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, MoPattonSports.com, 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.

Bob Learn Jr. added another accolade to his career last week when he was voted the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year.


Learn has been the coach of Martin Methodist College for the past two seasons. He led Martin Methodist to a 33-3 conference record and the school’s first-ever outright regular-season title this past season.


The RedHawks also won the Mid-South tournament and will compete in the NAIA national championships at the end of this month in Topeka, Kansas.


Learn recently added PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli as an assistant on his coaching staff.


Learn is best known for winning five PBA tournaments, including the 1996 Flagship Open during which he tossed a televised 300 game.

Despite a last-gasp comeback attempt, the # 3 seed Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team suffered a 68-62 upset loss to #6 seed Stillman yesterday in the SSAC Women’s Basketball Championship quarterfinals at the Cramton Bowl.


Faith Sherrow, who was named Second Team All-Conference and All-Freshman team at the league’s annual awards banquet finished with 19 points.


Brooklyn Blanchard, who garnered First Team All-SSAC honors, added 12 points. Blanchard also handed out eight assists.


Destiney Williams also scored 12 points in the loss for the RedHawks, who will now await a possible at-large berth to the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship.

The Richland Lady Raiders led from the tip-off and never looked back taking a regional championship game last night against Jo Byrns…57 to 48.


The win sent the Lady Raiders into a Sectional contest Saturday Night against Summertown who lost to Loretto in their Reginal Championship tilt…51 to 48.


In the win Riley Neely led the way for the Lady Raiders with 21 points, Jesse Jennings tossed-in 19.


Riley Neely, Jesse Jennings and Kaylee Parker were selected to the All-Region Tournament Team.

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.