Coffee County high school boy’s soccer team will be competing in a play-day this Saturday. The competition will be held at Carden-Jarrell Field. Coffee County plays at 9:00am, 11:55am, 2:50pm and 5:35pm.
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Last night in the 3rd place game in the boys District 8-AAA basketball tournament at Shelbyville, Coffee County took on Lawrence County. The Wildcats took a commanding lead at halftime by a score of 41-21. Lawrence County used their inside game to pull further away in the 2nd half for a 71-43 win over Coffee County.
Lance Crismond led the Raiders with 15 points and Anthony Jackson added 14 and he was named the Gateway Tire and Service Player of the Game.
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Coffee County will compete in the Region 4-AAA tournament on Saturday beginning at 7pm. The Raiders will be on the road in Murfreesboro taking on the District 7-AAA champs, Blackman Blaze.
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The Lady Bucks (2-19, 1-14) will host Jackson State on Wednesday at Copperweld Arena, with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m. The final regular season home game is Saturday, Feb. 22 with Columbia State visiting for a 2 p.m. tipoff. McDonald, along with Winchester’s Lacy Gaines, will be honored as part of Sophomore Recognition Day.
McDonald had the best game of her career as a Lady Buck, connecting on 14-24 shots from the field including two 3-pointers and 3-4 free throws. She added seven steals and an assist while only turning the ball over one time.
Chelsea Holman also had one her best performances of the year as the freshman scored 18 points, including five 3-pointers, and pulled down nine rebounds. Kayla Pope scored 12 with three assists and three steals, and Andi LaPietra added to her league-leading blocked shot total with three, giving her 43 on the season.
The Motlow Bucks will begin their final push to finish in the top half of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) standings when they host Jackson State on Wednesday at Copperweld Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.
The Bucks (12-11, 7-8) traveled to Memphis on Saturday and dropped a 90-85 decision to nationally-ranked Southwest Tennessee, a team that Motlow beat by 14 points at home a month ago. The Bucks remain home on Saturday, Feb. 22 when Columbia State, the nation’s sixth-ranked team and the TCCAA standings leader, visits for a 4 p.m. tipoff.
Motlow will close its regular season with a trip to Dyersburg State on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 12 but was postponed due to inclement weather.
A total of 93 free throws were shot in Memphis, 48 by Southwest and 45 by Motlow. The Bucks hit 30 and the Saluqis 27, but it was shooting from the field that proved to be the difference. Motlow connected on only 42%, including 5-17 from 3-point range. Southwest hit 49% of its shots and was 7-20 from behind the arc.
Dequon Miller paced the Bucks with 27 points and seven assists. Trey James continued his awesome play with 18 points and 15 rebounds.
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The Coffee County Red Raider basketball team opened District 8AAA tournament play on Friday night as they traveled to take on Shelbyville. Zack Taylor hit an 1st National Bank 3 point shot to open the game and the Red Raiders rode that momentum the entire night winning by a final score of 62 to 56. The Raiders trailed only once, for a 2 minute spell in the 2nd quarter, as they fought off a furious 4th quarter rally by the Eagles.
Coffee County was led in scoring by senior Lucas Crismond who finished with 19 points. Junior J.P. Duncan finished with 17 points, including 3 Al White Ford/Lincoln free throws in the closing seconds to seal the win and earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. Coffee County improved their record to 9 and 17 on the year and earned themselves a District semifinal and Region 4AAA berth with the victory.
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Coffee County advances to the district semifinals on Saturday in Shelbyville as they will take on Columbia in a 3:30 contest that you can hear HERE on Thunder Radio.
The Coffee County Red Raider basketball team took on the regular season district champion Columbia Lions on Saturday afternoon in the District 8AAA tournament semifinals in Shelbyville. Coffee County used a tenacious defense and effective rebounding to take a 26 to 26 tie into the half. The game remained tied thru the first 4 minutes of the 2nd half before Columbia began to capitalize on second chance points in the paint in route to an 84 to 69 win over the Red Raiders.
Coffee County was led in scoring by senior Lucas Crismond who finished with 27 points to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. Addison Carter finished with 15 points and J.P. Duncan added 10. Coffee County’s record dropped 9 and 18 on the year with the loss.
Coffee County will take on Lawrence County in the District 8AAA consolation game on Tuesday night in Shelbyville. That game will tip off at 6:00 PM and we will have the broadcast, beginning with the Lawrence Family Motors Pregame Show at 5:50 here on Thunder Radio.
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The Coffee County Lady Raider basketball team opened District 8AAA tournament play on Thursday night as they traveled to take on Shelbyville. Coffee County battled hard for 4 quarters before falling by a final of 51 to 45. The Lady Raiders trailed by 11 at one point in the 1st half, before battling back to take their first lead in the game with 50 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter. The teams were tied with 3:37 to play at 41, before Shelbyville closed out the game at the free throw line. Coffee County was led in scoring by senior Lauren Brown who finished with 21 points to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. Fellow seniors Kelsey Munn and Katie Reid scored 6 points and 5 points respectively for the Lady Raiders. Coffee County finished the season with a final record of 9 and 18 on the year.
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The Red Raiders open District Tournament play on Friday night as they take on Shelbyville. That game will tip off at 6:00 PM and we will begin our broadcast with the Lawrence Family Motors Pregame Show which will begin at 5:50.
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A local high school is starting a football program. Boyd Christian School in Warren County where several students from Coffee County attend has hired it’s first-ever football coach. Brent Bush, who coached at Cannon County in 2010 and 2011. Bush played his high school football at Cannon County and played college ball at MTSU.
He served in the armed forces and has served as an assistant coach at several different locations where he was stationed.
Officials say Bush is currently in the process of getting the needed equipment for the football program. The Broncos will play 8-man football in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference, which consist of 12 teams.
A meeting is scheduled for Saturday at 11am at the school to discuss the football program at Boyd. Anyone interested is invited to attend.
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The winter storm and icy conditions moving through the South is causing teams to postpone games scheduled for this week.
The men’s basketball game between Vanderbilt and South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., that was scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed until Thursday. South Carolina officials announced the delay, citing the safety of the teams, staff and fans.
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Dennis Weaver will be broadcasting the games live on Thunder Radio.
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