Both the Red Boiling Springs and Macon County High basketball kicked off last week with MCHS playing away in the Hall of Fame games and RBS traveling to both Clarksville Academy and Sale Creek in Chattanooga.
Head coach for the MCHS Tigers Jason Welch expects a great season with new assistant Coach Robbie Davis and one of the largest MCHS boys' basketball teams in several years.
With 17 returning players, and seven seniors the Tigers plan to give their fans what they want, great basketball action.
This year's seniors are Alan Hire, Josh Meador, Matt Wilson, Justin Harp, Justin Kirby, Dyron Birdwell, and Casey Shrum.
MCHS Tigerettes Coach Jeff Beam and Assistant Coach Gary Carter bring a combined 45 years of coaching experience to the court this 2006-2007 season.
The Tigerettes have four returning starters, including seniors Holly Compton and Sierra Conley, Courtney Clark, Katelyn Gregory and Kara Wix.
The team hopes to improve on their 18-13 record of last year.
For season tickets to MCHS basketball games contact the high school at 666-4320 ext. 104.
Red Boiling Springs Lady Bulldogs are definitely the team to beat this year. Coach Larry White has been coaching for 31 years.
The 2005-2006 Lady Bulldogs were the Champions of the RBS Christmas Tournament, District 7A runner up, Region 4A runner up, Substate Champion, Elite 8 TSSAA Girls State Tournament and in January they were ranked number 1 in the state, held a top ten ranking for the entire year and was ranked number 2 at the end of the season.
This season fans will see the return of four starters, three who are seniors. Seniors for this year's team are Rachel Painter, Caylie Dickens and Kelly Rich.
Coach White promises that the Lady Bulldog fans will not be disappointed when they enter the gym at RBS. They will get what they come for: hard, smart and great girls' high school basketball action.
RBS Bulldogs Head Coach Michael Owens is entering his 7th year as the head coach and his 8th overall coaching year.
“I have an excellent group of young men,” said Coach Owens. “I feel they will be exciting to watch when they play.”
The Bulldogs will return with two starters, Tyson Jenkins and Dustin Dozer along with top reserves Trey Leonard and Ben Gentry who each played in every game last season.
Buddy Leonard is entering his 5th season as Assistant Coach with the Bulldogs. He is very knowledgeable about the game of basketball. Buddy has been a big part of the team's success the last four seasons.
RBS Bulldog seniors are Tyson Jenkins, Dustin Dozier, Trey Leonard, Ben Gentry, Logan Tuck, and Chris Jankowski.
Remember to bring extra money for the popcorn and nachos and head out to the gym or your choice to support the MCHS or RBS high school basketball teams.