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Hermitage Springs vs Red Boiling Springs in Jr. High Basketball PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

By: Misty Green

The Hermitage Springs School Basketball teams welcomed Red Boiling Springs Junior High on November 1, 2010 for a rival roundball game.

RBS’ #12 Emily Gregory aims for two in the Jr. High Basketball game against Hermitage Springs last Monday night, November 1, 2010. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Wildcats by a final score of 41-24. Also shown above are Wildcats’ #55 Tamekia Smith, #15 Kaitlin McClain, #41 Sydney West, and RBS’ #25 McKinzie Hix. Photos By: Misty Green

In the girl’s game... Red Boiling Springs opened the battle with a 3-pt shot by Olivia Atkins, which was answered with three pts. from Wildcats Alyssa Kendall and Chelsea Copass. Lady Bulldogs Kaitlyn McCarter and McKinzie Hix broke the tie with a lay-up and a free throw. With 20 seconds left in the first, Wildcat Hannah Smith nailed a 3-pt shot to knot the game once more at six.

In the second quarter, the fight stayed close for the first three minutes, however the Lady Bulldogs found a scoring streak and left the Lady Wildcats trailing 24-13 at halftime.

Trying to get or stay ahead in the game, the girls notched ten team fouls on both sides of the court, before the first half concluded. The second half of the game mimicked the first with many starting players fouling out.

The Red Boiling Springs girls did not let off of their game, defeating Hermitage Springs by a final score of 41-24.

Scoring for Hermitage Springs... The Lady Wildcats were led by Hannah Smith with six, followed by Chelsea Copass and Ashlynn Browning with five each, Alyssa Kendall, Sydney West, and Kaitlin McClain with two each, and Tamekia Smith and Samantha Smith with one point each.

Scoring for Red Boiling Springs... The Lady Bulldogs were led by Kaitlyn McCarter with 16 points, followed by McKinzie Hix with 14, Kristen Stacey with four, Olivia Atkins and Emily Gregory with three each, and Priscilla Reagan with one point.


Wildcat #30 Clay Copass prepares to maneuver the ball around RBS’ #15 Alex Mullinix. The RBS Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats by a final score of 53-14. Also shown above: Bulldog #25 Nick Deckard and Wildcat #31 Casey Perdue.

In the boy’s game... The RBS Bulldogs notched the first points in the game with a pair of lay-ups by Alex Mullinix and Skyler Holden. Wildcat Jared Browning answered with two-points of his own, to shadow 4-2.

This was the closest score this game would see, as the Red Boiling Springs boys picked up the pace to leave Hermitage Springs trailing 12-6 in the first quarter, and 26-8 by halftime.

RBS Head Coach Dustin McKinney did not hold his team back from accumulating points on their opponent, and by the time the final buzzer sounded, the Bulldogs had claimed the victory by a final score of 53-14.

Scoring for Hermitage Springs... The Wildcats were led by Jared Browning with six points, followed by Andrew Meadows with four points, and Clay Copass #10 each scored two points.

Scoring for Red Boiling Springs... The Bulldogs were led by Alex Mullinix with 15 points, followed by Skyler Holden with nine, Wesley Davis, Brince Crouch, Dallas Greanead, Zane Roberts, Nick Deckard, and Tim Jones with four points each, and Tyler Carlisle, Jimmy Langford, and Chance Asberry with two points each.

MCJHS vs. Mt. Juliet ~ Basketball PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Story By: Misty Green
The Macon County Jr. High School Basketball teams hosted Mt. Juliet last Thursday, November 4, 2010, and the Tigerettes were able to claim a 35-25 win over their opponent. The MCJHS Tigers were unable to get ahead of the visiting Golden Bears, and was defeated by a final score of 31-11.

The Tigerettes were led by Briley Driver 12 pts., Reese Shrum 11 pts., Emilee Harris 6 pts., and Leah Anderson, Abi Welch, and Marissa Owens with 2 pts. each. The Tigers were led by Brett Davis 6 pts., Matt Austin and Larken Whittemore with 2 pts. each, and Evan Perrigo with 1 pt. Macon will host RBS on Nov. 1, 2010. First game begins at 6 p.m.

Swindle, Painter, and Emberton Advance to TSSAA State Cross Country Meet PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Macon County Cross Country team participated in the Region 5 A-AA meet on the Steeplechase Course at Percy Warner Park on October 28, 2010.

The girls team placed fourth for Macon County, in the girls 5k run. Katie Swindle led the team by placing 3rd with a time of 21:14.60, followed by Mackenzie Painter placing 10th with a time of 22:31.10, Jasmine Chaparro placing 20th with a time of 23:42.70, Terra Pryor placing 34th with a time of 25:18.90, Meerim Talipova placing 37th with a time of 25:47.40, Katie Hix placing 47th with a time of 26:35.50, and Casandra Wilson placing 60th with a time of 29:18.00.

The boys team placed 6th for Macon County in the boys 5K run. Andrew Emberton led the team by placing 7th with a time of 17:42.20, followed by Taylor Boxold placing 29th with a time of 19:03.70, Mason Doss placed 30th with a time of 19:04.80, Seth Smith placed 38th with a time of 19:19.70, Jordan Kemp placed 62nd with a time of 20:32.90, Corey Eden placed 80th with a time of 22:05.90, Dylan Sexton placed 95th with a time of 24:13.30. 

The following Macon County Cross County team members qualified for the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Freshman Katie Swindle, Senior Mackenzie Painter, and Junior Andrew Emberton.

MCHS Tigers vs. David Lipscomb in TSSAA Blue Cross Bowl State Play-offs PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Class 4A first round of the Blue Cross Bowl TSSAA State Play-offs held Macon County (5-5) to be paired with David Lipscomb (7-3), and were scheduled to face off on Friday, November 5, 2010 in Nashville.

The Macon County Tigers were able to strike the scoreboard early in the first quarter with a 17-yard rush by Zack Shockley. The PAT by Carson Cook was good. David Lipscomb’s Mustangs answered with two scores of their own to lead 14-7 at the buzzer.

Macon County prevented the Mustangs from scoring their 3rd touchdown until 1:02 in the second quarter, and then were eager to answer before the halftime break.

With 0:06 seconds on the game clock, a pass from Tiger QB Dallas Grace fell in the arms of Zack Shockley for a 12-yard touchdown. Cook’s PAT was good. Macon trails 21-14. David Lipscomb was the only team to post points in the third quarter.

Macon County came back to the fourth quarter fired up and scored an early run by Tyler Drown. Cook’s third PAT was good, Macon County slimming the trail 28-21.

Needing seven more points to force an overtime period, Macon County picked up a first down at the 18-yard line with two minutes remaining in the game. The Tigers were able to make it to the 13, however they could not sustain the drive and had to turn the ball back to their opponent.  David Lipscomb would not score on their last possession, but would claim a 28-21 win over Macon County.

Macon County Peewee Football & Cheerleading League News PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

By: David Phillips
The 14th annual Lion’s Bowl was held October 30th at Pat Parker field with seven games of football action taking place.  

The 1st game had the LSU Tigers defeating the Spartans 26-0.  For LSU, Braxton Crawford had 87 yards and 2 TD’s; Bryson Smith had 75 yards and 1 TD; James Dorris had 35 yards and 3 tackles; Tyler Johns had 12 tackles; Tyler Swindle had 11 tackles and Tyler Whittemore had 3 tackles.  For the Spartans, Dylan Texcahua had 20 yards and 2 tackles; Jordan Powell had 12 yards and 2 tackles; Luke Texcahua had 6 tackles; and Christopher Oliver and Matthew Trent had 2 tackles each.

The 2nd game had Bama winning over the Tigers 14-12. For Bama, Logan Locker had 77 yards, 1 TD and 3 tackles; Connor Johnson had 60 yards, 1 TD and 3 tackles; Cameron Houston had 20 yards and 2 tackles; Tyler Jenkins had 8 yards and a 2-pt conversion; and Will Talley had 2 tackles.  For The Tigers, Isaac Belton had 147 yards, a TD and 9 tackles; Layne Wix had 27 yards; Landon Colter had 21 yards and 5 tackles; Quinton McCloud had 6 tackles; and Zachary Long and Cason Carman had 3 tackles each.

The 3rd game had the Vols defeating the Titans 26-6.  For the Vols, Luke Robinette had 157 yards, 3 TD’s and 3 tackles; Matthew Murphy had 78 yards and 1 TD; Jon Gammons had 20 yards and 2 tackles; Isaac Meador had 12 yards; and Matthew Fuqua, Trace Holmes and Tanner Gann had 2 tackles each. For the Titans, Curtis Oliver had 100 yards and 8 tackles; Brian Kirby had 26 yards and 2 tackles; Brandon Jenkins had 10 yards and 1 TD; and Michael Mathews had 4 tackles.

The 4th game had the Cowboys winning over the Westmoreland Raiders 34-0.  No stats were available for the Cowboys at presstime.

The 5th game had the Bulldogs defeating the Westmoreland Jets 26-7.  For the Bulldogs, Seth Carlisle had 178 yards rushing with 3 TD’s, a 54 yard interception for a TD and 5 tackles; Carson Brawner had a 2-pt reception and 4 tackles; Riley Phillips had 26 yards and 4 tackles; Shane Whitefield had 28 yards receiving and 5 tackles; and Landon Wix, Zach Emmitt, Jared Whitefield and Hunter Nelson had 4 tackles each.

The 6th game had the Steelers winning over the Westmorland Eagles 16-6.  For the Steelers, Jason Sewell had 86 yards, 1 TD and 7 tackles; Austin Shelton had 23 yards and 2 tackles; Spencer Hogin had a 40 yard TD reception; Trevor Meador had 9 tackles; Hayden Manion had 5 tackles; Hunter Bolton, Tanner Cleary and Michael Tirjan had 3 tackles each; and Mason Warfield had 2 tackles.

The 7th and final game had the Blue Raiders defeating the Westmoreland Titans 19-0.  For the Blue Raiders, Cayden Shrum had 153 yards, 2 TD’s and 8 tackles; Hunter Dickens had 57 yards, 1 TD and a 1-pt conversion; Dylan Butler had 11 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries; Brian Swindle had 7 tackles; and Houston Stafford, Mason Trent and Cameron Hall had 3 tackles each.

The 9 & 10 year old and 6th grade blue teams will be playing at Westmoreland this coming Saturday, November 6 in the area tournament.   The 9 & 10’s will play at 11:30 against Station Camp and then at 2:30 if they lose or at 5:30 if they win.  The 6th grade team will play at 4:00 against Station Camp and then again at 7:00 against Westmoreland.  Everyone needs to come on over to Westmoreland and show your support for these future stars of Macon County.

Also, Congratulations to Coach Pemberton, the coaching staff and the MCHS Tigers on making the 2010 TSSAA State Playoffs. These boys  have done a tremendous job this year!

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