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Women’s Basketball: Hanley, Richardson lead respective teams in Lady Govs scrimmage

 

apsugovernorsSophomore guard Whitney Hanley scored 19 points to lead the Black squad in a 77-68 victory against the Red team in the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball scrimmage, Sunday. Junior guard Salem Richardson led the Red squad with 18 points.

The Black squad’s defense forced 27 turnovers, Hanley leading the Red team’s defensive effort with six steals. That defensive effort negated the Red team’s 43-32 rebounding lead. «Read the rest of this article»

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Williams leads balanced Black team past White, 80-59

 

apsugovernorsAll five Black team members scored in double figures as Austin Peay Black ran away from the White team in an 80-59 scrimmage Saturday morning that was interrupted for 30 minutes by a power outage.

Sophomore forward/center Marcel Williams, who scored just two points while taking only three shots in Wednesday’s scrimmage, led the Black team with 22 points, on 9-of-13 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds, dishing out five assists and collecting four steals. Freshman guard Eric Mosley added 20 points while junior guard Caleb Brown added 17. The Black team shot 61.1percent (33 of 54) from the floor. «Read the rest of this article»

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Meet the new ball coach

 

utfootballIt was easy to forget prior to kick-off a football game was being played on Halloween night. Not only was Lane Kiffin keeping in the headlines with his comments regarding the officiating at the Alabama game, the fan base was distracting itself with a fashion controversy. Were the Vols going to appear in black jerseys? More importantly, should they? After all, black is not a traditional Tennessee color, and UT is nothing if not a school grounded in tradition.

Another UT tradition is losing to Steve Spurrier. Stretching back to his first job as a head coach at Duke, the Vols have a 5-13 record against him. Philip Fulmer had a particularly dismal 3-8 record against the Old Ball Coach.

Old Ball Coach, meet the New Ball Coach. «Read the rest of this article»

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JSU defense too much for Govs

 

apsugovernorsJacksonville State ran off 14 unanswered second-half points, Saturday, and defeated Austin Peay State University, 28-10, in Ohio Valley Conference action at Governors Stadium.

JSU improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the OVC, although the Gamecocks are ineligible for post-season play because of Academic Progress Rates (APR) penalties.

The loss dropped APSU to 3-5 on the season and 2-3 in the OVC. It snapped the Govs’ two-game losing streak and their modest two-game homecoming victory streak.

Rickey Thomas (#25) blocking Patrick Tatum’s punt at the JSU 34 yard line, with Freshmen Jeremy Ross (#20) waiting in the wings to run it in to score for APSU!

Rickey Thomas (#25) blocking Patrick Tatum’s punt at the JSU 34 yard line, with Freshmen Jeremy Ross (#20) waiting in the wings to run it in to score for APSU!

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Volleyball: Lady Govs volleyball begins critical five-game road trip

 

Austin Peay def. Morehead State, 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-14, 24-23)

apsugovernors MOREHEAD, Ky. – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team got its five-match road trip off to a good start, posting a 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-23) Ohio Valley Conference victory against Morehead State, Friday night, at Wetherby Gymnasium.

Austin Peay (18-6, 11-2 OVC) got off to a slow start offensively, recording just 12 kills while committing seven attack errors in the first set. Morehead State had no such troubles, posting 18 kills against eight errors. The Lady Govs led the opening set, 8-4, before surrendering six straight points – including three straight courtesy attack miscues. The Eagles held that lead throughout the set and won 25-22.

The Lady Govs controlled sets two and three nearly wire-to-wire. The second set in particular was an impressive display of Austin Peay’s offense as it recorded 17 kills and committed no errors (.486 attack percentage) and rolled to a 25-19 win. The third set saw the Lady Govs offense cool, recording 12 kills and a .310 attack percentage. Morehead State helped APSU’s cause, committing five attack errors and four service errors as the Lady Govs won 25-14. «Read the rest of this article»

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Basketball Governors picked third in preseason All-OVC poll

 

apsugovernorsAustin Peay State University has been picked to finish third in a preseason Ohio Valley Conference poll of league coaches and sports information directors. In addition, senior guard Wesley Channels has been voted preseason All-OVC.

That was announced Thursday in a basketball preseason media-day teleconference.

The Governors, who finished tied for second in the OVC a year ago at 13-5 and lost in the league tourney championship game, received 114 points, leaving them behind league co-favorites Morehead State and Murray State, which not only received 10 first-place votes each but finished with 154 points as well.

Austin Peay has had tremendous success in the league over the last decade, including advancing to the OVC Tournament Championship game in six of the last seven seasons. The Governors claimed that crown in 2008 but came up just short in 2007 (1-point loss) and a year ago (2-point loss in double overtime). «Read the rest of this article»

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Mosley, Channels lead White team over Black

 

Austin Peay State University LogoFreshman guard Eric Mosley scored 30 points while senior guard Wes Channels made 10 of 11 shots to lead the White team to a 78-66 victory over the Black team during Wednesday afternoon’s scrimmage.

Mosley connected on 11 of 19 shots, including six three pointers, to go with four assists and four steals. Channels finished with 25 points, including a perfect five-of-five from three point range, along with six assists and six rebounds. Freshman forward Chris Reaves added 12 points.

For the Black team, sophomore Tyrone Caldwell, a local product, led with 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting while dishing out seven assists. Center John Fraley added 18 points and 10 rebounds, including six off the offensive glass. Junior forward Duran Roberson added 15 points and eight rebounds while sophomore forward Anthony Campbell contributed 11 points. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lady Govs’ Harris earns OVC Golfer of the Week honors

 

Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University junior Chelsea Harris, who fired a two-under 70 as the low round of Troy Invitational has been Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week.

Harris, who finished three strokes behind the individual medalist, ended the rain-shortened tourney place with a 148 after shooting 78 earlier in Monday’s first round. The Lady Govs finished sixth as a team in the tourney.

Chelsea Harris (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Chelsea Harris (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

The Metropolis, Ill., native’s second-round 70 represented the second best 18 holes of her career—she shot a 69 at Western Carolina’s Great Smokies tourney as a sophomore. Through eight rounds this fall, Harris ranks sixth in the OVC in stroke average (77.0).

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Reed heading to Germany, Duncan to Romania

 

Austin Peay State University LogoFormer Austin Peay State University star Drake Reed left Wednesday to head overseas to begin playing for FC Bayern München.

The former three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference selection will join a team that already is five games into its season.  In addition to Reed, former Govs fellow starting forward Kyle Duncan has signed a contract with Oradea and will leave Nov. 8 to join the Romanian team. «Read the rest of this article»

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Historic Elk hunt comes to a close with final harvest

 

The First Elk Hunt in 150 years  was held in Tennessee on October 19th-20th

Tami Miller of Franklin closed out the historic elk hunt by taking her trophy late Tuesday afternoon at North Cumberland WMA. Pictured with Tami is her husband, Andy.

Tami Miller of Franklin closed out the historic elk hunt by taking her trophy late Tuesday afternoon at North Cumberland WMA. Pictured with Tami is her husband, Andy.

twraCARYVILLE, Tenn. – The first-ever managed elk hunt in Tennessee has come to a close on just its second day as the fifth and final elk was harvested by Franklin resident Tami Miller late Tuesday afternoon at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

Miller etched her name into the record book with four other sportsmen who had harvests on the opening day, Monday. Miller’s elk was a 5×6 (5 antler points on one side, 6 on the other) with an estimated weight of 700 pounds.

Charles “Chuck” Flynn from the Rockford community in Blount County was confirmed as the first person to legally harvest an elk in Tennessee in almost 150 years. The life-long sportsman made his second shot attempt from about 100 yards shortly after 7:30 a.m. (EDT) as the elk stood on the edge of an open field. The elk field dressed at 520 pounds. Two other hunters, Craig Gardner of Parrottsville, and Ronald Woodard of Oak Ridge quickly followed with their harvests in an approximate span of 30 minutes. «Read the rest of this article»

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