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The Lady Raiders have come out swinging in their 2020-2021 season. After the Lady Raiders traveled to Grundy County on Nov. 19 and ran the Yellow Jackets out of the building, the team hosted Siegel the next day. The quick turnaround had no adverse effects on the Lady Raiders as the team repe…

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The Red Raiders had a rough night on Nov. 24 as the team faced off against the Sparta Warriors. The Red Raiders have been having trouble on the foul line in the 2020-2021 season. The foul shot discrepancy was on display as the Warriors went to the line 34 times and hit 26 free throws. The vo…

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Westwood Middle School held its annual football awards ceremony on Nov. 19. Quarterback Jayden Carter was awarded with the 36th annual Brian Gregory Memorial Award. It is tradition that one of Brian’s former coaches present this award dating back to 1985 when the award was established. The a…

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The Special Olympics has garnered attention the world over for showing that hard work and dedication are universal. Here in Manchester the police department raises money for the Special Olympics every year through the Joe Casey Law Enforcement relay. This time Manchester Police Chief Mark “Y…

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Coming off the heels of a very successful volleyball season perennial starter Lexi Bryan made her choice for who she wanted to play. Bryan made the news official when she signed with Chattanooga State on Nov. 12. When asked about the volleyball team’s success Bryan said, “We had an amazing a…

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Westwood hosted Webb on Dec. 3 and split the matchup as the Lady Rockets came away with a 35-25 win, while the Rockets fell 59-24.

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The Lady Raiders have come out swinging in their 2020-2021 season. After the Lady Raiders traveled to Grundy County on Nov. 19 and ran the Yellow Jackets out of the building, the team hosted Siegel the next day. The quick turnaround had no adverse effects on the Lady Raiders as the team repe…

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The Lady Raiders had a tough game on their hands on Nov. 24 as the team faced the Sparta Warriors. The Lady Raiders had been on a win streak for their 2020-2021 season as the team had blown out every opponent. Sparta would prove to be the first big test of the Lady Raiders season as both tea…

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The Red Raiders had a rough night on Nov. 24 as the team faced off against the Sparta Warriors. The Red Raiders have been having trouble on the foul line in the 2020-2021 season. The foul shot discrepancy was on display as the Warriors went to the line 34 times and hit 26 free throws. The vo…

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After numerous COVID-19 related delays the Coffee County Central High School basketball team was able to start their season. The team traveled to Jackson County on Nov.17 but despite their best efforts were unable to come away with the win.

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Westwood Middle School held its annual football awards ceremony on Nov. 19. Quarterback Jayden Carter was awarded with the 36th annual Brian Gregory Memorial Award. It is tradition that one of Brian’s former coaches present this award dating back to 1985 when the award was established. The a…

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The Coffee County Central High School Lady Raiders were able to start their 2020-2021 season on Nov. 19 when the team traveled to Grundy County. The long gap between last season and this one seemed to have no adverse effects on the team as they ran Grundy County out of the building.

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Cannon County traveled to Westwood on Nov.12 for a basketball showdown. The game was a back and forth slugfest for both teams as the officials really let the both teams play the game out. Ultimately Westwood wasn’t able to overcome a last minute shot from Cannon County, but the game came dow…

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The Lady Rockets hosted the Cannon County Lions on Nov. 12 in a defensive slugfest. While neither team could establish much of an offensive series the Lions were able to find the basket more often as they downed the Lady Rockets.

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The Special Olympics has garnered attention the world over for showing that hard work and dedication are universal. Here in Manchester the police department raises money for the Special Olympics every year through the Joe Casey Law Enforcement relay. This time Manchester Police Chief Mark “Y…

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High school senior and basketball starter Bella Vinson held her signing on Nov. 11. Vinson was being courted by numerous colleges, including Oklahoma State, but ultimately decided to take her talents to Lipscomb University.

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Coming off the heels of a very successful volleyball season perennial starter Lexi Bryan made her choice for who she wanted to play. Bryan made the news official when she signed with Chattanooga State on Nov. 12. When asked about the volleyball team’s success Bryan said, “We had an amazing a…

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The Coffee County Middle School traveled to South Franklin on Oct. 29 to take on the Trojans on the basketball court. The Lady Raiders started things off with a fast start as the team jumped ahead of the Lady Trojans with 18 points scored in the first quarter. The Lady Raiders offense had no…

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The Coffee County Middle School basketball team traveled to South Franklin on Oct. 29 looking to match the landslide victory that the Lady Raiders had a few minutes prior. Big man Evan Kirby was a force for the Red Raiders as Kirby was able to establish himself in the paint early with six po…

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The Coffee County Cross Country team had an impressive showing on Oct. 26 at the regional meet. The team had four members place in the top 30 for the region. For the varsity girls Patricia Barrera finished 16 and Kaillee Rossman finished 29.

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The CCMS home basketball game against North Franklin has been cancelled for tonight.

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The Oct. 30 matchup between Coffee County and Riverdale has been cancelled. The decision was based on quelling a potential Covid-19 outbreak and a statement from Dr. Charles Lawson, the director of Coffee County schools, was made regarding the decision. "The decision for all of our players, …

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The Red Raiders had a tough game on their hands for homecoming on Oct. 16 as the undefeated Warren County Pioneers traveled to Coffee County. 

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The Lady Raider Volleyball team has had a strong showing this season as the team steamrolled through most of the competition. As such expectations were high coming into the first post season tournament on Oct. 8. The Lady Raiders started by playing Franklin County and downed that team in thr…

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The Red Raiders were firing on all cylinders on Oct. 9 when the team faced the Maplewood Panthers at home. The Raiders were especially effective on the ground as the team ran for 308 rushing yards mostly coming off the efforts of Konor Heaton. Heaton carried the ball 19 times for 120 yards a…

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The Westwood Rockets capped off their undefeated season with a second half rally against Fayetteville for the DRVC crown. Things looked grim in for the Rockets going into the second half of the DRVC championship game on Oct. 8. Fayetteville had been potent in the passing game with three touc…

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The Red Raiders thoroughly dominated Maplewood on Oct. 9. The team scored a blistering 37 points against Maplewood during the matchup as quarterback Conner Shemwell picked apart the Maplewood secondary. Shemwell was comfortable moving in the pocket all night, allowing the junior to make athl…

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In the modern NFL offense is king. Flashy plays, diva wide receivers, star quarterbacks these are the things that grab national headlines. This is by design however as rules have changed to allow offensive players to flourish while frankly punishing defensive players. An example of this is p…

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The Lady Raiders had a quick turnaround just two days after falling to Sparta at home with a dominate win over Lincoln County on Oct. 1.

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Cole Pippenger and Caiden Martin had field days at home against Tullahoma as the duo combined for nine touchdowns in order to lead Coffee County to a 63-22 win in the Central Tennessee Conference Championship Game on Saturday.

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The Red Raiders came into Rockvale’s home turf on Oct. 2 with a mission to bounce back from last week’s last second loss to Cookeville, and bounce back they did as the Red Raiders led for the entire contest.

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The CMS Cross Country team has been putting on an impressive showing this season, despite cancelled meets and the strangeness of the year.

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The Red Raiders came into Rockvale's home turf on Oct.2 with a mission to bounce back from last week's last second loss to Cookeville, and bounce back they did  as the Red Raiders led for the entire contest. 

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The CHS Lady Raider soccer team played Franklin County on Sept. 24. Both teams seemed determined to not let the other score as the defenders from both teams swarmed the ball. It took till the final minute of play for either team to be able to punch through, but when they did there were shots…

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The Coffee County Middle School played White County on Sept. 22 for the team’s final regular season game. The Red Raiders came into the game undefeated and had been blowing out teams all season as the Warriors visited Coffee County in an attempt to give the team its first loss.

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The Coffee County Middle School Cross Country team has been placing well in the meets that have occurred during the 2020 season. As such the team was invited to the TMSAA regional qualifier.

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The CHS volleyball team played in county rival Tullahoma on Sept. 23 for the second time this season. This time, however, the Cats would travel to Coffee County Central. The Red Raiders swept Tullahoma in the first meeting of the two teams and had won quite a few tough matches since then. Th…

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The Red Raiders travelled to Cookeville on Sept. 25 to take on the Cavaliers. The Raiders were coming off a win over Siegel and came out ready to play. 

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The Red Raiders returned to the field on Sept. 18 as the Siegel Stars traveled to Coffee County. The Red Raiders were coming off of a tough loss to the Blackman Blaze two weeks prior and were coming off a bye week. The Red Raiders did not waste any time scoring in the first quarter as Conner…

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The Coffee County Middle School continued their undefeated season on Sept. 15 as the team traveled to Warren County to take on the Pioneers. The Red Raiders had been putting on an offensive show the past few weeks scoring nearly 28 points in the first half alone during the time period. The R…

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The Westwood Rockets travelled to Cannon County to take on the Lions on Sept. 17. The Rockets were coming off of a big win against Eagleville the week prior that gave them the DRVC crown. The team normally has a potent running attack orchestrated by eighth grader Jayden Carter. The Lions app…

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The Lady Raider high school volleyball team continues its dominant season as the group downed both Lincoln County and Columbia. Lincoln gave the Lady Raiders the most trouble so far this season as the team took the Lady Raiders to five games. For Columbia’s part they were able to take one ga…

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The Middle School Red Raider volleyball team defeated Warren County in two sets on Sept. 14. The Red Raiders had visited Warren County earlier in the year and came away with a victory. The team started with an ace courtesy of Tiffany Lamb who would then help facilitate her team’s next three scores.

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The Red Raiders returned to the field after a week-long absence to take on the Siegel Stars on Sept. 18. The Red Raiders got to work early as quarterback Connor Shemwell and runningback Marshall Haney carved up the Siegel defense. Haney showed off his receiving acumen throughout the game but…

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Coffee County Middle School traveled to White County on Sept. 10 to avenge a close loss to the Warriors. Unfortunately the team was unsuccessful as they fell to the Warriors in two sets. Both sets went down to the wire however as both teams were close to the 25 point threshold. The Warriors …

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The Coffee County Cross-country team placed highly during their Sept. 12 meet. The team was the first overall team at the meet, and had five members place within the top four. For middle school girls Sophie McInturff placed first and Ava McIntosh placed fourth. The high school girls had two …