The second round of the TSSAA Playoffs will take place this Friday across the State.


The Giles County Bobcats fresh-off a big win last week over Sycamore will hit the road to take-on Fairview in a marquee 3A contest.


Giles County has 7 wins and 4 losses on the year, and Fairview has 8 wins and 3 losses.


Pre-game festivities will crank-up around 6:45pm tomorrow night on AM-1420 and 100.9-FM…WKSR, with a scheduled 7PM kick-off.


The game can also be heard on WKSR.COM streaming.

 

Winning a national championship is truly a remarkable feat. Repeating as a national champion is virtually impossible. The Martin Methodist Clay Target team has done just that.


The RedHawks, led by head coach Chad Whittenburg, successfully defended their 2016 national championship with another first-place finish at the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program College National Championships in Marengo, Ohio.


The RedHawks finished as the High Overall champs, two targets ahead of Fort Hays State University, and 11 targets ahead of third-place finisher and national powerhouse Lindenwood University.
The RedHawks also were the top High Overall team in Trap discipline with a score of 991 out of a possible 1000. Individually, the RedHawks swept the podium as senior Patrick McGee took the gold, freshman Garrett Sweeney took the silver and senior captain Colin King earned the bronze medal.


Other individual accolades included freshman Eli Christman with a perfect score (200/200) in the Skeet discipline. Christman posted the third-best High Overall score and took home the individual bronze with an impressive 572 out of 600 targets.


The RedHawks will be honored for their 2017 national championship as well as receive their 2016 national championship rings during a ceremony at halftime of the RedHawk Men’s Basketball contest on Tuesday, November 14th.

 

Millene Cabral became the NAIA’s single-season scoring champ with three first-half goals and the #1 Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team cruised to an 11-0 victory over Brewton-Parker College in the quarterfinals of the SSAC Women's Soccer Championship.


Two goals shy of tying the national mark, Cabral notched a goal just five minutes into the match to pull within striking distance of the record. 11 minutes later, Cabral would tie the mark with a 16th minute goal that put the home side ahead by a 6-0 margin.


Then, in the 35th minute, Cabral achieved the record as her shot scooted into the bottom right corner the net for the historical mark. The 49 tallies are one more than the previous mark, achieved by Patience Avre of Robert Morris in 2002.


In addition, Cabral’s 86 career goals are the most in school history.

 

The TSSAA State Playoffs begin this Friday night across the state.


The Giles Count Bobcats with a record of 6 wins and 4 losses will take-on Sycamore with an identical record in the first round of the 3A playoffs.


The two teams have met four times previously with Sycamore winning all four meetings.


The game will be heard “Live” on AM-1420 and 100.9-FM…WKSR.

 

The Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team opened its 2017-18 season last night with a home matchup versus Stillman College.


The RedHawks are just outside the Top 25 in the NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Poll and figure to have an entertaining squad as they enter this season.


Among the players expected to see minutes for the RedHawks this season are a pair of former Giles County Lady Bobcats, Erin Freeman and Taylor McNairy.


The Lady Redhawks claimed their first win of the year over Stillman 63 to 42. Brooklyn Blanchard led the way with 14 points.

 

For the first time in its historic program history, the Martin Methodist Women’s Soccer team has claimed the Southern States Athletic Conference regular-season championship.


The RedHawks earned the crown after a 7-2 victory over Bethel (Tenn.) University Saturday afternoon at Grissom Pitch.


The nation’s top goal-scorer, Millene Cabral, did not start the contest for the RedHawks but was subbed, midway through the first half and made an instant impact. Cabral scored two goals just 52 seconds apart.


Cabral was not finished scoring, however, as she tallied three more goals in the second half to push her season total to a whopping 44 goals.


With the title, the RedHawks earned the No. 1 seed in the SSAC Women’s Soccer Championship, which begins on Saturday, across four campus sites within the league.


The RedHawks will host No. 8 seed Brewton-Parker College at Grissom Pitch Saturday afternoon. Kickoff has been set for 1 p.m.

 

Richland took to the gridiron Friday to take on the Huntland Hornets.


Richland’s only score came on a 2 yard rushing touchdown in th3 4th quarter, but failed on the extra point making the score 28 to 6.


The Raiders fall to Huntland with a final score of 28 to 6. With this loss Richland finishes the season with 2 wins and 8 losses.

 

 

The Giles County Bobcats made the road-trip to Stratford High School Friday night and topped the Spartans 28 to 20 in their final regular season game.


With the win the Bobcats claim their sixth victory of the year against four losses, and, will now move on to post season play.

 

Due to the strengthening winds and rains this past weekend, Martin Methodist College postponed its Glow Run 5K race to a later date.


The fifth annual event has grown in popularity, but due to the safety of the runners, the race was postponed.


The new date will be announced in the coming days for the race.

 

The Richland Lady Raiders are on a roll heading into their first-ever Class A girls soccer state tournament.

The Lady Raiders won 3-0 Saturday over visiting Adamsville, and now will take on Signal Mountain in today’s quarterfinals at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro. Game time is set for 2 p.m.

Richland has 16 wins-1 loss-1 tie and hasn’t allowed a goal since its 2-1 victory over Columbia Academy in the finals of the District 10-A tournament.

Last week, the Lady Raiders defeated Waverly 5-0 in the Region 5-A semifinals and edged CA 1-0 on penalty kicks Thursday. They battled through a scoreless first half Saturday against Adamsville before scoring three times in the final 25 minutes.

“This is our first state tournament ever. We’d like to make sure we experience the whole thing and we’re not one-and-done, But I’m sure everybody’s thinking that,” said Richland coach George Witt

 

In a battle of two of the NAIA's top programs, the # 1 Martin Methodist Women's Soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to # 4 William Carey University Saturday afternoon at Grissom Pitch.


The loss was the first of the season for the RedHawks who had not tasted defeat since they were eliminated from last year's national tournament. In their last 10 meetings, the RedHawks have earned just two wins over the Crusaders dating back to 2009.


Just three days after a road victory over # 10 University of Mobile the RedHawks were uncharacteristically shaky in Saturday's outing versus the Crusaders.

 

The Martin Methodist Men's Soccer team also suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to # 1 William Carey University Saturday afternoon at Grissom Pitch.