Several area sports teams saw action Tuesday evening (March 12) at both the high school and middle school level. Following a Monday postponement, Central High School softball opened its season on the road at Shelbyville. Central High School boys' soccer also traveled for a matchup with Ooltewah.
At Coffee County Middle, baseball and softball hosted Harris, while CMS tennis took on Tullahoma at Coffee County Raider Academy.
Westwood Middle School softball had its home opener against Fayettville, while the WMS boys' soccer team traveled for a conference matchup against Riverside Christian.
Lady Raiders rout Shelbyville in season opener
CHS softball wasted no time defending its 2018 region title. Taking on Shelbyville, the Lady Raiders won the district matchup 13-1.
Sarah West got CHS on the board in the top of the first before the Golden Eaglettes tied it off a solo homer from Lexie Taylor in the same inning. Shelbyville was unable to reach home plate the rest of the night.
The Lady Raiders added an additional two runs in the third from Ashley Evans and Kyla Craig and they were just getting started.
CHS added an addition four runs in fourth, one in the fifth and five in the seventh, finishing with 14 hits to Shelbyville's three. Haley Richardson led the way with four hits, just ahead of Evans's three. Both Richardson and Evans finished with five RBIs.
On the mound, Keri Munn pitched through all seven innings and finished with five strikeouts.
Raiders soccer falls to Ooltewah
One day after picking up a 2-0 win at Warren County to open its regular season, Central High School boys' soccer traveled to the Chattanooga area for a match against Ooltewah High School.
The Owls scored the game's only goal of the night in the 10th minute to claim a 1-0 victory over the Red Raiders.
CHS tennis drops Lawrence County
Central High School tennis traveled to Lawrenceburg Tuesday to open its 2019 season. Both the boys' and girls' started the year strong, with a 7-0 boys' victory and a 5-2 win for the girls.
In singles, the Raiders picked up wins from Landon Booth (6-0), Tyler Rigney (8-1), Johnathan Welch (8-1), Benedict Edinger (8-3), Jonah Rollman (8-5) and Jaden Talley (8-6).
In doubles, the team of Rollman and Rigney won their match 8-2, followed by Edinger and Talley with an 8-4 victory.
The Lady Raiders picked up singles wins from Lauren Perry (8-0), Emma Fulks (8-0) and Wren Lawson (8-3). In doubles, the the team of Perry and Fulks won 8-1, with the team of Lawson and Natalie Elzeer winning 8-5.
CMS baseball shuts down Harris at home
The Red Raider pitchers had another impressive showing Tuesday night. Hosting Harris Middle, Jacob Holder and Aiden Robertson held the Eagles hitless in an 8-0 CMS victory.
The Raiders took off for a 6-0 lead after two innings, with three runs each in the first and second. Two more CMS runs came in the bottom of the sixth to cap off the shutout and improve their record to 5-0.
Holder pitched six innings and struck out 12 Eagle batters. Robertson came in as a reliever in the seventh and brought in an additional strikeout.
At the plate, the Raiders finished with seven hits, led by England Bryan with two.
CMS softball stays undefeated with Harris blowout
Coffee Middle softball took off early in its game against Harris and didn't look back. A nine-run Lady Raider first inning put the team up early and helped set up a 13-0 rout of the Lady Eagles.
CMS Pitcher Katelyn Davis pitched all four innings of the mercy rule shortened game, finishing with six strikeouts and allowing one hit.
The Lady Raider bats combined for 13 hits, led by Savannah Cooper with three.
WMS Baseball splits Moore County doubleheader
Westwood Middle School baseball welcomed Moore County to Manchester Tuesday night. Playing a doubleheader, the Rockets won the first game 4-2, followed by a 5-3 loss to the Blue Raiders in game 2.
Westwood battled back from a 2-1 deficit in the first game with a three-run fourth inning to take the lead. Dylen Trail led the boys at the plate with two hits and the game's final run. Raiden Sain earned the win on the mound.
In the second game, the Rockets took an early 3-2 lead before Moore County scored the tying run in the third inning. The Blue Raiders added another two runs in the fifth to hand Westwood a loss.
Sain, Jayden Carter and Timothy Henderson all finished with one hit each.
WMS softball shuts down Fayetteville in home opener
Westwood softball was back in Manchester Tuesday night for the team's home opener. Taking on Fayetteville, the Lady Rockets took off for a 12-2 victory over the Lady Tigers.
Westwood finished the night with 12 hits, led by Emmalise Rymer with three. Emma Kidder pitched six innings, striking out eight and allowing two hits.
Westwood soccer beats Riverside Christian
The Rockets solid start to the season continued Tuesday night in Fayetteville. Six first half goals blew the game open on the way to 7-0 Westwood victory.
Lex Dodson and Ian Weldon finished with two goals each. Dodson also had an assist. Nico Sanfilipo brought in a goal and had a pair of assists. Izick Sierra and Elijah McCoy each finished with a one goal. Adam Gann added a single assist.
CMS tennis opens season with win over Tullahoma
Coffee Middle Tennis welcomed crosstown rival Tullahoma to Coffee County Raider Academy for the team's first match of the season. Both the Raiders and Lady Raiders started 2019 in the win column, with the boys going 6-2 on the evening and the girls finishing 5-0 in match play.
The CMS boys swept singles play, with Nolan Sussen winning 6-0, Xander Blomquist 6-1, Liam Brown 6-1, Krish Patel 6-2 and Matthew Blomquist 6-3.
In doubles, Brown and Sussen battled through a tiebreaker to pick up a 12-10 win.
On the girls' side, the Lady Raiders swept the Lady Cats, finishing with three singles wins and two for doubles.
In singles, Morgan Tinsley and Claire Rondolet both blanked their opponent 6-0, with Savannah Blackburn winning 6-1.
The doubles duo of Lauren Hogan and Raelin Tucker won 6-1, followed by another 6-1 victory for Blackburn and Kyra Sherrill.