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Lady Elite Travel team

Warren County High School girls basketball coach Anthony Lippe and his staff are organizing the Lady Elite travel program for girls currently in grades 3-8 this summer. The program will be geared toward teaching the fundamentals each group needs at their current age level.

Tournaments are already planned from March until May in Manchester, Lebanon, McMinnville and Cookeville. 

Lippe and his selected group of coaches have organized the following tryouts, which will be held at Charlie Dalton Gym:

Age Date Time

Grades 3-4 Feb. 8 3-5 p.m.

Grade 5 Feb. 8 3-5 p.m. 

Grade 6 Feb. 8 3-5 p.m.

Grade 7 Feb. 1 3-5 p.m.

Grade 8 Feb. 1 3-5 p.m.

For more information, visit the Lady Elite basketball tryouts Facebook page.

Viola Valley Half Marathon

The ninth annual Viola Valley Half Martahon will take place Saturday, May 9.

Runners can currently register to run at or 

Early packet pickup for the race will be Friday, May 8 from 2-7 p.m. Race-day pickup will begin at 5:30 a.m.

This year, an accompanying 5K race will also take place. Walkers are also welcome to participate.

The Viola Valley Half Marathon and 5K have joined the Run the Cumberlands medal series as well. Any runner who completes at least four races in the series, including at least one half marathon or full marathon (non-relay) will be awarded a special Run the Cumberland Medal. A list of participating races may be found at

Information can also be found on the Viola Valley Marathon Facebook page.

McMinnville Special games b-ball

McMinnville Special Games has partnered with the community to set up a month of basketball games in February. The matchups will feature the McMinnville Special Games teams playing the McMinnville Fire Department (Feb. 8), the Warren County Sheriff's Department (Feb. 15), MES and Caney Fork linemen (Feb. 22) and McMinnville CrossFit (Feb. 29).

All games will be played at Charlie Dalton Gym and will begin at 10 a.m.

No admission will be charged, but donations are welcomed. Concessions will be available on gamedays.

Players will be provided a game shirt, but will need to wear shorts and tennis shoes to play. Practices are scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 6-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 at 9-10 a.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6-7 p.m. at WCHS.

To register a player, contact Holly McBride at 808-8816.