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A Red Raider Rudy: autistic boy finds comfort in football

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Nicky Rudy doesn’t want to be considered “special.” He has an inviting personality and, naturally, with a last name like Rudy, he belongs on the football field. And while there may not be any movies made or books written about Nicky Rudy, the story of how football has influenced his life is just as motivational as the Rudy of football lore. To understand just how much football means to Rudy,

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  • Indoor soccer league forming

    Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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    A winter indoor soccer league is now forming for matches to be played at the Manchester Recreation Center on Sunday afternoons beginning Nov. 17. Age divisions will run from U6 to U14. Teams will be co-ed only if required. Format will be 4-on-4 with goalkeeper for U8-U14 and 3-on-3 with no goalkeeper for U6. Each team will play a minimum of eight games. Area-specific teams will be organized from Coffee,

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  • Midget Falcons finish season with win

    Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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    Saturday the Manchester Midget Falcons finished their season 4-3 with a 20-6 win over the Cowan Purple Lions. The Falcons’ offense was led by Konor Heaton with two touchdowns. Cameron Ballard also scored and touchdown, and Darryn Strickland and Adam Daniels each scored extra points. Eli Felice and Ethan Hargrove also had big runs for the Falcons, and Jonathan Akers stepped up in his first game at center. The Falcons’

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  • Pee Wee Falcons headed to championship

    Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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    The Southern Middle Tennessee Youth Football Association playoffs were held Saturday in Sparta, and the Manchester PeeWee Falcons won 44-6 over the Warren County Red Pioneers. The Falcons are undefeated this year in both the regular season and playoffs. The number-one ranked Falcons will play for the SMTYFA PeeWee championship against the number-two Lions at 10 a.m. Saturday in McMinnville. SMTYFA brings together youth football teams from Coffee, Warren and

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  • Westwood boys win basketball opener

    Posted on October 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

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    The Westwood Middle School boys basketball team won its season opener, 44-36, Monday at Communty. Carlos Medina was top scorer for the Rockets with 20. He was followed by Austin Harmon (10), Zach Vaughn (9) and DeShawn Gates (4). “We started slow and were down early,” said Westwood coach Will Pannell. “The boys did a wonderful job playing as a team and continued to play fast and physical and were

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  • Raven Rogers throws for winning travel team

    Posted on October 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Raven Rogers in Championship Game

    Westwood starting pitcher Raven Rogers is one of only two middle school players on the Tennessee Illusions 99 travel ball team. The rest of the team will be playing high school ball this year. On Oct. 13 the team won the USFA 14U Fall State Championship in Gallatin. The Tennessee Illusions 99 have been invited to play in Huntsville, Ala.,  on Oct. 19-20 in the Rocket City Elite ASA Showcase

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  • Three from Coffee County compete in Junior Cup

    Posted on October 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Coffee Countians competing with Team East celebrate with coach Scott Stallings after winning the Tennessee Junior Cup. Pictured, from left, are Andy Stout, Matt Johnson, Stallings, and Jenna Burris.

    Three Coffee County youth golfers were part of the winning team at this year’s Tennessee Junior Cup. The East team, which included CHS seniors Andy Stout and Matt Johnson, along with St. Andrews-Sewanee student Jenna Burris,  defeated the West team. The East team competed under coach Scott Stallings, PGA tour professional. They played alternate shot matchplay on Saturday morning, four ball match play on Saturday afternoon and singles match play

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