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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’s Teal Young leads Wildcats past Gallatin Green Way in Region 5-AAA Quarterfinals

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Teal Young knocked down five 3s on his way to a game-high 23 points, Tuesday, February 24th, at William Workman Gymnasium, to lead Clarksville High School to a 70-48 Region 5-AAA Tournament quarterfinal victory over Gallatin High School.

    It was back-to-back 3s midway through the opening quarter by Young that gave the Wildcats (15-11) a 10-9 lead after Gallatin had scored six straight points to take its biggest lead of the game, 9-4.

    Clarksville High Boy's Basketball beat Gallatin 70-48 in Region 5-AAA Quarterfinals.

    Clarksville High Boy’s Basketball beat Gallatin 70-48 in Region 5-AAA Quarterfinals.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs Tiasha Gray continues to add to season for the ages

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Over the years there have been more than a few outstanding seasons put together by Austin Peay women’s basketball players, but the 2014-15 season being authored by point guard Tiasha Gray may go down as the best all-around season of all time.

    With one final regular-season game remaining against Southeast Missouri — and what is almost an assured spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament – it’s not surprising the junior guard is leading the team in scoring, assists and steals, but also tops the team in rebounds.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Chris Horton quietly making a case to be among Govs all-time greats

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With his junior season winding down, Austin Peay men’s basketball standout Chris Horton is starting to pile up some impressive numbers, that by the end of his senior campaign may put him in the realm among some of the best to ever wear the Governors uniform.

    This past weekend versus Tennessee Martin, Horton not only became the 33rd Austin Peay basketball player to score at least 1,000 points in a career, but just the seventh player all-time to have at least 750 rebounds to go with those points.

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    Montgomery Central’s Tyler Britt signs golf scholarship with Bethel University

     

    Montgomery Central High SchoolCunningham, TN – The Clarksville area continues to prove it has some of the best junior golfers in the state of Tennessee, with Montgomery Central High School standout Tyler Britt signing to continue his golf career at the collegiate level with the Bethel University Wildcats in McKenzie, TN.

    Britt, who will graduate in May with honors, has played as the number one golfer for the Indians the past four years — including having a team-best 39.5 average per nine holes this past fall, earning second-team all-area honor. Overall, Britt is a four-handicap, with a 75 average on 18 holes.

    Montgomery Central High School Golf's Tyler Britt signs with the Bethel University Wildcats Wednesday, February 11th.

    Montgomery Central High School Golf’s Tyler Britt signs with the Bethel University Wildcats Wednesday, February 11th.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Baseball looks to return to the OVC Elite in 2015

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opens its 2015 regular season Friday, February 13th versus Niagara looking to get off to a good start in what hopes to be a return to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference after suffering growing pains and injuries in 2014.

    The Governors had 13 freshmen on last years’ squad, including eight that played significant time, which led to some growing pains for a team that had won the conference’s tournament the three previous seasons.

    Austin Peay State University Baseball begins 2015 season with eye on the OVC Tournament.

    Austin Peay State University Baseball begins 2015 season with eye on the OVC Tournament.

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    Four Clarksville High Lady Wildcats reach double figures in rolling past Springfield Yellow Jackets 60-38

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s girls basketball team used a balanced scoring attack Tuesday, February 3rd at William Workman Gymnasium, placing four players into double figures on its way to defeating Springfield High School 60-38 in a District 10-AAA matchup.

    The Lady Wildcats (17-9, 11-2 District 10-AAA) took control of the game quickly, picking up a couple early 3s from Ellie Treanton and Hannah Goins to get out to a 8-2 lead 2:08 into the game.

    Goins would finish with 12 points, while Treanton chipped in with 10 points for CHS.

    Clarksville High Girl's Basketball gets 60-38 win over Springfield.

    Clarksville High Girl’s Basketball gets 60-38 win over Springfield.

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    Clarksville High Wildcats edge Springfield Yellow Jackets 45-44 to lock up first-round district tournament home game

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Tyriek Cheatham’s free throw with 24.2 seconds left Tuesday, February 3rd at William Workman Gymnasium, proved to be the difference for Clarksville High School as the Wildcats edged Springfield High School 45-44 and lock up a first-round home game in next week’s District 10-AAA Tournament.

    Clarksville High (11-11, 8-5 District 10-AAA), along with Springfield and Northeast High School, entered the night tied for third in the district standings, but the Wildcats victory over the Yellow Jackets earned CHS the tie-breaker over Springfield – having swept the season series — and guaranteeing no worse than a fourth-place finish in 10-AAA.

    Clarksville High Boy's Basketball slips past Springfield 45-44 Tuesday night.

    Clarksville High Boy’s Basketball slips past Springfield 45-44 Tuesday night.

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    Northeast Middle Eagles score final 10 points to win Area 1-AAA Basketball Tournament

     

    Northeast Middle SchoolServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – Northeast Middle School’s boys basketball team was down by as many as 11 points in the final quarter, Thursday, January 29th at Kenwood High School, but rallied past Dickson Middle School –including scoring the final 10 points — to take the championship game of the Area 1-AAA Basketball Tournament 34-31.

    The Eagles (14-1) trailed the Dragons 24-14 heading into the final six minutes of play, but got down 11 points, 26-15, after a bucket by Dickson Middle’s Chase Edmission – with 5:32 left in regulation.

    Northeast Middle Boy's Basketball comes away with 34-21 win over Dickson to win 1-AAA Basketball Tournament.

    Northeast Middle Boy’s Basketball comes away with 34-21 win over Dickson to win 1-AAA Basketball Tournament.

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    West Creek Middle Coyotes close with a flourish to down Rossview Middle in winning Consolation Game

     

    West Creek Middle SchoolServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – West Creek Middle School trailed Rossview Middle School from the opening tip of the consolation game of the Area 1-AAA Boys Basketball Tournament, Thursday, January 29th at Kenwood High School, but rallied by scored 13 points in the final 2:23 to post a 36-32 come-from-behind victory.

    Down 26-23, with 3:02 left in the game, Montre Boddie knocked down a three for West Creek Middle to spark an 8-0 run over a span of 34 seconds to give the Coyotes their first lead of the game, 31-26 with 1:49 left.

    West Creek Middle Boy's Basketball rallies to beat Rossview 36-32 in consolation game.

    West Creek Middle Boy’s Basketball rallies to beat Rossview 36-32 in consolation game.

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    JK Cummings leads undermanned Clarksville High Lady Wildcats past Northwest Lady Vikings 60-36

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s girls basketball team had most of its inside attack either out — or playing at less than 100 percent — Wednesday, January 27th at the Willard Ross Memorial Gymnasium versus Northwest High School, but JK Cummings stepped up with five big 3s to lead the Lady Wildcats past the Lady Vikings, 60-36.

    The Lady Wildcats (15-9, 9-2 District 10-AAA) were without the services of forwards Haley Bearden and Ta’Tayana Outlaw – accounting for about 25 points and 16 rebounds – while Chrislen Brown, who scored a season-high 11 points versus Kenwood High School on January 23rd had spent most of the previous night at the hospital dealing with the lingering effects of a cold she has been battling.

    Clarksville High Girl's Basketball takes care of Northwest 60-36.Clarksville High Girl's Basketball takes care of Northwest 60-36.

    Clarksville High Girl’s Basketball takes care of Northwest 60-36.

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