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Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K Run/Walk opens Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

 

Registration now open for Nashville September 6 Centennial Park event. Participants and sponsors are needed. Community awareness outreach seeks to reduce impact of deadly disease among men and especially African American men.

Lelan Staton - Meteorologist WTVF

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To mark the event, Baptist Hospital and Urology Associates will present Nashville’s Inaugural Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K Run/Walk. The Challenge will be held September 6 at 7:30 AM at Centennial Park, rain or shine. The course begins and ends in Centennial Park. Event registration is $20 pre-race and $25 on race day.

Awards will be given to the top male and female runners overall, top male and female runners in various age groups, top fundraising team and largest team. Eligible participants will also receive a free voucher for a prostate cancer screening from Urology Associates. Lelan Staton, meteorologist at WTVF, NewsChannel 5, will serve as master of ceremonies for the one-day event. «Read the rest of this article»


Clarksville Fox schedules try-outs

 

The Fox invites female athletes that will be 18 years old by April 1, 2009, or older to sign-up and tryout for the Clarksville Fox 2009 Women’s Full Contact Football Team and become part of one of the best known and highly respected teams in the nation.

The Fox in two years have become a Championship organization and hope to build on that success with the recruitment of new team members.

Rob “Pops” Brown, owner/general manager for the The Clarksville Fox Women’s Semi-Pro Football Team said:

“As you already know, the Fox finished up their season as the IWFL Tier Two Division Champions and the youngest women’s full contact football team to play for the national Championship in any of the top leagues in women’s football. We are very excited about that accomplishment and want to take the next step in 2009 and WIN the 2009 IWFL National Championship. In order to do this, the Fox is starting now with off-season conditioning and taking sign-ups for the team’s tryout for the 2009 season.” «Read the rest of this article»


Kiwanis Lone Star Rodeo rides into town

 

Downtown Kiwanis Club and Lone Star Rodeo Tour bring two days of excitement to Fairgrounds Park. 

Wild west Chuck wagon Race at Kiwanis Rodeo

This weekend brought two days of rodeo excitement to Clarksville at the Fairgrounds Park. Friday was the opening night and Wendy’s Restaurants sponsored it’s Kids Night at the Rodeo.

Kiwanis Rodeo Chairman Glenn Childers

Kiwanis Chairman Glenn Childers

Glenn Childers, 2008 Downtown Kiwanis Club Chair, gave a brief rundown of this year’s rodeo, adding that the Kiwanis Club, with its 128 members, are proud that this was their 24th year bringing the rodeo to the Clarksville community. This rodeo was a very family-oriented and family-friendly happening, with the proceeds the Downtown Kiwanis Club raise dedicated to aid children and youth programs.

The pageantry of rodeo is colorful, dramatic, patriotic and exciting. Mark North, rodeo announcer, does an excellent job of informing the crowd of what is going on in the arena and encouraging everyone’s participation and appreciation for the athletes’ performances on display, both human and animal. Livestock takes on an entirely new meaning when 3,000 pounds of bucking steer animal is in your face ! «Read the rest of this article»




Fundraising underway for Clarksville Fox IWFL Championship game

 

The Clarksville Fox are working hard to raise funds for their trip to Chicago for the upcoming battle for the IWFL Tier Two Champsionship game.

They recently defeated New England Intensity 32-0 in the IWFL Tier Two Conference Wildcard Game. The Fox had a great offensive game accompanied with a defense that was “Off the Chain” only allowing 12 total yards of offense by the Intensity WOW. The Fox are working hard during this break before traveling to Chicago to play in the IWFL Tier Two Championship Game July 26th at 3:00 PM. «Read the rest of this article»


Clarksville Fox moves to Championship Game

 

The Clarksville Fox, Clarksville’s women’s full contact semi-pro football team, will host a fundraising day of golf at Swan Lake Golf Course on Saturday, July 19.

The team defeated the New England Intensity 32-0 in the IWFL Tier Two Conference Wildcard Game. The Fox had a great offensive game accompanied with a defense that was “Off the Chain” only allowing 12 total yards of offense by the Intensity WOW. The Fox will work hard during the break before traveling to Chicago to play in the IWFL Tier Two Championship Game July 26th at 3:00 PM. «Read the rest of this article»


AAU Girls Basketball Championships coming to Clarksville

 

The AAU 14U Girls National Basketball Championship will be hosted in Clarksville on July 21-27. This event will bring over 1,000 basketball players to the community for a total economic impact of over $1 million, according to the Economic Development Council.

This year during AAU, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will also host a college referees’ camp that will take place simultaneously. This event will help officials qualify to referee at the NCAA level.

The Council urges sports enthusiasts to make plans to attend a basketball game during this week-long event. Games will be held at APSU Dunn Center, Kenwood Middle School, Kenwood, Northeast, Northwest, Rossview, and Clarksville High Schools starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. July 22-24. Championship and consolation bracket play will take place July 25-27 at selected gym sites.


Clarksville Fox to play for IWFL Tier II Championship

 

On July 26, 2008 the two best Tier II teams in the sport of women’s football will face off for the 2008 title.

The inaugural Tier II championship game is unique in several ways. Not only is this the first year this title will be awarded but it also the first year one of the contenders is not from the United States, making this the first ever international women’s tackle football championship game! «Read the rest of this article»




Clarksville Fox takes on N.E. Intensity in IWFL Tier II Conference Playoffs

 

The Women’s Full Contact Football Team the Clarksville Fox has finished the 2008 IWFL Tier II Regular Season in first place. The Fox joined the largest and most competitive women’s full contact football league the IWFL (Independent Women’s Football League) this season. The Fox finished the year with a record of 7-1 winning their division and also the first place seed in the post season playoffs.

The Fox would like to invite everyone in middle Tennessee and Kentucky to come out to Northwest High School in Clarksville, TN. on June 28th to watch them take on the wildcard team, the New England Intensity, in the playoffs. «Read the rest of this article»


Mixed Martial Arts: More than just a fad

 

The ring where the fights are to be heldCritics of mixed martial arts fighting might say that Fort Campbell and Clarksville are not ready for this type of event! Well, try telling that to the 600 plus spectators that showed up at Froggy’s Fight Night on the Fort Campbell army base in Kentucky for a invitational tournament held by the Scientific Street Fighting (SSF) Submission Academy.

Mixed martial arts or MMA is a style of fighting that combines a wide variety of fighting techniques; a mixture of Martial Arts traditions, boxing, and wrestling. The sport was made popular in the early 1990’s by the Gracie family of Brazil, who organized some of the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts in the country. Its popularity had already reached legendary proportions throughout Japan, Europe and the Pacific regions of the world under the name “Vale – Tudos”, or “Anything Goes”. «Read the rest of this article»


Clarksville Fox plays for Division slot

 

The women of Clarksville Fox are looking for a win and a Division playoff spot Saturday, May 17, when they take on Baton Rouge Fuel at Northwest High School at 7 p.m.. The Clarksville Fox is 4-0 and is ranked 12th in the IWFL out of 43 teams.

The Clarksville Fox is a Women’s Full Contact Semi-Pro Football Team. 2007 was the first year for the Fox and they enjoyed success on the field making it to their league’s Championship Game. The Fox also achieved success off the field as a women’s sports organization the community of Clarksville is proud of and supported with great crowds at the games. «Read the rest of this article»

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