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MCHS Earns 2 Big Wins Over Lebanon’s Blue Devils PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

By: Misty Green


The Macon County High School Basketball teams welcomed the Blue Devils of Lebanon on November 16, 2010, for a challenge that stayed neck-in-neck throughout each game.

In the girls game... Macon County was able to lead 11-10 by the end of the first quarter and 29-27 at the halftime break. By the end of the third period, the score became tied at 41 each. Opening the fourth quarter, the Tigerettes marked a three-point lead and by mid-quarter of the final round, Macon County was up by four points, 49-45.


The Lady Blue Devils proved to be a fierce competitor, and with 0.6 showing in the game, they were able to come back to knot the challenge at 60-60, forcing an overtime period.

The jump off went to Macon County’s possession, however Lebanon stole the ball and fouled out #42 Katie Reid, grabbing a two-point lead in the process. #52 Katelyn Bean attempted two shots from under the goal and was fouled to pick up one point. Lebanon stole the ball on the next Macon County throw in and missed their lay-up attempt. #12 Kailyn Brooks grabbed the rebound and was fouled for a 63-62 lead.

The Lady Blue Devils missed three scoring attempts, allowing Kelsey Gregory to pick up the rebound and score, 65-62. The visitors picked up one point on Katelyn Bean’s second foul. Bean then took a free throw of her own to make a three-point game, with 1:27 left to play. Two free throws for Gregory inched the score to 68-63. Calamity Jane Coley picked up her first foul with less than one minute to play, allowing Lebanon to shorten their trail with two-free shots, 68-65.

Adrenaline was racing through each team, and with .46 on the clock, Gregory was fouled and added two-points to the Tigerettes lead, 70-65. At 40.3, Lebanon was able to foul out Gregory and pick up two needed points, 70-67.

Free throws is what helped Macon County hold on to their lead in the final few moments of the game. Kailyn Brooks picked up two points on a foul with 33.7 left on the game clock. Lebanon scored their last two points of the night on  the second foul from Brooks at 23.3. Tigerette Terra Pryor was fouled at 19.6 for one point, 73-69, and Coley grabbed the last point with a foul at 3.6 for the hard-earned 74-69 victory over Lebanon.


In the boys game... Macon County ended the first quarter with a 14-13 lead, but by half time, the visiting Blue Devils had worked their way to a 23 point tie.

At the end of the third period, Lebanon had outplayed Macon County for a 42-37 advantage.

The five point game going into the final quarter was quickly changed by the Tigers with a Dallas Grace lay-up and a 3-pt. shot by Tyler Manning.

Lebanon broke the tie with a two-pt. shot at 5:32, that was quickly answered by Zack Billenstein at 5:34. One minute later, Lebanon re-tied the game at 46 each.

Billenstein picked up two free-throws and Grace stole for two, now leading by a score of 50-46.

With less than one minute to play, Lebanon nailed a 3-pt. shot making the final fight down to a four-pt. game, MCHS 58, LHS 54.

Foul shots late in the game also helped the Tigers hang on to their lead, with three free-throw points by Grace, two FT from Shawn Kemp, and one FT from Tyler Manning. Macon County was able to seal their win, Macon County 64, Lebanon 56.

Macon County traveled to East Robertson and won both games on November 19th. These reports will be published in next week’s edition.

The MCHS teams will travel to Trousdale Co. on November 23, and will compete in the Livingston Tourney on November 26. The next home game is set for Tuesday, November 30 against Gordonsville.

 
Brandon Mahaney Named to Atlantic Sun’s All-Freshman Team PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Brandon Mahaney,  alumni of Macon County High School, competed in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships on October 30, 2010, where he was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team for his performance.  


He finished the 8k in 25:43:25 to take 19th place out of 86 runners. The Belmont Bruins finished in 2nd place as a team just behind Kennesaw State.   

On November 13, 2010, Mahaney competed in the Division I NCAA South Region Championships at Veterans Park in Hoover, Alabama.  
The event was a 10k race (6mile) which is 1 mile longer than the regular season races. Brandon finished strong for his first ever 10k race completing the course in 32:47:35 (5:16 per mile pace) and placing 75th out of 147 runners, also finishing in the top 5 for the Belmont Bruins.  

“We were ranked 13th going in, but we knew we were better than that,” Head Coach Jeff Langdon said. “Our goal was top eight and we got eighth! We only had five guys running today, so we had no room for error, but every one of our guys ran a smart, tough race. We’re extremely proud of their performances today.”

Alabama won the meet with 30 total points after placing five runners in the top 12 overall. Florida State was the runner-up with 55 points, while Florida took third with a score of 76. Belmont and Kennesaw State were at eighth and ninth place respectively.

Freshman Erick Kigen led the Bruins with a 34th place finish in a time of 31:32.29 on the 10 kilometer course.  Senior Hillary Cheruiyot (Eldoret, Kenya) was the next Belmont harrier to cross the line, placing 45th in a time of 31:53.25.

Seniors Jordan Anderson (Mason City, Iowa) and Clay Hannah (Lebanon, Tenn.), as well as freshman Brandon Mahaney (Lafayette, Tenn.) were the only other Bruins to compete on Saturday.  

 
Tigerettes & Bulldogs Win Monday Night Jr. High Games PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MCJHS Defeats Lady Bulldogs 44-5 & RBS Bulldogs Claim 35-31 Victory over Macon’s Tigers

By: Misty Green


The heat was on during the Macon County Junior High School basketball challenge against the visiting Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs last Monday, November 15, 2010.


In the girls game... The Macon County Tigerettes were ready for action as they opened the first quarter with an 11-0 advantage over the Lady Bulldogs.

It was the middle of the second period before RBS’ Alexis Ouellette marked two points on the visitors score board, followed by a free throw by Kaitlyn McCarter.

The Tigerettes continued to rain down points and before the halftime break, Macon County held an 21-3 advantage over Red Boiling Springs.
Ouellette marked the final two points for the Lady Bulldogs in the third quarter, and in the end, the hosting Tigerettes were able to claim the win. Macon 44, RBS 5.

Briley Driver led the Tigerettes to victory with a total of 14 points, followed by Abi Welch with eight points, Leah Anderson with seven points, Reese Shrum with six points, Emilee Harris with five points, and Kassidy Brooks & Logan Hernandez with two points each.

In the boys game... The Tigers were the first team to strike in the first quarter, with a 3-pt. shot by Alex Hill, followed by two points by Brett Davis. RBS’ Nick Deckard picked up the Bulldogs first point of the night on a free throw, caused by Hill.

By the end of the first quarter, Macon County held the lead with a score of 13-6, and by halftime, the Tigers acquired a 17-13 advantage over the Bulldogs.

Returning from the break, Coach Dustin McKinney’s Bulldogs came alive and immediately narrowed the trail with a 3-pt. shot by Skyler Holden. Tiger Alex Hill answered with a lay-up.

The next basket by Bulldog center Dallas Greanead inched the score to 19-18, followed by Red Boiling Springs first lead of the night with two points from Brince Crouch.

RBS’ Skyler Holden’s 3-pt. ability shined in the third quarter, nailing three tres and a lay-up to lead the Bulldogs in scoring for that period.
Before the end of the third quarter, Tiger Larken Whittemore had fouled out of the game, and the Tigers were now trailing six points by their visitors. RBS 31, MC 25.

Tiger Sebastian Brawner opened the final period with two-points, followed by  two points from Evan Perrigo.

Bulldog Alex Mullinix answered with a lay-up and two free throws, RBS leads 35-29 with 2:49 left in the game.

The game clock continued to tick as Macon County tried to recover some points, however the Bulldog defense was firm in their objective to limit the Tiger’s scoring opportunities.

With less than one minute to play, Tiger Sebastian Brawner nailed a two-point shot, yet Red Boiling Springs held out until the end for the 35-31 victory over Macon County.

Skyler Holden led the Bulldogs to victory with 13 points, followed by Alex Mullinix with 11 points, Dallas Greaned with five points, Nick Deckard with three points, Brince Crouch with two points, and one point from Zane Roberts.

The Tigers were led by Brett Davis and Evan Perrigo with nine points each, Alex Hill with five points, Sebastian Brawner with four points, and Larken Whittemore and Matt Austin with two points each.

 
Macon County Junior High Splits Wins with Westmoreland PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By: Misty Green


The Macon County Jr. High School Basketball teams hosted Westmoreland on November 1, 2010.

The Tigerettes won by a score of 35-21 and the Eagles claimed a 34-10 victory in the boy’s game.

Scoring for Macon County was Reese Shrum with 9, Lindsey Belton and Emilee Harris with 7 each, Leah Anderson 6, Marissa Owens and Briley Driver with 3 each. In the boys game... Evan Perrigo with 4, and Brett Davis, Larken Whittemore, and Trace McPherson with 2 points each.

 
Macon County Junior High Splits Wins with Westmoreland PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By: Misty Green


The Macon County Jr. High School Basketball teams hosted Westmoreland on November 1, 2010.

The Tigerettes won by a score of 35-21 and the Eagles claimed a 34-10 victory in the boy’s game.

Scoring for Macon County was Reese Shrum with 9, Lindsey Belton and Emilee Harris with 7 each, Leah Anderson 6, Marissa Owens and Briley Driver with 3 each. In the boys game... Evan Perrigo with 4, and Brett Davis, Larken Whittemore, and Trace McPherson with 2 points each.

 
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