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Tackle Domestic Violence Flag Football Tournament

flag football playerThis Saturday morning is the first ever Tackle Domestic Violence Flag Football tournament. Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and Tullahoma Police Department have committed to play along with other area teams. Games begin at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 per person, children five years and under get in free. Games will be played at Eagle Stadium, 401 Eagle Blvd., in Shelbyville. Help raise awareness in the fight against Domestic Violence. All proceeds will be donated to the Haven of Hope and information on the local Haven of Hope will be available.

Motlow Lady Bucks Open New Era Halloween Night At Copperweld Arena

2014-15 Motlow Lady Bucks - front row, from left: Katie Leverette, Unionville; Erin Layne, Tullahoma; Breeanna Horner, Shelbyville; Ashley Kee, Smyrna; Tanika Gholston, Whitwell; and Jadah Fite, Nashville. Second row: John Steverson, assistant coach; Chelsea Holman, Winchester; Lauren Brown, Manchester; Titanisha Lawless, Nolensville; Kelsey Munn, Manchester; Sabrina Jackson, Chicago; Alexis Smith, Huntland; Chloe Neil, Bristol; and Dominic Tharpe, head coach.

2014-15 Motlow Lady Bucks – front row, from left: Katie Leverette, Unionville; Erin Layne, Tullahoma; Breeanna Horner, Shelbyville; Ashley Kee, Smyrna; Tanika Gholston, Whitwell; and Jadah Fite, Nashville. Second row: John Steverson, assistant coach; Chelsea Holman, Winchester; Lauren Brown, Manchester; Titanisha Lawless, Nolensville; Kelsey Munn, Manchester; Sabrina Jackson, Chicago; Alexis Smith, Huntland; Chloe Neil, Bristol; and Dominic Tharpe, head coach.

The Motlow Lady Bucks will begin their 40th season of competition Halloween night with a brand new coach and a change of attitude and outlook. After a decade of struggle, the bar has been raised and the ultimate goal has been declared – compete for championships.
Former Motlow player and men’s assistant coach Dominic Tharpe became the 11th head coach in Lady Bucks’ basketball history when his hire was announced on June 20, and he will lead his new squad on to the Copperweld Arena floor when Snead State (AL) visits to open the season at 5:30 p.m. Friday night. Admission is free to all Motlow College home athletic events.
Headlining the sophomore class that will be counted on to lead the Lady Bucks are Franklin County alum Chelsea Holman, Huntland’s Alexis Smith, Shelbyville’s Bree Horner.
Newcomers to the Lady Bucks this season include Lauren Brown and Kelsey Munn from Manchester, both of which played their high school basketball at Coffee County, and Erin Layne from Tullahoma.

Coffee Middle Basketball Results

basketball 5Both Coffee County Middle School teams opened the 2014-2015 season in Woodbury on Tuesday night as they opened play in the Woodbury Border War Preseason Tournament with victories. The Lady Raiders, held Westside to no more than 4 points in each quarter on the way to a 44 to 9 win. Eight Lady Raiders tallied points on the night as Coffee County was led in scoring by Jacey Vaughn who had 11 points while Lindsey Perry, Abby Morgan and Alisha Jennings each finished with 6 points. With the win, the Lady Raiders advance to Thursday night’s semifinals where they will take on Woodland. That game will tip off at 4:30 PM at Woodbury Grammar School.
The Red Raiders outscored DeKalb Middle 19 to 9 in the 2nd half to get a come from behind win in the 1st round of the Woodbury Border War Preseason Tournament. Trailing 18 to 10 at the half, the Red Raiders cranked up the defensive pressure in the 2nd half and hit 7 of their 8 field-goal attempts to earn the 29 to 27 win. Weston Hargrove led Coffee County on points with 13 points while Briggs Haithcock added 2 2nd half 3 Pointers to finish with 6 points. Nathaniel Horne added 4 points as the Raiders advance to Thursday’s semifinals where they will take on Central Magnet at 5:45 PM at the Woodbury Grammar School.

The 6th grade Lady Raiders made it a sweep for Coffee County Middle on Tuesday as they blasted South Franklin 42 to 14 in a single contest at Coffee County Middle School. The Lady Raiders defense held the visitors to 2 field goals in the first half as they raced out to a 27 to 8 halftime lead. Coffee County was led in scoring by the familiar “inside/outside” tandem of Bella Vinson and Keri Munn as the 2 combined for 33 of the 42 Lady Raider points. Vinson had 6 three pointers on the night as she finished with 22 points. Munn scored 11 points with 8 points coming in the paint and 3 free throws. With the win, Coffee County improved to 6 and 1 on the year. The Raiders and Lady Raiders travel to Sparta on Thursday night to take on White County. Tipoff for the girls game is 6:00 PM.

Tough Night For Rocket Basketball

Westwood’s Karen Medina looks to pass the ball against a Community defender... Photos by Dennis Weaver

Westwood’s Karen Medina looks to pass the ball against a Community defender… Photos by Dennis Weaver

A cold shooting touch in the second and third quarters, combined with stifling defensive pressure from both Community teams; spelled doom for the Rockets and Lady Rockets at Joel Vinson Gym on Monday night. The Lady Rockets got out to a strong start as Ashley Starks, Karen Medina and Morgan Jones each notched buckets in the 1st four minutes of the game before Community called a timeout with 2 minutes remaining in the 1st quarter with the game tied at 6. From there, the Viqueens defense held Westwood to 6 points for the next 14 minutes of the game to take a 19 to 12 lead into the 4th quarter. A basket by Danielle Baker with 3 minutes remaining cut the deficit to 23 to 20, but Community quelled the rally as they hit their free throws down the stretch to win by a final of 32 to 20. Jones finished the night with 10 points as Karen Medina added 4 points for Westwood.

Westwood guard Shawn Anderson on defense for the Rockets against Community.

Westwood guard Shawn Anderson on defense for the Rockets against Community.

In boy’s action, the Rockets roared out to a 10 to 4 lead after the first quarter before foul trouble and a resurgent Community defense took over the game.  The Vikings held the Rockets to 9 points over the next 15 minutes as they outscored Westwood 20 to 9 in those pivotal periods to take a 24 to 19 lead into the 4th quarter.  The Rockets rallied in the 4th quarter to cut the deficit to 2 with 96 seconds remaining on a basket from Shawn Anderson but could not get the equalizer down the stretch falling 32 to 26. Chase Simpkins led Westwood in scoring with 7 points while Marcus Pendleton added 6. Jake Hollandsworth added 5 points and Anderson tallied 4.
The Rockets and Lady Rockets will travel to Fayetteville on Thursday night. The girls game will tip at 6 PM at the Fayetteville Middle School.

6th Grade Raiders Pick Up Sweep

CCMS post player Trevor Horne (Right) battles for position after a free throw in a recent game with North... Photos by Dennis Weaver

CCMS post player Trevor Horne (Right) battles for position after a free throw in a recent game with North… Photos by Dennis Weaver

Trevor Horne sank the front end of a one & one with 9 seconds remaining to lift the Coffee County Middle School Red Raiders to a 37 to 36 win over White County and give Coffee County a sweep of the visiting Warriors on Monday night.  The Raiders held off a furious 13 point 4th quarter rally from White County to win their 4th game in a row. Leading by six points heading into the final frame, Coffee County needed baskets from Jaxon Vaughn and Hayden Hullet and a 3 point play from Trenton Scrivnor to put the tie game in Horne’s hand at the end and the big man delivered for the Raiders. Scrivnor finished the night with 9 points while Vaughn added 8. Coffee County was led in scoring by Kyle Farless who finished with 11 points.

CCMS basketball player Keri Munn goes up for a shot in a recent game.

CCMS basketball player Keri Munn goes up for a shot in a recent game.

The Lady Raiders got back on the winning track with a 31 to 21 win over White County. Bella Vinson poured in 23 points and Keri Munn added 6 points as the dynamic duo outscored White County 14 to 1 in the 3rd period.  With the win, the Lady Raiders improved to 5 and 1 on the season. Coffee Middle will be back in action on Thursday with a rematch at White County. The girl’s game will tip off at 6 PM.

Bonfire Set For Thursday Night

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Motlow Bucks Open Season Oct. 31 At Copperweld Arena

Seated from left: Clint Nwosuh, Houston, TX; Jahaad Lyons, Murfreesboro; Axel Magnuson, Clarksville; C.J. McEwen, Nashville; Dequon Miller, Charleston, WV; Jaylen Barford, Jackson, TN; Dezon Dozier, Nashville; and Montrez Van Zant, Winchester. Standing from left: Matt Joines, assistant coach; Cass Barnes, assistant coach; Jade Patrick, Nashville; Kytrel Williams, Memphis; Reggie Williams, Detroit; Seth McKelvey, North Charleston, SC; D'Andre Downey, Milwaukee, WI; Jordan Darden, Ashland City; Reid Pierce, Murfreesboro; Greg Mason, Washington D.C.; Terry Holt, Nashville; Matt Sligh, head coach; and Robert Hayes, assistant coach... Photo by Motlow College

Seated from left: Clint Nwosuh, Houston, TX; Jahaad Lyons, Murfreesboro; Axel Magnuson, Clarksville; C.J. McEwen, Nashville; Dequon Miller, Charleston, WV; Jaylen Barford, Jackson, TN; Dezon Dozier, Nashville; and Montrez Van Zant, Winchester. Standing from left: Matt Joines, assistant coach; Cass Barnes, assistant coach; Jade Patrick, Nashville; Kytrel Williams, Memphis; Reggie Williams, Detroit; Seth McKelvey, North Charleston, SC; D’Andre Downey, Milwaukee, WI; Jordan Darden, Ashland City; Reid Pierce, Murfreesboro; Greg Mason, Washington D.C.; Terry Holt, Nashville; Matt Sligh, head coach; and Robert Hayes, assistant coach… Photo by Motlow College

After a month of intense practice and a number of scrimmage games, including a pair at the acclaimed CBHoops JuCo Jam preseason event in Atlanta, the Motlow Bucks will open the 2014-15 basketball regular season when they host non-conference Snead State (AL) at Copperweld Arena on Friday, Oct. 31. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
With the opening of his second season as head coach in Lynchburg on the horizon, Matt Sligh has recruited an outstanding group of newcomers to join four returning sophomores who contributed significantly to last year’s success, including All-American point guard Dequon Miller. Expectations are high for a program that has won over 20 games in four of the previous seven seasons.
Most Motlow home games will be broadcast live on Tullahoma’s ‘The Ticket’ sports radio, Thunder Radio’s sister station. Listeners can tune in on the radio at 105.1 FM and AM 740, on the internet at www.theticketradio.com, on a smartphone using the free Tune-In Radio app, and in Tullahoma on LightTUBe television channel 11. Video replays can be seen on LightTUBe channel 23.

Robert E Lee PTO and Faculty Invites Runners To The Great Pumpkin 5k and Fall Festival

REL Fall Festival Team. Pictured R to L: Haley Lockhart, Dr. Woody Dillehay, Winston Brooks, Laurie Perry, Brittany Cleveland, Katie Kazmark and Adria White.

REL Fall Festival Team. Pictured R to L: Haley Lockhart, Dr. Woody Dillehay, Winston Brooks, Laurie Perry, Brittany Cleveland, Katie Kazmark and Adria White.

The Robert E Lee Elementary (REL) PTO is sponsoring the 5th annual Great Pumpkin 5K. This year’s race will be held on November 8, 2014 beginning at 8:00am at REL, 313 Layne street, Tullahoma. Runners can register Saturday morning, or go to the REL web site http://robertelee.tn.tcse.schoolinsites.com/  or http://www.tullahomatn.gov/get-fit/. Runners of all ages and experience level are welcome.
“It’s always very exciting to have any type of community 5k,” said principal, Dr. Woody Dillehay. “Robert E Lee has a tradition of excellence and this fundraiser helps to support the faculty and students.”
The course will start at the front of the school and wind through the neighbourhood and end back at the school in time for the Fall Festival Fundraiser. Tickets are available before Saturday at the school or at the door the day of the event.
“This is a great way to have fun and Get Fit!,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “Our health is one of our greatest assets, and I want to encourage everyone to join in the fun.”
The community is invited to join the fun. After the fun run and walk, there will be carnival games, face painting, craft fair, auctions, balloons, prizes food and pony rides.
For more information, call Robert E Lee at 454-2637.

Coffee County Cross Country Team Wraps Up Season

Maxwell Nicoll running for the Raiders... Photo by Dennis Weaver

Maxwell Nicoll running for the Raiders… Photo by Dennis Weaver

Coffee County’s cross country team culminated its 1st season in 30 years with a good showing in the Region 4 meet as they placed 7th overall. The only 8AAA team that outran our boys was Columbia which finished 6th. Coffee County was hampered by the absence of their #4 runner, Caleb Buck, who had a health issue. Freshmen runners Neil Slone and Aaron Buck performed well as Slone finished in 21:11, which was a new personal best time, while Buck ran a 21:38 which was 30 seconds better than his previous best time. Coffee County’s top finishers were Andy Rosson for the boys as he ran a 18:04, Scott Randolph finished at 18:49, and Maxwell Nicoll came in at 19:01.
For the Lady Raiders, Makenzie Morgan finished at 24:16, Kayla McCormick ran a season’s best 27:44 and Claudia Bertuzzi finished in 28:30 cutting 1 minute off of her best time for the season. The Cross Country team is coached by David Muckle who resurrected a program that had been dormant since the 1980’s. Muckle had the following praise for his runners: “I am really proud of all of our runners for their hard work and consistent improvement all season”

Elementary Basketball League Begins 2014-15 Season

basketballThe Coffee County Elementary Basketball League opened play on Saturday with all 12 teams in action. In the girl’s contests: College Street edged North Coffee 17 to 16; Hillsboro dropped Deerfield 26 to 6; New Union stopped East Coffee 16 to 4 and Westwood clipped Hickerson 33 to 3
In boy’s action: College Street beat North Coffee 49 to 11; Deerfield outlasted Hillsboro 18 to 10; New Union overcame East Coffee 28 to 7; and Westwood grounded Hickerson 26 to 4.
All 6 schools will be back in action on Saturday, November 1st with the following schedule:
Hickerson vs. East Coffee-Girls-10:00; Boys-11:00
Westwood vs. New Union-Girls-12:00; Boys-1:00
Deerfield vs. North Coffee-Girls-2:00; Boys-3:00
Hillsboro vs. College Street-Girls-4:00; Boys-5:00

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