In High School Hoops last night the Richland Lady Raiders shutdown The Huntland Lady Hornets…70 to 46. Jessie Jennings tossed-in 21 points, Riley Neely added 17 in the win.


In the nightcap, the Raiders made it a sweep on the evening with a 61 to 54 win over the Hornets. Logan Helton and Daniel Nicholson each had 17 points in the win.

Tennessee Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt is just a little excited with the latest news for the Vols.


In Pruitt’s efforts to rebuild at Tennessee, The Vols claimed three big recruiting wins with Five-star offensive lineman Darnell Wright and four-star linebacker Henry To'oto'o (two Oh Toe), both chose the Tennessee Vols on National Signing Day 2019.


In addition, Kenney Solomon a three-star senior cornerback from Myrtle Beach, announced Wednesday afternoon that he has committed to Tennessee, choosing the Vols over Rutgers, Louisville and Colorado on National Signing Day.

In Recent High School Basketball Action..

The Richland Lady Raiders made quick work out of Mt Pleasant…78 to 16. Riley Neely led the way with 25 points, Jessie Jennings tossed-in 18.
Mt Pleasant turned the tables in the nightcap beating the Richland Raiders…62 to 59. Logan Helton had 14, Daniel Nicholson added 13.

The Giles County Bobcats lost to Murfreesboro Central Magnet…52 to 39, There was no score reported in the Ladies Contest.

The Martin Methodist College Athletic Department is inviting the Giles County community to attend February’s RedHawk Athletic Luncheon tomorrow at the Hickory House Restaurant.


This month’s luncheon has a special start time of 12:30 p.m. The cost of the buffet will be $5 (excluding drink) and the RedHawks will pick up the balance of your buffet tab.


February’s guest speaker is former Giles County and University of Tennessee football running back Sam Edgmon.


Edgmon will speak to the key elements in building his foundation for a successful academic and athletic experience that transitioned into an early opportunistic professional beginning.

The Martin Methodist College Athletic Department is inviting the Giles County community to attend February’s RedHawk Athletic Luncheon Wednesday, Febraury 6th, at the Hickory House Restaurant.


February’s guest speaker is former Giles County and University of Tennessee football running back Sam Edgmon. Currently, Edgmon is Senior Manager for Channel Accounts with Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America.


Edgmon will speak to the key elements in building his foundation for a successful academic and athletic experience that transitioned into an early opportunistic professional beginning.


A 2007 Giles County High graduate, Edgmon received his Sport Management degree from Tennessee in 2010. Edgmon also holds an MBA degree from the University of North Alabama.


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 12:50pm.

In Recent High School Basketball action…

The Richland Raiders and Lady Raiders swept Culleoka, The Raiders won… 53 to 35, The Lady Raiders topped Culleoka…59 to 40.

The Giles County Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats split a pair with Community High School, The Lady ‘Cats lost…76 to 55, the Bobcats won over Community…68 to 64.

The USA Shooting Board of Directors elected Martin Methodist Clay Target head coach Chad Whittenburg as Chairman at the organization’s first meeting of 2019 in Colorado Springs earlier this month.


“I am very excited about the direction of the USA Shooting Board,” Whittenburg said. “(Vice Chair Rick Marsh) and I are very like-minded, passionate, that have both been involved with this organization for many years.”


“We are lucky to have two businessmen with such a strong background in the many levels of this organization who are eager to share their knowledge, experience and their voices on this board,” said USA Shooting CEO Keith Enlow. “They’ve been involved in USA Shooting from the grassroots-level on up so I am excited about the leadership they can bring to these positions.”


Whittenburg and the RedHawks begin their spring competition season next week when they travel to Savannah, Georgia for the ACUI Regional Championships.

In The Latest Tennessee High School Basketball Class A Rankings the Richland Lady Raiders hold down the Number Nine Ranking with an 18 wins, 3 loss record.


The Loretto Lady Mustangs claim the Number Three Ranking with 21 wins and 1 loss.


Summertown claims the Number Six spot in the Top Ten with 20 wins, and 4 losses.

The Martin Methodist Men’s Basketball team snapped a three-game losing skid Thursday night in a 67-62 victory versus University of Mobile in the Curry Christian Life Center.

Jordan Olison led the way with 17 points, while he added two assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action. Big man Dwayne Ward also added 17 points to go along with 11 rebounds and four blocks.

The double-double was the fourth of the year for the senior. The win was a much-needed momentum boost for the RedHawks, who had lost three straight.

The Martin Methodist Women’s Basketball team erased a double-digit deficit on two different occasions, but could not pull off the come-from-behind victory in a 70-67 loss to University of Mobile Thursday night in the Curry Christian Life Center.

The loss spoiled a valiant performance from Brooklyn Blanchard, whose 27 points were a game high. Faith Sherrow finished with nine points to flank Blanchard in the scoring column. With a healthy dose of minutes, newcomer Yasmine Daniel finished with seven points and a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor.

The loss marked the first home defeat of the season for the RedHawks and snapped a 24-game home win streak.