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Lady Raiders thump Monterey, move to 2-0

Lady Raiders thump Monterey, move to 2-0

Freshman Olivia Vinson shoots a free throw. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson The Gannon sisters teamed up for 28 points and the Central High School Lady Raiders woke up from a slow Saturday morning start to put a 68-35 beating on Monterey at Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium. Coffee County got off to a slow start, not mustering up much offense in the first 5 minutes but eventually pulled ahead 33-16 by halftime. The win improves Coffee County to 2-0 on the season after a Friday night win over Moore County. Saturday morning, junior Chloe Gannon put...

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Raiders erase early deficit, drop Moore County 63-49 in season opener

Raiders erase early deficit, drop Moore County 63-49 in season opener

Senior Connor Shemwell scored a team-high 16-points for the Red Raiders in a 63-49 win over Moore County Friday night, Nov. 19, 2021 — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson An early 14-4 deficit didn’t get the Coffee County Red Raiders down. Coffee County battled back with a 16-6 run to tie the game and eventually pull away in the second half for a 63-49 win over visiting Moore County – a game you heard live on Thunder Radio. Coffee County got point production out of 8 different players, led by senior Connor Shemwell with 16 points in the...

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Vinson, Chumley power Lady Raiders to opening night win

Vinson, Chumley power Lady Raiders to opening night win

Senior Emma Fulks gets to the basket for Coffee County Friday night, Nov. 19, 2021. Fulks scored 5 points for the Lady Raiders in a 57-38 win over Moore County. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson Freshman Olivia Vinson and senior Elli Chumley teamed up to combine for 30 points and the Central High School Lady Raiders started the 2021-22 basketball season with a 57-38 win over visiting Moore County Friday night in Manchester. “Moore County is a good basketball team and has some really good coaching over there,” said CHS head coach Joe Pat Cope. “They had...

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BASKETBALL: Lady Raider Elli Chumley officially signs with Freed-Hardeman University

BASKETBALL: Lady Raider Elli Chumley officially signs with Freed-Hardeman University

On Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, CHS senior Elli Chumley officially signed her letter of intent to play college basketball at Freed-Hardeman University. — Thunder Radio photo by Josh Peterson Just two and a half hours before tipping off her senior season of high school basketball, Coffee County Central Senior Elli Chumley officially signed to extend her career into college. In front of a library full of friends, family and teammates on Friday, Nov. 19., Chumley signed on the dotted line to play at Freed-Hardeman University – honoring her verbal commitment she made three months ago. Chumley signed at 3:30...

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Raider runner up for “Mullet of the Year” award

Raider runner up for “Mullet of the Year” award

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Coffee County Central cross country runner Landon Kenney is in the Tennessee Runner Mile Split semi-final round for the “Mullett of the Year” award. Kenney is up against 4 other runners from across the state. At the time this was published, Kenney had a 350 vote lead for first place. You can vote by clicking...

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Titans Sign DL Kyle Peko to Active Roster, Move TE Tommy Hudson to ‘Designated for Return from Injured Reserve’ List

Titans Sign DL Kyle Peko to Active Roster, Move TE Tommy Hudson to ‘Designated for Return from Injured Reserve’ List

The Titans have signed defensive lineman Kyle Peko to the team’s active roster. Also on Wednesday, the Titans signed offensive lineman Bobby Hart and defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe to the team’s practice squad. Both players were waived from the active roster on Tuesday. Lastly, the Titans have moved tight end Tommy Hudson to the team’s “Designated for Return from Injured Reserve” list. This designation opens up a 21-day window for Hudson to practice with the team, and he will not count against the team’s 53-man roster until being activated from Injured Reserve. Peko, who played in Sunday’s game against...

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Westwood sweeps Cannon County out of Manchester

Westwood sweeps Cannon County out of Manchester

Westwood swept Cannon County out of Joel Vinson Gymnasium Tuesday night – with both the Lady Rockets and Rockets picking up wins in games you heard live on Thunder Radio. Lady Rocket 56, Cannon County 22 And it could have been worse. Westwood jumped out to a 30-5 lead in the first quarter before pumping the brakes in a blowout. Seventh grade guard Jules Ferrell scored 16 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter as Westwood put the game out of reach early. Audri Patton scored 8 in the first quarter and finished the night with 16....

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Campbell signs to continue softball career at Walters State

Campbell signs to continue softball career at Walters State

Haidyn Campbell on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, signed her letter of intent to play college softball at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn. — Thunder Radio photo by Josh Peterson On Tuesday, Haidyn Campbell became the third Central High School softball Lady Raider in the class of 2022 to sign a letter of intent to play college softball. She will be going to play at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee. The senior first baseman is having to pinch herself a little bit. “Honestly, I still don’t think this is real,” said an elated Campbell. She signed...

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