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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 Govs, Lady Govs Cross County teams hitting their stride as OVC Championships loom

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – After being picked to finish in the bottom half of the standing, in the pre-season Ohio Valley Conference poll back in August, the Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams seem to be hitting their peak with the OVC Champions coming up on November 1st.

    The Lady Govs were picked to finish in seventh place, while the Govs were slected to finish ninth, but improved times and wins over several conference teams during the regular season give both teams confidence that they can come in higher than that pre-season poll indicated.

    Austin Peay Cross Country teams ready for OVC Championships.

    Austin Peay Cross Country teams ready for OVC Championships.

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    Clarksville High Lady Wildcats Soccer punches ticket to State Tournament for second time in three years

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – For the third straight year Clarksville High School and Franklin High School have met in the state-playoff sectional round – with each coming away with a 2-1 victory over the other.

    Well no such nailbiter — or heartbreak — this year for the Lady Wildcats, as CHS scored three first-half goals, October 25th at Hilda J. Richardson Athletic Field, on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Lady Rebels and punching their ticket to the TSSAA Class AAA State Tournament.

    Clarksville High Soccer gets 2-1 win over Franklin High.

    Clarksville High Soccer gets 2-1 win over Franklin High.

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    Rossview’s soccer season comes to an end with loss to Hendersonville in Region 5-AAA semifinals

     

    Rossview High School HawksHendersonville, TN – Rossview High School’s soccer team saw its season come to an end, October 20th at Drake Creek Park’s Field of Dreams, with a 6-2 loss to District 9-AAA champion Hendersonville High School.

    The Lady Hawks (8-6-1) had trailed 3-0 at one point in the first half, but cut the deficit to 3-2 in the 50th minute on a goal by Kayla Grimes.

    The two goals by Rossview were the most given up by Hendersonville since it gave up six goals versus Franklin High School on September 25th.

    Rossview has season ended by Hendersonville at Regional Tournament (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

    Rossview has season ended by Hendersonville at Regional Tournament (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Instant Peay Play: Necessity leads APSU Governors punter Ben Campbell to record-breaking career

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – In sports you never know what event, no matter how big or small, may lead to unexpected results and a future that wasn’t planned.

    Austin Peay State University punter Ben Campbell is a prime example of that premise, with an injury to a teammate in high school leading to a record-breaking career for the Governors.

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    West Creek, Clarksville High volleyball seasons come to end with Region 5-AAA semifinal losses

     

    West Creek High School Coyotes - Clarksville, TNServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – Both West Creek High School and Clarksville High School volleyball teams had their season’s come to an end, October 14th, in the semifinal round of the Region 5-AAA Tournament.

    West Creek (37-13), the number-one seed out of District 10-AAA lost to Beech High School (34-7) in five games, 21-25, 25-16, 25-10, 21-25 and 15-11; while Clarksville High (16-7) – the number-two seed from 10-AAA lost in four games to Portland High School (31-16) by scores of 18-25, 25-20, 25-13 and 25-10.

    West Creek and CHS Volleyball ends season at Region 5-AAA Tournament (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

    West Creek and CHS Volleyball ends season at Region 5-AAA Tournament (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Instant Peay Play: Youthful APSU Lady Govs, Governors golf teams looking for consistency with home events looming

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s and men’s golf teams will looking for continued improvement and consistency, as both will play host to their lone home tournament of the year with the 16th Annual F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

    The Lady Govs will be holding their event at the Clarksville Country Club on October 13th and 14th, while the Governors holding their tournament on October 20th and 21st at The Links at Novadell in Hopkinsville, KY.

    “We love to be able to play at home,” Austin Peay coach Sara Robson said. “We have a lot of support from the community and a lot of volunteers to help us out.

    Austin Peay State University Golf teams to host 16th Annual F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

    Austin Peay State University Golf teams to host 16th Annual F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

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    Rossview High football dominates West Creek in 49-0 District 10-AAA victory

     

    Rossview High School HawksServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – Isaiah Johnson and Tristin Luke combined for 293 yards rushing and five touchdowns, October 10th, as Rossview High School’s football team had no problems with West Creek High School in a 49-0 District 10-AAA victory.

    Johnson, who finished with 193 yards rushing on 28 carries for Rossview (5-3, 4-1 District 10-AAA), scored all three of his touchdowns in the first half, while Luke – who totaled 100 yards on the ground – scored a late touchdown in the second quarter and the only touchdown scored in the second half by either team, coming in the third quarter.

    Rossview High Football beats West Creek 49-0.

    Rossview High Football beats West Creek 49-0.

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    West Creek Volleyball wins 10-AAA tournament title in five-set thriller versus Clarksville High

     

    West Creek High School Coyotes - Clarksville, TNServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – West Creek High School’s volleyball team picked up its first District 10-AAA tournament title in the program’s history October 9th, but had to fight off a determined Clarksville High School squad in a five-game thriller by scores of 22-25, 25-23, 25-15, 23-25 and 15-12.

    The Lady Coyotes (37-12) had rolled through the district during the regular season, going 14-0 and only being forced into a five-set match only twice in those matchups, but found themselves down 1-0 to the Lady Wildcats (16-6) and trailing 22-14 in the second game – with their tournament title chances slipping away.

    West Creek Lady Coyotes Volleyball wins 10-AAA Tournament Title.

    West Creek Lady Coyotes Volleyball wins 10-AAA Tournament Title.

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    West Creek Volleyball withstands early Rossview run to reach District 10-AAA tournament finals

     

    West Creek High School Coyotes - Clarksville, TNServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – Top-seeded West Creek High School dropped its opening game to Rossview High School, in the District 10-AAA tournament semifinals October 8th, but rallied to defeat the Lady Hawks 22-25, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-18 to reach the tournament’s championship game.

    The Lady Coyotes (36-12) jumped out to a 6-1 lead in Game 1 over the Lady Hawks behind three aces from Kayla Ford and two kills from Shayla Smith, but third-seeded Rossview (17-15) responded by scoring 12 of the next 13 points to take a 13-7 advantage.

    West Creek Volleyball to play in Tournament Finals.

    West Creek Volleyball to play in Tournament Finals.

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    Clarksville High volleyball grinds out victory over Henry County to reach 10-AAA tournament finals

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s volleyball team got out to a quick start, October 8th in its District 10-AAA semifinal match versus Henry County High School, but had to grind out its final two game victories in coming away with a 25-10, 21-25, 25-21, 25-17 victory over the Lady Patriots.

    After losing to Henry County (11-5) just over a week ago, Clarksville High (16-5) – the tournament’s second-seed — exploding out of the gates for an 8-1 lead in Game 1 and extend that out to as much as 13 points, 16-3.

    Clarksville High Volleyball makes it to 10-AAA Tournament Finals.

    Clarksville High Volleyball makes it to 10-AAA Tournament Finals.

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