It's an all SEC College Football National Championship as the Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the Georgia Bulldogs for the title.

The Bulldogs topped the Oklahoma Sooners in double overtime 54 to 48 to move on to the title game.

The Alabama Crimson Tide topped Clemson 24 to 6 to gain their shot at the title.

The College Football National Championship Game will be January 8th @ 8pm on ESPN.


Six members of the Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team have been named NAIA All-Americans.

Forward Millene Cabral and defender Caroline Ladaga landed berths on the 11-member First Team All-American squad. Cabral is a three-time All-American while Ladaga landed her third berth on the All-American list in her four seasons as a RedHawk.

Riko Sagara, a 5-foot-4 sophomore from Tokyo, Japan, landed a Second Team All-American selection. This was the second honor in as many seasons for the sophomore, who was named to the Third Team in 2016.

Three RedHawks earned Honorable Mention honors, Caitlin Dumond, Lira Mathes and Katie Reid all achieved the honor. The honors are all first-ever nods for the three performers.

The RedHawks finished the season with a 21-1-2 record.



One of the local stars of the gridiron has signed to play at the next level.

John Bachus of the Giles County Bobcats plans to sign during the NCAA's early signing period to play at UT Martin.


Two other area players are also expected to sign to play at the college level, they are, Dave Roberts of Marshall County who will continue his

career at Austin Peay and Dontae Smith of Spring Hill who plans to play at Georgia Tech.


Martin Methodist Men's Basketball standout Jemeereo Spain has been named Southern States Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Spain, a 6-foot-1 junior guard from Dyersburg, earned the honor after he scored 21 points in the RedHawks upset win over # 13 Dalton State College.

Spain scored 11 of his game-high 21 points on a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line.

The award is the first of Spain's career.


The # 19 Martin Methodist Women's Basketball team closed out 2017 with an 86-68 victory over Faulkner University yesterday in the Curry Christian Life Center.

The RedHawks notched their second conference win in as many tries before the end of the calendar year. The RedHawks started the month with a 43-42 victory over Bethel University and ended the month with a victory.

The win offered a small bit of revenge for the RedHawks, who suffered a one-point overtime loss to Faulkner in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament last season.

Five players finished in double-figures for the RedHawks, Jemia Carpenter and Mickey Head scored 17 apiece to pace the RedHawks. Guards Destiney Williams and Brooklyn Blanchard scored 16 and 13 each, and, Lacey Reed tossed-in 12.

The RedHawks will break until January 4th when they travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for a showdown versus third-place William Carey University.


The Martin Methodist Men's Basketball team stunned #13 Dalton State in a 65-64 victory Saturday afternoon in the Curry Christian Life Center.

The RedHawks evened their mark in conference play with the victory and gave the Roadrunners their first conference loss this season.

Junior guard Jemeereo Spain finished with a game-high 21 points, including the go-ahead bucket with just over three minutes remaining.

Fellow guard Javonte Cooper tossed-in 14 points.


The Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team will play two crucial Southern States Athletic Conference contests before Christmas break.

Tomorrow the RedHawks will host # 13 Dalton State College in a single contest. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. inside the Curry Christian Life Center.

Monday, the RedHawks will host # 12 Faulkner University in a doubleheader that has been rescheduled.

The contest will tipoff at a special 3:30 p.m. afternoon start, with the RedHawk Women’s Basketball game to follow at 5:30 p.m.

The Richland Vs. Cornersville Basketball Games scheduled for this evening (Friday, December 15th) have been cancelled due to illness throughout the Giles County School System.