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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders keep rolling, thump Siegel in home opener

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders keep rolling, thump Siegel in home opener

Jalie RuehlingCoffee County’s Lady Raider basketball team picked up on Friday night where it left off on Thursday night. Coffee County pounced on Siegel 20-0 in the first quarter and cruised to a 65-15 win over the visiting Lady Stars Friday night at Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium in Manchester (a game that was broadcast live on Thunder Radio). The win moves the Lady Raiders to 2-0 on the season, having outscored their opponents 155-37. “These kids play hard,” said CHS head coach Joe Pat Cope following the Lady Raider win over Siegel. “They bring it every day. They...

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DOMINATING: Lady Raiders hang 90 in season opening win over Grundy County

DOMINATING: Lady Raiders hang 90 in season opening win over Grundy County

Bella VinsonSenior Bella Vinson said she was nervous before the Central High School Lady Raiders opened the season Thursday night at Grundy County. The senior standout and Lipscomb University signee didn’t show it, piling up 36 points in a dominating 90-22 win for the Lady Raiders. “We were all nervous at first. You could tell, but we all got it together,” explained Vinson. “We haven’t played a game since last February. Just to be able to come out here and play tonight was really exciting.” Comments from Bella Vinson during the Thunder Radio postgame show Thursday night. The Lady...

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CMS Lady Raiders fall for the first time this season

CMS Lady Raiders fall for the first time this season

Coffee County’s Lady Raider basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night to visiting Lipscomb Academy – widely considered one of the best teams in the mid-state. CMS held a 32-31 lead with 1:09 to play but Lipscomb scored 11 points over the last minute to leave Manchester with a 42-36 win. Olivia Vinson showed out and carried the load for CMS – piling up 21 points. Vinson did her best to make up for production that was absent from Channah Gannon, CMS’ standout post who was out due to injury. Sophie McInturf added 7 points...

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Westwood’s Jayden Carter receives coveted Brian Gregory Award

Westwood’s Jayden Carter receives coveted Brian Gregory Award

Westwood Middle School’s football team held its annual awards banquet Thursday night following an undefeated season and a conference championship. Jayden Carter was awarded the 36th annual Brian Gregory Memorial Award. This award continues a tradition that one of Brian’s former coaches presents the award, dating back to 1985. On hand to present the award to Carter was former WMS coach Gary Dyer. Carter finished the season with over 1,000 yards rushing. Pictured are, from left, Gary Dyer, Jayden Carter and WMS head coach Chad...

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REMINDER: E-tickets only for CHS basketball games

REMINDER: E-tickets only for CHS basketball games

The first high school home basketball game of the season is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 when the Central High School Lady Raiders take on Siegel in a Hall of Champions game. The Central High School athletic department wants to remind everyone that tickets will not be sold at the gate for this game – or for any game this season. Digital tickets must be purchased through the GoFan app or website at gofan.co. Here is a direct link to the CHS page on GoFan. Also – for Friday’s game against Siegel – this is a TSSAA...

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PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE THURSDAY, NOV 19

PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE THURSDAY, NOV 19

Thursday Prep Sports Schedule 6 p.m. – CMS Lady Raiders HOST Lipscomb Academy  (girls only) 6 p.m. – WMS sixth grade AT Warren County ***7 p.m. – CHS Lady Raiders AT Grundy County (girls only)*** Thunder Radio broadcast. Pregame airtime at 6:45. Tune in to your home for all Red Raider and Lady Raiders – 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go app, thunder1320.com, Amazon Alexa (enable the Thunder Radio skill, say: “Alexa, play Thunder...

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Titans activate RB Perry from IR

The Titans activated running back Senorise Perry Injured Reserve on Wednesday, clearing the way for his return to action. Perry joins the 53-man roster after spending the last three weeks on the team’s “Designated for Return” list. The Titans had until Wednesday to decide whether to activate Perry or keep him on IR, which would have ended his 2020 season. The team figures to have some decisions to make at running back in the near future, however, as Perry joins a crowded room of running backs. Behind starter Derrick Henry, running backs D’Onta Foreman, Jeremy McNichols and running back/fullback...

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Raiders basketball drops opener at Jackson County

Raiders basketball drops opener at Jackson County

Coffee County battled early foul trouble and first-game shakiness Tuesday night in a 70-59 road loss to the Blue Devils of Jackson County. Kyle Farless In a game you heard on Thunder Radio, the Raiders struggled from behind the three-point line and the Blue Devils didn’t. Jackson County shot 40% from behind the arc, most of that damage coming from senior Eli Burris who piled up 23 points on the Raiders. Meanwhile, Coffee County was only 22% from behind the arc on 27 attempts. The Blue Devils were also able to outrebound the Raiders on the defensive glass 23-14....

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