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Ice Puts Another Freeze on Basketball Action PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

By Misty Green

The current deep freeze has put local basketball games on ice, at least most of it.

With schools closed since Monday, January 10, most all of the practices and regularly scheduled games were called off throughout most of the week.

On Tuesday night, Red Boiling Springs High School’s District 8A match against Friendship Christian was postponed and has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6 p.m. in Red Boiling Springs. Also being re-scheduled from the Tuesday night closing was the Macon County High School Basketball game at Greenbrier, which was rescheduled for this past Saturday, January 15, 2011. This game is published on page B15 in this week’s edition.

The local junior high basketball teams from Macon County and Red Boiling Springs were scheduled to participate in the Highland Rim Conference Tournament this past week, January 12-15, however the icy road conditions has forced the tournament to be put on hold. It has been rescheduled for this coming Wednesday, January 19-22, 2011.

The forecast for the latter part of last week remained low; as Saturday was the first day temperatures rose above 40 degrees.
Macon County was scheduled to host Sycamore on Friday, January 14, for a District 9AA battle, however Cheatham County has a rule that prohibits games being played if the school day was cancelled. This game has since been rescheduled for January 24, 2011, in Lafayette.

The 1st Annual Boy Scouts of America Basketball Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, January 15th at Lafayette Elementary School was also cancelled due to the inclement weather.

Jr. Pro Basketball games have been pushed forward by one week, due to cancelled practices before the start of the season.
Macon County High School plans to travel to White House on January 18, 2011, with their next home game to be played on Friday, January 21st against Westmoreland. They are scheduled to travel to Gallatin on January 22, with the girls’ game set to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Red Boiling Springs High School plans to host Middle Tennessee Heat on January 18, with the girls game set to begin at 6 p.m. RBS will then travel to Westmoreland on January 22, 2011, and on January 25th they plan to travel to Watertown, with each of those challenges set to begin at 6 p.m.

The Macon County Junior High School basketball teams plan to host Walter J. Baird on January 20, 2011, with the 7th grade girls game to begin at 4:45 p.m. with the others to immediately follow. MCJHS will host Livingston on January 27th for their last scheduled season game, which begins at 6 p.m. The Highland Rim Conference tournament on January 19-22, is Red Boiling Springs Junior High’s last scheduled basketball event.

Tiger Football Names Eight to All-Region Team PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The 2010 Edition of the Macon County High School Football team rapped up play in a very close 21-28 loss to David Lipscomb High School in the first round of the T.S.S.A.A. State Playoffs.

The 2010 Tiger football team accomplished a lot during the season that saw them win their first game since a 6-0 win over Pearl Cohn on September 5, 2008 when they beat Sycamore High School 21-13 on September 17, 2010. They also handed the Smith County High School football team their only regular season loss the following week with a 20-6 win in which the Tigers gave their fans an indication of just how good they could be. They added wins over DeKalb County (55-14), Livingston Academy (34-24) and Westmoreland (14-6) while compiling a 5 win/5 loss season and earning the first playoff berth for Macon County High School football since the 2005 season.

The 2010 Tigers averaged 24 points per game while rushing for 2,154 yards and passing for 1,104 yards. The Tiger offense ran 584 plays for 3,258 total yards averaging 5.6 yards per play and 296 yards per game.  Zack Shockley led the rushing attack with 1,061 yards on 171 carries with 11 touchdowns. Tyler Drown was second on the team with 363 yards on 64 carries with 4 touchdowns and Jessee Newberry was third on the team with 290 yards on 59 carries with 2 touchdowns. Dallas Grace had 1,104 passing yards completing 94 passes on 166 attempts while completing 57% of his passes. He passed for 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and finished the season with a 125.08 quarterback rating. He added 199 yards rushing on 63 carries with 4 touchdowns. Dallas became the Tiger’s all-time leading passer with 3,401 yards with 28 touchdowns completing 57% of his passes during his career. Tyler Manning had 472 receiving yards on 39 catches and scored 4 touchdowns. Zack Shockley added 247 receiving yards on 15 catches with 4 touchdowns and Jacob Salyer had 239 yards on 18 catches with 5 touchdowns. The offense was led upfront by Chase Greenhalgh at center, Brock Driver and Chris Escamilla at guard and Matt Key and Nick Willson at tackle.

Defensively, the 2010 Tigers were much improved holding their opponents to an average of 27 points per game will giving up an average of 230 yards rushing per game and 81 yards passing per game. Their opponents ran a total of 495 plays for 3,414 yards averaging 6.9 yards per play and 310 yards per game. Maverick Hesson led the team with 53 tackles while Will Bandy had 52 tackles and Dylan Warner added 47 tackles. Dallas Grace led the team with 6 interceptions returning 2 for touchdowns and Dylan Gross had 3 fumble recoveries.

Eight Tiger football players were named to the All-Region team at the end of the season. Zack Shockley was named Co-Offensive MVP, Tyler Manning was named First Team Wide Receiver, Chase Greenhalgh was named First Team Offensive Line, Dallas Grace was named First Team Defensive Back and Alex Bilbrey was named First Team Defensive Line. Maverick Hesson, Nick Willson and Garrett Emberton were also named All-Region.

Alex Bilbrey

Garrett Embberton

Dallas Grace

Chase Greenhalgh

Maverick Hesson

Tyler Manning

Zack Shockley

Nick Willson

MCHS & RBS Defeat Trousdale County in High School Basketball PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

By Misty Green


The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams hosted Trousdale County on January 7, 2011 for another District 8A challenge.

In the girls game... RBS sealed their third District 8A victory after defeating the Lady Jackets of Trousdale County, with a final score of 69-48.

Layce Colter led the team to victory with 19 points, including three 3-pointers, followed by Heather Jenkins with 13 points, Morgan Burgener with 11 points, Kalisha Lynch with eight points, Marina Evans with six points, Katie Hix with five points, Hannah Hollis with four points, Mackenzie Painter with two points, and Mayson Burgener with one point.

In the boys game... the score remained close throughout the battle, however RBS held on until the final buzzer to claim a 51-49 victory over Trousdale County.

Wes Grace led the Bulldogs to victory with 28 points, followed by Allen Kirk with eight points, Jordan Meador and Shelton Watson with six points, Isaiah Washington with two points, and Jordan Grace with one point.


The Macon County High School Basketball teams hosted Trousdale County on January 4, 2011 for regular season play.

In the girls game... The MCHS Tigerettes exploded the first quarter 25-5 and never looked back to claim their 12th win of the season, 68-28.

Katelyn Bean led Macon County to victory with 14 points, followed by Kailyn Brooks and Terra Pryor with nine points each, Calamity Jane Coley and Kelsey Gregory with eight points each, Katie Reid with five points, Jade Ellis with four points, Haley Harris and Macey Kemp with three points each, Katie Beth Meador and Whitney Wilburn with two points each, and Michaela Thompson with one point.

In the boys game... The Yellow Jackets opened the first quarter with a 20-13 lead, however the Tigers were able to make a comeback before the halftime break to lead 29-28. Stepping up their game in the last half, Macon County was able to pull away from Trousdale County (3-12) for a 59-47 win.

Dallas Grace led the Tigers to victory with 20 points, followed by Trey McPherson with 11 points, Dalton Shrum with ten points, Zack Billenstein with six points, Tyler Manning with five points, Andrew Kempf with four points, and Mic Wise with three points. With the win, the Tigers improved their season record to 9-6.

Lady Bulldogs Get Back on Track Against Watertown PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

By Misty Green
Sports Reporter-Photographer

RBS Senior Layce Colter took several hard thumps during the January 4th, game against Watertown. One crash resulted in a leg injury of a Purple Lady Tiger, who had to be carried out for treatment before the game’s end. Congratulations to Layce Colter and Mackenzie Painter for being named to the Nera White All-Tournament team.

The  Red Boiling Springs High School Lady Bulldogs hosted Watertown for their first District 8A opponent of 2011 and was able to improve their record to 17-2 after defeating the Lady Tigers with a final score of 58-39.

The Lady Bulldogs kept Watertown under attack from the opening jump, leading 17-7 after the first round.

The first quarter score was achieved with six points from Layce Colter, five points from Marina Evans, a three-point play from Heather Jenkins, two free-throws from Morgan Burgener, and a free-throw from Mackenzie Painter.

In the second quarter, Red Boiling Springs continued to pour on the heat, leading 31-13 by the halftime break.

The second quarter score was achieved on points made by Layce Colter with seven, Morgan Burgener, Marina Evans, and Mackenzie Painter with two each, and one shot from Heather Jenkins.

By the end of the third quarter, the Lady Tigers were trailing Red Boiling Springs 44-26.

Coach White substituted several Lady Bulldogs into the game, before winning the challenge by a final score of 39-58.

Layce Colter led the team to victory with 18 points, followed by Marina Evans with 13 points, Morgan Burgener with nine points, Heather Jenkins with seven points, Mackenzie Painter with four points, Katie Hix with three points, and Kalisha Lynch and Mayson Burgener with two points each.

With the win, the Lady Bulldogs improved their record to 17-2 for the season. RBS will host Friendship Christian on January 11, 2011.

Bulldogs Hold Back Watertown for 63-57 District Win PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

By Misty Green
Sports Reporter-Photographer

Bulldog Isaiah Washington and Tiger KeAnDre Bates collide early in the first quarter of the January 4, 2011, 8A District game between Red Boiling Springs and Watertown.

The Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldog Basketball team hosted Watertown on January 4, 2011 for a District 8A fight that went down to the final buzzer.

The Purple Tigers of Watertown dominated the first half of the game, leading 16-13 at the end of the first quarter, while continuing to pull away 31-23, by the halftime break.

Returning to the third quarter, Bulldog Jordan Grace was immediately fouled and nailed his two free-shots. Watertown answered with a lay-up to lead 33-25.

Two minutes later, the Bulldogs found their groove with two three’s and a lay-up from Andrew Mullinix, six points from Wes Grace, and two points from Shelton Watson to take back the lead, 41-39.

Red Boiling Springs opened the final period with a combined six-point effort from Allen Kirk, Shelton Watson, and Wes Grace, before Watertown hit their third three-point shot to trail 47-42.

The Purple Tigers did not play quietly in the last few minutes of the game, being called with a technical foul, four personal fouls on Wes Grace, and one penalty on Isaiah Washington, in which the Bulldogs stood ready to capitalize with each free-shot.

With .45 seconds remaining on the game clock,  and the Bulldogs leading 55-51, Watertown inched closer with a lay-up to trail by two points. Wes Grace then nailed two free-throws, which was immediately answered with two points from the Tigers. Wes Grace picked up two more free-shots, then the Tigers  missed a three point attempt, fouling Grace in the process. After his shots were made, RBS led 61-55 with 16.2 left in the contest.

On a Watertown scoring attempt with 7.2 showing on the game clock, Isaiah Washington was fouled for another two-point edge.

Bulldog Senior Jordan Grace blocked a two-point shot as the buzzer sounded, to win the game with a final score of 63-57.

The Bulldogs were led to victory by Wes Grace with 28 points, followed by Andrew Mullinix with 11 points, including three 3-pointers, Shelton Watson and Allen Kirk with eight points each, and Jordan Grace and Isaiah Washington with four points each.

With the win, Red Boiling Springs improved their record to 13-5 for the season.

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