Humboldt Chronicle - Sports

TSSAA updates basketball game restrictions

TSSAA updates game restrictions to allow grandparents, school faculty amid extension of executive order By Caleb Revill The TSSAA announced via press release updated restrictions for athletic contests amid the extension of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 70 through Feb. 27. The order was originally set to expire on Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m.,…

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Abernathy celebrates 150 wins

by Rhonda Vann On Friday, January 15, 2021, before the district home game against the Middleton Tigers, the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School administration recognized Viking basketball Head Coach Ronald Abernathy for his 150th career win at Humboldt High School. “First of all I cannot take credit,” said Coach Abernathy. “God has blessed me to be…

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Pettigrew is new Viking football coach

New Skipper by Danny Wade The search for a new head football coach for the Humboldt Vikings is over. Teddy Pettigrew accepted the position and will lead the team this season. His first official day with Humboldt City Schools will be January 19. Pettigrew has Gibson County roots and brings a wealth of knowledge and…

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Vann is new sports writer

by Danny Wade The Humboldt Chronicle is proud to welcome Rhonda Vann as the new sports writer and photographer. As the wife of a football coach and mom of two sons who played sports, Vann brings her knowledge of sports to the table and is up to the challenge. She and her husband, Coach Dalton…

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Ballard resigns as head football coach

by Danny Wade A Humboldt coach is hanging up his whistle and clip board, and will be leaving the sidelines on Friday nights. Anthony Ballard turned in his resignation as head football coach for the Vikings. Ballard will remain with Humboldt City Schools in his other capacities, but made the difficult decision to walk away…

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Star still shining, Bradford taking basketball career to next phase

Former Viking standout, Mr. Basketball winner Desonta Bradford named ETSU assistant for player development by Danny Wade One of Humboldt’s favorite sons is still at it, making a name for himself. Desonta Bradford continues to achieve in his basketball career and was named assistant for player development with his alma mater East Tennessee State University.…

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Martin named to All-American team

Freed-Hardeman junior Kortland Martin, a management major from Humboldt, Tenn., was named an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention after averaging 16.9 points per game – fifth in the AMC – on 38-percent shooting from behind the arc. He scored a career-high 44 points against Missouri Baptist on senior day, setting a new single-game Lions scoring record.…

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Vikings are state runner up

By Amber Adams The Mighty Vikings of Humboldt rolled right through the competition in the first two rounds of the State Tournament. Humboldt found themselves preparing for the State Championship against Columbia Academy this past Saturday night. The Vikings battled hard but some clutch three pointers, and questionable calls left Humboldt with the short end…

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Vikings win the 7A regional championship

    by Amber Adams The Humboldt Vikings and Peabody Golden Tide are no strangers to each other. Both teams had met up three times already and played their fourth game on Monday night in the regional championship game at UT Martin. Humboldt beat the Tide twice in regular season action, but lost in the…

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