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Braves fall to Mets, lose Soroka for season

Braves fall to Mets, lose Soroka for season

Freddie Freeman heard Mike Soroka yell in pain and then looked to see the young hurler on the ground. A short time later, Freeman and his Braves teammates learned they will spend the remainder of this season without their ace. Soroka tore his right Achilles tendon in the third inning of a 7-2 loss to the Mets at Truist Park on Monday. His absence damages the World Series hopes of the Braves, who now have a gaping void within a rotation that already had a few holes. “To sum it up, this night just sucks,” Freeman said. Quite frankly, there wasn’t...

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CHS golfers back on the course Tuesday

CHS golfers back on the course Tuesday

The Coffee County Central High School golf team will return to the course Tuesday for their second outing of the young 2020 season. Coffee County will travel to take on Cookeville at 1 p.m. in non-district competition. The Red Raiders opened the season with a seventh place finish last week, while the Lady Raiders finished second out of three teams in the Tullahoma...

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Lineup set for Saturday Coffee Coaches Show

Lineup set for Saturday Coffee Coaches Show

The weekly Coffee Coaches Show hosted by Thunder Radio at Al White Ford Lincoln has its guests set for this Saturday, Aug. 8. Joining the show will be CHS head football coach Doug Greene, CHS head cheer coach Christy Clouse and Westwood Middle School volleyball coach Laura Freeze. Each coach will bring along athletes for interviews and fun between 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Tune in at 107.9 FM, 106.7 FM and 1320 AM, and stream at...

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Raiderette dancers pick up hardware at UDA camp

Raiderette dancers pick up hardware at UDA camp

Coffee County Central High School’s Dance team completed its 2020 Universal Dance Association camp with some impressive hardware. CHS finished with superior trophy, spirit sticks and brought home individual awards, too. Six Raiderette dancers picked up All-American honors, including Sydney Bell, Hannah Grimes, Rachel Johnson, Taylor Lorance, Makenna Orrick and Hallie Pittman. There were four character and leadership awards awarded and Taylor Lorance was awarded Drill Down  Queen. The team won a bid to nationals at Disney...

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Red Raiders to hold first full-pad practice Monday

Red Raiders to hold first full-pad practice Monday

The Coffee County Central High School football team will hold its first full-padded practice on Monday, Aug. 3 in preparation for the upcoming football season. The practice is made possible by Governor Bill Lee’s executive order 55, which clears the way for fall contact sports to take place under guidance of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. Second year Coffee County Red Raider head coach Doug Greene will be a guest this Saturday, Aug. 8, on the Coffee Coaches Show to discuss the first week of practice. The Raiders open the 2020 season Aug. 21 when they host the...

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Braves ride bullpen to fifth straight win

Braves ride bullpen to fifth straight win

 To realize their ultimate goal this year, the Braves will eventually need to fix their rotation. But while winning seven of their first 10 games, they’ve proven strong enough to cover their one glaring weakness. Austin Riley doubled during a two-run third inning and Johan Camargo contributed a homer as the Braves ran their winning streak to five games with a 4-0 victory over the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Truist Park. You heard the game live on Thunder Radio – 107.9 FM, 1320 AM. Credit for this latest victory goes to a bullpen that worked 5 2/3 scoreless innings after Kyle Wright’s...

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Preds fall to Coyotes to open series

Preds fall to Coyotes to open series

Two goals in the third period gave the Nashville Predators life, but they were unable to erase the three-goal deficit they suffered in the first frame.  Nashville fell in Game 1 to the Arizona Coyotes, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon. The victory gives Arizona a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series, with Games 2 and 3 coming back to back on Tuesday and Wednesday.  “They won the first period and capitalized on their opportunities… both teams competed hard, we had a really strong push in the third period, but we didn’t capitalize like they did when they had their push,”...

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CMS releases football schedule; to play conference only

CMS releases football schedule; to play conference only

Coffee County Middle School has released its football schedule for the fall 2020 season – what will be a shortened season due to COVID-19. The Red Raiders will open the season on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at home against rival Tullahoma. It will be the first of six CTC conference games, The CMS Raiders normally play eight games – six conference and two non-conference – but were forced to shorten the season to conference only contests. “Due to COVID-19 and finishing in time for basketball, we are only playing conference games,” explained CMS athletic director Kyle Harris. The Raiders could...

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