Marshall County girls basketball was not expected to make it the state tournament.


Coach David Steely had only two seniors, but throughout the season, the Lady Tigers didn't let that hamper them.


They made it to Murfreesboro for the first time since 2008 when they won their last championship. But they fell short in getting to the title game for the first time since then.


The Lady Tigers lost to Westview 46-37 in a TSSAA Class AA state semifinal Friday at Middle Tennessee State's Murphy Center.


The Loretto Lady Mustangs made it to the Championship Game, but ultimately lost to Gibson County…50 to 42.


Loretto was well represented though as Kinsley Weathers, and Morgan Welch made the All-Tournament Team, Carley Weathers was the Tournament MVP.

The Martin Methodist Baseball team had a huge weekend, taking the first two games from # 18 University of Mobile on the road. The RedHawks won the opener, 5-3, in 10 innings and won the nightcap, 4-3.


RedHawk outfielder Riley Phillips was the hero in the first ballgame, smacking a game-tying, 2-run homer in the seventh and then cranking a game-winning, 2-run blast in the 10th.


Third baseman Tyler Robb had two homers himself in the second contest as the RedHawks picked up the series victory in just two ballgames.


Saturday’s contest saw the RedHawks fall by an 8-2 margin as they were unable to complete the sweep.


RedHawk Baseball returns to action on Wednesday when they host # 2 nationally-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan. First pitch is set for 3pm at Bobby Walker Field in Pulaski.

The Martin Methodist Men’s Golf team improved by 15 strokes to fend off the competition and take home the 2019 RedHawk Spring Classic Thursday at Robert Trent Jones The Shoals Fighting Joe Course.


After the RedHawks posted a round of 308 on Wednesday to finish tied for first, they improved by 15 shots in Thursday’s final round, the RedHawks finished with a two-day total of 601…15 shots ahead of Blue Mountain.


Senior Eli Marty, who posted a 75 on Wednesday, bounced back with a round of 72 on Thursday to finish fifth on the individual leaderboard.


North Alabama’s Eli Hodges shot a 69 on Wednesday and posted a 73 on Thursday to win the tournament by three shots.


Fellow senior Tate Lowery followed Marty with rounds of 77 and 73 for an eighth-place finish.

Day two of the TSSAA State Basketball Tournament saw the Loretto lady Mustangs continue their assault on High School Hoops beating Oneida…59 to 40.


Loretto will play Greenfield today @ The Murphy Center @ MTSU.

 

The Summertown Lady Eagles lost to Gibson County…50 to 32 to end their season.

From The TSSAA State Tournament, Day 1…


Marshall County Girls topped DeKalb County…34 to 31. Marshall County will play Westview at 11:30am tomorrow in a Class AA state semifinal.


On Tap for today, the Loretto Lady Mustangs will play Oneida @ 1:15pm, and the Summertown Lady Eagles will play Gibson County @ 6pm. Both games will be live @ The Murphy Center @ MTSU.

One of the Mid-State’s brightest Basketball Stars claimed his second Mr. Basketball trophy yesterday in Murfreesboro.


KJ Johnson of Marshall County claimed the 2019 Class AA Mr. Basketball trophy for the second year in a row.


The trophies were handed out before the start of the TSSAA High School Basketball Tournament at the Murphy Center at MTSU.

There’s been a few Changes in the RedHawk Home Baseball schedule this week due to the weather.


The Redhawks will play today (Tuesday) at 1:00pm a Single Game, and they’ll also play tomorrow (Wednesday) at Noon a Double Header.

The Martin Methodist College Athletic Department is inviting everyone to attend March's RedHawk Athletic Luncheon Wednesday at the Hickory House Restaurant.


March's guest speaker is Maurice Patton, Sports Editor of The Daily Herald in Columbia. Patton was named Sports Editor in October 2016 after previously operating a web-based publication, MoPattonSports.com, which focused on Middle Tennessee high school athletics.


Patton has worked in print and electronic sports journalism in the Midstate for more than 30 years, including The Tennessean, covering professional and collegiate sports as well as high schools.


Come join the RedHawks in the RedHawk Room at the Hickory House Restaurant for a social, fast-paced "power luncheon" with limited seating. The luncheon will conclude by 12:50 p.m.

Bob Learn Jr. added another accolade to his career last week when he was voted the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year.


Learn has been the coach of Martin Methodist College for the past two seasons. He led Martin Methodist to a 33-3 conference record and the school’s first-ever outright regular-season title this past season.


The RedHawks also won the Mid-South tournament and will compete in the NAIA national championships at the end of this month in Topeka, Kansas.


Learn recently added PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli as an assistant on his coaching staff.


Learn is best known for winning five PBA tournaments, including the 1996 Flagship Open during which he tossed a televised 300 game.

Despite a last-gasp comeback attempt, the # 3 seed Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team suffered a 68-62 upset loss to #6 seed Stillman yesterday in the SSAC Women’s Basketball Championship quarterfinals at the Cramton Bowl.


Faith Sherrow, who was named Second Team All-Conference and All-Freshman team at the league’s annual awards banquet finished with 19 points.


Brooklyn Blanchard, who garnered First Team All-SSAC honors, added 12 points. Blanchard also handed out eight assists.


Destiney Williams also scored 12 points in the loss for the RedHawks, who will now await a possible at-large berth to the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship.