Sophie McInturff

Sophie McInturff heads into the home stretch of the middle school girls' race at Old Stone Fort Park on Tuesday, September 10. McInturff's seventh-place finish in Saturday's sectional meet at Riverdale qualified her for states.

CHS cross country competes at Sewanee meet

Central High School cross country traveled to St. Andrews-Sewanee on Friday, September 27, to take part in the Mountain Lion Invitational. 

In the boys' race, Jacob Rutledge took first place overall with a finishing time of 18:43. Garret Masters followed in fourth place at 20:41. Ethan Welch took eighth with a time of 21:10, ahead of Bodey Todd's 10th-place finish at 21:30 to round out the Raiders' top-ten finishes.

The girls' race featured three Lady Raider runners. Patricia Barrera was the top finisher in sixth place at a time of 25 minutes flat. She was followed by Nayeli Cano in 14th place at 27:09. Zoe Mills took 18th place with a time of 29:07.

Westwood cross country grabs top spots at Sewanee

Westwood Middle School cross country also competed at the St. Andrew's Sewanee Mountain Lion Invitational on Friday. The Rockets and Lady Rockets dominated the middle school division with a pair of first-place finishes. 

Nico Sanfilippo took the top spot in the boys' race with a first-place finish at a time of 14:27. Caleb Cargile followed with a fourth-place finish at 15:47. Up next was Jamie Barrera in sixth place at a time of 16:01, just ahead of Lane Fann in seventh place at 16:07 to round out the top 10 for the Rockets. 

In the girls' race, Lady Rocket Rylea McNamara took first place with a time of 16:06. Jennifer Sanchez followed in fourth place at 18:07, just ahead of Raygan Dubbler in fifth place at 18:28. Kimberly Garcia crossed the line in ninth place at 20:19, with Melissa Garcia in tenth place at 21:36 to round out the top 10. 

CMS cross country competes at sectional, earns state qualifier

Coffee County Middle School cross country sent runners to Murfreesboro on Saturday, September 28, to take part in the TMSAA Sectional meet at Riverdale High School. CMS featured 11 runners total and Sophie McInturff earned a spot in the upcoming state meet. 

McInturff finished in seventh place at a time 13:41.52. She was followed by Bailey Kitts at 17:04.48, Ella Arnold at 17:50.15 and Mary Lynn Colter at 22:45.32.

In the boys' race, the Red Raiders were led by Samuel Medina in 40th place with a time of 13:20.48. He was followed by Bradley Escue at 13:55.28, Lucas Beaty at 13:57.74, Hunter Chapman at 14:26.15, Zander Gomez at 14:37.49, Skylar Releford at 18:15.06 and Cole Bryan at 18:32.19.

McInturff was the only CMS runner to qualify for states. 

CHS volleyball freshmen team wins Tullahoma tournament

Central High School volleyball's freshmen team traveled down to Tullahoma for a tournament on Saturday, September 28. The Lady Raiders went 4-1 on the day to claim the tournament title. 

CHS began the day with a loss to Covenant Academy of Huntsville, Ala. The girls bounced back to defeat Enrichment Fellowship of Tullahoma and then closed out pool play with a win over Franklin County. 

In the semifinals, the Lady Raiders defeated the host Lady Cats to set up a finals rematch with Covenant Academy. CHS got its revenge with a three-set match victory to win the tournament. 

Bass fishing competes at state trail event

The Coffee County Youth Bass Club was back in action on Saturday, September 28, for the season's first Tennessee Bass Nation High School/Youth State Trail Event. The competition was held at Dale Hollow Lake.

The team of Branson and Dawson Wells was the only Coffee County boat in the competition and took 41st place with two fish weighing in at 3.19 lbs.