Martin Methodist College inducted Dana Davis and Tom Thurman as the two newest members of its prestigious Sports Hall of Fame, adding them to an elite group featuring 60-plus inductees that include former Olympians, National Champions and school record holders.


Dana Davis was one of the most reliable and dependable student workers in the athletic department’s history. Davis served as both student assistant and student trainer for four seasons with Women’s Basketball and three with Softball. Additionally, she spent two seasons as trainer with the RedHawk soccer programs.


Tom Thurman excelled in both baseball and tennis at Martin Methodist, playing for both Coach Kermit Smith and Jimmy Earle. In addition to his time on the field of play, Thurman was also a member of the Gamma Beta Phi honor society.

Tennessee High School Mr and Miss Basketball winners will be announced in mid-March in conjunction with the TSSAA state basketball tournaments in Murfreesboro.


This year, one of last year’s winners and another local player are nominated.


Marshall County's K.J. Johnson (Class AA boys), who on the award last year is nominated again this year, along with first time nominee, Karly Weathers (Class A girls) of Loretto.

The Martin Methodist Basketball teams claimed victories over Blue Mountain College last night.


The RedHawk women improved to 16-9 on the year and 10-5 in the league with a 76-52 victory. Junior guard Brooklyn Blanchard led the way with 18 points and 10 assists for her first career double-double. Senior Keely Ellison added 14 points in the win.


The RedHawk men snapped a three-game losing skid with their 76-68 victory versus Blue Mountain. Junior forward Isaiah Blacksmith led the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds in his first-ever RedHawk double-double. Senior guard Jordan Olison added 19 points.

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.