Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs, Lady Govs Cross County teams hitting their stride as OVC Championships loom
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville High Lady Wildcats Soccer punches ticket to State Tournament for second time in three years
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.
Hendersonville, 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.
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.
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.
Instant Peay Play: Youthful APSU Lady Govs, Governors golf teams looking for consistency with home events looming
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
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