Matalyn Goney

Matalyn Goney prepares to return the ball in the second set Thursday against Warren County. The Lady Rockets fell in both sets to lose the match 0-2.

CHS golf competes at Golden Classic

Central High School golf was back at its home course of Willowbrook on Wednesday, August 28, to host the Golden Classic Invitational. Both the boys' and girls' teams fell behind against the competitive fields.

The Red Raiders finished the day with a team score of 358. The boys' division top finisher was Signal Mountain with a score of 283. Cookeville took second place with a 309, followed by Oakland in third with a 358.

In the girls' competition, the Lady Raiders finished the day with a 298. Cleveland took first place with a score of 163. Tullahoma came in second with a 166. Milan followed in third with a 173.

Westwood volleyball falls to Warren County

Westwood Middle School volleyball was back on the court on Wednesday, August 28, to take on Warren County. Despite some improvements, the Lady Rockets fell in straight sets for an 0-2 loss. 

"I thought they played better than they ever had actually, within our court," Coach Kinda Baxter said. "They couldn't get their serves in and there were several of the other team's serves that went out and we touched them, so we lost that too."

Warren County jumped out to a large lead in the first set, before Westwood began to close part of the gap. The Lady Rockets could only climb back so far to finish the set down 13-25.

In the second, the Lady Pioneers jumped out to another early advantage, but Westwood was able to string together points and keep the set closer. With Warren ahead 15-5 midway through, the Lady Rockets were able to tighten it to 23-18. The girls were unable to close any more of the deficit and fell 18-25 in the second.

The loss put the young Lady Rockets at 0-3 on the season. Despite the record, Baxter said that the older team members have been great leaders for the more inexperienced players so far.

"The older ones have taken the younger ones under their wing and trying to teach them," Baxter explained. "They want to leave the sixth graders knowing what to do and I like their leadership a lot."

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