In High School Hoops last night…The Richland Lady Raiders lost to Cornersville…51 to 40. Jessie Jennings led the way for the Lady Raiders with 18 points.
In the nightcap…The Raiders evened the slate on the night with a 48 to 36 win over the Bulldogs. Hunter Inman lead the way with 23 points on the night.
Giles County had a twinbill against Lincoln County last night…No score was reported in the Girls contest.
In the Boys game…Lincoln County topped the Bobcats 57 to 50.
The Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team dug deep and found a way to survive and advance as it won a penalty kick shootout after a 2-2 draw over # 16 Marian University to advance to the national quarterfinal.
The RedHawks and Knights played to a stalemate after 90 minutes thanks to a flurry of late goals.
The RedHawks were gifted a break at the start of the shootout as the Knights missed their first attempt off the crossbar. Sophomore midfielder Riko Sagara sent her attempt into the back of the net and gave the RedHawks an early lead.
Hikaru Nakamura and Millene Cabral converted the second and third penalties, to put the RedHawks ahead 3-1 after three full rounds.
Marian converted their fourth round attempt, then freshman defender Ashlyn Wiggins delivered under pressure with a shot that slipped into the back of the net and sent the RedHawks back to the national quarterfinal.
The RedHawks advanced to their eighth all-time quarterfinal and their third in the last four seasons.
The RedHawks will meet either # 8 seed University of Mobile or # 9 seed Benedictine University in Wednesday’s quarterfinal.
Kickoff in Wednesday’s matchup is set for 11 a.m. at the Orange Beach SportsPlex.
The Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team kicks off play in the 34th annual NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship today.
# 1 seed Martin Methodist will meet # 16 Marian University at 11am CDT. That match is the first of 15 in the single-elimination event at the Orange Beach SportsPlex in Orange Beach, Alabama.
The match is a rematch of a regular-season contest between the RedHawks and the Knights. The RedHawks claimed a 4-2 victory over the Knights when the teams met back in Pulaski on August 29th.
Martin Methodist appears in its NAIA-record 14th straight national tournament while Marian appears in its first-ever national tournament.
On the hardwoods last night, the Giles County Lady ‘Cats lost to Lawrence County 47 to 42.
In the nightcap, the Giles County Bobcats also came-up on the short end losing to Lawrence County 75 to 62.
In High School Hoops last night, the Richland Lady Raiders lost to Summertown 59 to 32.
In the nightcap the Eagles made it a sweep of the Raiders with a 69 to 28 win.
On tap for tonight, Giles County and Lawrence County will square-off here on AM-1420 and 100.9-FM WKSR beginning with pre-game around 5:45pm.
Bobby Campbell, who oversaw the transition from artificial turf back to grass at Neyland Stadium in 1994, died Saturday at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was 72.
Campbell, who was born in Pulaski, and grew up in nearby Lawrenceburg, was with the athletic department from 1990 until he retired in 2009.
Campbell earned his bachelor's degree from UT in 1973 and a master's degree from UT in 1975. He was graduate assistant under baseball coach Bill Wright.
He was proudest of his role in seeing grass return to the stadium. For him, it was never just a job. It was a calling.
“In my career, I probably will not do a more meaningful project, one more people will see,” Campbell said in a 2004 interview. “You think about all the great players who have played on this field and the great games played there.
“This field belongs to everybody. It's a special place. You've taken stewardship of it for this moment in time.”
“There's no telling how many people, how many families, came just to see the field and take pictures,” he said. “It's truly amazing what this stadium means to people.”
Campbell is survived by his wife, Toni, children Pete and Tracy.
Giles County will be well represented in the upcoming Toyota East/West Football All-Star Classic at Austin Peay’s Fortera Stadium, with two local players on the West squad.
Bobcats participating in the contest include Giles County quarterback John Bachus defensive tackle Davonte Murphy.
Marshall County offensive tackle Dave Roberts and defensive end Tavi McLean will also participate as will players from Spring Hill and Columbia.
Players and coaches will arrive in Clarksville on Tuesday, December 5th for daily practices that will be open to the public.
Kickoff is set for 7pm, Friday, December 8th and the game will be shown live on ESPN3.
The #1 nationally ranked Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team needed overtime for a 1-0 victory over Bryan College Saturday to punch its ticket to the Round of 16 at the national tournament.
Sophomore midfielder Riko Sagara broke free just two minutes into the overtime period and floated a shot into the upper right corner of the net to give the RedHawks the one-goal victory.
With the win, the RedHawks move on to the Round of 16 which resumes play in Orange Beach, Alabama next Monday.
The RedHawks will meet #16 seed Marian University.
Kickoff for the RedHawks vs. Marian will be at 11 a.m. in Orange Beach.
Martin Methodist College Men and Women’s Cross Country head coach Andrea Mize announced that the programs will hold their inaugural open course invitational for high school seniors Saturday, December 2nd.
The event will begin at 9am and conclude by Noon with the three-mile run set to take place at 11am.
In addition, runners will have the opportunity to meet the current Cross Country team members and run on the recently-constructed home course at the East Campus Athletic Complex.