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Clarksville Students Take Part in Junior National Young Leaders Conference

 

Middle School Scholars to Walk in the Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

EnvisionWashington, D.C. – Outstanding middle school students from across the United States took part in an extraordinary leadership development experience, the 2014 Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC): Foundations of Leadership I, an Envision program.

The program provides a historical view of leadership and encourages young scholars to develop their own leadership skills and strategies for success in the 21st century.

(L to R) Kurstan Buck and Lexi Koon.

(L to R) Kurstan Buck and Lexi Koon.

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West Virginia defeats North Carolina in extra innings to reach Tournament of State Champions title game

 

Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – A dropped fly ball in extra innings allowed West Virginia to score what turned out to the game-winning run, July 27th on Morgan Field at Merricourt Park, to help them reach the championship game of the 9-10-year old Little League softball Tournament of State Champions.

Tied 4-4, with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Jillian Holly was able to come around and score from second base when a fly ball to medium left-center field was dropped by the North Carolina center fielder.

North Carolina would get a runner as far as second base — with one out — in the bottom of the inning, but Tayven Stephenson finished the complete-game victory by getting a groundout and a strikeout to seal away the victory. «Read the rest of this article»

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Football has its share of questions as reporting date nears

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the return and report date for Austin Peay State University football players nearing, questions abound for coach Kirby Cannon’s squad, as he enters his second season leading the program.

The one thing that probably wasn’t in question was any surprise in the Governors being picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll of conference coaches and sports information directors.

But that is where most of the non-questions end.

Austin Peay Football head coach Kirby Cannon at OVC Media Day. (Brittney Sparn - APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football head coach Kirby Cannon at OVC Media Day. (Brittney Sparn – APSU Sports Information)

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Prove It Clarksville: Day 13: Peace Out, Brother

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – I have to be honest with you … I’ve had a very hard time writing a blog today. You see, while I was standing on my street corner, someone stopped to tell me that a friend of mine had been killed in a car wreck. His name was Ken Murray.

I’ve only known him for a little less than a year, but we became friends quickly. If you’ve been reading my blogs, you’ve probably seen his comments. He was one of Prove It’s most vocal supporters.

Ken Murray

Ken Murray

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NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) discovers Comet that looked like an Asteroid

 

Written by Elizabeth Landau
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) has been observed by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft just one day after passing through its closest approach to the sun.

The comet glows brightly in infrared wavelengths, with a dust tail streaking more than 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) across the sky. Its spectacular activity is driven by the vaporization of ice that has been preserved from the time of planet formation 4.5 billion years ago.

Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) appeared to be a highly active comet one day past perihelion on July 7, 2014. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) appeared to be a highly active comet one day past perihelion on July 7, 2014. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Voters League Announces Endorsements for State Primary and County General Election

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.), a voters club comprised of local residents who meet monthly to discuss politics and the current state of governmental affairs, has announced its endorsements for the August 7th, 2014 State Primary and County General Election.

L.O.V.E. members are all active in the community in a variety of ways; they assemble to discuss issues that affect the community and work toward solutions that might benefit the community as a whole. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville National finishes third at Southeast Regional Softball Championship

 

Little League SoftballWarner Robins, GA - The Clarksville National 11-12 year old softball team, representing Tennessee, finished third at the Southeast Regional Little League Championship after a 5-4 loss to Georgia Sunday.

Tennessee scored two runs on two hits in the first inning, but Georgia answered back with a run of their own to make it 2-1.

Both teams failed to score in the second inning, but in the top of the third, Madison Haught drove a ball to right field that scored Madisen Blackwell, and Tennessee led by two, 3-1.

Clarksville Nationals, representing Tennessee, finishes third in Southeast Regional Softball Championship after 5-4 loss to Georgia. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Clarksville Nationals, representing Tennessee, finishes third in Southeast Regional Softball Championship after 5-4 loss to Georgia. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds blow lead late in 6-5 loss to Oklahoma City RedHawks at Greer Stadium

 

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville’s Michael Blazek Serves Up Quality Start; Matt Clark and Sean Halton Homer

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN -The first-place Nashville Sounds (58-51) had their win streak end at five games, as the Oklahoma City RedHawks mounted a four-run rally in the 9th inning to win 6-5 Sunday night at Greer Stadium.

With Sounds reliever Rob Wooten (0-1) on the hill in the 9th, the RedHawks pulled to within one run via a pair of RBI singles by Matt Duffy and Max Stassi, but it was nine-hole hitter Joe Schlafani who provided the game-winning blast: a two-out double off the right field wall that scored two runs. Stassi scored from first on the play, barely beating out the throw from the outfield.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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Clarksville Nationals run in the Little League Tournament of State Champions ends with 8-2 loss to Georgia

 

Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – Despite jumping out to an early lead Tennessee state champions Clarksville National saw its stay in the 9-10-year old Little League Tournament of State Champions come to an end, July 27th on Morgan Field at Merricourt Park, as they fell to Georgia 8-2.

The bats would be hot for Clarksville National to start the first inning, as they recorded four hits in scoring a pair of runs. «Read the rest of this article»

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Prove It Clarksville: Make a Stand with Kenny York Monday, July 28th

 

Clarksville, TN – Make a stand with Kenny!! Be part of the Prove It Movement on Monday. Meet us in the rear parking lot of the Refuge (635 Frosty Morn Drive) at 9:00am.

We’ll head out from there to various intersections, make a stand, and spread the word to the community about what it means to Prove It. We’re not able to get T-shirts in time, so be creative—pick up some neon yellow poster board and write “Do You Care?” and “Prove It!” in big block letters.

Please Share, and bring your friends with you on Monday—let’s make a city-wide impact for the sake of Clarksville’s homeless!

Come out and stand on the corner with Kenny York Monday.

Come out and stand on the corner with Kenny York Monday.

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