For the third time in as many years, the Martin Methodist Clay Target team has claimed the national championship at the Scholastic Clay Target National Tournament.
The RedHawks won their third title last weekend at the 2018 Scholastic Clay Target College National Championships at the Cardinal Center Shooting Complex in Marengo, Ohio.
The RedHawks won the High Overall Team Championship with 2,876 targets out of 3,000 attempts. The RedHawks finished three shots better than Lindenwood University for their third title in the last three seasons. This year’s result was an improvement upon the last two titles, which saw the RedHawks connect on 2,857 targets in 2016 and 2,853 targets last fall.
Sophomore Eli Christman finished third in Men’s High Overall with a score of 579/600.
Sophomore Emma Williams took runner-up honors in Women’s High Overall with a score of 553, one target shy of a tie for first. Junior transfer Maddy Bernau finished third overall with a score of 551.
As a team, the RedHawks finished first overall in Skeet with a score of 981/1000. Eli Christman led the field with a 199/200.
The RedHawks finished second overall in Sporting category with 918/1000. Christman led the field with a 193/200. Jordan Osborne took runner-up honors with a score of 173/200, while Maddy Bernau finished third with a total of 170/200.
The RedHawks finished second overall in Trap with a score of 977/1000. Willams finished in first place with a score of 193/200, while Stephanie Gutierrez finished runner-up with a score of 193/200.
The RedHawks finished first overall in 5-Stand with a score of 219/250. Freshman Lonnie Dillard III posted a first-place score of 48/50, while sophomore transfer Austin Carleton posted a runner-up score of 47/50.
Finally, the RedHawks took home first place honors in Bunker Trap, with Bernau, Williams and Caleb Lindsey finishing first and tied for second, respectively.
Javonte Cooper swished home a leaner as time expired to lift the Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team to an 88-87 victory versus Oakwood in the season opener at the Curry Christian Life Center.
Cooper, who finished with just six points, picked the perfect opportunity to score his final points of the night.
The win was the first for RedHawks head coach Dugan Lyne, who had spent the previous six years as the program’s Associate Head Coach.
“I was just thrilled with the way our guys kept fighting and scrapping and clawing,” Lyne said. “We had some things that did not go our way, but our guys just kept moving forward and fighting.”
Senior guard Rayford Albright led the scoring with 17 points in his RedHawk debut. Adrian Smith added 14 and Isaiah Blacksmith added 11 off the bench for the RedHawks.
The RedHawks return to action this Saturday, when they head to Lebanon, Tennessee for a showdown at Cumberland.
Tipoff in Saturday’s matchup is set for 2 p.m.
Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain has announced the resignation of Micah Hartsfield as head coach of Competitive Cheer, effective November 1st.
Hartsfield will depart to accept a position at NCAA Division I institution, Tennessee Tech, after nine and a half seasons at Martin Methodist. The move is a return home, for Micah, who cheered at Tennessee Tech prior to entering the coaching realm.
During his tenure at Martin Methodist, Hartsfield produced an NAIA Invitational National Championship in 2016 – the first national championship awarded in the sport of Competitive Cheer in the NAIA.
The RedHawks also claimed the 2018 Southern States Athletic Conference title earlier this spring.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the position of Head Cheer Coach who will be expected to lead the team in reflecting excellence on and off the field.
Sincere interested candidates should send their resume, via Postal Mail ONLY, with a list of three references to:
Jeff Bain, Director of Athletics
Martin Methodist College
433 West Madison Street
Pulaski, TN 38478
Here’s the Friday Night High School Scorecard…
Giles County topped Stratford…42 to 39
Richland lost to Huntland…20 to 14
Lawrence County lost to Spring Hill…27 to 14
Loretto lost to Columbia Academy…42 to 7
Summertown lost to Eagleville…42 to 7
Cornersville won over Lancaster Christian
Marshal County lost to Nolensville…21 to 17
Wayne County topped Collinwood…34 to 0
The Martin Methodist Volleyball team made quick work of rival Bethel in a 3-0 sweep Wednesday night at Crisp Arena.
The win marked the eighth straight for the RedHawks, seven of which have been conference victories. The RedHawks have now won four straight matches versus their rivals, and moved the RedHawks to second place in the SSAC standings.
Senior outside hitter Sabrie Sirmones finished the night at a blistering attack clip for the RedHawks. Sirmones posted 18 kills on 36 total attempts. Sirmones also notched nine digs defensively in the win.
Reigning SSAC Setter of the Week Sydney Arnold posted another strong performance as she handed out 29 of the team’s 31 total assists.
The RedHawks will now head to Faulkner University on Friday and Mobile on Saturday.
In High School Football Action…
Giles County lost to Tullahoma…35 to 28
Richland lost to Moore County…36 to 15
Lawrence County beat Dickson County…6 to 3
Loretto lost to Eagleville…42 to 14
Summertown topped Community…25 to 14
Columbia Academy lost to Lewis County…20 to 17
Mt Pleasant lost to Grace-Christian…46 to 44
Spring Hill lost to Franklin…44 to 6
Cornersville topped Huntland…41 to 0
Marshall County lost to Brentwood…28 to 18