2016-17 Motlow State Athletic Department News


Motlow Bucks logo 2/24: Lady Bucks sweep Martin Methodist JV, prepare for home opener next weekend
The Motlow State Lady Bucks earned their first doubleheader sweep of the young season, on the road, and will finally play their first home game when TCCAA rival Chattanooga States visits for a four-game series March 3-4.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/22: Motlow Bucks open home stand this week preparing for TCCAA opener next weekend
The Motlow Bucks are scheduled to play nine baseball games over a 10-day span beginning this Friday as they make final preparations for their TCCAA opener, scheduled for March 3.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/21: Franklin County senior Bailee Walls signs Letter of Intent to play soccer at Motlow State
Franklin County High School soccer standout Bailee Walls recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/20: Balanced Lady Bucks keep home record perfect heading into postseason push
The Motlow State Lady Bucks completed an unblemished home record and set themselves up for a strong postseason push when they hosted and beat Dyersburg State 69-46 Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/20: Motlow Bucks head into final week of regular season hoping to improve tournament seeding
The No. 22 ranked Motlow State Bucks finished off the home portion of their basketball season Saturday afternoon with a dominating 98-62 win over Dyersburg State at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/17: Shelbyville's Keely Smith signs Letter of Intent to join soccer program at Motlow State
All-District 8-AAA soccer player Keely Smith of Shelbyville recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her student-athlete career at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/16: Motlow Bucks beat Southwest TN in OT, earn berth in JUCO national tournament
Motlow State freshman Dillon Smith scored five points in the final 19 seconds to force overtime, and the Bucks outscored Southwest Tennessee 13-2 in the extra period to beat the Saluqis 81-70 Wednesday night at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/15: Smyrna's Marianna Ford signs Letter of Intent to play soccer at Motlow State
Former Stewarts Creek High School soccer standout Marianna Ford recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career as a student athlete at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/14: Lady Bucks beat Roane State, host final two home games this week
The No. 16-ranked Motlow State Lady Bucks bounced back from a Friday night defeat at Walters State and beat TCCAA rival Roane State 68-59 Saturday afternoon in Harriman.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/14: Bucks host Southwest Tennessee on Wednesday after weekend split
The Motlow State Bucks can clinch at least a tie for the regular season TCCAA championship Wednesday night when Southwest Tennessee visits Copperweld Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/12: Jake Fossick tosses one-hitter as Bucks beat Marshalltown, host Wallace State Tuesday
Motlow State sophomore Jake Fossick allowed only one hit and one run to lead the Bucks to an 11-1 win over visiting Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College Saturday afternoon.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/8: Scottsboro's Kylie Thackerson signs softball Letter of Intent with Motlow State
Scottsboro (Ala.) High School softball player Kylie Thackerson recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/7: Rosario, Harper pitch Bucks to first win, home opener is this weekend
Three Motlow State pitchers combined to allow only one hit and one run as the Bucks opened the 2017 baseball season with a 2-1 win over Wallace State-Hanceville Friday afternoon in Hanceville, Alabama.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/6: Lady Bucks cross 20-win plateau with weekend sweep, face first-place showdown Friday
The Motlow State Lady Bucks reached the 20-win mark for the first time in over a decade with a pair of weekend wins over visiting TCCAA teams at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/5: Hamlet, Fredericks notch double-doubles as Motlow State Bucks stretch winning streak to 15
Javion Hamlet and Rashawn Fredericks had double-doubles both Friday night and Saturday afternoon to lead the Motlow State Bucks to a sweep of visiting TCCAA opponents over the weekend at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 02/02: Seven-run first inning leads Lady Bucks to softball win over FSC-Jacksonville
Five different Lady Bucks drove in runs during a seven-run first inning as Motlow State beat Florida State College of Jacksonville 10-5 last week in the Kickoff Softball Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/31: Lady Bucks prepare for challenging weekend at home with road win over Volunteer State
The Motlow State Lady Bucks geared up for their final home back-to-back weekend when they went on the road and beat TCCAA rival Volunteer State 72-56 Saturday afternoon in Gallatin.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/30: Revamped Bucks baseball team hopes to contend for TCCAA title
With only nine players returning from last year's roster, including four who were redshirts in 2016, Motlow State head baseball coach Dan McShea may still be learning player names as the Bucks prepare to open the 2017 season.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/30: Hot shooting, shut-down defense lift Motlow State Bucks past Volunteer State
The Motlow State Bucks hit 17 three-point shots and held Volunteer State to under 30 percent shooting from the field as the nation's No. 25 ranked team traveled to Gallatin and beat the Pioneers 102-63 Saturday afternoon.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/26: Lady Bucks split road trip, head to Volunteer State at top of TCCAA standings
The Motlow State Lady Bucks bounced back from their first conference loss over the weekend, traveling to Gadsden, Ala., and defeating non-conference opponent Gadsden State 88-62 Tuesday night.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/25: Motlow Bucks extend winning streak to 12 behind Isaiah Hart's triple-double
The Motlow State Bucks cracked the National Junior College Athletic Association Top 25 poll this week and celebrated with an 85-66 win over non-conference opponent Gadsden State Tuesday night.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/23: Sophomores Watkins, Abernethy and O'Neal lead Lady Bucks into 2017 softball season
After compiling a winning season under first-year head coach Janice Morey last year, Motlow State's softball program is on the rise.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/18: Former Motlow State baseball coach Don Rhoton inducted into TCCAA Hall of Fame
Winchester native and former Motlow State baseball coach and athletic director Don Rhoton, who won 669 games and two state championships at Motlow, was recently inducted into the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/17: Motlow State Bucks beat No. 8 Walters State, extend winning streak to nine
The Motlow State Bucks rode a red-hot shooting night and a shutdown defensive effort to an 85-49 win over previously undefeated and nationally ranked Walters State at Copperweld Arena Friday night in front of a large, loud crowd estimated at over 750.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/17: Motlow Lady Bucks end Walters State's 110-game conference winning streak
The Motlow State Lady Bucks ended one of the nation's longest sports winning streaks and took over sole possession of first place in the TCCAA with a 65-55 win over Walters State in front of a large, loud crowd Friday night at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/09: Motlow State opens 27th softball season with late January trip to Florida
Motlow State will open its 27th season of softball competition on Friday, Jan. 27, when it travels to Clearwater, Fla., where it will spend three days playing six games against some of the nation's top junior/community college programs.

Motlow Bucks logo 01/05: Motlow State Bucks open 44th baseball season Feb. 3 in Alabama
The Motlow State Community College baseball program will open its 44th season of competition on Friday, Feb. 3, when it travels to Hanceville, Ala., for a doubleheader against Wallace State. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/21: Former Motlow State baseball coach Don Rhoton to be inducted into TCCAA Hall of Fame Jan. 13
Former Motlow State Community College head baseball coach and athletic director Don Rhoton will be inducted into the TCCAA Hall of Fame on Friday, Jan. 13, at Nisbett Center on Motlow's Moore County campus.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/19: Softball leads Motlow State athletic programs in team GPA for Fall 2016
The Motlow State softball team compiled an outstanding grade point average (GPA) of 3.11 during the Fall 2016 semester, placing it first among the College's four athletic programs.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/13: Lady Bucks close first half of season with comeback road win over Itawamba
The Motlow Lady Bucks ended the first half of their 2016-17 basketball season on a six-game winning streak, capped off by a come-from-behind 65-61 win over Itawamba Community College Saturday afternoon.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/13: Bucks head into holiday break on four-game winning streak
The Motlow State Bucks ended the first half of their basketball season on a high note over the weekend, travelling to Fulton, Miss., and beating the Itawamba Community College Indians 80-56 Saturday afternoon.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/7: Motlow State to hold Futsal Tournament in late January, now accepting boys and girls teams
On track to begin its new women's soccer program in the fall, Motlow State Community College will expand its soccer scope by holding its first annual winter Futsal Tournament Jan. 28-29.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/6: McEwen's Katelyn Elliott will join Motlow State softball program
McEwen High School standout softball player Katelyn (KK) Elliott recently signed to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow State next season.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/5: Lady Bucks sweep weekend road trip, remain tied at top of TCCAA standings
The Motlow State Lady Bucks remain tied atop the TCCAA standings after traveling to southeast Tennessee and sweeping a pair of games over the weekend.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/5: Hamlet's hot hand leads Bucks past Cleveland State
Memphis freshman Javion Hamlet scored 27 points and added seven assists to lead the Motlow State Bucks to an 80-70 win over TCCAA rival Cleveland State Saturday afternoon in Cleveland.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/28: Lady Bucks split weekend in Georgia, host Gadsden State Tuesday night
The Motlow Lady Bucks earned a split in their pair of games during the holiday weekend when they beat Central Georgia Tech 56-47 Sunday afternoon in Americus, Ga.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/28: Hot shooting carries Bucks to high scoring win over TNG Prep Academy
The Motlow State Bucks connected on 15-22 shots from behind the three-point line and scored a season high in points as they beat TNG Prep Academy 118-97 Wednesday night at Lawrence County High School in Lawrenceburg.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/22: Georgia softball star Caroline Sarris signs Letter of Intent with Motlow State Lady Bucks
Caroline Sarris, who played her prep softball at Kell High School in Acworth, Ga., recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow State.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/21: Lady Bucks' winning streak now at four; headed to Georgia over holiday weekend
The Motlow Lady Bucks basketball team won their fourth consecutive game Saturday afternoon when they beat visiting TCCAA rival Volunteer State 84-59 at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/21: Fast start propels Bucks past Pioneers; home game in Lawrenceburg Wednesday night
The Motlow Bucks jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first two minutes and were never threatened on their way to an 89-70 win over TCCAA rival Volunteer State at Copperweld Arena on Saturday.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/16: Warren County senior Geneva Tackett joins Motlow State softball program
Warren County High School senior softball player Geneva Tackett recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career as a student athlete at Motlow State beginning fall 2017.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/14: Motlow State Lady Bucks surge to top of TCCAA standings with weekend sweep
Notice has been served. The Motlow State Lady Bucks made a strong statement to the rest of the TCCAA over the weekend with a pair of wins in front of large, loud crowds at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/14: Motlow State Bucks split weekend conference games, host Volunteer State on Saturday
The Motlow Bucks hit 16 three-point shots and dished out an amazing 29 assists on their way to a 98-90 win over visiting Columbia State in the TCCAA opener for both teams Friday night at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/14: Forrest standout Samantha King to continue softball career at Motlow State
Forrest High School standout Samantha King recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her softball career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/9: Motlow State softball program opens Legacy Walk fundraiser to help support facility improvements
The Motlow State Community College softball program has begun raising funds to build a 'Legacy Walk' at the Moore County campus facility in support of a three-stage planned upgrade that will significantly change the appearance of Lady Bucks Field.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/8: Veterans Day ceremony, tailgate party lead into basketball home opener Friday at Motlow
A Veterans Day recognition celebration and a tailgate party with free food and fun will lead into the basketball home opener for the Motlow State Bucks and Lady Bucks this Friday in front of Nisbett Center on Motlow's Moore County campus.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/7: Smyrna's Ariel McAtee Signs Letter of Intent to play Softball at Motlow State
Smyrna High School softball standout Ariel McAtee recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow State.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/7: Lady Bucks upset No. 12 Northwest Florida, host Columbia State in home opener Friday
Trailing after three quarters, the Motlow State Lady Bucks outscored the nation's 12th-ranked team 21-11 in the final stanza and upset Northwest Florida State College 59-52 Friday night on the opponent's home court in Niceville, Fla.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/7: Motlow Bucks open season undefeated, host TCCAA rival Columbia State in home opener Friday
The Motlow Bucks remained undefeated heading into conference play when they swept a pair of contests over the weekend at the Quality Inn Classic at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/4: Smyrna's Calli Simmons becomes second soccer signee for Motlow State Lady Bucks
Current Smyrna High School senior Calli Simmons became the second member of next season's Motlow State women's soccer program when she signed a National Letter of Intent recently to play for the Lady Bucks.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/2: Motlow Bucks open 2016-17 season with win over Cumberland University JV
The Motlow Bucks opened the 2016-17 basketball season with an 85-44 win over the Cumberland University JV team on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Lebanon. The Bucks led 47-21 at the half and were never threatened.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/2: Motlow State Lady Bucks open basketball season with win over Cumberland University JV
The Motlow State Lady Bucks opened the basketball season with an 86-37 triumph over the Cumberland University JV squad on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Lebanon.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/1: Tullahoma's Anastasia Wellington is first Motlow State soccer signee
Former Tullahoma High School soccer star Anastasia Wellington made history when she became the first student-athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent with the new Motlow State women's soccer program.

Motlow Bucks logo 10/26: Lady Bucks open Bart Walker era with goal to compete for TCCAA championship
After a series of challenging scrimmages during the preseason, Walker will lead the Lady Bucks on the court for their first official game on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Motlow Bucks logo 10/25: Motlow State Bucks after third straight 20-win season with revamped roster
After guiding the Motlow State Bucks to a sparkling 25-7 record in his first season as head coach, J.T. Burton hopes to have an equally successful campaign in 2016-17.

Motlow Bucks logo 10/17: Motlow State women's soccer program to hold tryout Nov. 12 at Johnson Lane
The new Motlow State Community College women's soccer program will hold its first tryout on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Johnson Lane Recreational Fields in Tullahoma.

Motlow Bucks logo 10/4: Motlow State student-athletes give back to community through 5 Loaves 4 Kids program
Members of the Motlow State women's basketball team spent time assisting volunteers at Church of Christ at Cedar Lane as they handed out food as part of the 5 Loaves 4 Kids program.

Motlow Bucks logo 10/3: Motlow Bucks open basketball season on the road, host Columbia State in TCCAA opener Nov. 11
The Motlow Bucks will begin their 48th year of men's basketball competition, and their second season under Head Coach J.T. Burton.

Motlow Bucks logo 9/27: Walker's first Motlow Lady Bucks recruiting class built around four returning sophomores
After being hired as head coach of the Motlow State women's basketball program in April, Bart Walker immediately began to assemble his first recruiting class.

Motlow Bucks logo 9/19: Motlow men's basketball program gives back to community through 'Reading with the Bucks'
Members of the Motlow State Community College men's basketball team recently traveled to Cowan Elementary School and shared books and basketball.

Motlow Bucks logo 9/1: Andy Lyon named Motlow State women's soccer coach
With its first match now less than one year away, Motlow State Community College has announced that Andy Lyon of Tullahoma will be the school's first head coach of the new women's soccer program.

Motlow Bucks logo 8/30: Motlow State investment in athletics key to future success
Motlow State Community College continued its push to provide the finest community college athletic facilities in the state by significantly upgrading its weight training and exercise complex during the summer.

Motlow Bucks logo 8/4: Motlow State welcomes White County's Sarah Wilson to softball program
Sarah Wilson, who played her prep softball at White County High School in Sparta, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her student-athlete career at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 8/3: Talented post Nick Marshall joins Motlow State men's basketball program
Nick Marshall, ranked as the No. 55 high school player in the nation two years ago, will transfer from the University of Memphis and join the Motlow State Community College men's basketball program.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/29: Motlow State to debut Women's Soccer Program in 2017
Motlow State Community College will add a new sport to its athletic department for the first time in over 20 years with the debut of a women's soccer program in the fall of 2017.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/27: Motlow State's Burton stretches Recruiting Net heading into Second Season
Heading into his second season as the head coach of the Motlow State Community College men's basketball program, J.T. Burton is putting together his first full recruiting class.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/13: Clarksville's Sepe Moore joins Motlow State Women's Basketball Program
Former Clarksville Northeast High School basketball standout Sepe Moore recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/12: Transfer Renee Bolduc signs Softball Letter of Intent to join Motlow Lady Bucks
Renee Bolduc, a sophomore transfer from Madison, Ala., recently signed a national letter of intent to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/1: Lincoln County's Kirby Smith to play baseball at Motlow State
Kirby Smith, who played his prep baseball at Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, will continue his career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/1: Future Lady Bucks learn Skills Development at Motlow State Softball Camp
Over 30 young ladies from throughout middle Tennessee joined Motlow State head softball coach Janice Morey, assistant Randy Morey, and a number of members of the Lady Bucks’ team recently for the Softball Skills Development Camp.

Motlow Bucks logo 6/28: Motlow State women's basketball welcomes Perry County's Miranda Boutwell to the Lady Bucks
Miranda Boutwell, who played her prep basketball at Perry County High School in Linden, Tenn., recently signed a national letter of intent to continue her career as a student-athlete at Motlow.

Motlow Bucks logo 6/23: Motlow State baseball's Helton, Gilmer earn national academic recognition
Motlow State Community College student athletes posted another strong performance in the classroom during the 2015-16 year, led by a pair of baseball players who were recently honored by the NJCAA.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 5/26: Motlow State welcomes Jewel Ledbetter from Maryland to women's basketball program
Jewel Ledbetter, a 5-11 wing player from Westlake High School in Waldorf, Maryland, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career as a student-athlete at Motlow State Community College.

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 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.


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