The Coffee County Central High School volleyball claimed the regular season District 8AAA volleyball title on Tuesday night with a dominating straight set win at Franklin County. The Lady Raiders dispatched the Lady Rebels by set scores of 25 to 7, 25 to 8 and 25 to 10 to improve their record to 26 & 12 on the year and 9 and 1 in district play. The Lady Raiders dominated all aspects of the match as they scored 25 kills on the night led by Sydney Pearson who had 7. Brittany Williams led the team in assists with 12 and aces with 6 while Maddie Taylor had 5 digs to lead the Lady Riders in digs. With the win, the Lady Raiders clinched the top seed in the District 8 AAA Tournament that will be held in Columbia. After a 1st round bye, the Lady Raiders will take on the winner of the Lawrence County/Tullahoma first round matchup. That match will take place at 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 9th and we will bring you the action here on Thunder Radio. Coffee County will close out the regular season on Thursday night as they play host to White County for Senior Night.
It was a battle for the Central Tennessee Conference regular season football championship Tuesday night in Manchester. The Middle School Raiders hosted the Warriors of White County.
The Raiders took an early advantage with 3:48 left in 1st quarter on a Weston Hargroves 2-yard TD run. Just before halftime White County took the lead on touchdown run and 2-point conversion.
Headed into the 4th quarter the score remained the same. The Raiders put together a great drive in the final couple of minutes of play. Coffee County went for a throwback pass to the QB in the last few seconds of the game, but could not connect. The Warriors defeated the Raiders 8-6 to win the 2014 championship.
Trace Bryant who had a 43-yard reception was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.
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Coffee County finishes with a 6-2 overall record.
In boy’s play Coffee County’s Jacob Prater got off to a tough start shooting a 46 over his first 9-holes but battled back with an outstanding 3-under 33 on his next 9. Jacob is in the middle of the pack that is led by Jacob Sherlin of Hendersonville who scored a 4-under 68. The Commandos also lead the team scores with a 289, 1-over par.
The final day of the tournament is Wednesday at Willowbrook.
The Coffee County Middle School soccer team hosted Algood on Monday night at the CHS field in a makeup game from August. Allie Amado got a first half goal to send the game into the half even at 1. Algood notched their one goal on a corner kick. In the second half, the Lady Raiders cranked up the offensive pressure outshooting the visitors from Putnam County. Abby Morgan, Jenna Garretson and Julia Duncan all found the back of the net for the Lady Raiders. With the win, Coffee Middle finished the regular season with a record of 10-0-1. The Lady Raiders will take part in the conference tournament coming up on Saturday which will be hosted by Harris.
The Central High School volleyball team got their 25th win of the year as they won a 3 set non district match at Grundy County on Monday night. The Lady Raiders got a 25 to 20 win in the first set only to see the Lady Jackets tie the match in the second by a score of 25 to 21. This forced a decisive 3rd set which Coffee County won by a score of 15 to 8. Tyger Fenton led the Lady Raiders in kills with 8 and digs with 7. Brittany Williams had 3 service aces and 8 assists. With the win, Coffee County improved to 25 and 12 on the season. The Lady Raiders will close out their district season Tuesday night in Winchester as they take on Franklin County. First serve is set for 6:00 PM.
The Coffee County Middle School JV soccer team completed a perfect season on Saturday as they won the CTC JV soccer tournament at the CCMS Field. The Lady Raiders, who came into the tournament as the top seed, faced off against Tullahoma in the opening round. The Lady Raiders got 2 goals from Julia Duncan and a goal from Maddie Jones to advance to the finals by a score of 3 to 1. That set up a meeting in the finals with the 3rd seeded Eagles of Harris Middle.
In the finals, Julia Duncan bent a beautiful corner kick just inside the far post to give Coffee County a 1 to 0 lead which they carried into the halftime break. Duncan added her 4th goal of the day in the 34th minute to extend the lead to 2 to 0. The Eagles stepped up the pressure as they added a goal in the 40th minute to tighten the match, but great defense and effective ball control helped the Lady Raiders close out the match, and the championship, by a final score of 2 to 1.
Homecoming 2014 for Coffee County High School will be remembered for several things including an outstanding football game. The Raiders defeated Stone Memorial 24-21 after a terrific defensive effort on the game’s final play. The Panthers went for it on 4th down from the Coffee County 15 with only 4 seconds remaining. LB Mill Harner was able to knock down the pass in the end-zone to secure the win.
The Raiders gave up over 400 yards to Stone Memorial but stepped up when they had to, earning the Red Raiders their 2nd win on the year.
Coffee County went with 3 running backs on almost every offensive play and that helped propel Freshman Quarterback Alontae Taylor to 131 yards on 20 carries and he scored twice and senior Cody Howes finished with 123 yards on 19 carries and 1 TD. Kicker and Receiver Cole Hawkins kicked a field-goal in the game and was named Homecoming King. Morgan Taylor was voted Queen.
Jacoby Lowe who plays offensive line and played Linebacker on defense earned the Gateway Tire and Service player of the game.
The Raiders are off this week before traveling to Franklin County on October 10.
Tonight is the Homecoming football game for Coffee County High School. The game is set for 7pm at Carden-Jarrell field. The Raiders are hosting the Stone Memorial Panthers from Crossville. Crowning of the King and Queen will take place at halftime.
Last night a huge pep rally was held at the downtown square in Manchester. Many people attended and had wonderful time getting the team fired up for tonight’s game.
Remember you can hear the game live on Thunder Radio beginning with the Friday Night Thunder pre-game show at 6pm and the kickoff at 7pm.
The Coffee Middle Lady Raiders wrapped up their volleyball season Thursday night with a home floor win over Harris Middle. Set score were 25-8 and 25-11. Abigail Layne had 5 aces and Haley Richardson finished the night with 3 kills and an ace.
Coffee County finished at 12-3 for the year.
The JV team also won 25-13 and 25-9.
Thursday night at the Joe Frank Patch gym in Manchester the Coffee County Lady Raiders picked up a straight set win over District 8-AAA foe Lawrence County. Set scores were; 25-19, 25-10 and 25-18.
Coffee County got solid play from Brittany Williams and Sydney Pearson as they had 4 aces each. Williams also had 10 assists. Cursten Vaughn continued to hit the ball very well, with 9 kills on the night.
The Lady Raiders improved their overall record to 24-12 on the season. They will play on the road on Monday at Grundy County.