Ben Reid

Ben Reid stands in front of his retired jersey with CHS coach Robert Harper. Reid became the newest former Raider to receive the honor Tuesday night.

CHS soccer falls to Lincoln County, retires number

Central High School soccer was back at home Tuesday, April 23 to take on Lincoln County. The Red Raiders went down early and didn't get back ahead in a 2-1 loss. 

The Falcons scored a pair of goals in the first half to take a 2-0 lead at halftime. Early in the second, Briggs Haithcock got the Raiders on the board off a corner kick feed from Felix Salinas. CHS was unable to find another through the game's remainder and finished with a loss.

Prior to Tuesday's game, the Raiders held a short ceremony to retire former player Ben Reid's jersey number. Reid, a 2018 graduate of CHS, had a standout career and was a first team All-State defender.

"It's a crazy thought process, I still haven't wrapped my head around it yet," Reid said. "I never went out there for awards, I went out there with my brothers every day."

Reid was also named the 2017 District 8-AAA Defender of the Year and won the 2017 Tennessean Sportsmanship Award.

"Probably the best defender we've ever had," Coach Robert Harper said. "Just an incredibly important part of our program for four years."

WMS softball gets past Liberty, advances in tourney

Westwood Middle School softball opened up postseason play in the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament Tuesday, April 23, with a home matchup against Liberty. The Lady Rockets climbed back from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Liberty 4-3 and advance to the next round.

After surrendering three runs in the top of the second, Westwood got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Lillee Scott got it started by scoring on an error at second base. Later in the inning, Emma Kidder was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing home Kara Beth Patton to make it a 3-2 ballgame.

Patton later scored the tying run in the bottom of the sixth off a bunt from Emmalise Raymer. Cali Clark came in on the next at-bat to put the Lady Rockets ahead. Liberty was unable to respond and Westwood secured a spot in the DRVC tournament second round.

The girls finished with five hits, one each from Patton, Clark, Raymer, Scott and Brooklyn Blake. Kidder pitched through the whole game, striking out five and surrendering seven hits and three runs. 

CMS golf falls to Tullahoma

Coffee Middle School golf traveled to Lakewood Country Club Tuesday, April 23, to take on Tullahoma. CMS was unable to pick up the road win, falling 8.5-3.5.

The pair of Zach Tidwell and Avery Hill picked up 1.5 flags. Kira Jarrell and Maggie Crouch finished with one flag. Liza Freeze, Madison Winn and Caddie Prater also picked up one flag for the evening. 

Westwood golf falls to Fayetteville

Westwood Middle School golf hit the road Tuesday, April 22, traveling to Pebble Creek Golf Course to take on Fayetteville. The team was unable to pick up a win, falling to Fayetteville 9-3.

The team of Araya Hayes and Marli Miller secured 1.5 flags. The other 1.5 flags came from the split of a forfeit match.