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After a busy slate of home games to start the week, two area teams saw action on the road Wednesday evening, March 20. At the high school level, Central High School baseball traveled to Fayetteville for the second game of a district series against Lincoln County.

Several area teams saw action Tuesday, March 19. At Central High School, Red Raider baseball hosted Lincoln County in a district matchup. Central High School tennis was also at home, hosting Marshall County at Raider Academy. At Columbia, Central High School soccer played its own district ma…

High school wrestling may be done for the season, but two area junior wrestlers are still preparing to compete on the mat. East Coffee Elementary School first grader Tripp Trussler and second grader Kolton Strickland will be competing in the AAU Wrestling Spring Youth Nationals after strong …

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After a week on the road, Central High School softball returned to Coffee County Tuesday, March 19, for the team's home opener against region foe Columbia. The Lady Raiders fell behind early, but took off for a 13-2 slaughter rule victory after five innings.

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Coffee County Middle and Westwood Middle boys' soccer met on the pitch Monday night, March 18, for the teams' annual matchup. With undefeated records on the line for both, the Red Raiders held off a late Rocket rally to secure a 3-2 win in the crosstown rivalry.

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Central High School boys' soccer traveled to Gatlinburg on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, to compete in the Smoky Mountain Cup Tournament. The Red Raiders lost all three of their matches, falling to 3-0 to Henry County, 3-2 to Seymour and 4-0 to Morristown West.

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Central High School baseball traveled to Lewisburg Friday evening (March 15) for a road matchup against Marshall County. After watching the Tigers rally from a six-run deficit in the sixth to tie it, the Red Raiders brought it home in the eighth inning for a 7-6 victory.

Coffee County Middle School softball went to Shelbyville Wednesday evening, March 13, for a makeup game from Monday against Harris. The Lady Raiders finished the regular-season sweep of the Eaglettes with a 12-1 victory. 

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Central High School softball continued its opening week Wednesday evening, March 13, traveling to Lynchburg to take on Moore County. Lady Raider pitcher Keri Munn held the Raiderettes to three hits on the way to a 3-0 CHS victory.

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Several area sports teams saw action Tuesday evening (March 12) at both the high school and middle school level. Following a Monday postponement, Central High School softball opened its season on the road at Shelbyville. Central High School boys' soccer also traveled for a matchup with Ooltewah.

With warmer weather right around the corner, area spring school sports teams have started practicing. Coffee County Middle School golf was the last team to kick things off, hitting the links for the first time Thursday, March 7.

Central High School baseball returned to Coffee County Tuesday evening, March 12, for its home opener against district foe Columbia Central. The Red Raiders took control early before a late-game rally cost them in a 6-3 loss to the Lions. 

Central High School baseball hit the road Monday night (March 11) for its opening day matchup with Columbia Central. The Red Raider defense kept it tight, but the bats were unable to take off in a 3-1 loss to the Lions.

Coffee County Middle School track & field traveled to Tullahoma High School Thursday (March 7), to open its season. Taking on Tullahoma West, Harris and North Franklin, the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders returned home with several first-place finishes.

Central High School track and field hit the ground running to open the new season on Thursday, March 7. Hosting the Coffee County Jamboree preseason meet, the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders posted impressive performances in a variety of events.

Baseball and softball season continued to get underway at the middle school level Thursday (March 7). After some weather postponements, Westwood Middle School softball played its season opener on the road at Cannon County. Meanwhile, Coffee County Middle School baseball and softball traveled…

Coffee County Middle School baseball returned home Wednesday night for a matchup against Warren County. Battling through the cold weather, the Red Raiders picked up a 3-0 victory over the Pioneers. 

Coffee County Middle School boys' soccer returned home Wednesday (March 6) to take on Warren County. The Red Raiders got out in front early and stayed ahead for a 5-2 victory over the Pioneers.

Saturday (March 2) saw local sports action across the middle school and high school levels. Central High School softball played its first preseason games at the Station Camp play day near Hendersonville. The Coffee County Youth Bass Club was also back in the water for a tournament at Tims Fo…

Central High School baseball was back on the diamond Saturday (March 2) for a preseason match against Central Magnet. Looking up at the Tigers on the scoreboard, a late-game rally put the Red Raiders back in front for a 9-6 victory after 15 innings.

For a quarter of a century, Coffee County resident Gordon Matthews has been a fixture of local fast pitch softball, calling games as an umpire. His years of devotion to the sport were recently recognized by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) in the form of an officia…


Central High School boys's basketball was back at home Tuesday night to begin play in the Region 4-AAA Tournament against Riverdale. The Red Raiders led the game through the first three quarters before the Warriors took control down the stretch, defeating Coffee County 53-47.


Central High School girls' basketball was back on the court Tuesday (Feb. 26), traveling to Murfreesboro for the team's Region 4-AAA Tournament semifinal. Taking on No. 1 ranked Riverdale, the Lady Raiders kept it close down the stretch, but fell to the Lady Warriors 57-48.


The rain may have delayed Central High School girls' basketball's home playoff game to Monday night, Feb. 25, but it was worth the wait. Taking on Stewarts Creek in their Region 4-AAA Tournament opener, the Lady Raiders held on in overtime to defeat the Lady Redhawks 59-55.

Sunday’s Region 4-AAA Basketball Tournament games at Central High School have again been moved due to the recent weather conditions. The Lady Raiders will play Monday at 7 p.m. and the Red Raiders will play Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

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Due to inclement weather conditions, Coffee County boys and girls basketball region games have been moved to Sunday. Girls will play at 2 p.m. and the boys will play at 6 p.m. THey will be held at Coffee County Central High School's gym. 

Central High School wrestling wrapped up its 2018-19 season Saturday, Feb. 16 at the TSSAA State Wrestling Meet in Franklin. Leading the way for CHS through the three-day tournament was MaryAnne Walker, who became the second medalist in program history with a fifth place finish.

Baseball season kicked off at Central High School Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16. Taking on Grundy County, the Red Raiders kicked off the 2019 preseason with an 11-9 victory over the Yellow Jackets in a 10-inning scrimmage.


Central High School boys' basketball returned to Lawrence County High School last Saturday night, Feb. 16, to play for the District 8-AAA Championship. Taking on Columbia, the Red Raiders fell behind early and were unable to get past the Lions in a 63-54 loss. 


Central High School girls' basketball was back in Lawrenceburg Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, to take on rival Tullahoma in the District 8-AAA Championship game. Down from the second quarter on, the Lady Raiders battled back in the fourth quarter to tie the game, but it wasn't to be. A last se…

Last year, Central High School boys' basketball had its season come to a close in a semifinal match up against Lawrence County. The Red Raiders got their revenge Friday night, Feb. 15, defeating the Wildcats 50-44 on their home court in the District 8-AAA Tournament semifinals. 

Central High School girls' basketball kicked off its postseason push Thursday night, Feb. 14, traveling to Lawrence County High for the District 8-AAA Tournament. Taking on Lincoln County, the No. 1 seed Lady Raiders held off the Lady Falcons in the second half for a 60-47 victory to advance…

Coffee County swimming wrapped up its season over the weekend and sent four swimmers from Central High School to the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association state meet in Nashville. CHS earned a pair top-15 finishes during the two-day meet at Centennial SportsPlex.


Central High School wrestling continued its postseason push this weekend, sending 12 grapplers to the Region V Individual Wrestling Tournament at Warren County High School. With a trip to states on the line, Brett Francis, Jesse Smith, Rey Reyes and Chris Speagle punched their ticket to join…

Central High School boys' basketball traveled to Shelbyville Thursday looking to rebound from its first loss of 2019 two days earlier. It was a close, low-scoring game, but the Raiders held on to close out the regular season with a 49-38 victory. 

Coming into Thursday night's game at Shelbyville, Central High School girls' basketball was one win away from finishing its regular season district schedule undefeated. The Lady Raiders made it look easy, going up early and staying far ahead for a 78-52 victory over the Golden Eaglettes. 

This time of the year, most of the sports world is focused on football, basketball and hockey. With the World Series a distant memory, it's easy for the casual sports fan to overlook baseball until the first signs of spring. This isn't the case for the Central High School baseball team. 


For four years, Central High School's Andrew Mahaffey has made an impact on the football field for the Red Raiders. As of Wednesday afternoon, Mahaffey will have the chance to light up the gridiron at the college level. 

Since she was 4 years old, Central High School senior Allie Amado has dreamed of playing soccer at the collegiate level. That dream became a reality Wednesday morning. 

Heading into Tuesday's game, Central High School boys' basketball had been the winners of nine straight games, going all the way back to Jan. 3 against Warren County. Taking on Franklin County, the Red Raiders were unable to follow up on an earlier win over the Rebels, falling 70-62. 

The last time Central High School girls' basketball took on Franklin County, the Lady Raiders won at home by 20 points. Traveling to Winchester Tuesday night, CHS doubled the deficit, beating the Rebelettes 64-24.

Central High School boys' basketball's January turnaround continued into February Friday night. Taking on rival Tullahoma, the Red Raiders remained undefeated in 2019 with a 63-49 victory over the Wildcats. With Lincoln County's loss this evening, the boys had more to celebrate by winning th…