Motlow College Athletic Department News


Bridgette Wilson 3/31: 10-inning marathon highlights Lady Bucks softball split
The Motlow Lady Bucks overcame a six run first-inning deficit and scored the winning run in the top of the tenth inning to beat Volunteer State 13-12 Saturday afternoon in Gallatin.

Spencer Mossburg 3/26: Bucks head into weekend series at Volunteer St. having won four of their previous five
After a sluggish start to the baseball season, the Motlow Bucks have begun turning their campaign around following a sweep of the Roane State Raiders.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 3/24: Lady Bucks take three of four from Roane State, head to Gallatin this weekend
The Motlow Lady Bucks got a pair of shutout pitching performances from freshman Cameron Pearson and won three out of four games from TCCAA rival Roane State last weekend.

Dequon Miller 3/23: Dequon Miller commits to Missouri State
Heading into his collegiate career, Dequon Miller found himself with no offers to play basketball anywhere.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 3/17: Lady Bucks to host TCCAA series with Roane State this weekend after sweep of Dyersburg
The Motlow Lady Bucks continued their strong start to the softball season when they traveled to Dyersburg on Monday and swept Dyersburg State 3-2, 2-1.

Aaron Hobbs 3/12: Motlow Bucks look to get on track with weekend trip to Dyersburg State
The Motlow Bucks have an opportunity to reset the start of the baseball season when they travel to Dyersburg this weekend for a three-game series against TCCAA rival Dyersburg State.

Bridgette Wilson 3/10: Motlow softball momentum slowed down by Columbia State and inclement weather
The Motlow Lady Bucks saw their modest six-game winning streak come to an abrupt end when they dropped a doubleheader to TCCAA rival Columbia State 17-2, 8-0 Sunday afternoon at Cascade High School.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/10: Bucks' hoop season ends with semifinal loss in Memphis
For the second consecutive year the Motlow Bucks' basketball season came to a disappointing end in the semifinals of the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament with a loss to eventual state champion Columbia State.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 3/4: Lady Bucks end season in opening round of TCCAA/Region VII Tournament
The 2014-15 basketball season came to a swift end for the Motlow Lady Bucks Tuesday when they dropped a 71-65 decision to Roane State in the opening round of the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament.

Aubrey Crowell 3/3: Pearson No-Hitter highlights Lady Bucks Softball sweep over Jackson State
Winchester freshman pitcher Cameron Pearson tossed a no-hitter and was the winning pitcher in two of the four games as the Motlow Lady Bucks jumped to the top of the conference standings with a four-game sweep of Jackson State last weekend.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 3/2: Motlow Lady Bucks open TCCAA/Region VII Tournament Tuesday vs. Roane State
The Motlow Lady Bucks are the No. 9 seed in this week's TCCAA/Region VII Tournament and will play their first tournament game on Tuesday at 2 p.m. against the No. 8 seed Roane State.

Motlow Bucks logo 3/2: No. 2 seed Motlow Bucks play Thursday at TCCAA/Region VII Tournament in Memphis
The Motlow Bucks are the No. 2 seed in this week's TCCAA/Region VII Tournament and will play their first game on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Makayla Campbell 2/20: Lady Bucks sweep DH from Gadsden State, open conference play next week
The Motlow Lady Bucks put it all together on the softball diamond last weekend, sweeping visiting Gadsden State 7-3, 7-1 at Lady Bucks Field on the Motlow Moore County campus.

Chelsea Holman 2/20: Lady Bucks beat Southwest TN for Fourth Win in Previous Six Games
The Motlow Lady Bucks continued their late-season turnaround when they hosted and beat Southwest Tennessee 70-58 Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.

Jaylen Barford 2/19: Barford beats Buzzer as Bucks knock off Saluqis
Freshman Jaylen Barford knocked down a pair of free throws with 0.2 seconds remaining and the No. 16 Motlow Bucks beat No. 11 Southwest Tennessee 76-75 Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow basketball sophomores 2/19: Motlow College honors Sophomore Basketball Players in Final Home Game
Fourteen Motlow College sophomore student-athletes played their final home basketball game at Copperweld Arena on Feb. 14.

Dequon Miller 2/12: Motlow hosts Southwest TN Saturday in nationally-ranked men's matchup
The nation's ninth-ranked Southwest Tennessee Saluqis will try and complete a regular season sweep over No. 22 Motlow on Saturday when the Bucks and Lady Bucks host SWTN at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/12: Lady Bucks trending up after crushing Dyersburg State, final home game is Saturday
The Motlow Lady Bucks have now won three of their previous five games and are playing their best basketball of the season after beating Dyersburg State 73-57 Wednesday night at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Lady Bucks softball 2/12: Lady Bucks open two-week softball home stretch Saturday
After opening the season with two of their first four games ending with tied scores due to darkness, the Motlow Lady Bucks will begin a two-week, 10-game home stretch when they host Gadsden State on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Lady Bucks Field.

Motlow Bucks baseball 2/11: Baseball Bucks head to Mississippi for weekend series
The Motlow Bucks baseball team will look to turn around a slow start to the season when they travel to Moorhead, Miss., this weekend for a three-game series against non-conference opponent Mississippi Delta Community College.

Dequon Miller 2/9: Miller eyes 1,000-point mark as No. 20 Bucks host Dyersburg State Wednesday
Sophomore Dequon Miller could become only the sixth player in Motlow Bucks basketball history to score 1,000 career points when the Bucks host Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) rival Dyersburg State Wednesday night.

Cameron Pearson 2/9: Whelan's walk-off homer carries Lady Bucks to season-opening win
Sophomore first baseman Miranda Whelan hit a walk-off three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Motlow Lady Bucks opened the 2015 softball season with a thrilling 6-4 win over visiting Calhoun Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/3: No. 20 Motlow Bucks notch third win in four days, remain unbeaten at Copperweld Arena
The Motlow Bucks played and won their third game in the last four days when they hosted and beat the Bryan College junior varsity squad 118-55 Monday night at Copperweld Arena.

Lauren Brown 2/2: Lady Bucks take 'Huge Step Forward' in Homecoming win over Chattanooga State
Post players Lauren Brown, Sabrina Jackson and Alexis Smith combined for 45 points, 20 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Motlow Lady Bucks celebrated homecoming on Saturday with a 90-74 win over Chattanooga State.

Motlow Bucks baseball 1/29: Motlow Bucks will lean on Lewisburg pair to lead pitching staff as baseball season opens
Starting pitcher Matt Sharp and reliever Hayden Bailey, sophomore hurlers who played their high school baseball at Marshall County in Lewisburg, are the headliners on a pitching staff that will be counted on to carry the weight early.

Lauren Brown 1/27: Lady Bucks welcome return to Copperweld Arena
It has been almost two months since the Motlow Lady Bucks played a basketball game on their home floor, but the long road trip ends this weekend.

Clint Nwosuh 1/26: Clint Nwosuh shoots Motlow Bucks past Volunteer State
Sophomore Clint Nwosuh set a new school record by connecting on 11 three-point shots to lead the No. 27-ranked Motlow Bucks to a 116-104 win over Volunteer State Saturday afternoon in Gallatin.

Motlow Lady Bucks softball preview 1/26: Talented Lady Bucks short on experience as softball season opens Feb. 3
The Motlow Lady Bucks will lean heavily on a group of talented freshmen and a handful of returning sophomores when they open the 2015 softball season on Tuesday, Feb. 3, against Calhoun at Lady Bucks Field on the Moore County campus.

Motlow Bucks baseball 1/23: Motlow Bucks open 2015 Baseball Season Feb. 5
Fresh off their best season in 15 years, the Motlow Bucks will open the 2015 baseball campaign when they travel to Hanceville, Ala., to face national powerhouse Wallace State on Thursday, Feb. 5.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 1/20: Lady Bucks look ahead after close contests last weekend
The Motlow Lady Bucks continued to show improvement over the weekend despite dropping a pair of Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) contests on their annual road trip to west Tennessee.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/20: Road trip continues for Motlow Bucks after weekend split
The basketball season's longest road trip will conclude on Saturday when the Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks travel to Gallatin for a pair of contests against TCCAA rival Volunteer State.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/14: Motlow College student-athletes earn academic honors during fall 2014 semester
Student-athletes at Motlow College continue to excel academically, proving themselves as leaders in the classroom as well as on the field and court.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 1/13: Motlow Lady Bucks set sites on conference road trip
The Motlow Lady Bucks will try and shake off a pair losses in Alabama last week when they continue the season's longest road trip by returning to conference play Friday night against Dyersburg State.

Bucks beat Wallace State 1/13: Bucks, Downey 'Block' Wallace State, prepare for conference road trip
Sophomore D'Andre Downey blocked an amazing 10 shots, and added 15 rebounds, to help lead the Motlow Bucks to an 84-68 win over Wallace State in Hanceville, Ala., last Thursday.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/7: Bucks open second half with rout, tough road trip on tap
The Motlow Bucks, ranked No. 26 in the latest NJCAA poll, shook off the rust of three weeks without a game by hosting and beating the Martin Methodist College JV team 128-89 Tuesday night at Copperweld Arena.

Lady Bucks fall 12/10: Lady Bucks look to change fortunes during winter break
The Motlow Lady Bucks completed the first half of their season with a pair of disappointing losses to Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) rivals last weekend at Copperweld Arena.

Bucks sweep weekend 12/8: Motlow Bucks now 11-1 after weekend conference sweep
Freshman guard Terry Holt connected on seven 3-point shots and scored 24 points to lead the Motlow Bucks to a hard-fought 74-69 win over visiting Walters State Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 12/3: Lady Bucks host TCCAA leaders this weekend
The Motlow Lady Bucks will have their hands full this weekend when they host the top two teams in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/3: Motlow Bucks celebrate national ranking with road win
The Motlow Bucks celebrated their appearance in the national rankings by going on the road and beating Snead State 87-67 Tuesday night in Boaz, Ala.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/26: Motlow Bucks hold off nationally-ranked Wallace State comeback attempt
D'Andre Downey scored the final eight points of the contest, including a thunderous dunk off a pass from teammate Clint Nwosuh and six consecutive free throws, as the Motlow Bucks held off nationally-ranked Wallace State 76-70.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/26: Lady Bucks can't overcome hot Wallace State shooting
The Motlow Lady Bucks outscored Wallace State 19-0 during the middle 10 minutes of the first half before the visiting Lady Lions rode the hot shooting of sophomore Morgan Smith to a 79-62 win over Motlow Tuesday night.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/24: Motlow Bucks host Wallace State after road split
The Motlow Bucks will host the No. 25 team in the nation Tuesday night when Wallace State-Hanceville visits Copperweld Arena. Tipoff for the non-conference contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., or 20 minutes following the conclusion of the women's game.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/20: Motlow hoops teams embark on first road trip
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will take their first road trip of the basketball season together when they travel to southeast Tennessee this weekend for a pair of TCCAA contests.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/20: Motlow sophomore Bridgette Wilson signs softball grant with UAH
Motlow sophomore softball player Bridgette Wilson recently signed to continue her career as a student-athlete at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

Bucks rout Volunteer State 11/18: Eight score in double figures as Bucks pound Pioneers
The Motlow Bucks continued their impressive start to the basketball season by easily defeating Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) rival Volunteer State 114-64 Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.

Lady Bucks fall to Vol St 11/17: Flowers' 39 points sparks Volunteer St. past Lady Bucks
The Motlow Lady Bucks were tied with visiting Volunteer State with seven minutes remaining in their Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) contest Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/12: Motlow Bucks pound Martin Methodist JV in Pulaski
The Motlow Bucks rolled to their fifth consecutive win Tuesday night when they traveled to Pulaski and defeated the Martin Methodist College junior varsity squad 98-67.

Lady Bucks beat Jackson State 11/11: Lady Bucks open conference play with first win
The Motlow Lady Bucks handed new head coach Dominic Tharpe his first win in Lynchburg and got off to a strong start in Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) play with a 75-66 win over Jackson State Friday night at Copperweld Arena.

Bucks beat Columbia, Jackson 11/10:: Motlow Bucks dismantle fourth-ranked Columbia State
The Motlow Bucks made an early season statement to the junior college basketball nation Saturday when they hosted and beat Columbia State, the country's fourth-ranked team, 97-84 at Copperweld Arena.

Lady Bucks drop opener in overtime 11/4:: Motlow Lady Bucks drop season opener in overtime
The Motlow Lady Bucks overcame a four-point deficit with 40 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime before dropping a 96-90 decision to Snead State at Copperweld Arena last Friday night.

Bucks open season with two wins 11/3:: Backcourt carries Motlow Bucks to season-opening sweep
The Motlow Bucks' backcourt of sophomore Dequon Miller and freshman Jaylen Barford received a lot of attention during the preseason. They lived up to the hype.

Lady Bucks Open Basketball Season 10/24:: Motlow Lady Bucks open new era Halloween night at Copperweld Arena
The Motlow Lady Bucks will begin their 40th season of competition Halloween night with a brand new coach and a change of attitude and outlook.

Bucks Open Basketball Season 10/23:: Motlow Bucks open season Oct. 31 at Copperweld Arena
After a month of intense practice and a number of scrimmage games, including a pair at the acclaimed CBHoops JuCo Jam preseason event in Atlanta, the Motlow Bucks will open the 2014-15 basketball regular season on Friday, Oct. 31.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 10/2: Motlow Lady Bucks begin preparing for first season under Dominic Tharpe
The Motlow Lady Bucks have begun official practice in preparation for the 2014-15 basketball season, the 40th in school history and the first under new head coach Dominic Tharpe.

Motlow Bucks logo 10/1: Motlow Bucks have right mix to challenge for TCCAA title
With a roster that returns five players from last season, three more who were Motlow redshirts, and 10 newcomers with sterling credentials, the Motlow Bucks appear to be in position to challenge for the TCCAA championship.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 9/16: Motlow Lady Bucks release 2014-15 schedule, to Open Season Halloween Night at Home
A new era is set to begin for the Motlow Lady Bucks basketball program when it opens the 2014-15 season by hosting Snead State on Friday, Oct. 31, at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 9/10: Motlow Bucks open 2014-15 basketball season Halloween night at Copperweld Arena
The Motlow Bucks have released their 2014-15 basketball schedule and will open the regular season on Friday, Oct. 31, when they host Snead State at Copperweld Arena.

Basketball Skills Clinic 7/30:: Basketball Skills Clinic, Bucks Meet and Greet scheduled at Motlow College Aug. 30
Motlow College men's head basketball coach Matt Sligh is inviting basketball hopefuls throughout the area to learn basic hoops fundamentals and meet the 2014-15 Bucks' team during a skills clinic on Saturday, Aug. 30

Axel Magnuson 7/29:: Motlow Bucks welcome former Rossview scorer Axel Magnuson to hoops roster
Motlow College men's head basketball coach Matt Sligh has added another highly-touted student athlete to his roster with the announcement that Axel Magnuson will be a member of the 2014-15 Bucks.

Dominic Tharpe 7/24:: Lady Bucks' Head Coach Tharpe glad to be back at his "second home"
Former Motlow College basketball player and men's assistant coach Dominic Tharpe is hard at work after being named the new head coach of the Lady Bucks' program in early July.

Jaylen Barford 7/22:: Motlow adds state champion Jaylen Barford to Bucks' basketball roster
There has been a lot of excitement generated around the Motlow Bucks' basketball program since last season ended with a one-point, double-overtime loss in the semifinals of the Region VII Tournament.

Reid Pierce 7/14:: Blackman's Reid Pierce is latest addition to Motlow Bucks' impressive roster
Matt Sligh, men's head basketball coach for the Motlow College Bucks, has added another outstanding in-state student-athlete to his 2014-15 roster with the announcement that Murfreesboro's Reid Pierce will bring his talents to Copperweld Arena.

Terry Holt 7/8:: Bucks add 'Gifted Scorer' Terry Holt from Nashville
The building of the 2014-15 Motlow Bucks' basketball roster continues with the recent announcement by Head Coach Matt Sligh that he has signed Terry Holt from East Nashville Magnet High School.

Lady Bucks' Head Coach Dominic Tharpe 7/3:: Dominic Tharpe Named Women's Head Basketball Coach at Motlow College
Former Motlow College player and assistant coach Dominic Tharpe has been named the new head coach of the Lady Bucks' basketball team, according to Tori Raby-Gentry, athletic director at the College.

Jordan Darden and Jacob Saunders 7/1:: Darden, Saunders remain teammates from Cheatham County to Motlow College
Jordan Darden and Jacob Saunders were teammates at Cheatham County High School the last three years and enjoyed tremendous success, including leading their team to an undefeated regular season.

Clint Nwosuh 6/27:: Transfer guard Clint Nwosuh will join Motlow Bucks' backcourt
Motlow College men's head basketball coach Matt Sligh recently announced that Houston native Clint Nwosuh will join the program and be a member of Sligh's second Bucks basketball team.

Lindsey Knoer 6/26: Lindsey Knoer leads Motlow College student-athletes with NJCAA Pinnacle Award
Motlow College has a tradition of being among the leaders in Tennessee community colleges when it comes to student athletes and their academic performance.

Seth McKelvey 6/20:: Motlow Bucks add South Carolina forward Seth McKelvey to men's basketball roster
Motlow College head men's basketball coach Matt Sligh recently announced that North Charleston, S.C., power forward Seth McKelvey will be part of the Bucks' program.

Basketball Skills Camp 6/19:: Motlow College hosts Basketball Elite Skills Camp
Motlow men's basketball coach Matt Sligh recently held a basketball elite skills camp inside Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus.

Motlow Bucks baseball 6/9: Former Motlow baseball players headed to Lee University
After helping lead the Motlow Bucks to their most successful baseball season in a decade, three members of the 2014 squad will continue their student-athlete careers at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 6/3: Motlow College softball camp is June 23-24
Motlow Lady Bucks head softball coach Tori Raby-Gentry will host a softball camp on June 23 and 24 at the softball complex on the Motlow College Moore County campus.

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