The Lady Raiders of Coffee County Middle School opened CTC conference tournament action on their home floor on Monday night with a 72 to 1 walloping of East Tullahoma. The Lady Raiders, who scored the first 41 points in the game, held a 38 to 0 lead at the halftime break. Coffee County started strong with a 3 pointer from Jacey Vaughn, then turned 4 Lady Panther turnovers into 10 points in a 48 second span of the 1st period to put the game out of reach. Megan Prosser hit a 3rd quarter free throw for East Tullahoma’s lone score. Coffee County was led in scoring by Julia Duncan who finished with 22 points while Alisha Jennings added 10 points. Coffee County will advance to Thursday night’s semifinal where they will take on the winner of North Franklin and Warren County. That game will tip off at 6:30 PM at the Coffee County Middle School Gym. The Coffee County Middle School Red Raiders open tournament play on Tuesday as they take on North Franklin in an 8:30 PM contest. All games of the CTC tournament are being played at the Coffee County Middle School gym.
The Bucks have scheduled 56 games during the regular season, with 30 at home and 26 on the road. Motlow will open Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) play on Friday, Feb. 27, with a three-game home series against Jackson State. The regular season ends on Apr. 25, in Morristown against Walters State.
All conference series are three games, with a single nine-inning game played on Friday and a pair of seven-inning games as part of a Saturday doubleheader. The only exception is Easter weekend, when Motlow will host Cleveland State in the single game on Thursday and the doubleheader on Friday, April 3.
Head Coach Dan McShea, set to begin his ninth season at the helm of the Motlow program, led the Bucks to a 40-24 record and a trip to the NJCAA East Central District tournament in Covington, Ga., after finishing runner-up in the TCCAA/Region VII tournament to state champion Columbia State. Motlow lost to host Georgia Perimeter, while Columbia State won and advanced to the JUCO World Series.
The 2014 run was the first time a Motlow baseball team had advanced beyond the TCCAA/Region VII tournament since 2000, when the Bucks enjoyed the greatest season in school history, making it all the way to the JUCO World Series championship game before falling.
In college basketball action on Saturday in Gallatin Vol St hosted Motlow College.
In the women’s game Vol St had 4 players score in double figures as they defeated Motlow, 70-59. The Lady Bucks (2-15/1-9) were led by former Coffee County Lady Raider Lauren Brown who scored 13.
In a wild game in men’s action the Bucks got past the Pioneers 116-104. Clint Nwosuh was unbelievable as he set a new school record with 11 3-pointers on his way to a career high 37 points. Jaylen Barford and DeQuan Miller added 21 each.
Motlow will host Cleveland St on Friday and Chattanooga St on Saturday. The Saturday is also the 2015 Homecoming game.
A near capacity crowd packed the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday for the final day of the Coffee County Youth Basketball League. The day began with a pair of consolation games as the boys and girls divisions sought to crown a 3rd place finisher. In girls play, the Lady Chargers of North Coffee stretched a 10 to 4 halftime lead into a 24 to 13 win. North Coffee was led in scoring by Lucy Riddle who notched 6 points while Samantha Brown scored 5 points. New Union was led offensively by Haley Horton who scored 5 points. Callie Garrett added 4 points for the Lady Rebels.
In the boys consolation, Deerfield had a huge 4th quarter comeback to stop New Union 29 to 26. The Bucks’ Kohlton Strange scored five 4th quarter points to lead all scorers with 14 points on the game. Aiden Abellana added 11 points for Deerfield. New Union was paced by Dayne Crosslin who netted 9 points while Paul Zuzich and Body Todd each finished with 6 points.
In the girls championship game, the top seeded Lady Eagles raced out to an 10 point 1st quarter lead on their way to a 25 to 12 win over Hillsboro. Elli Chumley and Kasen Holt each scored 9 points for Westwood in the winning effort. Hillsboro’s Marley Perry scored 5 points for the Lady Tigers.
In the boys championship, College Street gained their 2nd consecutive title as they dropped Westwood by a final score of 48 to 10. Joseph Duncan was high scorer for the Cougars with 12 points while Conner Shemwell added 9 points. Westwood was led in scoring by Kevin Peregrino and Keiton Sherrill who each had 4 points.
In the always popular cheer competition, the College Street Cougar cheerleaders continued their recent cheer division domination as they won a very competitive and impressive cheer competition. The Tiger cheerleaders of Hillsboro finished in 2nd place while the Buck cheerleaders on Deerfield finished in 3rd place.
Friday night in high school basketball Coffee County traveled to Fayetteville to take on Lincoln County. The Lady Raiders fell behind after one quarter 17-5 but battled back to get within 7 at halftime, 31-24. The Lady Falcons would hold Coffee County to just 3 points in the 3rd on their way to a 57-41 district win.
Tyger Fenton led the Lady Raiders with 15 and earned the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.
Coffee County drops to 13-11 overall and 2-6 in district.
In boys play the Raiders jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first quarter only to see Lincoln County grab the lead with 3:10 left in the 2nd. The Falcons never looked back as they held a 27-21 advantage at the half. Lincoln County continued their good shooting as they extended the lead to 16 at the end of the 3rd and went on to a 68-44 District 8-AAA win.
Peyton Talley was the player of the game with 14 points for the Raiders and J.P. Duncan added 12.
Coffee County fell to 4-19 and 0-8 in 8-AAA play.
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After finishing as the runner up in District 9AAA, the Coffee County Central High School wrestling team qualified for the Region 5 Duals on Thursday night. Opening the meet with the host Siegel Stars, the District 10 champions, the Red Raiders battled hard taking 6 of the 14 matches to a decision, but could only get one win as they fell 68 to 3. Dustin Seals(285) got a 13 to 11 decision win to notch the Red Raiders only points on the evening. Rein Bozich(132), David Tate(138), Austin Payne(182), Joshua Tobitt(195) and Joel Singleton(126) avoided pins, but could not escape with decision victories. The Red Raiders will return to the gym to prepare for the Region Individual meet coming up on February 5th and 6th at Siegel.
is Kylie Brown. Kylie is in seventh grade at Coffee County Middle School
in Coffee County. She is the daughter of proud parents Megan and Ricky.
She was nominated for this award because she set the example for other
students to follow and is representative of the school’s motto, respectful,
responsible and prepared. She enjoys going places with friends and
family. Her favorite subject in school is math because she finds it to
be easy. She plans on being a veterinarian when she gets older.
Kylie 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 Kylie Brown,
the Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week.
The Lady Raiders and Red Raiders of Coffee County Middle School closed out their regular season with a “Pink-Out” night on Thursday night as they played host to Harris Middle of Shelbyville. The Lady Raiders, who trailed at the half, outscored Harris 29 to 10 in the 2nd half to close out their conference slate with a 36 to 21 win and finish the regular season with 13 and 1 conference record. Bella Vinson drained three 3 pointers in the 4th quarter to finish with 11 points for Coffee County. Abby Morgan had 8 points on the 3rd quarter to also finish with 11 points.
The boys were not so fortunate as they spotted Harris a 17 point first half lead before falling 50 to 34. Blanton Brown came off the bench to score 9 points to lead the Red Raiders in scoring. Trace Bryant and Chay Chumley each tallied 6 points for Coffee County.
Coffee County now prepares for the CTC tournament which will begin on Monday night. The Lady Raiders will begin tournament play on Monday night at 5:00 PM as they play host to East Tullahoma. The Red Raiders will take on North Franklin on Tuesday night. Tip off for that game will be at 8:00 PM. All of the CTC tournament games will be held at Coffee County Middle School.
Other awards handed out included 3 players selected for the 2014 Duck River Valley All-Conference team. They were 7th grader Jacob Floyd and 8th graders Marcus Pendelton and Byron Sullivan.
The Central High School wrestling dropped their final match of the regular season on Tuesday night at Forrest as they fell to the Rockets 58 to 23. The Raiders got a technical fall victory from David Tate(wrestling at 138 pounds) and pin fall wins from Mitchell Simpson(145), Dustin Seals(285) and Austin Payne(182).
Over the weekend, the Red Raider grapplers got their best performance ever at the Mountain Top Invitational in Sewanee. As a team, the Raiders finished in 3rd place as four Red Raider wrestlers finished with silver medals. Owen Teague(132), David Tate(138), Austin Payne (182), and Josh Tobitt (195) all advanced to the finals while Dustin Seals(285) finished in 3rd place.
On Thursday, the Red Raiders will advance to the Region 5 duals meet at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro. Coffee County will take on Siegel, the top seed from the opposite district, in the semifinals. With a win, the team would earn a berth in the Region finals agasint the winner of Tullahoma & Cookeville. If they can advance to the finals, they would earn a team berth in the state wrestling tournament. Thursday’s match is set to get underway at 6:00 PM.