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FOOTBALL: Raiders win fourth straight, take 35-28 thriller over Rockvale

FOOTBALL: Raiders win fourth straight, take 35-28 thriller over Rockvale

Junior tight end Jahlin Osbourne flys into the end zone for 1 of his 3 touchdowns Friday night, Oct. 22, 2021. Osbourne caught 13 passes for 151 yards and 3 scores in the Raiders’ 35-28 win over Rockvale. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson It was senior night for Coffee County Friday. But it was big plays from every class that made the Raiders go from down 14-7 early in the third quarter to up 35-14 and hanging on for a 35-28 win at Carden-Jarrell Field – a game you heard live on Thunder Radio. “I just couldn’t...

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FOOTBALL: Raiders host Rockvale in final home game Friday

FOOTBALL: Raiders host Rockvale in final home game Friday

After stringing together three straight wins – two of those being key region contests – the Coffee County Red Raider football team looks to stay hot Friday (Oct. 22) as the Raiders welcome the red hot Rockvale Rockets (7-1 overall) to Carden-Jarrell Field. The Raiders (4-4) have beaten the Rockets in each of the past two seasons. With a win, the Raiders could guarantee a .500 season for the first time since 2007 and move a step closer to a winning season – one of their team goals entering the season. The Raiders have always guaranteed a playoff berth....

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BASKETBALL: Lady Rockets blow past Liberty, move to championship of season-opening tournament

BASKETBALL: Lady Rockets blow past Liberty, move to championship of season-opening tournament

Westwood’s Lady Rocket basketball team is off to a 2-0 start after a blowout of Liberty Thursday night at the World Tournament at Forrest Middle School. Three different Lady Rockets got into double-figures and WMS cruised to a 53-26 win. Eighth grader Audri Patton paced Westwood with 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Jules Ferrell added 13 – all coming in the first half — and Anna Reed scored 10 for Westwood. The Lady Rockets will advance to the championship game of the tournament at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at...

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BASKETBALL: Lincoln County cancels opener with CHS Lady Raiders

BASKETBALL: Lincoln County cancels opener with CHS Lady Raiders

The Coffee County Central Lady Raider basketball team will have to wait a few more days to open its 2021-22 basketball season. With less than a month before the season opener, Lincoln County has cancelled its trip to Manchester to play the Lady Raiders that was scheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 16. Coffee County Lady Raider head coach Joe Pat Cope has quickly added a game for Nov. 19 – Moore County will now come to Manchester. Originally, the Red Raider boys were scheduled to most Moore County on Friday, Nov. 19 in a single game. Now that...

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Braves blow lead in 8th inning; still lead NLCS 2-1

Braves blow lead in 8th inning; still lead NLCS 2-1

Instead of finding themselves one win away from the World Series, the Braves were reminded they should never assume anything when playing at what has been their house of horrors. Cody Bellinger’s game-tying three-run homer off Luke Jackson highlighted a four-run eighth inning that sunk the Braves in a 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. After Bellinger electrified the home crowd, Mookie Betts delivered a go-ahead RBI double against Jesse Chavez. The four-run eighth prevented the Braves from taking what would have been a 3-0...

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Ferrell piles up 32 as Lady Rockets get blowout win in opener; boys fall

Ferrell piles up 32 as Lady Rockets get blowout win in opener; boys fall

Westwood Lady Rocket basketball ushered in the Shala Ferrell era with a bang Tuesday night. Under the direction of first-year head coach Shala Ferrell, the Lady Rockets went to the world tournament at Forrest and put a beating on Eagleville, winning 58-8. WMS led 20-1 after one quarter to end all doubt early. The Lady Rockets were paced by 7th grader Jules Ferrell, who piled up 32 points in the win. She was 8-of-9 from the free-throw line. Audri Patton, Zia Dillard and Anna Reed all pitched in six points in the win. Reece Finch added 4 and Bailey...

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Braves take 2-game lead to LA in NLCS; series continues Tuesday on Thunder Radio

Braves take 2-game lead to LA in NLCS; series continues Tuesday on Thunder Radio

Throughout his young career, Walker Buehler has delivered with big postseason performances when the Dodgers have needed him the most. In order for Los Angeles to avoid a daunting 3-0 series deficit, its ace will need to come through with another one of his signature outings. Buehler, who pitched on short rest for the first time in his career in Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Giants, will take the mound on an extra day of rest on Tuesday in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series against the Braves. Atlanta will counter with right-hander...

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WINTER HOMETOWN SPORTS SERIES SCHEDULE, CHS BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

WINTER HOMETOWN SPORTS SERIES SCHEDULE, CHS BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Thunder Radio – Manchester’s only locally owned media and leader in sports coverage- will continue to expand our coverage of winter sports this year. Of course Thunder Radio will continue our broadcasts of Coffee County Central basketball, with over 30 game broadcasts lined up this winter. Meanwhile, the Thunder Radio Hometown Sports Series broadcasts (Westwood and Coffee Middle basketball) will be expanding from 12 broadcasts to approximately 20 broadcasts this winter. Join broadcasters Josh Peterson and Court Steere, as well as student broadcasters Elizabeth Brown, Jaxon Vaughn and Luke Beachboard all winter long for broadcasts at 107.9 FM, 1320...

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