The 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.
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.
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.
The Motlow Bucks and Lady Bucks will take their first road trip of the basketball season together when they travel to southeast Tennessee this weekend for a pair of Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) contests.
Motlow will head to Cleveland Friday night for a pair of games against Cleveland State before landing in Chattanooga Saturday afternoon to face Chattanooga State. Both squads will return home on Tuesday, Nov. 25, to host non-conference opponent Wallace State-Hanceville at Copperweld Arena.
The Bucks (6-0, 3-0) have hardly been challenged so far this year, defeating their six opponents by an average score of 104-81. However, due to the fallout from an altercation that occurred last Saturday during their win over Volunteer State, they will face a difficult task this weekend.
After a review of the situation by school officials, seven Bucks’ players will not make the trip along with all three assistant coaches. Motlow will have only five available players for the contests in Cleveland and Chattanooga, along with head coach Matt Sligh.
“The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recognizes the same two-game suspension for fighting as it does for players leaving the bench during a fight,” said Tori Raby-Gentry, athletic director at Motlow. “This recent incident is not representative of the values we have here at Motlow. It does, however, provide our staff and coaches a teaching opportunity for how to handle adverse situations whether they occur on the court or in life.”
The Cougars of Cleveland State (3-4, 1-3) are coming off a pair of conference losses to Jackson State and Columbia State last weekend. The Chattanooga State Tigers (4-3, 2-2) are fresh off an 88-75 win over Chattahoochee Technical College on Monday.
The Lady Bucks (1-5, 1-2) will hope to improve their position in the TCCAA standings after dropping a 90-79 decision to non-conference opponent Gadsden State at Copperweld Arena Tuesday night. The Lady Bucks’ lone win came in their conference opener against Jackson State on Nov. 7.
Cleveland State’s Lady Cougars (5-2, 3-1) lost to Jackson State last Friday before rebounding for a win over Columbia State. The Lady Tigers of Chattanooga State (3-3, 1-3) lost to both Columbia and Jackson but are coming off a 90-72 win over Chattahoochee.
Tipoff for the women’s contests are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. CST on Friday and 1 p.m. CST on Saturday, with the men’s games to follow 20 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s contests. Both Saturday games will be broadcast live on Tullahoma’s sports radio The Ticket at 105.1 FM, www.theticketradio.com and the Tune In Radio smartphone app.
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The girls had a much easier time as they tamed the Lady Panthers 54 to 7. The Lady Raider defense was again spectacular as they held East to 2 baskets from the floor for the game. Offensively, 10 Lady Raiders tallied points led by Abby Morgan with 12 points. Alisha Jennings had 9 points for the Lady Raiders while Jacey Vaughn netted 8 points. Julia Duncan and Bella Vinson dropped in 7 points apiece. With the win, the Lady Raiders improved to 8 and 0 on the year and 5 and 0 in conference play.
Coffee Middle will welcome West Tullahoma to town on Thursday night. The girl’s game will tip off at 6.
After Coffee County defeated the Lady Yellow Jackets of Grundy County by 39 points last week (55-16), the ladies from the mountain were much better at home. The Lady Raiders were down 26-23 at half but they held Grundy County scoreless in the 3rd quarter to take a 30-26 lead. Coffee County could not hold off the Lady Yellow Jackets in the 4th, falling 43-39.
Tyger Fenton led the Lady Raiders with 17 and was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game. Aerial Williams added 10.
The loss drops the Lady Raiders to 1-2 on the season.
In boys’ action the Raiders were looking to improve to 3-0 on the season, but came up short to Grundy County, 40-38 in Coalmont, TN.
In the first half J.P. Duncan had the hot hand scoring 11 off the bench as Coffee County held a 21-17 lead at the break. In the second half the Raiders held a 15 point lead, but the Yellow Jackets fought back to defeat Coffee County. The loss drops the Raiders to 2-1 on the season.
Garrett Eldridge was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game. Duncan’s 11 first half points led the Raiders.
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On Thursday night Coffee County will host their first home games of the year as Fayetteville High School comes to the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium for a 6pm tip for girl’s play.
8/21 – CC vs Tullahoma
8/28 – CC vs Pope John Paul II
9/4 – CC vs Smryna
9/11 – CC at Walker Valley
9/18 – CC vs Riverdale
9/25 – CC at Oakland
10/2 – CC at Cookeville
10/16 – CC vs Warren Co. (Homecoming and Senior night)
10/23 – CC at Blackman
10/30 – CC at Siegel
11/6 – First round of the playoffs
Two injury-riddled Westwood Rocket basketball teams made the long trip to Eagleville on Monday night and earned a split in the conference doubleheader. The Lady Rockets used a strong 2nd quarter to open up a nine point halftime lead on their way to a 27 to 16 win over the Lady Eagles. Ashley Starks led the Lady Rockets with 10 points while Karen Medina and Haley Miller each added 6 points.
The Rockets could not overcome the Eagles size advantage in the paint as they dropped a 46 to 25 decision to the Eagles. Chase Simpkins and Jake Hollandsworth each netted 6 points for Westwood. Westwood will be back at home on Thursday night as they play host to Middle Tennessee Christian in a conference matchup. The girls game will tip-off at 6:00 PM.
The Coffee County Red Raiders and Lady Raiders finished 3rd out of 6 teams Friday night in their first home swim meet of the season. The Raiders picked up wins were over Central Magnet, Siegel and LaVergne. The Lady Raiders defeated Blackman, Stewart’s Creek and LaVergne. The next swim meet is this Thursday at Marshall County.
Daniel Larsen won the 100 meter Backstroke and the 200 meter individual medley.
The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals completed a four-player trade on Monday. The Braves have acquired right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller and minor-league right-handed pitcher Tyrell Jenkins in exchange for outfielder Jason Heyward and right-handed pitcher Jordan Walden.
Heyward hit .271 last season with 11 homeruns, 58 runs batted in and he scored 74 times.
The City of Nashville received some good news on Monday. The city will play host to games in the first and second rounds of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament in 2018.
Games will be held March 16 and 18 at Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville joins Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Dallas, Boise, San Diego and Wichita as host cities for the first and second rounds of the tournament.