Contact: Tori Raby-Gentry
Head Softball Coach
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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).
|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.
|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.
|5/10: Lady Bucks earn 20th win before final-inning loss ends season|
The Motlow Lady Bucks were one out away from advancing in the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament before committing a pair of errors that allowed Southwest Tennessee to escape with a 4-3 win.
|5/10: Injuries, Senators put end to Motlow Bucks baseball season|
The Motlow Bucks made a spirited run in the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament this week in Chattanooga before injuries and the Walters State Senators ended Motlow's season with a 34-26 record.
|5/2: Bucks, Lady Bucks open TCCAA/Region VII Tournament Sunday|
The Motlow Bucks will open the 2012 Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) Tournament when they face Cleveland State on Sunday, May 6 at 12 p.m. eastern at Chattanooga State.
|4/30: Blackburn blast carries Lady Bucks past Roane State|
Freshman second baseman Veronica Blackburn slammed a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning as the Motlow Lady Bucks ended their regular season with a 4-1 victory over Roane State
|4/25: Bucks, Lady Bucks wrap up regular seasons this week|
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will wrap up their baseball and softball regular seasons during the next few days, then begin making preparation for the upcoming TCCAA)/Region VII Tournament.
|4/23: Hillman shutout leads Lady Bucks to weekend split|
Freshman pitcher Roxanne Hillman tossed a three-hit shutout and classmate Veronica Blackburn slammed a three-run home run as the Motlow Lady Bucks shut out visiting Dyersburg State 8-0 Saturday.
|4/23: Tyler Murphy powers Bucks to TCCAA series win|
Sophomore slugger Tyler Murphy slammed four home runs and drove in 10 run during the weekend to lead the Motlow Bucks to a 2-1 TCCAA conference series win over visiting Roane State.
|4/19: Lady Bucks to show fans appreciation Friday at softball complex|
The Motlow Lady Bucks will celebrate Fan Appreciation Day on Friday when they welcome TCCAA rival Southwest Tennessee to the softball complex in Moore County. The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.
|4/17: Bucks Need Wins as Roane State visits this weekend|
With only six TCCAA conference games remaining the Motlow Bucks are in need of wins, and they have an excellent opportunity to pick up three this weekend when they host the Roane State Raiders.
|4/16: Kayla Green tosses one-hitter|
Sophomore pitcher Kayla Green allowed only a harmless single in the fourth inning Saturday as the Motlow Lady Bucks split a doubleheader against non-conference opponent Gadsden State.
|4/12: Hillman tosses no-hitter as Lady Bucks earn sweep|
Freshman Roxanne Hillman pitched the first no-hitter of her short college career, and the first for the Lady Bucks this season, leading Motlow to an 8-0, 3-0 sweep of visiting Tennessee Wesleyan.
|4/12: Streaking Bucks look to make move in TCCAA standings this weekend|
The Motlow Bucks hope to take the momentum of winning six of their previous seven games into Dyersburg this weekend when they face Dyersburg State in a three-game conference series.
|4/9: Lady Bucks set to host nation's top-ranked team|
The Motlow Lady Bucks will face the nation's top-ranked National Junior College Athletic Association softball team when they host TCCAA rival Chattanooga State.
|4/9: Never-Say-Die Bucks take series from Cleveland State|
Sophomore catcher Taylor Follis raced home with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to give the Motlow Bucks a 9-8 win over the visiting Cleveland State.
|4/4: Lady Bucks face two of nationâ€™s top teams in Wallace, Chattanooga State|
The Motlow Lady Bucks will face two of the nation's top teams during the next week when they travel to Fyffe, Ala. to battle 24th-ranked Wallace State on Thursday and then host No. 1 Chattanooga State on Tuesday.
|4/4: Bucks hope to hunt down Cougars in TCCAA standings|
The Motlow Bucks have an opportunity to make a significant move upwards in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings this weekend when they host Cleveland State.
|4/2: Lady Bucks Sweep Gadsden State|
Starting pitchers Roxanne Hillman (6-4) and Kayla Green (4-8) combined to allow only nine hits and one run as the Motlow Lady Bucks swept Gadsden State 3-0, 3-1 Thursday in a non-conference doubleheader.
|4/2: Josh Mann tosses six shutout innings at Chattanooga State|
Sophomore pitcher Josh Mann allowed only two hits and registered a dozen strikeouts in six innings of work as the Motlow Bucks beat the Chattanooga State Tigers 3-0 Saturday afternoon.
|3/28: Lady Bucks look towards weekend home stand|
The Motlow Lady Bucks didn't have an especially good day Tuesday in Morristown, but they don't have time to dwell on it since Motlow will host softball doubleheaders on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
|3/27: Bucks' Bats Pop in Pulaski, Hope to Tame Tigers this Weekend|
The Motlow Bucks brought out the heavy lumber Monday afternoon in Pulaski, exploding for 32 runs in a 14-6, 18-7 sweep of Martin Methodist in a baseball doubleheader.
|3/26: Pitching Sparkles as Lady Bucks Sweep Jackson State|
Starting pitchers Roxanne Hillman and Kayla Green combined to allow only five hits in 14 innings of softball Saturday as the Motlow Lady Bucks swept the Jackson State Lady Generals 4-2, 2-1 in Jackson.
|3/22: Lady Bucks Sweep Cleveland State|
Danielle Davis raced home from third on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to score the winning run in the second game as the Motlow Lady Bucks swept Cleveland State.
|3/22: Bucks Host TCCAA leader Columbia State|
The Motlow Bucks have an opportunity to make a significant move in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings this weekend when they face conference leader Columbia State.
|3/19: Krantz powers Lady Bucks past Snead|
Heather Krantz gave her team the lead with a two-run homer in the second inning and added a solo shot to lead off the fourth as the Motlow Lady Bucks beat Snead State 6-1.
|3/19: Honea pitches Bucks past Jackson|
Redshirt freshman Jacob Honea scattered six hits and struck out five as the Motlow Bucks salvaged the final game of a TCCAA three-game series by beating Jackson State 2-1.
|3/15: Bucks sweep Shorter, head to Jackson|
The Motlow Bucks got back on the winning track Wednesday with a 7-4, 10-0 sweep of visiting Shorter University at the Driver Baseball Complex in Moore County.
|3/15: Lady Bucks Split With Calhoun|
The Motlow Lady Bucks will return to their home field for just the second time this season when they host Hiwassee College on Friday in a doubleheader scheduled to begin a 2 p.m. at the softball complex.
|3/13: Lady Bucks Basketball on the Rise|
When Jerry Nichols was named interim head coach of the Motlow Lady Bucks in mid August, prospects for any reasonable success during the 2011-12 season seemed slim.
|3/12: Bucks fall basket short of Gold Ball|
The Motlow Bucks stood toe-to-toe with the Columbia State Chargers for 40 minutes, but when the final horn sounded the top-seeded Chargers had escaped the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament championship game with a 59-56 victory.
|3/12: Mistakes cost Bucks chance to knock off Walters State|
The Motlow Bucks battled head-to-head with the nation's top-ranked team last weekend, but costly mistakes helped enable Walters State to sweep a three-game conference series.
|3/8: Balanced Bucks advance to second round of conference tournament|
Sean Gardner scored 16 points and Brandon Hunter added 12 as the Motlow Bucks used depth and balanced scoring to beat Roane State 82-77 in the quarterfinals of the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament.
|3/8: Lady Bucks earn Softball sweep|
The Motlow Lady Bucks doubled their win total on the season and gained some much-needed confidence as they swept visiting Lindsey Wilson College 9-1, 9-1 on Wednesday, Mar. 8 at the softball complex.
|3/7: Bucks win 12 of 13, host No. 1 this weekend|
Having won 12 of their previous 13 baseball contests, the Motlow Bucks will host the nation's top-ranked team this weekend when Walters State visits the Driver Baseball Complex for a three-game series.
|3/5: Lady Bucks host home opener after first Softball Win|
The Motlow Lady Bucks captured their first win of the young season and the initial victory of new head coach Tori Raby-Gentry's Motlow coaching career when they beat Southern Union 7-4 on Saturday.
|3/5: Bucks Face Roane State in Region VII Tournament Opener|
The Motlow Bucks are seeded sixth for the upcoming TCCAA/Region VII Tournament and will open play on Wednesday when they face third-seed Roane State at 8 p.m. at Jackson State in Jackson.
|3/5: Lady Bucks draw defending champions in Region VII Tournament opener|
The Motlow Lady Bucks will face defending state champion Chattanooga State in the opening round of the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament on Thursday, Mar. 8 at 8 p.m. at Jackson State.
|2/29: Bucks bang out 18 hits to win seventh straight|
The Bucks (8-5) are playing their best baseball as conference play opens with a three-game series this weekend at home against Southwest Tennessee.
|2/27: Lady Bucks finish strong with rout of Jackson State|
Jennifer Maynard connected on five three-point shots and scored a team-high 21 points as the Motlow Lady Bucks enjoyed a 71-49 win over Jackson State Saturday.
|2/27: Bucks fall to Jackson State in final seconds|
The Motlow Bucks stormed from seven points down to take a one-point lead with three minutes to play, only to see Jackson State sneak out with a 75-73 win on Saturday.
|2/23: Motlow to host Jackson State Saturday in Regular-Season Finale|
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will wrap up the 2011-12 basketball regular season on Saturday when they host Jackson State at Copperweld Arena.
|2/20: Lady Bucks Take Giant Step to Avoid Tournament Play-in Contest|
The Motlow Lady Bucks beat Dyersburg State and still have a lot at stake when they host Columbia State on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Copperweld Arena.
|2/20: Streaking Bucks, Chargers Square Off Wednesday at Motlow|
The Motlow Bucks will put their five-game winning streak on the line Wednesday night when TCCAA leader Columbia State visits Copperweld Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.
|2/15: Motlow Softball Opens New Era under Tori Raby-Gentry|
Tori Raby-Gentry has been on the job since last summer preparing the Motlow Lady Bucks for her first season as head coach. She has spread the word that the program will continue to compete for championships.
|2/15: Baseball Bucks Bring Home Winning Streak|
After a sluggish start to the 2012 baseball season, the Motlow Bucks (5-5, 0-0) have gained momentum with a four-game winning streak as they prepare to host visiting Jackson, Michigan on Sunday.
|2/13: Three-Point Barrage Leads Lady Bucks to Homecoming Win|
Flintville sophomore Ashley Davis connected on four three-point shots and Shelbyville classmate Callisha Johnson scored 20 points to lead the Motlow Lady Bucks to a 67-54 win over Roane State.
|2/13: Bucks Celebrate Homecoming with Sweep|
Andrew Scofield and J.C. Bonny combined for 19 second-half points as the Bucks beat Roane State 64-61 Saturday afternoon.
|2/8: Motlow Hosts Homecoming Hoops Weekend|
In tournament sports such as basketball it is often said that it is not how you start the season that counts, but rather how you finish.
|2/8: Bucks Host Baseball Home Opener|
The Motlow Bucks will host the Vincennes University JV squad for a three-game series this weekend after opening the 2012 baseball season with three doubleheaders on the road in the state of Alabama.
|2/6: Bucks Earn Split in Birmingham|
The Motlow Bucks baseball team opened the 2012 season with a four-game swing through Alabama last week, including a 4-1 victory over Lawson State in the first game of a doubleheader in Birmingham.
|2/6: Bucks Break Skid in Cleveland|
Sophomore point guard Ricky Tisdale flirted with a triple-double in leading the Motlow Bucks to a 60-52 win over Cleveland State Saturday afternoon in Cleveland.
|2/6: Lady Bucks Road Woes Continue|
The Motlow Lady Bucks saw their recent surge towards the top of the TCCAA standings take a significant hit when they dropped a pair of contests over the weekend in east Tennessee.
|2/2: Lady Bucks Release 2012 Softball Schedule|
The Motlow Lady Bucks have released their 2012 softball schedule as they prepare to begin their initial season under new head coach Tori Raby-Gentry.
|2/1: Bucks Open 2012 Baseball Season This Weekend|
The schedule is complete, the roster is filled out, and the Motlow Bucks are ready to open the 2012 baseball season.
|1/30: Lady Bucks Can't Contain Lady Pioneers|
The Motlow Lady Bucks could not contain Volunteer State post player Natasha West as the Lady Pioneers handed the Lady Bucks a 70-50 defeat Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena.
|1/25: Motlow Hosts Volunteer State Saturday|
This weekend both Motlow squads hope to get on the same page, the winning page, when Volunteer State visits Copperweld Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
|1/23: Bucks Face Uphill Climb after Tough Weekend|
The Motlow Bucks entered the weekend confident after winning six of their previous seven games. However, a pair of TCCAA losses dimmed the prospects of finishing in the top-half of the conference standings.
|1/23: Lady Bucks Sweep Conference Opponents|
The Motlow Lady Bucks entered the season knowing it might take awhile for them to learn the up-tempo style of interim head coach Jerry Nichols. It appears they are getting the hang of it.
|1/19: Bucks Release 2012 Baseball Schedule|
Motlow Bucks head baseball coach Dan McShea has released his team's 2012 schedule, with opening day set for Friday, Feb. 3 against Lawson State in Birmingham, Alabama.
|1/18: Weekend Brings Motlow Back to Home Court, Conference Play|
After more than six weeks since their previous appearance, the Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will bring basketball back to Copperweld Arena this weekend.
|1/12: Optimistic Bucks Set to Open 2012 Diamond Campaign|
Motlow Bucks head baseball coach Dan McShea is optimistic that his 2012 squad can challenge for the TCCAA championship.
|1/10: Student Athletes Excel in the Classroom|
Student athletes at Motlow College continue to provide academic leadership and set excellent examples for their fellow students.
|1/5: Lady Bucks Have High Seed in Sight|
The Motlow Lady Bucks have an opportunity to be one of the top seeds when the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) tournament begins in early March at Jackson State in Jackson.
|1/4: Bucks in Position for Title Race|
The Motlow Bucks are in position to challenge for the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) regular season championship.
|12/19: First Bucks Pitch Just Six Weeks Away|
The Motlow Bucks will open the 2012 baseball season on Friday, February 3 when they visit Lawson State in Birmingham. The first pitch is scheduled for noon.
|12/12: Lady Bucks Stumble in East Tennessee|
The Lady Bucks fell to 10th-ranked Walters State 59-39 Friday night in Morristown, then traveled to Harriman and dropped a 73-43 decision to Roane State on Saturday.
|12/12: Bucks Snare Rare Win at Walters State|
The Motlow Bucks closed the first half on a 15-0 run and never trailed again on their way to a 68-57 win over the Walters State Senators.
|12/7: Motlow Ends First Half With Road Trip|
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will close out the first half of the 2011-12 basketball season when they travel to East Tennessee this weekend.
|12/5: Lady Bucks Stun Defending Champs|
Sophomore Paige Malone scored 15 points, pulled down five rebounds, and had five steals as the Lady Bucks upset Chattanooga State 61-58 last Friday night at Copperweld Arena.
|12/5: Bucks Hold Off Defending Champ Tigers|
The Motlow Bucks allowed a 20-point lead to slip away before regaining their balance and beating the Chattanooga State Tigers 83-81 Friday night at Copperweld Arena.
|11/23: Bucks Race Past West Georgia Tech|
The Motlow Bucks rode the second-half heroics of sophomores John Taylor and Andrew Scofield to a thrilling 105-100 win over West Georgia Tech.
|11/23: Motlow Follows Holiday With Road Trip|
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will travel to Hanceville, Alabama for a pair of contests against Wallace State on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
|11/22: Lady Bucks Fall to Volunteer State|
The Motlow Lady Bucks pulled to within a point of Volunteer State with five minutes remaining before falling 67-59 on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Gallatin.
|11/17: Bucks Survive Nashville All-Stars|
The Motlow Bucks connected on 22 of 28 free throw attempts in the second half to pull away from the Nashville All-Stars and capture a 91-73 victory.
|11/17: Lady Bucks Hold Off Gadsden State|
Chattanooga freshman Alexxus Sturkey scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half to help the Motlow Lady Bucks hold off the visiting Gadsden State Lady Cardinals 73-62.
|11/14: Lady Bucks Win Overtime Thriller|
The Motlow Lady Bucks earned a split with an 84-79 overtime win over the Jackson State Lady Generals on Saturday, Nov. 12 in Jackson.
|11/14: Bucks Beat Nationally-Ranked Columbia State|
Sophomore point guard Ricky Tisdale converted a rare four-point play to ignite the Motlow Bucks to an 18-2 run early in the first half.
|11/10: Motlow Opens Conference Play at Columbia State
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will play their first contests inside the TCCAA when they travel to Columbia State on Friday, Nov. 11.
|11/7: Bucks' Backs Broken by Buzzer Beater|
The crowd stood in stunned silence while the Wallace State Lions celebrated their unlikely 61-59 win over the Motlow Bucks.
|11/7: Lady Bucks Drop Close Call|
The Motlow Lady Bucks fought evenly against the defending Alabama state champion Wallace State Lady Lions for 35 minutes Saturday, only to fall 63-59.
|11/2: Motlow Hosts Wallace State Saturday|
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will host perennial powerhouse Wallace State in a pair of basketball games on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Copperweld Arena.
|11/2: Early Flurry Ignites Bucks to Opening Rout|
Sophomore Rashad Davis hit four three-point shots in the first five minutes, sparking the Motlow Bucks to a season-opening 117-71 win over the Nashville All-Stars.
|10/25: Basketball Season Tips Off Tuesday|
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will open the 2011-12 basketball season on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Copperweld Arena inside Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus.
|10/13: Motlow Releases 2011-12 Basketball Schedules|
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks have announced their complete schedule for the upcoming 2011-12 basketball campaign.
|10/10: WHMT Radio to Broadcast Motlow Sports|
WHMT radio in Tullahoma has announced a significant commitment to broadcasting and promoting Motlow College athletic events during the 2011-12 athletic seasons.
|10/4: Bucks Baseball Will Have Local Flavor|
Head coach Dan McShea welcomes almost a dozen newcomers who played prep ball within minutes of one of Motlow's four campuses.
|9/28: Bucks Focused on Unfinished Business|
The Motlow Bucks have unfinished business as they begin official practice for the approaching 2011-12 basketball season.
|9/26: Lady Bucks Determined to Be Better|
The Motlow Lady Bucks open official practice for the 2011-12 basketball season this week under a new coach running a new system.
|9/20: Lady Bucks Open Fall Softball Preseason|
When a player accepts the invitation to be a softball player at Motlow College, she is not just committing to playing in the spring during the regular season.
|9/14: Social Media Updates Coming to Motlow Game Days|
As part of its continuing effort to increase awareness of its teams, Motlow will use social media to keep fans updated with live in-game scores during the 2011-12 seasons.
|9/12: Academics is Primary Focus of Motlow Athletes|
Motlow College has made a significant effort to increase awareness of its athletic program. It held a Meet the Bucks/Media Day on August 31.
|9/7: Lady Bucks Learning to Run|
If there is one thing members of the Motlow Lady Bucks basketball team could count on when Jerry Nichols agreed to be the interim head coach, it was that they would spend a lot of time on physical conditioning.
|8/18: Bucks Snare Talented Wisconsin Pair|
Leketreius Broomfield, a 6-2 combo guard, and Chris Hawkins, a 6-6 wing, have both agreed to bring their exceptional talents to Copperweld Arena.
|8/15: Public Invited to 'Meet the Bucks/Media Day'|
Motlow College is inviting students and the general public to gather inside Nisbett Center at Motlow's Moore County campus at noon on Wednesday, August 31 for a 'Meet the Bucks/Media Day' event.
|8/11: Newark, Ohio Connection Proving Good for Bucks|
The Motlow baseball program is well represented this summer as three members have helped the Zanesville, Ohio Junior Pioneers win the Central Ohio Junior League championship.
|8/9: Bucks Sign All-Star Guard Sean Gardner
The Motlow Bucks have announced that Collierville combo guard Sean Gardner will continue his academic and athletic career at Motlow College.
|8/3: Lady Bucks Sign Contact-Hitting Catcher
Motlow Lady Bucks head softball coach Tori Raby-Gentry has announced that Clinchco, VA; catcher Chelsea Hill will join the Motlow squad.
|7/26: Lady Bucks Sign Top Pitching Prospect|
Motlow Lady Bucks head softball coach Tori Raby-Gentry has added a key ingredient to her first recruiting class, announcing that pitcher Roxanne Hillman has signed with Motlow College.
|7/15: Hamilton's Jeff Graham Signs With Bucks|
Motlow College men's basketball head coach Jerry Nichols recently announced that Memphis Hamilton forward Jeff Graham has signed to continue his basketball career with the Bucks.
|7/12: Kelsey Coombs Earns NJCAA Pinnacle Award|
Former Motlow Lady Bucks softball player Kelsey Coombs was recently honored with the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence, awarded to student athletes with a 4.0 grade point average.
|7/6: Veronica Blackburn Joins Lady Bucks|
Bucks head coach Tori Raby-Gentry has added one of middle Tennessee's top players to the 2012 softball roster, as Coffee County infielder Veronica Blackburn has signed.
|6/30: Softball Signs First 2012 Recruit|
A new era of Motlow Lady Bucks softball is officially underway with the announcement that new head coach Tori Raby-Gentry has signed her first recruit - Shelby Webb.
|6/23: Motlow Reveals a Fresh Look|
Motlow College began over 40 years ago in rural Moore County and since that first groundbreaking the growth and changes have been phenomenal.
|6/16: Former Player now Head Coach at Motlow|
Tori Raby-Gentry has been named the new head coach for the Motlow Lady Bucks fast pitch softball team according to Athletic Director Jerry Nichols.
|6/14: Jerry Nichols Named Athletic Director
Motlow College recently named Jerry Nichols as the new athletic director according to Regina Burden, assistant vice president of student affairs.
|6/12: Baseball Players are Student Athletes|
Motlow's baseball squad is well represented on the recent release of the dean's list and honor roll for the Spring 2011 semester at Motlow, according to head coach Dan McShea.