Monday was a landmark day for athletics at Coffee County Middle School. The new school has seen its share of firsts this school year, but at 5:00 PM on Monday, the baseball, softball and soccer teams all played host to Harris Middle School teams in conference play. The 3 fields, all in close proximity, saw their first action of the season before a packed house.
The CCMS soccer team hosted the preseason conference favorite Eagles of Harris Middle School. The experienced Eagles kept the play in the Raiders defensive zone all night long notching a 12 to 1 win. Anakin Dilleha scored the lone goal for Coffee Middle. The soccer team will play host to North Franklin on Thursday night. That match will kickoff at 5:30 PM.
The baseball team scored 2 runs in the 6th on a single by Colton Kerber to break open a tie game and win 6 to 4. Kerber finished the night with 2 hits. Harley Hinshaw got the start for Coffee County going 5 and two-thirds innings and striking out 9. Scotty Duke came on in the 6th inning to get the win as he struck out 2 in an inning and a third. The baseball team travels to Shelbyville for a game with Harris on Tuesday night for a 5:00 PM game.
Haley Richardson pitched a no-hitter with 5 strikeouts to gain a 7 to 0 win for the Lady Raider softball team over Harris. Shannah Frame had a double and a single for the Lady Raiders while Jayden Scheller was 2 for 2 on the night. The softball team will be back in action on Tuesday night as they travel to Shelbyville for a game with Harris for a 5:00 PM game.
The Westwood soccer team traveled to Tullahoma on Monday for a rematch with the Wildcats. Leo Botello headed in a corner kick off the foot of Juan Penaloza in the final minute to give the Rockets a 2 to 1 win. Keaton Mai scored a first half goal off an assist from Leo Botello to give the Rockets a halftime lead. Tullahoma scratched back to level the match in the second half setting up the dramatic finish. The JV Rockets blanked Tullahoma 2 to 0 on a pair of goals from Samuel Workman. The Rockets will host Cascade on Tuesday for their first conference match of the season. The match will kickoff at 5:00 PM at Dyer-Bouldin Field
The Westwood Lady Rocket softball team took on conference favorite Cascade on Monday in Wartrace. The Lady Rocket bats were silenced as they fell 15 to 0 managing only 1 hit. Sarah West had the lone hit for Westwood in the game. The Lady Rockets will travel to Huntland on Tuesday for a game with the Lady Hornets. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 PM.
The Westwood Rockets baseball team dropped their home opener on Monday to Moore County 14 to 0. Westwood was able to bang out a few hits against the visiting Raiders, but could not string together any offensive momentum. Coach Tyrell Campbell praised the defensive work of catcher Nick Smith and 2nd baseman Brett Jones. The Rockets will be at home on Tuesday as they play host to Cascade. First pitch will be at 5:00 PM at Looney Riddle Field at Fred Deadman Park.
The Red Raider tennis welcomed Columbia to Fred Deadman Park on Monday afternoon. The girls continued their hot play with a 7 to 0 win over the Lions. Carlee Reed got a singles win in a tiebreaker at the #1 position to give the Lady Raiders momentum that they never lost. Alex Crossland, Maddie Taylor, Savannah Hodge and Kayla Wright all got wins for Coffee County. The wining doubles teams for Coffee County were Reed/Taylor and Hodge/Crossland. The boys did not fare so well as they were swept by the Lions. The tennis team is back in action on Thursday as they travel to Shelbyville. The first match starts at 3:30 PM.