Coffee County

CHS volleyball suffers first loss at Columbia

Central High School volleyball made the trek to Columbia Central on Tuesday, August 27, to take on the Lady Lions. The Lady Raiders played four competitive sets, but returned home with a 1-3 loss. 

This was the team's first defeat of the 2019 regular season. 

CHS narrowly lost the first set 23-25, but returned the favor in the second with a 25-23 win. Tied at 1-1, the Lady Raiders dropped the third set 17-25 to give the Lady Lions an advantage. In the decisive fourth set, CHS kept it closer but could not keep the match alive in a 20-25 loss.

Kiya Ferrell led the Lady Raiders in three statistical categories, with four of their nine aces, 11 of their 34 kills and 13 of their 52 digs. Lexi Bryan came right behind in kills with 10, while Maddie Husted followed Ferrell with 12 digs of her own. Amanda Mukai had 16 of the team's 27 assists.

The JV team played a strong match for a 2-0 victory, with set wins of 25-8 and 25-15.


CMS soccer gets first win of the season against South Franklin

Coffee County Middle School girls' soccer traveled to Winchester on Tuesday, August 27, to take on South Franklin. The Lady Raiders battled back from an early deficit to win their first game of the season 2-1. 

South Franklin took a 1-0 lead in the first half, which took longer than usual due to a 30-minute rain delay. 

CMS responded in the second half with a pair of goals from Andrea Lopez to put the team ahead. Lopez's goals were two of only three Lady Raider shots on goal throughout the game.

On the defensive side, keeper Sydney Gilley helped CMS stay ahead with nine saves over the course of the night.

The victory was the first for new Lady Raider head coach Tiffany McCormick.