Sounds and Dodgers Cancelled in Oklahoma City

Thursday’s game between the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City was cancelled due to inclement weather at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. This was the final series of the season between both teams, with the Sounds finishing 9-6 against the Dodgers in 2019.

It’s the second consecutive year Nashville beat Oklahoma City in the season series. Last year, the Sounds beat the Dodgers 9-7. It’s the fifth season series taken by Nashville, along with Memphis, Las Vegas, Sacramento and Tacoma

The Sounds head to Des Moines, Iowa for a quick three-game series against the Cubs. In game one tomorrow, left-hander Wes Benjamin (6-6, 5.93) is the current probable for the Sounds against Cubs’ probable Adbert Alzolay (2-4, 4.92). First pitch at 7:08 p.m.

The 2019 season is the 42nd in Nashville Sounds franchise history and first as the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Single-game tickets are available now by calling (615) 690-4487 or by visiting

Thursday Prep Schedule

Thursday Prep Schedule
5:00 PM – CCMS Volleyball HOSTS North Franklin(DH)
5:30 PM – CCMS Girls’ Soccer at Warren County
5:30 PM – WMS Girls’ Soccer HOSTS Cascade – 1st National Bank Hometown Sports Series broadcast on Thunder Radio
6:30 PM – WMS Football at Forrest
7:00 PM – CHS Girls’ Soccer at Franklin County

Coffee County CHS Volleyball Wins 3rd Straight on Wednesday

Kiya Ferrell of CHS volleyball

The Coffee County CHS volleyball team hit the road for the first time this season as they visited Whitwell.  The Lady Raiders captured their 3rd straight match win with a straight set sweep of the Tigers.  Coffee County won by set scores of 25-15, 25-11 and 25-20.  The Lady Raiders have not dropped a set in their 3 matches this season.

Kiya Ferrell led the Lady Raiders in aces with 4 and tied for the team lead in kills with 7.    Keelie Hillis also had 7 kills as she added 8 assists and 3 digs.  Amanda Mukai led Coffee County in assists with 13 and added 3 digs.  Sarah West was the team leader in digs with 8.  Keri Munn finished the match as the team leader in blocks with 3 while adding 6 kills and a pair of aces.

The Lady Raiders are off until Tuesday when they travel to Columbia to take on their district rival.  That match will get underway at 6:30 PM.  The JV Lady Raiders will take part in a JV tournament this weekend at “The Patch”.  The one-day tournament gets underway at 9 AM on Saturday.

Westwood Baseball to Hold Tryouts

The Westwood Middle School baseball team will hold tryouts for the 2020 season on Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th.  The tryouts will be held at the Babe Ruth Field at Fred Deadman Park in Manchester.  The tryout is open to all boys who are in the 6th thru 8th grades at Westwood Middle School.

The first tryout session is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday, September 6th.  A second day of tryouts, if needed, will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 9 AM to 11 AM.  Student athletes wishing to tryout need to bring with them their own personal equipment to tryouts.  If you have questions, or need more information, contact head coach Jeff Houck at: 931-247-7234

Dillard, Guzman Lead Sounds Past Dodgers

Tim Dillard tossed seven strong innings, and Ronald Guzman went 4-for-4 with three extra-base hits on Wednesday night, as the Nashville Sounds cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Sounds improved to 14-5 in August and have won 12 of their last 14 games. The victory gave them a fourth straight winning series.

The Sounds never trailed in the game, taking a 3-0 lead in the second inning on a three-run homer by Jett Bandy. The Sounds have homered in 22 consecutive games with a total of 42 during the streak. Guzman, who had doubled and singled in his first two at-bats, doubled again in the fifth and later scored on a wild pitch by Logan Bawcom, giving the Sounds a 5-0 lead. Then Guzman belted an opposite-field homer in the seventh, and the Sounds made it 7-2 in the eighth with a pair of unearned runs from four Dodgers errors in the frame.

Dillard’s outing was his sixth quality start in his last seven tries and came with the Sounds’ bullpen overworked from the first two games of the series and a suspended game that was completed Tuesday. He gave up two runs on seven hits over seven innings in the win. Yohander Mendez continued the dominant pitching by striking out the side in order in the eighth, and Reed Garrett worked a scoreless ninth to end it.

The Sounds conclude the series Thursday night at 7:05 CT looking for the sweep. Seth Maness (7-4, 5.69) is scheduled to oppose Daniel Corcino (8-6, 4.56).

Post-Game Notes

Tim Dillard entered Wednesday’s game ranked 4th in the PCL in innings and 7th in ERA
Andy Ibanez drove in a run but snapped a nine-game hitting streak and 20-game on-base streak
The Sounds’ streak of four consecutive winning series is a season-high
Ronald Guzman’s four hits marked his season-high
The 2019 season is the 42nd in Nashville Sounds franchise history and first as the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Single-game tickets are available now by calling (615) 690-4487 or by visiting

Second Half Red Card Dooms Nashville SC on Wednesday Night

A second half red card to defender Forrest Lasso turned Nashville SC’s top-of-the-table clash against New York Red Bulls II on its head, resulting in a 2-1 loss for Nashville at First Tennessee Park on Wednesday night. Lasso was shown yellow cards within five minutes of each other midway through the second half, taking off one of Nashville’s best players in its now-ended six match unbeaten streak.

Nashville SC went ahead in the 10’ minute on a corner kick via the head of Ken Tribbett from Lebo Moloto. It was the fourth goal of the season for Tribbett and the ninth assist for Moloto. Much of the rest of the first half was spent defending for Nashville SC and it turned away each New York attack until Red Bulls II finally found a breakthrough just before halftime to equalize.

The sides appeared balanced to start the second half until Lasso was sent off in the 65’ minute. It didn’t take long for Red Bulls II to take advantage, scoring in the 71’ minute off a set piece.

Here are three takeaways from Nashville’s first loss in six weeks.

1) Lasso Loss Stings

Forrest Lasso has been an integral piece to Nashville SC’s backline since his acquisition on loan in late July. His questionable sending off, coupled with head coach Gary Smith’s substitution of Ken Tribbett moments earlier meant that Nashville had to do some reshuffling following the red. New York, the highest scoring team in the Eastern Conference, took immediate advantage by going ahead within five minutes of play restarting following Lasso’s red card.

2) Tribbett Finds the Net Again

Defender turned midfielder Ken Tribbett continued his great offensive play with another goal, giving him four in the USL Championship season. Tribbett notched six last year to lead all defenders, and looks like he could match that offensive output again in 2019. Meanwhile, Moloto’s assist is his ninth of the season to lead the Eastern Conference.

3) Ground to Make Up

With a win, Nashville SC could have moved to first place in the Eastern Conference, jumping New York. Instead, Nashville now sits five points behind first place and is fourth in standings. Nashville still has plenty of opportunities to move up in the standings with matches remaining against second place North Carolina and third place Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Up Next

Nashville SC will be able to wash the bad taste from the loss out of its mouth quickly as it will stay at home for a Saturday night match against the Charleston Battery, presented by Vanderbilt Health. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Wednesday Prep Schedule

Wednesday Prep Schedule

5:30 PM – CHS Volleyball at Whitwell

Coffee County CHS Soccer Opens Season With Shutout Win at Lincoln County

Maddy Jones of CHS soccer

The Coffee CHS soccer team opened their season on the road on Tuesday in a match you heard here on Thunder Radio.  New head coach Lee Xixis opened his first campaign as head coach with a district road match against the 3 time defending district champions of Lincoln County.  The Lady Raiders controlled the time of possession and Lucy Riddle had a clean sheet in goal as Coffee County won 2 nil.

After peppering the Lincoln County keeper early, the Lady Raiders broke through in the 26th minute when Maddy Jones scored off a pass from Jayda Wright to give Coffee County the 1 nil lead they would take into the half.  After only getting 1 shot on frame in the first half, Lincoln County picked up the offensive pressure in the 2nd half as they managed 4 more shots challenging Riddle.  The Lady Raiders adjusted to the Lincoln County flow and swung the momentum back in their favor with 18 minutes remaining in the contest.  Jenna Garrettson intercepted a Lincoln County throw-in and hit a high arching shot over the Lady Falcon keeper in the 78th minute to seal the outcome.

Coffee County outshot Lincoln County 18 to 5 in the match while winning the time of possession battle.  Riddle finished with 5 saves as she played exceptionally well in the box.  The Lady Raiders got 3 corner kicks to Lincoln County’s 2.

The Lady Raiders return to action on Thursday when they tangle with Franklin County in another district battle on the road.  Opening kick is set for 7 PM at Franklin County High School in Winchester.

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Coffee County CHS Volleyball Gets Straight Set Win over Shelbyville

Keelie Hillis of CHS volleyball

The Coffee County CHS volleyball team opened district play on Tuesday welcoming Shelbyville to the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.  After blitzing Tullahoma on Monday night, the Lady Raiders got their 2nd straight sweep in dispatching the Eaglettes.  Coffee County won by set scores of 25-13, 25-11 and 25-19.

Coffee County got an amazing 37 kills in the match led by Keri Munn who struck 11. Abigail Parker and Kiya Ferrell each drove home 6.  Coffee County was again effective at the service line as they hammered out 12 aces against 6 service errors.  Amanda Mukai led the Lady Raiders in aces with 5.  Munn and Ferrell each added a pair.   Mukai led the team in assists with 17 while Keelie Hillis picked up 10.  Parker was credited with 6 digs and a block to round out her strong game.  Hillis added 4 blocks, 5 kills and an ace.

The Lady Raiders visit Whitwell on Wednesday for their 1st road match of the year.  First serve is set for 5:30 PM.

Temple Baptist Christian School Volleyball Get Win in Home Opener

Grace Butler of Temple Baptist Christian School volleyball[file photo]

The Temple Baptist Christian School volleyball team hosted Shenandoah Baptist on Tuesday night at the E.C. Bailey Gym.   The balanced Lady Eagle team played nearly flawlessly as they rolled to a 4 set win over the visitors from Cleveland, TN.  Temple won by set scores of 25-14, 25-15, 23-25 and 25-15.  Grace Butler had a strong service game for Temple as she finished with 7 aces including an ace on match point.

The Lady Eagles will take some time off before returning to the court on Friday, August 30th.  Temple will hit the road as they travel to Calhoun, Georgia to take on Philadelphia Christian School.  Opening serve is set for 4:30 PM EDT.

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