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Braves squander series lead, eliminated from postseason

Braves squander series lead, eliminated from postseason

Despite losing Mike Soroka in early August and spending most of the season without more than one or two dependable starting pitchers, the Braves won a postseason series for the first time since 2001 and finished a win away from their first World Series since 1999. But even while overcoming so much, the Braves also squandered a 3-1 series lead. Just add it to the pain felt in Atlanta, a city still haunted by Larry Bird besting Dominique Wilkins in Game 7 and a squandered 28-3 lead in a recent Super Bowl. It also doesn’t help that the Braves have lost...

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CHS’ Pittman nominated as Great American Rivalry Series scholar athlete – your vote needed

CHS’ Pittman nominated as Great American Rivalry Series scholar athlete – your vote needed

Coffee County Central High School senior Matthew Pittman has been nominated as the Scholar Athlete of the school through the United States Marine Corps’ Great American Rivalry Series. Matthew Pittman of CHS football You can vote to help Pittman!   Voting will open at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19 at www.garshofteam.com, not limited to one vote per person. ALL votes will be counted towards the final tally up until December 14th at 11:59 pm, EST.   Vote early. Vote Often. Only the top 25 Great American Rivalry Series® Scholar Athletes will make the inaugural team – one for the...

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Coffee County’s Red Raiders fight big, come up short in homecoming loss to Pioneers

Coffee County’s Red Raiders fight big, come up short in homecoming loss to Pioneers

Coffee County fought with everything it had Friday night against unbeaten Warren County. Even though the Raiders scraped together big plays on defense and special teams, uncontrollable factors seemed to be in favor of the Pioneers of Warren County Friday and the Pioneers left Carden-Jarrell Field with a 35-19 victory. The loss all but eliminates the Raiders from playoff contention and was the first at home for the Raiders this season. “Our guys played hard, they played physical,” said CHS head coach Doug Greene. “I’m really proud to be their coach.” Big plays for the Raiders came on defense...

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Manchester’s Major Shelton honored by TSSAA for longtime service

Manchester’s Major Shelton honored by TSSAA for longtime service

The offering of a prayer muted the whistle. Major Shelton had just made a key decision while officiating a high school game in Chattanooga when the late, great TSSAA Hall of Fame coach Henry Bowles informed Shelton of his intent to lift up Shelton. “Coach Bowles looked at me when I ran by him,” Shelton said, “ and he said, ‘Major, I’m going to go to church tomorrow and pray for you.’ “You can’t tee up a guy who’s said he was going to pray for you.” Shelton’s contributions and memories from officiating Tennessee high school sports, primarily basketball...

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Titans win in overtime to remain unbeaten

Titans win in overtime to remain unbeaten

The never-say-die Titans did it again on Sunday, rallying for a 42-36 overtime win over the Texans in dramatic fashion. You heard the game live on Thunder Radio, the official home of the Tennessee Titans in Coffee County. Derrick Henry’s five-yard touchdown run was the game-winner. It capped a six-play 82-yard drive that sent the Nissan Stadium crowd into a high-fiving frenzy. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill connected with receiver A.J. Brown on a seven-yard touchdown pass with four seconds left to force overtime. Tannehill completed 30-of-41 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns in the contest, and directed some...

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Raiders fight big, fall to Pioneers on homecoming

Raiders fight big, fall to Pioneers on homecoming

Coffee County fought with everything it had Friday night against unbeaten Warren County. Even though the Raiders scraped together big plays on defense and special teams, uncontrollable factors seemed to be in favor of the Pioneers of Warren County Friday and the Pioneers left Carden-Jarrell Field with a 35-19 victory. The loss all but eliminates the Raiders from playoff contention and was the first at home for the Raiders this season. “Our guys played hard, they played physical,” said CHS head coach Doug Greene. “I’m really proud to be their coach.” Big plays for the Raiders came on defense...

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Volleyball Lady Raiders fall one win short of state tournament

Volleyball Lady Raiders fall one win short of state tournament

The Lady Raider volleyball team at Coffee County Central High School saw its season come to a close Thursday night in Cookeville. Coffee County reached the state sectional round for the first time in program history and was one win away from a trip to the state tournament, but Cookeville’s serve and serve-receive game proved hard to handle as the Lady Cavaliers won 3-0 on their home floor. In a match you heard live on Thunder Radio, Coffee County struggled to get any momentum going at the service line. Cookeville only allowed one ace, coming from Kiya Ferrell in...

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Lady Raider soccer falls in District 8-AAA semi-finals

Lady Raider soccer falls in District 8-AAA semi-finals

The Lady Raider soccer team’s season came to a close in the District 8-AAA soccer semi-finals Thursday night. Coffee County trailed Shelbyville 1-0 at half, but picked up goal from Ellie Fann with 23 minutes left to play to knot the score at 1-1. Shelbyville responded with a goal less than a minute later to take a lead the Eaglettes would not relinquish. Shelbyville added another goal with 7:36 to play to ice the game at...

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