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PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE: Oct 25 – Oct. 30

PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE: Oct 25 – Oct. 30

Area middle school basketball teams get their full slate of games underway this week – with Coffee County Middle at home Monday and the Westwood Rockets at home on Tuesday. CMS will be at home again on Thursday. All three will be Thunder Radio Broadcasts. Meanwhile, on Friday, the CHS Red Raider football team travels to Rhea County for the final regular season game of the year. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Central – Thunder Pregame begins at 5:30 p.m. Central. Listen to Thunder Radio content at 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, listen on your phone with the...

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BASKETBALL: Lady Rockets win world tournament to open season

BASKETBALL: Lady Rockets win world tournament to open season

Westwood’s Lady Rockets were steady Saturday, scoring at least 10 points in every quarter on their way to a 46-24 win over Community in the championship of the World Tournament held at Forrest. The win makes three straight for WMS, who dominated in the tournament and really had no close competition. Jules Ferrell paced the Lady Rockets with a 17 point performance in the title game – she was a perfect 6-of-6 at the charity stripe. Reece Finch added 7 points, and Audri Patton and Jazz Fells each 6. In total, 7 different Lady Rockets scored points in the...

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WORLD SERIES BOUND: Braves drop Dodgers in NLCS, game 1 of WS set for Tuesday

WORLD SERIES BOUND: Braves drop Dodgers in NLCS, game 1 of WS set for Tuesday

It took both great talent and resilience for the Braves and Astros to reach the 2021 World Series, which begins on Tuesday night with Game 1 at Minute Maid Park By winning the American League pennant for the third time in five seasons, Houston once again showed off its star power and strength of its system. These are still the Astros of Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel, all of whom are vying for their second ring after winning it all in 2017. But they’ve also relied on breakout stars, such as Kyle Tucker and AL Rookie of...

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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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