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.

A Tennessee bill to allow sports betting has passed the House of Representatives.

The House voted Wednesday to allow and regulate statewide mobile and interactive sports gambling, without brick-and-mortar betting locations. It still requires Senate approval.

Proponents said sports betting is already taking place illegally state wide, and the bill would create order, regulation and revenue. Several Republican opponents argued the bill would fuel addiction.

This is the eight year that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the official benefiting charity partner of the St. Jude Rock-n-Roll Marathon. It’s because of the generous support of the people of the state of Tennessee and people across the country that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continues to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Last year more than 3,000 St. Jude Heroes participated in the race, raising over $2 million for the hospital by securing donations from family, friends and co-workers.

This year the race will step-off Saturday at 7:15am in downtown Nashville.

In recent High School action…

The Richland Raiders spilt a pair on the diamond with Santa Fe, winning…3 to 2, and losing…1 to nothing.

The Lady Raiders Softball team lost to Columbia…7 to 6.


The Bobcats Baseball team took a pair from Community…11 to 6, and 9 to nothing.

The Lady Cats Softball Squad topped Marshal County…10 to nothing.