Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
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Clarksville, TN – Determined to put last year’s injury-hampered season behind her, Austin Peay State University volleyball senior outside hitter Jada Stotts is ready to take her spot as one of the elite all-around players in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Clarksville, TN – Kenwood High School’s football team put together a late scoring drive, August 16th night at the Boarder Wars Football Jamboree, to defeat Christian County (KY) High School, 7-0, while host school West Creek High School played to a 0-0 draw versus Christian County.
In the other two match-ups in the jamboree, Madisonville-North Hopkins defeated Northwest High School 7-0, while also defeating Montgomery Central High School, 28-0.
With a little over six minutes left in their two-quarter scrimmage, Kenwood would start what would be their game-winning drive on their own three-yard line following a great kick by the Christian County punter – pinning the Knights deep in their own territory.
Clarksville, TN – Coming off a 0-12 season in 2013, second-year head coach Kirby Cannon sees improvement in his youthful Governors football squad, as 40-plus returners are joined by 40 freshmen in what could be thought of as a rebirth of the program.
Practicing in pads for the first time in the shadow of the new Governors Stadium, Cannon sees the effort of his players to put last year behind them and the excitement of the influx of new players, in what is his first true recruiting class.
Instant Peay Play: Several new faces will help greet APSU Student Athletes, Fans as school year begins
Clarksville, TN – With Austin Peay football players reporting this weekend, the 2014-15 athletic school year has officially begun, and with it there will be several new and old faces on the sidelines, courts and dugouts as they go there their seasons, as well as several coaching slots still to be filled.
One of the open spots just came open this past week, with men’s golf coach Kirk Kayden announcing that he would be leaving after almost 10 years at the helm to take the same position at Mercer University in Macon, GA.
Clarksville, TN – Fresh off winning the Clarksville City Amateur last week, Brad Van Kirk made it a clean sweep of the city titles, August 3rd at Swan Lake Golf Course, by winning the Senior Clarksville City Amateur.
The win was the fourth this summer for Van Kirk, who also won the senior title at the Wendy’s Invitational this spring and the Commanding General’s senior championship in June.
“This has been just an incredible year of golf for me,” Van Kirk said. “My putting has been better than it has ever been in my entire life and like I’ve said before ‘thank you Griff Rudolph’.
Paducah, KY – Clarksville High School’s girls golf team remained undefeated on the season, as they won the Paducah Tilghman Invitational Golf Tournament August 2nd at the Paxton Park Golf Course.
The Lady Wildcats, who won the invitational for the second straight year, finished with a 319 team total —- defeating 12 other teams –—- including runner-up Marshall County (KY) by 11 strokes.
Clarksville, TN – David Edmondson posted an opening-round of two-under 69, August 2nd at Swan Lake Golf Course, to lead the Senior Clarksville City Amateur by a stroke.
Edmondson was two-under at the turn, with three birdies and one bogey, and played the backside at even par – including a birdie on the 18th hole to hold the one-stroke lead.
“I got a lot of break today, but I felt pretty good about everything,” Edmondson said. “I only missed two greens and made a lot of putts.
North Carolina defeats West Virginia to set up winner-takes-all showdown at Tournament of State Champions
Clarksville, TN – North Carolina picked up two wins, July 28th on Moore Field at Merricourt Park, including handing West Virginia a 14-3 setback for its first loss in the 9-10-year old Little League Tournament of State Champions to set up a winner take all second championship game.
But even before the title game could start there was a little controversy between the two squads, with a coach from each team getting into a nose-to-nose confrontation over warm-ups – with both coaches being removed from the game by the umpiring crew and not allowed to be on the field or in the dugouts for the game. «Read the rest of this article»
West Virginia defeats North Carolina in extra innings to reach Tournament of State Champions title game
Clarksville, TN – A dropped fly ball in extra innings allowed West Virginia to score what turned out to the game-winning run, July 27th on Morgan Field at Merricourt Park, to help them reach the championship game of the 9-10-year old Little League softball Tournament of State Champions.
Tied 4-4, with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Jillian Holly was able to come around and score from second base when a fly ball to medium left-center field was dropped by the North Carolina center fielder.
North Carolina would get a runner as far as second base — with one out — in the bottom of the inning, but Tayven Stephenson finished the complete-game victory by getting a groundout and a strikeout to seal away the victory. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – With the return and report date for Austin Peay State University football players nearing, questions abound for coach Kirby Cannon’s squad, as he enters his second season leading the program.
The one thing that probably wasn’t in question was any surprise in the Governors being picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll of conference coaches and sports information directors.
But that is where most of the non-questions end.
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