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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:

    Clarksville High Softball beats Kenwood 12-2; now one win away 10-AAA regular-season title

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Despite only one District 10-AAA loss so far this season, Clarksville High School’s softball team went into this week needing to defeat both of its two closest challengers to wrap up the regular-season title.

    Well, the Lady Wildcats (26-13, 12-1 District 10-AAA) are half way to that goal after their April 22nd 12-2 victory over Kenwood High School.

    Clarksville High jumped on Kenwood (11-10, 8-3 District 10-AAA) starter Imani Largin in the first inning, as Heather Norris drew a walk to open the game and move to third base an out later on a single by Haley Bearden.

    Clarksville High Lady Wildcats get 12-2 victory over Kenwood Lady Knights.

    Clarksville High Lady Wildcats get 12-2 victory over Kenwood Lady Knights.

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    West Creek Coyotes baseball rallies in the seventh for 6-5 win over Northwest Vikings

     

    West Creek High School Coyotes - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Chris Carroll scored on a failed pick-off play to cap West Creek High School’s baseball team’s four-run, seventh-inning rally, April 21st at Riley Martin Field, as the Coyotes picked up a 6-5 District 10-AAA victory over Northwest High School.

    The pick-off play came right after West Creek (13-13, 4-7 District 10-AAA) had a runner tagged out on a missed suicide-squeeze attempt for the second out of the seventh inning.

    West Creek Baseball beats Northwest Vikings 6-5.

    West Creek Baseball beats Northwest Vikings 6-5.

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    Clarksville High Wildcats baseball pitchers throw no-hitter in 10-0 win over Springfield Yellow Jackets

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s Donny Everett and Mitch Muhlada combined to throw a no-hitter, April 21st, against District 10-AAA opponent Springfield High School in a 10-0, five-inning affair.

    Everett (7-0) went the first four innings for Clarksville High (21-4, 10-1 District 10-AAA), striking out 11 of the 13 Springfield batters he faced, while Muhlada pitched a one-two-three fifth inning to end the game.

    Clarksville High baseball beats Springfield Yellow Jackets 10-0.

    Clarksville High baseball beats Springfield Yellow Jackets 10-0.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Athletics Director Derek van der Merwe talks about paying NCAA athletes

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Paying NCAA student-athletes monies above and beyond their athletic scholarships is something that’s been talked about for years, decades even, but recent events have brought paying athletes back into the headlines.

    Austin Peay State University Athletics Director Derek van der Merwe.

    Austin Peay State University Athletics Director Derek van der Merwe.

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    Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Softball splits doubleheader with Eastern Kentucky Colonels

     

    Kristin Whitmire, Chandler Groves power Lady Govs past EKU

    Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSURichmond, KY – Kristin Whitmire hit two home runs and Chandler Groves added a grand slam to power Austin Peay State University’s softball team past Eastern Kentucky University 8-4, April 19th at Gertrude Hood Field, in the nightcap of their Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader after falling to the Colonels 3-0 in the opener.

    Austin Peay Softball. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Softball. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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    APSU Lady Govs Softball drops two games to Morehead State Eagles

     

    Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMorehead, KY – Austin Peay State University’s softball team resent struggles to score runs followed them on the road, April 18th, as the Lady Govs fell in both ends on an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader to Morehead State University, by finals of 3-2 and 11-3.

    Austin Peay Softball drops double-header to Morehead State. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

    Austin Peay Softball drops double-header to Morehead State. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Clarksville High golfer Sam Davis signs with South Atlantic Conference champion Carson Newman

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School golfer Sam Davis became the second player from this year’s District 10-AAA boys championship team to sign to play college golf next year, as he cast his lot with Carson Newman College in a ceremony in the school’s cafeteria April 16th.

    Davis joins Hunter Richardson, who signed with Tennessee Martin in the fall signing period.

    “Sam is our second player to sign this year,” Clarksville High coach Adam Welch said. “I’m tickled about Sam signing and anytime you’re going to a program that is winning their conference title and going to the NCAA tournament — becoming a part of those type teams — is a great accomplishment.”

    Clarksville High School golfer Sam Davis is joined by his parents as he signs with Carson-Newman. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

    Clarksville High School golfer Sam Davis is joined by his parents as he signs with Carson-Newman. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Instant Peay Play: Signing Day starts new chapters for Austin Peay State University teams

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University, along with 634 other Division I and Division II institutions will be anxious to see how their recruiting has gone with the National Letter of Intent signing date for prospective student-athletes for the upcoming 2014-15 school year taking place this week on April 16th.

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    Clarksville High Wildcats baseball rallies in seventh to beat Station Camp 7-6

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, April 11th, to rally past Station Camp High School in Day 2 of the William Workman Tournament for a 7-6 victory.

    The Wildcats (17-3) led the Bison 5-1 heading into the top of the sixth inning, but Station Camp would take advantage of some CHS errors to score five runs against Wildcats starter Brady Cook to take a 6-5 lead.

    But Clarksville High dug in and came up against Bison relief pitcher Jamie Haefele to score twice in its final at bat for the victory.

    Clarksville High Wildcats get 7-6 victory over Station Camp Thursday.

    Clarksville High Wildcats get 7-6 victory over Station Camp Thursday.

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    Clarksville High Wildcats baseball opens tournament with 9-1 win versus Montgomery Central Indians

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s baseball team rebounded from an extra-inning loss the night before to post a 9-1 victory over Montgomery Central High School, April 10th in the opening day of the William Workman Tournament.

    After dropping its first District 10-AAA game of the season, April 9th on the road at Rossview High School, the Wildcats scored runs in five of their six at bats against the Indians (7-12) – recording 14 hits against two MCHS pitchers.

    “We needed a bounce-back game and a low-scoring game where we played well defensively,” Clarksville High coach Brian Hetland said. “That’s the key for our team, because we made some mistakes late last night and it hurt us a little bit in that game.

    Clarksville High Wildcats beat Montgomery Central Indians 9-1.

    Clarksville High Wildcats beat Montgomery Central Indians 9-1.

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