In recent High School Basketball action…

The Richland Raiders and Lady Raiders both claimed wins over McEwen, The Lady Raiders…52 to 44, The Raiders…69 to 42.

Both teams are back in action tonight taking-on Santa Fe at 6pm.


The Giles County Lady ‘Cats lost to Franklin County…66 to 44, the Bobcats edged Franklin County…46 to 45.

The ‘Cats and Lady ‘Cats swing back into action this evening on Classic KSR taking on Forrest High @ 6pm.

Martin Methodist Men and Women’s Bowling head coach Bob Learn has announced the elevation of PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli to the program’s new assistant coach.

Monacelli previously helped the RedHawk programs as a volunteer assistant during the fall semester. He replaces former assistant Dennis Rigney, who left the program to pursue further professional opportunities.

Monacelli, a native of Venezuela, boasts one of the most decorated careers in the professional ranks. Monacelli owns 20 career PBA titles and eight PBA50 titles. He is one of just three international players to ever be named PBA Player of the Year, a title that he won in both 1989 and 1990.

“I am so delighted to begin this new coaching position at Martin Methodist,” Monacelli said. “Coach Learn and I have competed against each other for many years and have coached alongside one another as well. I have a strong desire to share my experiences as a professional bowler, especially teaching the importance of the physical and mental disciplines, as well as overall fitness.”

Monacelli will join the RedHawk Bowling programs immediately. The teams are slated for their first events of 2019 on January 11 at the Tier 2 SCAD Baker Tournament in Brunswick, Georgia.

The Martin Methodist Men and Women’s Basketball teams swept their SSAC home openers last night versus Middle Georgia in the Curry Christian Life Center.

The ladies won the opener 82-66, with five scorers in double-figures. Faith Sherrow and Destiney Williams led the way with 14 each.

The win lifted the ladies to 10 wins overall and a 4-1 mark in SSAC play.


In the nightcap, the men cruised to an 85-64 victory.

Junior guard Aaron Shambry scored a career-best 19 points in the blowout win.

The win marked the first SSAC victory of the year for the men, who improved to 1-4 after a slow start.

Both teams will face tough tests Saturday versus visiting Faulkner University.

Tipoff times are set for 2 and 4 p.m. in the CLC.

The Martin Methodist Men and Women’s Basketball teams return to action tonight when they host Middle Georgia State College.

The games are the first of the year for the RedHawks and mark the first SSAC conference doubleheader of the season.

Tip-off in the contests is set for 5:30 and 7:30pm in the Curry Christian Life Center.

The RedHawks will also play two home games Saturday when they host Faulkner University.

Tip-off in Saturday’s matchups is set for 2 and 4 p.m.

The SEC did fairly well in New Year’s bowl action…

Alabama topped Oklahoma, 45 to 34 to move on to the College Football Championship game against Clemson.

Florida beat Michigan, 41 to 15.

South Carolina lost to Virginia, 28 to nothing.

Texas A & M topped NC State, 52 to 13.

Missouri lost to Oklahoma State, 38 to 33.

Georgia lost to Texas, 28 to 21.

LSU beat UCF, 40 to 32.

Kentucky topped Penn State, 27 to 24.

Mississippi State lost to Iowa, 27 to 22

The Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans 33-17 yesterday earning their first playoff spot in four years.

Andrew Luck remained perfect against the Tennessee Titans, throwing 285 yards and three touchdowns, notching his 11th straight victory against the Titans.

The Titans snapped a four-game winning streak with quarterback Marcus Mariota sidelined by neck and foot injuries.

The Colts intercepted two of Blaine Gabbert's passes in the final 9:05 to finish off their 13th win in the last 15 games in the series. Marlon Mack ran for 119 yards and a TD for the Colts.

The Titan’s season comes to and end with 9 wins and 7 losses.

In High School Basketball action last night...

The Richland Lady Raiders topped Woodville, 67 to 18. Riley Neely led all scorers with 22, Jesse Jennings tossed-in 13.

In the nightcap, The Richland Raiders made it a sweep on the evening with a 58 to 52 win over Woodville. Logan Helton led the way with 21 points, Daniel Nicholson added 12.

The Giles County Lady ‘Cats topped Hatton High School last night…47 to 35.

The Giles County Bobcats will be in action Friday against Columbia, Saturday against Summertown.


The Richland Raiders and Lady Raiders will both square-off against Woodville High School tonight.

Updated December 14, 2018

Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain has officially announced the hire of Bill Riddle as Men and Women’s Tennis head coach.

Riddle replaces Tavis Rieger, who departed to pursue an NCAA Division I opportunity at Nicholls State University.

Riddle brings 30 years of experience of coaching to the RedHawk programs. Prior to Martin Methodist, Riddle served as head coach at both Cumberland and Fisk as well as a stint as assistant coach at NCAA Division I Belmont University.

In his previous collegiate coaching stops, Riddle coached 6 All-American players and numerous players with national singles and doubles rankings. While coaching college tennis he was a two-time recipient of the USPTA Southern Division College Coach of the Year award and a two-time ITA/ USTA College Coaches Community Service award. At Cumberland, Riddle was named TranSouth Conference Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year.

Riddle and his wife Stephanie are natives of Middle Tennessee and have two children, Blakely and Will.