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PLAYOFFS LOCKED: Raiders beat Cookeville for third straight win, clinch postseason

PLAYOFFS LOCKED: Raiders beat Cookeville for third straight win, clinch postseason

Konor Heaton (no. 22) and teammates celebrate Friday night, Oct. 15, 2021. (Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson) Friday night was full of firsts for Coffee County. The CHS Red Raiders leaned on their offensive line and junior tailback Konor Heaton, who bulled his way to 239 yards and 3 touchdowns on 31 carries to lead the Red Raiders to a 27-7 win over Cookeville at Carden-Jarrell Field in Manchester. The win sealed a playoff bid for the Raiders – their first since 2017. It also marked their 4th win this season, which guarantees the Raiders four or more...

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Raiders return to action Friday; look to guarantee playoff spot

Raiders return to action Friday; look to guarantee playoff spot

After a 1-4 start, things have turned around nicely for the Coffee County Central Red Raider football team. The Raiders pieced together back to back wins over Spring Hill and Warren County (the latter being a region win) to improve to 3-4, and after a week off to rest and recover from a physical 7 weeks of football, the Raiders have a chance to finish strong. Coffee County welcomes region opponent Cookeville to town on Friday. A win would make 3 in a row for CHS – something the Raider football program has not done since 2007. A win...

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Raider, Red Raiders to sell select number of stadium seats on Nov. 6 at fan event

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Raider, Red Raiders to sell select number of stadium seats on Nov. 6 at fan event

High School basketball season tips off in one month – and the Coffee County Central Red Raider and Lady Raider basketball teams are excited to welcome all fans to The Patch this winter. Everyone is invited to join the Raider and Lady Raider basketball teams on Saturday, November 6 from 5-6pm at The Patch. You can watch both teams run through some practice drills, enjoy a free dinner and select your seats for the upcoming season. New to the basketball experience this year, fans will be able to purchase stadium seats and also pre-select their seat for the entire...

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BRAVES WIN! Freeman home run sends Atlanta to NLCS

BRAVES WIN! Freeman home run sends Atlanta to NLCS

Freddie Freeman created a raucous celebration by conquering the great Josh Hader and sending the Braves back to the National League Championship Series with a homer that will be remembered for many years to come.  Freeman’s solo homer with two outs in the eighth inning off Hader gave the Braves a 5-4 win in Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Tuesday night at Truist Park. The veteran first baseman’s blast capped a three-hit night. Will Smith closed the game with a strikeout of Brewer Christian Yelich with the tying run on first base. Game 1 of the NLCS...

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VOLLEYBALL: Lady Raiders season ends in region semi-finals

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Raiders season ends in region semi-finals

Coffee County’s volleyball season came to a close in Cleveland Tuesday. The Lady Raiders struggled to get its offensive attack in sync all afternoon and dropped the Region 3-AAA semi-finals 0-3 to Bradley Central in Cleveland – a match you heard live on Thunder Radio. Coffee County lost 12-25, 17-25 and 19-25. CHS struggled to get any solid attacks. The Lady Raiders kills leader only had 5 – that was Gia Perez. Kiya Ferrell and Lauren Brandt each had 4. Ferrell led the Lady Raides in digs with 14. The Lady Raiders finish the season 2 wins shy of...

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MLB: Braves and Brewers even at 1-1 as series moves to Atlanta

MLB: Braves and Brewers even at 1-1 as series moves to Atlanta

Showing why he has quickly established himself as one of the game’s top starters, Max Fried once again got the Braves back on track with another of those dominant starts he frequently produced over the past couple of months. Ozzie Albies capped a two-run third with a double and Austin Riley drilled a sixth-inning solo homer that gave Fried some comfort as he guided the Braves to a 3-0 win over the Brewers in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday at American Family Field. THUNDER RADIO is your exclusive home for the Braves in Coffee County. Game 3 first pitch...

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VOLLEYBALL: Lady Raiders head to Cleveland for region tournament

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Raiders head to Cleveland for region tournament

Following a dominating performance in District 6-AAA regular season and the postseason, Coffee County’s Lady Raider volleyball team has its assignment moving forward. The Lady Raiders will make the haul into the eastern time zone Tuesday, Oct. 12, for the Region 3-AAA volleyball tournament at Cleveland High School. The Lady Raiders will take on Bradley Central at 4:30 p.m. (EASTERN, 3:30 pm CENTRAL) in a win or go home situation. If Coffee County can win that best-of-five match with the Bears, the Lady Raiders will play in the region championship match at 7:30 p.m (EASTERN, 6:30 pm CENTRAL) at...

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Raiders return to action Friday; look to even record

Raiders return to action Friday; look to even record

After a 1-4 start, things have turned around nicely for the Coffee County Central Red Raider football team. The Raiders pieced together back to back wins over Spring Hill and Warren County (the latter being a region win) to improve to 3-4, and after a week off to rest and recover from a physical 7 weeks of football, the Raiders have a chance to finish strong. Coffee County welcomes region opponent Cookeville to town on Friday. A win would make 3 in a row for CHS – something the Raider football program has not done since 2007. A win...

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