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Prep Sports Tryout Information for 2020-2021(updated May 26, 2020)

Prep Sports Tryout Information for 2020-2021(updated May 26, 2020)

It is that time of the year when the local prep teams begin to schedule tryouts.  As always, Thunder Radio wants to pass along all the tryout information we have received for the local prep coaches.  Students should be prepared to participate in all the tryout sessions unless otherwise noted.  Tryouts will be carried out following state guidelines due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The teams will have students to try out in small groups to satisfy the CDC guidelines. Student/athletes need to remember to bring along with them the signed and completed TSSAA Physical and Parental Consent forms with...

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Jim Wyatt Answers Questions From Titans Fans

Jim Wyatt Answers Questions From Titans Fans

by Jim Wyatt – TitansOnline.com Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. And I hope everyone is staying safe. Thanks for always keeping the inbox hopping with questions. Let’s jump into another Titans mailbag right now… Steve Mixer from Ontario, CanadaQuestion: Hi Jim. I love the mailbag. I’ve been a Titans fan since the Music City Miracle, but we don’t get a lot of coverage this far north so I spend a lot of time reading and watching highlights. It was really nice seeing the boys finally get some coverage and appreciation later in the season. Watching them beat...

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Fulmer Statement on SEC’s “Return to Activity” Decision

Fulmer Statement on SEC’s “Return to Activity” Decision

Southeastern Conference leadership on Friday voted to allow voluntary, in-person athletics activities on league campuses starting Monday, June 8. Each SEC institution will make localized decisions regarding when and how student-athletes shall return.   “We are prepared and excited for the return of student-athletes to campus,” Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer said. “Health and safety have been our top priority as we’ve gone about this planning process, and we’ll continue to follow guidance from medical experts and health officials as we navigate the coming weeks. “Our staff and student-athletes should be prepared for a ‘new normal,’ as we’ll be implementing...

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Coach Jeff Breeden Talks Career, Program Development

Coach Jeff Breeden Talks Career, Program Development

Story by: GoBlueRaiders.com MTSU Head Coach Jeff Breeden(photo by GoBlueRaiders.com) Middle Tennessee softball Head Coach Jeff Breeden brought his winning pedigree to Murfreesboro and rebuilt a still young Blue Raider program back into a conference champion. After 22 seasons of coaching high school softball with a career winning percentage of .803, Breeden was hired by Athletic Director Chris Massaro in July 2012. A seven-win season in 2013 turned into a 2018 Conference USA championship and MT’s second NCAA Tournament appearance. Since Breeden and his Blue Raiders hoisted the C-USA trophy two years ago, they’ve seen continued success both on...

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Iron Sharpens Iron: Titans Building Chemistry in Small Groups During Coronavirus Pandemic

Iron Sharpens Iron: Titans Building Chemistry in Small Groups During Coronavirus Pandemic

Right now, they can’t be together as one. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, NFL players currently aren’t permitted to work out at club facilities, and that includes the Titans in Nashville. But that doesn’t mean they can’t gather in small groups, which is exactly what some of the Titans are doing to prepare for the 2020 season. By now, you’ve probably heard about quarterback Ryan Tannehill and tight end Jonnu Smith throwing passes and working out together while in South Florida. Several other Titans are working out together as well, on offense, and on defense. Quarterback Logan Woodside, who...

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Coffee County CHS Names Senior Athletes of the Year

Coffee County CHS Names Senior Athletes of the Year

The Coffee County Central High School athletic department announced on Friday the winners of the senior athlete of the year for each sport.  Selected by the coach for each respective team, the senior of the year was announced on Graduation Day.   Seventeen seniors were honored for their contributions in the 2019-2020 school year.  Girls’ tennis, Boys’ Swim, Girls’ Cross Country, Cheer and Golf teams did not have a senior competing during the school year.  For fall sports, senior winners were: Jenna Garretson – Girls’ Soccer; Volleyball – Keelie Hillis; Football – Collin Ward and Boys’ Cross Country – Christian...

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Different Scenarios Aside, Johansen Simply Hopes for Summer NHL Return

Different Scenarios Aside, Johansen Simply Hopes for Summer NHL Return

Nashville center Ryan Johansen The summer swim lessons have begun at the Johansen residence, but it’s not Predators centerman Ryan who needs extra work in the pool. “He’s staying afloat, so that’s good,” Johansen said with a laugh, while giving an update on how his bulldog, Dozer, has been handling the pause to the NHL season. Johansen addressed his furry friend and plenty of other topics on a Thursday afternoon video chat from Nashville, where he’s been hunkering down for the last two months. He was recently joined in Tennessee by his brother, Lucas, after the American Hockey League...

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Coffee County CHS Baseball Player Brandon Jernigan Signs Scholarship on Thursday

Coffee County CHS Baseball Player Brandon Jernigan Signs Scholarship on Thursday

Brandon Jernigan(center) signs a baseball scholarship at Jackson State Community College surrounded by family and coaches. Front row(right to left) Joe Jernigan(brother, Tiffany Jernigan(mother), Brandon Jernigan, Mike Jernigan(father, Sonja Jernigan(step-mother). Back row(left to right) Tyler Jernigan(brother), David Martin(CHS head baseball coach), Michael Winders(Jackson St. head baseball coach), Jacob Smith(Jackson St assistant baseball coach), Parker Gunn(CHS assistant baseball coach), and Nolan Jernigan(brother) Coffee County senior Brandon Jernigan signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Jackson State Community College on Thursday.  In a ceremony held at a private hitting facility, Jernigan signed to play baseball with the Jackson, Tennessee...

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