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.

Grant Williams stood in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center little more than two weeks ago and confessed something alarming about Tennessee.

The Vols lacked composure in the final moments against # 2 Kansas, leading to a difficult defeat after going toe-to-toe with a top-ranked blue blood foe.

They didn’t lack that same composure Sunday in Phoenix, and that’s because of Admiral Schofield.

Schofield stepped coolly into an NBA 3-pointer with 1:23 to play, banking in a lead-giving lead for the Vols. He calmed his teammates as he walked back to the bench after the shot. Then he did it again. An NBA 3-pointer from the top of the key, breaking a 73-73 tie with 24 seconds left in regulation as the Vols knocked-off # 1 Gonzaga 76 to 73.

Six Martin Methodist student-athletes were recently named NAIA Scholar-Athletes for their success in the classroom.

Women’s Soccer senior Aubriana Schneider, Men’s Soccer juniors Drew Bradford and Alex Kleczkowski and Volleyball seniors Samantha Davenport and Katelyn Wear and junior Sydney Arnold all achieved the honor.

The NAIA Scholar-Athlete award recognizes students who demonstrate consistent success in the classroom while handling the heavy time demands of being a student-athlete. In order to qualify for this honor, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

MMC congratulates these talented and gifted students.

Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain has officially announced Joanna Everett as the head coach of the Competitive Cheer, Competitive Dance and Gameday Cheer teams.

Everett, who is just the second coach in program history, will be introduced to the team during a Monday meeting.

“Joanna brings an exciting wealth of experiences to complement and further build our successful Cheer and Dance teams,” Bain said. Our Competitive Cheer and Dance teams are now positioned nicely to take their programs to the next level of competition. We are very eager to get Coach Everett her family on campus and welcome them into our RedHawk family.”

Everett comes to Martin Methodist after an expansive competitive cheer career, both at the performance and coaching levels.

Everett has vast experience in the private cheer world, having spent two years at Starz Elite Cheer and Dance in Knoxville, Tennessee as All-Star Cheer Coach, Tumbling Instructor and Ballet Instructor.

Everett also spent four seasons (2005-2009) as Head Instructor at Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), another one of the premier professional spirit associations.