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Coffee County Central senior Brandon Haston works on fielding during Monday’s practice inside the CHS gymnasium. Due to inclement weather, all CHS spring sports teams have seen significant limitations in their preparations. The high school spring sports season officially begins March 9.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

Weather tough on spring teams

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Snow and ice are great for getting kids out of school. Not so great for spring sports teams. With the recent inclement weather, area teams have had a tough time scheduling practices for the upcoming season, which officially opens March 9 for high school spring sports. Some, like the Coffee County Central baseball and softball teams have had the benefit of the Crethan Hansert Memorial

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  • CHS to start looking for hoops coach

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Coffee County Central will officially begin its search for a new boys basketball coach as soon as the Region 4-AAA tournament wraps up this week. The Raiders are searching for a coach after JD Douglas was fired from his coaching duties in the middle of his second season. 
(File photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer The Coffee County Central High School Red Raiders basketball team is still without a head coach and will not have one in the immediate future. CHS principal Dr. Joey Vaughn and athletic director Richard Skipper both stated that the search will not really become official until after this week’s Region 4-AAA tournament concludes. According to Skipper, the job will be posted to the Tennessee Secondary

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  • Tosh is youngest Grand American champion

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Coffee County Central sophomore Dillon Tosh is the youngest Grand American champion in the history of the Amateur Trapshooters Association.
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    From staff reports With his victory in Sparta, Illinois, this past year, Dillon Tosh became the youngest Grand American Doubles Crown winner in the 115-year history of the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Grand American event, “the largest shooting tournament in the world,” according to www.shootata.com. By winning the Grand American, Tosh, 15, bested nearly 1,600 competitors and established a new age mark, which was set over 50 years ago. Tosh broke

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  • Larson makes third state appearance

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Coffee County senior Daniel Larsen made his third trip to the TISCA meet last weekend in Knoxville.
(Staff file photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Coffee County senior swimmer Daniel Larsen set new personal best times and reestablished new school records in both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke this weekend at the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association meet in Knoxville. “He had a great entry and his timing was spot on,” said CHS swim coach Lana Ray of his butterfly performance Friday. “He had a great swim and set

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  • CHS sees season end at home

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Coffee County's Wyatt Day (left) and Boone Riddle react to a 69-57 loss to Tullahoma that ended the Raiders' season.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer After a nip-and-tuck game for the first 24 minutes of play, the Tullahoma Wildcats posted a 26-15 advantage in the final period of play to pull away to a 69-57 victory over Coffee County on Tuesday, February 10, ending the Red Raiders’ season in the play-in game of the 8-AAA tournament. Tullahoma scored the game’s first four points, but 3-pointers from seniors Peyton Talley and

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  • Larsen sets new personal, school mark at state swim meet

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Daniel Larsen (right) set a new personal and school record in the 100-yard butterfly Friday, February 13, at the TISCA swim meet in Knoxville. Larsen is pictured with CHS swim coach Lana Ray.
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    Coffee County senior swimmer Daniel Larsen set a new personal best time in the 100-yard butterfly today (Friday) at the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association meet in Knoxville. “He had a great entry and his timing was spot on,” said CHS swim coach Lana Ray. “He had a great swim and set a new school record.” Larsen’s time of 56.88 seconds shaved nearly a full second off his previous best

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  • Raiders beat Tullahoma to end streak

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 11:47 am

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    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   While it has not been a stellar season for the Coffee County Raiders basketball team, Friday night’s 61-49 victory over Tullahoma provided some relief as it snapped a losing streak of 10 games. “It’s a rivalry game, and it just kind of came full circle, because the first game that I took over [as interim coach] was the double overtime loss to Tullahoma [on

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  • Lady Raiders’ season comes to an end

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Holli Smithson of the CHS Lady Raiders brings the ball up the court Monday against Columbia. The Lady Raid-ers suffered a 52-37 loss that ended their season with a 12-16 record.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   The fourth quarter was not kind to the Coffee County Lady Raiders Tuesday night in Manchester as Columbia put up 26 points in the final eight minutes and pulled away to a 52-35 victory that ended the CHS season. Columbia seemed to make it to the foul line with ease, connecting on 20 free throws in 26 attempts. In the fourth quarter, the Lady

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  • TSSAA Region 5-AAA wrestling results

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 11:45 am

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    106 -Brandon Baumstein (20-20) scored 3.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Gabe Rogers (Stewarts Creek) 19-1 won by fall over Brandon Baumstein (CHS) 20-20 (Fall 2:16) Cons. Round 1 – Brandon Baumstein (CHS) 20-20 received a bye Cons. Round 2 – Brandon Baumstein (CHS) 20-20 won by major decision over Austin Swink (Riverdale) 5-12 (MD 12-4) Cons. Round 3 – Jerrimery Jones (Shelbyville) 15-7 won by fall over Brandon

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