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MCHS Basketball Teams Claim Homecoming Victories Over Greenbrier PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

By Misty Green

The Macon County High School Basketball teams had two successful homecoming District 9AA challenges last Tuesday night, with the Tigerettes defeating Greenbrier by a final score of 90-40, and the Tigers winning their game, 64-49.

The Lady Cats were held to a low five points after the opening quarter, and by halftime, Macon County had achieved an impressive 45-12 lead. Unwilling to let down their guard, the Tigerette team continued to dominate their opponent in the third period, leading 75-25, before winning with a 50-point victory over Greenbrier, MC 90, GHS 40.

The Tigerettes improved their season record to 19-2, as Greenbrier fell 7-14.

Macon County also hit an impressive 3-point streak during this game, nailing 13 of their three-pt. attempts by Kailyn Brooks (3), Kelsey Gregory (4), Haley Harris (1), Katie Beth Meador (1), Alyssa Tuck (2), and Whitney Wilburn (2).

The Tigerettes were led to victory with 20 points from Kelsey Gregory, followed by Katelyn Bean and Whitney Wilburn with 12 points each, Haley Harris with 11 points, Kailyn Brooks with nine points, Alyssa Tuck with eight points, Michaela Thompson with seven points, Katie Reid with four points, Katie Beth Meador with three points, and Jade Ellis and Terra Pryor with two points each.

The MCHS Tigers improved to 16-7 after defeating Greenbrier (8-12) by a final score of 64-49.

Greenbrier led the Tigers 24-16 in the opening round, however the Tigers made a seven-point comeback by Tyler Manning to lead 34-31 with two minutes remaining on the scoreboard.

Greenbrier added a lay-up at 56.3 to trail by one point. Trey McPherson was fouled under the goal to inch Macon County’s lead, 36-34 with 3.6 on the game clock. The Bobcats in-bounded the ball to end the first half of play, and with one last attempt, tied the game at 36 each.

The Tigers returned in the third quarter, and denied the Bobcats all but one 3-point shot, while putting in a 15-point team effort from Zack Billenstein, Trey McPherson, Dallas Grace, Shawn Kemp, Tyler Manning, and Mic Wise.

Greenbrier tried to make a comeback in the last quarter, with their closest trail being at six points, however with five minutes remaining, the Tigers continued to press forward to seal the 64-49 victory.

Tyler Manning led the Tigers in scoring with 16 points, followed by Dallas Grace with 15 points, Zack Billenstein with 11 points, Trey McPherson with nine points, Shawn Kemp with five points, Mic Wise with four points, and Brantley Russell with two points.

MCHS @ Sycamore

The MCHS Basketball teams traveled to Sycamore on Friday, February 4th for their second meeting with the War Eagles.
The Tigerettes improved to 20-2 after slipping past Sycamore (14-10) in the first half of the game, and eventually claiming a 74-71 victory by the final buzzer.

Kelsey Gregory led Macon County to victory with 20 points, followed by Katelyn Bean with 18 points, Kailyn Brooks with 14 points, Haley Harris with 13 points, Katie Reid with five points, and Terra Pryor and Katie Beth Meador with two points each.

The MCHS Tigers dropped to 16-8 after a nine-point defeat from Sycamore, 72-63.

Dallas Grace led the Tigers with 18 points, followed by Tyler Manning with 17, Trey McPherson 10, Brantley Russell 7, Shawn Kemp 6, Zack Billenstein 3, and Mic Wise 2.

MCHS Defeats Goodpasture

On January 28, MCHS traveled to Goodpasture Christian for a District 9AA  challenge and the Tigerettes won by a final score of 59-48, and Tigers won by a final score of 70-44.

Katie Reid led the Tigerettes with 25 points, followed by Kelsey Gregory with 15 , Katelyn Bean six, Kailyn Brooks five, and Haley Harris and Terra Pryor with four points each.

Tyler Manning led the Tigers with 22 points, followed by Dallas Grace with 14, Trey McPherson and Zack Billenstein eight each, Andrew Kempf and Mic Wise six each, and Tyler Clark, Shawn Kemp, and Justin Tucker with two points each. 

RBS Basketball Teams to Host “Pink Out” Friday Night PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
By Misty Green

The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams will be holding a fundraiser during this coming Friday night’s, February 4, 2011 basketball game against Pickett County, with the donation received to go directly to the Jimmy Valvano Cancer Research Foundation.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was started in 1993 to honor Jim Valvano. From very humble beginnings of Jim's personal friends and family, The Foundation grew. Today, that circle of friends has expanded and the support structure of The Foundation includes people of all walks of life, those who knew Jim personally, those who knew of Jim, and many who have joined the cause simply because they believe in the possibility of Jim's final wish - to fund research to find cures for cancer.

 “We’re going to be taking donations that night, between the boys and girls basketball games,” Lady Bulldog Head Coach Larry White commented, “and give it all to the Jimmy V. Foundation,” he added.

“The RBS girls basketball team are selling T-shirts for that particular night, and they are $10. If anyone wants to purchase a T-shirt, they can see me at the school, and they will be on sale at the Thursday night makeup game against Friendship Christian, and of course, if there are any left, they will be on sale during Friday night game against Pickett County, and we want everybody to wear their shirts to the game,” Coach White added. “We have really tried to spread the word about this foundation and our fundraiser,” Coach White said, explaining that Coach Jimmy V. was the former basketball coach at North Carolina State University, and won a national championship there for the men’s program. He made a dramatic speech when he accepted the 1993 ESPY Award and six weeks later, he lost the battle for his life to cancer.

“They had to help him to the podium when he gave that speech, and I’ll tell you, I have heard a lot of speeches, but I still tear up when I see it. We wanted to give to the Jimmy V. Foundation, because they donate every penny of their money to research and try to find a cure of this terrible thing. It is unbelievable of how much money they have raised and all of the good that they have done,” Coach White added.

 “We need money for research. It may not save my life. It may save my children’s lives. It may save someone you love,” Jim Valvano, 1993 ESPY Awards. For more information on the Jimmy Valvano Cancer Foundation visit:

Red Boiling Springs 2011 Basketball Homecoming Court PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

RBS 2011 Basketball Homecoming Court (l-r): Senior Attendants - Trevor Russell and Kelsey Wilson, Sophomore Attendants - Chase Carter and Hannah Hollis, Basketball Sweetheart and Escort - Jordan Grace and Jereca Graves, Mr. & Miss Basketball - Wes Grace and Layce Colter, Freshman Attendants - Kason Wheeler and Mayson Burgener, Junior Attendants - Matt Brockett and Morgan Burgener, and Mr. & Miss Junior High - Brince Crouch and Kailtyn Mea. Photo By Misty Green

For the Red Boiling Springs Elementary School 2011 Class Favorites see this week's edition of the Macon County Chronicle!

Macon Co Jr. Tigerettes Claim CRC Championship & RBS Jr. Bulldogs Sweep Jackson County for 3rd PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

By Misty Green

The local junior high basketball teams from Macon County and Red Boiling Springs participated in the 2011 Cumberland Rim Conference (CRC) Tournament held recently at Clay County High School.

In previous CRC Action... The #6 seeded Red Boiling Springs Junior High Lady Bulldogs were eliminated in the first round of the event, with a 41-36 defeat from #3 seeded Jim Satterfield Middle School.

The #5 seeded Macon County Junior High School Tigers were also eliminated during the first round of tournament play, with a 41-36 defeat by #4 seeded Jackson County.

The #2 seeded Red Boiling Springs Junior High Bulldogs played #3 seeded Westmoreland, and was defeated by a score of 42-26. From this game, the Bulldogs were routed to play against Jackson County for a third place standing in the tournament. Westmoreland advanced to the Championship round against #4 seeded Jackson County.

The #1 seeded Macon County Junior High School Tigerettes played #4 seeded Jackson County in the semi-final round of the tournament, and won by a score of 43-24, advancing them to the Championship game against #2 seeded Westmoreland.

RBS’ Third Place Action... The Red Boiling Springs Junior High School Bulldogs challenged Jackson County for the third and fourth place spots of the CRC Tournament, with the winner of this game being decided in the final moments of the contest.
Jackson County quickly added four points to open the game, however a field goal and a three-point basket by Bulldog Alex Mullinix put Red Boiling Springs on top. A lay-up by Dallas Greanead and a field goal by Zane Roberts pushed RBS to a 9-4 lead. Jackson County then completed one free-throw shot to trail by four points. Just before the first quarter buzzer sounded, Alex Mullinix was able to put up two more points, giving the Bulldogs a 11-5 advantage.

RBS continued to dominate the Blue Devils in the second period, leading 21-9 at the halftime break. These RBS points were achieved on five points from Skyler Holden and five points from Nick Deckard.

Jackson County kept trying to recover in the second half of the game, and was able to trail the Bulldogs 32-24 with 2:22 left in the game. The Blue Devils then achieved a five-point play with a three-pointer and two free-throws to shadow the Bulldogs 32-29.
Blue Devil Connor Hall picked up his fifth personal foul with 1:25 left in the game, with Skyler Holden being able to add one point to RBS’ lead.

Greanead then made his fourth foul, and Jackson County, completing one point, inched upward, 33-30. With 0.41 left on the game clock, the Blue Devils achieved the last field goal of the game to trail RBS 33-32. Bulldog Zane Roberts was fouled with 0.28, making one of two free-throws attempted. Jackson County then missed their next two-point shot, however they kept possession of the ball with 14.2 on the game clock. Aiming the ball at the basket, Bulldog Dallas Greanead blocked the shot to help secure the victory for RBS.

As the clock continued on the next inbound pass, Bulldog Zane Roberts was fouled, sending him to the line to add one more in the game. Red Boiling Springs achieved the CRC third place spot with a 35-32 victory over Jackson County.

Alex Mullinix led RBS to victory with ten points, followed by Zane Roberts with eight points, Skyler Holden with seven points, Nick Deckard with six points, and Dallas Greanead with four points.

The RBS Jr. High Bulldogs improved their season record to 17-4, and will now participate in the TNT Tournament in Springfield, TN on February 5, 2011. The Blue Devils fell to 6-14 for the season.

CRC Girls Championship Action...
The Macon County Junior High School Tigerettes entertained Westmoreland for the championship round of the CRC Tournament and achieved their goal by defeating the Lady Eagles 33-9 after four quarters of play.

Westmoreland acquired the first field goal of the game by Abby Hinton, however the next 19 points belonged to Macon County.

The Lady Eagles were held to a low-four points in the second quarter, with two baskets by Westmoreland’s Cook and Gregory. The Lady Eagles achieved one free throw in the third quarter, and two points in the fourth period to finish out the game and dropping their season record to 10-4.

Macon County improved to 15-0 with the championship win, having five players to acquire points during  the game, by Leah Anderson, Briley Driver, Emilee Harris, Reese Shrum, and Lyndsey Belton.

The Tigerettes also plan to compete in the TNT Tournament in Springfield, beginning on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Local High School Basketball News PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MCHS Wins at Hume Fogg & Goodpasture

By Misty Green
The Macon County High School Basketball teams hit the road last week to face Hume Fogg in a regular season game and Goodpasture Christian in District 9AA action.

On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, the MCHS Tigerettes defeated Hume Fogg by a score of 58-43. Tigerette Haley Harris found her three-point groove against Hume Fogg, nailing three 3-pointers to lead Macon County to victory with 14 points, followed by Kelsey Gregory with 11 points, Kailyn Brooks with nine points, Terra Pryor with seven points, and Katelyn Bean and Michaela Thompson with four points each.

The Tigers also claimed victory at Hume Fogg, winning by a final score of 63-37. Zack Billenstein led Macon County to victory with 13 points, followed by Dallas Grace with eleven, Shawn Kemp with eight, Trey McPherson with seven, Tyler Manning and Mic Wise with six points each, Andrew Kempf with four, Brantley Russell with three, Jacob McClard and Dalton Shrum with two points each, and Aaron Carter with one point.

On Friday, January 28, 2011, the Macon County teams traveled to Goodpasture Christian for their sixth District 9AA  challenge and returned home with two more victories.

The MCHS Tigerettes won by a final score of 59-48 and Tigers won by a final score of 70-44. These games will be published in next week’s edition of the Macon County Chronicle.


RBSHS Defeats Middle TN Heat

By Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams hosted the players from Middle Tennessee Heat on Monday, January 24, 2011 for two regular season games. The Middle Tennessee Heat Basketball teams are comprised of home schooled students, in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

In the girls game... The RBS Lady Bulldogs gained a 23-3 advantage over the Lady Heat, and by halftime, the RBS Lady Bulldogs were up 42-13. After the last half of play, Red Boiling Springs improved their season record to 19-3 with a 76-28 victory.

Layce Colter recorded 24 points to lead RBS to victory, followed by Mackenzie Painter with 13 points, Morgan Burgener with 11 points, Marina Evans with eight points, Heather Jenkins with six points, Hannah Hollis and Mayson Burgener with five points, and Katie Hix with four points.

In the boys game... The RBS Bulldogs improved to 15-6 after outscoring the Middle TN Heat with a final score of 55-41.
The Bulldogs led the first quarter 14-8, and by halftime they had acquired a 23-13 advantage.

Red Boiling Springs continued to dominate their visitors, to claim a 55-41 victory by the final buzzer.

Wes Grace led the Bulldogs to victory with 27 points, followed by Jordan Meador with 12 points, Andrew Mullinix with nine points, David Williams with four points, and Erin Francis with three points. 


Watertown Pockets District 8A Wins from Red Boiling Springs

By Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams traveled to Watertown for District 8A competition and returned home with two losses.

“We just didn’t play very well,” Lady Bulldogs Head Coach Larry White commented, after the Lady Bulldogs were defeated by Watertown, 54-44.

“We got out-hustled tonight, and out played,” he added. “We started the game 7-0 right off the bat and then we made about three mistakes that cost us baskets, when to be honest about it, should have been about 14-0.”

“I don’t want to take anything away from Watertown, they really did a good job with their offense and we didn’t do a very good job playing defense.”

“Here’s the deal, if we don’t  play any better than we played tonight, then we aren’t going to go anywhere, we aren’t going to do anything, and we aren’t going to beat very many people. We had this same thing last year, that we lost to Gordonsville and Friendship after beating them convincingly, and maybe that’s part my fault, I don’t know, but I hope I can find the answer.”
“I pointed this out to my girls tonight, as a team, we are a 72% free-throw shooting team. I’m going tomorrow and figure out what kind of percentage we are shooting when we’ve lost, and it’s going to be bad. Tonight... as poorly as we played, if we step to the foul line, we need to make those big shots. We didn’t make any big shots down the stretch tonight, and last year we were Mister Big Shot, and that’s what we have got to start doing again. We’ve also got to be more consistent, and playing more games in a row, I think that will help us.”

Layce Colter led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 18 points and two three’s, followed by Katie Hix with ten points and 11 rebounds, Morgan Burgener with five points, Mackenzie Painter and Heather Jenkins with four points each, and Marina Evans with three points.

In the boys game... The RBS Bulldogs held a 19-8 advantage over the Blue Devils after the first quarter of play, but before the halftime break, Watertown was able to sneak in a 27-25 shadow.

The Bulldogs kept the lead until the beginning of the fourth quarter, when Watertown took their first lead, breaking the 37-point tie.

Wes Grace answered with two-points, followed by a three from the Tigers. Grace added a lay-up, followed by a three point shot from Andrew Mullinix to lead 44-42 with 2:43 left in the game.

Watertown responded with two points with one minute left to play. Jordan Grace was then fouled, however the Tigers were under the foul-free-throw limit and no shots were taken.

Watertown added two points to their lead with a pair of free-throws to lead 48-44.

With just moments from the final buzzer sounding, Jordan Meador nailed a three-point shot, however the Bulldogs were short one point to tie the game, and was defeated by a final score of 48-47.

Wes Grace led the RBS Bulldogs with 19 points, followed by Andrew Mullinix with three 3-pointers for a total of nine points, Shelton Watson with eight points, David Williams with six points, and Jordan Meador with five points.

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