A teacher and football coach at Summit High School was arrested on DUI charges Sunday in Marshall County.

Brian Coleman, 42, was arrested on DUI charges in Marshall County early Sunday morning.

Coleman, who teaches Bridge Math and is the head football coach at Summit, was arrested on charges of DUI, violation of implied consent and driving on a roadway lined for traffic.

Williamson County Schools said it was aware of the incident and looking into it.

Martin Methodist College saw members of its staff and faculty recognized Sunday night at the Southern States Athletic Conference Awards Banquet in Montgomery.

MMC Assistant Athletic Director Wade Neely was recognized as the league’s Sports Information Director of the Year.

Neely, a Pulaski native, is in his seventh season at MMC. Neely is a 2005 Giles County High School graduate and graduated with an Electronic Media Journalism degree from MTSU in 2009.

Dr. George Cheatham, Director of International Studies, Grants Coordinator and English Professor at MMC, was named to the league’s All-Faculty Team.

Ardmore’s Lee Hodges shot a seven-under par 281 over the weekend to finish 10th in the KC Golf Classic in Kansas City, Missouri.

It was Hodges’ best showing in his first season on the Web.com tour. He’s played in nine events and made five cuts. The $16,200 he received for 10th pushed his tour totals to $33,614.

Hodges played college golf at UAB and Alabama.

The #3 Martin Methodist Softball team took the lead on three different occasions, but ultimately dropped a 5-4, 12-inning contest to #1 seed University of Mobile Sunday afternoon at the 2019 SSAC Softball Championship at Wilson-Morgan Park.

After a full day of play Thursday and Friday, inclement weather Saturday forced the teams to play the elimination bracket final Sunday morning.

The loss ended a valiant tournament run for the RedHawks, who played five games in four days, winning two ballgames Friday to stay alive in the tournament.

RedHawk freshman catcher Shelby Clifton was named to the league's All-Tournament team.

Top-seed Mobile would eventually defeat #7 seed Blue Mountain twice in the Championship round to win the conference title.

In recent High School Sports…

The Richland Raiders Baseball team topped Culleoka…7 to 4.

The Giles County Bobcat Baseball team beat Community…9 to 4 and lost to Forrest…10 to 1.

In recent High School diamond action…

The Richland Raiders claimed two of three wins topping Mt Pleasant…10 to 1, and 13 to 2, and losing to Fayetteville…6 to 4.

In softball action the Lady Raiders lost to Santa Fe…2 to nothing.


The Giles Count Bobcats Baseball Team beat Forrest…4 to 1

The Giles County Lady ‘Cats beat Culleoka…2 to 1, and lost to Murfreesboro Central Magnet…3 to nothing and Lawrence County…4 to 3.

After a sensational week at the plate, Martin Methodist shortstop Sabrina Gilliam was named NAIA Softball National Player of the Week.

Gilliam, a Columbia, Tennessee, native, was eligible for the honor after she was named the Southern States Athletic Conference’s Player of the Week.

Dating back to 2000, Gilliam is believed to be the first-ever national honor for the RedHawk Softball program.

The junior earned the award thanks to a stellar week at the plate where she went 15-for-21 across six games. 10 of Gilliam’s hits went for extra bases as she recorded 10 doubles to go along with two home runs and a triple. Gilliam drove in 14 runs on the week while scoring 13 times.