Lady Raiders defeat Rebelettes at home

Central High School volleyball returned home to Joe Frank Patch Gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 5, to take on district foe Franklin County. The Lady Raiders did not surrender a set for a 3-0 match win.

A close start to the first set saw CHS and Franklin County tied at 10-10 early on. The Lady Raiders began to break away and picked up six straight points before the Rebelettes got back on the board. Ahead 16-11, CHS gave up two more Franklin County points to win 25-13.

The Rebelettes once again kept it close in the second. Near its start the Lady Raiders held an 11-7 lead, but Franklin County went on a 6-3 scoring run to tighten the CHS lead to 14-13.

The Lady Raiders were able to halt the Rebelettes' advance and stayed ahead for a 25-20 set victory.

In the third, the Lady Raiders regained some of the control demonstrated in the first set and won 25-16 to claim the match. 

The team had 11 aces, with five from Lexi Bryan. In kills, Kiya Ferrell led the way with 10 of the Lady Raiders' 34. Ferrell also led the team in digs with six of 18 total. Amanda Mukai took the lead in assists with 16 of the girls' 34. 

CHS soccer ties with Shelbyville

Central High School girls' soccer traveled to Shelbyville on Thursday, September 5, to take on the Golden Eaglettes. The Lady Raiders drew even with their district opponent in a 3-3 final. 

Shelbyville got on the board first 12 minutes into the game. Katie Cotten hit the equalizer 12 minutes later with an assist from Reyna Flores.

Two minutes later, the Lady Raiders took the lead off a shot from Kyleigh Harner with Marley Perry on the assist. Shelbyville responded later in the 32nd minute to again tie the game at two.

In the second half, Jayda Wright shot a free kick into the net in the 60th minute to give CHS a 3-2 advantage. The Golden Eaglettes responded nine minutes later to again tie the game. This was the game's final goal. 

CHS golf falls to Shelbyville

Central High School golf returned home to Willowbrook on Thursday, September 5, to take on Shelbyville. Both the boys' and girls' teams fell in the match. 

The Red Raiders fell in their match 173-167. Logan Hale and Chris Robinson led the boys' effort with scores of 40. Chase Hancock followed with a 42. David O'Connor finished with a 51, ahead of Avery Hill's 63. Caleb Jarrell finished the day with a 65. 

On the girls' side, the Lady Raiders were led by Maggie Crouch with a score of 56. Cadie Prater followed with a score of 62.

Westwood football defeats Community

Westwood Middle School football was back on the road on Thursday, September 5, for a trip to Unionville to take on Community. The Rockets returned to Manchester with a 22-10 win. 

After Westwood took the lead off a 60-yard run to the end zone on the game's first play, Brayden Dixon followed later in the first quarter with another touchdown. Dixon added a two-point conversion to give the Rockets an early 14-0 lead. 

In the second quarter, another touchdown from Jayden Carter with a two-point conversion from Izick Sierra put the Rockets up 22-0 at halftime. 

Community got on the board in the second half, but strong defense from Westwood held off the Vikings to preserve the win.

CMS soccer falls to Tullahoma

Coffee County Middle School girls' soccer was back home on Thursday, September 5, to take on Tullahoma. The Lady Raiders were unable to find a goal in a 3-0 loss. 

The Lady Cats led 2-0 at halftime off two goals in the first 20 minutes of play.

In the second half, a Tullahoma goal in the 45th minute brought out the game's final score. 

CMS keeper Sydney Gilley finished the evening with seven saves. 

High School, middle school cross country teams compete at Webb

Central High School, Coffee County Middle School and Westwood Middle School cross country all traveled to Bell Buckle on Thursday, September 5, for a meet at the Webb School. 

At the high school level, Jacob Rutledge secured an individual first-place finish for CHS in the boys' race at a time of 18:53.75. Patricia Barrera was the top finisher for the CHS girls with a fifth-place finish at 25:12.81

The middle school Lady Raiders were led by Sophie McInturff with a first-place finish. Lucas Beaty led the CMS boys with a fifth-place finish.

Westwood was led in the boys' race by Nico Sanfilippo with a sixth-place finish. On the girls' side, the Lady Rockets were led by Ryleah McNamera with a 17th-place finish.