Demarco Moore, Sports Writer
Senior night was one to remember for the Coffee County Central High School soccer team, which jumped all over District 8-AAA rival Lawrence County at home for an 8-1 win.
The Red Raiders (5-3 overall; 3-0 District 8-AAA) gathered to celebrate seniors Mason Boals, John Parigger, Miguel Mendoza, Chase Harper, Edgar Marceleno, Breyer Taylor, Moises Ramirez and Ulises Valderos in front of the Coffee County faithful.
Everyone in attendance witnessed a goal-scoring frenzy that started within the first two minutes of the match, helping CCHS extend its winning streak to three games and remain undefeated in district play. The Red Raiders led 3-0 at halftime off goals from Taylor, Harper and Paco Barrerra.
Six Red Raiders would finish the night with at least one goal, while Taylor added a pair of goals to his stellar season.
NEXT MATCH: Home vs. Marshall County on Monday, April 17 (7 p.m.)
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Lady Raiders down Columbia in district
Girl singles: Kayla Wright (L, 6-8), Anna Herrell (L, 2-8), Natalie Elzeer (W, 8-3), Jessica Barrera (L, 1-8), Rachel Henley (W, 8-1)
Girls doubles: Wright/Henley (W, 8-4), Barrera/ Elzeer (W, 9-7)
Final: Lady Raiders (2-6 overall; 2-1 District 8-AAA) win 4-3
NEXT MATCH: Home vs. Tullahoma on Monday, April 17 (4 p.m.)
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL: CCMS Lady Raiders edge Lincoln County
The Coffee County Middle School softball team defeated Lincoln County 4-3 at home, running its winning streak to three games.
Down 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Lauren Brandt tied the game on a two-RBI hit, and then scored the game-winning run later in the inning for the Lady Raiders (9-2).
Brandt’s two RBIs led the team for the game.
NEXT GAME: at Tullahoma on Monday, April 17 (5 p.m.)
Liberty 7, Westwood 1
The Liberty Middle School softball team had a five-run inning that the Westwood Lady Rockets couldn’t battle back from, as the Lady Patriots won 7-1 in Manchester.
Liberty notched five runs in the top of the third inning, leaving the Lady Rockets (6-5 overall) trailing 6-0 in their regular season finale.
Kaitlyn Davis scored Westwood’s lone run in the bottom of the fourth, crossing home plate off an RBI-single by Madison Wakefield.
NEXT GAME: Duck River Valley Conference Tournament (Time and Date TBA)
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASEBALL: Westwood drops close game with Cascade
The Cascade Middle School baseball team broke a tie in the bottom of the sixth inning that turned out to be the difference in Thursday’s 7-6 win over Westwood in
The Rockets (5-9 overall) and Champions went back and forth for three innings before Cascade took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning on a bases loaded run. The Champions would add two more runs, leaving Westwood trailing 6-3.
But WMS battled back in top of the fifth, getting runs from Nick Bogle, Wyatt Nugent and Gavin Pratt to tie the game at six. But Cascade scored the game-winning run on a one-out RBI-single.
NEXT: Duck River Valley Conference Tournament (Time and Date TBA)
MIDDLE SCHOOL TENNIS: CCMS sweeps past Lewisburg
Red Raiders (W, 4-3)
Boys Singles: Jaden Talley (L, 4-6), Luke Irwin (W, 6-2), Tyler Rigney (W, 6-3), Landen Booth (W, 6-1), Loren Hansen (L, 4-6)
Boys Doubles: Talley/ Irwin (L, 3-6), Booth/ Rigney (W, 6-4)
Lady Raiders (W, 5-4)
Girls singles: Sydney Bell (L, 2-6), Jayda Wright (W, 6-1), Marley Perry (L, 3-6), Anna Amado (W, 6-1), Lucy Riddle (W, 6-0), Wren Lawson (L, 3-6)
Girls Doubles: Bell/ Wright (L, 2-6), Amado/ Perry (W, 6-4), Riddle/ Paige Meadows (W, 6-1)
NEXT MATCH: at Tullahoma on Monday, April 17 (4 p.m.)
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK: Red Raiders fare well with limited team
Fielding a team at less than 100 percent, the Coffee County Middle School track and field team still had a positive showing in Wednesday’s meet at Warren County.
The Red Raider boys team finished in second place to North Franklin, scoring 38.5 points.
Hunter Good (36-10 1/2) and Zach Speegle (34-6) finished first and second respectively in the shot put. Ethan Beaty won the 400 meters with a time of 1:04, Jacob Rutledge had the top time in the 800 meters (2:32) and the Red Raiders’ 4×400-meter relay team of Beaty, Rutledge, Braison Yancer and Ethan Welch finished first (4:31).
High Jump: 3. Kelby Walker (4-6)
Long Jump: 3. Elijah Clemmons (13-8)
4x100m: 2. Kelby Walker, Elijah Clemmons, Andrew Hite, Hunter Good (53.03)
1600m: 2. Jacob Rutledge (5:36), T-3. Ethan Welch (5:38)
The Lady Raiders finished third with a total of 23.5 points., with the 4×100-meter relay team of Maddie Husted, Alyssa Gipson, Arianna Hansen and Reagan Ellison finishing second (58.75), the 4×200-meter relay team finishing second (2:06), Madison Rocker finishing second in the 800-meters (3:01), and the 4×400-meter relay team also finishing second (4:57).