Six members of the Martin Methodist Competitive Cheer team were recently recognized as NAIA All-Americans and NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Koby Houser, Keye Matthews and Kyndal Thomason were all recognized by the national office for their achievements on the mat this season as Houser and Matthews were named NAIA All-American bids while Thomason earned an Honorable Mention nod.

Houser, a freshman from Summertown, earned All-American honors in his very first season of competition as a RedHawk.

Matthews, a senior from Columbia, earned his third All-American honor in as many seasons. Matthews was on the NAIA's inaugural All-American list in 2017 and he followed up with the same award in 2018. Matthews is one of just three, three-time All-Americans in NAIA history.

Thomason, a freshman from White House, was named Honorable Mention in her first season of competition as a RedHawk.

Academically, three RedHawks were recognized for their commitment to excellence in the classroom. Katie Heard, McKinley Heard and Tori Williams are were recognized as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

The SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament starts tomorrow. Games on-tap include…

First Round…tomorrow (Wednesday)

#12 Missouri vs. #13 Georgia, 6 p.m. CT, SEC Network

#11 Texas A&M vs. #14 Vanderbilt, SEC Network


Second Round…Thursday

#8 Florida vs. #9 Arkansas, 12 p.m. CT, SEC Network

#7 Ole Miss vs. #10 Alabama, 6 p.m. CT, SEC Network

Other games on tap will be announced as SEC games are completed.

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,, 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.