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Winter kayaking with a side of wisdom

 

Most of our Tennessee December temperatures threatened ice and snow, but surprise; two days after Christmas and we were in the 70’s.  A few of us decided to go with Dan Rachlin as he tried out his new (to him) kayak and also to enjoy this, oh too warm, December weather.  Six of us went to Sycamore Creek near Ashland City.

Kerry Alsbrooks, Randall Boen, Nathaniel Alsbrooks, Dan Rachlin, David Boen

Kerry Alsbrooks, Randall Boen, Nathaniel Alsbrooks, Dan Rachlin, David Boen

The water was frigid, as tested out by me when I immediately fell in while pushing off my kayak.  I’ve pushed off my kayak hundreds of times so falling in like that seemed kind-of (all-the-way) stupid.  Just to keep me company, Kerry’s little dog fell in also in a separate incident and shortly after me.  Kerry’s dog had Chihuahua-like leg shaking for awhile but we were both fine and the air was so warm that I chose to kayak in wet clothes and was totally comfortable.   Wet clothes, on the river, two days after Christmas.  That’s warm. «Read the rest of this article»


Clarksville Fox slate team try-outs

 

clarksville-fox-trixieThe Fox invite you to come sign-up to be a part of the Clarksville Fox, an All Women’s Full Contact Football Team which finished the 2008 season as the IWFL Tier Two Mid-South Division Champions and as the youngest team ever to play for a National Championship.

The Fox 2009 Season Try-Outs will be held at Northwest High School, 800 Lafayette Rd. in Clarksville.

All women athletes signing up must be at least 18 years of age by April, 1st 2009. Try-out dates are December 27th at 1:00 p.m. and January 3rd and 10th at 1:00 p.m.

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Clarksville Fox schedule team try-outs

 

The Clarksville Fox, the area’s all women’s semi-pro full contact football team, will be having try-outs for the 2009 IWFL football season Saturday December 20th, 27th, and January 3rd and 10th at Northwest High School at 1:00 PM. All you need to try-out is want to play full contact football and be a part of a championship organization.

Tossing the medicine ball

Tossing the medicine ball during Clarksville Fox try-outs on December 13.

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Fort Campbell High School Football team heads to state competition

 

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky:   The Fort Campbell High School Falcons will travel to Louisville, Ky. Friday morning to participate in their second consecutive bid for the Kentucky State 2A football championship.

falconfireThe Falcons will play against Newport Central High School Saturday at 10 a.m. at Louisville’s Papa John’s Stadium. Last year, the Falcons defeated Newport Central 21-7 to become the 2007 2A state football champions. The game will be broadcast live at http://khsaa.ezstream.com at 10 a.m. local Saturday. «Read the rest of this article»


Crow Community Center Holiday 3 on 3 basketball tournament planned

 

The Crow Community Center at 211 Richview Road announces it’s first annual Holiday 3 on 3 Invitational Basketball Tournament is set for December 12th and 13th.

Registration sign-ups are being taken at the Crow Center on a first come, first served, basis as there will only be 64 slots for teams to participate.  Registration fees are $40.00 per 4 man team, 18 years or older, and all registration sign-ups must be received no later than November 21st.   All team members will receive a tournament t-shirt on the day of check-in, December 12th. «Read the rest of this article»


Fox Women’s Football Champions schedules 2009 season try-outs

 

The Clarksville Fox Women’s Football Team will hold a final sign-up for the 2009 Fox football season on November 15 at 3 p.m. at the Northwest High School Cafeteria. Try-outs will take place on December 13 at 1 p.m. at the Northwest High School Football Field and gym. All athletes must 18 years of age by April 1, 2009.

The Fox took the IWFL Tier II Mid-South Championship in 2008. They are the youngest team ever to play in the Independent Women’s Football League. For more information, visit the Fox Football website or call 931-329-2976.


Plunging to earth: An adrenalin rush

 

This is part two of a two part story on Adventure Skydiving as it happens on weekends at Outlaw Air Field. Part one ran on Tuesday, October 13. On Tuesday, Bill Larson wrote:

I have always wanted to jump out of an airplane. It was an item on my bucket list. You know, a list of things to do before you kick the proverbial bucket. So when a chance came to cross one of those items off my list by jumping out of an airplane, and then write about it, I, please pardon the pun, jumped at the opportunity…

Here is the rest of his story:

My first jump

The next weekend I returned to cover Clarksville Online Editor Christine Piesyk’s first flight behind the controls of an airplane…something I would have loved to do myself — but I didn’t want to steal all of the fun.

When we arrived I spoke again with Chuck of Adventure Skydiving and asked if their offer of a free jump was still open. He assured me it was. As the next flight was already full, I was added to the following flights passenger list, given a heap of paperwork, and told they would call me when it was time to suit up. We made arrangements for Christine to go up and watch me go out of the plane as well.

I went into the airport’s restaurant and began filling out the lengthy releases required by their attorneys. When finished, I returned the paperwork to the Adventure Skydiving representative. A few minutes later we proceeded outside to watch the jumpers come down on their colorful canopies «Read the rest of this article»




Adventure Skydiving: A true adventure for first time mom and daughter team

 

This is part one of a two part story on Adventure Skydiving as it happens on weekends at Outlaw Air Field. Part two ran on Wednesday, October 14. Bill Larson wrote:

I have always wanted to jump out of an airplane. It was an item on my bucket list. You know, a list of things to do before you kick the proverbial bucket. So when a chance came to cross one of those items off my list by jumping out of an airplane, and then write about it, I, please pardon the pun, jumped at the opportunity…

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Outlaw Field: “Beehive” of aviation activity

 

Clarksville Online spent several days at Outlaw Field in late September, garnering a new respect and understanding of the role this small airfield and its’ businesses bring to the community. Over the next four days, we’ll give you an inside look at the business and the adventure that is Outlaw Field.

Local airfield serves up multitude of aviation and aerial activity. Private flights, flight training and skydiving bring diverse family clientele to an unsung city and county resource.Aerial view approaching Outlaw Field

Outlaw Field. Do you know where it is? Do you know what goes on out there? Chances are, most Clarksvillians don’t know much about the beehive that is Outlaw Field.

A young pilot trainee

Brooks Louie, 13, is ready for his second flight. He is already a member fo the Civil Air Patrol.

The local aviation facility serves as the basis for a myriad of aviation activity. Private pilots house their private planes and jets there. But there is much more than that going on at this unassuming little facility.

Interested in learning to fly, getting your pilot’s license? Outlaw Field has provisions to assist the budding pilot. Youngsters wishing to investigate and pursue flight instruction can join the CAP (Civilian Air Patrol).

People as young as 13 can sign up and learn about aviation, flight training and public service. Brooks Louie at 13 is taking flight lesson #2, and already has a dream of aviation and future study at the United States Air Force Academy.

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Mud Bowl 2008: It’s all about the MUD!

 

The story and photo galleries are a combined effort by Turner McCullough Jr., Bill Larson and Christine Piesyk.

The Clean Dude. the Baby Bugs. The Bone Crushers. Pinky and the Brains. Peay Brains. Those were just a few of 70 teams competing in the non-traditional and decidedly non-varsity Mud Bowl 2008 at Austin Peay State University on October 2.

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Gingerly stepping into the playing field...

Shortly after 4 p.m., as the warming sun sank softly behind the treeline, male, female and co-ed teams gathered at the intramural field for a whole new kind of volleyball: a game played in a foot deep pool of slick, non-spa-like mud, courtesy of the APSU staff and the local Fire Department. The balance of this hilarious, fun-filled afternoon was consumed by rotating volleyball teams playing in a contained mud bowl. The operative word here being M-U-D! MUD! ’nuff said! «Read the rest of this article»





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