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update

Here's an update on the Spring Fling schedule after rain has altered schedules at some venues.

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Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update
Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update

Here's an update on the Spring Fling schedule after rain has altered schedules at some venues (as of 10:20am)

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Spring Fling Baseball Day 2 Recap
Spring Fling Baseball Day 2 Recap

Wednesday saw two local team eliminated in Spring Fling baseball and another battle for an extra inning win to stay alive.

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Spring Fling Baseball Day 1 Recap
Spring Fling Baseball Day 1 Recap

Rutherford County teams went three-for-three in round one Spring Fling state baseball tournament games on Tuesday.

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Spring Fling Baseball Day 1 Recap
Spring Fling Baseball Day 1 Recap

Rutherford County teams went three-for-three in round one Spring Fling state baseball tournament games on Tuesday.

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Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday
Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday

Two Rutherford County teams are in the state's final eight in Class Triple-A baseball for the second year in a row. Central Magnet is in the Class Double-A field for the fifth straight year.

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Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday
Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday

Two Rutherford County teams are in the state's final eight in Class Triple-A baseball for the second year in a row. Central Magnet is in the Class Double-A field for the fifth straight year.

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Blackman, Stewarts Creek & Central Magnet Baseball in Spring Fling
Blackman, Stewarts Creek & Central Magnet Baseball in Spring Fling

Three of Rutherford County's four sectional teams won their games and punched their ticket to the TSSAA Spring Flin

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Blackman, Stewarts Creek & Central Magnet Baseball in Spring Fling
Blackman, Stewarts Creek & Central Magnet Baseball in Spring Fling

Three of Rutherford County's four sectional teams won their games and punched their ticket to the TSSAA Spring Flin

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Region Championship Roundup
Region Championship Roundup

The Blackman Blaze, behind Jacob Jones' complete game shutout, defeated Stewarts Creek 6-0 to claim the Region 4-AAA Championship. Plus, news on Central Magnet and Eagleville.

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Region Championship Roundup
Region Championship Roundup

The Blackman Blaze, behind Jacob Jones' complete game shutout, defeated Stewarts Creek 6-0 to claim the Region 4-AAA Championship. Plus, news on Central Magnet and Eagleville.

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Stewarts Creek Claims First District Baseball Tournament Title
Stewarts Creek Claims First District Baseball Tournament Title

Stewarts Creek's baseball team won the District 7-AAA tournament with a 3-1 victory over regular-season champion Blackman.

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Stewarts Creek Claims First District Baseball Tournament Title
Stewarts Creek Claims First District Baseball Tournament Title

Stewarts Creek's baseball team won the District 7-AAA tournament with a 3-1 victory over regular-season champion Blackman.

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 MTSU, Blackman Collegiate Academy honor top scholars at 'Academic Signing Day'
MTSU, Blackman Collegiate Academy honor top scholars at 'Academic Signing Day'

MTSU rolled out the True Blue carpet for about a dozen prospective students during Blackman High School's inaugural Academic Signing Day for its Collegiate Academy graduates

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Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short
Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short

The Oakland boys return to the BlueCross Basketball Championships for the first time in 10-years with a 57-45 win over Walker Valley. Blackman drops a heartbreaking 72-68 decision at East Hamilton.

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Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short
Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short

The Oakland boys return to the BlueCross Basketball Championships for the first time in 10-years with a 57-45 win over Walker Valley. Blackman drops a heartbreaking 72-68 decision at East Hamilton.

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Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009
Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009

It's been seven years since the Oakland Patriots have taken the Region 4AAA title. They did it Thursday with a 51-39 win over Blackman.

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Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009
Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009

It's been seven year since the Oakland Patriots have taken the Region 4AAA title. They did it Thursday with a 51-39 win over Blackman.

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AAA Girls & Boys Sectional Games
AAA Girls & Boys Sectional Games

The AAA girls sectional is played Saturday and boys Monday. Check out the matchups for all the teams, including the four from Rutherford County.

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Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall
Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall

Blackman and Oakland win their semifinals games and will play each other for the Region 4-AAA title.

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Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall
Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall

Blackman and Oakland win their semifinals games and will play each other for the Region 4-AAA title.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals

Both Riverdale and Stewarts Creek both blew by their competition in the Region 4-AAA Semifinals Monday night at Siegel.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals

Both Riverdale and Stewarts Creek both blew by their competition in the Region 4-AAA Semifinals Monday night at Siegel.

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TOA Highlight: Blackman Indoor State Results
TOA Highlight: Blackman Indoor State Results

Blackman athletes recently competed in indoor state and Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance is highlighting their accomplishments.

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Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game
Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game

The Blackman boys defended their District 7AAA Tournament title with a 52-34 win over Oakland. Riverdale defeated Stewarts Creek for third place.

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Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game
Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game

The Blackman boys defended their District 7AAA Tournament title with a 52-34 win over Oakland. Riverdale defeated Stewarts Creek for third place.

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7AAA Semifinal Roundup
7AAA Semifinal Roundup

Riverdale and Stewarts Creek girls join Blackman and Oakland boys in the District 7-AAA title games after the Saturday semifinal contests.

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7AAA Semifinal Roundup
7AAA Semifinal Roundup

Riverdale and Stewarts Creek girls join Blackman and Oakland boys in the District 7-AAA title games after the Saturday semifinal contests.

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Smyrna, Oakland Girls Reach Semis, MTCS Boys in Title Game
Smyrna, Oakland Girls Reach Semis, MTCS Boys in Title Game

Smyrna and Oakland girls reach the District 7-AAA Semifinals and ensure a region berth with Friday wins. MTCS boys are in the 9A championship game.

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Smyrna, Oakland Girls Reach Semis, MTCS Boys in Title Game
Smyrna, Oakland Girls Reach Semis, MTCS Boys in Title Game

Smyrna and Oakland girls reach the District 7-AAA Semifinals and ensure a region berth with Friday wins. MTCS boys are in the 9A championship game.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Blackman girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Blackman girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Stewarts Creek girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Stewarts Creek girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Stewarts Creek girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Blackman boys.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Blackman boys.

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Culprits accused of drawing a swastika on toilet paper at Blackman HS caught
Culprits accused of drawing a swastika on toilet paper at Blackman HS caught

Blackman High School has located the students who allegedly drew a red swastika on toilet paper that was taped to a wall in the girls restroom.

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Swastika found in girls bathroom at Blackman High School
Swastika found in girls bathroom at Blackman High School

It was more than just racial slurs, it was a swastika that was drawn onto white tape or paper that was found in the girl's restroom at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro.

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Blackman students listen, learn, produce during MTSU visit
Blackman students listen, learn, produce during MTSU visit

Working in pairs of two, 10 Blackman High School students tackled an assignment from William McDowell, professor and chairholder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU.

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Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game
Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game

Many Rutherford County prep football players and coaches will participate in this year's Toyota East-West All-Star Classic.

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Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game
Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game

Many Rutherford County prep football players and coaches will participate in this year's Toyota East-West All-Star Classic.

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Blackman Kicks Their Way Past Bradley Central 38-35
Blackman Kicks Their Way Past Bradley Central 38-35

The Blackman Blaze kick their way to the quarterfinals, edging Bradley Central 38-35.

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Blackman Kicks Their Way Past Bradley Central 38-35
Blackman Kicks Their Way Past Bradley Central 38-35

The Blackman Blaze kick their way to the quarterfinals, edging Bradley Central 38-35.

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Blackman High to host Fashion Show
Blackman High to host Fashion Show

The Blackman High School Event Planning class will be hosting a fashion show on November 19th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Blackman HS Students Plan Cultural Festival with Stones River Mall Kids Club: Santa Around the World slated for Dec. 10
Blackman HS Students Plan Cultural Festival with Stones River Mall Kids Club: Santa Around the World slated for Dec. 10

In conjunction with Stones River Mall, the event planning class at Blackman High School will present Kids Club: Santa Around the World from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10...

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Blackman High School Class Teams Up With Candle Wishes
Blackman High School Class Teams Up With Candle Wishes

Candle Wishes is a local, charitable organization that provides birthday parties and presents for children in need throughout our community.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0
Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0

Oakland's JaCoby Stevens helps to lead the Patriots to a 38-0 region win over rival Blackman.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0
Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0

Oakland's JaCoby Stevens helps to lead the Patriots to a 38-0 region win over rival Blackman.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman

It's the Patriots and Blaze this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman

It's the Patriots and Blaze this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 3
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 3

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP for Week 3 is Blackman junior wide receiver and defensive back Amauri Burks.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 3
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 3

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP for Week 3 is Blackman junior wide receiver and defensive back Amauri Burks.

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Shades Valley Defeats Blackman
Shades Valley Defeats Blackman

Blackman welcomed in an out of state team for their home opener. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more on the 39-29 loss to Shades Valley.

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Shades Valley Defeats Blackman
Shades Valley Defeats Blackman

Blackman welcomed in an out of state team for their home opener. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more on the 39-29 loss to Shades Valley.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley
State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley

It's probably a team you've never heard of before - but they're coming to Murfreesboro. Blackman will host Shades Valley Friday night in the State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley
State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley

It's probably a team you've never heard of before - but they're coming to Murfreesboro. Blackman will host Shades Valley Friday night in the State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week.

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State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week: Blackman at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week: Blackman at Riverdale

The "Backyard Brawl" highlights the night of high school football coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week: Blackman at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week: Blackman at Riverdale

The "Backyard Brawl" highlights the night of high school football coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Blackman Edges Riverdale 17-14
Blackman Edges Riverdale 17-14

The Backyard Brawl lived up to its name as Blackman snuck out of Riverdale with a 17-14 win.

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Blackman Edges Riverdale 17-14
Blackman Edges Riverdale 17-14

The Backyard Brawl lived up to its name as Blackman snuck out of Riverdale with a 17-14 win.

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Stolen Blackman Jr. Pro Football Helmets
Stolen Blackman Jr. Pro Football Helmets

A Rucker Lane man who helped to coach the Blackman Junior Pro Football League has been accused of keeping football helmets that were supposed to be returned to the league.

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Teague helps lead Blackman past Stewarts Creek
Teague helps lead Blackman past Stewarts Creek

Master Teague waited his time last year as a back-up running back behind Taeler Dowdy.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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THURSDAY: Specially Called Meeting to Discuss New Murfreesboro Park Location
THURSDAY: Specially Called Meeting to Discuss New Murfreesboro Park Location

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss issues relating to the selection and purchase of property for a new park on the West side of Murfreesboro.

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A New Murfreesboro Park in the Blackman Community
A New Murfreesboro Park in the Blackman Community

Vice Mayor Doug Young said that 21 proposals were submitted by land owners and that list has now been narrowed to 5.

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Blackman Boys Quest for State Championship Ends in Final Four
Blackman Boys Quest for State Championship Ends in Final Four

The Blackman boys quest for a second state title in three years fell short in the BlueCross Basketball semifinals, dropping a 46-41 decision to Memphis East.

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Blackman Boys Quest for State Championship Ends in Final Four
Blackman Boys Quest for State Championship Ends in Final Four

The Blackman boys quest for a second state title in three years fell short in the BlueCross Basketball semifinals, dropping a 46-41 decision to Memphis East.

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Blackman Boys Down Science Hill 57-34; Next Up Final Four Friday
Blackman Boys Down Science Hill 57-34; Next Up Final Four Friday

Blackman used a 10-2 run to open the second half, shooting 83-percent in the third quarter and great ball handling to distance themselves from Science Hill. They'd top the Hilltoppers 57-34 Wednesday to move to the state's final four in boys basketball with the win.

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Blackman Boys Down Science Hill 57-34; Next Up Final Four Friday
Blackman Boys Down Science Hill 57-34; Next Up Final Four Friday

Blackman used a 10-2 run to open the second half, shooting 83-percent in the third quarter and great ball handling to distance themselves from Science Hill. They'd top the Hilltoppers 57-34 Wednesday to move to the state's final four in boys basketball with the win.

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Dangerfield Three Time TN Gatorade Player of the Year
Dangerfield Three Time TN Gatorade Player of the Year

The postseason awards continue to roll in for Blackman senior Crystal Dangerfield. She was named Thursday the Tennessee Girls Gatorade Player of the Year.

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Dangerfield Three Time TN Gatorade Player of the Year
Dangerfield Three Time TN Gatorade Player of the Year

The postseason awards continue to roll in for Blackman senior Crystal Dangerfield. She was named Thursday the Tennessee Girls Gatorade Player of the Year.

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Dangerfield Miss Basketball; Two Other Local Finalists
Dangerfield Miss Basketball; Two Other Local Finalists

Blackman's Crystal Dangerfield added another accolade to her already long list. She was named the Class Triple-A Miss Basketball for the second year in a row, following three years as a finalist.

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Dangerfield Miss Basketball; Two Other Local Finalists
Dangerfield Miss Basketball; Two Other Local Finalists

Blackman's Crystal Dangerfield added another accolade to her already long list. She was named the Class Triple-A Miss Basketball for the second year in a row, following three years as a finalist.

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Blackman Holds Lawrence Co. to Win Region Title
Blackman Holds Lawrence Co. to Win Region Title

Blackman weathered an impressive storm and 3-point onslaught by Lawrence County on Thursday night to capture the Region 4-AAA championship 58-52 before a rowdy crowd.

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Blackman girls whip Franklin Co., face Riverdale next
Blackman girls whip Franklin Co., face Riverdale next

Blackman senior Crystal Dangerfield's 3-pointer 30 seconds into the game essentially ended it -- and Franklin County's season -- on Friday night.

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Snow Causes Headaches for Local Prep Basketball Teams
Snow Causes Headaches for Local Prep Basketball Teams

While the snow day may have been appreciated by most students and teachers, it has caused headaches for basketball coaches trying to wrap up the regular season in anticipation of tournaments starting next week.

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Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week

Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman girls and Oakland boys baller Tre Jones are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week

Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman girls and Oakland boys baller Tre Jones are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Riverdale's Hayes & Blackman's Wilson Chosen as MVP's of the Week
Riverdale's Hayes & Blackman's Wilson Chosen as MVP's of the Week

Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes and Blackman's Cedriontis Wilson are this year's first basketball recipients of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Riverdale's Hayes & Blackman's Wilson Chosen as MVP's of the Week
Riverdale's Hayes & Blackman's Wilson Chosen as MVP's of the Week

Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes and Blackman's Cedriontis Wilson are this year's first basketball recipients of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Blackman High School Responds to Alleged Gun at School
Blackman High School Responds to Alleged Gun at School

Rutherford County Schools, Blackman High School administrators and the Sheriff's Office have responded immediately to a report of a gun being on the school's campus Friday afternoon.

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Blackman beats Siegel 56-28
Blackman beats Siegel 56-28

Blackman's Taeler Dowdy had 266-yards on 36 carries and four touchdowns to lead the Blaze to a 56-28 win over Siegel.

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Blackman beats Siegel 56-28
Blackman beats Siegel 56-28

Blackman's Taeler Dowdy had 266-yards on 36 carries and four touchdowns to lead the Blaze to a 56-28 win over Siegel.

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PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman
PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman

While the first round of the 6A playoffs saw Rutherford County flex its muscle against teams from East Tennessee, this week, two local matchups are featured.

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PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman
PREVIEW: Siegel at Blackman

While the first round of the 6A playoffs saw Rutherford County flex its muscle against teams from East Tennessee, this week, two local matchups are featured.

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Blackman Routs Kingsport Dobyns Bennett
Blackman Routs Kingsport Dobyns Bennett

Blackman routed Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett 56-10 in the opening round of the TSSAA football playoffs.

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Blackman Routs Kingsport Dobyns Bennett
Blackman Routs Kingsport Dobyns Bennett

Blackman routed Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett 56-10 in the opening round of the TSSAA football playoffs.

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PREVIEW: Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Blackman
PREVIEW: Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Blackman

The winningest prep football team in Tennessee comes to Blackman in the opening round of the TSSAA playoffs.

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PREVIEW: Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Blackman
PREVIEW: Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett at Blackman

The winningest prep football team in Tennessee comes to Blackman in the opening round of the TSSAA playoffs.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 7 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 7 Awards Presented

Blackman's win over Smyrna in week 7 of the prep football season garnered the Blaze the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 7 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 7 Awards Presented

Blackman's win over Smyrna in week 7 of the prep football season garnered the Blaze the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award.

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Blackman Defeats Smyrna 28-14
Blackman Defeats Smyrna 28-14

Blackman uses a punishing run game to defeat Smyrna 28-14.

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Blackman Defeats Smyrna 28-14
Blackman Defeats Smyrna 28-14

Blackman uses a punishing run game to defeat Smyrna 28-14.

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PREP PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman
PREP PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman

The winner of Friday night's game between Blackman and Smyrna positions themselves to finish toward the top of Region 2-6A.

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PREP PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman
PREP PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman

The winner of Friday night's game between Blackman and Smyrna positions themselves to finish toward the top of Region 2-6A.

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PODCAST: Blackman & Smyrna Coaches Talk About Friday's Game
PODCAST: Blackman & Smyrna Coaches Talk About Friday's Game

Hear what the coaches of Blackman and Smyrna have to say about this Friday night's matchup on State Farm Prep Football from NewsRadio WGNS.

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Oakland Remains #2, Blackman Falls to #8

The Oakland Patriots remain ranked second in the Class 6A prep football poll. The Blackman Blaze fall from 6th to 8th after their 21-7 loss to Oakland last week.

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PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game
PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game

Check out the photos taken by Chad Cunningham from the Oakland / Blackman football game from Friday, September 18th.

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PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game
PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game

Check out the photos taken by Chad Cunningham from the Oakland / Blackman football game from Friday, September 18th.

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PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football
PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football

While we're still not at the halfway point in the regular season, the Blackman-Oakland game will put the winner in the driver's seat for a region title in 2-6A.

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PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football
PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football

While we're still not at the halfway point in the regular season, the Blackman-Oakland game will put the winner in the driver's seat for a region title in 2-6A.

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Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7
Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7

Another classic region battle between Blackman and Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7
Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7

Another classic region battle between Blackman and Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Blackman Beats Tucker, GA 34-21
Blackman Beats Tucker, GA 34-21

Blackman notches their first win in four games versus out of state teams, defeating Tucker, Georgia, 34-21.

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Blackman Beats Tucker, GA 34-21
Blackman Beats Tucker, GA 34-21

Blackman notches their first win in four games versus out of state teams, defeating Tucker, Georgia, 34-21.

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Blackman Blanks Riverdale 38-0
Blackman Blanks Riverdale 38-0

Blackman has now won five in a row over rival Riverdale.

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Blackman Blanks Riverdale 38-0
Blackman Blanks Riverdale 38-0

Blackman has now won five in a row over rival Riverdale.

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Riverdale at Blackman Preview & Prep Schedule
Riverdale at Blackman Preview & Prep Schedule

It's called the Backyard Brawl for a reason. Blackman entertains Riverdale in the 20th meeting between these two natural rivals. The Warriors hold a 13-6 edge in the series.

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Riverdale at Blackman Preview & Prep Schedule
Riverdale at Blackman Preview & Prep Schedule

It's called the Backyard Brawl for a reason. Blackman entertains Riverdale in the 20th meeting between these two natural rivals. The Warriors hold a 13-6 edge in the series.

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Backyard Brawl: Blackman vs. Riverdale Football Series (2001 to Present)
Backyard Brawl: Blackman vs. Riverdale Football Series (2001 to Present)

Check out information on the "Backyard Brawl" rivalry between Blackman and Riverdale football.

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Three RuCo Prep Teams Remain State Ranked

Both Oakland and Blackman moved up one spot from last week's statewide AP poll for Class 6A. Meanwhile, Riverdale tumbled five spots after their loss to Franklin.

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Game Winning Field Goal Lifts Blackman over McCallie
Game Winning Field Goal Lifts Blackman over McCallie

The Blackman Blaze edge McCallie 44-42 in a game that went down to the wire. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett recaps the game.

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Game Winning Field Goal Lifts Blackman over McCallie
Game Winning Field Goal Lifts Blackman over McCallie

The Blackman Blaze edge McCallie 44-42 in a game that went down to the wire. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett recaps the game.

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Game of the Week: Blackman vs. McCallie
Game of the Week: Blackman vs. McCallie

It's a battle of 6A Blackman, which is tied for seventh in this week's statewide poll, hosting Division Two's sixth-ranked McCallie out of Chattanooga.

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Game of the Week: Blackman vs. McCallie
Game of the Week: Blackman vs. McCallie

It's a battle of 6A Blackman, which is tied for seventh in this week's statewide poll, hosting Division Two's sixth-ranked McCallie out of Chattanooga.

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Clay Chalkville Downs Blackman 38-7
Clay Chalkville Downs Blackman 38-7
Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, more than lived up to its billing against Blackman in the first game of the Middle Tennessee Football Classic at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. The Cougars, the defending Alabama 6A champion put on offensive display from the outset, scoring on their first three possession en route to a 38-7 rout of the Blaze.
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Clay Chalkville Downs Blackman 38-7
Clay Chalkville Downs Blackman 38-7
Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, more than lived up to its billing against Blackman in the first game of the Middle Tennessee Football Classic at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. The Cougars, the defending Alabama 6A champion put on offensive display from the outset, scoring on their first three possession en route to a 38-7 rout of the Blaze.
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Jamboree Results
Jamboree Results

Host Stewarts Creek set the tone from the get-go on Friday night against Blackman in the annual Rutherford County Jamboree. Plus, get a recap of all of the games from Sports Editor Monte Hale, Jr. of the Murfreesboro Post and All Sports Talk host.

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Inaugural Middle Tennessee Football Classic to kickoff is Saturday
Inaugural Middle Tennessee Football Classic to kickoff is Saturday

Two of Alabama's top high school football programs will travel to Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday to play against two of the top high school football programs in Middle Tennessee.

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Blackman first-year coach Watson concerned about schedule
Blackman first-year coach Watson concerned about schedule

Blackman football will have a new look in a lot of ways this season. Gone is veteran coach Philip Shadowens, who resigned last spring and later hired at Blount County.

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Week by Week Football Schedule for RuCo Teams
Week by Week Football Schedule for RuCo Teams

Want to pick the best football game to see on a Friday night this fall? Check out the week by week schedule and broadcasts on NewsRadio WGNS. Games in red will be broadcast on NewsRadio WGNS (subject to change).

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Investigation of Blackman High School's football coaching staff and booster club complete
Investigation of Blackman High School's football coaching staff and booster club complete

Findings of the investigation were turned over to both Tennessee's Comptroller of the Treasury and the Compliance & Enforcement Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Hailey said.

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No Charges in Blackman Football Booster Club Investigation

A four-month investigation of Blackman High School's football coaching staff and booster club's financial practices is done by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's Criminal Investigation Division.

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REMINDER: Attend the upcoming 66th annual Blackman BBQ
REMINDER: Attend the upcoming 66th annual Blackman BBQ

Marshall Campbell, the barbecue coordinator for the Blackman Community Club, says come on out for their annual cookout...

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Blackman Basketball honored on Friday
Blackman Basketball honored on Friday

"To be honored by MaxPreps is special for our program. To be a part of the Tour of Champions and be considered as one of the best teams in the country is a great situation for our kids to get that experience and exposure," said Blackman head basketball coach Chad Hibdon, who completed his 10th season.

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Blackman Boys Season Ends in Final Four
Blackman Boys Season Ends in Final Four

Back to back state championships was not in the cards for the Blackman boys, as they fell 58-43 to Memphis Hamilton.

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Blackman Boys Season Ends in Final Four
Blackman Boys Season Ends in Final Four

Back to back state championships was not in the cards for the Blackman boys, as they fell 58-43 to Memphis Hamilton.

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Blackman Takes on Hamilton
Blackman Takes on Hamilton

The Blackman Blaze will battle Memphis Hamilton in the TSSAA Class AAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships for a spot in the tournament finals.

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Blackman Downs Maryville 66-44
Blackman Downs Maryville 66-44

Blackman rolled past Maryville 66-44 to open play in the TSSAA Boys AAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Blackman Downs Maryville 66-44
Blackman Downs Maryville 66-44

The Blackman boys shot 70% in the first quarter and built a 23-8 lead over Maryville. That propelled them to a 66-44 win.

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Blackman Downs Maryville 66-44
Blackman Downs Maryville 66-44

Blackman rolled past Maryville 66-44 to open play in the TSSAA Boys AAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Blackman Coach Finalists for Naismith Award
Blackman Coach Finalists for Naismith Award

Blackman girls basketball coach Chad Hibdon has been named one of five finalists for the Naismith Girls High School Coach of the Year.

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Blackman Coach Finalists for Naismith Award
Blackman Coach Finalists for Naismith Award

Blackman girls basketball coach Chad Hibdon has been named one of five finalists for the Naismith Girls High School Coach of the Year.

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Blackman Defeats Oakland for State Title in Double OT
Blackman Defeats Oakland for State Title in Double OT

It was a battle no one from Murfreesboro in the Murphy Center will soon forget. The Blackman girls defeated Oakland 58-54 in double overtime to claim their second state title in two years.

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Blackman Defeats Oakland for State Title in Double OT
Blackman Defeats Oakland for State Title in Double OT

It was a battle no one from Murfreesboro in the Murphy Center will soon forget. The Blackman girls defeated Oakland 58-54 in double overtime to claim their second state title in two years.

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Blackman Beats Morristown West to Return to AAA C'ship Game
Blackman Beats Morristown West to Return to AAA C'ship Game

The Blackman Lady Blaze defeated Morristown West 60-40 to advance to the Class AAA Championship game

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Blackman Beats Morristown West to Return to AAA C'ship Game
Blackman Beats Morristown West to Return to AAA C'ship Game

The Blackman Lady Blaze defeated Morristown West 60-40 to advance to the Class AAA Championship game

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Blackman & Oakland Girls in Final Four
Blackman & Oakland Girls in Final Four

It was a great day for Rutherford County basketball teams participating in the Blue Cross Basketball Championships at MTSU's Murphy Center. Oakland downed Bartlett 59-31 while Blackman defeated Mt. Juliet 58-48.

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Blackman & Oakland Girls in Final Four
Blackman & Oakland Girls in Final Four

It was a great day for Rutherford County basketball teams participating in the Blue Cross Basketball Championships at MTSU's Murphy Center. Oakland downed Bartlett 59-31 while Blackman defeated Mt. Juliet 58-48.

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Blackman & Oakland Girls Advance; Central Magnet Suffers Loss
Blackman & Oakland Girls Advance; Central Magnet Suffers Loss

Blackman and Oakland girls advance to the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships, while Central Magnet's season ends in the sectionals.

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Blackman & Oakland Girls Advance; Central Magnet Suffers Loss
Blackman & Oakland Girls Advance; Central Magnet Suffers Loss

Blackman and Oakland girls advance to the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships, while Central Magnet's season ends in the sectionals.

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Blackman Boys Look to Return to Murphy Center
Blackman Boys Look to Return to Murphy Center

The Blackman boys look to return to the Murphy Center to defend their Class Triple-A state championship. This time, it's Bradley Central that stands in the way.

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Blackman Boys Look to Return to Murphy Center
Blackman Boys Look to Return to Murphy Center

The Blackman boys look to return to the Murphy Center to defend their Class Triple-A state championship. This time, it's Bradley Central that stands in the way.

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Blackman Boys Make it Four in a Row
Blackman Boys Make it Four in a Row

The Blackman boys make it four in a row as the Blaze defeated Bradley Central 55-35 and are headed back to the Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Blackman Boys Make it Four in a Row
Blackman Boys Make it Four in a Row

The Blackman boys make it four in a row as the Blaze defeated Bradley Central 55-35 and are headed back to the Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Four Prep Basketball Teams Still Alive
Four Prep Basketball Teams Still Alive

There are four Rutherford County prep basketball teams playing this week for a spot in the upcoming TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Four Prep Basketball Teams Still Alive
Four Prep Basketball Teams Still Alive

There are four Rutherford County prep basketball teams playing this week for a spot in the upcoming TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Watson Names Interim Head Coach at Blackman
Watson Names Interim Head Coach at Blackman

Blackman Defensive Coordinator David Watson has been named interim head coach for the Blaze. He replaces Philip Shadowens, who resigned as the head coach.

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Watson Names Interim Head Coach at Blackman
Watson Names Interim Head Coach at Blackman

Blackman Defensive Coordinator David Watson has been named interim head coach for the Blaze. He replaces Philip Shadowens, who resigned as the head coach.

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Two Blackman Girls Named Miss Basketball Finalists
Two Blackman Girls Named Miss Basketball Finalists

Two standout Blackman girls basketball players have been selected as Miss Basketball finalists. Crystal Dangerfield and Alex Johnson were named two of the three finalists for Class Triple-A.

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Two Blackman Girls Named Miss Basketball Finalists
Two Blackman Girls Named Miss Basketball Finalists

Two standout Blackman girls basketball players have been selected as Miss Basketball finalists. Crystal Dangerfield and Alex Johnson were named two of the three finalists for Class Triple-A.

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Christiana Girls, Rockvale Boys RuCo Middle School Champions
Christiana Girls, Rockvale Boys RuCo Middle School Champions

The Christiana girls and Rockvale boys claimed the Rutherford County Middle School Tournament championships Thursday night.

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Christiana Girls, Rockvale Boys RuCo Middle School Champions
Christiana Girls, Rockvale Boys RuCo Middle School Champions

The Christiana girls and Rockvale boys claimed the Rutherford County Middle School Tournament championships Thursday night.

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Blackman High School receives $25,000 from State Farm
Blackman High School receives $25,000 from State Farm

Celebrate My Drive, powered by State Farm, is pleased to announce Blackman High School is one of 100 winning high schools, earning a $25,000 grant.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 20-9
Oakland Defeats Blackman 20-9

Oakland avenged their only two losses in two-years with a quarterfinal win over rival Blackman 20-to-9 at the Inferno.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 20-9
Oakland Defeats Blackman 20-9

Oakland avenged their only two losses in two-years with a quarterfinal win over rival Blackman 20-to-9 at the Inferno.

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Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers
Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers

Even though we are deep into the 2014 football season, plans are already being made for games next season. And it will kick off in Rutherford County with two games, played at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. Blackman will play Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, and Oakland will battle Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers
Blackman & Oakland to Open 2015 at MTSU vs. Alabama Powers

Even though we are deep into the 2014 football season, plans are already being made for games next season. And it will kick off in Rutherford County with two games, played at MTSU's Floyd Stadium. Blackman will play Clay-Chalkville, Alabama, and Oakland will battle Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Hoover Beats Blackman 35-20
Hoover Beats Blackman 35-20

Despite a third quarter comeback attempt, Blackman drops their first game of the year at Hoover, Alabama, 35-20.

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Hoover Beats Blackman 35-20
Hoover Beats Blackman 35-20

Despite a third quarter comeback attempt, Blackman drops their first game of the year at Hoover, Alabama, 35-20.

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Prep Football Playoffs Brackets
Prep Football Playoffs Brackets

Seven Rutherford County football teams will be participating in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs next Friday night.

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Prep Football Playoffs Brackets
Prep Football Playoffs Brackets

Seven Rutherford County football teams will be participating in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs next Friday night.

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La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1
La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1

The La Vergne Wolverines haven't been in the playoffs since 2006. That is until this year. They defeated Siegel 56-to-23 and punched a ticket to the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history.

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La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1
La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1

The La Vergne Wolverines haven't been in the playoffs since 2006. That is until this year. They defeated Siegel 56-to-23 and punched a ticket to the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history.

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Blackman Remains Undefeated, Beats Siegel 42-28
Blackman Remains Undefeated, Beats Siegel 42-28

Blackman goes undefeated in District 7-Triple-A play in 2014 with a home win over Siegel.

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Blackman Remains Undefeated, Beats Siegel 42-28
Blackman Remains Undefeated, Beats Siegel 42-28

Blackman goes undefeated in District 7-Triple-A play in 2014 with a home win over Siegel.

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Strong Start Propels Blackman Past Smyrna 42-10
Strong Start Propels Blackman Past Smyrna 42-10

Blackman scored two touchdowns in the first half of the first quarter en route to a 42-10 win over Smyrna. Charlie Davidson scored on the first play of the game.

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Strong Start Propels Blackman Past Smyrna 42-10
Strong Start Propels Blackman Past Smyrna 42-10

Blackman scored two touchdowns in the first half of the first quarter en route to a 42-10 win over Smyrna. Charlie Davidson scored on the first play of the game.

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MFRD and Blackman HS Football Team Installs 26 Free Smoke Alarms
MFRD and Blackman HS Football Team Installs 26 Free Smoke Alarms

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, with the assistance of Blackman Blaze football players and Coach Philip Shadowens, canvassed three high risk areas in Murfreesboro Saturday morning and installed a total of 26 free smoke alarms in the community.

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Blackman Comes Back to Beat Indy & Other Scores
Blackman Comes Back to Beat Indy & Other Scores

The Blackman Blaze, down 28, come back in the fourth quarter on the road at Independence to win 43-42. PLUS ALL OF THE PREP SCORES.

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Blackman Comes Back to Beat Indy & Other Scores
Blackman Comes Back to Beat Indy & Other Scores

The Blackman Blaze, down 28, come back in the fourth quarter on the road at Independence to win 43-42. PLUS ALL OF THE PREP SCORES.

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MFRD and Blackman High School Football Team to Partner for Fire Safety Outreach

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Blackman High School Football Coach Philip Shadowens, and members of the Blackman Blaze football team will hit the streets on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to install free smoke alarms in some of the high-risk areas of Murfreesboro.

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MFRD and Blackman High School Football Team to Partner for Fire Safety Outreach

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Blackman High School Football Coach Philip Shadowens, and members of the Blackman Blaze football team will hit the streets on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to install free smoke alarms in some of the high-risk areas of Murfreesboro.

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#2 Blackman Blasts Mt. Juliet 49-21
#2 Blackman Blasts Mt. Juliet 49-21

Another week, another undefeated team for the Blackman Blaze to take down. They raced out to a 28-nothing lead at the half over Mt. Juliet and didn't look back, in a 49-21 win to move to 4-and-oh.

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#2 Blackman Blasts Mt. Juliet 49-21
#2 Blackman Blasts Mt. Juliet 49-21

Another week, another undefeated team for the Blackman Blaze to take down. They raced out to a 28-nothing lead at the half over Mt. Juliet and didn't look back, in a 49-21 win to move to 4-and-oh.

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Your Rutherford County High School could win a personal concert by The Band Perry
Your Rutherford County High School could win a personal concert by The Band Perry

In 2013, Wilson Central High School in Lebanon received $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry...

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Blackman Defeats Riverdale 49-16
Blackman Defeats Riverdale 49-16

The Blackman Blaze scored early and often. They got up 21-nothing before the Warriors scratched the scoreboard enroute to a 49-16 win.

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State Farm Preview: #2 Blackman at #9 Riverdale
State Farm Preview: #2 Blackman at #9 Riverdale

It's time for the "Backyard Brawl" as Blackman travels to Riverdale. Both teams, along with Oakland, were ranked in the first statewide Associated Press poll in Class 6-A.

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State Farm Preview: #2 Blackman at #9 Riverdale
State Farm Preview: #2 Blackman at #9 Riverdale

It's time for the "Backyard Brawl" as Blackman travels to Riverdale. Both teams, along with Oakland, were ranked in the first statewide Associated Press poll in Class 6-A.

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Blackman High Air Conditioner Just Fine
Blackman High Air Conditioner Just Fine

Rumors of no air conditioning at Blackman High School for a couple of days have been debunked.

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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UPDATE: Murder Suspect Jacob Pearman will appear before Judge Bragg in 2015 - New evidence could be submitted FRIDAY
UPDATE: Murder Suspect Jacob Pearman will appear before Judge Bragg in 2015 - New evidence could be submitted FRIDAY

UPDATE: The man accused of murdering his wife Carla on Valentine’s Day in 2013 in the Blackman Community will appear before Judge David Bragg next year... However, new evidence regarding text messages may be submitted to the courts this Friday.

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District 7-AAA Football Schedules
District 7-AAA Football Schedules

Find your favorite District 7-AAA team and view their football schedule.

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Broken tables and burned carpet at Blackman Elementary School

The Murfreesboro Police Department was called to Blackman Elementary School after unknown persons set fire to a roll of carpet.

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UPDATE: 2014 Blackman High School Graduate killed in Nashville Shooting - Do you recognize the suspect SUV?
UPDATE: 2014 Blackman High School Graduate killed in Nashville Shooting - Do you recognize the suspect SUV?

A recent graduate of Blackman High School in Murfreesboro is dead following a shooting in Nashville... Here is a photo of the SUV that the alleged shooter may have been operating...

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Oakland at Blackman Football Game Now Aug. 24th on ESPN2
Oakland at Blackman Football Game Now Aug. 24th on ESPN2

What was probably the worst kept secret around high school football is now official. Oakland will play at Blackman on Sunday, August 24th nationally on ESPN2 at 11am. 

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Oakland at Blackman Football Game Now Aug. 24th on ESPN2
Oakland at Blackman Football Game Now Aug. 24th on ESPN2

What was probably the worst kept secret around high school football is now official. Oakland will play at Blackman on Sunday, August 24th nationally on ESPN2 at 11am. 

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Results of the Straw Poll conducted at the Blackman Barbecue this past week have been released
Results of the Straw Poll conducted at the Blackman Barbecue this past week have been released

A straw poll was recently conducted during the Blackman Barbecue at the Lane Agri Park in Murfreesboro. The MTSU/Blackman Straw Poll results have now been released. 

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Blackman Barbecue was a success this past Friday
Blackman Barbecue was a success this past Friday

The Blackman Barbecue was held this past Friday night. The event was a great success. A total of 575 meals were sold...

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Volkswagen wrecks, overturns as it crashed into Blackman home
Volkswagen wrecks, overturns as it crashed into Blackman home

 VW Bug ran into the side of a home in the Blackman Community. 

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Blackman Community Celebrates Lady Blaze Championships
Blackman Community Celebrates Lady Blaze Championships

Hundreds filled World Outreach Church Tuesday night as the Blackman Lady Blaze received their state and national basketball championship rings. Coach Chad Hibdon says they wanted to make it a community celebration.

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Blackman Community Celebrates Lady Blaze Championships
Blackman Community Celebrates Lady Blaze Championships

Hundreds filled World Outreach Church Tuesday night as the Blackman Lady Blaze received their state and national basketball championship rings. Coach Chad Hibdon says they wanted to make it a community celebration.

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UPDATE: Middle TN Electric Wants to Build 149-Acre Corporate Campus in Blackman Area
UPDATE: Middle TN Electric Wants to Build 149-Acre Corporate Campus in Blackman Area

Middle Tennessee Electric appeared before the Murfreesboro Planning Commission on Wednesday night (5/21/14). The electric provider outlined a preliminary proposal for plans to build a new corporate campus.

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WGNS Primetime Sports / Little Caesars Pizza All Sports Trophy
WGNS Primetime Sports / Little Caesars Pizza All Sports Trophy

WGNS and Little Caesars Pizza are, for the ninth year, proud to award trophies to the top middle school sports programs in Rutherford County. Throughout the year, points are awarded for finishing in the top four in various girls and boys sports. 

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Blackman Lady Blaze Basketball Community Celebration
Blackman Lady Blaze Basketball Community Celebration

You have a chance to be a part of the Blackman Lady Blaze State and National Championship basketball season on June 3rd. Coach Chad Hibdon says they're hosting a dinner celebration and ring ceremony June 3rd at World Outreach Church. 

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Blackman Lady Blaze Basketball Community Celebration
Blackman Lady Blaze Basketball Community Celebration

You have a chance to be a part of the Blackman Lady Blaze State and National Championship basketball season on June 3rd. Coach Chad Hibdon says they're hosting a dinner celebration and ring ceremony June 3rd at World Outreach Church. 

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BB: Oakland Downs Blackman in Night of Upsets
BB: Oakland Downs Blackman in Night of Upsets

Strong pitching from sophomore Brice Bogle and Justin Wilson's two-for-three night with the bat helped Oakland past Blackman 5-nothing in the opening round of the District 7-Triple-A Tournament.

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BB: Oakland Downs Blackman in Night of Upsets
BB: Oakland Downs Blackman in Night of Upsets

Strong pitching from sophomore Brice Bogle and Justin Wilson's two-for-three night with the bat helped Oakland past Blackman 5-nothing in the opening round of the District 7-Triple-A Tournament.

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April 24th Is Now "Blackman Blaze Day", Reads City Proclamation

The Blackman High School boys and girls basketball teams, as well as cheer squad, were all honored at Thursday’s Murfreesboro city council meeting for their accumulated championship victories this year...

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Rutherford County Fire and Rescue place fire engine at location on Fortress Blvd. to serve nearly 4,000 residents
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue place fire engine at location on Fortress Blvd. to serve nearly 4,000 residents

The Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service (RCEMS) and the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue (RCFR) will team up by placing fire apparatus at the RCEMS Special Operations Center on Fortress Boulevard. 

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Blackman High Principal Retiring
Blackman High Principal Retiring

Blackman High School principal Gail Vick has announced she's retiring. Her last day will be the final day of school this year. 

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SB: Big 4th Inning Propels Siegel Past Blackman
SB: Big 4th Inning Propels Siegel Past Blackman

A seven-run fourth-inning led Siegel softball past Blackman 9-nothing. Lady Stars sophomore Kara Lynne Levi led off the fourth with a single and scored a run. She'd also have a triple in that same inning, scoring Jensen McElroy and Leah Newsome.

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SB: Big 4th Inning Propels Siegel Past Blackman
SB: Big 4th Inning Propels Siegel Past Blackman

A seven-run fourth-inning led Siegel softball past Blackman 9-nothing. Lady Stars sophomore Kara Lynne Levi led off the fourth with a single and scored a run. She'd also have a triple in that same inning, scoring Jensen McElroy and Leah Newsome.

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SB: Lady Dawgs Fifth Lifts Them Over Blackman
SB: Lady Dawgs Fifth Lifts Them Over Blackman

Smyrna uses a big fifth inning to propel them to a 13-3 win over Blackman in six-innings in softball. The Lady Blaze pitching staff saw 14 batters in the fifth inning, leading to eight Lady Bulldogs runs. 

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SB: Lady Dawgs Fifth Lifts Them Over Blackman
SB: Lady Dawgs Fifth Lifts Them Over Blackman

Smyrna uses a big fifth inning to propel them to a 13-3 win over Blackman in six-innings in softball. The Lady Blaze pitching staff saw 14 batters in the fifth inning, leading to eight Lady Bulldogs runs. 

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Baker Road accident, subject hits brick mailbox and runs into the woods

At 8:42 in the evening, which was several hours after the wreck occurred, Sgt. Bill Miller with the Highway Patrol told WGNS, “We are continuing to check local hospitals and no one has walked in with any type injuries..."

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49-Year Drought Is Over, Blackman Boys State Champions
49-Year Drought Is Over, Blackman Boys State Champions

Rutherford County boys basketball is the home of a state champion for the first time in 49-years. The Blackman Blaze come from behind to defeat Oak Ridge 60-58. The Blaze came from eight down in the fourth and used a 14-nothing run to take the lead late. 

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AAA Boys State Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results
AAA Boys State Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results

The Blackman and Siegel boys are playing in the Class AAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships March 12th - 15th. We have the bracket, games and results here. All games are played at MTSU's Murphy Center and Monte Hale Arena.

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49-Year Drought Is Over, Blackman Boys State Champions
49-Year Drought Is Over, Blackman Boys State Champions

Rutherford County boys basketball is the home of a state champion for the first time in 49-years. The Blackman Blaze come from behind to defeat Oak Ridge 52-46. The Blaze came from eight down in the fourth and used a 14-nothing run to take the lead late. 

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49-Year Drought Is Over, Blackman Boys State Champions
49-Year Drought Is Over, Blackman Boys State Champions

Rutherford County boys basketball is the home of a state champion for the first time in 49-years. The Blackman Blaze come from behind to defeat Oak Ridge 60-58. The Blaze came from eight down in the fourth and used a 14-nothing run to take the lead late. 

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Blackman Boys, Lady Raiders Claim Championships
Blackman Boys, Lady Raiders Claim Championships

The Blackman boys defeated Oak Ridge 60-58 to claim Rutherford County's first state championship in boys basketball since 1965. The Lady Raiders down Southern Miss 84-55 to claim the first CUSA women's basketball tournament championship in only their first year.

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49 Years Ago: Central Boys Basketball State Champions (PHOTOS)
49 Years Ago: Central Boys Basketball State Champions (PHOTOS)

Victor McCauley shared these pictures from the 1965 Central High state championship basketball team. Saturday, the Blackman boys became the first team since that Tiger team to win the title. The photos were from a Central yearbook.

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49 Years Ago: Central Boys Basketball State Champions (PHOTOS)
49 Years Ago: Central Boys Basketball State Champions (PHOTOS)

Victor McCauley shared these pictures from the 1965 Central High state championship basketball team. Saturday, the Blackman boys became the first team since that Tiger team to win the title. The photos were from a Central yearbook.

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Blackman Boys, Lady Raiders Advance to Title Games, MTSU Men Fall In Semifinals
Blackman Boys, Lady Raiders Advance to Title Games, MTSU Men Fall In Semifinals

The Blackman boys and MT Lady Raiders advance to the title games and the Middle men play this afternoon, hoping to make it three for three. Blackman defeated Brentwood 47-41 in the semifinals of the Blue Cross Basketball Championships. The Lady Raiders defeat FIU 64-57 in the CUSA semis. The MTSU men fell to Tulsa 76-69 in the Conference USA semifinals.

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Blackman Boys in AAA Championship Game
Blackman Boys in AAA Championship Game

It's been 30 years since a Rutherford County team has even been in the championship game and 49 years since the last win. The Blackman boys defeated Brentwood 47-41 to advance to the title game of the Blue Cross Basketball Championships. (AUDIO, PODCAST & INTERVIEWS)

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Blackman Boys in AAA Championship Game
Blackman Boys in AAA Championship Game

It's been 30 years since a Rutherford County team has even been in the championship game and 49 years since the last win. The Blackman boys defeated Brentwood 47-41 to advance to the title game of the Blue Cross Basketball Championships. (AUDIO, PODCAST & INTERVIEWS)

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Blaze Oust Wildcats for First Boys State Win
Blaze Oust Wildcats for First Boys State Win

The Blackman Blaze win their first state tournament game, defeating Memphis Hamilton 72-63. They outscored the Wildcats 10-to-2 in the final two minutes to win.

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Blaze Oust Wildcats for First Boys State Win
Blaze Oust Wildcats for First Boys State Win

The Blackman Blaze win their first state tournament game, defeating Memphis Hamilton 72-63. They outscored the Wildcats 10-to-2 in the final two minutes to win.

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AAA Girls State Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results
AAA Girls State Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results

The Blackman girls are playing in the Class AAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships March 5th - 8th. We have the bracket, games and results here. All games are played at MTSU's Murphy Center and Monte Hale Arena.

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AUDIO: Blackman's Barry Wortman Talks About Hamilton Matchup in State Tournament

Blackman's Barry Wortman talks to WGNS' Bryan Barrett about his team's first round boys state tournament opponent, Hamilton.

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AUDIO: Chad Hibdon Postgame Interview after Mt. Juliet Win
AUDIO: Chad Hibdon Postgame Interview after Mt. Juliet Win

WGNS' Bryan Barrett talks with Blackman Lady Blaze head coach Chad Hibdon after their 55-46 win over Mt. Juliet

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Blackman Girls Reach Championship Game
Blackman Girls Reach Championship Game

The Blackman girls have reached the state championship game for the first time in school history, defeated Mt. Juliet 55-46 in the semifinals. The Lady Bears pounded the ball inside and Blackman had to use a lot of players to defend the post.

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Blackman Girls Reach Championship Game
Blackman Girls Reach Championship Game

The Blackman girls have reached the state championship game for the first time in school history, defeated Mt. Juliet 55-46 in the semifinals. The Lady Bears pounded the ball inside and Blackman had to use a lot of players to defend the post.

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AAA Sectional Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results
AAA Sectional Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results

Blackman and Oakland girls along with Siegel and Blackman boys will be participating in the AAA Sectional Tournaments. The girls will play Saturday and the boys Monday. We have the schedule and results here.

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Blackman Girls Win First Ever State Tournament Game
Blackman Girls Win First Ever State Tournament Game

The number one ranked Blackman Lady Blaze survived a war of attrition and withstood a slowdown game to defeat Houston 52-38. It's Blackman's first win in the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball State Championships in now their third time in the tournament.

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Chad Hibdon Postgame Interview After Win over Houston
Chad Hibdon Postgame Interview After Win over Houston

WGNS' Bryan Barrett caught up with Blackman girls coach Chad Hibdon after their 52-38 win over Houston.

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Blackman Girls Win First Ever State Tournament Game
Blackman Girls Win First Ever State Tournament Game

The number one ranked Blackman Lady Blaze survived a war of attrition and withstood a slowdown game to defeat Houston 52-38. It's Blackman's first win in the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball State Championships in now their third time in the tournament.

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Blackman Boys Stone the Panthers
Blackman Boys Stone the Panthers

An 8-nothing start for Stone Memorial to open the game looked like trouble for Blackman. However, the Blaze battled back to take the halftime lead and they never looked back. Blackman defeated Stone Memorial 69-55 to advance to their third straight Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Blackman Boys Stone the Panthers
Blackman Boys Stone the Panthers

An 8-nothing start for Stone Memorial to open the game looked like trouble for Blackman. However, the Blaze battled back to take the halftime lead and they never looked back. Blackman defeated Stone Memorial 69-55 to advance to their third straight Blue Cross Basketball Championships.

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Blackman Girls to Face Houston to Open State Tournament
Blackman Girls to Face Houston to Open State Tournament

The Blackman girls fate, like all other teams in the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships, depended on a blind draw held Sunday in Murfreesboro at the Doubletree Hotel. The Lady Blaze were paired with the Houston Mustangs of Germantown in the 2:45 game Wednesday afternoon in the state quarterfinals. 

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Siegel / Blackman Boys Forced to Wait One Day

They'll have to wait another day to see if they will be playing in the boys state tournament. Blackman at Stone Memorial in Crossville and Walker Valley at Siegel in Murfreesboro are among the boys sectional postponments due to ice and snow.

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Siegel / Blackman Boys Forced to Wait One Day

They'll have to wait another day to see if they will be playing in the boys state tournament. Blackman at Stone Memorial in Crossville and Walker Valley at Siegel in Murfreesboro are among the boys sectional postponments due to ice and snow.

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Blackman Girls to Face Houston to Open State Tournament
Blackman Girls to Face Houston to Open State Tournament

The Blackman girls fate, like all other teams in the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships, depended on a blind draw held Sunday in Murfreesboro at the Doubletree Hotel. The Lady Blaze were paired with the Houston Mustangs of Germantown in the 2:45 game Wednesday afternoon in the state quarterfinals. 

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Blackman Girls to State, Oakland Falls Short
Blackman Girls to State, Oakland Falls Short

The Blackman girls flexed their muscle early and left no doubt why they're ranked number one nationally and in the state. A 16-nothing run to start the game helped the Lady Blaze bury Cumberland County 72-39. 

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Blackman Girls to State, Oakland Falls Short
Blackman Girls to State, Oakland Falls Short

The Blackman girls flexed their muscle early and left no doubt why they're ranked number one nationally and in the state. A 16-nothing run to start the game helped the Lady Blaze bury Cumberland County 72-39. 

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Siegel Boys Claim Region Crown
Siegel Boys Claim Region Crown

Twice in their history, after falling in the district tournament championship game, Siegel (30-1) has come back to win the region tournament title. 2014 makes it three. The Stars beat Blackman (24-6) 59-52 to also secure a home sectional game next Monday. 

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Siegel Boys Claim Region Crown
Siegel Boys Claim Region Crown

Twice in their history, after falling in the district tournament championship game, Siegel (30-1) has come back to win the region tournament title. 2014 makes it three. The Stars beat Blackman (24-6) 59-52 to also secure a home sectional game next Monday. 

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Region 4AAA Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results
Region 4AAA Basketball Tournament Bracket & Results

Eight local boys and girls teams will participate in the Region 4AAA Basketball Tournament. First round games will be at the higher seed. Winners will play the semifinals and finals. With the District 7AAA sweep of District 8AAA in girls and boys, both region girls and boys semifinals and finals will be played at Siegel. Check out the brackets and results.

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Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship
Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship

The Oakland girls slowed the pace of the game and got to the fourth quarter only down one. But the Lady Blaze got timely shots and Oakland missed six free throws down the stretch.

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Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship
Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship

The Oakland girls slowed the pace of the game and got to the fourth quarter only down one. But the Lady Blaze got timely shots and Oakland missed six free throws down the stretch.

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Siegel / Blackman Meet Again in Region Finals
Siegel / Blackman Meet Again in Region Finals

Last year, Blackman was undefeated going in the region championship game. Siegel was playing the role of spoiler. They took the Blaze to overtime before Blackman finally wining 60-56. This year, after a regular season sweep of Blackman, Siegel was undefeated and looking for a tournament title. 

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Siegel / Blackman Meet Again in Region Finals
Siegel / Blackman Meet Again in Region Finals

Last year, Blackman was undefeated going in the region championship game. Siegel was playing the role of spoiler. They took the Blaze to overtime before Blackman finally wining 60-56. This year, after a regular season sweep of Blackman, Siegel was undefeated and looking for a tournament title. 

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Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship
Blackman Girls Hold Off Oakland for First Region Championship

The Oakland girls slowed the pace of the game and got to the fourth quarter only down one. But the Lady Blaze got timely shots and Oakland missed six free throws down the stretch.

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Blackman Beats La Vergne in Sixth Meeting
Blackman Beats La Vergne in Sixth Meeting

Blackman and La Vergne met six times on the basketball court this season. Tuesday's game meant the end of the season for one team. Blackman came out strong to ensure it wasn't them. 

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Blackman versus Oakland in Girls 4AAA Title Game
Blackman versus Oakland in Girls 4AAA Title Game

Blackman (29-1) take on the Oakland (26-5) in the Region 4-Triple-A girls championship game tonight (Wednesday). This will be the fourth meeting of the year between the two schools, with the Lady Blaze winning the previous matchups by double digits.

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Blackman Beats La Vergne in Sixth Meeting
Blackman Beats La Vergne in Sixth Meeting

Blackman and La Vergne met six times on the basketball court this season. Tuesday's game meant the end of the season for one team. Blackman came out strong to ensure it wasn't them. 

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Blackman versus Oakland in Girls 4AAA Title Game
Blackman versus Oakland in Girls 4AAA Title Game

Blackman (29-1) take on the Oakland (26-5) in the Region 4-Triple-A girls championship game tonight (Wednesday). This will be the fourth meeting of the year between the two schools, with the Lady Blaze winning the previous matchups by double digits.

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Blackman Beats Riverdale; There Will Be New State Champion
Blackman Beats Riverdale; There Will Be New State Champion

Number one Blackman defeated two-time defending state champion Riverdale 82-66 to advance to the region championship game. Blackman went on a 10-to-1 run to start the third quarter, extending their two-point halftime lead to 15 by the end of the eight-minutes. 

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Blackman Beats Riverdale; There Will Be New State Champion
Blackman Beats Riverdale; There Will Be New State Champion

Number one Blackman defeated two-time defending state champion Riverdale 82-66 to advance to the region championship game. Blackman went on a 10-to-1 run to start the third quarter, extending their two-point halftime lead to 15 by the end of the eight-minutes. 

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How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8
How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8

It's a sweep for District 7-Triple-A teams in the opening round of the region tournament, eliminating District 8-Triple-A. It also brings both the girls and boys tournaments back to Murfreesboro, all games to be played at Siegel High School this week. 

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How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8
How Sweep It Is: D7 Boys Eliminate D8

It's a sweep for District 7-Triple-A teams in the opening round of the region tournament, eliminating District 8-Triple-A. It also brings both the girls and boys tournaments back to Murfreesboro, all games to be played at Siegel High School this week. 

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D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals
D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals

The Region 4-Triple-A girls quarterfinals were dominated by Rutherford County last (Friday) night.  The Riverdale girls went to Columbia and left no doubt they have more basketball to play. They whipped the Lady Lions 65-47 to advance to the quarterfinals.

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D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals
D7 Girls Sweep Region Quarterfinals

The Region 4-Triple-A girls quarterfinals were dominated by Rutherford County last (Friday) night.  The Riverdale girls went to Columbia and left no doubt they have more basketball to play. They whipped the Lady Lions 65-47 to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Blackman Boys Upset Siegel, La Vergne Takes Third
Blackman Boys Upset Siegel, La Vergne Takes Third

It's a three-peat for the Blackman boys. They handed Siegel their first loss of the year, 80-65, in the District 7-AAA boys championship game. The Blaze built an early lead behind hot shooting and a 1-3-1 zone defense that the Stars struggled against.

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Blackman Boys Upset Siegel, La Vergne Takes Third
Blackman Boys Upset Siegel, La Vergne Takes Third

It's a three-peat for the Blackman boys. They handed Siegel their first loss of the year, 80-65, in the District 7-AAA boys championship game. The Blaze built an early lead behind hot shooting and a 1-3-1 zone defense that the Stars struggled against.

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Blackman Girls Claim District Tournament Championship, Riverdale Takes 3rd
Blackman Girls Claim District Tournament Championship, Riverdale Takes 3rd

The Blackman girls used a 16-0 run in the second quarter to beat Oakland 60-37. The Lady Blaze, now 27-and-1, shot light out from the field. They were 25-of-36 for 69-percent with two threes.

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Blackman Girls Claim District Tournament Championship, Riverdale Takes 3rd
Blackman Girls Claim District Tournament Championship, Riverdale Takes 3rd

The Blackman girls used a 16-0 run in the second quarter to beat Oakland 60-37. The Lady Blaze, now 27-and-1, shot light out from the field. They were 25-of-36 for 69-percent with two threes.

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Code Yellow
Code Yellow "Alert" at Blackman Area Schools for a Brief Period of Time

Blackman area schools were briefly placed under Code Yellow “Alert” Friday morning after reports of a nearby domestic disturbance. James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County Schools told WGNS…

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Three Middle School Team Play for Sectional Title

Rutherford County will be well represented in the midstate middle school sectional finals. 

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Three Middle School Team Play for Sectional Title

Rutherford County will be well represented in the midstate middle school sectional finals. 

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Five Area Prep Teams Remain Ranked in AP Poll
Five Area Prep Teams Remain Ranked in AP Poll

The Blackman girls remain the state's number one girls basketball team in the state in Class Triple-A. The Associated Press poll follows the Lady Blaze with Science Hill and Mt. Juliet. 

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Five Area Prep Teams Remain Ranked in AP Poll
Five Area Prep Teams Remain Ranked in AP Poll

The Blackman girls remain the state's number one girls basketball team in the state in Class Triple-A. The Associated Press poll follows the Lady Blaze with Science Hill and Mt. Juliet. 

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Blackman Sweeps Riverdale on the Road, plus all local Friday scores
Blackman Sweeps Riverdale on the Road, plus all local Friday scores

A crowd of around two-thousand saw another classic matchup between state powers Blackman and Riverdale. The Lady Blaze took complete control of the District 7-AAA race with a 58-49 win over the Lady Warriors. PLUS all local scores, District 7-AAA standings & photos.

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Blackman Sweeps Riverdale on the Road, plus all local Friday scores
Blackman Sweeps Riverdale on the Road, plus all local Friday scores

A crowd of around two-thousand saw another classic matchup between state powers Blackman and Riverdale. The Lady Blaze took complete control of the District 7-AAA race with a 58-49 win over the Lady Warriors. PLUS all local scores, District 7-AAA standings & photos.

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Another New School is Needed in Rutherford County, Already - Student Population GROWING
Another New School is Needed in Rutherford County, Already - Student Population GROWING

Mayor Burgess confirmed a new school is needed as our student population has grown to about 40,000 students.

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New Bills in Tennessee Dealing with Annexation into City Limits - This is a Cry that has been heard in the Blackman Community in the Past
New Bills in Tennessee Dealing with Annexation into City Limits - This is a Cry that has been heard in the Blackman Community in the Past

Certain areas of the Blackman community have been the topic of recent conversations regarding annexation into Murfreesboro City Limits. 

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OVER $20,000 in Guns Stolen from Home in Blackman Area
OVER $20,000 in Guns Stolen from Home in Blackman Area

This is a story that may turn the stomach of gun collectors. Well over $20,000 worth of firearms and jewelry have been stolen from an address in Murfreesboro. 

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Blackman Wrestling Tied for 10th in Statewide Wrestling Poll

Blackman wrestling is tied for 10th in the Tennessee High School Wrestling Poll. They are tied with Walker Valley in the poll while Cleveland, from the same area, ranks at the top.

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18-Vehicles Broken Into in Murfreesboro - Nothing Stolen in Many Cases
18-Vehicles Broken Into in Murfreesboro - Nothing Stolen in Many Cases

UPDATE: 18-Cars, trucks and SUV’s were broken into during the early morning hours this past Saturday in Murfreesboro. Most of the burglaries occurred in the Blackman area....

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AP Poll: New Girls #1, Five Area Teams in Top 10

The latest AP statewide basketball poll is out and for the first time in school history, the Blackman girls are on top. The Lady Blaze leapfrog Science Hill after defeating Riverdale 47-46 last week. 

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#2 Blackman Outlasts #3 Riverdale Girls; Blaze Beat Warrior Boys
#2 Blackman Outlasts #3 Riverdale Girls; Blaze Beat Warrior Boys

A battle of state girls basketball titans went down to the wire Friday night as #2 Blackman outlasted #3 Riverdale 47-46. Both teams had several runs and the game came down to the wire.

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Female Allegedly Drove Over Blackman High School Football Field Causing Damage
Female Allegedly Drove Over Blackman High School Football Field Causing Damage
The Blackman High School football field will have to be re-leveled and fixed after a female allegedly drove her Ford Explorer across the field several days ago. 
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Blackman Lost to Maryville Friday Night (Listen to the Podcast Here)
Blackman traveled to Maryville and gave a valiant effort on Friday but came up short, losing to the Rebels 28-16. If you missed the game, you can listen to it in this post. 
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Two Classic Football Games - Three Miles Apart
The MTSU Blue Raiders final, game winning drive to beat Marshall 51-49. Oakland holding on to beat Blackman 9-3 in a battle of high school undefeated teams. And WGNS was there for both. 
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HUGE: MTSU Blackout TONIGHT / Blackman at Oakland TONIGHT
HUGE: MTSU Blackout TONIGHT / Blackman at Oakland TONIGHT
The official Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Blackout game is TONIGHT! The game has a scheduled kick off of 6:30pm and will be broadcast on WGNS FM 100.5, FM 101.9, AM 1450, over the air. Our High School broadcast will be available on our FREE WGNS Apps. 
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Names City School #13 - What Got Picked?
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Names City School #13 - What Got Picked?
Names: Big Springs, Cannonsburgh, Colony, Veterans, Creekside, King, Overall Creek, Overall Point, Overall, Stones River, Swan Heights, Joe Swanson, Liz Rhea...
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New Principal Takes Over at Homer Pittard Campus School
New Principal Takes Over at Homer Pittard Campus School
The school year is officially underway and with that being said, a school rich in history now has a new captain at the helm. 
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Blackman High School Student Accepted to World Renowned Dramatic Arts College
Crutchfield graduated from Blackman High School with honors and enjoys community service and theatre.
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Testimony Continues in Wrestling Club Lawsuit Against County

Testimony continues in a lawsuit against the county filed by a former Sheriff's Department major against Sheriff Robert Arnold concerning the seizing of the Rutherford County Wrestling Club's building and equipment. 

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Blackman BBQ will be This Friday Night

The Blackman Barbecue will be held Friday evening at 5 in Murfreesboro. Brandon Whitt commented about the Barbecue…

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Blackman BBQ This Friday
The 64th annual Blackman Barbeque will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at Lane Agri-Park Facility at 315 John R. Rice Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
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High School Graduations; Central's First Class in 41-Years
For the first time 41 years, Central will graduate a group of seniors. In all, 76 students will walk across the stage Sunday as the first graduates of Central Magnet School. 
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Podcast: State Farm Prep Baseball (Riverdale vs. Blackman)
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Yet More School Expansion in Rutherford County
Continuing to outgrow our facilities, the Rutherford County Commission put two resolutions to a vote at their March 14th meeting each aimed at expanding existing schools...
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Podcast: Blackman vs. Brentwood (Boys State Championship Basketball)
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Podcast: Blackman vs Ooltewah (Boys Basketball) PARTIAL
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Blackman & Siegel Boys in State Tournament
Blackman & Siegel Boys in State Tournament
Rutherford County will be well represented in the boys Blue Cross Basketball Championships next week. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more.
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Blackman Boys Edge Siegel for Championship
Blackman Boys Edge Siegel for Championship
An exciting finish to the region tournament. WGNS' Bryan Barrett recaps the boys championship game.
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Riverdale & Blackman Girls Play for State Tournament Berth
Riverdale & Blackman Girls Play for State Tournament Berth
Two Rutherford County girls teams will try to get to the big dance...the Blue Cross Basketball Championships. WGNS' Bryan Barrett previews the girls sectional tournament.
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4AAA: Riverdale Defeats Blackman
4AAA: Riverdale Defeats Blackman
The fourth battle between Riverdale and Blackman was another close one. WGNS' Bryan Barrett recaps the region title game.
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4AAA: Blackman & Siegel Battle for Title
4AAA: Blackman & Siegel Battle for Title
The Region 4-AAA boys championship is up for grabs tonight (Thursday). WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.
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Riverdale vs. Blackman: Girls 4AAA Championship
Riverdale vs. Blackman: Girls 4AAA Championship
Two teams, very familiar with each other, will match up tonight (Wednesday) in the girls region championship game. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.
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Region Boys Semifinal Recap
Region Boys Semifinal Recap
Five boys teams competed in region semifinal games and there are two left after last (Tuesday) night's play. WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a recap.
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4AAA: Riverdale & Blackman Girls Advance
4AAA: Riverdale & Blackman Girls Advance
It's an all Rutherford County region final in girls. Bryan Barrett has a recap of last night's games.
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4AAA: Boys Semifinal Preview
4AAA: Boys Semifinal Preview
It's boys region semifinals tonight. Bryan Barrett has a preview of tonight's games. 
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Podcast: Blackman vs Siegel District 7-AAA Boys Basketball Tournament
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Wrestling State Championships
Riverdale's Scottie Boykin is a state champion wrestler. He defeated Billy Raulston of Walker Valley in the  195 weight class to claim the school's first wrestling state title since 1973.
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Podcast: Girls D-7AAA Basketball Tournament (Blackman vs Oakland)
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Podcast: Blackman at Riverdale State Farm Girls Prep Basketball
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Podcast: Blackman at Riverdale State Farm Boys Prep Basketball
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.

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UPDATE: Bullets Found in Blackman Elementary, Some Parents Receive Notification and Some Don't
UPDATE: Bullets Found in Blackman Elementary, Some Parents Receive Notification and Some Don't
Bullets were found in the hallway of a Rutherford County School on Monday, January 14th. The .22-caliber bullets were found by a student a Blackman Elementary School. Some parents are outraged they did not receive a letter…
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Bullets Found in Hallway at Blackman Elementary School
Bullets Found in Hallway at Blackman Elementary School
A disturbing find at a Rutherford County operated school. WGNS’ Ron Jordon has more…
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UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
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Prep Games Rescheduled
The icy weather conditions forced high school games to be postponed. The WGNS State Farm Prep Basketball broadcast of Blackman at Siegel has been moved to next Tuesday the 22nd.
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