The # 5 Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team kicked off its 2018 season in style Thursday night as it cruised to a 7-0 victory versus Lindenwood University-Belleville at Grissom Pitch.

The RedHawks made quick work of the Lady Lynx as they produced seven first-half goals with five different goalscorers.

Senior forward Millene Cabral notched two goals in the first half as did sophomore forward Miku Sunaga.

A number of RedHawk reserves and newcomers saw action in the second half and every active member of the squad saw minutes.

Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Dumond stood tall in net for the RedHawks as she made six saves to preserve the clean sheet.

Also over the weekend, The Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team continued its strong start with a 6-0 victory over SCAD-Savannah Sunday afternoon at Grissom Pitch.

The win was an easy one for the RedHawks who scored three goals in the first half and added three more in the second en route to the six-goal victory.

Senior forward Millene Cabral notched four goals in the victory to give her six goals through her first two matches.

The RedHawks return to action next Friday when they host Aquinas, Kickoff is set for 7pm at Grissom Pitch.

In local High School Football Action…

Wayne County lost to Summertown…22 to 8

Mount Pleasant topped Collinwood…30 to 13

Giles County hammered Lawrence County…53 to 14

Richland lost to East Roberstson…50 to 23

Cornersville shutout Eagleville…41 to 0

Marshal County edged Shelbyville…24 to 21

Loretto lost to Rogers…35 to 14

The # 5 Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team opens its 2018 season this afternoon versus Lindenwood University.

The RedHawks head into the season after a training camp that featured a hard-fought contest versus NCAA Division I foe Middle Tennessee and a 2-1 victory versus NCAA Division II side Alabama-Huntsville.

The Lady Lynx suffered a heartbreaking overtime defeat to Bethel University in their season opener Tuesday afternoon.

The RedHawks are led by senior forward Millene Cabral, who scored an NAIA-record 53 goals last season.

Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Grissom Pitch. As part of Martin Methodist’s Welcome Week festivities, admission to today’s game is free.

The first edition of the Tennessee High School Football rankings are out, and while their not ranked in the 3A top ten, Giles County did receive 7 votes in the latest pole. Alcoa is rank #1 in the 3A top ten.

The Bobcats will open their season this Friday Night in Lawrenceburg against the Wildcats in the annual battle for the cowbell. Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm here on AM-1420, 100.9 & 107.7…Classic KSR

In Local High School Football action…

Richland beat Perry County…29 to 8

Wayne County topped Loretto…27 to 16

Middle Tennessee Christian beat Collinwood…27 to 6

Lincoln County hammered Lawrence County…37 to 6

Marshal County lost to Cane Ridge…35 to 28

Summertown topped Hickman County…28 to 14

This Friday Night it’s the battle for the Cowbell as Giles County will take-on Lawrence County. Richland will take-on East Robertson.

Updated August 16, 2018

Updated August 15, 2018

Oklahoma’s Rogers State University announced Monday that Kyle Bent has been named the head coach for the Hillcat women's basketball program.

Bent joins RSU after four seasons as the head coach at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. In his four seasons, Bent guided the RedHawks to four straight NAIA National Tournament appearances and posted an overall record of 95-38.

"When you look at Kyle's body of work, it is very impressive, said Rogers State Director of Athletics Chris Ratcliff. "Kyle has been super successful in his eight seasons as a head coach. He has won a lot of games against top teams in the NAIA and junior college ranks. His teams play at a high level and they play under control."

During the 2017-18 season, Bent led Martin Methodist to its first-ever Southern States Athletic Conference championship with a 15-1 mark in league play and a school record 27 wins overall, earning the Southern State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award.