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APSU Governors Football set for Friday afternoon scrimmage

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for the final time in preparation for the 2014 football season, 4:00pm, Friday, at the APSU intramural field.

With the scrimmage Friday and classes starting Monday, it signals an  end to preseason camp as the Governors prepare to open the 2014 seasons, 6:00pm, Saturday, August 30th, against Memphis in the Liberty Bowl.

Austin Peay State University's football team will scrimmage for a second time Friday afternoon at the APSU Intramural Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for a second time Friday afternoon at the APSU Intramural Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Stadium construction heads into final phase

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – New Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction.

Friday saw turf finally starting to be laid after drainage issues delayed that aspect. Lettering was being placed high along the stadium’s southeast side.

Also this week light standards along the east side were erected and elevated to their proper positioning.

Austin Peay State University's new Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s new Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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Nashville Sounds fall to Memphis Redbirds 7-5, remain in first place

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN -  The Nashville Sounds suffered a 7-5 loss to the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds in front of a season-high crowd of 10,251 fans on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium.

The series finale defeat snapped the first-place Sounds’ season-best six-game winning streak. Nashville (46-42) finished its homestand with a 6-2 record.

Memphis jumped out a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning against Sounds starter Taylor Jungmann. The right-hander walked the bases loaded with two outs before giving up a two-run single to center by Pete Kozma.

Nashville Sounds fall to Memphis Redbirds 7-5, remain in first place (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds fall to Memphis Redbirds 7-5, remain in first place (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds extend win-streak to five games over Memphis Redbirds, 8-5

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN - The first-place Nashville Sounds (45-41) used a seven-run explosion in the bottom of the sixth to pick up an 8-5 win over the Memphis Redbirds (38-45) at Greer Stadium on Tuesday night, extending their win streak to five games.

Nashville trailed 3-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth when Jeremy Hermida jump started the Sounds’ rally with a one-out solo home run. Hermida finished the game going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks. He has now reached base in 26 consecutive home games, the longest streak by any player in the PCL this season.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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Two former Clarksville High School basketball standouts to join Martin Methodist basketball program

 

Martin Methodist RedHawksPulaski, TN - The Martin Methodist College Men’s Basketball Program got a big boost this week as head coach Scott Combs recently announced the signing of Monte Burney and Dajion “Dada” Williams.

The Clarksville, Tennessee natives and former Clarksville High School standouts are expected to bolster a strong RedHawk returning roster that is gearing up for another NAIA national tournament run.

Former CHS basketball standouts join Martin Methodist Basketball program. (MMC Sports Information)

Former CHS basketball standouts join Martin Methodist Basketball program. (MMC Sports Information)

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APSU’s Colby Wilson’s “Tuiasosopo and Siliva Bring Samoan Culture to Clarksville” feature honored by CoSIDA

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University sports information coordinator Colby Wilson was selected the District 4 winner for Story with a Video in the 2014 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Fred Stabley Sr. Writing contest.

Wilson’s feature/video “Tuiasosopo and Siliva Bring Samoan Culture to Clarksville” saw football players Isaiah Tuiasosopo and Iosua Siliva describe the cultural differences between their native Samoa and Clarksville both on and off the field plus talk about the adjustments of being so far from home. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones ends NCAA run

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUEugene, Ore - Sophomore Breigh Jones got out to an early lead but couldn’t make it stand up in Heat Three of the semifinals in the 400m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Wednesday, at Hayward Stadium.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field sending Breigh Jones and Kaylnn Pitts to NCAA East Preliminary Round. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field sending Breigh Jones and Kaylnn Pitts to NCAA East Preliminary Round. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL - Breigh Jones is going to Oregon.

The Austin Peay State University sophomore sprinter continued her ascension as one of the elite 400m runners in the nation with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam makes Appointments to State Boards and Commissions

 

Several Clarksville-Montgomery County Area Residents Selected to Serve

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 116 Tennesseans to 39 boards and commissions.

“I appreciate the commitment of these men and women and want to thank them for their willingness to serve the state,” Haslam said. “Tennessee will be well represented on these boards and commissions.”

Appointment terms are varied due to differing statutory requirements or term limits determined by specific qualifications.

Governor Bill Haslam appoints 116 Tennesseans to 39 boards and commissions.

Governor Bill Haslam appoints 116 Tennesseans to 39 boards and commissions.

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