CHS softball powers past Columbia
Central High School softball made the journey to Columbia for a district meeting Monday, April 15. The Lady Raiders went up early and bounced back from two straight losses with a 12-4 victory.
CHS got things started with a three-run first inning. After Katie Rutledge tripled on the game's first at-bat, Ashley Evans followed with a pop fly to center field to bring Rutledge home. Immediately after, Sarah West drove in Evans on a fly ball, reaching first base on a Lady Lion error.
Haley Richardson went on to send in Alexcia Barnes, West's courtesy runner, to finish the inning.
Columbia got on the board in the bottom of the inning but the Lady Raiders took off for another nine runs through the game's remainder.
CHS finished the night with 15 hits, with three each from Richardson and Keri Munn. Rutledge pitched through all seven innings, finishing with 12 strikeouts, 11 hits and four runs.
CHS tennis splits Lincoln County
Central High School tennis hosted Lincoln County at Raider Academy Monday, April 15, for a district match. The Red Raiders picked up a 5-2 win and the Lady Raiders lost their match 5-2.
In boys' singles, CHS had wins from Benedict Edinger (8-3), Jaden Talley (8-1) and Jonah Rollman (9-7). In doubles, the team of Edinger and Talley won 9-7. The team of Rollman and Johnathon Welch won 9-8.
Wren Lawson picked up the Lady Raiders' only singles win (8-4). In doubles, the team of Lauren Perry and Emma Fulks added an 8-0 victory.
CMS baseball shuts out Tullahoma
Traveling to Tullahoma Monday, April 15, Coffee Middle baseball held the Wildcats to one hit on the way to a 3-0 victory.
In a game that saw strong pitching, Aiden Robertson struck out 11 through 5.2 innings and only gave up one hit. Jack Anderson came in for the last 1.1 innings and added two more strikeouts.
At the plate, Robertson put CMS ahead in the top of the second inning by a grounding out to shortstop and sending Nolan Jernigan home. The Raiders added two more through the game's remainder, including a home run from Jacob Holder in the top of the fifth.
CMS finished with nine hits, led by Hayden Garr with three.
WMS baseball falls to Middle Tennessee Christian
Westwood Middle baseball hosted Middle Tennessee Christian at Fred Deadman Park Monday, April 15 for a conference showdown. MTCS went up early and handed the Rockets a 19-3 loss.
After MTCS added eight in the top of the fourth, Westwood got on the board in the bottom of the inning. Jayden Carter doubled, then later stole home to help the Rockets avoid the shutout. Trevor Jesse and Caiden Warren added two more in the next inning, but the game came to a close after its completion.
The team finished with six hits, with two each from Carter and Jonathan Nelson.
CMS softball blanks Tullahoma
Coffee Middle softball traveled to Tullahoma Monday, April 15, for a conference matchup with the Lady Cats. The Lady Raiders went up early and didn't allow a Tullahoma run in a 13-0 victory.
Chloe Gannon got it started in the top of the first inning with a line drive to center field, sending in Aleayia Barnes. On the next at-bat, Channah Gannon knocked a line drive to right, driving in Chloe Gannon to make it a 2-0 game.
A high-scoring second inning saw CMS take off for nine runs. Barnes kicked it off with a fly ball to center to send Chesnie Cox home. The game to a close after the Lady Raiders held Tullahoma scoreless through four innings.
CMS finished with 13 hits, with two each from Savannah Cooper, Channah Gannon, Cheyenny Vickers and Katelyn Davis. On the mound, Davis pitched through all four innings, striking out eight and only allowing one hit.
Westwood soccer defeats Liberty
Traveling to Shelbyville Monday, April 15, for a matchup with Liberty, Westwood Middle soccer returned home with a 2-1 victory.
Caleb Cargile notched both the of the Rockets' goals, with two assists from Lex Dodson.
Westwood tennis falls to Shelbyville
Westwood Middle tennis was back in action Monday, April 15, hitting the road to take on Shelbyville. Both the boys' and girls' teams fell, with the Rockets losing 6-1 and the Lady Rockets 4-3.
In the boys' competition, Westwood's solo win came in doubles from the team of Jeffrey Hale and Caelan Decker (6-2).
On the girls' side, the Lady Rockets picked up singles wins from Rylea McNamara (6-2) and Anna Johnson (6-2). In doubles, the team of McNamara and Johnson won 6-4.
CMS golf blows out North Franklin
Coffee Middle golf was back at its home course Monday, April 15, to square off with North Franklin. CMS finished strong on the links to earn a 10.5-1.5 victory.
The team of Zach Tidwell and Avery Hill picked up three flags. Austin Dockery and Kolby McCormick added another two. Cadie Prater, Kira Jarrell and Maggie Crouch earned 2.5 flags. Madison Winn and Liza Freeze added the last three.
WMS golf edges past South Franklin
Taking on South Franklin Monday, April 15 at Willowbrook, Westwood Middle golf picked up a close 6.5-5.5 victory.
The team of Araya Hughes and Marli Miller earned one flag. Lyndsey Paschall and Leah Kate Sullivan notched two. Evan Michael Eidson and Danny Hawkins brought in another two flags. Neither team had a fourth team competing, splitting the final three flags between both schools at 1.5 each.