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Lady Raiders Drop Warren County on the Links on Monday, Red Raiders Finish 2nd.

Sophie Vinson3

CHS golfer Sophie Vinson

After falling to the Lady Pioneers twice already this season, the Coffee County Lady Raider golf team exacted some revenge on Monday with a 10 stroke win over Warren County at Willowbrook. The Lady Raiders were led by junior Savannah Quick who shot an even par 36 over the 9 hole match. Sophie Vinson fired a 40 and Teagan Perry carded a 43 as the Lady Raiders won by a score of 76 to 86 over a Warren County team that many expect to compete for a state title. With the win, Coffee County improves to 42 and 5 on the season.

 

CHS golfer Reid Lawrence

CHS golfer Reid Lawrence

The Red Raiders got a solid score of 161 to beat Franklin County by 16 strokes. Warren County had the low team score for the boys firing a 153. Coffee County was led by Samuel Prater who fired a 3 over 39. John Parriger was one stroke back at 40, while Hayden Proffitt and Reid Lawrence shot matching 41’s. The Red Raiders record moves to 41 and 14 on the season.
The Red Raiders will travel to Smithville to take on Cannon County on Tuesday for a 9 hole match teeing off at 4 PM. The Lady Raiders are off until after Labor Day as they join the Red Raiders in McMinnville for the Keith Maxwell Invitational on Tuesday, September 8th. That tournament tees off at 9:00 AM.

Coffee County CHS Set to Host Pink Out Game on September 18th

September 18th is going to be the 5th Annual Team Up to Tackle Breast Cancer event at the home football game versus Riverdale at 7 p.m. Farm Bureau Insurance is sponsoring the event of the night by purchasing pink jerseys for the football team to wear during the game. All other participants of the night such as the cheerleaders, dance team members, and band members will also be sporting pink for the night. Fans are encouraged to participate by purchasing the t-shirt designed for the event. Anyone wishing to purchase a shirt can contact any Coffee County CHS FBLA member or contact the high school at 931.723.5164 or 931.723.5159. The shirts can be purchased starting September 1. All proceeds from the shirts will be donated to the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition to assist breast cancer patients in Coffee County. Let’s all team up with Coffee County CHS to tackle breast cancer and fight like a Raider.
2015 breast cancer awareness shirt (2)

CCMS Soccer Blanks Warren County on Saturday

CCMS soccer player Jenna Garretson

CCMS soccer player Jenna Garretson

A first half goal was all the scoring that Coffee County Middle School soccer team would need on Saturday as they blanked Warren County in a crucial CTC Conference match in McMinnville.  The lone goal was scored on a build up between Jenna Garretson and Julia Duncan as Duncan netted a shot at the 20 minute mark.  The Lady Raider defense was spotless on the afternoon, even after losing center back Kyleigh Harner to injury just before the half.  Duncan was moved to center back in the second half as the Lady Raiders pitched a shutout to improve their record to 4 and 0 on the season and 3 and 0 in conference play.  Coffee County will host Tullahoma on Thursday afternoon for a 5:00 PM conference match at CCMS.

CHS Cross Country Finish Strong in Season Opener

Cross CountryThe CHS Cross Country team, along with close to 70 other teams and 700 runners, opened their 2015 season at the Voyles Classic in Smyrna on Saturday. The boys team had an impressive day as they finished 39th out of 61 teams besting region foes Smyrna, Tullahoma, Franklin County and Lincoln County. James Lynn was the top runner for Coffee County as covered the 3.2 mile course in a time of 19:26.70. Other times for Coffee County were: Andy Rosson – 20:45.4, Edgar Marceleno – 20:56.68, Neil Slone – 21:37.18, Ryan Farless – 22:27.45, Rueben Chaput – 23:22.47 & Moises Ramirez – 23:41.36

CHS Cross Country runner Makenzie Morgan(in red) during a 2014 meet. (file photo

CHS Cross Country runner Makenzie Morgan(in red) during a 2014 meet. (file photo

The Lady Raiders were paced by McKenzie Morgan who Finished the course in 26:58.81 to place in 232nd place. Other Lady Raider times were: Byanka Woods – 27:51.54, Jasmine Farrar – 31:39.97, Katie Folke – 31:41.73 and Kelsea Selvage – 36:33.0. Coffee County will travel to McMinnville on Tuesday afternoon for a meet at Warren County High School. The meet will also feature the middle school racers as teams from Coffee County Middle and Westwood Middle will compete in the middle school division.

Coffee County Falls to Pope John Paul II on Friday Night

CHS Quarterback Alontae Taylor (Photo by John StClair - JohnStClairPhoto.com)

CHS Quarterback Alontae Taylor (Photo by John StClair – JohnStClairPhoto.com)

Mistakes cost the Red Raider football team on Friday night as Coffee County fell to Pope John Paul II by a final score of 34 to 21. The Raiders had 2 drives stopped inside the 5 yard line, 2 blocked punts and 3 turnovers on the night, but still found themselves in striking range of the visiting Knights in the 4th quarter. Speaking on the Friday Night Thunder post game show, Coach Ryan Sulkowski was upbeat about his team and their progress. “When you have correctable mistakes you can work with that. … 9 out of 10 times we do it right. Those two drives we just couldn’t finish (inside red zone). But the kids gave us everything.”
Alontae Taylor had a big night for the Coffee County offense as he rushed 23 times for 197 yards with 2 TD’s and was 10 for 18 passing for 76 yards. For his efforts, Taylor was named the Farm Bureau/WMSR Player of the Game. Mill Harner rushed 11 times for 70 yards for the other TD. Tyrese McGee had the best performance of his high school career as he rushed 3 times for 27 yards and caught 5 passes for 36 yards. McGee also scored on a 2 point conversion.
The Red Raiders open Region 2, Class 6A play next Friday night as they welcome the Smyrna Bulldogs to Carden-Jarrell Field. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM, but Thunder Radio begins its coverage with the Friday Night Thunder pregame show beginning at 6:00 PM.

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Lady Raider Soccer Opens District Play with Overtime Win

Holli Smithson of CHS soccer(file photo)

Holli Smithson of CHS soccer(file photo)

In her first game back from the injury list, Holli Smithson scored on a golden goal to lift the CHS Lady Raider soccer team to a 1 to 0 district win over Columbia on Thursday night at the Raider Soccer Field.  After battling through an 80 minute draw at nil, the 2 teams lined up for the sudden death overtime period known as “Golden Goal.”  In the 4th minute of overtime, Sam Ellison got a pass on the foot of Smithson and the CHS junior sent the Raider fans home happy with the game winner.  The Lady Raiders travel to Lawrenceburg on Tuesday for a 6:30 PM match with Lawrence County.  Members of the Lady Raider soccer team will also be guests on Saturday’s Coffee Coaches Show which is broadcast live from AL White Motors at 10 AM on Thunder Radio.

Westwood Soccer Gets 4th Straight Shutout

Faith Willoughby of Westwood soccer

Faith Willoughby of Westwood soccer

The Westwood Lady Rocket soccer team remained perfect on Thursday as they dropped the Fayetteville Tigers 5 to 0 on Thursday night.  A hat trick by Beatris Barrera and a pair of goals from Faith Willoughby provided the offense and the 4th straight shutout by Abbi Lowery in goal highlighted another great defensive effort by Westwood.  The Lady Rockets took a 2 to 0 lead into the half as Barrera scored 2 first half goals.  Faith Willoughby got 2 second half goals with assists from Jimelda Penaloza and Reyna Flores.  Flores also added the assist on Barrera’s 2nd half goal.  Lowery had 10 saves between the pipes for Westwood as the Lady Rockets improved to 4 and 0 on the year.  Westwood has outscored its 4 opponents 24 to 0 this season.  The Lady Rockets will return home on Tuesday for a 5:30 PM game against Huntland.  Thunder Radio will bring you the broadcast of that game as a part of the Hometown Tuesday series.

CCMS Volleyball Drops Eagleville in 3 Sets

Sarah West of CCMS Volleyball

Sarah West of CCMS Volleyball

Twenty one aces on the night led the CCMS Lady Raider volleyball team to a 3 set victory over Eagleville on Thursday in a home match at Coffee County Middle School.   The Lady Raiders claimed a 25 to 9 first set win only to see the visiting Eagles come back in the second set to win 25 to 21 and set up a decisive 3rd set.  The Lady Raiders won the 3rd set 15 to 12 to earn the match win.  Sarah West led Coffee County in kills with 2 while Kyla Craig and Maci Head led the team in aces with 4 each.  Eight different players for the Lady Raiders had service aces on the night.   The JV team swept Eagleville in 2 sets.  The JV Lady Raiders won their sets 26 to 24 and 25 to 9.  The Lady Raiders are on the road next Thursday as they take on Fayetteville Middle School.  First serve is set for 6:00 PM

CHS Linksters Fair Well in Big Tullahoma Match

Samuel Prater of Coffee County golf prepares to tee off on the 8th hole at Lakewood on Thursday

Samuel Prater of Coffee County golf prepares to tee off on the 8th hole at Lakewood on Thursday

The CHS golf teams tackled the long Lakewood Country Club layout on Thursday in a 18 hole match with 5 other District 8AAA teams.  The Red Raiders showed some consistency as the top 5 golfers all shot within 3 strokes of one another.  Freshman Samuel Prater was the low scorer on the day as he carded an 81.  Hayden Proffitt, Reid Lawrence, Austin Farris and John Parriger all carded matching 83’s.  The Red Raiders 329 was good enough for 2nd place behind Tullahoma’s 317.  With the finish, the Red Raiders improved to 40 and 13 on the season.

The Lady Raiders finished 1st on the day as they beat Lawrence County and Shelbyville.  Savannah Quick led Coffee County with an 84.  With the win, the Lady Raiders improved to 41 and 5 on the year.  The Raider linksters return home to WIllowbrook on Monday for a match with Tullahoma, Franklin County & Warren County.  That 9 hole match is set to tee off at 4:00 PM.

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