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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: Morgan Rackel signing pro contract adds to APSU Athletic Department Legacy

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With former Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball player Morgan Rackel signing a professional contract this week to play softball with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, of the National Pro Fastpitch League, it adds yet another chapter to the athletic department’s history and legacy.

    Over the last 60-or-so-years, over 100 former Governors from at least nine different sports have gone from playing for the red and white in Clarksville to the professional ranks in their respective sports, with Rackel joining that select group this week as the first former Govs softball player to make a professional roster.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball enters postseason looking to rebound from 2018’s finish

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team enters this weeks Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament, at Rent One Park in Marion, IL, looking to shake-off last week’s sweep to Jacksonville State as well as last season’s tough finish.

    The Govs (30-23, 19-11 OVC) entered last week’s final OVC series versus JSU looking to win the regular-season title and the first-round bye that goes with it, but suffered its first OVC sweep instead at the hand of the Gamecocks, settling for the second-seed in the up-coming tournament.

    Austin Peay Baseball begins OVC Tournament this Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball begins OVC Tournament this Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball have title opportunity with season-closing series versus Jacksonville State

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After nine conference weekends and 27 conference contests, Austin Peay State University (APSU) has put itself into a position to claim the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title this coming week, at Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park, when it hosts Jacksonville State.

    The Governors (29-20, 19-8 OVC) enter the final three-game OVC series at home this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tied with Jacksonville State (30-21, 19-8 OVC) for the top spot in the conference standings, but more importantly knowing a series win this week versus the Gamecock will not only give them their first regular-season OVC title since 2012, but also earn them a key first-round bye in the upcoming OVC Baseball Championship Tournament.

    Austin Peay Baseball finishes OVC regular season with three game winner take all title showdown against Jacksonville State at Raymond C. Hand Park this week. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball finishes OVC regular season with three game winner take all title showdown against Jacksonville State at Raymond C. Hand Park this week. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Historic week for APSU Governors Athletics

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – If you’re a fan of Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics this was a week to remember, as championships were won, records were set, and teams surged to the top of their respective sports standings in Ohio Valley Conference play.

    The women’s tennis team continued their undefeated run this season, improving to 22-0 overall – the only undefeated team left in NCAA Division I – by winning their two matches at the OVC Championship Tournament to win the conference’s title and punch their ticket into the NCAA Championship Tournament.

    Austin Peay Women's Tennis are the 2019 OVC Tournament Champions. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Women’s Tennis are the 2019 OVC Tournament Champions. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Women’s Tennis completes historic undefeated regular season

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – In the long history of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletic department there have been many successes, wins, unforgettable memories, moments and championships over its many decades of competition, but this past Saturday at the Governors Tennis Center the women’s tennis team recorded the rarest or rare accomplishments by an APSU squad –an undefeated regular season.

    The Governors finished the 2019 regular season 20-0, matching the only other undefeated APSU team in school history – the 1939-40 men’s basketball team – who also finished their season 20-0, including recording the program’s only victory versus Vanderbilt.

    The Austin Peay Women's Tennis team. (APSU Sports Information)

    The Austin Peay Women’s Tennis team. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Danielle Liermann’s biggest play this season may come off the Softball Field

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Senior third baseman Danielle Liermann has been a cornerstone of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball program for the past three seasons, and the 2019 season had been no exception with the Simi Valley, CA, native currently leading the team in batting average (.375), home runs (8) and RBIs (20).

    But Liermann maybe making her biggest play of her career in the next week as she steps away from the softball field and into the hospital to be a possible bone-marrow donor for her mother, Robin.

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    Instant Peay Play: History awaits APSU’s Savannah Amato this week at OVC Championships

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – There is little question that Austin Peay State University (APSU) senior pole vaulter Savannah Amato is arguably the best at her event in school history.

    But this week she could cement that into the best all-time in Ohio Valley Conference history as well, as she looks for an unprecedented sixth gold medal in seven tries (indoor and outdoor) at this week’s OVC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Women’s Tennis off to a Quick Start

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After seeing an Ohio Valley Conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament coming up one-win short last April, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis team got off to a quick start to their 2019 season this past weekend in hopes of putting last season’s heartbreaking loss in the OVC finals behind them and get over the final hurdle and a berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.

    Austin Peay Women's Tennis wins their first two matches in 2019. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Women’s Tennis wins their first two matches in 2019. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Return to classes means ASPU Spring Sports are around the corner

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University (APSU) students returning to class this week it not means the end of the Christmas break but the return of spring sports soon for the Governors.

    While men’s and women’s basketball and the indoor track and field teams are still hot and heavy into their own schedules, soon to underway for the Govs will be baseball, Tennis and golf on the men’s side, while beach volleyball, golf, tennis, softball and outdoor track and field will kick-off their respective schedules over the next few weeks.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Women’s Basketball must find a way to end road struggles

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team continued its home success this past week with two victories to open Ohio Valley Conference play, but now must find a way to win away from the Dunn Center if they are to challenge for a spot in the conference’s post-season tournament in March.

    The Governors (7-6, 2-0 OVC) victories versus Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State last week improved Austin Peay’s record this season to 7-1 in home games, but now face its longest stretch of consecutive road contests on its schedule – four games – still looking for its first victory of the campaign away from the Dunn Center, currently going 0-5 on the road.

    Austin Peay Women's Basketball has struggled on the road this year. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Women’s Basketball has struggled on the road this year. (APSU Sports Information)

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