Tuesday, February 22, 2011
By Misty Green
Jr. Bulldogs Semi-Final Action
The RBS Jr. High Bulldogs advanced to the semi-final game against Dibrill on Friday, February 18, 2011.
The Bulldogs improved their record to 19-4 for the 2010/2011 season after claiming a 34-31 win over Dibrill.
The Bulldogs opened the semi-final game with a 11-6 lead over Dibrill, which continued throughout the half time break, 17-15.
Dibrill picked up the pace to out score the Bulldogs 23-21 by the end of the third quarter.
The final round of play was a hot one, as baskets were being answered on both sides of the court.
A three-point shot by Skyler Holden just moments into the fourth quarter helped RBS get back on top, 24-23, but one minute later, Dibrill landed their own three to lead 26-24.
Dallas Greanead then picked up a free throw to shadow 26-25. Dibrill added three free-shots to change the lead their way, 29-25. Alex Mullinix nailed a two-point basket with 2:05 left in the game, inching closer 29-27.
Greanead prevented a basket under the goal at 1:25, followed by a two-point shot by Zane Roberts to knot the battle at 29 each. Dibrill answered with two points of their own to lead 31-29. With less than one minute to play, Mullinix re-tied the game at 31. RBS forced a full court press with three seconds left remaining on the game clock, that led to a three-point winning shot by Alex Mullinix, RBS 34, Dibrill 31.
Alex Mullinix led the Bulldogs with 15 points, followed by Zane Roberts with 11 points, Skyler Holden with five points, and Dallas Greanead with three points.
The Bulldogs advanced to the Championship game on Feb. 19, and became the runner-ups of the TNT Class 2A boys division. See next week’s edition for the full story.
Jr. Tigerettes ~ TNT Runner-Up
The Macon County Jr. High Tigerettes were able to pave their way through the Class 4A girls division of the TNT State Tournament to face Robert Ellis Middle School for the Championship title this past Saturday, February 19.
The game was tied at eight points each after the first quarter of play, and by the halftime break, the girls of Robert Ellis had acquired a two-point lead, 14-12. Returning to the third period, the Macon County Tigerettes found themselves trailing 26-19 after a few turnovers. The Tigerettes picked up the pace in the fourth quarter of play, with points made my Leah Anderson, Marissa Owens, Reese Shrum, and Emilee Harris, to shadow Robert Ellis 33-30 with 1:35 left in regulation. Moments later, Robert Ellis added one free throw to their score to lead 34-30. Reese Shrum was able to inch the Tigerettes closer with two free shots of her own, with 32.9 on the game clock. Two-points from Tigerette Emilee Harris tied the game at 34 each with 10.8 left to play.
Macon County then fouled Robert Ellis, giving them a one point lead, 35-34. The Tigerettes raced to their side of the goal with time for one last play, however the last scoring attempt failed, and Robert Ellis claimed the win.
Reese Shrum led the Tigerettes with 13 points, followed by Leah Anderson with 11 points, Emilee Harris with four points, and Briley Driver and Marissa Owens with three points each. The Tigerettes ended the season with an outstanding 19-1 record for the season. See next week’s edition for additional Jr. Tigerette TNT highlights.
Local High School Basketball District Tournament Action
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
By Misty Green
The #3 seeded Bulldogs (17-13) was routed to the consolation bracket after being defeated by #5 seeded Gordonsville (8-19) in the first round of District 8A Tournament play, with a final score of 44-42.
On February 18, the Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldogs competed in the first round of the District 8A Tournament at Gordonsville High School against the hosting Tigers.
The outcome of this game was interesting as the two earlier matches between these two teams this season, held one win/loss by the hands of the other team.
Opening the game, Gordonsville led 12-6, and by the halftime break, the Bulldogs were trailing 24-17.
The Tigers carried their advantage throughout the third quarter, (38-28), however the Bulldogs came alive in the final period, out scoring the Tigers 14-6, yet falling short two points by the final buzzer. Red Boiling Springs 42, Gordonsville 44.
Wes Grace led the Bulldogs with 18 points, followed by Jordan Meador with six points, Andrew Mullinix with six points, Shelton Watson with six points, Jordan Grace with four points, and Aaron Francis with two points.
The Bulldogs will now face Watertown for third place in the District 8A Tournament on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 p.m.
See next week’s edition for more Bulldog action.
RBS Lady Bulldogs
The #1 seeded Lady Bulldogs improved their record to 27-4 after defeating #5 seeded Gordonsville (9-19) in the first round of District 8A Tournament play, with a final score of 56-47.
On February 17, the Red Boiling Springs High School Lady Bulldogs competed in the first round of the District 8A Tournament at Gordonsville High School against the hosting Lady Tigers.
RBS led the opening quarter 11-6, and by the halftime break, Gordonsville was still trailing 23-18. The Lady Bulldogs out-scored the Lady Tigers 13-9 in the third quarter. Each team put in 20 points during the last quarter, however the RBS Lady Dawgs were able to claim the victory with a final score of 56-47.
Lady Bulldog senior Layce Colter was still able to lead the team to victory with a total of 20 points, followed by senior Heather Jenkins with 13 points, and senior Mackenzie Painter with five points. Morgan Burgener also recorded 13 points in the victory, followed by Marina Evans with three points, and Kalisha Lynch with two points.
The Lady Bulldogs will now advance to the championship game on Monday, February 21, 2011 against Friendship Christian.
RBS claimed a close win over FC (65-60) on February 1, 2011.
See next week’s edition for more Lady Bulldog action.
The #2 seeded Tigers (19-9) was routed to the consolation bracket after being defeated by #3 seeded White House (16-9) in the first round of District 9AA Tournament play, with a final score of 43-37.
On February 19, the Macon County High School Tigers competed in the first round of the District 9AA Tournament at Vol-State College against White House.
The Blue Devils were trying to avenge the two losses suffered at the hands of the Tigers earlier this season, so they picked up the intensity from tip off.
White House led 13-9 after the first quarter of play, however the Tigers returned before the halftime break to force a 20-way tie.
The Blue Devils out scored the Tigers by two points in the third quarter (11-9), and stepped up their defensive/offensive game to claim a 43-37 victory over Macon County.
Zack Billenstein led the Tigers with eight points, followed by Dallas Grace and Trey McPherson with seven points each, Tyler Manning and Mic Wise with five points each, Shawn Kemp with three points, and Andrew Kempf with two points.
The Tigers will now face Westmoreland for third place in the District 9AA Tournament on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 p.m.
See next week’s edition for more Tiger action.
The #1 seeded Tigerettes improved their record to 24-2 after defeating Goodpasture (12-13) in the first round of District 9AA Tournament play, with a final score of 62-46.
On February 19, the Macon County High School Tigerettes competed in the first round of the District 9AA Tournament at Vol-State College against the Lady Cougars of Goodpasture.
Macon County led the opening quarter 21-16, and by the halftime break, the Lady Cougars were left trailing 32-26.
The Tigerettes continued to out score Goodpasture in the last two rounds of play (15-8 in the third quarter, and 15-12 in the fourth), to claim a 62-46 victory at the final buzzer.
Kailyn Brooks led the Tigerettes with 16 points, followed by Kaitlyn Bean with 11 points, Katie Reid with 10 points, Haley Harris with eight points, Kelsey Gregory with seven points, Terra Pryor with five points, Katie Beth Meador with three points, and Calamity Jane Coley with two points.
The Tigerettes will now face the Lady War Eagles of Sycamore in the Championship game of the District 9AA Tournament, on Monday, February 21, 2011.
MCHS claimed a close three-point win (74-71) over Sycamore on February 4, 2011.
See next week’s edition for more Macon County High School Tigerette action.
TNT 2011 State Tournament Play
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Jr. Tigerettes Defeat Springfield in 1st Round of TNT
By Misty Green
The Macon County Junior High School Tigerette Basketball team traveled to Springfield on February 5, 2011, to begin 2011 TNT State Tournament play.
They were paired against Dekalb County for their opening game and came out in full force against their opponent.
The Macon County defens prevented Dekalb County from even marking the scoreboard in the first half of the game, while adding 24 points to their lead.
In the third quarter, Dekalb returned to record 21 points, however Macon County kept a 35-21 lead. The Tigerettes added 15 points in the final round, allowing Dekalb ten, for a 50-31 victory.
Leah Anderson led the team with 19 points, followed by Emilee Harris with 10 points, Reese Shrum with nine points, Briley Driver and Abi Welch with three points each, Marissa Owens with two points, and Logan Hernandez and Kassidy Brooks with one point each.
The Jr. Tigerettes advanced to the semi-final round on February 12 against Livingston.
MCJHS Tigerettes Advance to TNT Finals
By Mark Darnell
The Macon County Jr. High Tigerettes advanced to the finals of the TNT State Invitational Tournament in Springfield with a victory over the previously unbeaten Livingston Tigers. The win also runs their record to 19-0 for the season.
In the first period, the girls came out a little tight. No one from either side wanted to break away. However by the time the period ended, Macon led 8 to 5 over Livingston.
The Tigerettes tried to pull away at the start of the 2nd quarter. Driver made a steal and a break-a-way lay up followed by a great assist from Harris to Anderson and the lead ballooned to 14-5 mid way in the period. To the credit of the Lady Tigers, they battled back to cut the score to Macon 17 Livingston 12 at the half.
In the 3rd, the Macon Tigers managed to hold on to the lead. Significant minutes by Belton and strong game management by Owens and Shrum were the keys to this section of the contest. At the end of the 3rd the score was Macon Co. 25 and Livingston 18.
In the final period the Tigerettes held on for the win. Livingston had no answer for the tandem of Harris and Anderson early. However the Lady Tigers battled back and cut the lead to 5 late in the game. However two steals by Macon late in the contest sealed the victory. Final Score Macon 35 Livingston 26.
Scoring were Driver 2 pts, Shrum 9 pts, Owens 4 pts, Anderson 11 pts, and Harris 9 pts. Belton played but did not score. The Jr. High Tigerettes play in the finals of the TNT State Tournament this Saturday night.
RBS Jr. High School Bulldogs Advance to TNT Semi-Finals
By Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs Jr. High Bulldogs played St. Henry in their first round of the TNT State Tournament on February 12, 2011.
The Bulldogs never trailed while playing against the Tigers, however the game saw several ties in the second quarter. The Bulldogs were up 29-18 at the end of the third period. Red Boiling Springs stood firm in the last quarter, defeating St. Henry 37-28 at the end of regulation.
Zane Roberts led the Bulldogs with 14 points and four-3-pt shots, followed by Alex Mullinix with eight points, Dallas Greanead and Nick Deckard with six points each, and Skyler Holden with three points.
With the win, RBS will now advance to the semi-final game against Debrail from Warren County on Friday, February 18, 2011 around 4 p.m.
RBS stands at 18-4 for the 2010/2011 season.
Macon County Jr. Pro Basketball News
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
By David Phillips
The league enjoyed a pretty day this past Saturday as we had 10 entertaining basketball games. The 1st game was a 6-8 girls’ game and had Matt Wilson’s team defeating Chris Crowder’s team 8-7. For Matt, Kyndal Ludick had 6 points and Maggie Lewis had 2. For Chris, Haley Davis had 4 points, Mia Brawner had 2 and Tiara Meador had 1.
The 2nd game was a 6-8 girls’ game and had Nathan Gregory’s team winning over Joey Wilkerson’s team 19-6. For Nathan, Abby Shoulders had 6, Savannah Colvin had 5 and Jalynn Gregory and Allexis West had 4 each. For Joey, Chloe Donoho had 4 and Kailen Donoho and Kennedy Fleming had 1 each.
The 3rd game was a 6-8 boys’ game and had Wes Clayborne’s team defeating Derek Meador’s team 22-10. For Wes, Wesley Carver had 6, Landon Colter and Elliot McGuire had 5 each, Carson Pedigo had 4 and Jordon Steen had 2. For Derek, Isaac Meador had 8 and Connor Trent had 2.
The 4th game was a 6-8 boys’ game and had Brian Long’s team winning over Greg Cline’s team 15-14. For Brian, Logan Williams had 9, Samuel Reid had 4 and Zach Long had 2. For Greg, Lake Reid had 8 and Hayden Blankenship had 6.
The 5th game was a 6-8 boys’ game and had Donnie Crawford’s team defeating Grace & Manning’s team 16-14. For Donnie, Logan Whittemore and Tanner Gann had 8 each. For Grace & Manning, Connor Johnson had 8, Tyler Jenkins had 4 and Jacob Phelps had 2.
The 6th game was a 9-12 girls’ game and had Chad Shoulder’s team winning over Shayron Jenkins’ team 27-14. For Chad, Mallory Owens had 12, Kammie Yates had 10 and Olivia Belton and Marah King had 2 each. For Shayron, Taylor Woodard and Tamra Murphy had 5 each, Kristen Shoulders had 3 and Kara Bowman had 1.
The 7th game was a 9-12 girls’ game and had Shawn Carter’s team defeating Anthony Bullington’s team 24-10. For Shawn, Keeley Carter had 10, Keeley Clariday had 7, Bailey Porter had 5, and Jamie Ashburn had 2. For Anthony, Kyndal Bullington had 6 and Allyssa West had 4.
The 8th game was a 9-12 boys’ game and had Connie Shrum’s team winning over Jason Marsh’s team 28-4. For Connie, Heston had 11, Kendrick Carter had 5, Cayden Shrum and Isaac Belton had 4 each and Cole Carnahan and Dillon McFerrin had 2 each. For Jason, Houston Stafford and Dawson Gunter had 2 each.
The 9th game was a 9-12 boys’ game and had Dewayne Cook’s team defeating Joseph Cross’s team 23-19. For Dewayne, Josh Hauskins had 10, Cameron Wohlgamuth had 8 and Kelton Ballou had 5. For Joseph, Cameron Welch had 6, Carson Brawner had 5, Bryson Smith had 4 and Brayden Miller and John Russell had 2 each.
The 10th and final game was a 9-12 boys’ game and had Barry Polston’s team winning over Donnie Crawford’s team 26-12. For Barry, Spencer Hogin had 12, Landon Polston had 6 and Kade Allen and Ben Burrow had 4 each. For Donnie, Dylan Butler had 6, Braxton Crawford had 4 and Brandon Jones had 2.
Also for the games last week, the 1st game had Laura Ward’s team defeating Joey Wilkerson’s team 20-18. For Laura, Briley Morgan had 10, Taylor Ward and Sierra Stafford had 4 each and Madilyn Goodall had 2. For Joey, Kennedy Fleming had 10, Allie Cliburn had 4 and Keleigh Wilkerson and Chloe Donoho had 2 each.
The 2nd game had Nathan Gregory’s team winning over Matt Wilson’s team 10-5. For Nathan, Jalynn Gregory and Abby Shoulders had 4 each and Allexis West had 2. For Matt, Breia Smith had 4 and Kyndal Ludick had 1.
The 3rd game had Grace and Manning’s team and Derek Meador’s team ending in a tie at 15-15. For Grace and Manning, Connor Johnson had 9, Alex Villanveva had 4 and Jacob Phelps had 2. For Derek, Connor Trent had 8, Ryan Underwood had 3 and Isaac Meador and Riley Cook had 2 each.
The 4th game had Wes Clayborne’s team defeating Brian Long’s team 12-3. For Wes, Wesley Carver had 6, Landon Colter had 5 and Jordon Steen had 1. For Brian, Logan Williams had 2 and Samuel Reid had 1.
The 5th game had Donnie Crawford’s team winning over Greg Cline’s team 16-7. For Donnie, Tanner Gann had 8, Logan Whittemore had 6 and Ty Lowhorn had 2. For Greg, Brody Clariday had 7.
The 6th game had Anthony Bullington’s team defeating Shayron Jenkins’ team 21-15. For Anthony, Kyndal Bullington had 13, Allyssa West had 7 and Rachel Ritchie had 1. For Shayron, Tamra Murphy had 7, Kristen Shoulders had 6 and Chloe Cliburn had 2.
The 7th game had Kylie Clark’s team winning over Chad Shoulders’ team 18-10. For Kylie, Laura Henson had 11, Cayley Tuck had 3 and Mackenzie Proctor and Abby Tuck had 2 each. For Chad, Olivia Belton had 4, Allyson Shoulders and Matteson Goolsby had 2 each and Mallory Owens and Marah King had 1 each.
The 8th game had Dewayne Cook’s team defeating Donnie Crawford’s team 20-7. For Dewayne, Trent Cook had 8, Kelton Ballou had 6, Logan Hewitt had 4 and Owen Morgan had 2. For Donnie, Zack Pemberton had 3 and Braxton Crawford and Logan Thompson had 2 each.
The 9th game had Brian Long’s team winning over Jason Marsh 38-19. For Brian, Michael Tirjan had 16, Chase Long had 10, Owen Goodman had 6 and Lee Pruitte, Hunter Kirk and Brad Harper had 2 each. For Jason, Aaron Colter had 10, Matthew Murphy had 4, Houston Stafford and Quentin Owen had 2 each and Devon Dillehay had 1.
The 10th game had Barry Polston’s team defeating Joseph Cross’s team 25-17. For Barry, Spencer Hogin had 13, Landon Polston had 9, Ben Burrow had 2 and Kade Allen had 1. For Joseph, John Russell had 7, Cameron Welch had 4 and Stephen Lancaster, Brayden Miller and Zachary Goad had 2 each.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Men’s & Women’s Adult Basketball League
There will be a men’s and women’s basketball league started this year, that will play during the months of March and April. The games will be played at Lafayette Elementary School. There will be a meeting held on Monday night, March 7, for anyone interested in playing or putting a team in this league. For more information, please call 666-7230.
Boys AAU Basketball Mtg.
There will be a Boys AAU organizational meeting on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Macon County High School gymnasium at 9 a.m. For more information, please call Coach Jason Welch at 666-7845. This will be for 3rd through 8th grade boys. We’re also looking for coaches and sponsors.
Youth Softball Sign-ups
The Macon Parks & Recreation Association is now accepting sign-ups for the 2011 season for the following age brackets: 5-8 yrs. (Coach Pitch); 9-12 yrs. (Jr. Fast Pitch); and 13-16 yrs. (Sr. Fast Pitch). Sign-up at Central Elementary on Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may also sign-up at All About Sports during normal business hours. Try-outs will be held March 5 & 12 at the Harvey George Field.