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Sports schedule for Friday, May 22

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:42 am

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK CHS (Kani Johnson) @ Spring Fling, 4 p.m.   MANCHESTER YOUTH BASEBALL Makeup games from Monday, May 18, TBA

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  • Sports schedule for Thursday, May 21

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:41 am

    HIGH SCHOOL TRACK CHS (Taylor DeBerry) @ Spring Fling, 3 p.m.   COFFEE COUNTY FAST PITCH ASSOCIATION 6U – K&D Rebar vs. H&H Farms, 5 p.m. 8U – Peoples Bank vs. K&D Rebar, 5:55 p.m. 10U – DC Homes vs. State Farm, 7:15 p.m.   MANCHESTER GIRLS SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL Tiny Tots Gullet’s Towing vs. H&G Farms, 5:30 p.m. Urgent Team vs. Dr. Detail, 6:30 p.m. J&K Market vs. Gilley’s Construction,

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  • Floyd stepping down as CHS softball coach

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Coffee County Central softball coach Terry Floyd, shown with Shelby Giles during senior day festivities, is stepping down from his position on July 1.
(Staff file photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer After 20 years of coaching, the past 12 years as a head coach, and 351 victories, Coffee County’s Terry Floyd is going to start spending a lot more time with his family. Floyd announced Wednesday he is stepping down as head coach of the Lady Raider softball program. “I’ve been doing this a long time, and I have enjoyed every bit of it,” Floyd said.

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  • Softball falls 1 win shy of state

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Coffee County’s Taylor Barnes (no. 19) tries to slide past the tag of Ooltewah catcher Marissa Forrester during Friday’s sectional softball game. Barnes was called out on the play and Ooltewah posted a 2-1 victory to end Coffee County’s season.
(Photo provided by John St. Clair Photography)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Haley Hinshaw blasted the second pitch of Friday’s sectional softball game over the leftfield fence. But the Coffee County Lady Raiders (30-8-1) could not manufacture any more runs and suffered a 2-1 loss at Ooltewah Friday to see their season end in the sectional round. A win would have moved CHS to the TSSAA Spring Fling this week in Murfreesboro. Coffee County could not hold

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  • Pearson places on state podium

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Sarah Pearson represented Coffee County Central in the TSSAA pentathlon Monday at MTSU. Pearson finished seventh overall to become the first CHS freshman to medal in the event.
(Staff photo by Zach Birdsong)

    Coffee County Central freshman Sarah Pearson established four new personal-best times and tied another one Monday as she finished seventh at the pentathlon meet at the TSSAA Spring Fling at Middle Tennessee State University. Pearson eclipsed her previous record marks in the 100-meter hurdles (17.73 seconds), 800-meter run (2:38), long jump (14’ 9 1/4”) and shot put (25’ 2 1/2”), while clearing 4’8” in the high jump as she become

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  • Oakland knocks out Raiders

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Breyer Taylor (left) of the Coffee County Central Raiders draws contact during the Region 4-AAA semifinal game against Oakland Tuesday, May 12. The Raiders suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to finish the season with a mark of 11-11.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer The Oakland Patriots remained undefeated on the season, but Coffee County Central pushed them to the brink in a 2-1 overtime decision in the Region 4-AAA soccer semifinal Tuesday, May 12, that saw the Raiders wrap up the season at 11-11 overall after a second-place finish in the District 8-AAA regular season and tournament. While it was not a winning record for CHS, the .500

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  • Raiders control Franklin Co. to wrap spring practice

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Coffee County running back Malik Scott picks up yardage against Franklin County during Thursday’s spring scrimmage. The Raiders open the season August 21 at home against Tullahoma.

(Photo provided by John St. Clair Photography)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Spring football practice wrapped up Thursday night as the Coffee County Central Red Raiders hosted Franklin County in a scrimmage at Dyer-Bouldin Field. While not everything went as planned – the Raiders had four fumbles on the night – Coffee County reached the end zone three times while limiting Franklin County to one trip across the goal line. In addition to securing the football better,

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  • CCMS golfers finish second in CTC

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:43 am


    Coffee County Middle’s Samuel Prater and Austin Farris carded the two lowest scores of the Central Tennessee Conference golf tournament Wednesday at Bear Creek with a 36 and 37, respectively, but it was not enough as Tullahoma cruised to a 163-177 victory. Christopher Robinson fired a 50 to lead Westwood, while teammate Austin Burch shot a 55 on the day. Tullahoma had three of the top five boy’s finishers in

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  • REGION 4-AAA CHAMPIONSHIP: Lady Raiders fall in 12 innings; will travel for sectional game Friday

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Brianna Jones recorded 15 strikeouts in a complete game Wednesday night, but the Coffee County Central Lady Raiders suffered a 3-1 loss to Siegel in the Region 4-AAA championship game.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Like two heavyweight boxers standing toe-to-toe trading punches in a title fight, Coffee County’s Brianna Jones and Veronica Westfall of Siegel slugged it out in the pitcher’s circle in Wednesday’s Region 4-AAA championship game in Manchester. Jones more than stood her ground with 15 strikeouts and only one earned run allowed, but Westfall got in the last punch as the Lady Stars escaped with a

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