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All-District 8-AAA Golf Teams

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MVP- PARKS HARTSFIELD – LAWRENCE CO.

KALLEN ROCHELLE-LAWRENCE CO.

JACOB PRATER- COFFEE CO.

BRETT SCHMITT-TULLAHOMA

JACK USELTON-TULLAHOMA

JACKSON CALVIN- COLUMBIA

CHASE WHEELER-FRANKLIN CO.

ELLIOTT SMITH-SHELBYVILLE

HUNTER MIDDLETON- LINCOLN CO.

WOMEN’S

CO-MVP– HOLLEE SADLER- COFFEE CO. & MALIA STOVALL- FRANKLIN CO.

JACQUE CROSSLAND-COFFEE CO.

SAVANNAH QUICK- COFFEE CO

SOPHIE VINSON-COFFEE CO.

Raiders Fall On Pink Out Night– Thousands Raised

Pink Out night at Carden-Jarrell Field.. Photos by Barry West

Pink Out night at Carden-Jarrell Field.. Photos by Barry West

Estimates of over $10,000 was raised for Breast Cancer Awareness during the “Pink Out” game and weeks prior to the Coffee County/Lincoln County game this past Friday. A huge crowd attended the game and with the help of the Future Business Leaders of America at CCCHS, Farm Bureau Insurance and many other businesses and individuals the thousands of dollars were raised.
Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski sporting the pink pants on Friday.

Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski sporting the pink pants on Friday.


With that being said there was also a football game to be played. Lincoln County Jumped to a 1st quarter advantage as they drove 88 yards after a Coffee County turnover to take a 7-0 lead. The Falcons would later add a field goal for a 10-0 lead. After the kickoff went out of bounds the Raiders drove 75 yards for a TD. Freshman QB Alontae Taylor had two big plays in the drive. The first was a 45-yard pass to Cole Hawkins and later Taylor would scamper 14 yards to cut the margin to 10-7 with 3:28 to play in the second period.
In the second half Lincoln County scored the only points in the half on TD run in the 3rd quarter to make the final 17-7.
Lincoln County who came in passing more than running the ball only completed five passes on the night for 87 yards. The Falcons however got the running game going rushing for 243 yards on 43 carries.
#34 Reese Pratt makes a tackle on a Falcon runner.

#34 Reese Pratt makes a tackle on a Falcon runner.

One huge problem for the Raiders was the loss of starting FB/LB Mill Harner. Harner twisted an ankle and struggled moving side-to-side in the first half and could not play in the second half. Fellow teammates Reese Pratt and Justin Flowers played extremely well all night with Pratt earning the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.
Offensively Taylor rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown. According to Thunder Radio stats, Alontae has 1,098 yards on the season.
The Raiders will host Shelbyville Friday in the final home game of the season, it’s Senior Night for 15 players.

Rockets Split With Eagleville

basketball2The Westwood Rockets and Lady Rockets opened their home basketball season with a doubleheader split against Eagleville on Thursday.
The Lady Rockets raced out to a 15 to 4 lead after 1 quarter, only to see Eagleville close the gap to 18 to 16 at the half. Coach Angela Houck made several defensive adjustments at the half to hold the Lady Eagles to 3 second half field goals on the way to a 38 to 24 win. The Lady Rockets were led in scoring by Ashley Starks who had 15 points and Morgan Jones added 13 points. Danielle Baker added 4 second half points as the Lady Rockets improved to 2 and 0 on the year.
The Rockets got 11 points from Marcus Pendleton and 10 points from Chase Simpkins, but fell to the Eagles 39 to 30. Eagleville’s Ethan Cobb led all scorers with 21 points, including 13 points in the penultimate 2nd half. Westwood will travel to Murfreesboro on Monday night to take on Middle Tennessee Christian. Tip-off for the girl’s game is 6 PM.

Cross Country Season Continues For Raiders

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

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

The CHS Cross Country teams competed in the Freeman Invitational on Thursday held at the Webb School. The Red Raider harriers continued their season long improvement as the boys teams finished 4th out of 9 teams on the day. Despite racing on a challenging course which was saturated from last week’s rains, four of the seven Red Raiders runners posted personal best times. Andy Rosson again paced the Raiders as he finished 4th overall in the race at 18:18. In 7th place for the Raider team turning in a season’s best time of 18:30 was Maxwell Nicoll followed by Scott Randolph finishing 15th in a time of 19;21. Caleb Buck just missed a new personal best at 21:02 finishing in 35th place and freshman Neil Slone ran his best time of the year turning in a time of 21:06 placing him 38th. The final 2 runners also had personal best times with freshman Aaron Buck running 22:04 and sophomore Trevor Reese running 25:20.
For the girls, Makenzie Morgan ran a solid time of 25:00 cutting a minute and 18 seconds off of her previous time on this course placing her 21st. Nadja Hansen was the next finisher for the Lady Raiders in 37th with a time of 27:11. The best performance of the day was turned in by rapidly improving Kayla McCormick who cut 3 minutes off her previous time on the course. Newcomer Claudia Bertuzzi turned in a time of 29:39 which bested her only other race of a few weeks ago at Lincoln County by a minute. Next up for the Red Raider “off-roaders” is the Region Championship Meet on Thursday in Smyrna at Sharp Springs. Races begin at 3 p.m.

CHS Cross Country Competes Well at Webb

Cross CountryThe CHS Cross Country teams competed in the Freeman Invitational on Thursday held at the Webb School. The Red Raider harriers continued their season long improvement as the boys teams finished 4th out of 9 teams on the day. Despite racing on a challenging course which was saturated from last week’s rains, four of the seven Red Raiders runners posted personal best times. Andy Rosson again paced the Raiders as he finished 4th overall in the race at 18:18. In 7th place for the Raider team turning in a season’s best time of 18:30 was Maxwell Nicoll followed by Scott Randolph finishing 15th in a time of 19;21. Caleb Buck just missed a new personal best at 21:02 finishing in 35th place and freshman Neil Slone ran his best time of the year turning in a time of 21:06 placing him 38th. The final 2 runners also had personal best times with freshman Aaron Buck running 22:04 and sophomore Trevor Reese running 25:20.
For the girls, Makenzie Morgan ran a solid time of 25:00 cutting a minute and 18 seconds off of her previous time on this course placing her 21st. Nadja Hansen was the next finisher for the Lady Raiders in 37th with a time of 27:11. The best performance of the day was turned in by rapidly improving Kayla McCormick who cut 3 minutes off her previous time on the course. Newcomer Claudia Bertuzzi turned in a time of 29:39 which bested her only other race of a few weeks ago at Lincoln County by a minute. Next up for the Red Raider “off-roaders” is the Region Championship Meet on Thursday in Smyrna at Sharp Springs. Races begin at 3 p.m.

Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week

Maggie Partin - Student of the Week

Maggie Partin – Student of the Week

The Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the week for 17 October 2014 is Maggie Partin. Maggie is in eighth grade at Westwood Middle School in Manchester. She is the daughter of proud parents Chad and LeAnn and has a little brother. She was nominated for this award because she exemplifies what is is to be a Westwood Rocket. Maggie is a cheerleader and also an avid golfer. Her favorite subject is science because she is very interested in the medical area. She hopes to be a pediatrician at Vanderbilt Hospital when she grows up. Maggie was presented with a plaque (courtesy of K&S Trophies of Tullahoma) and a set of tickets to an up-coming Nashville Predators game. Congratulations to Maggie Partin, the Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week.

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Westwood Splits with Eagleville on Thursday

basketball4The Rockets and Lady Rockets opened their home basketball season with a doubleheader split against Eagleville on Thursday.  The Lady Rockets raced out to a 15 to 4 lead after 1 quarter, only to see Eagleville close the gap to 18 to 16 at the half.  Coach Angela Houck made several defensive adjustments at the half to hold the Lady Eagles to 3 second half field goals  on the way to a 38 to 24 win.  The Lady Rockets were led in scoring by Ashley Starks who had 15 points and Morgan Jones added 13 points.  Danielle Baker added 4 second half points as the Lady Rockets improved to 2 and 0 on the year.  The Rockets got 11 points from Marcus Pendleton and 10 points from Chase Simpkins, but fell to the Eagles 39 to 30.  Eagleville’s Ethan Cobb led all scorers with 21 points, including 13 points in the penultimate 2nd half.  Westwood will travel to Murfreesboro on Monday night to take on Middle Tennessee Christian.  Tip-off for the girls game is 6 PM.

Will Coffee County Football Play In 6A or 5A Next Season?

TSSAAThe TSSAA has released school enrollment figures that will be used to classify high schools for football competition during the next two years. Schools have until Oct. 22 to request to move up to a higher classification.
Coffee County Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski said he and administrators are looking at their possibilities.
In November the TSSAA will announce region lineups for each of the six classifications. Class 6A will feature the state’s largest 32 schools and be divided into four regions. The other five classifications will be split into eight regions.
All 32 teams in Class 6A will compete in the postseason, while the other five classes, with about 55 schools each getting the top 32 teams into the playoffs. The top four teams from each region will qualify.
District 8-AAA will be split apart, with teams moving to 6A, 5A and 4A. Coffee Co. is the only current district team that would be in 6A.
If Coffee Co. moves down, it would likely join current district members Lincoln Co., Franklin Co., Shelbyville and Columbia in a 5A region. Other teams could possibly join that region as well. The only way the Raiders can move down is if a school or schools request to move up. If Coffee County decides to stay in 6A they would join Warren County as the only area school in 6A. 5 out of 8 Rutherford County schools will be in 6A.
Tullahoma and Lawrence Co. are slotted for Class 4A, and would likely be placed in a region with Giles Co., Marshall Co., Spring Hill, Page, and perhaps one or two other schools.

It’s Pink Out Time In Coffee County!

breast cancer shirt picThis fall 35 high schools across Tennessee are trading their traditional school colors for the pink jerseys for the fight against breast cancer. One of those schools is Coffee County High School.
The Red Raiders are hosting Pink Out Night on Friday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. at Carden-Jarrell Field when they host Lincoln County. Pink Out Night is sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
“Our guys look pretty good in pink,” said Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski. “When we saw the jerseys, the team got pretty fired up. Everyone in our program knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and the players all know the importance of what we are doing in this game.”
A silent auction will take place during the game, and fans are encouraged to bid on each jersey. In addition, local merchants have pledged donations toward each jersey. Special pink versions of the famous Farm Bureau Insurance “Charlie” hats will be on sale, too.
The local coordinating sponsor of Pink Out Night is Farm Bureau Insurance Agency Manager Mark McBride.
“The community is really coming together to support Coffee County High School and this special fundraising activity,” McBride said. “The kids at the school are excited, the team is motivated, the parents are involved, and the business community is engaged. It’s a great cause and it will be a memorable night for Manchester.  McBride added, “We appreciate our in-school partners, the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).  This is the fourth year they have raised money for breast cancer awareness.  We are honored that we have been able to assist in making this pink out game a reality.”

6th Grade Raiders Pick Up Basketball Wins

basketball4Playing on consecutive nights to start the season now looks like an excellent strategy as the Coffee County Middle School 6th grade basketball teams got a pair of wins at South on Tuesday night. The Lady Raiders used a tough defense to throttle the Lady Trojans 45 to 10. Seven Lady Raiders tallied points on the night as Coffee County scored double digits in each quarter. Bella Vinson led all scorers with 20 points on the night, including two 3 pointers. Keri Munn continued her post dominance with 10 points and Kaitlyn Zuzich came off the bench to add 6 points. With the win, the Lady Raiders have opened the season with a perfect 2 and 0 record.
The Red Raiders needed overtime to get their first win of the year 31 to 28. Coffee County and South ended each quarter within 2 points of one another and were tied at the end of regulation at 28. Kyle Farless got a basket and Jaxon Vaughn notched a free throw in overtime to even the Red Raiders record at 1 and 1. Trevor Horne led Coffee County in scoring with 9 points while Trevor Scrivnor added 8 points. Farless finished with 6 points and Hayden Hullett tallied 5.
The 6th grade team will be back in action at home on Monday as they play host to Morrison. That game is set to tip off at 6 PM in the brand new Coffee County Middle School gymnasium.

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