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Thunder Radio’s Encore Presentations of Prep Sports Resume on Thursday

Thunder Radio’s Encore Presentations of Prep Sports Resume on Thursday

After nearly 3 weeks of no live local sports in Manchester, Thunder Radio is just as anxious to broadcast sports as you are to hear them.  In an effort to alleviate our withdrawal, we will continue to broadcast encore editions of some our favorite sports broadcasts.  Each Thursday night at 6 PM, we will bring you the repeat of a Hometown Sports Series broadcast of a middle school sports event featuring Westwood Middle School or Coffee County Middle School.   Each Friday night at 6 PM, we will bring you the repeat of a  Coffee County Central High School sports...

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Preds Give Thanks to Healthcare Heroes on National Doctors’ Day

Preds Give Thanks to Healthcare Heroes on National Doctors’ Day

Hockey players are often viewed as heroes by fans all over the world, but members of the Nashville Predators are saying “thank you” to some heroes of their own. Monday was National Doctors’ Day in the United States, and as those on the front lines – doctors, nurses, first-responders and all who are helping to care for those impacted by the COVID-19 virus – deal with unimaginable circumstances, the Preds had some messages to share. Predators players Rocco Grimaldi, Juuse Saros, Kyle Turris, Dan Hamhuis and Nick Bonino have taken a moment to thank those at Vanderbilt University Medical...

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Major League Soccer Unveils ‘MLS Unites’

Major League Soccer Unveils ‘MLS Unites’

On Monday, Major League Soccer unveiled MLS Unites, a league-wide platform that highlights all of the efforts that MLS players, coaches, clubs and the league are doing to address the important messages and programs taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new initiative was launched in partnership with the Major League Soccer Players Association.  As part of MLS Unites, the league will have a series of programs involving MLS clubs, players, coaches, staff, partners and fans, that will encompass the following: • Educate and inform fans on the importance of key health and safety messaging. • Provide some fun...

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CHS Volleyball Team Cancels April Fishing Tournament

CHS Volleyball Team Cancels April Fishing Tournament

The 3rd Annual Coffee County CHS Lady Raider Volleyball Fishing Tournament has been cancelled.  In an announcement made on Saturday, head coach Andrew Taylor made the cancellation official. The tournament, which is run in cooperation with the Coffee County Youth Bass Club, was to be held on April 18th on Normandy Lake. Coffee County head volleyball coach Andrew Taylor will be a guest on Saturday’s Coffee Coaches Show to talk about the tournament and the off season workout program. The Coffee Coaches Show is held live each Saturday morning from the showroom of Al White Ford/Lincoln on 10 AM....

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Titans Make Contribution to Nashville COVID-19 Response Fund

Titans Make Contribution to Nashville COVID-19 Response Fund

The Tennessee Titans have made a $50,000 contribution to Metro Nashville’s COVID-19 Response Fund.The United Way of Greater Nashville announced the franchise’s donation, which was shared in a Metro press release on Saturday.The fund, led by Mayor John Cooper and philanthropic, corporate and government partners, is working to address the health and economic challenges of COVID-19 by deploying resources to community-based organizations to make sure individuals and families receive the assistance they need to meet their basic needs during the pandemic.The fund currently has $2.4 million after receiving generous donations from the Frist Foundation, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation and...

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Five Future All-Stars on NL East Teams

Five Future All-Stars on NL East Teams

By Zachary Silver – MLB.com Dansby Swanson Currently housed in the National League East are eight total Cy Young Awards, a pair of Most Valuable Player Award winners, four Rookie of the Year Award winners and countless All-Stars.But the division’s resume does not truly reflect the star-studded nature of the squads up and down the East Coast. Some of the game’s emerging young stars are housed in the division, and a few are still awaiting their first nod to the All-Star Game. One candidate for each team has been compiled by MLB.com.Perhaps unsurprisingly, every member of this list falls...

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Lights Come on at Westwood Softball Field

Lights Come on at Westwood Softball Field

Photo of the Westwood softball field under the lights on Friday night[Photo provided] Despite the dark pall of the current prep sports shutdown, a glimmer of hope shown bright on Friday night. The final wiring connections were made for new LED(light-emitting diode) light fixtures at the Westwood Middle School softball field on Friday afternoon by Duck River Electric Membership Cooperative. The lights were turned on Friday evening for their first successful test. Westwood softball coach Amanda Sullivan was a guest on Saturday’s Coffee Coaches Show and had this to say about the lights: Westwood softball coach Amanda Sullivan Sullivan...

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MLB, players reach deal addressing key issues

MLB, players reach deal addressing key issues

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have finalized a deal that addresses both salary and service-time issues, among others, as the entire sport continues to wait out the coronavirus pandemic. With no start date set for the 2020 season, the two sides had been negotiating for the past couple weeks in an effort to figure out how to handle the potential for a shortened season. Both MLB and the MLBPA are committed to playing as many regular-season games as possible, leaving open the possibility of the schedule going into October and the postseason being played into November....

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