Author Archives: Mark Mize

Photo Finish Results in Lady Raiders Rivalry Win

As many of the middle school girls’ basketball inner-county match ups have this year, Monday’s game between Richland and Minor Hill came down to the wire as the Lady Raiders edged the Lady Wildcats 39-38 in the final seconds.   Richland jumped out to an early lead behind the 3-point shooting of Maggie Perry, who knocked down a pair of […]

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Bobcats Dominate in Home Opener

Giles County High School boys’ basketball head coach Billy Holt set a goal of holding opponents under 50 points per game this season, and the Bobcats did just that with a 65-29 rout of Perry County in the season opener Friday night.   Jordan Gilbert started and finished the first quarter with a pair of key 3-pointers as he scored his team’s […]

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Late Surge Helps GCHS Girls Open Season 1-0

The Giles County High School girls’ basketball team got off to a slow start offensively playing without two of the team’s top scoring options in the injured Erin Freeman and Mary Katlyn Bruce Friday night.   However, a spirited defensive effort and 20 points from senior Keneisha Love proved enough for the Lady Bobcats to rally on their newly renovated […]

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Raiders Lose Heartbreaker to Fayetteville in Final Seconds

The Richland High School boys’ basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss just before the buzzer as Nick Hopkins and Fayetteville City handed the Raiders their first loss of the season, 65-64.   After Hopkins scored 51 points and nailed seven 3-pointers in the opener against Marshall County, Richland held the Belmont signee in check for much of the night. Hopkins […]

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Helton’s Career Night Helps Lady Raiders Capture First Win

Hannah Helton set new career highs with 25 points and seven made shots from beyond the arc as Richland evened its early-season record at 1-1 with a 51-40 win over visiting Fayetteville City.   Richland led for nearly 30 minutes in a complete offensive performance en route to the victory. In total, 15 of the Lady Raiders’ 18 made baskets came […]

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Defensive Effort Propels Raiders to 1-0 Start

A renewed emphasis on the defensive side of the ball helped the Richland boys’ basketball team rout Moore County 53-31 and open the season 1-0 at Dwight Clark Gymnasium.   The Raiders held Moore County to just seven first half points, but Richland experienced opening game jitters as well, scoring only 15 points before the break. Cade Landers opened the […]

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RHS Girls Unable to Overcome Moore County in Opener

The Richland High School girls’ basketball team fell 56-34 to Moore County Tuesday night  in the season opener at Dwight Clark Gymnasium.   Moore County knocked down a trio of 3-point baskets before two minutes had even ticked off the clock to take an early advantage. Hannah Helton brought her team back within single digits with a 3-pointer from the […]

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Bobcats Complete Season Sweep on the Road

The Bridgeforth boys’ basketball team completed a season sweep of Richland with a 44-31 win on the road Tuesday night.   The Bobcats completed the sweep over the rival Raiders for the second-straight season behind a strong fourth quarter performance with Dakorbian Bellefant once again leading his team on both ends of the court.   Bellefant scored a game-high 14 […]

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Jennings Wills Lady Raiders to Victory with Late Rally

Fantastic finishes have become a recent staple of the Richland and Bridgeforth girls’ basketball rivalry, and Tuesday’s installment did not disappoint with the Lady Raiders coming away with a 42-36 victory in the final minutes.   Bridgeforth’s Ariana Howard had another strong outing, knocking down a number of difficult shots as part of nine first-half points. The Lady Bobcats scored […]

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Wildcats Earn First Win at Rival Elkton

The Minor Hill boys’ basketball used a suffocating defensive effort to build an early lead and cruise to a 46-27 victory over Elkton Monday.   The Wildcats held the Elks to just three first-half points in taking a 27-3 lead at intermission. Jeremiah Dudley and Daniel Nicholson were active on both the offensive and defensive ends in the opening half, […]

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