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APSU Basketball holds off Eastern Kentucky for 90-84 win

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Six Austin Peay State University men’s basketball players scored in double figures as a total team effort helped the Governors fend off Eastern Kentucky, 90-84, Thursday, in the Dunn Center.

The Govs (11-10, 6-3 OVC) got out to a hot start, hitting nine of their first 13 shots to double up the Colonels, 24-12, nearly halfway through the opening period.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball had six players in double figures in victory over Eastern Kentucky Thursday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball had six players in double figures in victory over Eastern Kentucky Thursday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Predators defeat New Jersey Devils behind Pekka Rinne’s fourth shut-out, 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators will head into the NHl All-Star break on a winning note, shutting out the New Jersey Devils, 3-0 behind Pekka Rinne’s fourth shutout of the season.

New Jersey has been shutout in it’s last two games, and have lost four straight.  Their depleted line-up, due to injury, has seen them go 2-7-3 in their last 12 games.  New Jersey is struggling in net with regular goaltenders, Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid both out with injuries. 

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) celebrates scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Prudential Center. (Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) celebrates scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Prudential Center. (Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

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#10 Tennessee Lady Vols beat Ole Miss, 75-66

 

Tennessee Athletics

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Freshman forward Rennia Davis tied her career high with 18 points and senior forward Jaime Nared recorded her eighth double-double of the season to lead the 10th-ranked Tennessee women’s basketball team to a 75-66 victory over Ole Miss on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
The Lady Vols ended a two-game skid by holding the Rebels to just 37 percent shooting and finishing the game with a 20-4 edge in fastbreak points.
 
Nared’s 15-point, 10-board double-double was the 17th of her career, while Davis matched her season-best scoring output from the Alabama State game on December 3rd.

Tennessee Women's Basketball gets 75-66 win over Ole Miss Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball gets 75-66 win over Ole Miss Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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APSU’s Fallon Baker scores 25 points to lead Govs past Eastern Kentucky

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – Looking to separate themselves from a crowded list of 4-4 teams in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team triumphed over Eastern Kentucky, Thursday.

Both teams were slow to get going on the offensive end in the first quarter, but the Govs defense made a statement early.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball junior guard Falon Baker had a career high 25 points in win over Eastern Kentucky. She also had two blocks and three steals. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball junior guard Falon Baker had a career high 25 points in win over Eastern Kentucky. She also had two blocks and three steals. (APSU Sports Information)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital names NCO and Soldier of the Year

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recognized its top NCO and Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony Friday, January 19th.

Sgt. Olivia Barker, assigned to LaPointe Army Medical Home and Spc. Ryan Washington, assigned to the hospital’s optometry department, were named NCO and Soldier of the Year, respectively, after competing in nine events with fellow candidates from the hospital and outlying medical homes.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander, Col. Anthony L. McQueen, presents Sgt. Olivia Barker the Army Commendation Medal during an award ceremony Jan. 19, for her selection as the hospital’s NCO of the Year. Barker and fellow candidates competed in nine events including marksmanship, a physical fitness test, written exam with essay, selection board appearance, land navigation and battle drills. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander, Col. Anthony L. McQueen, presents Sgt. Olivia Barker the Army Commendation Medal during an award ceremony Jan. 19, for her selection as the hospital’s NCO of the Year. Barker and fellow candidates competed in nine events including marksmanship, a physical fitness test, written exam with essay, selection board appearance, land navigation and battle drills. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

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APSU Baseball to hold first Scrimmage of the Season, Friday

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team holds its first intrasquad practice, including the season’s first scrimmage, Friday at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Friday’s practice and scrimmage kicks off a three-week run up to the Governors Opening Day, February 16th, against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Austin Peay Baseball to hold scrimage at 4:00pm Friday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball to hold scrimage at 4:00pm Friday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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American Red Cross Winter Blood Shortage reaches Critical Level

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month.

The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors.

Kavitha Gadiraju gives a whole blood donation. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Kavitha Gadiraju gives a whole blood donation. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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APSU Tennis’ Almantas Ozelis and Christian Edison ranked in OVC Preseason Rankings

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – Junior Almantas Ozelis and freshman Christian Edison, of the Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team, were both picked in the Top 10 in the Ohio Valley Conference’s Preseason Player Rankings, Thursday, as voted by the conference’s head coaches.

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101st Airborne Soldier receives Soldier’s Medal after saving Two from Burning Vehicle

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

The fitting Martin Luther King Jr. quote is a personal favorite of Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native, received the Soldier’s Medal, January 22nd, at Shaw Gymnasium in front of his unit and division leadership, for his actions that saved two lives last year.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, pins the Soldier’s Medal on Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief, during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell, Jan. 22. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native and seven-year combat veteran with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, received the award for heroism and his lifesaving actions when he rescued a couple from a burning vehicle, June 9, 2017.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, pins the Soldier’s Medal on Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief, during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell, Jan. 22. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native and seven-year combat veteran with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, received the award for heroism and his lifesaving actions when he rescued a couple from a burning vehicle, June 9, 2017.

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APSU Tennis’ Claudia Yanes Garcia and Lidia Yanes Garcia selected Top Two Players in OVC, Austin Peay ranked 2nd

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's TennisClarksville, TN – Twin sisters Claudia Yanes Garcia and Lidia Yanes Garcia, of the Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team, were selected as the top two players in the Ohio Valley Conference’s Top 10 Preseason Player Rankings, Thursday, as voted by the conference’s head coaches.

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