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Coffee County Youth Basketball Results and Standings

There will be NO Elementary Basketball games this Saturday. Here are results from last week:
basketballGirls
Deerfield edged East Coffee – 16 to 12
North Coffee clipped Hickerson – 34 to 9
Westwood tamed Hillsboro – 30 to 6
New Union dropped College Street – 26 to 10

Boys
College Street grounded New Union – 39 to 9
Westwood dumped Hillsboro – 25 to 3
North Coffee stopped Hickerson -17 to 2
Deerfield outlasted East Coffee – 24 to 7

Standings
Girls
Westwood – 5 & 0
Hillsboro – 4 & 1
New Union – 3 & 2
College Street – 3 & 2
North Coffee – 3 & 2
Hickerson – 1 & 4
Deerfield – 1 & 4
East Coffee – 0 & 5

Boys
College Street – 5 & 0
Westwood – 5 & 0
New Union – 3 & 2
Deerfield – 3 & 2
North Coffee – 2 & 3
East Coffee – 1 & 4
Hillsboro – 1 & 4
Hickerson – 0 & 5

New Football Coach Needed In Warren County After Scott Smith Resigns

football_620x350The Warren Co. Pioneers will be looking for a new head coach in the coming weeks. Scott Smith coached the Pioneers for only one season in 2014, resigned his position as head coach and accepted an offer to coach at Franklin Co. High School in Winchester.
Smith took over the Pioneer head coaching job January 10 this year coming from Moore Co. High School, where he compiled a 30-16 record in 4 seasons. He won a state title while at Ezell Harding in 2001.

Motlow Splits Games With Wallace St

Motlow sportsIn college basketball action on Tuesday night Motlow hosted Wallace State. In the ladies game the Lady Bucks fell behind by 10 at halftime and had difficulty dealing with the great shooting of the Lady Lions falling by the score of 79 – 62. The Lady Bucks were led by, Sabrina Jackson and Erin Layne with 13 each.
In the men’s game the Bucks hosted the 25th ranked Lions. Motlow was attempting to defeat the second ranked team they have played this season. The Bucks defeated Columbia State, the 4th ranked team in the nation earlier in the season.
After grabbing an eight point lead at halftime the Bucks held on to pull out the 76-70 win. DaQuan Miller led Motlow with 20 points and Deandre Downey added 17 along with double digit rebounds and 8 blocked shots. The win improves the Bucks record to 8 – 1 on the season.
Motlow will return to action on Tuesday night as they travel to Boaz, Al. for games against Snead State.

Coffee County Basketball Splits a Pair at Warren County

File Photo - CHS sophomore Holli Smithson

File Photo – CHS sophomore Holli Smithson

After falling in the 1st game of the season by 29 points to Warren County, the CHS Lady Raider felt like they had something to prove in McMinnville on Tuesday night.  Pairing nearly flawless offense with a tenacious defense was just the recipe for a Pre-Thanksgiving celebration for Coffee County as they stunned once-beaten Warren County 41 to 33.  After falling behind 5 to 0 early in the game, the Lady Raiders at 8 to 7 at the 3:28 mark of the first quarter and never trailed again.  Warren County cut the deficit to 5 in the 4th quarter but eight 4th quarter points from Tyger Fenton and 4 offensive rebounds from Cameron Davis sealed the revenge win.  Fenton led Coffee Coutny with 12 points on the night as Davis and Hollie Smithson dropped 9 points for the Lady Raiders.  Smithson, with her sparkling defense on the night was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center Co-Player of the Game with Cameron Davis.  With the win, Coffee County evened their record at 3 & 3.  The Lady Raiders will be off until Tuesday, December 2nd when they open District 8AAA play in Lawrence County.

File Photo - CHS senior Cameron Davis

File Photo – CHS senior Cameron Davis

File Photo - CHS senior Peyton Talley

File Photo – CHS senior Peyton Talley

In keeping the revenge theme alive, Warren County’s Pioneers avenged a 2 point loss from November 13 dropping the Red Raiders by a final score of  54 to 35.  Turnovers and missed shots plagued any offensive flow for Coffee County as the red and black committed 27 turnovers in the game with 16 coming in the 2nd half.  Coffee County was led in scoring by Peyton Talley who had 11 points, while Tyrese McGee scored 6 points off the bench to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game honors.  The loss dropped the Raiders record to 2 and 4 on the season.  The Raiders will take part in the State Farm Classic this week-end at Woodbury.  The Red Raiders will take on Smith County on Friday morning at 9:30 AM at Cannon County High School.  They will follow that up with a 3:30 game on Saturday against Cookeville.

Motlow Basketball At Home Tuesday Night

Motlow sportsThe Motlow Bucks will host the No. 25 team in the nation Tuesday night when Wallace State-Hanceville visits Copperweld Arena. Tipoff for the non-conference contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., or 20 minutes following the conclusion of the women’s game. The Bucks (7-1, 4-1) are fresh off their first road trip of the season, where they split a pair of Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) games over the weekend. Despite having only five available players, the Bucks beat Cleveland State 82-78 Friday night, then led Chattanooga State until the final five minutes before falling 81-73 on Saturday.
The Wallace State Lions are currently 4-2 on the young season but have played a brutal pre-conference schedule. They were ranked No. 25 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) preseason poll.

Cannon County Sweeps Coffee County

Sara Brown lays in two of her game high 23 points... Photos by Barry West

Sara Brown lays in two of her game high 23 points… Photos by Barry West

Friday night at the Joe Frank Patch memorial gymnasium, Coffee County hosted Cannon County in high school basketball. It was a difficult night for both Raider teams as the girls lost 66-53 and the boys fell by a score of 67-45.
The Lady Raiders only trailed by three at the end of the 3rd quarter but saw Cannon County pull away in the 4th. Sara Brown had the hot hand for Coffee County finishing with 23 points earning her the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.

Wyatt Day goes high for 2 of his 19 against Cannon County.

Wyatt Day goes high for 2 of his 19 against Cannon County.

In boy’s action the Raiders fell behind by 14 at halftime and the Lions would stay steady in the 2nd half for the non-district win.
Wyatt Day pumped in 19 the lead the 2-3 Raiders. Day was named the player of the game.
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Coffee County will travel to Warren County on Tuesday for a doubleheader and we’ll have the games live on Thunder Radio.

Coffee County Swimmers Win Meet

swimmersCoffee County’s swim team were impressive on Thursday night as both the Lady Raiders and Raiders went undefeated in the 10 team match at Marshall County. The ladies are 15-4 on the season with the boy’s record standing at 13-6. The best finishes on the night were the Lady Raiders winning the 200 yard freestyle relay and finishing 2nd in the 200 yard medley relay and 400 yard freestyle relay. The Raiders won the 200 yard medley relay and finished 2nd in the 200 & 400 yard freestyle relays. Daniel Larsen picked up 2 individual wins, the 200 yard medley and the 100 yard butterfly.

Busy Weekend For Motlow Basketball

Clint Nwosuh handles the ball in game earlier this season...  Photo from Jeff Reed Photography

Clint Nwosuh handles the ball in game earlier this season… Photo from Jeff Reed Photography

On Friday the Motlow College basketball teams traveled to Cleveland St. The Lady Bucks fought hard but dropped the conference game 62-55.
In men’s play Motlow was playing with only 5 players because of a 2-game suspension of 7 players because of an altercation that took place in a game a week earlier. The 5 players got the win for Coach Matt Sligh, 82-78. Clint Nwosuh led the Bucks with 28 and D’andre Downey had 20 and 17 rebounds.
Saturday in women’s action Chattanooga St held off a very determined Lady Bucks team for a 76-67 conference win. Jadah Fite led Motlow with 14.
In men’s play the Bucks, still playing with 5 players, led 32-23 at halftime. The Tigers used their bench to perfection using 11 players as all 11 scored as they put together a come from behind 81-73 win. It was the first loss for the Motlow men this season (7-1).
On Tuesday night Motlow will host Wallace St in a doubleheader beginning at 5:30pm.

Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week 21 November 2014

AaronsluckydogThe Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the week for 21 November 2014 is Haley Koren Sherrill. Haley is in fifth grade at Hickerson Elementary School in Tullahoma. She is the daughter of proud parents Sonya and Todd. She was nominated for this award because she is always great to be around, very helpful to both teachers and students and also a great student. Haley plays third base during softball season and is a point guard during basketball season. She enjoys reading and her favorite books are from the Sisters Grimm series. She hopes to be a teacher some day, when she grows up, just like her Mom. Haley 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 Haley Koren Sherrill, the Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week.

Haley Koren Sherrill - Aaron's Sales and Lease Student of the Week

Haley Koren Sherrill – Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week

Raiders Split Games With Fayetteville

CHS Lady Raider Sara Brown

CHS Lady Raider Sara Brown

Coffee County hosted Fayetteville in high school basketball on Thursday night. In the first game the Lady Raiders took a big lead into the dressing room at halftime, leading 32-13. Tyger Fenton scored 12 of the 32 first half points. Coffee County spent most of the night at the free-throw line, shooting 22 of 40.
The Lady Raiders improved to 2-2 on the season with the 69-38 win. Fenton led the scoring with her 12 in the first half as 14 players scored. Sara Brown was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game as she scored 11. Aerial Williams also added 11.

CHS Red Raider J.P. Duncan

CHS Red Raider J.P. Duncan

Last year when the Tigers and Raiders met in boy’s action Coffee County fell behind by 20 but came from behind to win. Last night the Raiders were down by 15 at the half and dropped the game to the Tigers by 24, 69-45.
J.P. Duncan led the Raiders in scoring with 11 off the bench and earned the player of the game.
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Next up for Coffee County basketball will be home games Friday night against Cannon County beginning at 6pm. Pre-game starts at 5:50pm on Thunder Radio.

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