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Mill Harner picks up yardage Thursday night in the Coffee County Central Red Raiders' 28-27 overtime victory over Warren County.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

COMMENTARY: CHS on a roll

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I’m not quite sure where the tradition of covering trees with perfectly good toilet paper started, but it reached Coffee County Central football coach Ryan Sulkowski’s house late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Following the Raiders’ 28-27 overtime victory at Warren County, Sulkowski found the tree in his front yard looking quite similar to how the oaks at Toomer’s Corner on the campus of Auburn University used to look

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  • Area Roundup

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Coffee County Middle School's Reagan Ellison takes a shot during Tuesday's 2-1 win over Tullahoma. (Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    CHS cross country squad improves McMINNVILLE – The Coffee County Central Red Raiders cross country teams turned in solid performances Tuesday, September 9, with seven members posting their best times of the season. Andy Rosson trimmed 45 seconds off his previous best time, covering the three miles in 19:29 and in eighth place. Scott Randolph shaved 58 seconds from his personal best to finish in 12th place with a time

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  • CHS beats Pioneers to end skid

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Philip Brown (right) records one of his three sacks Thursday night in the Coffee County Central Red Raiders' 28-27 overtime victory over Warren County.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer MCMINNVILLE – The streak is dead. With a 28-27 overtime victory over Warren County Thursday night, the Coffee County Central Red Raiders snapped a 14-game skid dating back to the ninth game of the 2012 season. “It feels amazing, and to do it in the fashion that we did – we did a lot of things wrong – shows that this group will keep on

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  • Raiders drop Warren County in OT; snap 14-game skid

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:00 am

    The Coffee County Central Red Raiders celebrate Thursday's 28-27 overtime victory over Warren County.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer MCMINNVILLE – The streak is dead. With a 28-27 overtime victory over Warren County Thursday night, the Coffee County Central Red Raiders snapped a 14-game skid dating back to week 9 of 2012 season. “It feels amazing, and to do it in the fashion that we did – we did a lot of things wrong – shows that this group will keep on fighting back,”

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  • GAMEDAY PREVIEW: Red Raiders look to end skid tonight

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:07 am

    The Coffee County Central Red Raiders' Alontae Taylor carries the ball during Friday's 50-42 loss to Columbia County.

(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Last week the Coffee County Central High School Red Raiders were two yards away from a chance to go into overtime against a powerful Columbia Central football team. Tonight (Thursday, 7 p.m., radio WMSR AM-1320, FM-107.9), the Raiders look to end a 13-game losing streak at Warren County. “They’re very much improved,” CHS coach Ryan Sulkowski said of the Pioneers. “Their coach [Scott Smith] has them well

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  • Tuesday’s Sports Scores

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Coffee County Middle School's Reagan Ellison takes a shot during Tuesday's 2-1 win over Tullahoma. (Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    High School Cross Country CHS BOYS @ Webb Andy Rosson, 19:29, 8th place Scott Randolph, 20:00, 12th place Maxwell Nicolls, 20:21, 14th place Caleb Buck, 22:00 Neil Slone, 22:14 CHS GIRLS @ Webb Makenzie Morgan, 26:40, 13th place Kayla McCormick, 30:36 Claire Spellings, 34:11 Up next for both squads is the first home meet of the season. The races are slated for  4:30 (girls) and 5:15 (boys) p.m. at Old

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  • Area sports schedules (September 11-17)

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    September 11 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHS @ Warren Co., 7 p.m.   HIGH SCHOOL GOLF CHS @ Riverbend, 1 p.m.   HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER CHS @ Cascade, 5 p.m.   HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL CHS @ Fayetteville, 5 p.m.   MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL WMS @ Community, 6:30 p.m.   MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER WMS @ Webb, 4:30 p.m. South Franklin @ CCMS, 4:30 p.m.   September 13 HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER CHS @

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  • Things are looking up for CHS

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    COMMENTARY by jake kreulen Despite a record of 0-3 on the year, the Coffee County Central Red Raiders have shown vast improvement. Not only from last year, but from last week. After getting handled easily by Battle Ground Academy and Rhea County in the first two games of the season, it would be understandable if the players, coaching staff and even fans were a little disgruntled. But not if you

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  • Raiders run out of time

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Coffee County's Alontae Taylor picks up yardage during Friday's (Sept. 5, 2014) game against Columbia Central. (File photo by Jake Kreulen)

    Columbia 42, Raiders 50 SPORTS WRITER jake kreulen    Coffee County was perhaps two yards short of taking state-powerhouse Columbia to overtime Friday night at Carden-Jarrell Field. Trailing 50-42 on the final play of the game from the Columbia 3-yard line, Raider quarterback Jimmy Hollandsworth could not find an open receiver and lunged for the goal line, but was stopped two yards short as time expired. Trailing 50-42 with 26

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