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Coffee County CHS Lady Raiders Roll Big in Thursday Scrimmage

Alivia Reel of CHS basketball

The Coffee County Central High School Lady Raider basketball team hosted Richard Hardy Memorial of South Pittsburg on Thursday at the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.   The Hawks accepted the invitation to scrimmage the Lady Raiders after Coffee County’s previous game with Marshall County had to be cancelled on Wednesday.  The Lady Raiders rolled to a 91 to 16 win.

Coffee County scored at least 20 points in each quarter in the lopsided victory.  Thirteen different Lady Raiders scored on the night out of the fourteen who dressed out.   Youth was on display on Thursday for the Lady Raiders as freshman Alivia Reel led the Lady Raiders in scoring with 15 points.  Freshman Chloe Gannon netted 12 points and senior Morgan Jones added 11 points. 

Coffee County will travel to Spring Hill on Saturday, November 16th to participate in a scrimmage play day at Summit.  The Lady Raiders will play East Hickman, Beech and Eagleville. 

Coffee County opens the season on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd as they host a series of Hall of Champions games at the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.  As always, Thunder Radio is the exclusive broadcast home for Red Raider basketball as we bring you all the action, home and away, on your Hometown Radio Station. 

Preds Fall to Avalanche in Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche scored six goals in the second period on their way to a 9-4 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night in Denver. The result moves the Preds to 9-5-2 on the season and 1-1-0 at the halfway point of their four-game road trip.

The Predators trailed the Avalanche by one goal through the game’s first 20 minutes, and the visitors took a 3-2 lead early in the second. But shortly after Nashville tallied twice in the middle frame, Colorado proceeded to score six goals in a span of eight minutes as the game unraveled.

“We obviously didn’t play well at all,” Preds Captain Roman Josi said. “We lost every battle. We didn’t compete. I mean, we got embarrassed out there.”

“It’s embarrassing,” Preds forward Filip Forsberg said. “We’re letting [a team score] nine goals. Doesn’t matter what team we’re playing, nobody should be able to do that. It’s our fault. We have to learn from it and just be ready to bounce back next game.”

Ryan Ellis had the Nashville tally in the opening period, and that was followed in the second with goals from Forsberg and Matt Duchene, the latter of which came on the power play.

But Colorado took over from there, and Juuse Saros replaced Pekka Rinne in net after Colorado’s fifth goal of the night, and the second period ended with an 8-3 score in favor of the Avs.

Craig Smith scored Nashville’s fourth of the night, and the Preds controlled play for a majority of the third period, but Joonas Donskoi scored his third of the night for Colorado to give them goal No. 9 before the final horn.

Nashville’s road trip continues in San Jose on Saturday night (9:30 p.m. CT), and the Predators will be eager to erase the memory of this one as quickly as possible.

“Like every other game you have to learn, you have to learn some things, and probably a lot more from this game,” Josi said. “This is a proud locker room, and we got embarrassed out there tonight. We have to show a reaction next game.”

“We’re a veteran team in here, and we know how to play the game the right way. Tonight wasn’t it,” Duchene said. “We’ll bounce back. We’ll have a short memory… It’s probably a good lesson if you’re going to look for a silver lining. Not a great effort, top to bottom, but we’ll get ready for San Jose.”

Notes:

Forsberg and Roman Josi extended their point streaks to three games apiece.

Miikka Salomaki and Matt Irwin were scratched for the Preds on Thursday.

The Predators will face the Sharks in San Jose on Saturday night, before concluding their four-game trip on Tuesday in Vancouver.

Pete Weber’s Postgame Report

Lady Raider Basketball to Host Thursday Scrimmage

The Coffee County Central High School Lady Raider basketball team will host a scrimmage game against Richard Hardy Memorial of South Pittsburg on Thursday.  The game is the first scrimmage action of the fall for the Lady Raiders and the public is encouraged to come and watch the Lady Raiders in action.  The game is set to get underway at 5 PM at the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.

Coffee County will travel to Spring Hill on Saturday, November 16th to participate in a scrimmage play day at Summit.  The Lady Raiders will play East Hickman, Beech and Eagleville. 

The Lady Raiders open the season on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd as they host a series of Hall of Champions games at the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.  As always, Thunder Radio is the exclusive broadcast home for Lady Raider basketball as we bring you all the action, home and away, on your Hometown Radio Station. 

Red Raider Basketball Invites Public to Open Practice on November 15

The Coffee County Central High School Red Raider basketball team will host an open practice on Friday night, November 15th, at the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.  The practice will get underway at 5:30 PM as Coach Williams will be “mic’d up” for the duration of the practice as he leads his team through drills before ending with a controlled scrimmage.  Admission is free and folks are invited to stay after practice to eat with the team. 

The Red Raiders will take part in a scrimmage playday on Saturday, November 9th at Rockvale.  The Red Raiders will take on Walker Valley, Jellico and Stratford.  Coffee County opens the season on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd as they host a series of Hall of Champions games at the Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gym.   As expected, Thunder Radio is the exclusive broadcast home for Red Raider basketball as we bring you all the action, home and away, on your Hometown Radio Station. 

Thursday Prep Schedule

5:00 PM – CHS Girls’ Basketball HOSTS Richard Hardy – Scrimmage

5:00 PM – CCMS Basketball vs. TBD at Rockvale Tournament

CCMS Basketball Opens Rockvale Tournament with a Split Against Siegel

Channah Gannon of CCMS basketball

The Coffee County Middle School basketball teams opened up play in the Rockvale Tournament on Tuesday night.  Each team had a first round matchup with Siegel Middle.  The Lady Raiders won their matchup 35 to 20.  The Red Raiders fell by a score of 25 to 20.

The Lady Raiders continued their defensive dominance as they held Siegel to a single field goal in each of the 2nd and 3rd quarters.  After a tight 1st quarter, Coffee Middle used a 9 point 2nd quarter and an 11 point 3rd quarter to pull away for the win.  The Lady Raiders were led in scoring by Taylor Anthony who had 11 points.  Olivia Vinson added 10 points and Channah Gannon scored 7 points. 

Jackson Shemwell of CCMS basketball

Tied going into the 4th quarter the Red Raiders saw Siegel put up 10 points in the final quarter to take the win.  Coffee County missed several opportunities to seize control of the game as they missed layups and free throws and forced some shots down the stretch.  Cooper Reed was the leading scorer for the Red Raiders as he netted 12 points.  Jackson Shemwell and Ethan Hargrove each added 3 points.

Coffee County will continue play in the Rockvale Tournament on Thursday.  The Red Raiders will take on the loser of Tuesday’s game between Rockvale and Satterfield beginning at 5 PM.  The Lady Raiders will take on the winner of Tuesday’s game between Rockvale and Satterfield at 6:15.  All the games are being held at Rockvale Middle School in Murfreesboro. 

Claybusters Open Season with Strong Showing

The Coffee County Claybusters opened the 2019-2020 season on Saturday in an AIM team shoot at Big Springs in Christiana.  Four Claybuster squads competed on the day and 2 of those team captured titles in their respective classes.  In individual competition, the Claybusters grabbed 3 individual championships and 4 runner-up finishes.

Team #1 won the Junior Division, Class A with a team score of 464 out of 500.  Team #1 was led by Hayden Jacobs who shot a 96(out of a possible 100); Landon Meadows shot a 94; Tucker Carlton shot a 93, Victoria Majors had a 92 and Logan Meadows finished with an 89. 

Team #4 won the Sub Junior Division, Class B with a team score of 454.  Garrett Taylor was the leading shooter as he dropped 96 clays(out of a possible 100).  Jonah Wyatt shattered 94; Riley Bellomy and Dylan Hickerson shot 89 and Jacob Anderson busted 86. 

In Individual competition,  Garret Taylor won the Sub Junior championship and the handicap championship.  Hayden Jacobs was the Junior runner up and doubles champion.  Jonah Wyatt was the Sub Junior runner up and handicap runner up. And Logan Meadows was the runner up in doubles.

Titans Place CB Malcolm Butler on Injured Reserve, and Re-Sign CB Tye Smith

Malcolm Butler [Photo by: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY]

The Titans have re-signed cornerback Tye Smith to the team’s roster for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Also on Tuesday, the Titans placed cornerback Malcolm Butler on Injured Reserve. Butler suffered a wrist injury in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers after landing on the arm after defending a pass.

Smith has played in four games this season, and he was on the roster up until Saturday, when he was waived to make room for defensive back Joshua Kalu.

Smith has played in 23 career games, including two playoff contests. In additions to his time with the Titans, Smith has also spent time with the Seahawks and Redskins. He initially joined the Titans in January 2017, and he played in 15 games during the 2017 season. Smith spent the 2018 season on IR after suffering an injury in training camp.

Butler was having a really solid seasons for the Titans. In nine games, Butler was credited with 30 tackles, 10 passes defensed and two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown.

In addition to Smith, the Titans have cornerbacks Logan Ryan and Adoree’ Jackson on the roster, along with LeShaun Sims and Chris Milton. Kalu is a defensive back who can play cornerback and safety.

Also on Tuesday, the Titans signed receiver Rashard Davis to the team’s practice squad while waiving lineman Daniel Munyer. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Davis has spent time with the Eagles, Raiders and Chiefs after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Eagles in 2017.

As a college player at James Madison, Davis totaled 114 receptions for 1,549 yards and 11 touchdowns in 50 career games. As a senior, he earned CAA Special Teams Player of the Year after posting 426 punt return yards on 15 returns.

The Titans face the Chiefs on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

Westwood Basketball Grabs a Pair of Road Wins at Irving College

Kailee Rossman of WMS basketball

The Westwood basketball teams traveled to Irving College on Monday for a conference doubleheader with the Tigers of Irving College.  The Lady Rockets fought off foul trouble to get a 32 to 15 win.  The Rockets’ offense exploded for a 53 to 36 win.

The Lady Rockets defense held the Lady Tigers scoreless in the 1st quarter before getting a little separation from the Irving College squad to carry a 17 to 4 lead into the half.  In the second half, Westwood get the clamps on the Tigers offense to grab their 6th straight win.  Kailee Rossman led the Lady Rockets in scoring as she finished with 8 points.  Bryleigh Gray added 7 points and Allie Sullivan chipped in 5. 

Jayden Carter of Westwood basketball

The Rockets pulled away in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to grab their 4th win in a row and improve to 5 and 1 on the season.  Westwood was 10 of 12 at the free throw in the game.  Jayden Carter finished with a game high 36 points.  Cayden Trail added 11 points and Skyler Stinson finished with 4 points. 

Westwood returns to action on Friday when they play host to Morrison in the home opener for the Rockets.  Thunder Radio will be on hand to bring you the broadcast as part of the 1st National Bank Hometown Sports Series.  Tip-off is scheduled for 6 PM, we begin love coverage with the pregame show at 5:50. 

CCMS Basketball Sweeps South Franklin on Monday Night

Addi Sartain of CCMS basketball

The Coffee County Middle School basketball teams played host to South Franklin on Monday night.  The Lady Raiders throttled the Lady Trojans 40 to 12.  The Red Raiders used a big 3rd quarter to grab a 32 to 22 win. 

In the girls’ game, the Lady Raider defense held South to 1 field goal and 1 free throw in the 1st half to take a 20 to 3 lead into the halftime break.  In the 2nd half, Coach George Pearson emptied the bench as they cruised to their 3rd straight conference win.  Olivia Vinson was the leading scorer as she tallied 14 points.  Taylor Anthony added 13 points and Addi Sartain finished with 6 points.

Cooper Reed of CCMS basketball

The Red Raiders exploded for 14 points coming out of the halftime break as they stretched a 3 point halftime lead to 14 going into the 4th quarter.  Coffee Middle featured a balanced scoring attack led by Cooper Reed who had 10 points.  Jackson Shemwell and Brendon Sheppard chipped in 7 points each as Coffee Middle won its 2nd straight game.

Coffee County will open up play in the Rockvale Tournament on Tuesday.  Both Raider teams are scheduled to take on Siegel.  The girls’ game is set to tip off at 4 PM with the boys to follow.