Thursday Prep Roundup

golfThe Westwood and Coffee County Middle School golf teams opened the 2015 season on Thursday at Bear Trace taking on North & South Franklin’s teams. The CCMS boys shined as their 4 returning starters carded 4 of the lowest 5 nine hole scores on the day. Austin Farris and Samuel Prater led the way as each of them shot a 42. Josh Perry had a 50 and Matthew Hale got around in 53. The Red Raiders 187 was 38 strokes better than Franklin Co. Westwood’s Christopher Robinson was the lone Rocket to compete shooting a 54. In girls play, Franklin County won the girls match as Coffee County’s Olivia Lewis finished with a 78. The linksters will be back in action on Monday as they host Fayetteville at Willowbrook for their first home match of the season. The shotgun start will take place at 4:00 PM.

Westwood's Carlee Sullivan

Westwood’s Carlee Sullivan

Injuries and illness left a young Westwood team in a tough predicament against a solid Moore County team on Thursday afternoon at Lady Rocket Field. Already down 2 starters, Lady Rocket pitcher Avery Whitsett was hit by a line drive in the 2nd inning and was removed from the game. Whitsett avoided serious injury as she partially deflected the line drive. The Rockets however could not string together hits. Haley Miller had a double for Westwood and Carlee Sullivan added a single for the only Rocket hits. Haley Miller scored the lone Westwood run as Westwood dropped the 17 to 1 decision. Westwood will host Cascade on Friday at Lady Rocket Field, weather permitting. First pitch is set for 4:30 PM

Westwood baseball left 4 runners in scoring postion stranded as they dropped a 20 to 0 decision to Huntland on Thursday afternoon in Huntland. The Rockets managed 2 singles, which coupled with 4 walks, gave Westwood a few wasted opportunities to score some runs. Ethan Rivera and Jacob Garms had singles for Westwood. The Rockets are set to travel to Cascade on Saturday morning for an 11:00 AM conference matchup

Andres Cavalie of Westwood soccer

Andres Cavalie of Westwood soccer

Leo Botello continued his magical scoring season on Thursday night in Fayetteville as he led the Westwood soccer team to a 5 to 0 victory over Riverside Christian in an important conference match. Botello scored 2 first half goals to give the Rockets a 2 to 0 halftime lead. Felix Jimenez added a goal at 38 minutes off an assist from Botello and Leo Basurto added a goal at 41 to put Westwood comfortably ahead. Elliot Said added a late goal off of an assist from Andres Cavalie and keeper Cailan McLean was perfect in net to give Westwood the 5 to 0 lead and sole possession of first place in the Central Tennessee Soccer Conference standings. With the win, Westwood improves to 8 and 2 on the season and 4 and 0 in conference play. The Rockets return to Fayetteville on Monday for a 5:00 PM conference match with Fayetteville Middle School.

CCMS pitcher Harley Hinshaw delivers a pitch from early season action

CCMS pitcher Harley Hinshaw delivers a pitch from early season action

Scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, the Red Raider baseball team of Coffee County Middle School picked up their 6th win in a row on Thursday night as they dropped the Trojans of South Franklin by a score of 3 to 2. Trailing 3 to 1 in the 4th, Coach Rodney Meeker brought in Harley Hinshaw to pitch and the 8th grader shut down the Trojan bats. Coffee County got big hits in the comeback from Colton Serber and Trace Bryant to escape with the come from behind win. The win upped the Red and Black season record to 7-1-1 and improved their conference record to 5 and 1. Coffee Middle travels to Rutherford County on Saturday to take on Christians Middle. First pitch will be at 3:00 PM at Christiana Middle School.

CCMS shortstop Gracie Pippenger

CCMS shortstop Gracie Pippenger

After a tough weekend in Murfreesboro, the Lady Raider softball team of Coffee County Middle School bounced back with a doubleheader sweep of South Franklin on Thursday night. The Lady Raiders got victories of 18 to 0 and 15 to 0 on the night. In game #1, The Lady Raiders banged out 18 hits as Shannon Frame was 3 for 3 with a double and Gracie Pippenger whalloped a home run. Haley Richardson got credit for the 3 inning win. In game #2, Erin Ferrell and Keelie Hillis each were 2 for 2 in the game as Coffee County had 9 hits. Ferrel earned the victory in the circle for the Lady Raiders. With the wins, the Lady Raiders improved to 6 and 4 overall and 6 and 1 in conference play. Coffee County welcomes White County to CCMS for a noon showdown on Saturday.

The Coffee County Middle School soccer team began a brutal 2 day, 3 game stretch on Thursday evening in Winchester as they grabbed a 2 to 1 win over North Franklin in a conference match. The Raiders got on the board in a hurry as Drake Medina found the back of the net in the 4th minute and Clinton Ferrell hit the game winner in the 9th minute off an assist from Chay Chumley. North got on the scoreboard in the second half as they pushed across their lone goal in the 45th minute. The win ups the Raiders to a 3 and 2 record overall and 2 and 2 in conference play. The Raiders return to the pitch on Friday as they travel to McMinnville to take on White County at 4:00 PM and Warren County at 7:00 PM at Warren County High School in makeup games.

CHS forward Samuel Brown(left) attempts to get a shot off against the MTCS keeper from early season action

CHS forward Samuel Brown(left) attempts to get a shot off against the MTCS keeper from early season action

The Red Raider soccer team got 2 goals from Samuel Brown as they defeated Lincoln County in high school soccer on Thursday night by a final score of 5 to 1. Ernesto Gomez started the scoring in the 9th minute off of a feed from Paco Barrera. Scott Randolph added a goal in the 25th minute as he drilled a pass from Abilene Barrera past the Falcon keeper. Brown notched his 1st goal at 38 as he knocked home the rebound of Breyer Morgan’s free kick to give the Raiders a 3 to 0 half time lead. Lincoln County scored early in the second half but Coffee County answered back in the 55th minute as Taylor scored off of a beautiful feed from Benjamin Reid. Brown added his second goal unassisted to close out the scoring in the 63rd minute and give Coffee County the big win. The win improved the Red Raiders district record to 2 and 1 on the season. Coffee County will host their first home match of the year on Saturday night as Siegel visits the Raider Field for a non-district match. That varsity match begins at 7:00 PM at Coffee County’s home field behind the Raider Academy.

Trevor Ivy-Bodman of CHS Red Raider tennis

Trevor Ivy-Bodman of CHS Red Raider tennis

The Raider tennis teams swept Franklin County on Thursday night in Winchester. Each team went 7 and 0 on the evening. In picking up their first district win of the year; the boys team got match wins in singles from Walker Seagraves , Trevor Ivey-Bodman, Easton Mai, Shilp Patel and Jay Patel. The doubles team of Ivey-Bodman/Mai won an exciting match 9-8 in a tiebreaker, while Jay and Shilp Patel won 8-5 in their doubles match. The boys are now 2-5 on the season and 1-3 in district play.
In girl’s action, the Lady Raiders remained unbeaten in district play. Karlee Reed, Alec Crossland, Maddie Taylor, Savannah Hodge and Kayla Wright all got singles wins. IN doubles, the teams of Reed/ Taylor and Crossland/Wright each scored 8 to 1 wins over the Rebels. The win ups the Lady Raider record to 4 and 0 in district play and 5 and 2 overall. The Raider netters will host Shelbyville on Monday afternoon at the Fred Deadman Park. The girl’s match will see the top teams squaring off with the possibility of a regular season district title on the line. First serve will be at 4:00 PM