Motlow College Athletic Department News


Motlow Lady Bucks logo 5/20: Kentucky's Lisa Jo Wygal first signee for new Motlow State Lady Bucks basketball coach Walker
The Motlow State Community College women's basketball program has begun its rebuilding process under new head coach Bart Walker with the signing of Kentucky prep product Lisa Jo Wygal from Bardstown, Ky., according to Walker.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 5/19: Motlow State Softball Camp scheduled for June 27-29
Motlow State Community College will hold its 2016 Softball Camp for children 12 years old and younger June 27-29, according to Janice Morey, Lady Bucks' head coach.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 5/13: Lady Bucks' softball season ends at midnight in Region VII Tournament
The Motlow Lady Bucks overcame a first round loss and advanced to the third round of the TCCAA/Region VII softball tournament before falling 8-0 to Chattanooga State Tuesday night at Columbia State Community College in Columbia.

Motlow Bucks logo 5/12: Bucks' Region VII Tournament run ends at hands of Jackson State
The Motlow Bucks made a strong showing at the TCCAA/Region VII baseball tournament this week, advancing from the play-in game to the third round before falling to Jackson State 9-1 Wednesday morning.

Motlow Bucks logo 5/5: Motlow State summer basketball camps begin June 13
Motlow State Community College has scheduled four separate summer basketball camps, all open to both boys and girls ages 6-15, according to Bucks' head coach JT Burton.

Motlow Bucks logo 5/2: Bucks to open TCCAA/Region VII Tournament against Volunteer State Sunday
The Motlow Bucks will face Volunteer State on Sunday at noon in the first game of the 2016 TCCAA/Region VII Baseball Tournament at Columbia State Community College in Columbia.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 5/2: Anderson walk-offs propel Lady Bucks to split with Walters State
Freshman Kenzie Jo Anderson drove in the winning run with walk-off singles in both games Friday as the Motlow Lady Bucks closed the softball regular season by splitting a four-game series with nationally-ranked Walters State at Lady Bucks Field.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 4/25: Lady Bucks host No. 13 Walters State this weekend to close regular season
Freshman catcher Riley O'Neal drove in classmate Caroline Abernethy with a single in the seventh inning Saturday afternoon as the Motlow Lady Bucks beat Chattanooga State 4-3 in the first game of a four-game series in Chattanooga.

Motlow Bucks logo 4/25: Bucks host No. 9 Walters State in final regular season series
The Motlow Bucks have one more opportunity to improve their position in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings when they host their final series of the regular season this weekend at the Driver Baseball Complex.

Motlow Bucks logo 4/22: Jaylen Barford among greatest student-athletes in Motlow State history
With his Motlow State Community College playing career over and his time as a student-athlete drawing to a close with graduation May 7, Jaylen Barford has cemented his place as one of the greatest players in any sport in the history of Motlow athletics.

Motlow Bucks logo 4/19: Motlow's Meeker, Mossburg sign with Lee University
Motlow State Community College sophomore baseball players Peyton Meeker and Spencer Mossburg recently signed scholarships to continue their student-athlete careers at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 4/18: Lady Bucks extend streak with sweep of Southwest TN
Sophomore Riley Long threw 13 shutout innings and the Motlow Lady Bucks extended their TCCAA winning streak to eight games with a sweep over visiting Southwest Tennessee this past weekend at Lady Bucks Field on the Moore County campus.

Motlow Bucks logo 4/14: Bucks notch third straight win; host Southwest Tennessee this weekend
The Motlow Bucks overcame an eight-run deficit and notched their third consecutive victory when they beat visiting Calhoun Community College 14-13 Tuesday afternoon at the Driver Baseball Complex.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 4/14: Bart Walker named women's basketball head coach at Motlow State
Motlow State Community College has named Bart Walker the new head coach of the women's basketball program effective Apr. 13, according to C. Scott Shasteen, Motlow athletic director. He is the 12th head coach of the program, which began competition in 1974.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 4/11: Lady Bucks climb above .500 with road sweep at Cleveland State
Cornersville sophomore Taylor Wolaver slammed three home runs and drove in 10 to help the Motlow Lady Bucks complete a four-game sweep of TCCAA rival Cleveland State this past weekend in Cleveland.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 4/5: Lady Bucks prepare for road trip after dropping series to Volunteer State
The Motlow Lady Bucks will look to regain the momentum that helped them win nine out of 10 games when they travel to Cleveland this weekend for a four-game series against Cleveland State.

Motlow Bucks logo 4/4: Bucks salvage series finale with walk-off double by Smyrna's J.D. Robertson
J.D. Robertson lined a double down the first base line in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring Josh Bankston who opened the inning being hit by a pitch, and the Motlow Bucks beat the Volunteer State Pioneers 6-5 Sunday afternoon.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/30: Motlow Bucks host Volunteer State in TCCAA conference series
The Motlow Bucks hope to climb their way back up in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings when they host rival Volunteer State this weekend at the Driver Baseball Complex.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 3/28: Lady Bucks win road series, host Volunteer State this weekend
Sophomore Riley Long pitched a complete-game shutout and Aubrey Crowell and McKenzie Jo Anderson hit home runs as the Motlow Lady Bucks beat Roane State 10-0 Saturday afternoon.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/23: Motlow Bucks get back on track with sweep, head to Roane State this weekend
The Motlow Bucks got themselves back on the winning track Monday when they traveled to Pulaski and swept the Martin Methodist College JV 6-3, 4-0 in a non-conference doubleheader at the Driver Baseball Complex.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 3/21: Lady Bucks sweep Dyersburg State with three dramatic game-winning walk-offs
Sophomore Cameron Pearson hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Motlow Lady Bucks a 5-3 win Saturday afternoon and complete a four-game softball sweep.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/16: Bucks beat Columbia St., host TCCAA rival Dyersburg St. this weekend
Sophomore Spencer Mossburg went 5-6 at the plate and Casey Wehrhahn hit a double and a home run and drove in three as the Motlow Bucks beat Columbia St. 13-3 Saturday

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 3/10: Lady Bucks back on the road after home softball split with Snead State
The Motlow Lady Bucks will go back on the road for their second TCCAA series following a split with non-conference opponent Snead State Tuesday afternoon at Lady Bucks Field.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/9: Motlow State Bucks continue road swing at TCCAA rival Columbia State
The Motlow Bucks have played eight of their first 13 dates on the road during the first half of the baseball season and will continue that trend this weekend when they travel to Columbia to face TCCAA rival Columbia State.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/7: Motlow State Bucks end season with narrow loss in TCCAA/Region VII title game
One of the best seasons in the 47-year history of Motlow men's basketball came to a disappointing end Friday afternoon when the Bucks fell in the championship game of the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/2: Late free throws lift Bucks in opening round; Columbia State looms next in TCCAA tournament
Jaylen Barford calmly sank a pair of free throws with 1.6 seconds showing on the clock and the No. 2 seed Motlow Bucks narrowly avoided the upset by No. 7 seed Jackson State 77-75.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/1: Motlow Bucks baseball on winning streak heading into TCCAA conference play
The Motlow Bucks swept a pair of doubleheaders this past weekend, setting them up to enter Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) play on a four-game winning streak.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/29: Lady Bucks sweep Calhoun; open TCCAA play this weekend at Jackson State
The Motlow Lady Bucks traveled to Decatur, Ala. and earned a 6-0, 5-3 sweep over non-conference opponent Calhoun Community College Friday, Feb. 26.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/25: Motlow Bucks roll into postseason; Jaylen Barford named TCCAA Player of the Year
The Motlow Bucks completed a sweep of their final three regular season games when they beat Volunteer State 96-80 Monday evening at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/24: Lady Bucks finish with four straight wins, three earn All-TCCAA honors
The Motlow Lady Bucks finished the 2015-16 basketball regular season with four consecutive victories after beating visiting Volunteer State 76-62 Monday evening at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/19: Motlow State's David Weathers inducted into TCCAA Hall of Fame
David Weathers, who pitched for the Motlow Bucks in 1988, was recently inducted into the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) Hall of Fame.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/18: Lady Bucks rout Columbia State, honor sophomores Saturday
The Motlow Lady Bucks hit nine 3-point shots and featured four double-figure scorers as they routed Columbia State 76-45 Wednesday evening at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/18: Bucks host Jackson State, honor sophomores Saturday
The Motlow Bucks will honor eight players who have helped the team enjoy one of its best single seasons in school history during Sophomore Recognition Day Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/15: Strong second half shooting carries Motlow Bucks past Dyersburg State
After leading by only one point at halftime, the Motlow Bucks turned in a 59 percent shooting night from the floor and beat Dyersburg State 96-81 Saturday afternoon in Dyersburg.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/15: Lady Bucks beat Dyersburg State, end skid behind Sydney Floyd's 25 points
Murfreesboro freshman Sydney Floyd scored 25 points Saturday afternoon to lead the Motlow State Lady Bucks to a 69-61 win over Dyersburg State in Dyersburg.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/15: Cameron Pearson tosses shutout as Lady Bucks open softball season
Sophomore Cameron Pearson tossed a five-inning, six-hit shutout and the Motlow Lady Bucks beat visiting Calhoun Community College 8-0 Friday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/6: Bucks sweep home weekend, prepare to face conference leader on the road
The Motlow Bucks, ranked No. 30 in the latest NJCAA poll, positioned themselves to take over the top spot in the TCCAA standings when they swept a pair of league contests over the weekend.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/8: Lady Bucks hit the road after difficult home weekend
The Motlow Lady Bucks will try to put an end to a five-game losing streak when they travel to Tennessee Community College Athletic Association rival Southwest Tennessee Wednesday, evening.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/2: Lady Bucks hosting Walters, Roane State this weekend
The Motlow Lady Bucks will face a big challenge this weekend when they welcome the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association's (TCCAA) top two teams to Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/1: Bucks prepare for homecoming with weekend road sweep over Chattanooga, Cleveland
The Motlow Bucks shook off the rust from a 10-day layoff due to weather and went on the road to win a pair of TCCAA contests over the weekend.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 1/27: Lady Bucks set to begin new softball era under Head Coach Janice Morey
The Motlow Lady Bucks will open their first season under head coach Janice Morey when they host Calhoun on Feb. 9.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/21: Motlow Bucks end home stand Saturday when they host Volunteer State
Deep in the middle of a four-way battle for TCCAA men's basketball supremacy, the Bucks will host Volunteer State Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 1/21: Lady Bucks host Volunteer State with chance to climb in conference standings
The Motlow Lady Bucks will be looking to continue their climb up the TCCAA standings when they host rival Volunteer State Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/13: Bucks, Lady Bucks host Southwest TN Friday and Dyersburg State Saturday
Almost two months removed from their last conference game, the Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will return to TCCAA play this weekend.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 1/11: Dominic Tharpe resigns as Motlow women's basketball coach, Art Latham named interim head coach
Dominic Tharpe has submitted his resignation as head coach of the Motlow State Community College Lady Bucks’ basketball program.

JaQualis Matlock 1/5: Motlow Bucks in position for TCCAA hoops title run
The Motlow Bucks will begin the second half of their basketball season tied at the top of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings.

Jaycie Cotton 1/4: Lady Bucks look to build on strong start as basketball season begins second half
The Motlow Lady Bucks will look to build on one of the program's best starts to a season in recent memory when they open the second half of the basketball campaign.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 12/23: Motlow softball team posts strong academic numbers
With their season set to begin in less than a month, the Motlow Lady Bucks softball team turned in an outstanding performance in the classroom.

Sydney Floyd 12/9: Lady Bucks let one get away but still in good standing heading into holiday break
The Motlow Lady Bucks let a 13-point halftime lead slip away Saturday afternoon at Roane State, allowing the Lady Raiders to steal a 67-62 win.

Jaylen Barford 12/7: Motlow Bucks break for holidays after East Tennessee road split, Barford joins 1,000-point club
The Motlow Bucks concluded the first half of their basketball season with an 80-71 win over Roane State Saturday afternoon in Harriman.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/3: Bucks take seven-game winning streak into TCCAA weekend road trip
The Motlow Bucks put the finishing touches on their non-conference schedule for the first half of the season when they traveled to Pulaski and beat the Martin Methodist College JV team 103-60 Wednesday night.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/25: Adams, Joell spark Motlow Bucks to win over Northeast Mississippi
Stephaun Adams scored 11 consecutive points midway through the second half and Darius Joell scored 21 for the game as the Motlow Bucks blew open a close contest late.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/25: Four score ten or more as Lady Bucks beat NE Mississippi
The Motlow Lady Bucks continued to use the balanced scoring formula successfully Tuesday night when they hosted and beat the Northeast Mississippi Lady Tigers 72-62 at Copperweld Arena.

Taylor Hayes 11/23: Balanced scoring, strong rebounding carry Lady Bucks past Chattanooga State
Five Lady Bucks scored 10 or more points and Motlow won the rebounding battle 56-27 as the Lady Bucks beat Chattanooga St. 77-60 Friday night at Copperweld Arena.

JaQualis Matlock 11/23: Bucks winning streak at five after sweep of TCCAA rivals, host NE Mississippi Tuesday
The Motlow Bucks overcame the fatigue of back-to-back conference games Saturday afternoon to beat Cleveland St. and earn a weekend sweep.

Jared Pearson 11/19: Bucks set for weekend showdown with TCCAA rivals at Copperweld Arena
After disposing of non-conference opponent Snead St. 85-66 on Tuesday, the Motlow Bucks will welcome two of their biggest TCCAA rivals to Copperweld Arena this weekend.

Sydney Floyd 11/18: Lady Bucks prepare to welcome TCCAA rivals to Copperweld Arena this weekend
The Motlow Lady Bucks will turn the page quickly following a non-conference loss Tuesday night as they prepare to welcome a pair of TCCAA rivals this weekend to Copperweld Arena.

Jaylen Barford signs with Arkansas 11/17: Motlow All-American Jaylen Barford signs NLI with University of Arkansas
Motlow College sophomore basketball star Jaylen Barford recently announced he will continue his career as a student-athlete next year at the University of Arkansas.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/16: Lady Bucks stretch winning streak to four with overtime win over Volunteer State
Freshman Ajaycia Cotton scored 21 points Friday night and 26 more Saturday to lead the Motlow Lady Bucks to a pair of wins over the weekend and extend their winning streak to four consecutive games.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/16: Barford buzzer beater brings Bucks back to beat Pioneers
Sophomore Jaylen Barford hit a six-foot shot in the paint as time expired and the Motlow Bucks kept their TCCAA record spotless with an 88-87 win over Volunteer St. Saturday afternoon in Gallatin.

Stephaun Adams signs with Tennessee Tech 11/16: Motlow's Stephaun Adams will continue his career at Tennessee Tech
Motlow College men's basketball player Stephaun Adams, seated, recently signed a national letter of intent to continue his career as a student-athlete at Tennessee Tech University.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/12: Short-handed Bucks fall to Wallace State
The Motlow Bucks gave their best effort to overcome the absence of two of their top players Wednesday night, but visiting Wallace St. had too much depth as they wore down and beat the Bucks 76-70.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/12: Liles, Floyd lead Lady Bucks in second half comeback win over Wallace State
Freshmen Makayla Liles and Sydney Floyd combined for 14 fourth-quarter points to help the Motlow Lady Bucks come back from a five-point halftime deficit and beat visiting Wallace St.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/9: Lady Bucks beat Jackson State, host Wallace State in home opener Wednesday
The Motlow Lady Bucks evened their conference record and captured their first win of the season when they traveled to Jackson and beat Jackson State 82-71 Saturday afternoon.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/9: Bucks sweep TCCAA road weekend, open home stand Monday night
The Motlow Bucks return to the friendly confines of Copperweld Arena Monday night after sweeping their first Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) road trip over the weekend.

Janice Morey named Motlow softball coach 11/04: Lynchburg's Janice Morey named new head softball coach at Motlow College
Lynchburg native and former Motlow College softball player Janice Morey has seen her life and career come full circle after being named the new head softball coach at Motlow.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/3: Bucks open season 2-1, play at Columbia State Friday night
After opening the 2015-16 basketball season winning two out of three non-conference games, the Motlow Bucks will jump into Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) play when they travel to Columbia State Friday night.

Motlow Lady Bucks women's basketball team 10/22: Motlow Lady Bucks open basketball season Nov. 2 at Snead State
The Motlow Lady Bucks will open their second season under Head Coach Dominic Tharpe when they travel to Snead, Ala., to face non-conference opponent Snead State on Monday, Nov. 2.

Motlow Bucks men's basketball team 10/20: Motlow Bucks will open Basketball Season in Indiana
The Motlow Bucks will open the 2015-16 men's college basketball season when they face Olney Central College (Ill.) on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Vincennes Kiwanis Classic in Vincennes, Ind.

Men's Basketball Preview 10/14: J.T. Burton's first Motlow Bucks team built around All-American Jaylen Barford
As J.T. Burton prepares to begin his first season as head coach of the Motlow College men's basketball program there are a lot of unknowns, as is typical of any program with a new head coach.

Macy Clements 10/6: Tharpe begins second season with revamped Lady Bucks' basketball roster
Heading into his second season as the head coach of the Motlow Lady Bucks, Dominic Tharpe knew he had to hit the recruiting trail and upgrade the talent level on his roster in the wake of a seven-win first season.

Jaylen Barford 9/28: Motlow's Jaylen Barford commits to Arkansas, Stephaun Adams to Tennessee Tech
A pair of Motlow College men's basketball players announced last week their plans for next season when they committed to continue their lives as student athletes at four-year universities.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 9/21: Motlow Lady Bucks release 2015-16 basketball schedule
The Motlow Lady Bucks will open the 2015-16 basketball season, their second under Head Coach Dominic Tharpe, with a trip to Snead, Ala., to face non-conference opponent Snead State on Monday, Nov. 2.

Motlow Bucks logo 9/15: Motlow Bucks release 2015-16 men's basketball schedule
The Motlow Bucks have released their 2015-16 basketball schedule, and it includes multiple home stretches that will give southern middle Tennessee hoops fans plenty of opportunities to see the Bucks in action.

Motlow Bucks logo 8/21: Search continues for new Motlow College softball coach
With one week remaining to submit an application, the search for the next head softball coach at Motlow College is set to enter a new phase.

Dan McShea 8/4: Dan McShea named Interim Athletic Director at Motlow
Preparing to begin his tenth year as an assistant professor of mathematics and head baseball coach at Motlow College, Dan McShea's responsibilities have expanded significantly after being named the interim athletic director of the College in late July.

Jaqualis Matlock 7/29: Hopkinsville's Jaqualis Matlock will join J.T. Burton's first Motlow Bucks basketball squad
Jaqualis Matlock, one of the top rated high school basketball players in the state of Kentucky last season, has signed to continue his career as a student-athlete at Motlow College.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/23: Raby-Gentry steps down as Motlow College Softball Coach, Athletic Director
After four years as head softball coach and faculty member and 18 months as athletic director, Tori Raby-Gentry has announced her resignation from Motlow College effective July 31.

Cameron Pearson 7/20: Motlow College Softball Roster is True Representation of Southern Middle Tennessee
Although it will be another month before school begins and the fall softball schedule is released, Motlow Lady Bucks' Head Coach Tori Raby-Gentry has announced her expected roster for the 2016 season.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/17: Head Coach J.T. Burton assembles Motlow Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
One of the first orders of business for new Motlow men's basketball head coach J.T. Burton after his arrival on campus in June was to put together his coaching staff.

Field renovations 7/10: Irrigation and Drainage Systems coming to Motlow Softball, Baseball fields
With spring weather becoming increasingly unpredictable and more games every year seemingly being postponed or relocated due to poor field conditions, Motlow College is undergoing significant improvements to its baseball and softball fields

Motlow Bucks logo 7/7: J.T. Burton and staff to host Motlow College Basketball Skills Clinic in August
New Motlow Bucks head basketball coach J.T. Burton will host a pair of Basketball Skills Clinics August 15 & 16 at Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus.

Basketball Clinic 7/1: Motlow College hosts hoop hopefuls at Basketball Skills Clinic
Motlow College women's basketball head coach Dominic Tharpe recently held a pair of basketball skills clinics at Copperweld Arena on the Moore County campus.

Jaylen Barford 6/15: Motlow's Jaylen Barford drawing heavy SEC and national recruiting interest
During the past eight years the Motlow College men's basketball program has enjoyed a tremendous run of success by the team, its head coaches, and individual players.

Motlow Bucks logo 6/15: Motlow College will host two Basketball Skills Clinics
Motlow Lady Bucks head basketball coach Dominic Tharpe and members of the Bucks and Lady Bucks teams will host a pair of separate basketball skills clinics in late June and early July for both boys and girls.

J.T. Burton 6/4: J.T. Burton Named Men's Head Basketball Coach at Motlow College
Former St. Catharine College head coach and University of Tennessee assistant coach James Tyler "J.T." Burton has been named the new men's basketball head coach at Motlow College.

Carlee Wilson 6/4: Dickson County's Carlee Wilson signs to play Basketball at Motlow College
After helping lead her Dickson County High School basketball team to a school record 32 wins and a berth in the state tournament last season, Carlee Wilson will continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow College.

Ashton Watkins 6/1: Marshall County's Ashton Watkins Signs with Motlow College
After thoughtful deliberation, Marshall County High School shortstop Ashton Watkins has decided to prolong her softball career by signing with Motlow College in Lynchburg.

Summer Carter 6/1: Cascade pitcher Carter will join Hart at Motlow
Cascade pitcher Summer Carter spent the first two years of her career as a Lady Champion pitching to catcher Heather Hart. Despite Hart having her career cut short due to back-to-back season-ending knee injuries, Carter will be joining Hart on the Motlow Lady Bucks' roster next season.

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