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Buzzer Beater Wins James C. Haile Championship PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

By Misty Green

The Macon County Junior High School Tigerettes paved their way through the James C. Haile Invitational Basketball Tournament to face Dekalb County in the championship game on January 29, 2011.

The Jr. Tigerettes improved their unblemished season record to stand at 15-0 after defeating Dekalb in the final moment of the championship battle with a final score of 32-30.

Dekalb County held a 15-13 advantage over the Tigerettes after the first half of play, however Macon County returned after the break to slip past their opponent, 24-21.

With 4.2 showing on the game clock in the fourth quarter, Macon County was trailing 30-29, when  Tigerette Brilley Driver nailed a 3-point shot to win the game.

Leah Anderson and Reese Shrum led the team in scoring with nine points each, followed by Emilee Harris with eight points, Briley Driver with five points, and Marissa Owens with one point.

Congratulations Girls!

RBS Teams Hold 2 District Contests with Friendship Christian PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

By Misty Green

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, the Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams traveled to Lebanon, TN, to face the Commanders of Friendship Christian in District 8A competition.

Friendship Christian Lady Commanders led the first quarter 18-3, and before the halftime break, the Lady Bulldogs were trailing 31-15.

Coach Larry White’s halftime talk must have helped the Lady Dawgs get their game faces on, dominating the court 16-11 in the third quarter and outscoring their opponent in the fourth quarter 23-14, with less than one minute remaining in the game, FC 56, RBS 54.

Lady Bulldog Layce Colter made two free throws with three seconds left in regulation to help Red Boiling Springs (21-4, 4-1) rally from an 18-0 deficit to force an overtime period.

In the extra session, the Lady Bulldogs outscored Friendship (15-6, 6-1) 9-4.

Heather Jenkins, led all scorers with 29 points, including four 3-pointers, followed by Layce Colter with 23 points, including three 3-pointers, Mackenzie Painter with seven points, Marina Evans with four points, and Morgan Burgener with two points.

In the boys game... The Commanders had acquired a 16-12 advantage over the Bulldogs after the first quarter of play, and by the halftime break, the Bulldogs were left trailing 37-19.

Red Boiling Springs outscored Friendship Christian in the last half of the game 17-16 in the third quarter and 17-14 in the fourth, however they fell short of the victory by a final score of 67-53.

Wes Grace led the team with 23 points, including two 3-point shots, followed by Jordan Meador with 14 points, including four 3-point shots, Jordan Grace with six points, Andrew Mullinix with four points, David Williams with three points, Shelton Watson with two points, and Aaron Francis with one point.

Game 2 with F.C.

On Thursday, February 3, 2011, the RBS teams entertained Friendship Christian for their second district meeting of the season.
The Lady Bulldogs were able to claim their second victory over the Lady Commanders with a final score of 54-31.

This game was important as far as District 8A standings are concerned.

“I thought we played really, really well tonight,” Coach White commented. “The big thing about tonight was that we were so good defensively, and we had to improve that from the Tuesday night game. We did a good job on our post game. We changed some things defensively, and that made a difference. We did not come out pressing, and that was because we had the fight of our lives on Tuesday night, and I was concerned about fatigue. But when we did start pressing, it made a huge difference in the game. Morgan Burgener battled Jones on the post, Layce Colter helped out defensively tonight, and Heather Jenkins has been unbelievable these last two games on the offensive end of the floor, and the defensive end too.”

“I hope we have gotten everything back on track and we are where we want to be. We just have to win one of two games next week, to win the regular season outright, and get the top seed. That’s our goal for the year, and our second goal of the year was to go undefeated at home. The first thing you learn in coaching, is if you win them all at home and your 500 on the road, you’ll be really good, and we’re a little better than 500 on the road. Tonight was number 22 for us. We are starting to get things lined up for the tournament, because these regular season, are just glorified scrimmage games,” Coach White laughed.

The Lady Bulldogs were led to victory with 14 points from Layce Colter, followed by Heather Jenkins with 12 points, Morgan Burgener with nine points, Mayson Burgener and Marina Evans with six points each, Katie Hix with four points, and Hannah Hollis with three points.

In the boys game...
Friendship Christian stood undefeated in District 8A play, yet several times during this second challenge, the Bulldogs found themselves  trailing by three points.

Bulldog Jordan Meador struck first with a 3-point shot, that was answered with 11 points from Friendship Christian. Meador then nailed another three. The end of the first quarter score held Friendship leading 13-6.

The Bulldogs battled out each moment of the second quarter, to trail 29-22 at the half.

Friendship held an 11 point advantage at the end of the third quarter, and during the last quarter of play, RBS out scored their opponent 21-14, however they were unable to achieve the five points needed to win the game. The good four-quarter fight, ended with the Commanders claiming their last District 8A challenge with a 56-52 victory over Red Boiling Springs.

Jordan Meador led the Bulldogs with 14 points, including four 3-pointers, followed by Andrew Mullinix with 11 points and three 3-pointers, Wes Grace with nine points and one 3-point shot, Aaron Francis with two 3-point shots for six points, Shelton Watson with four points, and Jordan Grace with two points.

RBS Hosts Pickett Co.

On Friday, February 4, 2011, the RBS teams entertained Pickett County. The Lady Bulldogs won, 59-42, and the Bulldogs were defeated 46-42.

H. Jenkins led the RBS girl’s team with 16, followed by L. Colter 15, M. Painter 10, M. Evans 4, H. Hollis 4, Mo. Burgener 3, K. Hix 3, K. Jenkins 2, and K. McCarter 2.

S. Watson led the RBS boy’s team with 12, followed by J. Meador 11, A. Mullinix 10, W. Grace 6, and A. Francis 3.

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!

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