The Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team will play two crucial Southern States Athletic Conference contests before Christmas break.


Tomorrow the RedHawks will host # 13 Dalton State College in a single contest. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. inside the Curry Christian Life Center.


Monday, the RedHawks will host # 12 Faulkner University in a doubleheader that has been rescheduled.


The contest will tipoff at a special 3:30 p.m. afternoon start, with the RedHawk Women’s Basketball game to follow at 5:30 p.m.

The Richland Vs. Cornersville Basketball Games scheduled for this evening (Friday, December 15th) have been cancelled due to illness throughout the Giles County School System.

 

On the hardwoods last night the Richland Lady Raiders topped Huntland 47 to 38.
No score was reported in the Boys Contest

Next up for Richland is a twinbill with Loretto next Tuesday.

 

In High School Hoops last night the Giles County Bobcats split a pair with neighboring Lawrence County.


The Lady ‘Cats topped Lawrence County 65 to 48.


In the nightcap, the Wildcats of Lawrence County outlasted the GCHS Bobcats 67 to 51.

 

On tap for tonight, the Richland Raiders and Lady Raiders will square-off against the Huntland Hornets.


Next up for the Giles County Bobcats and Lady’Cats is a Thursday tilt with Spring Hill.

 

Covenant Christian pitcher Kayla Kennamore hasn’t been playing softball as long as many of her peers, but she’s developed quickly enough as a player to earn a playing opportunity at NAIA Martin Methodist college in Pulaski, Tennessee.

She took up the sport as a 7th grader who had transferred to Covenant Christian hopeful of making friends but not expecting to contribute much.


Over the last three years Kennamore has totaled 35 wins with a 3.53 ERA according to coach Matt Johnson.


Kennamore wants to study bio-chemistry. Part of a 22-person senior class, Kennamore liked that Martin Methodist is a small school. She attended a camp there this past summer, met some of the members of the team and looks forward to joining them next year.


Kennamore wanted to thank head coach Matt Johnson and assistant Craig Black for letting her realize college softball was an option and pushing her to be better.


“They’ve never given up on me,” she said. “They deserve more recognition than I do.”

 

In Friday night’s Toyota East/West All-Star Classic at Austin Peay’s Fortera Stadium The West lost to the East squad 16-10.


The West committed a couple of early turnovers and trailed 10-0 at the end of the opening quarter, and never really put together a sustained offensive drive until early in the fourth period.


A blocked punt put the West in business at the East 38 with five minutes remaining, and Giles County’s John Bachus capped the short drive with a 5-yard scoring pass to Germantown’s Jacolby Hewitt.


Bachus tallied 144 passing yards and a TD and Cane Ridge’s Jashun Bryant had three total tackles, two for loss and a blocked punt. The duo were the West’s offensive and defensive players of the game.

 

Martin Methodist junior outside hitter Sabrie Sirmones, a 2015 Loretto High School graduate, was named to the 2017 All-Region list by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.


The junior was one of 14 ladies named to the All-Northeast Region list. RedHawk teammate and senior Belen Albertos Acensio was named Honorable Mention.


Sirmones led the RedHawks in kills this season with 403 total finishes – nearly double that of the next highest RedHawk attacker.


Sirmones becomes the first AVCA All-Region performer for the RedHawks since 2009.

 

Tomorrow is the big day for a couple of Giles County Bobcats. Giles County will be well represented in tomorrow’s Toyota East/West Football All-Star Classic at Austin Peay’s Fortera Stadium, with two local players on the West squad.


Bobcats participating in the contest include Giles County quarterback John Bachus defensive tackle Davonte Murphy.


Marshall County offensive tackle Dave Roberts and defensive end Tavi McLean will also participate as will players from Spring Hill and Columbia.


Players and coaches landed in Clarksville on Tuesday for daily practices.


Kickoff is set for 7pm, tomorrow December 8th and the game will be shown live on ESPN3.

 

The Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team checked in at # 19 in first edition of the NAIA Women’s Basketball Top 25 poll released yesterday.


The RedHawks are 9-3 through their first 12 games and already own three wins over ranked opponents. The RedHawks hung on for a 43-42 victory over then # 11 Bethel University this past Saturday in the Curry Christian Life Center.


RedHawks head coach Kyle Bent also recently became the winningest coach in program history. Bent picked up his 76th victory when the RedHawks defeated Fisk University November 28th.


The RedHawks have two contests this week, highlighted by an exhibition contest versus NCAA Division I foe Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

 

On the hardwoods this weekend….


The Giles County Bobcats and Lady’Cats will take on Franklin in a rare Saturday contest.


The Richland Raiders and Lady Raiders will square-off against Wayne County tonight live on AM-1420 and 100.9-FM beginning with pre-game around 5:45pm.