Demarco Moore, Sports Writer
MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Playing for a chance to battle for the Duck River Valley Conference crown, the Westwood Middle School baseball team held on for a 6-2 win over Moore County, securing its spot in Thursday’s tournament.
Trenton Thompson and the Rockets (6-9 overall) shut down the Raiders for four innings of the DRVC’s play-in game, building a 4-0 lead in the fourth when Sklyer Bratcher, Wyatt Nugent banged home RBI-doubles and later scored on passed balls by the Raiders.
Thompson had an impressive day on the hill, throwing five strikeouts in five innings. Brett Jones scored a run and later drove one in for the Rockets as well.
NEXT GAME: at Liberty on Thursday, April 20
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Sarah Pearson qualifies for state meet in pentathlon
One Coffee County Central High School runner has already punched her ticket to the TSSAA state meet a month early.
Sarah Pearson — competing in the pentathlon — qualified for the upcoming state meet on May 22-23 at Middle Tennessee State University after finishing second out of 45 athletes in the state qualifier at Rhea County. Pearson scored 2720 points, just 52 behind Oakland’s Imani Udoumana — the pentathlon winner.
Pearson’s personal best time of 2:32 in the 800 meters was the top time overall and ended up giving her enough points to qualify for the state meet.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Lady Raiders run-rule South in doubleheader
The Coffee County Middle School softball team made quick work of South on Wednesday night, winning its doubleheader with the Lady Trojans by a combined scored of 39-0 at CCMS.
The Lady Raiders (12-2 overall) won game oen 18-0, scoring every run in two innings to get the game called after South batted out in the top of the third. Katie Crosslin recorded two RBIs to lead the team.
CCMS then completed the sweep over the Lady Trojans with a 21-0 win in 2 1/2 innings of game two, this time getting two RBIs from Lauren Brandt.
NEXT GAME: home vs. Tullahoma on Tuesday, April 25 (8th grade night, 5 p.m.)
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Red Raiders defeat Tullahoma, Lady Raiders drop match
Final: Lady Raiders (2-7 overall) lose 2–5
Girls singles: Kayla Wright (W, 9-7), Anna Herrell (L, 0-8), Natalie Elzeer (L, 2-8), Jessica Barrera (W, 8-6, Rachel Henley (L, 6-8)
Girls doubles: Wright/Henley (L, 5-8), Barrera/ Elzeer (L, 4-8)
Final: Red Raiders (6-1 overall) win 5–0
Boys singles: Grey Riddle (W, 8-6), Joseph Sadler (W, 8-5), Reid Lawrence (W, 8-8 TB 7-4), Shlip Patel (W, 8-0)
Boys doubles: Riddle/ Lawrence (7-7, *rain), Patel/ Sadler (W, 7-3; *rain)
NEXT MATCH: home vs. Lawrence County on Thursday, April 20 (4 p.m.)
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER: Red Raiders fall to Harris
The Coffee County Middle School dropped a Central Tennessee Conference game to Harris on Wednesday, falling 3-1 to the high-flying Eagles.
The Red Raiders (4-7 overall) played well defensively, holding Harris to one goal in the 21st minute. But CCMS surrendered a pair of own goals in minutes 23 and 26, giving the Eagles a 3-0 lead.
Dyllan Toledo punched in the Red Raiders’ only goal in the 56th minute.
NEXT MATCH: at North on Thursday, April 20 (5 p.m.)
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Red Raiders blank Columbia
An early second-half goal helped the Coffee County Central High School soccer team extend its winning streak Tuesday night.
Sophomore Briggs Haithcock scored in the 42nd minute for the Red Raiders (6-3 overall; 4-0 District 8-AAA), who held off district rival Columbia 1-0 in Columbia.
CCHS has now started the season with an undefeated district record, while also winning four consecutive games after beginning 2-3.
NEXT MATCH: home vs. Tullahoma on Friday, April 21 (7:45 p.m.)
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