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The Central High School Raiderettes dance team returned home on Thursday, July 18, from the four-day Universal Dance Association Camp at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. The team earned several honors over the course of the week at both the team and individual level.

Central High School tennis player Jaden Talley posted impressive results on the court this past weekend in Nashville. The rising junior took second place at the Ensworth Summer UTR Invitational. 

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The Coffee County Raiders 10U team competed in the Tennessee Youth Baseball Association Recreation Division State Tournament in Murfreesboro this past weekend. After a 5-0 start to the three-day competition, the Raiders defeated the Liberty Patriots 14-4 in the championship game on Sunday, July 14.

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Central High School football returned to Carden-Jarrell Field on Thursday, July 11, for a seven-on-seven scrimmage against Lincoln County. The home game closed out the team's scrimmage schedule for the week after earlier matches against Ooltewah and Moore County. 

Central High School softball was back on the diamond Tuesday, July 9, for a pair of home scrimmage games at Terry Floyd Field. The Lady Raiders lost their first game to Cannon County 5-1 before they responded with a 6-4 win over Rockvale.

For the past few years, students and visitors at Central High School have walked past a set of glass cases containing a collection of Red Raider and Lady Raider memorabilia. A large portion of these items came from Pete Jackson, a retired local businessman and CHS alumnus. 

When most high school athletes get the chance to take their skills to the college level, it isn't often that one of their teammates joins them at the same school in the same year. For cheerleaders Amanda McGowan and Lindsey Dickson, the transition to a college squad was a little different la…

Central High School boys’ basketball may be in its offseason, but that didn’t stop a pair of players from making noise in June. Jaylon Wooten and Kyle Farless both attended events to raise their profiles ahead of the 2019-20 season.

The Coffee County Claybusters competed in the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21. The team returned home from Nashville with a trap shooting team title as well as individual championships. 

The Central High School cheerleading team traveled to Cookeville last week for the Universal Cheerleaders Association summer camp at Tennessee Tech. CHS received both team and individual honors, including a third-place trophy for the camp championships.

The Central High School golf team is in its offseason, but Logan Hale still left his mark on the course last week. The Red Raider took first place in the 13-15 Category at the Sneds Tournament in Cookeville, Tenn. on Friday, June 21.

Central High School boys' basketball returned home on Thursday, June 20, to host the Red Raider Play-Day at Joe Frank Patch Gymnasium. The one-day event featured five teams and closed the Raiders' summer scrimmage schedule. 

Central High School basketball announced the schedule for the upcoming Red Raider Play-Day on Monday, June 17. CHS will host the slate of summer scrimmage games on Thursday, June 20, at Joe Frank Patch Gymnasium.

South Eastern Academy FC recently punched its ticket to compete on the national stage. The local soccer team took third place in the Alabama State Games and qualified for the State Games of America tournament in Lynchburg, Va. 

Ashley Woods made a name for herself as a keeper for the Central High School girls' soccer team. The rising sophomore recently completed her first season playing for Motlow State Community College in Lynchburg. 

Late Tuesday night on June 4, Coffee County deputy Kevin Smith started to organize a prayer vigil to be held at the Manchester Soccer Complex for Westwood Middle School student and soccer player Chloie Bellamy. Bellamy was hospitalized after a seizure left her unresponsive. 

The Coffee County Claybusters traveled to Nashville last weekend for the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Region 2 Championships. Both the junior varsity and Intermediate Advanced teams took first place in their divisions. 

Nathanial Tate didn't set expectations too high for himself heading into his freshman year of college playing baseball at East Tennessee State University. The former Central High School pitcher was excited to get going, but he knew it would be an adjustment.

Recent Central High School graduate Austin Farris closed out his high school career on Friday, May 31 at the Tennessean Sports Awards in Nashville. The former Raider golfer was one of eight finalists up for Golfer of the Year. 

The 2019-20 basketball season doesn't start for another 174 days, but that didn't stop Central High School girls' basketball from getting back to work this week. The Lady Raiders hosted a slate of summer scrimmages on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31.

In the United States, the sport of soccer can sometimes be a bit of an afterthought when compared to sports like football, basketball and baseball. In other nations like Italy, soccer is more than just a sport. It's the beautiful game, closer to a way of life than just something to do.

Central High School track and field traveled to Murfreesboro on Thursday, May 23, to compete on day two of the TSSAA State Track and Field Championships. Six CHS athletes took part in the competition, with three field events and one relay team. 

Central High School baseball announced the dates for the 2019 Red Raider Baseball Summer Clinic on Thursday, May 23. 

Central High School girls' basketball player Bella Vinson continued to garner more honors this week following a successful 2018-19 season. The rising junior was named to the Class AAA All-State team on Monday, May 20. 

Central High School softball coach Brandon McWhorter had a four-year plan for facility upgrades when he took over the program in 2017. Al White Ford/Lincoln helped him get one step closer to that goal by hosting a Ford Drive 4 Ur School event on March 30.

The core of any competitive relay team is cohesion and speed. Central High School track and field found that in the boys' 4x400 relay this year. The team of Trace Bryant, John Dobson, Kelvin Verge and Renato Garcia earned the chance to represent CHS at this week's TSSAA state meet in Murfreesboro.

Holli Hancock, Jalyn Case and Kaitlyn Davis represented Coffee County Middle School track and field Saturday, May 18, at the TMSAA State Meet in Clarksville. Held at Fontana Stadium at Austin Peay State University, Hancock was the only medalist for CMS with a sixth-place finish in shot put.

Trace Bryant wrapped up the first event of his 2019 state push for Central High School track and field Friday, May 17 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. The senior finished the two-day event in ninth place. 

Summer weather may have returned, but Central High School football gave fans a taste of what's to come in the fall Friday, May 17. With 98 days until the season opener on August 23, the Red Raiders hosted an open practice and scrimmage to close out spring workouts.

Central High School baseball's Harley Hinshaw always wanted a chance to play college baseball. With graduation on the horizon, Hinshaw won't be leaving the diamond any time soon.

Hayden Skipper's 2019 high school season recently ended, but there's still plenty of baseball to play this summer. The rising senior was selected to join Team Tennessee for the upcoming Junior Sunbelt Classic in McAlester, Okla. 

Coffee County Middle School track and field traveled to Tullahoma High School Monday, May 13, for the Central Tennessee Conference Championship. The Lady Raiders took first place with 123 points, followed by the Red Raiders' second-place finish with 99 points. 

Much like the temperature, it was an uncommonly cold spring night for Central High School softball at the plate Monday, May 13. The Lady Raiders were held to five hits in a 2-1 home loss to Blackman in the Region 4-AAA tournament.

Benedict Edinger's postseason run came to a close Monday May, 13, at the region singles/doubles tournament in Murfreesboro. Edinger fell in straight sets to Siegel's Hussen Malik in a 0-2 match loss. 

Central High School boys' tennis traveled to Murfreesboro Friday, May 10, to open Region Team Tournament action against Central Magnet. The Red Raiders were unable to pick up a win and had their season come to a close.

Local golfer Ashley Gilliam had a strong finish last week at the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The Tullahoma High School graduate made it to the quarterfinals of the USGA event.