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The Westwood Middle School Lady Rockets put a stamp on their undefeated regular season by holding Boyd Christian to a goose egg, shutting out the Lady Broncos 44-0 at Joel Vinson Gym this past week. Meanwhile, the boys’ team stayed atop the district standings with a 37-12 win over the Bronco…

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Needing to do some avenging, Will Pannell assembled the perfect squad last week at Centertown. Using lightning-quick moves, dead-eye shooting and iron man efforts by members of the starting lineup.

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Thursday night was a special one for eighth-graders at Coffee County Middle School. The school honored its soon-to-be freshmen with eighth-grade night, which was the final home game for seven Lady Raiders and eight Red Raiders.

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 It wasn’t a real break for the Coffee County bas­ketball squads as the boys ended up playing host to a holiday tournament while the girls ended up playing in a pair of Christmas clas­sics.

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The Coffee County Middle School Raiders go into 2020 with an 11-3 record after defeating White County to end their 2019 schedule, topping the Warriors 38-31.

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Westwood continued cutting a swath through Warren County’s middle school teams, this time hammering Irving College in a pair of games to finish up 2019 without a blemish on their record.

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Harris didn’t know what hit them as the Coffee County Middle School Raiders handed them a pair of losses this past week.

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The Westwood domi­nation of Warren County continued this past week as Eastside was the latest to feel the burn of the Rockets’ engines with the girls’ squad stay­ing perfect while the boys have only one blemish on their record.

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The Coffee County basketball teams laid claim to win in their season-opening home district games, sweeping Columbia this past week.

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It was a long bus ride back to northern Warren County for the Dibrell Wildcat crew as they were blown out this past week by the Westwood teams with the girls winning 43-17 while the Dibrell boys couldn’t even hit double digits.

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The Raiders proved to be a Trojan Horse this past week as the middle school teams went into Winchester and conquered their border rival with the girls doubling up their hosts 42-21 while the Raiders nearly got the double, winning 35-18.

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The Coffee County Raiders stung the Yellow Jackets in Grundy County this past week, both Coffee County squads proving to bad guests as they routed their hosts with the girls winning 66-31 while the boys doubled up the opposition, 70-35.

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Bella Vinson turned last Tuesday’s trip to Warren County into her own personal highlight reel.

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Westwood’s perfect season was brought to an end this past week as the Centertown Warriors shot the Rockets down 42-39, holding off a furious comeback attempt by their hosts in Manchester.

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After a tightly contested first half, the Coffee County Middle School boys basketball team took control in the third quarter, going on to notch a 54-42 over East in Tullahoma on Thursday night.

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After leading 7-5 late in the first quarter, the Coffee County Middle School girls’ basketball team went on a 12-0 and grabbed control on its way to a 54-32 win over East in Tullahoma on Thursday.

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Holding a seven point lead in the final period, it appeared to be smooth sailing for the Lady Raiders to continue their undefeated opening to the 2019-20 campaign until the wheels came off, leaving the home-standing Coffee County girls on the wrong side of a 49-46 decision with White County.

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Down by double digits at home, the Raiders put on a massive comeback against the White County Warriors this past week, keeping their record perfect going into the Thanksgiving tournaments with a 57-52 come-from-behind win.

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Coffee County Middle School was able to salvage a split last Thursday when it made a trip up Highway 55 to visit the Warren County Pioneers.

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Bella Vinson proudly displays a commemorative ball to celebrate her thousandth point as a Lady Raider. She joined the elite club Friday night during the Hall of Fame Classic.

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The Coffee County Raiders and Lady Raiders barely broke a sweat over the weekend as they polished off the competition as they played host to the Hall of Champions Classic in Manchester.

For the last few seasons, Central High School's Hayden Skipper has put on a show for fans of the school's baseball team, especially on the pitcher's mound. As of Friday, Nov. 15, the Red Raider ace will officially be taking his game to the college level. 

Since Jenna Garretson began playing soccer at a young age, her goal was always to continue playing at the collegiate level. This nearly-lifelong dream was realized on Wednesday, Nov. 13. 

Coffee County Middle School girls' basketball was back in Murfreesboro on Saturday, Nov. 11 for the Rockvale Tournament final. Up against Oakland Middle, the Lady Raiders fought back in the fourth quarter, but fell 38-32 for their first loss of the season. 

With Westwood Middle School boys' basketball playing its first home game on Friday, November 8 against Morrison, Coach Will Pannell knew it would be a tough test for his undefeated squad. 

Ahead of Westwood Middle School girls' basketball's home opener against Morrison on Friday, Nov. 8, the team was yet to surrender a loss through a long slate of road games.

The Central High School girls' basketball team got its first taste of on-court action at home on Thursday, Nov. 7. Taking on Richard Hardy Memorial, the Lady Raiders played five quarters of basketball and outscored their opponents 120-21 throughout the scrimmage.

Westwood Middle School basketball continued its road tour to start the season on Monday, November 4, with a trip to Irving College. Both the Lady Rockets and Rockets remained undefeated in their new conference with a pair of wins. 

The Coffee County Middle School boys' basketball team's trend of low-scoring battles continued on Monday, November 4. Back at home to take on North Franklin, the Red Raiders improved to 2-1 following a 32-22 victory.

Coffee County Middle School girls' basketball's early-season success continued on Monday, Nov. 4. Back at home after a Friday road win at North Franklin, the Lady Raiders followed up with a 40-11 victory over South Franklin. 

The 2019-20 local prep swim season kicked off on Friday, November 1, with a home meet at the Manchester Recreation Center. Teams from Central High School, Coffee County Middle School and Westwood Middle School all saw competition at the event. 

The offensive issues that hurt Central High School football over the last weeks of the season were apparent again on Friday, November 1. On the road in Murfreesboro to take on Riverdale, the Raiders were unable to find a touchdown in a 31-0 shutout loss to the Warriors in the final game of 2019. 

On this week's Coffee Chat, Manchester Recreation Center Athletic Director Jeff Houck joins us to discuss the upcoming season of the Dusty Elam Foundation Basketball League. Houck has been the rec center's athletic director and the head of the Dusty Elam League for two-and-a-half years. 

Ahead of the start of the 2019 season against East Tullahoma, Coffee County Middle School boys' basketball had had its conference foe's number in previous meetings. 

Ahead of Central High School football's week nine meeting against Oakland, the Red Raiders were preparing to take on an undefeated Patriot team. The Oakland program backed up its reputation on a rainy Friday, October 25 at Carden-Jarrell Field.

Westwood basketball returned to Morrison on Thursday, October 24, for a pair of semifinal matchups in the Morrison Ruritan Preseason Tournament. With both teams taking on Centertown, the Lady Rockets earned a 38-17 win, while the Rockets kept it close but fell 19-18 in overtime.