Author Archives: Mark Mize

Third Quarter Run Gives Minor Hill Girls Edge Over Elkton

The Minor Hill girls’ basketball team got off to an admittedly slow start according to coach Becky Murray, but the Lady Wildcats rallied for a 29-20 victory thanks to a nearly flawless third quarter Monday.   Minor Hill’s Lindsey Barnickle opened the game with a pair of free throws, but the Lady Wildcats did not score again for the duration […]

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Bobcats Unable to Slow Down Stone Memorial in Opening Round

Despite another strong rushing performance by Jordan Tucker, the Giles County High School football team fell at Stone Memorial 46-21 in the Class 4A State Playoffs’ opening round Friday.   This year marked the 10th-straight season the Bobcats (3-8, 2-3) have made the playoffs, and GCHS stole momentum early from the undefeated Panthers (11-0) with a strong first quarter.   After […]

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Return of Star Player Not Enough to Lift Bridgeforth at Home

The return of Bridgeforth star Dakorbian Bellefant to the court Thursday night gave the Bobcats a much-needed boost, however, Bridgeforth was unable to rally past Cornersville in a 42-26 home loss.   Bellefant ran his team’s offense for much of the night, showing off a quick first step and strong court vision before fouling out midway through the final quarter. […]

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Lady Cats Show Off Offensive Versatility in Win

Angel Howard became the third Bridgeforth player to score at least 18 points in a game this season, and the Lady Bobcats’ hot start helped the team defeat Cornersville 40-26 at home Thursday night.   Bridgeforth took a 12-0 lead in the opening minutes behind a strong defensive effort. The run was capped by a shot from beyond the arc […]

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Early Run Propels Lady Raiders to Victory

The Richland Middle School girls’ basketball team outpaced Columbia Academy in the opening minutes and held on late for a 33-26 victory Tuesday night at Dwight Clark Gymnasium.   The Lady Raiders, who had previously suffered an overtime loss to the Lady Bulldogs in a preseason tournament, left nothing to chance in the teams’ first regular season meeting. Richland opened […]

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Raiders Fall in Battle of Buford Station Rivalry

The Richland High School football team suffered its eighth-straight loss to finish the regular season but continued to see signs of program progress in a 44-24 rivalry loss to Cornersville Friday night.   This year’s installment of the Battle of Buford Station rivalry saw the homestanding Bulldogs march down the field on a three-play, 58-yard touchdown drive to take a […]

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Bobcats Best Raiders in Home Opener

Playing without injured star Dakorbian Bellefant, the Bridgeforth boys’ basketball team used a balanced scoring attack to defeat rival Richland 32-25 at home Tuesday night.   The Raiders’ Logan Helton added the first points of the night as he banked in a running shot in the lane. Both teams struggled to find scoring opportunities in the opening quarter, though, and […]

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New Faces Spark Bridgeforth Girls to Rivalry Win

A pair of first-year players helped the Bridgeforth girls’ basketball team win a thriller over rival Richland 44-43 in the Lady Bobcats’ home opener Tuesday. Hanna Hill and Ariana Howard both contributed 20-point efforts in their first home game in a Bridgeforth uniform. The Lady Cats trailed 10-8 at the end of the first quarter but used an 8-0 run […]

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Bobcats Inch Closer to Playoff Berth

After surrendering 95 points in their last two contests, Giles County’s defense made a resilient return in a 10-0 shutout over Signal Mountain Friday night. Despite a record that might indicate otherwise, the win kept the Bobcats (2-7, 1-3 Region 4-4A) very much in contention in the chase for a playoff berth entering next week’s season finale. The Bobcats opened […]

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