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About: Chris Austin


    Chris AustinChris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
    Email: chris_austin24@yahoo.com



Chris Austin's Articles:

    Instant Peay Play: Two former APSU Governors going through NFL Training Camps

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the beginning of the college football preseason just around the corner, two former Austin Peay State University (APSU) football players are already working hard in National Football League training camps looking to earn a spot on their team’s respective rosters.

    Wide receiver DJ Montgomery is working out with the Cleveland Browns in Berea, OH, while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is in Richmond, VA, with the Washington Redskins at the Bon Secour Redskins Training Camp Center.

    Former Austin Peay Football receiver Dj Montgomery is trying out with the Cleveland Browns while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is working out with the Washington Redskins.

    Former Austin Peay Football receiver Dj Montgomery is trying out with the Cleveland Browns while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is working out with the Washington Redskins.

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    Instant Peay Play: OVC Football Media Day marks unofficial start of fall season for APSU Sports

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Ohio Valley Conference Football Media Day taking place in Nashville, TN, July 22nd it marks the unofficial start of fall sports for Austin Peay State University (APSU).

    Along with the football team, men’s and women’s cross country, soccer and volleyball will be starting their 2019 season’s over the next month, or so, while baseball softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf will be seeing action during their non-traditional season’s during the fall semester.

    APSU Football kicks off season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina Central, August 29th.

    APSU Football kicks off season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina Central, August 29th.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Soccer less than a month away from exhibition opener

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the July calendar reaching its mid-way point, it leaves less than a month before the Austin Peay State University soccer team returns to the pitch to open its 2019 season.

    The Governors were 8-8-1 overall in 2018 – including a 3-6-1 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play – under then first-year head coach Naomi Kolarova and enter the season looking to put the pieces together to replace 11 players off last year’s roster, while also looking to make a return to postseason action.

    Austin Peay Women's Soccer kicks off 2019 with tune up match against Georgia State at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field, August 12th. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Women’s Soccer kicks off 2019 with tune up match against Georgia State at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field, August 12th. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Govs Jacques Pucheu, Morgan Rackel achieve career-defining moments

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Two former Austin Peay State University (APSU) student athletes had the biggest career achievements happen for them this past week, with former Governors baseball pitcher Jacques Pucheu having his professional contract bought by the Cincinnati Reds, while former APSU softball pitcher/outfielder Morgan Rackel was named to the Canadian National Team roster for the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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    Former APSU Gov, Clarksville native Ryne Harper making the most of MLB opportunity

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After nine years and just over 300 games bouncing around in the minor leagues, former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governors baseball player, and Clarksville native, Ryne Harper is off to a great start in this first action in the major leagues.

    In a team-leading 30 appearances so far this season with the Minnesota Twins, Harper is 2-0, with a save, five holds, a 1.93 ERA, and 27 strikeouts to just six walks in 28 innings of work.

    Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

    Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

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    Instant Peay Play: Morgan Rackel signing pro contract adds to APSU Athletic Department Legacy

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With former Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball player Morgan Rackel signing a professional contract this week to play softball with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, of the National Pro Fastpitch League, it adds yet another chapter to the athletic department’s history and legacy.

    Over the last 60-or-so-years, over 100 former Governors from at least nine different sports have gone from playing for the red and white in Clarksville to the professional ranks in their respective sports, with Rackel joining that select group this week as the first former Govs softball player to make a professional roster.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball enters postseason looking to rebound from 2018’s finish

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team enters this weeks Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament, at Rent One Park in Marion, IL, looking to shake-off last week’s sweep to Jacksonville State as well as last season’s tough finish.

    The Govs (30-23, 19-11 OVC) entered last week’s final OVC series versus JSU looking to win the regular-season title and the first-round bye that goes with it, but suffered its first OVC sweep instead at the hand of the Gamecocks, settling for the second-seed in the up-coming tournament.

    Austin Peay Baseball begins OVC Tournament this Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball begins OVC Tournament this Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball have title opportunity with season-closing series versus Jacksonville State

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After nine conference weekends and 27 conference contests, Austin Peay State University (APSU) has put itself into a position to claim the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title this coming week, at Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park, when it hosts Jacksonville State.

    The Governors (29-20, 19-8 OVC) enter the final three-game OVC series at home this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tied with Jacksonville State (30-21, 19-8 OVC) for the top spot in the conference standings, but more importantly knowing a series win this week versus the Gamecock will not only give them their first regular-season OVC title since 2012, but also earn them a key first-round bye in the upcoming OVC Baseball Championship Tournament.

    Austin Peay Baseball finishes OVC regular season with three game winner take all title showdown against Jacksonville State at Raymond C. Hand Park this week. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball finishes OVC regular season with three game winner take all title showdown against Jacksonville State at Raymond C. Hand Park this week. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Historic week for APSU Governors Athletics

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – If you’re a fan of Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics this was a week to remember, as championships were won, records were set, and teams surged to the top of their respective sports standings in Ohio Valley Conference play.

    The women’s tennis team continued their undefeated run this season, improving to 22-0 overall – the only undefeated team left in NCAA Division I – by winning their two matches at the OVC Championship Tournament to win the conference’s title and punch their ticket into the NCAA Championship Tournament.

    Austin Peay Women's Tennis are the 2019 OVC Tournament Champions. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Women’s Tennis are the 2019 OVC Tournament Champions. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Women’s Tennis completes historic undefeated regular season

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – In the long history of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletic department there have been many successes, wins, unforgettable memories, moments and championships over its many decades of competition, but this past Saturday at the Governors Tennis Center the women’s tennis team recorded the rarest or rare accomplishments by an APSU squad –an undefeated regular season.

    The Governors finished the 2019 regular season 20-0, matching the only other undefeated APSU team in school history – the 1939-40 men’s basketball team – who also finished their season 20-0, including recording the program’s only victory versus Vanderbilt.

    The Austin Peay Women's Tennis team. (APSU Sports Information)

    The Austin Peay Women’s Tennis team. (APSU Sports Information)

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