After a four-goal performance last Friday that lifted her to 100 career goals, Martin Methodist senior forward Millene Cabral has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

Cabral, a Brazil native, entered last Friday’s contest versus Aquinas four goals shy of 100 career tallies. The senior notched one goal in the first half and then scored three in the span on eight-plus minutes in the second half to achieve the career milestone.

Cabral added two more goals in the RedHawks victory versus # 10 Columbia Monday afternoon at Grissom Pitch.

Through four matches this season, Cabral has scored 12 goals, which is good enough for second in the nation.

The award comes almost one year to the exact date since Cabral’s last national honor.

Cabral and the RedHawks return to action Saturday when they host University of South Carolina – Beaufort.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Grissom Pitch in Pulaski.

Tennessee fell to #17 West Virginia, 40-14, to open their 2018 season Saturday in the Belk College Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Volunteers now turn their focus to Saturday's home-opener against ETSU. Kickoff for that contest, which marks first-year UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt's Neyland Stadium debut is set for 3pm CT.

You can catch all the action here on AM-1420 and 100.9 and 107.7, Classic KSR.

After a weekend which Haley Brisendine topped 1,000 digs for her career, the junior defensive specialist was named Southern States Athletic Conference Defender of the Week.

Brisendine helped guide the RedHawks to a 2-2 record on the weekend that saw the RedHawks pick up their first victories of 2018 at the Big Easy Blastoff in New Orleans.

Brisendine collected 30 digs in the RedHawks final contest of the weekend versus host Xavier. The 30 digs were the most for Brisendine since she racked up 44 in a match versus Freed-Hardeman in 2015.

The award is the second of Brisendine's career.

Brisendine and the RedHawks return to action tonight with a contest at Freed-Hardeman.

Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain officially announced Billy Evans as the Women’s Basketball new Head Coach.

Evans will join the RedHawk family after six seasons as head coach at fellow SSAC member institution, University of Mobile.

During his tenure at Mobile, Evans amassed 106 victories and guided the Rams to two different conference championships and two trips to the NAIA national tournament.

Evans also boasted five NAIA All-American selections while at Mobile, one SSAC Player of the Year, one SSAC Scholar Athlete of the Year, and seven First-Team All-SSAC selections.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to hire a qualified candidate as Billy Evans,” Bain said. “There is much work to be done and I believe that he is the perfect person to be able to get it accomplished.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be named the newest head coach at Martin Methodist,” Evans said. “They are a program that has been on the rise, both in our conference and on the national level, for the last few seasons.”

Evans is a 1977 Graduate of Northeast Louisiana University, now known as University of Louisiana at Monroe.

In Local High School Football action…

Giles County lost to Pearl Cohn…55 to 35

Richland lost to Mt Pleasant…39 to 7

Lawrence County lost to Maplewood….66 to 6

Loretto lost to Lewis County…49 to 19

Summertown lost to Columbia Academy…39 to 0

Wayne County topped Middleton…59 to 30

The Martin Methodist College Athletic Department is inviting the Giles County community to attend February’s RedHawk Athletic Luncheon Wednesday, September 5th at the Hickory House Restaurant.

The monthly event, is held the first Wednesday of every month at Noon. The cost of the buffet will be $5 (excluding drink) and the RedHawks will pick up the balance of your buffet tab.

September’s guest speaker is former NFL Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager, Dr. Gene Smith. Smith will speak to the community on leadership principles and experiences of an NFL General Manager.
Smith earned his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership earlier this year from Western Kentucky University.

Wednesday’s meeting will also feature a brief recap and preview of RedHawk Athletic and Martin Methodist College events. A prize giveaway will also be conducted near the end of each meeting.

Come join the RedHawks in the RedHawk Room at the Hickory House Restaurant for a social, fast-paced "power luncheon" with limited seating. The luncheon will conclude by 12:50 p.m.

Updated August 28, 2018

With their big win in the Annual Cowbell Game against Lawrence County, The Giles County Bobcats finished just outside of the 3A top Ten at number eleven, receiving 8 votes in the latest Tennessee Prep Football Poll.

Alcoa is still ranked number one, with Giles County rival Fairview ranked fifth.

Updated August 27, 2018