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Motlow College 2012-13 Athletic News

Roxanne Hillman 7/1: Motlow student-athletes receive national recognition

Two Motlow College student-athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their academic performance during the 2012-13 academic and athletic school year.

Tori Raby-Gentry 6/20: Motlow College names Tori Raby-Gentry Athletic Director

Motlow College has named Tori Raby-Gentry as its Athletic Director, according to Regina Burden, assistant vice president for student affairs at the college.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 6/6: Lady Bucks' basketball takes turn towards home

As Aaron Holland heads toward his second season as head basketball coach of the Motlow Lady Bucks, he has announced five signees who will enter Motlow as freshmen in August and be part of the 2013-14 squad.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 5/24: Motlow schedules softball camp for June 17-19

Motlow Lady Bucks head softball coach Tori Raby-Gentry has begun accepting registration for the Motlow College softball camp, scheduled for June 17-19 at the softball complex on the Moore County campus.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 5/1: Motlow Bucks baseball season draws to a close

The Motlow Bucks saw the 2013 baseball season draw to a close Friday as Volunteer State came to the Driver Complex and swept the Bucks 11-9, 5-3.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 4/29: Lady Bucks sweep Roane State as season ends

The Motlow Lady Bucks finished the 2013 softball regular season on a positive note, sweeping TCCAA rival Roane State 4-2, 11-2 Friday afternoon at the softball complex on the Moore County campus.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 4/23: Lady Bucks host final softball series of the season

The Motlow Lady Bucks will host their final series of the 2013 softball season this weekend when Roane State visits the softball complex on the Moore County campus.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 4/16: Lady Bucks earn sweep before heading west

The Motlow Lady Bucks went to Pulaski and swept the Martin Methodist College JV team 3-2, 5-2 in a pair of non-conference contests Monday afternoon.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 4/15: Josh Hopkins tosses shutout at Dyersburg State

Motlow freshman Josh Hopkins pitched a four-hit shutout as the Bucks beat Dyersburg State 9-0 in the middle game of a three game series between the TCCAA rivals last weekend at the Driver Baseball Complex.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 4/11: Lady Bucks set to host defending champs

As if the recent schedule has not been challenging enough, the Motlow Lady Bucks will host the defending national champion junior college softball team this weekend.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 4/10: Bucks need wins in weekend series

Faced with diminishing postseason possibilities, the Motlow Bucks are in need of wins this weekend when they host TCCAA rival Dyersburg State in a three-game series at the Driver Baseball Complex.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 4/3: Moulder tosses one-hitter as Bucks sweep Calhoun

Sophomore pitcher Tanner Moulder threw a one-hitter and Motlow's offense broke loose for 17 runs and 26 hits as the Bucks swept visiting Calhoun Community College 10-5, 7-1.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 4/3: Lady Bucks begin toughest part of softball schedule

The Motlow Lady Bucks have begun the toughest stretch of their 2013 softball schedule - twelve consecutive games against nationally-ranked opponents.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 4/1: Bucks explode in eighth to beat Chattanooga State

The Motlow Bucks exploded for eight runs in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie and beat the Chattanooga State Tigers 10-2 on Thursday in the opening game of a TCCAA three-game series.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 4/1: Pitching, Taylor power Lady Bucks to sweep

The Motlow Lady Bucks took a giant leap towards an opportunity to play in the TCCAA tournament with a four-game sweep of visiting Southwest Tennessee this weekend.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 3/26: Lady Bucks win road series over Cleveland State

The Motlow Lady Bucks braved freezing temperatures and snow flurries to win two out of three contests against TCCAA rival Cleveland State Sunday and Monday in Cleveland.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 3/21: Lady Bucks push back weekend series

The Motlow Lady Bucks four-game TCCAA series at Cleveland State, originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, has been pushed back to Sunday and Monday, March 24 and 25 at 1 p.m. central.

TCCAA/Region VII Tournament 3/21: Central Florida ends Motlow Bucks dream season

The most successful season in Motlow College men's basketball history ended Wednesday night with a 79-63 loss to College of Central Florida in the second round of the NJCAA national championship tournament.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 3/20: Bucks try to get back on track in Columbia

The Motlow Bucks will try to get back into the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) baseball race this weekend when they travel to Columbia for a three-game series with conference rival Columbia State.

TCCAA/Region VII Tournament 3/19: Defense leads Motlow Bucks into NJCAA second round

Motlow's defense held Connors State without a field goal for over 12 minutes of the second half and forced a critical turnover with five seconds left as the Bucks beat the Cowboys 70-66 in the opening round of the NJCAA tournament.

TCCAA/Region VII Tournament 3/14: Bucks open NJCAA tournament with tough draw

The Motlow Bucks will play the first NJCAA men's basketball tournament contest in school history when they face Connors State in the opening round on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. in Hutchinson, Kan.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 3/12: Lady Bucks need a 'break-out' weekend

The start of the 2013 softball season has not been especially kind to the Motlow Lady Bucks. Their opportunity to turn it around comes this weekend when they host Dyersburg State in a four-game series.

TCCAA/Region VII Tournament 3/11: Motlow Bucks claim TCCAA tournament title

The Motlow Bucks beat the Walters State Senators 71-60 on Saturday to win the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association/National Junior College Athletic Association Region VII men's basketball tournament at Copperweld Arena.

TCCAA/Region VII Tournament 2/27: TCCAA/Region VII Tournament opens Tuesday at Motlow

Tennessee's 20 community college basketball teams will gather for the annual TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII basketball tournament next week at Motlow College's Copperweld Arena in Moore County.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 2/25: Lady Bucks open softball season with sweep

The Motlow Lady Bucks opened their second season under head coach Tori Raby-Gentry in grand fashion Sunday afternoon at the softball complex in Moore County, sweeping visiting Jackson, Mich. 7-2, 7-1.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/25: Bucks reach one goal, prepare for another

The number one goal coach Jerry Nichols set for his Motlow Bucks before the season started was to win the TCCAA regular season championship and clinch the first trip to the NJCAA tournament in school history.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/25: Lady Bucks seek fresh start in tournament

The Motlow Lady Bucks basketball team will have an opportunity to start fresh when they open the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament on March 5 at Motlow's Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/21: Bucks storm past Chargers in second half

The Motlow Bucks overcame a 10-point first half deficit, opening the second half on a 17-3 run and beating the Columbia State Chargers 80-63 Wednesday night in Columbia.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/21: Lady Bucks hope to close on high note

The Motlow Lady Bucks will have one more opportunity to get a win before the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament begins when they travel to Jackson State on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball News 2/19: Lady Bucks open softball season with optimism

The Motlow Lady Bucks softball team will open its second season under head coach Tori Raby-Gentry on Friday, Feb. 22 when they travel to Boaz, Ala., to play a doubleheader against Snead State.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 2/18: Bucks extend winning streak to five

The Motlow Bucks continued their hot start on the baseball diamond with a 17-0, 3-1, 2-1 sweep of visiting Lincoln Trail this past weekend at the Driver Baseball Complex in Moore County.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/18: Motlow Bucks rout Eagles for 20th win

The Motlow Bucks continued their march through the TCCAA conference with a 98-72 thumping of Dyersburg State Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena in the final home game of the regular season.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/14: Bucks clinch TCCAA title, NJCAA tournament berth

The Motlow Bucks made history Wednesday night, clinching the TCCAA regular season championship and a berth in the NJCAA national championship tournament with a 94-75 win over Southwest Tennessee.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/13: Final Motlow home game will recognize sophomores

Sophomore members of the Motlow College Bucks and Lady Bucks basketball teams will be recognized between the men's and women's games on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 2/11: Bucks open home schedule with weekend sweep

The Motlow Bucks opened the home portion of their 2013 baseball schedule with a 9-2, 10-0 sweep of visiting Lakeland Community College at the Driver Baseball Complex on Saturday.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/11: Lady Bucks need some home cooking

The Motlow Lady Bucks are in need of some home cooking, and a victory, following a pair of losses this past weekend in East Tennessee.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/11: Bucks can clinch title with win Wednesday

The Bucks can clinch the regular season Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) championship and an automatic berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament with their next victory.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 2/7: Baseball Bucks ready for home opener

The Motlow Bucks will open the home portion of their 2013 baseball schedule when they host Lakeland College Saturday at the Driver Baseball Complex in Moore County.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 2/4: Bucks open baseball season with sweep

The Motlow Bucks opened the 2013 baseball season in impressive fashion with a 3-2, 9-0 sweep of Lawson State on Saturday in Birmingham.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 2/4: Lady Bucks' valiant comeback falls short

The Motlow Lady Bucks pulled within two points of visiting Cleveland State with 19 seconds left to play but couldn't quite complete their comeback as they fell 60-56 to the Lady Cougars.

Motlow Bucks logo 2/4: Bucks take big steps towards ultimate goal

The Motlow Bucks took two big steps toward their goal of a TCCAA championship with wins over Chattanooga State and Cleveland State this past weekend at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/28: Motlow homecoming Saturday as part of rivalry weekend

Motlow College will celebrate homecoming on Saturday as a pair of TCCAA rivals visit Copperweld Arena for weekend basketball games.

Motlow Bucks Baseball News 1/24: Bucks begin baseball season with high expectations

The Motlow Bucks will begin their seventh baseball season under head coach Dan McShea when they travel to Birmingham, Ala. to face Lawson State in a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 1/22: Turnovers cost Lady Bucks in West Tennessee

The Motlow Lady Bucks dropped a pair of TCCAA contests last weekend, falling to Southwest Tennessee 71-57 Friday night and Dyersburg State 81-39 Saturday.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/22: Bucks sweep weekend, halfway to Kansas

The Motlow Bucks completed the first half of their Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) schedule with a spotless 9-0 record, beating both Southwest Tennessee and Dyersburg State.

Don Rhoton 1/16: Motlow's Rhoton headed to TBCA Hall of Fame

Franklin County native and longtime Motlow College baseball coach Don Rhoton will be inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 1/10: Lady Bucks can't overcome free-throw parade

The Motlow Lady Bucks hit seven three-point shots in the second half and nine during the game, but it wasn't enough to overcome a parade of free throws as Snead State handed Motlow a 67-49 defeat.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/10: Bonny buries bucket to complete Bucks comeback

Sean Gardner stole an inbounds pass with 25 seconds to play and the score tied, then found teammate JC Bonny for an open 12-foot basket as the Motlow Bucks beat Snead State 67-65 Wednesday.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 1/4: Lady Bucks get a fresh start

Following a month-long holiday break, the Motlow Lady Bucks will look to regain their early-season form when they host Snead State at Copperweld Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Motlow Bucks logo 1/3: Bucks primed for run at NJCAA tournament berth

With the second half of the basketball season quickly approaching, the Motlow Bucks are in position to compete for their second regular-season conference championship in the past three years.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 12/10: Lady Bucks let big lead slip away

The Motlow Lady Bucks let a 20 point lead slip away in the final 11 minutes and dropped a 55-53 decision to Roane State at Copperweld Arena on Saturday.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/10: Bucks roll into holiday break with conference lead

The Motlow Bucks connected on 12 three-point shots, including eight in the first half, on their way to an 81-59 rout of visiting Roane State on Saturday at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 12/3: Lady Bucks host nationally-ranked Walters State

The Motlow Lady Bucks will have their hands full Friday night when they attempt to break a six-game losing streak against the nation's seventh-ranked Walters State Lady Senators.

Motlow Bucks logo 12/03: Bucks stand alone at top of TCCAA standings

Heading into the final weekend of basketball games before a month-long holiday break, the Motlow Bucks are right where they want to be - in first place.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/21: Three Motlow Bucks sign to continue careers

Motlow Bucks head coach Jerry Nichols recently announced that three of his sophomore basketball players signed during the early signing period to continue their careers as student athletes at four-year institutions.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/14: Lady Bucks suffer first conference loss

The Motlow Lady Bucks ran into a buzz saw Saturday afternoon in the form of the visiting Volunteer State Lady Pioneers as the visitors led from start to finish on their way to a 63-45 victory.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/19: Hot-shooting Bucks race past Volunteer State

The Motlow Bucks jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first three minutes and never looked back on their way to a 90-66 rout of Volunteer State at Copperweld Arena Saturday afternoon.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/14: Lady Bucks host Volunteer State on Saturday

The Motlow Lady Bucks will look to rebound from their first defeat when they host Tennessee Community College Athletic Association rival Volunteer State at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/14: Unbeaten Bucks look to extend streak Saturday

Playing three games in four days is tough on any team in any sport, especially when the final game involves a long road trip.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/12: Bucks unplug Chargers and dismantle Generals

The Motlow Bucks used their pressure defense, superior depth, and balanced scoring to win a pair of Tennessee Community College Athletic Association contests this past weekend at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/12: Balanced offense, pressure defense key Lady Bucks weekend sweep

The Motlow Lady Bucks shot to the top of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings this weekend with a pair of wins over conference rivals at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/7: Motlow opens home, conference play this weekend

The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will play their first home games and their first conference games this weekend when they host both Columbia State and Jackson State at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow Lady Bucks logo 11/5: Lady Bucks hand Holland first victory

The Motlow Lady Bucks handed new head coach Aaron Holland his first victory while enjoying the sixth-largest win in school history as they traveled to Dayton, Tenn. and beat the Bryan College JV team 89-41.

Motlow Bucks logo 11/5: Bucks win opener, host defending champs Friday

The Motlow Bucks turned a seven point halftime lead into a 34 point rout as they opened the 2012-13 basketball season with a 96-62 win over the Bryan College JV Lions.

Motlow Bucks logo 10/23: Motlow opens basketball season on the road

The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will open the 2012-13 basketball season when they travel to Dayton, Tenn., to face the Bryan College JV teams on Friday, Nov. 2.

Motlow Bucks logo 10/4: Motlow hoops squads get early test on home court

The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks have released their 2012-13 season basketball schedules, and after opening on the road they will each get an early test at home.

Motlow College Photo 9/27: Nichols, Bucks set goal of Kansas in March

With a solid group of sophomores returning and an influx of new talent, Jerry Nichols feels this is the year that Motlow brings home the gold ball.

Motlow College Photo 9/24: Lady Bucks begin Holland era with optimism

The Aaron Holland era has begun at Motlow College, and the new Lady Bucks head coach is fully confident that his first squad will establish his program as a winning program.

Motlow Bucks logo 9/19: Former Buck Bryan Morris reaches 'The Show'

Bryan Morris became the second former Motlow Bucks baseball player to play in the major leagues when he took the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates and pitched a shutout inning against the Chicago Cubs.

Motlow Bucks logo 8/27: Bucks have talent, experience to break down barrier

The Motlow Bucks have been on the brink of reaching the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) basketball tournament for the past two years.

Motlow College Photo 8/8: Holland makes local headway on hoops recruiting class

Motlow Lady Bucks new head basketball coach Aaron Holland has only been on the job for a few weeks, but he has already added a group of impressive recruits to the 2012-13 roster.

Motlow Bucks logo 7/31: Motlow leads state in sophomore student-athlete graduation rate

For the fourth consecutive year Motlow College graduated a higher percentage of its sophomore student-athletes than any other community college in the state of Tennessee.

Motlow College Photo 7/25: Aaron Holland named new Lady Bucks head basketball coach

Motlow College recently announced that Aaron Holland has been hired as the new head basketball coach of the Lady Bucks.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball 7/19: Lady Bucks teach softball fundamentals to eager campers

Motlow head softball coach Tori Raby-Gentry and a number of her Lady Bucks team members recently held their annual softball camp on the main Motlow campus in Moore County.

Motlow Bucks Baseball 6/25: Four Motlow student-athletes receive national academic honors

Four Motlow College student-athletes were recently named as 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Exemplary Academic Achievement Honorees.

Motlow College photo 6/21: Motlow hoops camp draws largest crowd in ten years

More than 70 area children recently spent three days on the Motlow College campus as part of head coach Jerry Nichols' 2012 Elite/Skills Basketball Camp.

Motlow Lady Bucks Softball 6/20: Motlow College softball camp scheduled for mid-July

Motlow Lady Bucks head softball coach Tori Raby-Gentry has begun accepting registration for two softball camps that will be held July 16-18 at the Motlow softball complex on the Moore County campus.

Motlow College photo 6/13: Tyler Murphy named NJCAA first team All-American

Motlow Bucks first baseman/designated hitter Tyler Murphy was recently named first team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Motlow Bucks logo 6/11: Student-athletes earn Dean's List, Honor Roll

Student-athletes who suited up for Motlow during the Spring 2012 semester excelled not only on the court and on the field, but in the classroom as well.

Motlow Bucks logo 5/29: Registration opens for Motlow Elite/Skills Basketball camp

Registration has begun for the 2012 Motlow College Elite/Skills Basketball Camp, scheduled to be held from June 18-20 at Copperweld Arena on the Moore County campus.

2011-12 Academic Year Athletic News