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Lady Raiders picked as favorites for inaugural season of District 6-4A in coaches, media polls; Raider boys 2nd

Lady Raiders picked as favorites for inaugural season of District 6-4A in coaches, media polls; Raider boys 2nd

Lady Raider head coach Joe Pat Cope, along with seniors Emma Fulks (center) and Elli Chumley speak at District 6-AAAA media day Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at Praters BBQ in Manchester. The Lady Raiders were selected as favorites to win the district championship this season. Basketball season is around the corner and it means a new district this year for the Central High School Red Raider and Lady Raider basketball teams. The 2021-2022 basketball season will be the inaugural season for District 6-AAAA , which includes Coffee County, Warren County, Shelbyville and Franklin County. Coaches and media gathered for...

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BASKETBALL: Coffee Middle Raiders can’t keep pace in loss to White County

BASKETBALL: Coffee Middle Raiders can’t keep pace in loss to White County

The Red Raiders of Coffee Middle played well in spurts Monday night, but the Raiders struggled to find their offense consistently and dropped the season opener 45-25 to the visiting White County Warriors. THIS GAME WAS BROADCAST LIVE ON THUNDER RADIO. LISTEN TO THE REPLAY HERE. The Raiders looked out of the game early, trailing 25-9 at the halftime break. But a quick 10-0 run, behind 5 points from Landan Abellana and a 3-pointer by Luke Campbell cut the deficit to 25-19. But White County went on to outscored the Raiders 20-6 over the rest of the game to...

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BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders open middle school season with thriller over White County

BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders open middle school season with thriller over White County

Natalie Barnes moves the ball up the floor for CMS Monday night, Oct. 25, 2021. Barnes had a game-high 20 points in the Lady Raider win. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson Coffee County hit big shots when it needed them Monday. The CMS Lady Raiders trailed by 8 in the second half but stormed back, taking a 43-41 lead and never looking back in a 54-47 win over visiting White County in Manchester. THIS GAME WAS BROADCAST LIVE ON THUNDER RADIO. CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE REPLAY. CMS pulled away down the stretch with solid free-throw shooting....

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Titans dominate Chiefs Sunday

Titans dominate Chiefs Sunday

Hail to the Titans. Just six days after a rousing win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, the Titans raced past another AFC contender with an impressive and one-sided win over the Kansas City Chiefs before 69,484 fans at Nissan Stadium. A game you heard live on Thunder Radio – your exclusive home for Titans football in Coffee County, presented by realtor Charlie Gonzales. Not a bad week, huh? The team’s 27-3 victory improved Tennessee’s record to 5-2. The Titans are tied with several other teams with the best record in the AFC after seven games. On...

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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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