Hayden Skipper

Hayden Skipper held Franklin County scoreless through his six innings on the mound Tuesday, striking out 11 and surrendering two hits.

CHS baseball holds off Franklin County

Central High School baseball hosted Franklin County Tuesday, April 16 for a district matchup at Powers Field. The Red Raiders went up early and held off a late Rebel push to claim a 4-3 victory. 

CHS got on the board in the bottom of the second inning when Kael McCall ran in from third base on a ground out from Brady Nugent. Hayden Skipper added another in the next inning off a hard grounder from McCall. 

After the Raiders added two more in the fourth inning from Owen Neel and Braden Brown, Franklin County broke out for three runs in the top of the seventh on no outs. 

CHS held it down after the third Rebel run, earning three outs on the next four at-bats to seal the win. 

The team finished with eight hits, led by Skipper and McCall with two each. On the mound, Skipper had a strong showing through the first six innings, striking out nine while allowing only two Franklin County hits. Griffin Meeker came in on relief in the seventh and gave up one hit.

CHS soccer dropped by Columbia

Central High School soccer hosted Columbia Tuesday, April 16, for a district showdown. The Raiders were unable to avenge an earlier loss, falling to 4-2 to the Lions.

Columbia notched the game's first goal on a penalty kick, with Briggs Haithcock responding a few minutes later with the tying goal.

After finishing the first half still tied at 1-1, Columbia added another early in the second before Felix Salinas tied it at 2-2 off an assist from Haithcock. The Lions added another pair of goals through the game's remainder to hand the Raiders a loss.

CMS baseball breaks past Tullahoma

Coffee Middle baseball hosted conference rival Tullahoma Tuesday, April 16. After the Wildcats scored a pair of runs in the top of the first, the Red Raiders took off in the bottom of the inning for a 13-4 victory. 

After Dayne Crosslin scored on a wild pitch during Hayden Garr's at-bat, Garr proceeded to knock a line drive to center field for a single. The shot brought in Cole Pippenger and Jacob Holder to make it a 3-2 ballgame. 

Tullahoma briefly tied the game at 3-3 in the third inning. CMS got back in front in the bottom of the third when Jack Anderson was walked with the bases loaded, sending home Cole Pippenger.

The Raiders took off for nine more runs through the game's remainder and held the Wildcats to just one more. 

The team finished with six hits, three each from Garr and Holder. On the mound, Holder pitched through the first four innings, earning eight strikeouts while surrendering three hits and three runs. Anderson came in on relief, finishing with two strikeouts, four hits and one run.

CMS softball beats Tullahoma 1-0 in no-hitter

It was low scoring, but Coffee Middle softball earned the win Tuesday, April 16 over conference rival Tullahoma. Chesnie Cox scored the game's only run in the bottom of the first to give the Lady Raiders a 1-0 victory. 

Cox came home on an error at third base during Cheyenny Vickers' at-bat to put CMS up. 

Katelyn Davis had a strong day on the mound despite the low offensive production, throwing a no-hitter to secure the victory. Davis finished the game with 11 strikeouts.

The Lady Raiders finished with two hits, one each from Vickers and Davis.