CHS soccer defeats Franklin County

Central High School girls' soccer traveled to Winchester on Thursday, August 22, to take on Franklin County. The Lady Raiders held on for a 2-1 victory to move to 2-0 on the season. 

Katie Cotten got the Lady Raiders on the board in the second half off a cross from Anna Amado. After the Rebelettes responded with a goal a few minutes later, Cotten netted a second shot with 14 minutes left to put CHS ahead. Jenna Garretson assisted on the second goal off a free kick from outside the penalty area. 

The JV team lost its game 2-1. 

Westwood football falls to Forrest

Westwood Middle School football traveled to Forrest on Thursday, August 22, for a conference game. The Rockets were held to one touchdown in a 30-6 loss. 

Forrest jumped out to an early lead in the first half. In the second quarter, Brayden Dixon ran 35 yards to the end zone to put the Rockets on the board. 

At halftime, the Rockets trailed 22-6. Forrest scored another eight points in the second half to finish it off. 

CMS volleyball sweeps North Franklin doubleheader

Coffee County Middle School volleyball was back at home on Thursday, August 22, for a doubleheader with North Franklin. Both the varsity and JV Lady Raiders won each of their matches to go 4-0 on the evening. 

CMS won both varsity matches by scores of 2-0. In the first game of the first match, the Lady Raiders bounced back from a 5-0 deficit to win 25-14. 

A closely-contested second set followed that saw CMS fall behind the Lady Gators after an 8-0 start. Down 19-16 later on, the Lady Raiders tied it and took the lead on the back of strong serving from Savannah Cooper. The team held on to win the second set 25-20.

"I thought that our first game was very good. Our second game was a little shaky. One thing that we're really focusing on is consistency," Coach Tori Taylor said after the first match. "That's something that we're struggling with, but I think that comes with experience."

The varsity team held on through both sets of its second match by scores of 25-21 and 25-20 to again win 2-0.

On the JV side, the Lady Raiders won their first match 2-0 and won their second match 2-1. 

CMS soccer falls to Warren County

Coffee County Middle School girls' soccer traveled to McMinnville on Thursday, August 22, to take on Warren County. The varsity Lady Raiders were unable to find a goal in a 4-0 loss. 

CMS trailed Warren County 0-1 at halftime, but gave up an additional three in the second. Despite the score, keeper Sydney Gilley had an impressive night with 12 saves. Sadie Moore and Andrea Lopez had shots on goal. 

Due to bad weather, the JV game was moved inside to the Warren County practice facility to play six-on-six soccer. The Lady Raiders lost their match 2-1. 

Jasmine Norris scored the JV team's lone goal.

Westwood soccer falls to Cascade in weather-shortened game

Westwood Middle School girls' soccer was back on the pitch on Thursday, August 22, to take on Cascade. The Lady Rockets fell 2-0 after a lightning cancellation ended the second half early. 

Cascade scored a pair of goals in the third minute and in the 15th minute to jump ahead in the first.

The Lady Rocket offense went on the attack in the first ten minutes of the second half, with two shot attempts on goal. A nearby lightning strike with 19 minutes left to play brought the game to a close. 

Despite the final result, Westwood keeper Hollanne Willoughby finished the first half with 12 saves.