This 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.
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.
Both 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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”
The 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