Coffee County held a 1-0 after the 3rd inning when Ashlyn Young singled home Anna Spellings. Behind the 11 strikeouts from Brianna Jones the Lady Raiders held the lead until the 7th inning. Riverdale would score 4 unearned runs thanks to 4 Lady Raider errors. The Warriors scored all 4 runs with 2 outs and held Coffee County scoreless in the bottom of the 7th to earn their 5th trip the state tournament.
Senior Ashlyn Young was named the Gateway Tire and Service Player of the Game.
The Lady Raiders finish 28-10 for the 2013 season.
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For the first time in school history the Coffee County boy’s soccer team competed in the state sectional round of the state playoffs. The Raiders came up short 4-0 at Smyrna on Saturday afternoon.
Coffee County wrapped up the season at 10-8-3.
Two Raiders, Ricky Ramirez and Baltazar Barrera have both signed scholarships to college soccer at Martin-Methodist.
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Givins will take a position as assistant boys basketball coach at South Forsyth High School in Cummings, Ga., northeast of Atlanta. He will be assisting head coach Manson Hill, who won back-to-back Georgia state girls basketball titles at nearby Gainesville High School in 2003 and 2004. Givens assisted Hill both years the Gainsville girls were state champions.
The Raiders finished 35-77 in the 4 years under Givins.
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The Red Raiders came into the match at 10-6-3 falling to Cookeville twice who came in at 15-6-1.
At the 18 minute mark of the 1st half the Cavilers took a 1-0 lead. That was the only goal in the first 40 minutes. Cookeville knocked in a goal at the 6 minute of the 2nd half to take a 2-0 advantage. That lead would hold and Cookeville defeated the Raiders by that 2-0 score.
Coffee County will play its sectional match on Saturday at Smyrna and with a win the Raiders will move on to next week’s TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling state tournament in Murfreesboro for the first time in the programs history.
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The Region 3-AAA softball championship belongs to the Lady Raiders of Coffee County. The Lady Raiders had one big inning and that’s all it took as Coffee County defeated Soddy Daisy 5-0 to move into the Sectional end of the state playoffs Saturday night at 7pm versus Riverdale at home.
The Lady Raiders scored all 5 runs in the 3rd inning on 5 hits. The biggest came from Pitcher Brianna Jones who knocked in 2 runs with a double. Jones struck out 10 Lady Trojan batters to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game. Bethany Baker added 2 hits and scored a run in the win.
Thunder Radio will have the broadcast of the sectional game originally scheduled for Friday night. LIVE coverage of Saturday night’s Riverdale-Coffee County game starts at 6:45pm
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Last night in high school boy’s soccer the Coffee County Red Raiders traveled to Cleveland to battle the Blue Raiders in the Region 3-AAA semi-finals. Coffee County scored two first half goals and held on for 2-0 win over Cleveland. The Red Raiders improved to 10-6-3 on the season and will play for the Region 3-AAA championship on Thursday night.
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All proceeds go to the Manchester Kiwanis Club and the Manchester Old Timers Day.
Competition will be broken down to four-man teams.
The $75 fee ($45 fee for Willowbrook members) includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and a chance to win prizes. Included is a chance to hit a hole in one on the 17th and win a new car from John Roberts.
Tournament officials are also looking for sponsorships.
Rule sheet sponsors are $10, cart sponsors are $25, half sponsors are $50 and hole sponsorship is $100.
To sign up for the tourney, call the Willowbrook Pro Shop or contact Bobby Cummings at 728-4711.
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Motlow Lady Bucks head basketball coach Aaron Holland has announced that Moore County High School guard Erin Thomas has signed to continue her basketball career at Motlow College. Thomas is a 5-6 guard who scored over 1,000 points and shot over 40% from 3-point range in her career. She was named to the All-District 9-A team her junior and senior seasons.
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