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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts – Lady Coyotes, Hash Browns and the WNBA

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – My brain has done it’s weightlifting by figuring out my taxes. Now, it is time for some cardio. Here are my Fourthoughts for this week.

Lady Coyotes Hang Tough
The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament concluded Saturday, April 12th. The fields at the Heritage Sports Complex were filled with 26 competing softball teams, including eight local teams.

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Charles Hand inducted into Austin Peay’s Red Coat Society Saturday night

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Charles Hand, chairman and CEO of Hand Family Companies and long-time supporter of Austin Peay State University’s athletics programs, was inducted into the Red Coat Society, Saturday night during halftime ceremonies of the APSU-Eastern Illinois basketball game.

In its 10th year, the Red Coat Society serves as a Hall of Fame of service for the Governors Club, APSU’s Athletics booster club.

Charles Hand inducted into Austin Peay's Red Coat Society Saturday night

Charles Hand inducted into Austin Peay’s Red Coat Society Saturday night

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Charles Hand to be inducted into Austin Peay Governors Club’s Red Coat Society, Saturday

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Charles Hand, chairman and CEO of Hand Family Companies and long-time supporter of Austin Peay State University’s athletics programs, will be inducted into the Red Coat Society, Saturday.

The Red Coat Society, now in its 10th year, serves as a Hall of Fame of service for the Governors Club, APSU’s Athletics booster club. This year’s ceremony will take place during halftime of the Governors’ 7:30pm basketball game with Eastern Illinois.

Red Coat Society. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Red Coat Society. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Busy week for Clarksville based Hand Family Companies

 

Budweiser of ClarksvilleClarksville Tn – It’s been an big week for Clarksville’s Hand Family Companies.  The Clarksville based beverage company was introduced as part of the new ownership group of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, and today it was announced that their Budweiser of Memphis facility was growing.

Charles Hand announced earlier this week that his company had acquired  West Tennessee Beverage Company LLC, an affiliate of Southwestern Distributing Company, and will operate the company out of his Budweiser of Memphis facility.

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Clarksville’s Hand Family partner in new ownership group of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies

 

Memphis GrizzliesClarksville TN - New Memphis Grizzlies owner, billionaire Robert Pera, introduced his ownership group at a standing room only media event at the FedEx Forum on Monday, saying he was “the luckiest man in the world right now.”

Pera, the CEO of Silicon Valley wireless networking company Ubiquiti Networks and Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien addressed the media and announced their new ownership group, which includes Clarksville based Hand Family of Companies.

Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera

Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera

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The Final Horne: In the end will the old skool Spurs win it all?

 

The Final Horne - With James D. HorneClarksville, TN – The NBA Playoffs are upon us and we’ll find out if the new guard in the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the LA. Clippers, the Miami Heat, the Chicago Bulls and the Memphis Grizzlies, can finally wrestle away the championship for the old guards, the L.A. Lakers, the San Antonio Spurs, the Boston Celtics or the Dallas Mavericks.

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Tailgating: Marc Gasol escapes from brother’s shadow, arrives as elite NBA big man with All-Star selection

 

Clarksville, TN – For much of his life, Marc Gasol has seemingly lived in the shadows.

Already growing up in the shadow of his older Pau Gasol, who starred for Spanish basketball powerhouse Barcelona, Marc continued to remain the forgotten Gasol when Pau was taken in the 2001 NBA Draft and shipped to the Memphis Grizzlies.

After the Gasol family made the move to Memphis to stay close to Pau, Marc continued to search for his own basketball glory.

Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol.

Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol.

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Wade Neely joins Clarksville Sports Network

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Wade Neely has joined WJZM radio to  join the Clarksville Sports Network in 2012.  Neely comes to WJZM after 21 months as the Sports Director of WKSR AM-FM in Pulaski, Tennessee. Neely was hired, after a nationwide search, to join former Leaf Chronicle sports writer, James Horne, in launching a new sports show on 1400 WJZM, “From the Sideline,” weekday afternoons, 3:00pm-6:00pm. Neely will also be a staff writer for ClarksvilleSportsNetwork.com, expected to be online  in 2012.

Wade Neely joins WJZM radio and the Clarksville Sports Network.

Wade Neely joins WJZM radio and the Clarksville Sports Network.

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Back to School Basketball Bash and Family Fun Day

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – As a follow up to the excellent article written by the Leaf Chronicle journalist Robert Smith highlighting several events at the Back to School Basketball Bash, LEAP would like to take a moment to recognize the CARE Program for its diligent efforts in orchestrating the Family Fun Day portion.

“We are very appreciative of the CARE program and Emmanuel Family Life Center for partnering with us on the event.” said Tamira Cole, LEAP Board President.

LEAP Back to School Basketball Bash

LEAP Back to School Basketball Bash

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