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.
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For the last four years, Gracie Pippenger and Sarah West have represented Central High School on the diamond as members of the softball team. As of Thursday, Nov. 14, the two Lady Raiders will be teammates for another four years.
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.
Coffee County Middle School's basketball teams returned to Murfreesboro on Thursday, Nov. 7, for their second night at the Rockvale Tournament. Both the boys' and girls' teams were able to pick up wins.
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.
Westwood Middle School basketball returned to Morrison on Friday, October 25 for the final day of the Morrison Ruritan Preseason Tournament. Both the boys' and girls' teams closed out the tournament with a win.
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.
With the start of the 2019-20 regular season on the horizon, the Central High School girls' basketball team recently announced an upcoming preseason scrimmage.
Central High School basketball recently announced the schedule to recognize local middle school and elementary school teams during the 2019-20 season.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will be hosting the 7th Annual Tennessee Interscholastic Cycling League Championships for high school and middle school on Sunday, November 3. The state championship race is the last of a five-race series for the NICA Tennessee League’s 2019 event schedule. There …
The last time the Central High School football team took on Warren County, the Red Raiders piled on offensive yards in a 35-13 victory. This year's game saw a reversal of fortune.
When stories emerge of girls playing tackle football, more often than not it seems that they are usually in as a kicker or other positions where there is less chance of contact or injury.
Throughout the 2019 regular season, the Central High School Lady Raider soccer team often found a way to get the job done when playing at home. The team was unable to channel that same luck on Thursday, October 17.
Central High School volleyball entered the region tournament on Tuesday, October 15, hoping to get through its Murfreesboro opponents for the first time. Unfortunately, that goal was not accomplished this time around.
There was pouring rain. There were gusting winds. That did not stop Central High School football from playing a close, competitive game on Friday, October 11.
Throughout the 2019 regular season, the Central High School volleyball team had a tendency to not surrender many sets, especially at home. Hosting the District 8-AAA tournament semifinals and final on Thursday, October 10, the Lady Raiders continued this trend into the postseason.
Coffee County Middle School football entered the Central Tennessee Conference championship game on Saturday, October 5, looking to complete a season turnaround.
Ahead of this week's game, Coffee County football was coming off a 41-14 homecoming loss to Cookeville. Added issues included the loss of players to sickness.
The Coffee County Elementary Cross Country League returned to the Manchester Soccer Complex for its third race of the year on Thursday, September 26.
Heading into this season, Central High School golf was preparing for a rebuilding year after a third-place finish at states in 2018. The team's 2019 season culminated on Thursday, October 3, in the region tournament at Bear Trace.
Central High School volleyball traveled to Winchester on Tuesday, October 1, for its final regular-season game of 2019. Taking on Franklin County, the Lady Raiders did not give up a set in 3-0 victory.
Central High School volleyball returned home to Joe Frank Patch Gymnasium on Monday, September 30, for a senior night showdown with Warren County. The Lady Raiders held on in their last home match of the regular season with a 3-0 sweep of the Lady Pioneers.
Central High School golf returned to Bear Trace on Monday, September 30, to open up postseason play in the district tournament. Three CHS golfers made the cut to play in the upcoming region tournament at Bear Trace on Thursday, October 3 as individuals.
Last week, Central High School football played spoiler on Siegel's homecoming night for the team's first win of the season. Back home on Friday, September 27, the Red Raiders suffered the same fate in a 41-14 loss to Cookeville in their own homecoming game.