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Lady Raiders win CTC tourney

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 9:29 pm

The Coffee County Middle School Lady Raiders capped off a stellar season with a 25-24 victory over South Franklin to claim the Central Tennessee Conference Tournament Saturday night. The Lady Raiders, who finished with a 19-1 record on the season, avenged a six-point loss to South earlier in the season. Julia Duncan paced CCMS with seven points, while Alisha Jennings, Abby Morgan and Jacey Vaughn accounted the rest of the

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  • Shelbyville rolls past Raiders, Lady Raiders

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 12:22 am

    A 12-0 run by Shelbyville midway through the third quarter spelled doom for the Coffee County Central Red Raiders Friday night. With the Raiders holding a 31-22 lead with 5:14 to play in the third, the Eagles ripped off the next dozen points and never trailed again in their 58-48 win. Peyton Talley hit three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 18 points for CHS (4-21, 0-10 8AAA), while Wyatt

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  • Photo gallery of CHS swimmers competing at regional meet

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Results were unavailable at this time. Make sure to pick up a copy of next week’s Manchester Times (February 4) for complete coverage of this event and all Coffee County sports.  

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  • Lady Raiders move into finals of CTC tourney

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Lady Raider basketball players Jacey Vaughn, Chloe Spry, Ellie Graham, Alisha Jennings and Allie Amado, pictured from left, celebrate after Coffee County beat Warren County 41-38 in overtime Thursday night at CMS. (Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    Abby Morgan scored 13 points, including two pivotal free throws with 10 seconds left in overtime, to lead the Coffee County Middle Lady Raiders to a 41-38 overtime victory against Warren County in the semifinals of the Central Tennessee Conference tournament Thursday night in Manchester. The second-seeded Lady Raiders will play No. 1 South at 5 p.m. Saturday for the title. Lindsey Perry added seven points in the win, while

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  • CHS drops two at Franklin County

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:42 am


    The Franklin County Rebels used a 29-9 third quarter to break open a close game and post a 63-47 victory over Coffee County Tuesday night. Red Raider Addison Carter led all scorers with 17 points in the loss and Peyton Talley added nine points for CHS. The Raiders fall to 4-20 overall and 0-9 in 8-AAA with the loss. Dru Morris hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to

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  • Westwood, College Street win titles

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:51 am

    College Street’s Cameron Ballard pumps his fist in celebration as the Cougars defeated Westwood 48-10 in Saturday’s elementary basketball championship game.
(Staff photos by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   The Westwood Lady Eagles and College Street Cougars have bragging right for the year as both squads took home the championship t rophies after Saturday’s elementary basketball tournament finals. The Lady Eagles used a 20-2 first half as they rolled to a 25-12 victory over the Hillsboro Lady Tigers, while College Street cruised to a 48-10 win over the Westwood Eagles in the boys’

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  • Coffee Co. swept at Lincoln County

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Coffee County’s Tiger Fenton puts up a shot against Lincoln County Friday night. Fenton scored a team-high 15 points in a losing effort.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   FAYETTEVILLE – Friday’s 57-41 loss at Lincoln County was like a roller coaster for the Coffee County Lady Raiders. The Lady Raiders opened the game with a five-point first quarter before exploding for 19 in the second period. The third frame saw the Lady Raiders (12-11, 2-6 8AAA) net just three points, while they poured in 14 in the final eight minutes of play.

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  • Prater inks with Tennessee Wesleyan

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Jacob Prater, shown blasting a tee shot during the TSSAA championships, recently signed a scholar-ship offer to play golf at Tennessee Wesleyan. Prater is the 13th golfer to accept a scholarship to play golf in the past seven years.
(File photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   After a successful high school career on the links, Coffee County senior Jacob Prater will be playing for a national power next year as he tees off for the Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs. While he does not expect to crack the starting roster as a freshman, Prater is focused on doing what he can to help the Wesleyan golf team and gain experience. “Coach [Mike]

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  • Coffee County wrestlers fall to Forrest, Siegel

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:50 am


    CHAPEL HILL – The Coffee County Central wrestling squad traveled to Forrest Tuesday, January 20, suffering a 58-23 loss to the Rockets. David Tate dominated Forrest’s Joseph Williams, recording a 19-2 technical fall victory for the first CHS win of the night. Mitchell Simpson followed that up with a pin in the 145-pound division before Austin Payne (182) and Dustin Seals (285) won by fall in their respective groups. The

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