Area Sports

Humboldt bling, Rodgers receives Super Bowl ring

Super Bowl winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers invited to White House, meet President Biden A former Humboldt Viking, now a Super Bowl winning coach, received the final piece of his NFL championship experience. Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive line coach, Kacy Rodgers, received his Super Bowl Ring and was congratulated by the President of the United States.…

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Bulldog pair signs as PWO’s with UTM

By Victor Parkins Two standout Milan Bulldogs and team captains signed with UT Martin as PWO’s (Preferred Walk-Ons) last Friday afternoon. Speedster Orlandis Williamson will play both football and baseball at UTM.  Williamson is a 3-year starter on both squads at MHS.  On the diamond, Williamson, a lefty, plays outfield and is the lead off…

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Bulldogs have two of the top 30 recruits in Tennessee

By Victor Parkins Football season might be six months away, but the recruiting trail is red hot for two Milan Bulldogs. Anthony Brown (6-2, 192) and AJ Barham (6-4, 230) are two of the top 30 recruits in Tennessee, according to 24/7 Recruiting service.  Both are rated as 3-star recruits. Brown, a multi-purpose athlete, will…

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Jr. Vikings finish third in state

Middle School. The game started out with a fast pace as both teams quickly got up and down the floor. South Lawrence scored the first points of the game with just six seconds off the clock. Humboldt answered as Jeffrey Patterson made a lay up for two points with 5:28 left. Both teams continued the…

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Gov. Bill Lee lifts restrictions on spectator sports

By Caleb Revill Gov. Bill Lee issued a statement on “Executive Order No. 75” Thursday lifting restrictions on who can participate in or attend indoor school sporting events starting Feb. 1. On Dec. 20, 2020, Lee signed “Executive Order No. 70” as Tennessee COVID-19 cases skyrocketed to record high numbers. The order limited high school…

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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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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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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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