Nico Sanfilippo

Westwood soccer's Nico Sanfilippo added a goal for the Rockets in the second half against St. Andrew's-Sewanee Thursday. 

CHS soccer falls to Shelbyville

Coming off a road loss to Lincoln County Tuesday, April 9, Central High School soccer was unable to get back in the win column Thursday, April 11. Taking on Shelbyville, the Raiders went down early but couldn't retake control in a 2-1 loss.

"I thought we played really well for the most part. We had a couple of breakdowns," Coach Robert Harper said. "I was really happy with how we came back and tied the game up."

Shelbyville took an early 1-0 lead in the first and held CHS scoreless through intermission. The Raiders notched the tying goal early in the second when Briggs Haithcock knocked a header into the net off a connection from Leo Suarez.

Tied at one, the Golden Eagles retook the lead on a penalty kick with under 20 minutes to play and handed the Raiders a loss.

"Just gotta put this game behind us and build off the good things we did," Harper said. "Couple breaks the other way and this could've easily gone the other way."

CMS baseball blanks Harris

Two days removed from a blowout win over Cannon County, Coffee Middle baseball ran it back Thursday, April 11 on the road at Harris. The Raiders went up early and didn't allow a single Harris run in 17-0 victory. 

Jacob Holder had a standout night on the mound, pitching a no-hitter through the five-inning game and striking out ten in the process.

At the plate, CMS got it started with a five-run first inning. In the game's second at-bat, Cole Pippenger drove in Dayne Crosslin on a line drive double to left field to put the Raiders up 1-0. Up 2-0 later in the first, Jack Anderson knocked a hard ground ball to right field to bring Holder and Hayden Garr home. The Raiders added one more run from England Bryan to end the inning.

After taking off for eight more in the second, CMS racked up four more runs through the third and fourth innings to put the game out of reach for Harris.

The Raiders finished with 21 hits, led by Holder with four.


Westwood baseball falls to Fayetteville City

Westwood Middle baseball traveled to Fayetteville Thursday, April 11 for its finial road game of the year. The Rockets were held to a single run and returned to Manchester with a 14-1 loss. 

Westwood's solo run came in the top of the first inning from Trevor Jesse. Fayetteville responded in the bottom of the inning, taking off for five runs to take the lead.

The Rockets finished with three hits, two from Jayden Carter and one from Jonathan Nelson. 

Westwood softball routs Fayetteville City

Westwood Middle School softball wasted no time taking the lead Thursday, April 11 in Fayetteville. The Lady Rockets jumped out for seven runs in the first inning on the way to a 14-2 blowout victory. 

Lilee Scott set Westwood up on the game's fourth at-bat, connecting on a grounder to shortstop and driving in Audri Patton and Paisley Campbell. After adding another five through the rest of the first, the Lady Rockets piled on another five in the second inning to go up by double digits. 

Harris was unable to recover and the game ended after four innings. 

Westwood finished with 14 hits, led by Emma Kidder with four. Kidder also pitched through all four innings, striking out seven while surrendering one hit and two runs.  

Westwood soccer defeats St. Andrew's

Westwood Middle soccer was back at home Thursday, April 11 to take on St. Andrew's Sewanee. The Rockets knocked in a goal in both halves for a 2-0 victory. 

"I thought we looked good. We were organized like I had planned to be and got the ball out wide," Coach Jonathan Graf said. "We put it in front of the goal and good things happened."

Lex Dodson put Westwood on the board early in the first half. Nico Sanfilippo knocked in another one for the Rockets later in the second.

Westwood tennis splits with St. Andrew's

Traveling to Sewanee Thursday, April 11, Westwood Middle tennis picked up a 5-1 win for the Lady Rockets. On the boys' side, the Rockets were unable to win a match in a 7-0 loss.

In girls' singles, Westwood had wins from Rylea McNamara (6-2), Anna Johnson (6-0)and Ocean Sanfilippo (6-0). In doubles, the team of McNamara and Sanfilippo won 6-0. The team of Johnson and Sarah Khan also won their match 6-2.


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