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APSU Baseball: Bat Govs open signing period with splash, nine sign NLIs

 

apsugovernorsFacing the loss of 11 seniors, including four pitchers, following the upcoming 2010 campaign, Austin Peay State University head baseball coach Gary McClure and his coaching staff had plenty of work to do on the recruiting trail. That work paid off, Wednesday, as nine players signed a letter of intent on the first day of the signing period.

The Govs signed eight high school seniors and one junior college sophomore to letters of intent. The nine players hail from seven different states: Tennessee, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey and New York. Four pitchers, including three left-handed hurlers, are included in the count along with two catchers and three fielders.

An APSU Baseball Game from 2008

An APSU Baseball Game from 2008

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The Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol comes to Clarksville

 

pch-logoOn Thursday morning the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol came to town. They were looking for Mrs. Cindy Milliron. After picking up a dozen roses, and a big bundle of balloons from Four Seasons Florist on Wilma Rudolph Blvd, we loaded up and headed to her  home.

The prize is part of a nationwide blitz, with one lucky winner in each of 101 cities. “Some folks don’t believe that we are “for real” or that we really give away real big checks” said Dave Sayer, the Prize Patrol Chief who appears in the company’s TV commercials. “All across the country we’re awarding 101 “Reality Checks” of $10,000 each – We are giving away over a million dollars – to show that winning at Publishers Clearing House and pch.com is a definite reality.”

PCH Prize Patrol Deputy Al Guerra holds one of the 101 Reality Checks

PCH Prize Patrol Deputy Al Guerra holds one of the 101 Reality Checks

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APSU Volleyball: Lady Govs close regular-season slate this weekend

 

apsugovernorsAustin Peay State University’s volleyball team will bring one of its most successful Ohio Valley Conference campaigns will come to a close when it hosts a pair of league contests this weekend. The Lady Govs will host Tennessee Martin in a 7 p.m., Friday contest before closing out the regular season with a 2 p.m., Saturday contest against Murray State at the Dunn Center.

This weekend also will bring to a close the careers of three Lady Govs players – Stephanie Champine, Kirstin Distler and Marisa Jordan. That trio will be recognized before the start of Saturday’s contest against Murray State.

Austin Peay wraps up the 2009 regular-season with a pair of Ohio Valley Conference matches this weekend. (Courtesy: Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Austin Peay wraps up the 2009 regular-season with a pair of Ohio Valley Conference matches this weekend. (Courtesy: Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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CD Review: Ben Wilson “Strange Dogs”

 

Ben is a beer drinking, firewalking buddy of mine from way back when he had long hair and I had short hair.  That being said, I was a little nervous when he asked me to write a review of new cd “Strange Dogs.”  What if I didn’t like it?  What if it wasn’t very good?  Let me cut to the chase, I think this is his best effort yet.

Ben_CD_FrontBen Wilson is a local musician via Elkton KY, now a Floridan, but always a local in my mind.  If you have read about Ben or heard someone describe his music, I am pretty sure the word “quirky” has been used.  That signature Ben Wilson “quirky-ness” is found on this cd, but there is a maturity to these songs that stands front and center.  Please do not take my use of maturity the wrong way; I am not implying his previous cd’s are childish, but on “Strange Dogs” he has turned a page in his songwriting and it shows.

My favorite song is track 10, “Elkton Trailor Park Blues.”  This Grateful Dead style blues jam is excellent. Another good track is “Anchors Aweigh,” which reminds me of the band, New Riders of the Purple Sage.  Ben’s influences of Dylan, Cash, and The Jayhawks shine through on many songs. The title track “Strange Dogs” was inspired by the many dogs and cats that he and his lovely wife Barbara, have fostered over the years. «Read the rest of this article»





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