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Baseball, softball district tournaments start at home later this week

Baseball, softball district tournaments start at home later this week

Coffee County Central High School’s baseball and softball teams will get their respective postseasons underway later this week. The Red Raider baseball team finished the regular season 7-5 in District 8-AAA play, which was good enough for fourth place. The Raiders will host Columbia at 5:30 p.m. Thursday – a team the Raiders swept in a two-game series back on March 15 and 16 to open the season. This game will be broadcast live on Thunder Radio. The no. 1 seed Lady Raider softball team finished 12-0 in regular season district play and will have a first round district...

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BASEBALL: Raiders run-rule LaVergne  on senior night

BASEBALL: Raiders run-rule LaVergne on senior night

Third baseman Carter McKenzie, left, congratulates Lane Spry after one of his three pitching strikeouts Monday afternoon. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly PetersonIt took the Red Raider offense a few innings to get cranked up. But once it did, Coffee County Central never stopped scoring until the game ended. Taking a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, Coffee County came alive at the plate and got some help from poor Wolverine defense to rattle off 11 runs and end the game 12-0. Jacob Holder lifted a high, 3-run home run just inside the foul pole to end the...

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SOFTBALL: Lady Raiders wrap regular season with 10-5 win over Huntland

SOFTBALL: Lady Raiders wrap regular season with 10-5 win over Huntland

Coffee County had three multi-run innings and got RBIs from four different Lady Raiders in a 10-5 win over visiting Huntland Monday night The win caps the regular season for Coffee County with a 25-4-1 record as the Lady Raiders are set to open the District 8-AAA tournament this week. After finishing in first place, the Lady Raiders get a first-round bye and will play the winner of Shelbyville and Columbia at 6:30 p.m. Friday. That game will be at home and tickets will be available at the gate – no capacity limitations. Monday night in Manchester, Coffee County...

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TENNIS: Perry, McNamara win doubles championship

TENNIS: Perry, McNamara win doubles championship

The CHS tennis team had multiple top finishers at the district championship match last week. — Coffee County’s tennis program had a banner day at the district tournament last week. Lauren Perry and Rylea McNamara won the girl’s doubles championship and were both named all-district players. Meanwhile, Jaden Talley finished as boys singles runner-up and also was named to the all-district team. Perry, McNamara and Talley will all be advancing to the regional tournament. Coffee County’s Katie Lawrence won the junior varsity individual championship and Austin Dockrey won the boys junior varsity championship with Matthew Blomquist as runner-up. Johnathan...

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TRACK & FIELD: Raider boys take first, girls second at district meet

TRACK & FIELD: Raider boys take first, girls second at district meet

Lady Raider Elli Chumley took first place in the track district meet on Friday, April 30, 2021. Chumley is pictured here at a meet earlier this season. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson Coffee County Central’s boys track team took first place in the District track meet on Friday in Tullahoma, with the Lady Raider team placing second among seven teams. Below are Coffee County athletes who placed in the top 5 of their event. Boys 400 meter dash 4 – Ethan Beath. 56.00 5 – Ethan Welch. 57.85 Boys 800 meter run 3 – Cayden Miller. 2:19.23...

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BASEBALL: Raiders split with Cavaliers, blowout Pioneers

BASEBALL: Raiders split with Cavaliers, blowout Pioneers

Carter McKenzie slings a pitch for Coffee County in a win over Cookeville Saturday, May 1, 2021. — Thunder Radio photo by Holly Peterson Coffee County’s baseball team went 2-1 over the weekend with a 10-1 non-district win over Warren County Friday night and a 9-5 win over Cookeville at home on Saturday. The Raiders lost the second game of a double-header with Cookeville on Saturday, falling 4-2. The Raiders move to 17-9 on the season and will host LaVergne for senior night at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Coffee County 10, Warren County 1 Griffin Meeker was nearly unhittable for...

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SOCCER: Raiders can’t find offense in second half, fall to Lincoln Co.

SOCCER: Raiders can’t find offense in second half, fall to Lincoln Co.

Coffee County put together a solid defensive effort, but the Raiders couldn’t muster enough offense in a 2-1 loss to Lincoln County Thursday night in Fayetteville. The Raiders went into halftime tied 1-1 after a goal from Aiden Abellana. But CHS couldn’t break the tie in the second half. The Raiders will host senior night at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30. That match will be broadcast live on Thunder...

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Westwood soccer blows past Webb in tournament semi-finals

Westwood soccer blows past Webb in tournament semi-finals

Westwood’s Rocket soccer team beat the brakes off of Webb in the conference tournament semi-finals Thursday at Dyer Bouldin Field. The Rockets got goals from six different players and mercy-ruled Webb 9-0 in a 31 minute game that was stopped after the Rockets scored one minute into the second half. – a match you heard live on Thunder Radio as part of the Peoples Bank & Trust Hometown Sports Series. Westwood picked up goals from Will Rogers, Alex Dewolfe, Juanes Barrera (2), Torin VanZandbergen (2), Joel Barrera and Alexander Petatan (2). Westwood will play in the conference championship at...

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