Category Archive: Sports

CHS Wrestlers Fall in Home Opener

CHS Wrestling coaches (left to right) Kyle Kriz, Roger Barlow and Randall Jennings look on during action last season

CHS Wrestling coaches (left to right) Kyle Kriz, Roger Barlow and Randall Jennings look on during action last season

The Coffee County Central High School wrestling team hosted their first match of the year on Tuesday night at their home mat at the Coffee County Raider Academy. The Red Raiders welcomed Cookeville and Lawrence County to “The Dojo” for a three-way region duals match. The Red Raiders dropped both team decisions on the night. Coffee County fell to Lawrence County 64 to 10 and dropped their match with Cookeville 54 to 15

Against Lawrence County, Owen Teague(at 152 pounds) won a major decision(12 to 3) over his opponent to capture 4 points. Rein Bozich(145) earned 6 points for the Raiders with a forfeit win.

Against Cookeville, Coffee County got 6 point pinfall wins from Joel Lawrence(170) and Owen Teague(152). Rein Bozich(145) won a 6 to 3 decision over his opponent to earn 3 team points.

The Raider wrestlers are back on the road on Thursday night when they travel to Winchester to take on Franklin County and Siegel in a three way duals match. First match will get underway at 6 PM.

Coffee County Elementary Basketball Update

north-coffee-college-st-girls2The Coffee County Elementary Basketball League was in action on Saturday as they returned to the court following the Thanksgiving break. The league will be back in action this Saturday in the final week of the regular season. The League’s postgame tournament will begin on January 7th.
Saturday’s Results
Girls
College Street 16, East Coffee 0
New Union 26, Hickerson 4
Hillsboro 17, North Coffee 16
Boys
College Street 33, East Coffee 3
Hiillsboro 29, North Coffee 10
Westwood 36, Deerfield 18
Hickerson 31, New Union 25

Standings(thru Dec 3rd)

Seed Girls Wins Losses
1 Westwood 6 0
2 New Union 5 1
3 College Street 4 2
3 Hillsboro 4 2
5 North Coffee 3 3
6 East Coffee 2 4
7 Hickerson 0 6
Seed Boys Wins Losses
1 College Street 6 0
2 Hillsboro 5 1
2 Westwood 5 1
4 Hickerson 3 3
5 New Union 2 4
5 North Coffee 2 4
7 Deerfield 1 5
8 East Coffee 0 6

Saturday’s Elementary Basketball Schedule(at CHS)
9 AM – Deerfield vs Hickerson (Boys only)
10 AM – East Coffee vs. Westwood
12 PM – Hillsboro vs. College Street
2 PM – New Union vs. North Coffee
First game starts at 9 AM, Each match-up is a doubleheader. Girls play first, boys play 2nd. Games will begin 5 minutes following the conclusion of the previous game SO EVERY START TIME AFTER 9 AM IS APPROXIMATE!!!

CHS Cheerleaders to Host “Cow Patty Drop”

cow-patty-dropMark your calendars for a unique and fun event coming up THIS Saturday(December 10th)  The Coffee County Central High School cheerleaders will be hosting a “Cow Patty Drop” at Carden-Jarrell Field as a fundraiser.  The cow will be turned loose at 3 PM and there will be hot cocoa and baked goods available.  Cost to participate is $10 per grid.

Carden-Jarrell Field has been laser mapped into grids and persons wishing to participate can “buy” a grid for the Cow Patty Drop.  At 3 PM, a cow will be released on the field to “take care of business” on the field.  The grid where the first “patty” hits the field will be the winner!  People are encouraged to come out and cheer on the cow and have some fun.

Raider Basketball Teams Down Warren County on Tuesday Night

Abby Morgan of CHS basketball [Photo by Demarco Moore - Manchester Times]

Abby Morgan of CHS basketball [Photo by Demarco Moore – Manchester Times]

How sweep it is! The Coffee County CHS basketball teams got a doubleheader sweep over Warren County on Tuesday night as each team raised their season record to 6 and 1 on the year. The Lady Raiders needed a jumper with 3 seconds to go to claim a 51 to 50 win at the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym. The Red Raiders outscored the Pioneers 23 to 14 in the 4th quarter to take a season split with their McMinnville rivals.
With 9.9 seconds remaining in the game, Coffee County coach Herb Horton called a timeout with his team trailing by 1 point. The play call was drawn up for Abby Morgan to take the game’s final shot and the sophomore did exactly that burying a 10 foot jumper with 3 seconds left to give the Lady Raiders the dramatic win. Coffee County, which led most of the game, saw Warren County take a 5 point lead with 6 minutes remaining. But the Lady Raiders hit eight of their ten 4th quarter free throws to capture the dramatic win and a season sweep over the Lady Pioneers. Alliyah Williams led the Lady Raiders on scoring with 19 points. Holli Smithson added 10 points and Abby Morgan finished with 9. Williams and Morgan were named the Crazy Daisies co-players of the game.

Garrett Booth of CHS basketball [Photo by John St. Clair - JohnStClairPhoto.com]

Garrett Booth of CHS basketball [Photo by John St. Clair – JohnStClairPhoto.com]

The Raiders and Warren County battled back and forth for 3 quarters in a tight boys’ game. Neither team could build more than a 4 point lead until the Red Raiders used a 10 to 3 run to open the 4th quarter to build a 7 point cushion. After holding off a late Warren County rally, the Red Raiders hit 7 of their 10 free throws in the 4th quarter to capture the win and a season split with the Pioneers. A balanced Raider attack saw 4 Red Raiders reach double figures led by Grant Sadler’s 13 points. Garrett Eldridge, Tyrese McGee and DeAaron Rozier all ended the night with 12 points. Garrett Booth was named the Crazy Daisies player of the game for his outstanding play from the point guard position.
Coffee County is back in district action on Friday when they travel to Lawrenceburg to take on Lawrence County. Thunder Radio, as always, will be on hand to bring you the broadcast. The girls game will tip off at 6 PM, we begin our live coverage with the Char-El Apartments and Home Rental pregame show at 5:50.

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Haley Hinshaw of CHS Softball Signs with Motlow

Haley Hinshaw signs with Motlow State Community at a ceremony at CHS on Tuesday. Pictured are: Front Row, left to right - Harley Hinshaw, brother; Anita Hinshaw, mother; Haley Hinshaw; Jeff Hinshaw, father; Back Row, left to right - Lenora Word, Comets softball coach; Janice Morey, Motlow softball coach; Steve Wilder, Coffee County softball coach; Terry Floyd, retired Coffee County softball coach; Erin Stubblefield, former Coffee County softball coach and Jason Conn, Comets softball coach

Haley Hinshaw signs with Motlow State Community College at a ceremony at CHS on Tuesday. Pictured are: Front Row, left to right – Harley Hinshaw, brother; Anita Hinshaw, mother; Haley Hinshaw; Jeff Hinshaw, father; Back Row, left to right – Lenora Word, Comets softball coach; Janice Morey, Motlow softball coach; Steve Wilder, Coffee County softball coach; Terry Floyd, retired Coffee County softball coach; Erin Stubblefield, former Coffee County softball coach and Jason Conn, Comets softball coach

“God led me to Motlow!” Those were the words of Coffee County senior softball player Haley Hinshaw on Tuesday as she signed a letter of intent to play at the Moore County junior college.  “It just felt right” continued Hinshaw following the ceremony for the senior shortstop in the CHS library.  “I am ready to try new things and to play softball at a higher level” added Haley.  Hinshaw is undecided at the moment on her major.  Haley plays travel softball with the Comets organization.

Motlow is coached by Janice Morey who was quick to praise the Lady Raider shortstop.  “We think she can come in and have a chance to compete for the starting job at shortstop (next fall)” said Morey as she is in her 2nd season at the helm of the Lady Bucks.  “We need a middle infielder and Haley has enthusiasm, great range and is a hard nose player, plus she is very coachable” said Morey.

Coffee County head softball coach Steve Wilder was quick to praise some of those same qualities in Hinshaw.  “She is a great leader with a great knowledge of the game who always has a positive attitude” said Wilder.  When asked what would make her a success at the college level, he mentioned here work ethic quickly.  “Haley works hard and that has never been a problem for her.  We are expecting big things from her in her senior season” added Wilder.

Neal Scores in Return as Preds Defeat Avalanche

preds-20162Four different skaters found the back of the net as the Nashville Predators topped the Colorado Avalanche by a 4-3 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, their third win in three tries against the Avalanche this season.

After falling in consecutive home games over the weekend, the Preds found their groove once more and collected their ninth victory of the season on Broadway and improved their overall record to 12-9-4. In a game that saw plenty of action at both ends, Nashville found a way to get back in the win column, the 100th time Head Coach Peter Laviolette has done so behind the Predators bench.

“These are the wins we need,” goaltender Pekka Rinne said. “We need to shut teams down at the end of the games. Even the last few seconds when we took a penalty, the team did a really good job. That was a good win and the last three games against Colorado have been good for us. These are big points for us.”

He’s Back:

After missing four games with an upper-body injury, Nashville’s leading goal scorer returned to the lineup. Before the first period was out, he did what he does best.

James Neal snapped a shot over the shoulder of Semyon Varlamov for his 11th of the season and one of the prettier shots to come off the stick of a Preds player this season. But that’s just another night at the office for No. 18.

“He doesn’t need a lot of room, he doesn’t need a lot of space and that’s a perfect example of it,” Laviolette said of Neal’s goal. “What was really good about having James back, was it just provided a good balance in our lines and in the lineup and being able to roll them over. I thought his line was real good. [It] gave us a nice attack, and to have him be able to have a balance of offensive power on each line – every time you send somebody over the boards, there’s a chance, and he just adds depth to that.”

“It’s a good feeling when you get back to playing with your teammates,” Neal said. “It makes it a little easier when you’re on home ice. It feels good to be back and good to win.”

Part of the Puzzle:

It took Viktor Arvidsson 56 games to score eight goals last season. He recorded his eighth of the season on Tuesday against Colorado. It was his 25th outing of the campaign.

Arvidsson’s tally came midway through the first period on a breakaway to get the goal scoring started on the night. The man with arguably the best celebrations on the team, Arvidsson continues to impress as the season rolls along, as does the chemistry up front throughout the Nashville lineup.

“[Arvidsson] was really good, but again I think it just goes into having that balance and that attack where you have contributions from all the lines,” Laviolette said. “You’re able to get all people involved in the offensive zone play, and that’s a zone that we want to be in.”

Anything You Can Do:

The Colorado Avalanche had an answer for Nashville’s first three goals of the night, but Roman Josi had the last say. The defenseman took advantage of a 5-on-3 opportunity that carried over into the third period to give the Preds their fourth and final lead of the night.

Nashville did what they needed to do to be successful, complete with timely scoring, big saves from their netminder and one final penalty kill as time expired.

“Sometimes it’s going to happen,” Neal said of trading chances. “I think what makes our team good is that we can play in all different ways. Pekka made some big saves for us; he always does, especially at the end there when they were pressing.”

“I thought we did a really good job in the third period,” Laviolette said. “Tonight, we were able to get a lead, but they came back and that happened a few times; I think getting that power-play goal to start gave us a lead; I thought we did a good job – played a smart game, a strong game. Peks made big saves, and we need him to make them, but it was a good third period.”

Notes:

Kevin Fiala earned his first NHL assist Tuesday night.

P.K. Subban now has six goals in 13 home games this season. He had three goals in 33 home games last season.

Colin Wilson extended his point streak to a season-high three games. It’s his longest since the 2014-15 season.

The Predators now get set to embark on a two-game trip, beginning on Thursday night in Dallas against the Stars. Thunder Radio will bring you the broadcast of that game beginning at 7 PM as part of the Fifth Third Bank/Nashville Predators Radio Network.

Westwood Cagers Split with Fayetteville on 8th Grade Night

2016 Westwood Lady Rockets 8th graders and families

2016 Westwood Lady Rockets 8th graders and families

Westwood welcomed Fayetteville to the Joel Vinson Gym for 8th grade night on Monday.  The Lady Rockets controlled the game for the onset to capture a 31 to 13 win.  The Rockets got off to an ice cold start as they fell 50 to 32.

The Lady Rockets used their pressure defense in the 3rd quarter to blow open a 4 point game and coast to the season sweep of the Lady Tigers.  Allie Roberts was the leading scorer for Westwood with 8 points.  Elissa Woodard added 6 points and Kasen Holt finished with 5 points.

 

2016 Westwood Rockets 8th graders and families

2016 Westwood Rockets 8th graders and families

The Rockets were held scoreless until a Trent Thompson 3 pointer with 45 seconds left in the 2nd quarter made the score 20 to 3.  The 20 point deficit was too much for Westwood to chop down in the 2nd half.   Thompson finished with 13 points to lead the Rockets.  Brady Nugent and John Dobson each finished with 5 points for Westwood.

The Rockets close out the regular season on the road at Liberty on Thursday night.  The girls’ game will tip at 6 PM.  The Duck River Valley Conference tournament will begin on Saturday, we will announce the times for the Westwood teams later in the week.

CCMS Hoops Splits with South Franklin on Monday

Kylie Phillips of CCMS basketball

Kylie Phillips of CCMS basketball

The Coffee County Middle School Raiders and Lady Raiders traveled to Cowan on Monday night to take on their heated rivals from South Franklin.  The girls used a big second half to roll up a 42 to 25 win.  The Red Raiders saw South hit a free throw with no time remaining in the game as they fell 29 to 28.

After a nip and tuck first half, the Lady Raiders outscored South 15 to 3 in the 3rd quarter to capture the win and the season sweep of the Lady Trojans.  Bella Vinson led all scorers with 26 points for Coffee County.  Marley Perry added 8 points while Kylie Phillips finished with 4 points for the Lady Raiders.

Trevor Horne of CCMS basketball

Trevor Horne of CCMS basketball

After trailing by 8 points entering the 4th quarter, the Red Raiders rallied to tie the game with 8 seconds remaining with South.  As South took a half court heave at the buzzer, a foul was whistled on Coffee County for fouling the shooter.  South hit the first free throw to capture the one point win.  Hayden Hullett had a pair of 3 pointers in the 4th quarter to key the comeback as he finished with 6 points.  Jaxon Vaughn and Trevor Horne also finished with 6 points for the Red Raiders.

The middle school Raider cagers are on the road Thursday night when they travel to Woodbury to take on Cannon County.  The girls game will tip off at 6 PM and will be played at Cannon County High School.

Coffee County Basketball Splits with Shelbyville on Friday Night

Abby Morgan of CHS basketball [Photo by Demarco Moore - Manchester Times]

Abby Morgan of CHS basketball [Photo by Demarco Moore – Manchester Times]

The Raiders and Lady Raiders of Coffee County basketball opened district play on Friday night as they welcomed Shelbyville to the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.  As you heard here on Thunder Radio, the Lady Raiders dropped their first decision of the year to the Eaglettes 55 to 45.  The Red Raiders bounced back after Monday’s loss to drop the Eagles 57 to 48

The Lady Raiders suffered an ice cold 3rd quarter as Shelbyville outscored Coffee County 13 to 2 in that pivotal period.  The Lady Raiders had a 1 point lead after the 1st quarter and trailed by 2 at the half in a tight 1st half.  A 4th quarter rally by the Lady Raiders came up short as Coffee County falls to 5 and 1 on the year.  Abby Morgan led Coffee County in scoring with 17 points to earn the Crazy Daisies player of the game award.  Jacey Vaughn came off the bench to finish with 7 points while Alliyah Williams added 6.

Garrett Eldridge of Red Raider basketball[Photo by Demarco Moore, Manchester Times]

Garrett Eldridge of Red Raider basketball[Photo by Demarco Moore, Manchester Times]

The Red Raiders rallied from a 4 point halftime deficit to outscore the Eagles in each of the last 2 periods.  The win snapped a 5 game Shelbyville winning streak in this rivalry.  Garrett Eldridge led the Raiders in scoring with 22 points as he was named the Crazy Daisies player of the game.  Tyrese McGee added 9 points and the trio of Stephen Sullivan, Grant Sadler and DeAaron Rozier each finished with 6 points apiece.

Coffee County is back in action on Tuesday when they welcome Warren County to The Patch.  The girls’ game will tip off at 6 PM, Thunder Radio will begin our live broadcast with the Char-El Apartments and Home Rental pregame show at 5:50

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Eight Red Raider Football Players Receive All-Region Honors

cc-helmetsFive members of the CHS Football team were honored as members of the Region 2-6A All Region Team in an announcement made on Saturday night immediately following the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl championships being held at Cookeville.  Additionally, 3 Red Raiders were named as honorable Mention.

Selected to the All Region 1st team were junior Alontae Taylor(Athlete), junior Deaaron Rozier(LB), senior Tyrese McGee(DB), senior Silas Vaughn(OL) and freshman Hayden Skipper(DB).   Selected as honorable mention were junior Pablo Sanz(K/P), junior Zach Vaughn(WR) and junior Keishaun Creel(DB).

Region champion and state runner-up Oakland swept most of the All Region superlatives.  Oakland coach Kevin Creasy was named the Region Coach of the Year.  Oakland’s Jacoby Stevens was the MVP, Brendan Matthews was named offensive MVP, Kyle Oliver was named defensive MVP and Elijah Robbins was named region lineman of the year.  Siegel’s Jacob Smith was named the region kicker of the year in addition to being named the TSSAA Mr. Football kicker of the year.

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