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.

 

On the gridiron Friday Night The Richland Raiders lost in the Battle Of The Raiders to Moore County 49 to 6.
The loss drops Richland’s record to 2 wins and 7 losses on the season.

The Giles County Bobcats also lost Friday night…Tullahoma outlasted the Bobcats 49 to 42.
Both teams now have 5 wins and 4 losses on the season.

 

The Martin Methodist Men and Women’s Soccer teams earned a split in a big SSAC doubleheader Wednesday night at the University of Mobile.


In the opener, freshman midfielder Miku Sunaga scored a goal in each half as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team defeated the 10th-ranked Rams, 2-0.


In the nightcap, the RedHawk Men had a frustrating evening as Mobile earned a 4-0 victory. The loss marked a third straight for the RedHawks, who slipped to 9-5 on the season.


Both teams will have contests at home tomorrow when they host William Carey University. The ladies contest will be a Top 5 clash as the No. 1 ranked RedHawks tangle with the No. 4 ranked Crusaders.


In the nightcap, the RedHawk Men will meet the nation’s top-ranked men’s soccer program as the Crusaders visit with a perfect 15-0 record.


Kickoffs are set for 1:30 and 4 p.m. at Grissom Pitch.

 

In High School Football action this evening Giles County will lay their 5 wins and 3 losses on the line against Tullahoma who’s 4 and 4 on the season. All the action can be heard on AM-1420 & 100.9-FM, WKSR.

The Richland Raiders will come off a bye week to square-off against Moore County. Richland has 2 wins and 6 losses on the year, Moore County is just the opposite with 6 wins and 2 losses. The battle of the raiders can be heard on WKSR.COM streaming.

 

The Martin Methodist Athletic Department is excited to announce that it will hold the 5th Annual RedHawk 5K Glow Run at the East Campus Friday, October 27th.


The Glow Run, which has seen nearly a thousand runners take part in the event over the last three years, is a race that begins and ends at the RedHawks indoor athletic training facility.


All proceeds from the race will help benefit the Martin Methodist Athletic Department and improvements at the department's East Campus.


The race is set to start at 9 p.m. with registration set for 8 p.m.


Registration for the race is officially underway, with a $25 registration fee.


The race will feature seven classifications, with special recognition given to the first, second and third place finishers in each age division.


For more information or to register for the event, please see the official race flyer or contact Ashley White via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..