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Northwest Wins Big League State Baseball Championship, Falls in Southeast Regionals

 

Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – The Northwest Big League Baseball team, ages 15-18, won the state tournament in Blountville, Tennessee. Northwest defeated East Nashville 4 -2 in the opener before falling to Blountville 6-5 to drop into the loser bracket.

With their backs against the wall, Northwest responded with an 11–4 win over East Nashville and two wins against Blountville by the same score of 11-0 to win the Tennessee State Championship for the 5th consecutive year.

Northwest Big League State Baseball Champions.

Northwest Big League State Baseball Champions.

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Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin named Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year

 

Vanderbilt CommodoresNashville, Tn -Two days after winning Vanderbilt’s first-ever men’s national title Commodores’ head coach Tim Corbin has been named National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.

Corbin led Vanderbilt to a 51-21 record, the Dores’ second straight 50-win season and third in the last four years. The Commodores returned to Omaha for the second time in four years winning the national title in just the school’s second-ever trip to the College World Series. Corbin surpassed 600 career wins during the season and now has 517 wins as the Commodores’ head coach, second-most in program history.

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Austin Peay State University to have Renowned Flutist William Bennett in concert, June 27th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Classical music aficionados throughout the area mark June on their calendars each year, because that’s when flutist William Bennett, considered “the greatest living flute player in the world,” hosts a special concert on the Austin Peay State University campus.

This year, he’ll perform his transcription of the Violin Sonata in f minor by Felix Mendelssohn at 7:30pm, Friday, June 27th, in the Mabry Concert Hall.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

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Vanderbilt Commodores beat Texas 4-3 at College World Series will play for National Championship

 

Men's College World Series - CWSOmaha, NE - The Commodores are going to be playing for a national championship on Monday night after defeating Texas, 4-3, in a winner-take-all contest Saturday night at the College World Series in Omaha.

Vanderbilt loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th inning and won the game on an infield hit from Tyler Campbell that scored right fielder Rhett Wiseman from third. Wiseman was among five Commodore players to notch two hits on the night.

Vanderbilt Commodores runner Bryan Reynolds (20) celebrates his run with pitcher Jared Miller (28) against the Texas Longhorns during game thirteen of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

Vanderbilt Commodores runner Bryan Reynolds (20) celebrates his run with pitcher Jared Miller (28) against the Texas Longhorns during game thirteen of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Alex Robles tabbed as NCBWA Freshman All-American

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSULynchburg, VA - Austin Peay State University baseball standout freshman Alex Robles continued adding to his postseason accolades, this time as a member of the first-team on the 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American teams, announced Monday.

APSU's Alex Robles named to NCBWA Freshman All-America Team. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

APSU’s Alex Robles named to NCBWA Freshman All-America Team. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Putnam County and Five additional East Tennessee Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include another Middle Tennessee county and five more northeastern Tennessee counties. Putnam, Sullivan, Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 27.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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NASA increases it’s Hurricane Research efforts

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – During this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is redoubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions.

NASA’s airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3 mission, will revisit the Atlantic Ocean for the fourth year in a row. HS3 is a collaborative effort that brings together several NASA centers with federal and university partners to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin.

Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite. At the time of the image, Amanda was a category 4 hurricane. Amanda's winds peaked at 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour, making it the strongest May hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific. (NASA/MODIS)

Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. At the time of the image, Amanda was a category 4 hurricane. Amanda’s winds peaked at 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour, making it the strongest May hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific. (NASA/MODIS)

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Austin Peay State University’s Breigh Jones crushes school record at NCAA East Preliminaries

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Breigh Jones stated that her goal at the NCAA East Preliminary was to break 54 seconds, since she hadn’t done that yet in 2014.

Well, mission accomplished. And then some.

The Austin Peay State University track and field sophomore crushed her personal-best and the school record by nearly a second with a 52.82 second run on her way to a top-10 finish in the first round of the 400m dash at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones crushes school record in top-10 finish at NCAA East Preliminaries. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones crushes school record in top-10 finish at NCAA East Preliminaries. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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USDA says $15M in Targeted Conservation Help Available to Farmers in Impoverished Communities this Year

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will target over $885,197 this year in technical and financial conservation assistance for Tennessee farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in persistent poverty rural areas.

StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity is a USDA effort that focuses high-priority assistance in rural communities in 20 states with a special emphasis on historically underserved farmers, ranchers and communities in counties with persistent poverty. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival sets record with over 41,000 patrons

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – It was a record setting year for Clarksville’s 2014 Rivers and Spires, as the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville saw over 41,000 Festival attendees over the April 24th-26th weekend.

Festival organizers say that this year’s event was the second largest Rivers and Spires to date, falling right behind the 2010 Festival.

2014 Rivers and Spires Festival draws over 41,000 people.

2014 Rivers and Spires Festival draws over 41,000 people.

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