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ONE STEP CLOSER: Lady Raiders dismantle Smyrna, advance to region championship game

ONE STEP CLOSER: Lady Raiders dismantle Smyrna, advance to region championship game

Justus Turner, left, rushes to hug fellow senior Eliza Carden after Carden hit a game-ending single Monday night, May 17, 2021 against Smyrna. — Thunder Radio photo by Josh Peterson One more win. That’s all the Coffee County Central Lady Raiders need to reach the state tournament after breaking out their big bats and thumping Smyrna 11-1 in the Region 4-AAA semifinals Monday night at Terry Floyd Field in Manchester. The game ended early via the mercy rule when senior Eliza Carden ripped a single up the middle to score a run in the bottom of the fifth. Coffee...

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Braves pitcher to miss months after punching bench

Braves pitcher to miss months after punching bench

 Huascar Ynoa was constructing one of baseball’s best stories before he broke his right hand by punching the padded dugout bench during Sunday afternoon’s 10-9 loss to the Brewers at American Family Field. Now, the Braves right-hander might be sidelined for at least three months. “It’s going to be a couple of months, probably, that he’s going to be down,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “Then, [he’s] going to end up having to get built back up. I hate to see that. The young guy was doing so good. It’s going to be a big loss for us.” Ynoa threw the frustration-filled...

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SOFTBALL: Lady Raiders host Smyrna in region elimination game Monday night

SOFTBALL: Lady Raiders host Smyrna in region elimination game Monday night

The Lady Raiders host Smyrna on Monday, May 27, 2021. The game will be broadcast live on Thunder Radio. Coffee County Central’s softball team will put its season on the line Monday night when Smyrna comes to town. The CHS Lady Raiders (28-4-1 overall) will host the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs (22-15 overall) Monday, May 17 in the Region 4-AAA semifinals. The winner will advance to the region championship on Wednesday, May 19 and to the state sectional on Friday, May 21. The season will be over for the loser of Monday’s game. First pitch is set for 7 p.m....

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Raider football spring game set for Thursday

Raider football spring game set for Thursday

Coffee County Central High School’s Red Raider football team welcomes the public to its spring Red and Black scrimmage – set for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at Carden-Jarrell Field. The Raiders will wrap up their 10-practice spring schedule with the intra-squad scrimmage. The football team is hoping to raise funds and collect items for the Isaiah 117 House at the game. The Isaiah House provides physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement – the home has benefited athletes at CHS. Current needs fans are asked to bring include: *Monetary...

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Four CHS soccer players receive all-district honors

Four CHS soccer players receive all-district honors

Four Coffee County Central Red Raider soccer players were named to the District 8-AAA All-District team. Receiving honors were Jon Martinez, Joseph Galindo, Emilio Contreras (not pictured above) and Bodey Todd. The Raiders season recently ended with a loss to Lincoln County in the district...

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SOFTBALL: 5 Lady Raiders named to all-district team

SOFTBALL: 5 Lady Raiders named to all-district team

Keri Munn named 8-AAA Pitcher of the Year. Coffee County Central High School’s softball season is still going strong. The Lady Raiders breezed through the District 8-AAA tournament, outscoring opponents 30-0 on their way to a district title. CHS went 15-0 in district play when combining the regular season and tournament. Five different Lady Raiders earned all-district honors after their outstanding regular seasons. Leading the way is senior pitcher Keri Munn, who was named District 8-AAA Pitcher of the Year. In district games, Munn was 9-0 in the circle and allowed only 3 earned runs over 48 innings of...

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Titans release 2021 football schedule; includes 3 primetime games

Titans release 2021 football schedule; includes 3 primetime games

A season after capturing the AFC South title, the Titans have been rewarded with three primetime contests. Two of them will be played at Nissan Stadium. On Wednesday morning, the NFL announced the Titans will kick off the 2021 season on September 12 against the Arizona Cardinals at Nissan Stadium. The game is scheduled for noon on CBS. On Wednesday night, the entire schedule was released by the Titans, including the team’s three preseason contests. The Titans are set to host the Buffalo Bills in a Monday Night Football contest on October 18 on ESPN at 7:15 p.m., and...

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CHAMPIONS! Lady Raiders crush Lincoln County in district title game

CHAMPIONS! Lady Raiders crush Lincoln County in district title game

The CHS Lady Raider softball team poses with its District Championship Plaque after thumping Lincoln County 14-0 Wednesday night, May 12, 2021. — Thunder Radio photo by Dustin MurrayCoffee County ended the District 8-AAA Championship game before everyone had a chance to take their seats Wednesday night. The CHS Lady Raiders sent 8 runs across the plate in the first inning – 6 runs before the Lincoln County Lady Falcons could record the first out – and cruised to a 14-0 win over Lincoln County in Fayetteville and claim a District 8-AAA title. The Lady Raiders pounded out 16...

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