The Martin Methodist Men and Women's Bowling teams are ready to begin the second half of their 2017-18 schedule when they head to the Midwest Collegiate Classic on January 20thy and 21st.

Both teams, along with head coach Bob Learn and assistant coach Tim Hartigan, helped make a special video to kickstart the excitement ahead of the remainder of their 2018 schedule.

That video can be seen on the website…


The #23 Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team rallied from 11 points down in the second half to claim a 73-70 victory over Loyola University Thursday night in the Curry Christian Life Center.

The win was a crucial one for the RedHawks who moved into sole possession of first place in the Southern States Athletic Conference. The win was the fifth straight overall for the RedHawks.

Brooklyn Blanchard led all scorers with 22 points, Jemia Carpenter scored 17 and added 13 rebounds and Erin Freeman matched a career-high 14 points in Thursday’s win.

The RedHawks return to action this Saturday, Jan. 13, when they host University of Mobile in an afternoon contest. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. in the Curry Christian Life Center.


The Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team overcame a late second-half deficit to hang on for a 63-60 victory over Loyola University Thursday night in the Curry Christian Life Center.

Four RedHawks finished in double-figures in the victory, led by Will Smith with 15 points. JJ Jones added 12 points to go along with a game-high nine rebounds. Keenan Warren added 11 points and five assists and Jemeereo Spain added 10 points off the bench.

The win was the third in the last four home games for the RedHawks, who will play five more contests inside the CLC this season.

The next contest comes on Saturday when the RedHawks host University of Mobile. Tipoff in Saturday’s contest is set for 4 p.m.


In High School Basketball action last night…


The Giles County Lady’Cats lost to Forrest High 57 to 46. Harper led the way with 12 points, Rose and Hill tossed-in 11 points each.

The Giles County Bobcats also lost to Forrest High 62 to 47. Ziegler and Hatfield had 13 points each for the Bobcats.


The Richland Lady Raiders continued their winning ways topping Santa Fe 52 to 47.

No score was reported in the Richland/Santa Fe Boys Contest.


The Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team ran into a powerful and sharp-shooting and opponent that it could not overcome in an 84-53 defeat to William Carey University Thursday night.

Freshman guard JJ Jones continued his strong start to the season. Jones scored a team-best 13 points and tracked down a team-best nine rebounds.

Junior guard Jemeereo Spain and senior forward Will Smith scored 11 points to help pace the RedHawk attack.


Brooklyn Blanchard nearly matched a career high as she scored 24 points and led the #23 Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team to a 69-62 victory at Blue Mountain College Saturday afternoon.

Erin Freeman continued her strong start to the 2018 portion of the schedule as she scored 13 points, including four free throws in the fourth quarter to help build the RedHawk lead.

Destiney Williams and Treasure Hunt added nine points each for the RedHawks and Taylor McNairy notched five steals on the defensive end of the floor.

The win marked a fifth straight conference victory for the RedHawks who maintained sole possession of second place in the SSAC standings.

The RedHawks return to action Thursday, January 11th, for a critical showdown with first-place Loyola University.


Will Smith scored a season-high 21 points, but it was not enough as the Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team suffered an 82-78 defeat at Blue Mountain College Saturday afternoon.

Junior guard Van Johnson notched 15 points off the bench for the RedHawks.

The loss was the second in the RedHawks last two trips to Mississippi.

Martin Methodist will look to rebound when it returns to action next Thursday, January 11th, when it hosts Loyola University.

Tipoff in Thursday’s contest is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Curry Christian Life Center.


High School Football all-state performers were announced by the Tennessee Football Coaches Association earlier this week.

The organization released its Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A teams, with 1A state runner-up Cornersville placing four of its players on the 1A squad and Giles County adding a pair to the 3A list.

For the Giles County Bobcats, on the All State Offense First team were Quarterback-John Bachus, a Senior and Wide Receiver-K.J. Ziegler, a Junior.

For Cornersville selected were Offisive Lineman-Brock Powers, a Senior, Cameron Whitaker and Eli Woodard both Junior Defensive Backs, and Brice Dunkleman a Senior Offensive Lineman.


Three players finished in double-figures and two more scorers ended the night with eight points as the Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team picked up its first win of 2018 with a 68-62 victory over Brescia University at the Curry Christian Life Center.

The RedHawks found themselves ahead by 11 points at halftime, but had to withstand a late Brescia flurry to pick up the victory.

Junior guards Jordan Olison and Van Johnson finished the night with 11 points each and freshman forward JJ Jones added 10 in the victory for the RedHawks.

Junior forward Chike Augustine finished with eight points and grabbed a team-best 10 rebounds.

The RedHawks begin the grind of their remaining 15 Southern States Athletic Conference games later this week when they travel to William Carey University and Blue Mountain College.


In recent High School Basketball action…

The Richland Lady Raiders claimed a pair of wins topping Cascade…54 to 48, and Fayetteville…52 to 25.

The Richland Raiders dropped a pair losing to Cascade…53 to 55, and also losing to Community 61 to 66.


The Giles County Lady’Cats lost to Belmont Mississippi…50 to 39.

The Bobcats lost to Pickett County 65 to 55.