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This Friday marks the return of one of the most storied high school football rivalries in the state, as the 96th Coffee Pot rivalry game will be played between Coffee County Central and cross-county rival Tullahoma.  The rivalry has received national coverage multiple times in its history.

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Rivalries are a time-honored tradition in sports whether at the local level or national, and the Lady Rockets and the Lady Raider volleyball teams are taking the chance to use a rivalry to raise money for a good cause next Friday.

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After the strange happenstance last week with absentee officials the Rockets seemed ready to take the field at Eagleville Thursday night. Westwood was able to bury an attempted comeback to win 20-16.

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The Red Raiders didn’t get the chance to bounce back from last week’s Coffee Pot loss before having another tough game in the losing column. Despite a herculean effort from the Coffee County defense the Red Raiders couldn’t come away from Shelbyville with a win falling 28-26.

Hurricane Ida made landfall earlier this week knocking out power for New Orleans and delivering thunderstorms all across the south.

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The Coffee Pot trophy stays in Tullahoma for the sixth straight year as the Wildcats put on a dominating 38-7 rout over hosting Coffee County.

It was a strange night Thursday as players, coaches, and fans all waited for nearly an hour for the officials to show up for the Rockets game against Forrest.

Westwood volleyball protected home court Wednesday night as Forest was swept in two sets.

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This Friday marks the return of one of the most storied high school football rivalries in the state, as the 96th Coffee Pot rivalry game will be played between Coffee County Central and cross-county rival Tullahoma.  The rivalry has received national coverage multiple times in its history.

The Red Raiders began the season on a high note as the team left Franklin County with a win in the season opener.

The Westwood Rockets volleyball continued their season with a tough loss to Eagleville on Aug. 12.

The Westwood Rockets started their 2021 football season by hosting Grundy County, though the Rockets were unable to come away with a win.

Coffee County junior golf finished up their summer season on Monday. The organization is committed to giving local youth the opportunity to play golf, and to instill four key virtues sportsmanship, perseverance, respect, and confidence in its participants. 

The Westwood Rocket basketball team has a new head coach. Anita Gannon, a long time assistant coach for the CCHS Lady Raiders, took over for Jerry Brown.

Lady Raider pitcher Keri Munn was instrumental to the CCHS softball team's runner-up finish in the state tournament last year. Munn had pitched multiple shut outs throughout the season including in the postseason, and was sometimes the offensive spark that kicked off a rally. Munn's efforts …

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CCMS golf coach Holly Rodriguez and her golf team members were presented with awards earlier this week. The recipients are as follows in order of appearance in the photo attached: Lorelai Rodriguez, Brayden Kesling, Cade Williams, Tallan Crosslin, James Bradley, Rylee Patrick.

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Red Raider Basketball Coach Micah Williams resigned on Apr. 16. Athletic Director Rebecca Koger had this to say about the resignation: "We appreciate his dedication to our athletes. His energy and efforts have contributed greatly to the success of our program. Coach Williams has been an inte…

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Pro Impact Sports is hosting a football camp on Apr. 24 at Raider Academy. The camp will feature live music and three former players who have played at some of the highest levels of the sport. The presenter, Franchot “Boogie” Allen, played at West Virginia University where he played all four…

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The Red Raiders had a rough time of it on Mar. 23 and Mar. 24 as the team couldn’t find home plate against in county rival Tullahoma. In the 6-1 loss on Mar. 23 Coffee County started down three runs as Tullahoma scored in the first inning. The Wildcats had no trouble scoring all game as the …

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The Red Raiders went down swinging on Mar. 2 when the team traveled to Murfreesboro to take on Blackman. The Raiders were able to slow the game down against the high flying Blaze. Coffee County kept the game to 20 in the first half and quickly tied Blackman with a Phineas Rollman three point…

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The Lady Raiders kept their winning streak alive on Mar. 1 in the first round of the regional tournament when the team rolled over visiting Rockvale.

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The Red Raider’s shocked visiting Riverdale on Mar. 1 with a fast start that culminated in a big win for the Red Raiders.

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The Lady Raider’s impressive season came to an end on Mar. 2 when Oakland visited during the regional tournament. The Lady Raiders were short staffed against Oakland. Sixth man Emma Fulks suffered a concussion, so was unavailable for the matchup against the Patriots. This meant that the star…

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The Lady Raiders 2020-2021 season came to an end on Mar. 2 when the Oakland Patriots visited The Patch for a regional tournament match up. 

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Both the Lady Raiders and the Red Raiders came up big on Feb. 25 during their district tournament debut. The two teams successfully downed their respective opponents, with the Red Raiders holding on to beat Lincoln County in the final seconds, while the Lady Raiders coasted to an over 60 poi…

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The Red Raiders had a new face in the starting lineup during the Feb. 11 matchup against Tullahoma. Phineas Rollman made his starting debut in one of the most hostile environments the Red Raiders have played in, and stepped up to the challenge. Rollman wasn't alone however as the entirety of…

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The Lady Raiders completed their 2020-2021 regular season at in county rival Tullahoma on Feb. 11. 

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The Lady Raiders went into Stewarts Creek on Feb. 4 for the final match of the TMSAA Section 2 Tournament. The Lady Raiders had to contend with state powerhouse Blackman to earn their way to the state middle school tournament, but the Lady Raiders would not be denied as the team never traile…

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The Lady Raiders clamped down on visiting Shelbyville on Feb. 5. The Lady Raiders didn’t allow a score till nearly ten minutes in.

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Senior Bella Vinson accomplished the monumental feat of scoring 2,000 points for her high school career on Feb. 5. For most high school athletes 1,000 points is the benchmark for great scorers to reach, but Vinson eclipsed that mark in the beginning of her junior year.

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Senior Bella Vinson has done the improbable and scored 2,000 points in her career. Vinson achieved the milestone against Shelbyville on Feb. 5 13 seconds into the third quarter. Vinson stated that, "she is happy about the accomplishment, but is glad to have it behind her so that the team can…

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Alternate Starter Emma Fulks: Height 5’5. Favorite spot to shoot: Wing to extended elbow. Played basketball since second grade. On being ranked in the top three “I’m very proud of our team.”

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Alternate Starter Chloe Gannon: Height 6’1. Favorite spot to shoot: high post. Played basketball since five years old. On being ranked in the top three “It feels great that the team is here.”

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Starter Jalie Ruehling: Height 5’4. Favorite spot to shoot: Anywhere on the perimeter. Played basketball since second grade. On being ranked in the top three “Kinda crazy to be ranked this high.”

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Starter Alivia Reel: Height 5’8. Favorite spot to shoot: top of the key. Been playing since fourth grade. On being ranked in the top three “It’s really exciting to be ranked that high as a team.”

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Starter Elli Chumley: Height 5’10. Favorite spot to shoot: top of the key. Played basketball for 13 years. On being ranked in the top five: “It feels pretty good.”

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Starter Bella Vinson: Height 6’2. Favorite spot to shoot: top of the key. Played basketball for 12 years. On being ranked in the top “Feels pretty good to be ranked this high. I’m proud of all of us and I’m excited for the district tournament.”

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Coffee County Central High School’s Lady Raiders continued their domination of District 8AAA Girls’ Basketball Tuesday night, Jan. 26, with a 79-19 rout of the Franklin County High School Rebelettes in a girls only game in Winchester.

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The Lady Raider wrestling team earned themselves a few spots in the state tournament as two members of the team placed third and fourth at the regional tournament on Jan. 30 at Siegel. MaryAnne Walker finished third in the 125 division while Mary Wolfrum finished fourth in the 132 division. …