A red swastika was found in a girls' restroom yesterday at Blackman High School.
"The students responsible for the bathroom vandalism at Blackman High School have been caught, severely disciplined and will face criminal charges," said James Evans, community relations coordinator for Rutherford County Schools.
Former Blackman standout and University of Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings was arrested for drug possession in Knoxville early Wednesday morning.
Seniors in the Blackman Collegiate Academy gathered to share poster presentations of their senior research with families, friends, community members, fellow academy students and Rutherford County School Board dignitaries last Monday night.
Earlier this month The Blackman Community Club awarded two $750 scholarships to graduates from Blackman and Stewart Creek High Schools.
The 67th Annual Blackman Barbecue will take place from 5-8 p.m. at Lane Agri-Park on June 24.
Blackman High School freshmen got their hands dirty Tuesday at Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee's STEM Summit.
The Blackman Blaze edged McCallie 44-42 in a game that went down to the wire on Friday night at the Inferno.
Former Blackman High School and University of Tennessee football standout Jauan Jennings could face criminal charges after an alleged incident at a graduation party
Two high-profiled high school coaching jobs were filled on Tuesday with the naming of David Watson as new Blackman High football coach and Wendi Scott as Riverdale High girls basketball coach.
The Blackman boys' basketball team's season comes to an end in the Class AAA semifinals, 58-43, against Memphis Hamilton today at the Murphy Center on the MTSU campus. The Blaze finish the season at 25-7, while the Wildcats improve to 15-16 and they will meet Brentwood High for the Class AAA title tomorrow.
The Blackman boys basketball team defeated Maryville 66-44 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of BlueCross Boys Championships at Murphy Center.
The Blackman boys' basketball opened up its defense of the Class AAA state championship this afternoon with a commanding 65-45 win over Maryville inside the Murphy Center on the MTSU Campus during the quarterfinals of the 2015 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships. The Blaze were making their fourth consecutive state tournament.
Coming into this week's TSSAA girls state basketball tournament inside the Murphy Center, most local fans looked at the Class AAA bracket and hoped for an Oakland/Blackman championship game. Well, they got their wish as both of them won its semifinal games today. Oakland defeated Bearden 63-54, while Blackman knocked off Morristown West, 60-40.
The 2015 Class AAA girls' basketball title game between city rivals Oakland and Blackman today proved why Rutherford County might have some of the best girls' basketball in the state. The Lady Blaze won its second consecutive title this time in double overtime, 58-54 at the Murphy Center on the MTSU campus. It was the fifth meeting between the programs this season with BHS winning all five, including today.
The TSSAA girls state basketball tournament started today at the Murphy Center with two local teams, Blackman and Oakland, playing in the Class AAA quarterfinals. Both squads came away with dominating wins to advance to Friday's semifinals. Oakland defeated Bartlett 59-31, while Blackman beat Mt. Juliet 58-48.
The Blackman boys basketball team will have the opportunity to defend the TSSAA Class AAA state championship.
A Blackman High School wrestler was killed early Sunday and his friend injured when their car crashed on I-24 near the Waldron Road exit.
Christiana hosted the 22-team Middle School Tournament last week.
Rutherford County has been lucky during the last three years by having some of the best girls high school basketball action in the nation.
The rivalry between the two programs has become one of the best in Rutherford County.
Blackman High made history last season as one of the few Tennessee teams to sweep both the boys and girls basketball state titles in the same year.
A recent graduate of Blackman High School in Murfreesboro is dead following a shooting in Nashville. The shooting occurred at a TigerMart convenient store in south Nashville.
Sheriff candidate Dale Armour topped incumbent Sheriff Robert Arnold in a straw poll Friday at the Blackman Barbecue, and state House candidate Adam Coggin picked up a resounding win.
The western part of the city could be on the verge of an economic boom ignited in part by Westlawn, a project mixing commercial and residential development that’s about to revive after years on hold.
The Oakland-Blackman football game will be televised Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. on ESPN2. The two teams were to play Week 9 of the football season instead of Week 0, but that was changed after ESPN showed interest in broadcasting the game.
Blackman High will surely miss retiring Principal Gail Vick. In every area, especially sports, Gail showed great leadership.
The former player and coach was careful and patient in selecting coaches, and then supportive when she hired someone. She did something almost all effective leaders do – she listened to her staff, did her research and made a solid decision. The success of BHS in just about every area can be traced to Vick’s leadership.
On a perfect evening for baseball, Riverdale and Blackman faced off in a huge District 7-AAA matchup at the Reservation on the Riverdale campus tonight. As both teams were looking to catch Siegel at the top of the District 7-AAA standings. Blackman came from behind with three runs in the final inning to win 5-4.
Hopefully you followed the Blackman boys through the state tournament on line with David Hunter’s excellent coverage that was posted just minutes after each game.
I hope you saw David Hunter’s online coverage of the Blackman girls’ 55-46 semifinal win over Mt. Juliet and also the 65–44 championship game win over Memphis Ridgeway on Saturday.
The first-round win for the Blackman boys was their first state tournament win in history after a three-point loss in 2012 and one-point loss last year. The time that Blackman coach Barry Wortman spent in preparation was obvious, and it paid off in a 72–63 win over talented, powerful and pre-tournament favorite Memphis Hamilton. It was much closer than nine points.
The Blackman boys’ basketball team’s dream season came to an end today at the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA title game against Oak Ridge. It was a storybook finish as the Blaze won its second state title in two weeks, 60-58 over the Wildcats. The Blaze finished the season with a 28-6 record.
The Blackman boys’ basketball team looked to continue its historic performance at the 2014 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA semifinals against Brentwood today at the Murphy Center. Last year, the Bruins knocked the Blaze out of the tournament with a last second shot. Blackman was hoping for some revenge and a trip to the state title game, which they received with a 47-41 win.
CHICAGO (March 13, 2014) — In its 29th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman High School as its 2013-14 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
The 2014 TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Championships Class AAA boys’ quarterfinals opened up with this morning with the Blackman Blaze trying to erase history. Coming into the game, the Blaze had been to the tournament twice before, but it was knocked out in the first round. Today, it faced Memphis Hamilton at the Murphy Center and history was made with a 72-63 win today. The Blaze head into the semifinals on Friday at 10 am against Brentwood.
The Blackman boys (25–6) did something that doesn’t often happen in sectionals. They won on the road with a 69–55 win over a tough Stone Memorial squad (27–7) in Crossville on Tuesday night.
The Blackman girls’ basketball team made history today with the school’s first ever state title in any sport with a 65-44 win over Ridgeway in the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball Class AAA title game at the Murphy Center. It is also the fourth time in the last five seasons, a girls’ basketball team from Rutherford County has won the state title.
Blackman area schools were briefly placed under Code Yellow “Alert” Friday morning after reports of a nearby domestic disturbance.
I had a look at the girl’s regular season Sunday and said that not much had changed from my original guess at the final positions and seeding for the District 7-AAA tournament.
The Blackman-Oakland boys basketball game slated for Friday, Jan. 24, at Blackman will be televised live on MyTV30 at 8 p.m. as part of its High School Hoops broadcasts.
The games are coming faster and faster as area teams get ready for the district tournament at Siegel High School.
Assuming no weather delays, here are the District 7-AAA high school basketball games you simply cannot afford to miss in January.
This is the last week for me to pick games. I’m 60–16 overall and will root for my Eagles if they win and the survivor of Oakland-Blackman game.
Picking football games is fun and sometimes has surprising results.
The Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.
Half of Murfreesboro was cold on Thursday and the other half was frozen as thousands of fans attended either the Oakland and Blackman game or the MTSU and Marshall contest.
The stage is nearly set and the television cameras are almost ready for fans who will fill the seats this week to watch undefeated Oakland host undefeated Blackman as part of MyTV 30 "Thursday Night Lights."
A Blackman High School teacher accused of hitting a student Oct. 3 was charged Wednesday with simple assault by the student’s mother.
Since high school bowling became a TSSAA sport in 2001, Rutherford County has had some of the top teams in the state.
We’re halfway home in the 2013 high school football season. Many battle lines have been drawn, and we’re beginning to see who the championship and playoff contenders are going to be this year.
We’re at the half-way point of the regular season, and it’s time to evaluate the 7AAA football teams. Where are we? Where are we going?
Thursday's meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included lengthy public hearings over rezonings in the Blackman area and a new MRAP vehicle.
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