CHS softball falls to Lincoln County
Central High School softball traveled to Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 9, for a district matchup with Lincoln County. A tight game, Lincoln County had a little more luck at the plate to hand CHS a 3-2 loss, their first loss in district play this season.
The Lady Falcons got on the board first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second. CHS responded with two in the top of the third. Keri Munn set it up with a line drive to left field to bring in Haidyn Campbell and Katie Rutledge, tying the game at 2-2.
Lincoln County scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth on an error by Olivia Evans. CHS was unable to find another and returned home with a loss.
Munn pitched through the whole game for the Lady Raiders, striking out four while surrendering seven hits and three runs. At the plate, the team finished with eight runs, led by Munn with three.
CHS soccer dropped by Lincoln County
Traveling to Fayetteville to take on Lincoln County, Central High School soccer fell behind and couldn't retake control in 2-1 district loss.
After a scoreless first half, the Falcons added a pair of goals early in the second to take a 2-0 lead. Briggs Haithcock scored the Raiders' only goal on a free kick to avoid the shutout.
CHS tennis splits with Shelbyville
Central High School tennis hosted Shelbyville Tuesday, April 9, at Raider Academy for a district matchup. The boys picked up a close 4-3 win while the girls lost their series 4-3.
In boys' singles, the Raiders picked up wins from Jaden Talley (8-0), Jonah Rollman (8-4), Johnathan Welch (8-4) and Landon Booth (8-4). The boys lost both doubles matches.
On the girls' side, the Lady Raiders picked up singles wins from Lauren Perry (8-5) and Wren Lawson (8-5). The team of Perry and Emma Fulks added the lone doubles win (8-2).
CMS baseball routs Cannon County
Taking on Cannon County at home Tuesday, April 9, Coffee Middle baseball took an early lead and didn't look back in a 19-3 4.5-inning victory.
The Raiders got on the board in the bottom of the second, starting when Hayden Garr stole home to put CMS up 1-0. Aiden Robertson followed with a line drive to center field, bringing in Nolan Jernigan. On the next at-bat, Cole Bryce repeated the line drive to center, sending home Jack Anderson and Robertson to finish the inning up 4-0.
CMS continued to push ahead, scoring three more in the next inning before exploding for 12 in the bottom of the fourth.
The Raiders took off for 22 hits, led by Anderson and Jernigan with four each. Robertson pitched through the whole game for CMS, striking out nine while allowing four hits and three runs.
Westwood baseball falls to Community
Traveling to Unionville Tuesday, April 9, Westwood Middle baseball fought back from an early deficit but fell just short in a 7-6 loss to Community.
Down 5-0 in the top of the third, the Rockets got on the board when Trevor Jesse scored. Westwood continued to climb back in the fifth and sixth innings, adding a trio of runs from Brayden Trail and Jaiden Warren.
The Rockets tied it at 6-6 in the top of the seventh off a pair of runs from Jayden Carter and Raiden Sain, but Community scored the game winner in the bottom of the inning off a wild pitch.
Carter led Westwood at the plate with two hits.
CMS tennis defeats Shelbyville
Traveling to Shelbyville Tuesday, April 9, Coffee Middle tennis picked up a pair of road wins. The Red Raiders won their matches 4-3 and the Lady Raiders added a 6-4 victory.
The boys' team picked up singles wins from Krish Patel (6-4), Liam Brown (7-5) and Nolan Sussen (7-5). In doubles, the team of Patel and Matthew Blomquist won their matchup 7-5.
In girls' singles, CMS notched wins from Lauren Hogan (6-3), Morgan Tinsley (6-0), Kyra Sherrill (6-2) and Stella Orames (6-1). In doubles, the team of Savannah Blackburn and Claire Rondolet won 6-4. The team of Sherrill and Orames also won their match 6-1.