The eighth-seeded Martin Methodist Men's Basketball team trailed just once and never relinquished the lead in a 70-62 victory over ninth-seeded University of Mobile in the opening round of the 2019 SSAC Men's Basketball Championship at the Cramton Bowl.
Dwayne Ward scored a game-high 21 points and tracked down eight rebounds.
Jordan Olison flanked Ward with 14 points and a team-best three assists.
As a team, the RedHawks shot 53.7 percent from the floor.
The win moved the RedHawks to the quarterfinals of the tournament, with a matchup versus top-seeded Stillman set for 2:15pm Thursday afternoon.
Today (Wednesday), the RedHawk Men’s Basketball team begins conference tournament play with a matchup versus University of Mobile in the opening round of the SSAC Championship. The RedHawks and Rams split their regular-season series and will meet for the very first time in the postseason. Tipoff is set for 10:45am in Montgomery, Alabama.
Tomorrow (Thursday), the RedHawk Men and Women’s Tennis teams are looking to draw the largest crowd in program history when they host a pair of Top 10 nationally ranked programs from Lindsey Wilson College. The RedHawks and Blue Raiders will meet for men and women’s action beginning at 1pm at Magazine Road Park in Pulaski.
Yesterday the Martin Methodist Baseball team suffered an 11-5 loss to # 15 nationally-ranked Bryan College. Giles County native Rob McMasters cranked a home run in the first inning of the contest for the RedHawks, who are at home this weekend versus Blue Mountain College.
Yesterday also saw the RedHawk Softball team suffer a pair of hard-luck losses, 3-1 and 3-2 in 9 innings to former rival Freed-Hardeman University. The RedHawks hit the road this weekend for five games at the NAIA Gulf Coast Invitational in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The Richland Lady Raiders continue their post season march as the defeated the Houston County Fighting Irish last night…45 to 33.
Jesse Jennings and Riley Neely led the charge tossing-in 16 points each.
The win sets-up a regional championship tilt Wednesday night against #16 Jo Byrns at 7pm.
Classic KSR will have all the action here on 1420am and 100.9 and 107.7 beginning with the pre-game around 6:45pm
The Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team picked up a victory and the men suffered a heartbreaking defeat as the teams split an SSAC doubleheader Thursday night.
In the opener, the RedHawks never trailed as they claimed a 74-47 victory versus William Carey University.
10 different RedHawks scored in the victory, led by Faith Sherrow’s 14. Keely Ellison added 11 in the win.
In the nightcap, the RedHawk men missed a potential game-tying free throw with 5.2 seconds left in an eventual 65-63 defeat to #14 ranked William Carey.
Jordan Olison led the RedHawks with 19 points, while Mook Mason added 13. Big man Chike Augustine had a career-high 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the defeat.
Both teams will celebrate Senior Day this Saturday when they host Loyola University-New Orleans. The teams will recognize their seniors in between games of the doubleheader, which begins at 2 p.m.
Rowdy RedHawk won the 2019 SSAC Mascot Challenge, defeating Claws of Bethel University by a score of 1,616 to 1,378 in the finals.
The title is the first ever for Rowdy in the three-year competition. Claws had won the previous two SSAC Mascot Challenges.
Voting for all three rounds took place via polls on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram stories. In all, 9,760 votes were cast in the challenge.
Rowdy claimed more votes in two of the three social media platforms versus Claws.
“We are excited that our RedHawk fans, both new and old, pulled together on social media to help Rowdy earn his first ever Mascot Challenge title,” RedHawks Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain said.
Boater Chad Aaron of Lawrenceburg caught five bass Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville.
For his win, Aaron earned $4,363.
Another Lawrenceburg boater claimed 5th in the tournament, Scott Towry caught five bass weighing 21 pounds 10 ounces and took home $833.
Martin Methodist College inducted Dana Davis and Tom Thurman as the two newest members of its prestigious Sports Hall of Fame, adding them to an elite group featuring 60-plus inductees that include former Olympians, National Champions and school record holders.
Dana Davis was one of the most reliable and dependable student workers in the athletic department’s history. Davis served as both student assistant and student trainer for four seasons with Women’s Basketball and three with Softball. Additionally, she spent two seasons as trainer with the RedHawk soccer programs.
Tom Thurman excelled in both baseball and tennis at Martin Methodist, playing for both Coach Kermit Smith and Jimmy Earle. In addition to his time on the field of play, Thurman was also a member of the Gamma Beta Phi honor society.
Tennessee High School Mr and Miss Basketball winners will be announced in mid-March in conjunction with the TSSAA state basketball tournaments in Murfreesboro.
This year, one of last year’s winners and another local player are nominated.
Marshall County's K.J. Johnson (Class AA boys), who on the award last year is nominated again this year, along with first time nominee, Karly Weathers (Class A girls) of Loretto.