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About: Chris Austin


    Chris AustinChris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
    Email: chris_austin24@yahoo.com



Chris Austin's Articles:

    Instant Peay Play: APSU Softball’s Danielle Liermann has strong case for OVC honors

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Danielle Liermann has put together one of the best freshman campaigns in school history for the Governors softball program and with the 2016 season coming to an end this week has made a strong case for being considered for several Ohio Valley Conference honors.

    With three games left on this year’s schedule, Liermann – a 5-7, third baseman from Simi Valley, CA – is hitting .369, with nine doubles, a triple and six home runs.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Lidia Yanes Garcia’s historic double-up on OVC honors could be just the start

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s tennis team has had several outstanding players over the years, but none accomplished what Lidia Yanes Garcia did as a freshman.

    This past week Garcia became the first women’s tennis player in Ohio Valley Conference history to take both the OVC Player of the Year and OVC Freshman of the Year honors, while being First-Team All-OVC along with her twin sister Claudia Yanes Garcia.

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    Instant Peay Play: OVC spring championships open this week with APSU Tennis, Women’s Golf

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This week begins the Ohio Valley Conference’s spring championship season for Austin Peay State University’s spring sports, with both the men’s and women’s tennis teams along with the women’s golf team opening their respective championship tournaments.

    The women’s golf team will open the week’s action April 18th through April 20th at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove, in Owens Cross Road, AL.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Football scrimmages have Govs showing promise with up-tempo style

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU Sports - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When Will Healy was hired as the new football coach at Austin Peay State University back in December he said he wanted to win and win sooner than later.

    Now three weeks into his first spring practice at the helm, and two scrimmages in the books, it looks like the Governors are starting to get the up-tempo style of offense.

    Running around 90-to-100 plays in both scrimmages the Govs playmakers have shown they can handle the quicker paced offensive style, putting up solid numbers – both in the running game, that isn’t a surprise – but also in the passing game that has been as best inconsistent the past several years.

    Austin Peay football running backs are averaging 4.8 yards per rush through the first two scrimmages.

    Austin Peay football running backs are averaging 4.8 yards per rush through the first two scrimmages.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball Govs hitting their stride with Southeast Missouri showdown looming

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team has been putting up some impressive numbers the past couple of weeks, as a big showdown with Ohio Valley Conference favorite Southeast Missouri looms this weekend.

    The Governors (16-10, 8-4 OVC) enter the week having won seven of their last eight games, averaging 10.8 runs per games, with mid-week matchups at Middle Tennessee on April 5th, followed by a home game versus Western Kentucky on April 6th at Charles C. Hand Park before Southeast Missouri comes to Clarksville for a Friday-Saturday-Sunday (April 8th-10th) OVC series.

    Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Kacy Acree on a rare hitting run for APSU Softball

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Over the past 17 years, hitting streaks for players on Austin Peay State University’s softball team have been on the shorter side — usually six or seven games — but current Governors player Kacy Acree is on the verge of the best hitting streak by an APSU player this century.

    Going into this season, only four Govs have reached double-figure games during their hit streaks since 2000 – Jennifer Simpkins (11 games) in 2004, Ashley Taylor (11 games) in 2008, Lauren de Castro (13 games) in 2012, Kayla Davidson (10 games) in 2013 and now Acree this season, with her current 12-game hit streak.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Football is ready to start fresh with start of spring practice

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will open its first spring practice under new head coach Will Healy, March 21st, with what hopes to be the next step in getting the program out of the second division of the Ohio Valley Conference.

    Over the next 34 days, culminating with the Red and White Game on April 23rd, Healy and his staff will have a lot of their plate.

    Austin Peay Governors football begins spring practice.

    Austin Peay Governors football begins spring practice.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors facing Kansas, history in NCAA Tournament

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After making a history-making run through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last week, Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team will have to face a history making challenge once again in the NCAA Tournament.

    The Governors (18-17) were the first eighth-seed to win the OVC Tournament championship, winning four games in four days, but now a bigger undertaking awaits them as a 16-seed and having to go up against the NCAA Tournament’s overall number-one seed Kansas (30-4).

    Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

    Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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    Instant Peay Play: March Madness returns to APSU

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – For the first time since the 2007-08 season March Madness has found its way back to Clarksville and Austin Peay with the Governors making a magical run through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament to earn the conference’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament field of 68 teams.

    And it was the magic night after night that the NCAA plays up this time of year that seemed to power Austin Peay, with the Govs playing four games in a span of 71 hours against four higher seeds – who had up until the tournament – had posted a 5-0 record against Austin Peay this season.

    Austin Peay Governors bench celebrates defeating the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks during the second half of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

    Austin Peay Governors bench celebrates defeating the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks during the second half of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Chris Horton finally gets a shot at postseason play, history

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – For the past four seasons Austin Peay basketball player Chris Horton has been one of the best players in Ohio Valley Conference history to not make the postseason, well that all changed February 27th with the Governors earning a spot in the postseason for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

    Just how good has Horton been? Well, let’s start with his numbers for Austin Peay.

    Heading into his first OVC Tournament game, Horton ranks 10th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,615 points – just 11 points from tying Trenton Hassell for ninth place — and 30 points behind Anthony Davis for eighth place.

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