In recent Spring Sports action…
The Richland Lady Raiders lost to Loretto in Softball action…3 to 1.
The Richland Raiders claimed a couple of wins on the baseball diamond topping Culleoka twice…6 to 3, and 4 to 2.
The Giles County Lady ‘Cats won twice beating Spring Hill…12 to 5, and Community…10 to nothing.
The Bobcat Baseball team dropped two to Lawrence County…18 to 1, and 13 to 2.
Eddie Jewell, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 21 pounds to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament on Wheeler Lake.
Jewell earned $3,747 for his efforts.
Other local top 10 boaters in the tournament include:
8th place…Chaz McMahan of Leoma with five bass weighing 16 pounds 0 ounces, taking home $501.
Tennessee anglers captured the top two places and posted two additional spots among the top seven in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic.
Ott DeFoe put the finishing touches on a storybook performance in his hometown. The Knoxville angler was the overall champion with a total of 49 pounds, 3 ounces. He earned the title after a sixth place finish a year ago.
Harrison resident Jacob Wheeler came in second place in his third B.A.S.S. tournament. He had a three-day total of 45 pounds 5 ounces. Brandon Lester claimed sixth place. The Fayetteville native had a three-day total of 40 pounds 3 ounces. Right behind in seventh position was Spring City’s Wesley Strader with 39 pounds 8 ounces to give all the Volunteer State’s anglers competing top 10 finishes.
The Classic showcased Tennessee as one of the nation’s top fishing destinations. A record attendance of more than 153,800 visitors were in attendance at the tournament venues, including the daily afternoon weigh-ins at Thompson Boling Arena.
Fishing is big business in Tennessee. With 1.8 million anglers and an economic impact of more than $1.1 billion in Tennessee.
Six games have been played in the SEC Tournament, with the higher seed winning five. The lone upset was # 10 seed Alabama beating # 7 seed Ole Miss. Alabama will look to continue its run when it plays # 2 seed Kentucky today.
Other games on tap for today include # 1 LSU vs. # 8 Florida at 1pm on ESPN, # 4 South Carolina vs. # 5 Auburn at 3:30pm on ESPN, # 2 Kentucky vs. # 10 Alabama at 7pm on the SEC Network, and # 3 Tennessee vs. # 6 Mississippi State at 9:30pm the on SEC Network.
The Martin Methodist Men's Tennis team suffered a hard-fought 6-3 loss at #7 Cumberland Tuesday afternoon at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.
The Martin Methodist Women's Tennis team also suffered a 7-2 defeat to #18 nationally-ranked Cumberland Tuesday afternoon.
The RedHawks return to action this weekend for two matches at the Freed-Hardeman Invitational in Henderson. They’ll meet NCAA Division II squad Christian Brothers University at 10am and follow up with a 2pm contest versus Freed-Hardeman.
Six members of the Martin Methodist Competitive Cheer team were recently recognized as NAIA All-Americans and NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Koby Houser, Keye Matthews and Kyndal Thomason were all recognized by the national office for their achievements on the mat this season as Houser and Matthews were named NAIA All-American bids while Thomason earned an Honorable Mention nod.
Houser, a freshman from Summertown, earned All-American honors in his very first season of competition as a RedHawk.
Matthews, a senior from Columbia, earned his third All-American honor in as many seasons. Matthews was on the NAIA's inaugural All-American list in 2017 and he followed up with the same award in 2018. Matthews is one of just three, three-time All-Americans in NAIA history.
Thomason, a freshman from White House, was named Honorable Mention in her first season of competition as a RedHawk.
Academically, three RedHawks were recognized for their commitment to excellence in the classroom. Katie Heard, McKinley Heard and Tori Williams are were recognized as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
The SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament starts tomorrow. Games on-tap include…
First Round…tomorrow (Wednesday)
#12 Missouri vs. #13 Georgia, 6 p.m. CT, SEC Network
#11 Texas A&M vs. #14 Vanderbilt, SEC Network
#8 Florida vs. #9 Arkansas, 12 p.m. CT, SEC Network
#7 Ole Miss vs. #10 Alabama, 6 p.m. CT, SEC Network
Other games on tap will be announced as SEC games are completed.
Marshall County girls basketball was not expected to make it the state tournament.
Coach David Steely had only two seniors, but throughout the season, the Lady Tigers didn't let that hamper them.
They made it to Murfreesboro for the first time since 2008 when they won their last championship. But they fell short in getting to the title game for the first time since then.
The Lady Tigers lost to Westview 46-37 in a TSSAA Class AA state semifinal Friday at Middle Tennessee State's Murphy Center.
The Loretto Lady Mustangs made it to the Championship Game, but ultimately lost to Gibson County…50 to 42.
Loretto was well represented though as Kinsley Weathers, and Morgan Welch made the All-Tournament Team, Carley Weathers was the Tournament MVP.
The Martin Methodist Baseball team had a huge weekend, taking the first two games from # 18 University of Mobile on the road. The RedHawks won the opener, 5-3, in 10 innings and won the nightcap, 4-3.
RedHawk outfielder Riley Phillips was the hero in the first ballgame, smacking a game-tying, 2-run homer in the seventh and then cranking a game-winning, 2-run blast in the 10th.
Third baseman Tyler Robb had two homers himself in the second contest as the RedHawks picked up the series victory in just two ballgames.
Saturday’s contest saw the RedHawks fall by an 8-2 margin as they were unable to complete the sweep.
RedHawk Baseball returns to action on Wednesday when they host # 2 nationally-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan. First pitch is set for 3pm at Bobby Walker Field in Pulaski.