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About: Wade Neely


    Wade Neely comes to Clarksville after beginning his sports media career in March 2010 as the Sports Director at WKSR AM-FM in Pulaski, Tenn. During his time at WKSR, Neely created, produced and hosted "The Wade Neely Morning Show", Pulaski's only live and local wakeup program on WKSR-AM. Neely also served as the "Voice of the Bobcats", providing play-by-play for all Giles County football, basketball and select baseball contests.

    Neely also served as Director of Broadcasting at Martin Methodist College beginning in January 2011, providing play-by-play for all RedHawks home contests as well as the team's trip to the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City.

    Originally from Pulaski, Neely earned his B.S. in Electronic Media Communication from Middle Tennessee State University's famed College of Mass Communications. Neely also minored in Economics during undergraduate career.

    Web Site: http://www.twitter.com/WadeNeely
    Email: neely.wade@gmail.com



Wade Neely's Articles:

    Tailgating: Coronation well deserved, well earned for LeBron “King” James

     

    Tailgating with Wade NeelyClarksville, TN – I’ll always remember the night of June 21st, 2012.

    Sure, stories will be told and details will come and go, but I’ll always remember the night history was made.

    I’ll always remember the night I saw LeBron James – who will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game – win his first NBA championship.

    After losing to the Mavericks in the Finals a year ago, James and the Heat ran roughshod over the Thunder 121-106 Thursday night to clinch an impressive 4-1 series win. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Tailgating: Unhittable knuckleball paving way for unforgettable summer for New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey

     

    Tailgating with Wade NeelyClarksville, TN – With the NBA Finals nearing a conclusion and the start of college football season still over 70 days away, things are starting to move pretty slowly in the sports world.

    And, unless you’re a soccer fan, (Euro 2012 has been fantastic thus far, by the way) the Summer Olympics are about the only meaningful sports on tap for the next two months.

    Heck, when you factor in “Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men” already being wrapped up with their respective seasons, we are pretty much removed of all quality sports and entertainment for the rest of summer. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Tailgating: NCAA joins the 21s century with reduced restrictions on Phone Calls and Text Messages to Recruits

     

    Tailgating with Wade NeelyClarksville, TN – Over the last several years, a strange thing has happened in the world of major college athletics.

    With sky-high budgets and television revenues, major sports at high-end universities are reaching unprecedented heights in terms of exposure and marketability.

    As a result, the world of recruiting and has also reached unparalleled success. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Wendy’s Invitational Golf Tournament sees APSU’s Dustin Korte rally for the win Sunday

     

    Greg Guinn takes Senior Division Title

    Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Entering Sunday’s final round at the Wendy’s Invitational at Swan Lake Golf Course, Austin Peay State University junior Dustin Korte knew he’d need to turn in a near flawless round to have a shot at winning Clarksville’s first major amateur golf  tournament of the year.

    18 holes later, Korte not only had a shot at winning the tournament, he had a shot at making history.

    Greg Guinn receives his trophy after winning the 2012 Wendy's Invitational Senior Division title.

    Greg Guinn receives his trophy after winning the 2012 Wendy's Invitational Senior Division title.

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    Wendy’s Invitational opening round led by Brian Balthrop

     

    Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay and Clarksville High School standout Brian Balthrop fired a 68 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into Sunday’s final round of the Wendy’s Invitational Golf Tournament at the Swan Lake Golf Course.

    Balthrop, who finished a single stroke short of forcing a three-way playoff with Greg Guinn and Jeff Chandler at the 2011 Wendy’s, appeared in control for much of the afternoon Saturday, taking advantage of Swan Lake’s new Bermuda greens.

    Wendy's Invitational Golf Tournament.

    Wendy's Invitational Golf Tournament.

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    APSU Baseball’s Andy Cox’s start, strong bullpen effort fuel Govs to 3-1 win over Lipscomb Bisons

     

    Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – After his squad suffered a 9-8 loss to SIU-Edwardsville in their series finale Sunday, Austin Peay baseball coach Gary McClure said he wanted the Govs wanted to treat Tuesday’s non-conference matchup against Lipscomb as preparation for this weekend’s final Ohio Valley Conference home series.

    Members of the Govs celebrate after a victory earlier this season. The Govs scored two runs in the bottom of the second and hung on for a 3-1 non-conference win over Lipscomb Tuesday night. Austin Peay Baseball.

    Members of the Govs celebrate after a victory earlier this season. The Govs scored two runs in the bottom of the second and hung on for a 3-1 non-conference win over Lipscomb Tuesday night. Austin Peay Baseball.

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    APSU Men’s Basketball’s assistant coach Scott Combs tabbed as head coach at NAIA Martin Methodist

     

    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball assistant coach Scott Combs has been named the next head coach at Martin Methodist College, the school announced Wednesday.

    Clarksville Sports Network first reported Tuesday that the 36-year-old Combs was one of two finalists for the position and that sources had indicated Combs was the frontrunner to land the job. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Austin Peay Governors Basketball assistant coach Scott Combs named finalist for job at NAIA Martin Methodist

     

    Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Longtime Austin Peay men’s basketball assistant Scott Combs has emerged as a finalist to become the next head coach at Martin Methodist College, a source close to the hiring process confirmed to Clarksville Sports Network.

    Combs, who has spent the last 13 seasons as an assistant under APSU Governors head coach Dave Loos, is one of two finalists for the vacant position at the NAIA school in Pulaski, Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Austin Peay Governors Baseball’s Zach Toney pitches eight-inning masterpiece to down Jacksonville State Gamecocks in series opener

     

    APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

    Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – For just the second time this season, Governors skipper Gary McClure gave the ball to Zach Toney for a Friday night start as the Austin Peay Baseball team welcomed the Jacksonville State Gamecocks for a three-game weekend series at Raymond C. Hand Park.

    Wise move.

    Starter Zach Toney threw eight scoreless innings as Austin Peay downed Jacksonville State, Friday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

    Starter Zach Toney threw eight scoreless innings as Austin Peay downed Jacksonville State, Friday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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    Brian Balthrop, Josh Black battle back to claim Tri-Fecta title at Cole Park Golf Course

     

    Clarksville Golf Association Tournament

    Clarksville Sports NetworkFort Campbell, KY – Entering the final nine holes of Sunday’s First Advantage Two Man Tri-Fecta at Fort Campbell’s Cole Park Golf Course, Brian Balthrop and Josh Black found themselves facing a three-shot deficit.

    Nine regulation holes later, however, the twosome found themselves atop the leaderboard of the first-year event, winning the Championship Flight before then claiming the first Clarksville Golf Association tournament title of 2012 in a one-hole playoff.

    Josh Black sizes up a putt during the final round of the First Advantage Two Man Tri-Fecta at Cole Park Sunday.

    Josh Black sizes up a putt during the final round of the First Advantage Two Man Tri-Fecta at Cole Park Sunday.

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