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Lady Raiders Win Regular Season District Volleyball Championship

Sydney Pearson goes up for a block as Valaina Barger(#18) protects against the cross in a recent match... Photo by John St Clair

Sydney Pearson goes up for a block as Valaina Barger(#18) protects against the cross in a recent match…
Photo by John St Clair

The Coffee County Central High School volleyball claimed the regular season District 8AAA volleyball title on Tuesday night with a dominating straight set win at Franklin County. The Lady Raiders dispatched the Lady Rebels by set scores of 25 to 7, 25 to 8 and 25 to 10 to improve their record to 26 & 12 on the year and 9 and 1 in district play. The Lady Raiders dominated all aspects of the match as they scored 25 kills on the night led by Sydney Pearson who had 7. Brittany Williams led the team in assists with 12 and aces with 6 while Maddie Taylor had 5 digs to lead the Lady Riders in digs. With the win, the Lady Raiders clinched the top seed in the District 8 AAA Tournament that will be held in Columbia. After a 1st round bye, the Lady Raiders will take on the winner of the Lawrence County/Tullahoma first round matchup. That match will take place at 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 9th and we will bring you the action here on Thunder Radio. Coffee County will close out the regular season on Thursday night as they play host to White County for Senior Night.

Middle School Raiders Fall Just Short In CTC Championship Game

Tuesday was 8th grade recognition night for the middle school Raiders.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

Tuesday was 8th grade recognition night for the middle school Raiders.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

It was a battle for the Central Tennessee Conference regular season football championship Tuesday night in Manchester. The Middle School Raiders hosted the Warriors of White County.
The Raiders took an early advantage with 3:48 left in 1st quarter on a Weston Hargroves 2-yard TD run. Just before halftime White County took the lead on touchdown run and 2-point conversion.
Headed into the 4th quarter the score remained the same. The Raiders put together a great drive in the final couple of minutes of play. Coffee County went for a throwback pass to the QB in the last few seconds of the game, but could not connect. The Warriors defeated the Raiders 8-6 to win the 2014 championship.
Trace Bryant who had a 43-yard reception was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.
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Coffee County finishes with a 6-2 overall record.

TSSAA State Golf Tournament Begins For Coffee County

Hollee Sadler hits her approach shot at #5 during the state tournament on Tuesday. Sadler has played in 3 consecutive state tournaments.

Hollee Sadler hits her approach shot at #5 during the state tournament on Tuesday. Sadler has played in 3 consecutive state tournaments.

The TSSAA State Golf Tournament began yesterday in Manchester for Class AAA high school teams. The Coffee County Lady Raiders after day 1 are in 2nd place after shooting a team score of 152. Hollee Sadler carded a 72 and Savannah Quick posted an 80. Rossview leads the team competition with a score of 143. Reagan Greene of Rossview is on top in the individual standings with a 68 followed Aubree Jones of Brighton with 69 and Sadler heads to day 2 in 3rd place 4 shots out of the lead.
In boy’s play Coffee County’s Jacob Prater got off to a tough start shooting a 46 over his first 9-holes but battled back with an outstanding 3-under 33 on his next 9. Jacob is in the middle of the pack that is led by Jacob Sherlin of Hendersonville who scored a 4-under 68. The Commandos also lead the team scores with a 289, 1-over par.
The final day of the tournament is Wednesday at Willowbrook.

Prep Roundup For Monday (Sept. 29)

Jenna Garretson (#21) battles for possession in a recent match.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

Jenna Garretson (#21) battles for possession in a recent match.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

The Coffee County Middle School soccer team hosted Algood on Monday night at the CHS field in a makeup game from August.  Allie Amado got a first half goal to send the game into the half even at 1.  Algood notched their one goal on a corner kick. In the second half, the Lady Raiders cranked up the offensive pressure outshooting the visitors from Putnam County.  Abby Morgan, Jenna Garretson and Julia Duncan all found the back of the net for the Lady Raiders.  With the win, Coffee Middle finished the regular season with a record of 10-0-1.  The Lady Raiders will take part in the conference tournament coming up on Saturday which will be hosted by Harris.

The Central High School volleyball team got their 25th win of the year as they won a 3 set non district match at Grundy County on Monday night. The Lady Raiders got a 25 to 20 win in the first set only to see the Lady Jackets tie the match in the second by a score of 25 to 21. This forced a decisive 3rd set which Coffee County won by a score of 15 to 8. Tyger Fenton led the Lady Raiders in kills with 8 and digs with 7.  Brittany Williams had 3 service aces and 8 assists.  With the win, Coffee County improved to 25 and 12 on the season.  The Lady Raiders will close out their district season Tuesday night in Winchester as they take on Franklin County.  First serve is set for 6:00 PM.

Golf Tournament For Lady Raider Softball

golf6th Annual Lady Raider Softball Golf Tournament

Tee Time – Noon on October 18th

Call Willowbrook Golf Course to sign up at 728-8989

4 Man Scramble – $300.00 per Team – Meal Included

Middle School JV Finishes Undefeated

Coffee County Middle soccer Lady Raiders... Photos by Dennis Weaver

Coffee County Middle soccer Lady Raiders with Head Coach Travis O’Kelly… Photos by Dennis Weaver

 

The Coffee County Middle School JV soccer team completed a perfect season on Saturday as they won the CTC JV soccer tournament at the CCMS Field. The Lady Raiders, who came into the tournament as the top seed, faced off against Tullahoma in the opening round. The Lady Raiders got 2 goals from Julia Duncan and a goal from Maddie Jones to advance to the finals by a score of 3 to 1. That set up a meeting in the finals with the 3rd seeded Eagles of Harris Middle.

Julia Duncan dribbles the ball for the Lady Raiders.

Julia Duncan dribbles the ball for the Lady Raiders.

In the finals, Julia Duncan bent a beautiful corner kick just inside the far post to give Coffee County a 1 to 0 lead which they carried into the halftime break. Duncan added her 4th goal of the day in the 34th minute to extend the lead to 2 to 0. The Eagles stepped up the pressure as they added a goal in the 40th minute to tighten the match, but great defense and effective ball control helped the Lady Raiders close out the match, and the championship, by a final score of 2 to 1.

Raiders Win! Raiders Win!

LB Reese Pratt  makes a big hit for Coffee County.

LB Reese Pratt makes a big hit for Coffee County.

Homecoming 2014 for Coffee County High School will be remembered for several things including an outstanding football game. The Raiders defeated Stone Memorial 24-21 after a terrific defensive effort on the game’s final play. The Panthers went for it on 4th down from the Coffee County 15 with only 4 seconds remaining. LB Mill Harner was able to knock down the pass in the end-zone to secure the win.
The Raiders gave up over 400 yards to Stone Memorial but stepped up when they had to, earning the Red Raiders their 2nd win on the year.
Coffee County went with 3 running backs on almost every offensive play and that helped propel Freshman Quarterback Alontae Taylor to 131 yards on 20 carries and he scored twice and senior Cody Howes finished with 123 yards on 19 carries and 1 TD. Kicker and Receiver Cole Hawkins kicked a field-goal in the game and was named Homecoming King. Morgan Taylor was voted Queen.

Homecoming King Cole Hawkins and Queen Morgan Taylor.. Photos by Barry West

Homecoming King Cole Hawkins and Queen Morgan Taylor.. Photos by Barry West

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Jacoby Lowe who plays offensive line and played Linebacker on defense earned the Gateway Tire and Service player of the game.
The Raiders are off this week before traveling to Franklin County on October 10.

Homecoming 2014 For The Red Raiders

 A crowd of over 1,000 people attended last night's pep rally... Photos by Barry West

A crowd of over 1,000 people attended last night’s pep rally… Photos by Barry West

Tonight is the Homecoming football game for Coffee County High School. The game is set for 7pm at Carden-Jarrell field. The Raiders are hosting the Stone Memorial Panthers from Crossville. Crowning of the King and Queen will take place at halftime.
Last night a huge pep rally was held at the downtown square in Manchester. Many people attended and had wonderful time getting the team fired up for tonight’s game.
Remember you can hear the game live on Thunder Radio beginning with the Friday Night Thunder pre-game show at 6pm and the kickoff at 7pm.

Huge crowd cheers on the Raiders at the big pep rally. The Homecoming game is tonight at 7pm.

Huge crowd cheers on the Raiders at the big pep rally. The Homecoming game is tonight at 7pm.

Middle and High School Volleyball Action On Thursday

volleyball5The Coffee Middle Lady Raiders wrapped up their volleyball season Thursday night with a home floor win over Harris Middle. Set score were 25-8 and 25-11. Abigail Layne had 5 aces and Haley Richardson finished the night with 3 kills and an ace.
Coffee County finished at 12-3 for the year.
The JV team also won 25-13 and 25-9.

Thursday night at the Joe Frank Patch gym in Manchester the Coffee County Lady Raiders picked up a straight set win over District 8-AAA foe Lawrence County. Set scores were; 25-19, 25-10 and 25-18.
Coffee County got solid play from Brittany Williams and Sydney Pearson as they had 4 aces each. Williams also had 10 assists. Cursten Vaughn continued to hit the ball very well, with 9 kills on the night.
The Lady Raiders improved their overall record to 24-12 on the season. They will play on the road on Monday at Grundy County.

Cross Country Season Continues For Raider Runners

Red Raider Andy Rossum competes during a recent cross country meet.

Red Raider Andy Rossum competes during a recent cross country meet.

The Coffee County CHS boys Cross Country team finished 3rd out of 8 teams on Tuesday at Arrowhead Ranch in Normandy. The Red Raiders placed 3 runners in the top 10 led by Any Rossum who completed the 3.2 mile course in 20:30. Maxwell Nicoll and Scott Randolph crossed the line at 6th and 7th respectively. In the girl’s race, the 4 Coffee County runners did not qualify for the team competition, but the Top 2 runners finished in the Top 15 for the meet. Makenzie Morgan was a medalist as she finished in 9th place with a time of 27:27. Nadja Hansen finished in 14th at 28:40. The Raiders travel to Fayetteville on Tuesday to compete in a meet at Lincoln County High School. Also competing, in the middle school division, will be Westwood Middle. Both squads are tuning up for the MidState Meet at Smyrna along with the Region Championships which will take place in October.

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