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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’s Christiana Gable becoming steady offensive threat for Lady Govs softball

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the top three offensive leaders from last season lost to graduation, including three-time first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference performer Lauren de Castro, this year’s Austin Peay softball team was going to have to have several players step up and do their best to replace those numbers lost to graduation.

    One of those that have answered the need has been sophomore first baseman Christiana Gable, who has proven through the first half of the season to be among the best in being able to drive runs in when the opportunities presents themselves.

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    Instant Peay Play: What a difference a year has made for youthful APSU Baseball Governors

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – An old saying in college sports is ‘a good thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores’ and the 2015 Austin Peay State University baseball team is living up to that adage.

    After a three-year run that saw two regular-season Ohio Valley Conference titles, three OVC tournament championships, three trips to the NCAA Tournament and an average of 40 wins per season, the Govs missed the post season in 2014 with a squad that featured 13 freshmen on its 33-man roster.

    Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Weather has been APSU’s biggest opponent so far this Spring

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN - Spring sports for Austin Peay always have to deal with the possibility of bad weather, but so far this spring the weather had more than proven to be the Governors main opponent over the first month of play.

    Baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track and field have all felt the grip of the late winter weather forcing game time changes, postponements, cancellations and even venue changes just to try to get their respective seasons in.

    Weather has played havoc on APSU Spring Sports. (APSU Sports Information)

    Weather has played havoc on APSU Spring Sports. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Breigh Jones continues to shine on the track when it matters most

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Some athletes play big and others play big when the lights shine brightest and Austin Peay track and field standout Breigh Jones continues to show she is one of the best to ever run for the Lady Govs.

    Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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    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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