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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 Lady Wildcats Soccer dispatches Henry County Lady Patriots in District 10-AAA matchup 8-0

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Scoring two goals in the first three minutes, September 16th at Hilda J. Richardson Athletic Field, Clarksville High School’s girls soccer team was never threaten in their District 10-AAA match versus Henry County High School in dispatching the Lady Patriots 8-0.

    Fans hadn’t even settled into their seats when Clarksville High (10-0-3, 4-0-0 District 10-AAA) got onto the board with their first goal, as just 49 seconds into the match. Salera Jordan put in a rebound of a shot by Ella Baggett for the quick 1-0 lead.

    Clarksville High School Soccer defeats Henry County 8-0. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Clarksville High School Soccer defeats Henry County 8-0. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Clarksville High Wildcats, Rossview Lady Hawks win District 10-AAA Golf Tournament

     

    Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – It was déjà vu all over again, September 15th at Swan Lake Golf Course, with the Rossview High School’s girls golf team and Clarksville High’s boys golf team repeating as the District 10-AAA tournament title winners.

    The Lady Hawks would edge the Clarksville High Lady Wildcats by three shots (149-152) to not only win the tournament title, but remain undefeated on the season.

    “I was having to be a scorer on another hole, so I wasn’t with my girls and I was really stressing out,” Rossview head coach Phil Burkhart said. “I didn’t exactly know we stood, but I heard it was pretty much even, but we had a stroke or two more lead than I thought.

    Clarksville High School Boys Golf team wins District Tournament (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Clarksville High School Boys Golf team wins District Tournament (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU slow starts not the end with Ohio Valley Conference play right around the corner

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – There haven’t been a lot of wins so far this fall for Austin Peay teams, but with Ohio Valley Conference contests right around the corner, don’t count out the Governors or Lady Govs just yet.

    Overall win-loss records are important, without a question, but it’s the OVC games that mean more than the pre-season with berths into the postseason keyed on those contests.

    Austin Peay State University Soccer, Volleyball and Football to begin OVC season.

    Austin Peay State University Soccer, Volleyball and Football to begin OVC season.

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    Peyton Williams wins Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Brad Van Kirk completes Senior Slam

     

    Clarksville, TN – Peyton Williams led wire-to-wire to win the 35th Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Sept. 14th at Swan Lake Golf Course, while Brad Van Kirk completed the Clarksville area Senor Grand Slam by taking the Senior Division title.

    For Williams, a freshman on the Trevecca Nazarene University golf team, it’s his first area major title – as he finished with a two-day total of even-par 142 (68-74) to finish two shots ahead of Steven Reigle (73-71=144), while also earning a spot in the Tournament of Champions.

    Peyton Williams wins Mayor's Golf Classic (Chris Austin/Clarksville Sports Network)

    Peyton Williams wins Mayor’s Golf Classic (Chris Austin/Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Rossview Hawks run game shreds Stratford Spartans’ defense in 55-12 blowout victory

     

    Rossview High School HawksClarksville, TN – Rossview High School’s running attack went through, around and over the Stratford High School defense, Friday, September 12th, with the Hawks totaling 505 yards on the ground in a 55-12 blowout victory over the Spartans.

    Isaiah Johnson would lead the way for Rossview (2-2), with the senior running back finished the night with 251 yards on 18 carries – including touchdown runs of 43- and 4-yards.

    In fact, his 43-yard run for a score — for a 6-0 lead — was the first touchdown of the night for the Hawks, which came on their second drive of the game after the defense had forced a punt by the Spartans from their eight-yard line.

    Rossview dominates Stratford 52-12. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Rossview dominates Stratford 52-12. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Jessica Mattson’s 16 kills lead Rossview volleyball past Northwest in 10-AAA matchup

     

    Rossview High School HawksClarksville, TN – Rossview High School’s outside hitter Jessica Mattson collected 16 kills in just three games, September 11th, as she led the Lady Hawks to a 3-0 victory over Northwest High School, by scores of 25-13, 25-23, 25-16.

    Mattson’s 16 kills were more than half of the total kills recorded by Rossview (13-10, 6-2 District 10-AAA) in the match with Northwest’s blocking at the net struggling to contain the Lady Hawks outsides.

    “Most of the game is played out of systems anyway in high school volleyball, so you have to put strong hitters on the outside to be able to take most of the swings,” Rossview first-year coach Krystal Weber said. “But we’re also been working on getting that middle (attack) established, so that it will help to open up the hit on the outside for us.

    Rossview downs Northwest behind Jessica Mattson’s 16 kills. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Rossview downs Northwest behind Jessica Mattson’s 16 kills. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Clarksville Academy Girls Golf repeat as district champions, boys runner-up

     

    Clarksville Academy CougarsClarksville, TN – It was a good day for Clarksville Academy’s golf program, September 9th at Swan Lake Golf Course, with the girls team repeating as District 10-A tournament champions; while the boys team finishing runner-up to Lipscomb Academy.

    With the championship and runner-up finish, the two squads will advance to the September 15th Region 5-A tournament at the Champions Run Golf Course, in Rockvale, TN.

    Clarksville Academy girls repeat as district champions. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Clarksville Academy girls repeat as district champions. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    West Creek volleyball falls in finals of Gold Division to Battle Ground Academy at Coyotes Clash

     

    West Creek High School Coyotes - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – West Creek High School’s volleyball team battled its way into the championship game of the Gold Division, at the Coyotes Clash September 6th, but slow starts against Battle Ground Academy proved to be their undoing in falling to the Wildcats in straight games, 25-22 and 25-17.

    The Lady Coyotes (19-3) had earned a spot the finals by defeating Hillwood High School and Jackson South Side High School in the single-elimination part of the Clash, after earning the second seed out of Pool A.

    But the Lady Coyotes fell behind right out of the gates in Game 1 versus Battle Ground Academy (10-4), as the Wildcats scored eight of the first 11 points to hold an early 8-3 advantage. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Rossview High Hawks keep Warfield Shield with 48-3 win over Clarksville High

     

    Rossview High School HawksClarksville, TN – Scoring touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions, September 5th, Rossview High School not only picked up its first win of the season; but also retained the Warfield Shield with a 48-3 District 10-AAA victory over Clarksville High School.

    It wouldn’t take long for the Hawks (1-2, 1-0 District 10-AAA) to start their night’s scoring, as they took their opening possession right down the field, 80 yards on six plays, with Isaiah Johnson going in from five yards out to put Rossview up 6-0 just 1:44 into the game – after the extra-point attempt was no good after hitting the upright.

    Rossview defeats Clarksville High 48-3 to keep the Warfield Shield. (Mateen Sidiq - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Rossview defeats Clarksville High 48-3 to keep the Warfield Shield. (Mateen Sidiq – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Rossview Volleyball holds off late Northeast charge for District 10-AAA victory

     

    Rossview High School HawksClarksville, TN – Rossview High School’s volleyball team almost saw a 2-0 lead disappear, Thursday, September 4th in its District 10-AAA matchup versus Northeast High School, but the Lady Hawks rallied to score eight of the final nine points in game four to come away with a 3-1 win be scores of 25-16, 25-19, 15-25 and 25-23.

    After winning the first two games comfortably, the Lady Hawks (7-5, 4-2 District 10-AAA) saw the Lady Eagles come out quickly in the third game and score the first four points to never trail in the contest that they won by 10 points, 25-15.

    Rossview holds off charge from Northeast for Volleyball victory. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Rossview holds off charge from Northeast for Volleyball victory. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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