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Coffee County Anglers Fish Nickajack on Saturday

Coffee County Anglers Fish Nickajack on Saturday

The Coffee County Youth Bass Club traveled to Jasper on Saturday to compete in a joint region/state trail tournament on Nickajack Lake.  The high school squad had 3 boats finish in the top 30 in a field of 163 boats.  The Raider anglers also captured 7th place in the junior division. The boat of Tristen Boyd and Reagan Hershman were the top finisher for Coffee County on the day as they came in 7th place.  The duo caught 3 fish weighing a total of 11.61 pounds which included a 5.49 pound bass which was the 3rd largest fish caught...

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Coffee County CHS Baseball to Hold Spring Clinic

Coffee County CHS Baseball to Hold Spring Clinic

The Coffee County CHS baseball team will be hosting their annual Spring Baseball Clinic on Saturday, March 14th.  Players will utilize the facilities at Powers Field and the Crethan Hansert Hitting Facility on the campus of Coffee County Central High School.  Campers will work with Red Raiders head coach David Martin and his staff along with members of the CHS varsity baseball team.  Each camper will receive age appropriate, hands-on instruction in all aspects of the game. The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 17 who wish to learn more about hitting, defense, base running...

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Soroka (groin) Delayed; Muller, Wilson Debut

Soroka (groin) Delayed; Muller, Wilson Debut

Mike Soroka – Atlanta Braves[Photo by MLB.com] Having Mike Soroka wait a couple extra days to make his Grapefruit League season debut is not a big deal. But jeopardizing their young ace’s chance to make his first career Opening Day start is something the Braves certainly did not want to do. So, after Soroka slightly tweaked his groin while throwing live batting practice late last week, the Braves opted to push him back a few days. Before Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Tigers, Braves manager Brian Snitker said the 22-year-old pitcher will make his first start near the end...

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Coffee County Lady Raider Basketball Claims District Title; Red Raiders Settle for 4th Place Finish on Saturday

Coffee County Lady Raider Basketball Claims District Title; Red Raiders Settle for 4th Place Finish on Saturday

Photo by Matt Vinson The Coffee County CHS basketball teams traveled to Fayetteville on Saturday for the final day of the District 8AAA postseason tournament.  The Red Raiders fell in the consolation game to Lincoln County 64 to 55.  The Lady Raiders used a strong 2nd half to claim the District 8AAA Championship with a 52 to 40 win over Tullahoma.  In the boys’ game, Coffee County fell behind early trailing by as much as 17 points in the 1st half.  In the second half, the Red Raiders caught fire and rallied to tie the game at 45 with...

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Alanna Coker Medals at TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament

Alanna Coker Medals at TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament

Alanna Coker(center) with her medal on Saturday with coaches Randall Jennings, left and Roger Barlow, right. [Photo provided] Alanna Coker of the Lady Raider wrestling team closed out competition in the TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament in Franklin on Saturday.   Coker, wrestling at 112 pounds, became the 3rd Lady Raider wrestler in the program’s history to capture a state medal.  Coker, a sophomore, finished in 5th place in her weight class.  Coker opened the day with a decision loss to Jesmarie Negron of Forrest.  Negron took a 4 to 1 lead in the first round.  Coker came back with to...

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Local Prep Teams Get Scrimmage Work on Saturday

Local Prep Teams Get Scrimmage Work on Saturday

With a break in the rainy weather this weekend, several spring sports teams got in some much needed scrimmage action on Saturday.  The Coffee County CHS soccer team hosted their annual Red Raider Jam scrimmage playday.  The Coffee County baseball team hosted Warren County at Powers Field.  The Westwood Middle School baseball team competed in three games at Moore County while the Coffee County Middle School softball team played in a pair of games at Shelbyville.  The Red Raider soccer team welcomed 10 varsity teams and 6 JV teams to the Raider Academy.  The Raider varsity team got a...

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Grimaldi Tallies Winner as Preds Beat Blue Jackets in Shootout

Grimaldi Tallies Winner as Preds Beat Blue Jackets in Shootout

Rocco Grimaldi [Photo by NHL.com] It took until round eight, but the Predators found a way. Rocco Grimaldi tallied the winner in the shootout, as Nashville came back to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets by a 4-3 final on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds three out of a possible four points across their back-to-back set this weekend, and although they weren’t able to get back into a playoff spot tonight, they got the win – and that’s what matters most. “One of the things we had talked about was being better at home on...

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Coffee County Lady Raider Basketball Outlasts Franklin County to Advance to District Tournament Title Game and a Rematch with Tullahoma

Coffee County Lady Raider Basketball Outlasts Franklin County to Advance to District Tournament Title Game and a Rematch with Tullahoma

Jenna Garretson of CHS basketball The Coffee County CHS Lady Raider basketball team opened up play in the District 8AAA Tournament on Friday night.  Coffee County squared off against Franklin County at Lincoln County High School in the tournament’s semifinal round.  In a game you heard here on Thunder Radio, the Lady Raiders held off a tenacious Franklin County squad to get a 57 to 50 win and advance to district championship game. Coffee County jumped out to a red hot start as they drained five 1st National Bank 3 pointers in the first quarter to hold a 23...

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