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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 Governors should challenge at OVC Golf Championship

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – It’s been five years since Austin Peay State University men’s golf team last won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament but come Wednesday afternoon this year’s squad should find itself in the running for its ninth overall tournament title in school history.

    The Govs open the 54-hole OVC Men’s Golf Championships, April 23rd, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, AL, on the Fighting Joe Course – a par 72, 7,258-yard course — paired with Morehead State and Belmont in the tournament’s first day and teeing off starting at 8:50am.

    Austin Peay Men's Golf team looks to make some noise at the OVC Tournament this week. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Men’s Golf team looks to make some noise at the OVC Tournament this week. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Softball’s Danielle Liermann could be having best season in program’s history

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has had several outstanding hitters go through its softball program, over its 33-year history, but the current year at the plate that third baseman Danielle Liermann is having this spring may be the best season by any player to ever wear the Red and White.

    Liermann, a junior from Simi Valley, CA, is batting .410 this season for the Govs (26-11, 8-2 OVC), after the April 8th sweep of fellow Ohio Valley Conference member Tennessee Martin, with eight doubles, 15 home runs and 44 RBIs.

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    Instant Peay Play: Historic start has APSU Softball in position to end post-season drought

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team is off to an historic start to its Ohio Valley Conference schedule and with that fuels hopes that its 11-year postseason drought could be coming to an end.

    After sweeping OVC rival Tennessee Tech this past Friday at Cheryl Holt Field, the Govs saw their record improved to 20-9 overall this spring, but more importantly 5-1 in OVC play – the program’s best start since the OVC started sponsoring softball as a conference championship sport in 1994 and besting the former starts of 4-2 set by the 1997 and 2007 teams.

    2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

    2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Men’s Basketball has laid groundwork for 2018-19 season and beyond

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team may have seen its season come to an end on March 21st, on a last-second shot by Illinois-Chicago, but first-year head coach Matt Figger and his staff have shown that the groundwork for a bright future has already been laid.

    The Govs, who were picked to finish 11th out of 12 teams in the Ohio Valley Conference pre-season poll, finished the season 19-15 overall and 12-6 in OVC play – good enough for a third-place finish – the most wins and best finish in OVC play since the 2010-11 season.

    Austin Peay Basketball looks to be set for a great 2018-2019 season. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Basketball looks to be set for a great 2018-2019 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: March Madness begins for Governors this week

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN Once again the Ohio Valley Conference will be one of the first NCAA Division I conferences to kick-off March Madness for its college basketball fans and the Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s basketball teams will be right in the thick of it when play opens.

    Joining the Governors in the tournament will be Belmont, Tennessee Martin, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Southeast Missouri and Murray State on the women’s side and Murray State, Belmont, Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Eastern Illinois and SIUE on the men’s.
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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball, Men’s Golf Teams open seasons with a flourish

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball and men’s golf teams opened their respective spring schedules this past weekend with impressive starts, as Governors athletics continue to shine during the 2017-18 school year.

    Both teams couldn’t have asked for much more to kick-off their seasons, with baseball going 3-0, with two wins versus South Dakota State and a victory versus Big-10 Conference member Illinois, while men’s golf went right down to the wire in finishing second out of 16 teams at the Invitational at Savannah Harbor – won and hosted by William & Mary.

    Austin Peay Baseball and Men's Golf starts the 2018 season with a bang. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball and Men’s Golf starts the 2018 season with a bang. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball opens season looking to prove cynics wrong

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opens its regular season this coming weekend, February 16th-18th versus Maryland Eastern Shore, at Raymond C. Hand Park looking to prove the pre-season pollsters wrong in their picking the Govs to finish well down in the standings in the Ohio Valley Conference.

    The Governors, who finished the 2017 season 28-30 overall and 13-16 in OVC, were picked to finish seventh by the league’s head coaches and sports information contacts and well behind league favorite and defending champion Tennessee Tech – who received 15 of the 22 total first-place votes in the pre-season poll.

    Austin Peay Baseball opens 2018 season on February 16th at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball opens 2018 season on February 16th at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Softball opens an open era this week

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will open its 33rd season of play this coming weekend, February 9th-11th, as it travels to Statesboro, GA, to participate in the Georgia Southern Eagle Round Robin.

    This season-opening weekend will also mark the first games played under new Govs head coach Rodney DeLong, who was named the programs ninth head coach in June 2017 after serving on the coaching staff at Georgia Tech.

    2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

    2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Basketball must earn road wins for quality seed in OVC Tournament

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team entering the home stretch of its Ohio Valley Conference basketball season it is imperative they find a way to overcome a season-long difficulty of coming away with wins on the road if they are to get a favorable seed in the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament.

    Currently the Govs, 12-10 overall, are tied for third place in the OVC standings with a win-loss mark of 7-3 – tied with Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech – with eight games left in the regular season schedule.

    Austin Peay Men's Basketball faces road games against Tennessee Martin, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, and Eastern Illinois over the next two weeks. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Men’s Basketball faces road games against Tennessee Martin, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, and Eastern Illinois over the next two weeks. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Track and Field’s Savannah Amato adds another chapter to likely Hall of Fame career

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Over the years Austin Peay State University has had several student athletes that were among the best to ever compete in the Ohio Valley Conference and current Governors track and field standout Savannah Amato continued to add to her marvelous and probable APSU Hall of Fame career, with a record-breaking performance January 20th, 2018 at the Samford Open.

    Amato, a junior pole vaulter from Delaware, OH, broke the school indoor record that stood for eight years with a vault of 4.15 meters (13-7.25 feet), breaking the old mark of 4.13m set by Molly Bartkiewicz.

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