Sometimes a tie feels less than fulfilling in middle school soccer, but Westwood got a goal in the last minute to get a much desired draw against Fayetteville on Tuesday night at Dyer-Bouldin Field. The Lady Rockets managed one shot on goal in the first half, but 2 saves from keeper Naylei Ramirez kept the match tied at 0 at the break. Fayetteville pressed the attack in the early part of the second half getting a goal in the 35th minute on a nice drive at the front of the net from Emma King. 4 more saves by Ramirez kept the match close, but the Tigers defense kept Westwood’s scoring leader Jessica Barrera bottled up most of the 2nd half until Reyna Flores got a ball on her foot on a beautiful feed in the last minute. From there, Barrera buried the equalizer to provide the welcome draw. Ramirez finished the night with 6 saves in 7 attempts to earn the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game honors. Download the radio broadcast Westwood travels to Huntland on Tuesday to take on the Hornets. That match will kick off at 5:00 PM.
The CHS soccer team also notched a draw in their non-district match against Warren County on Tuesday evening before the weather ended the match early. Hollie Smithson found the back of the net for the Lady Raiders off of an assist from Izzy Huddleston. The Lady Raiders will return to the pitch on Thursday night as they host district and county rival Tullahoma at Carden-Jarrell Field. The match will kick off at 7:00 PM
The CCMS volleyball team kept their hot streak alive as they swept Harris Middle on Tuesday night in straight sets to improve to 8 & 3 on the year. The Lady Raiders banged out 20 aces in the 2 set match winning 25 to 12 and 25 to 6. Amanda Mukai had 7 aces to lead the attack while Skylar Bell added 6 aces. Shannah Frame had 4 aces while Haley Richardson added 2 aces and Abigail Layne added an ace. The JV Lady Raiders also had 20 service aces as they swept Harris 8 & 17. Abigail Parker had 8 aces and Keelie Hillis added 4. Willow Justiss, Breanna Gawrys and Anabelle Layne each had 2 aces while Elizabeth Proffitt and Maddie Harryman each notched an ace. The Lady Raiders host Fayetteville on Thursday night for a 5:30 PM match.
The CHS volleyball team took the hard lessons from the tough weekend competition to heart as they swept Tullahoma in a big District 8AAA match on Tuesday night in Tullahoma. The Lady Raiders won by set scores of 17, 21 & 22. The Lady Raiders dominated the match statistically as they had 31 aces and 3 blocks to control the net play coupled with 32 digs and 16 aces to win the battle of the back line. Cursten Vaughn was spectacular with 7 kills, 4 aces and a dig. Valiana Barger had 7 kills also for Coffee County while Karlee Reed and Sara Brown each added 4. Cameron Davis led the Lady Raiders in aces with 9 while Brittany Williams dished out 16 saves. Seven different Lady Raiders were credited with digs as Coffee County continues to impress with their scrappy play. Tyger Fenton had 10 digs for Coffee County while Brown added 8 and Davis picked up 6. The Lady Raiders travel to Eagleville on Wednesday for a 1:30 PM non-district match with Eagleville.
The CHS Cross Country team was back in action on Tuesday as they traveled to Bell Buckle to participate in a meet at The Webb School. Progress and improvement were the key points for the thinclads as Coffee County finished 4th out of 8 teams with a score of 106 behind Cannon Co(64) Oakland(70) and Riverdale(94). The Raiders finished with 3 runners in the Top 10 as Andy Rossom finished 3rd at 20:14; Maxwell Nicoll finished 5th at 20:17 and Scott Randolph finished 10th at 20:58. All runners ran faster times than the opening meet last week. For the girls, Makenzie Morgan finished 17th in girls race with a time of 27:05. The Cross Country team will be back on the trail on Tuesday for a match at Warren County.
The dream of a perfect season came up a failed extra point attempt short on Tuesday night as the CCMS Red Raiders fell to Harris 8 to 6. After a first half lightning delay, the Raiders trailed 8 to 0 at the half. 7th grade QB Andrew Mahaffey broke free for a 35 TD scamper with 3:55 left in 3rd quarter to cut the deficit to 8 to 6. Needing a 2 point conversion to tie the game, the Raiders extra point effort was stopped short. The Tigers of Harris Middle used their tenacious defense to keep the high powered Raider offense at bay in the 4th quarter and drop Coffee County’s record to 3 and 1 on the year. The Raiders will take to the road again next Tuesday as they travel to Winchester to take on South Franklin. Kickoff is set for 6:30 PM.