Depleted men’s cagers lose two more

By Jim Hayes

Already reeling from the loss of four players who were ruled academically ineligible over Christmas, the Volunteer State Community College Men’s basketball team now must deal with two players who have left the team.

Sophomore Kevin Rimmer, a starter, and freshman Jayson Brown are no longer with the Pioneers. Rimmer missed four games with an injury to his throat and has elected not to return. Brown left for personal reasons. Continue reading

Vol State has “handshake agreement” to obtain land for Wilson County expansion

By Jim Hayes

Volunteer State Community College has begun the long and winding road to establishing a satellite campus somewhere in Wilson County.

Campus President Dr. Jerry Faulkner, announced that Vol State has a “handshake” agreement to acquire 10 acres of land in Wilson County at a faculty meeting last week.
During an interview with The Settler, he indicated that the current owner will donate 2.5 acres of that land, leaving the college to come up with funding for the other 7.5 acres.
Faulkner would not disclose the precise locatiohttp://settleronline.org/wp-admin/post-new.phpn of the land. Continue reading

Guards key Lady Pioneer win over Motlow State

By Jim Hayes

Sophomore guards Shalaya Armstead and Aliyah Miller combined for 32 points in leading the Volunteer State Community College Lady Pioneers to a 72-64 win over the Motlow State Community College Lady Bucks Jan. 26, at Pickel Fieldhouse.

The win was the second in a row for the Lady Pioneers and avenged a Dec. 1, 85-51 loss at the hands of the second place Lady Bucks.

The win left the Lady Pioneers tied for fourth place in the Tennessee Community College Women’s basketball race with a 4-5 record. Continue reading

78-66 loss leaves Pioneer Men in ninth place in conference

By Jim Hayes,

A 78-66 loss to the conference leading Motlow State Community College Bucks left the Volunteer State Community College Pioneer men’s basketball squad in ninth place in the conference Jan. 26, at Pickel Fieldhouse.

Just three Pioneers, Tim Goodrich, Jabori Murphy and Jonathan Howard managed to score in double figures as Motlow State swept the season series from Vol State. Continue reading

Men’s basketball against Roane State Community College

By Jim Hayes

Tim Goodrich scored 37 points to lead the Volunteer State Community College Volunteers to a 91-86 win over the Roane State Community College Rebels Jan. 12, at Pickel Fieldhouse.

Goodrich’s heroics offset the loss of four Volunteer players, including the nation’s leading junior college scorer, George Stanberry, who were unable to play because they were academically ineligible.

“George was a big factor to our team,” said Goodrich.  “I was only trying to do what he would have wanted us to do and help the team.” Continue reading