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Coffee County's Alontae Taylor was named the Offensive Player of the Year and second-team quarterback of the Lakeway Publishers All-Area Team. Cody Howes and Jacoby Lowe were named to the first team at running back and offensive tackle, respectively, and Mill Harner was selected as a second-team linebacker.
(Staff file photo by Jake Kreulen)

Four Raiders earn gridiron honors

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:04 am

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer The Coffee County Central football team had four players selected to the Lakeway Publishers All-Area Football Team as Mill Harner, Cody Howes, Jacoby Lowe and Alontae Taylor were tabbed by coaches to represent the Red Raiders. Taylor was also named the Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,676 yards as a freshman. Despite a 2-8 record, the season was a success individually and

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  • Lady Raiders split at home

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Cameron Davis (center) of the Coffee County Lady Raiders fights for possession of the ball with a pair of Franklin County defenders during Friday's prep basketball action.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Splitting a pair of basketball games this past week, the Lady Red Raiders of Coffee County moved to 5-6 overall and 2-1 in District 8-AAA play. Cameron Davis scorched the nets for 37 points over the two games, pouring in 20 in the Lady Raiders’ 60-46 defeat of the Lincoln County Lady Falcons on Tuesday, December 9, before scoring 17 in a 65-48 loss to

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  • Raiders looking to turn the corner

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Coffee County's Peyton Talley drives past a Lincoln County defender during a prep basketball game last week.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   The Coffee County Raiders basketball team has had a tough season, but coach J.D. Douglas thinks that his squad might be turning a corner despite a pair of home losses this past week. On Thursday, the Raiders suffered a 60-48 loss to the Rebels of Franklin County, just three days after dropping a 56-55 decision to the Lincoln County Falcons. “I think we’re starting

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  • CHS swimmers host Division 3 meet

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Coffee County's Ariah Tucker competes in the 200-yard medley relay during Friday's Division 3 Meet.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    From Staff Reports   The Coffee County Central swim team hosted the Division 3 Meet Saturday, finishing with 12 top five finishes in 10 events. The girls 200-yard freestyle relay team of Kaycee Scott, Emma Allen, Emily Warner and Ariah Tucker claimed the lone CHS victory with a time of 2:00.9, while Daniel Larsen won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.53, over three seconds faster than the second-place finisher. Larsen’s 2:14.18

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  • Raiders battle on the mat

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:44 am

    From Staff Reports   In the midst of a tough stretch of matches, the Coffee County Central wrestling team put up some solid performances in the past week. In the Mt. Juliet Duals on December 6, the Red Raiders posted a 37-36 victory over Springfield before a pair of tough defeats at the hands of Cookeville (50-31) and Centennial (44-36) on the CHS home mat Thursday, December 11. David Tate

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  • Elementary basketball scores from Saturday, December 13

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Coffee County Elementary Basketball Scores Saturday, December 13 BOYS College Street 37, Westwood 9 COLLEGE STREET Connor Shemwell               12 Joseph Duncan                    7 Luke Beachboard                6 Will Partin                           5 Brady Nugent                      3 Blake Hale                           2 Quentin Johnson                 2   WESTWOOD John Dobson                       4 Isaiah Campbell                   2 Austin Simpkins                 2 Ian Weldon                          1   Deerfield 32, Hickerson 22 DEERFIELD Aidan Abellana                   25 Kohlton Strange                  3 Adam Crull                         2 Hunter Lockemy                 2  

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  • CHS hoopsters cruise past Yellow Jackets; lose at Cannon, Lawrence

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Coffee County's Garrett Eldridge looks for an open teammate during Tuesday's game at Lawrence County.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   The Coffee County Central Red Raiders and the Yellow Jackets of Grundy County should know each other quite well. Thursday night was the third time the two teams have played this season, and the 61-48 CHS victory was the first time the margin has been more than three points. The Raiders posted a 49-46 decision in the second game of the season before falling

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  • Lady Raiders crush Grundy; drop pair

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Coffee County's Tyana Fenton grabs a loose ball during Thursday's victory over Grundy County.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   The Coffee County Central Lady Raiders sandwiched a 49-18 thrashing of Grundy County at home between road losses to Cannon County (55-31) and Lawrence County (68-45) this week. The Lady Raiders (4-5) used a 27-5 first half to crush Grundy County at home Thursday night. “It was a great, great effort by the girls,” CHS coach Herb Horton said of Thursday’s victory. “Their attitude

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  • CHS grapplers finish brutal stretch

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Coffee County's Brandon Baumstein (on top) pins Nick Hilburn of Lawrence County Friday night.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    From Staff Reports   If the members of the Coffee County Central wrestling team are tired, they have good reason to be. Battling eight schools in four meets over the course of five days, the Raiders took their lumps against some of the area’s powerhouse teams. The Raiders posted a 42-36 victory over Lawrence County Friday for their lone win of the brutal stretch of the schedule, but a narrow

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