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CHS golf teams open 2020 season at Tullahoma

CHS golf teams open 2020 season at Tullahoma

The weather held out Thursday for the Coffee County Central High School Red Raider and Lady Raider golf teams to open the season at Lakewood Country Club. The Red Raiders got off to a slow start in the seasons first match and placed seventh. Meanwhile, the girls took second out of three teams. For the Lady Raiders, Cadie Prater led the way with a 107, followed by Maggy Crouch with a 117, Kira Jarrell 122 and Araya Hughes 126. For the Red Raiders, Logan Hale led the way with an 88. Blake Perry and Zack Tidwell each followed with...

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Fried shines, Braves top Rays to split season series

Fried shines, Braves top Rays to split season series

 Max Fried ended his breakthrough 2019 season with an unceremonious relief appearance in Game 5 of the National League Division Series, in which his high school buddy, Jack Flaherty, helped the Cardinals advance past the Braves. As Fried spent the past few months working out with Flaherty, St. Louis’ ace, he gained confidence in his own ability to establish himself among the game’s elite starters. The Braves lefty took another step toward that status as he posted zeroes through the first six innings of a 2-1 win over the Rays on Thursday night at Truist Park. “Every night he goes...

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Predators win exhibition game in prep for series with Arizona

Predators win exhibition game in prep for series with Arizona

Victor Arvidsson scored a pair of goals Thursday and the Nashville Predators shutout the Dallas Stars 2-0 in an exhibition outing in Edmonton. The game was an exhibition as the Predators prepare to begin the playoff qualifying series, which begins Sunday at 1 p.m. as the Predators take on Arizona in the first of a best-of-five series. You will be able to hear part of the broadcast following the conclusion of the Atlanta Braves’ Sunday game on Thunder...

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CHS football team holds first practice in helmets, shoulder pads

CHS football team holds first practice in helmets, shoulder pads

With clearance from Governor Bill Lee’s office Tuesday, the Coffee County Central High School football team wasted no time getting started. The Red Raiders were on the practice field in helmets and shoulder pads Wednesday afternoon. They had already practiced in helmets for two days as part of the heat acclimation period. The Raiders will be in helmets and shoulder pads again Thursday and Friday before they can begin practicing in full pads. The CHS Raiders open their season at home on Friday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. when they take on Franklin County. Thunder Radio will be on...

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CHS golfers tee-off season today

CHS golfers tee-off season today

Weather permitting, the Coffee County Central High School golf team will tee-off the 2020 season Thursday in the Tullahoma Invitational.  This will be the first sport played for CHS since March, when COVID-19 concerns shut down spring sports across the state. After today’s match, the Raider golfers will be on the course Tuesday, Aug. 4, when they travel to Cookeville. CHS coach Brad Costello and golfer Logan Hale will join the Coffee Coaches Show at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 from Al White Ford Lincoln in...

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Nick Markakis returns to Braves

Nick Markakis returns to Braves

By Mark Bowman, MLB.COM  Nick Markakis has changed his mind. The veteran outfielder has decided to rejoin the Braves for the remainder of the season. “Sometimes, we all make rash decisions that are not thought out thoroughly,” Markakis said. Markakis surprised many on July 6, when he announced he had elected not to play this year. But when the 36-year-old veteran revealed his plans to return on Wednesday afternoon, he said he spent the past few weeks feeling like he had made a mistake. His desire to return grew greater as he watched the entirety of the 2-3 season-opening road...

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Donations needed for Weaver family

Donations needed for Weaver family

Dennis Weaver, the voice of Coffee County athletics for Thunder Radio, longtime high school softball coach and former teacher, passed away Friday, July 24 after complications from a routine operation. During this extremely devastating and difficult time, Weave’s family will need help with day-to-day living expenses. You can donate through a GoFundMe that has been set up by clicking here. You can also send donations made payable to “Christine Weaver” to Thunder Radio at 1030 Oakdale St., Manchester, TN. Once expenses are paid and settled, any leftover money will be donated back to the soon-to-launch “Dream for Weave” foundation,...

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Governor Bill Lee issues exemption for contact sports to resume

Governor Bill Lee issues exemption for contact sports to resume

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has issued executive order 55, which will allow contact sports to resume provided that they follow TSSAA Guidelines. Previously, Lee’s executive order called for no contact sports with exceptions for collegiate and professional sports working under their governing bodies. This order will allow schools to return to the field under TSSAA guidance. Last week, TSSAA passed a hybrid contingency plan that would limit the football season if the governor’s office did not issue an exemption. However, because an exemption has been issued before Aug. 4, that means that high school football will be able to...

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