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Channels lifts Governors to victory and OVC tourney No. 3 seed

 

Wesley Channels would not let Austin Peay State University lose.

APSU Governors LogoWith the Governors trailing 68-67 with less 19 seconds left in overtime, Channels drove the left side of the lane to hit a running one hander for the lead and then the senior guard knocked down a pair of free throws with 14.1 seconds to lift APSU to 71-68 win against Southeast Missouri, Saturday night, in Ohio Valley Conference action.

The victory improved the Govs to 17-14 overall and 11-7 in the OVC. More importantly the win allowed the Govs to clinch the No. 3 seed in this week’s OVC tournament. The Govs will play host to Tennessee Tech, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in tourney first-round action in Dave Aaron Arena.

Wesley Channels rises towards the basket with a determined look on his face. (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Wesley Channels rises towards the basket with a determined look on his face. (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Bullpen bails out Bat Govs in 13-8 win against Iowa

 

APSU Governors LogoIf Saturday is any indication Austin Peay State University’s baseball team may have found some pitching solutions for the 2010 campaign.

Freshman Matt Marsh and converted infielder Zach Gerler combined for five shutout relief innings as Austin Peay State University defeated Iowa, 13-8, in the Riverview Inn Classic at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The victory improves the Governors to 2-0 in the young season as they will complete tourney play by hosting Illinois State, noon, Sunday. Iowa fell to 1-1.

Catcher Trey Lucas was one of two players with three RBI in the Govs opening day victory against Illinois State, Friday. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

Catcher Trey Lucas was one of two players with three RBI in the Govs opening day victory against Illinois State, Friday. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Hot first-half shooting leads Govs past Jacksonville State

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University’s basketball team, behind 73.9 percent first-half shooting, rolled past Jacksonville State, 83-63, Monday night, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action.

The Governors snapped a two-game losing streak in improving to 15-12 overall and 9-6 in the OVC, while Jacksonville State fell to 11-15 overall, 7-9 in the OVC.

The Govs, who never trailed in the contest, broke open a 17-14 contest with a 17-2 run for a 34-16 advantage. The Govs built as much as a 21-point first-half lead—that coming on a Wesley Channels jumper to put APSU up 45-24—before settling for a 45-27 halftime lead as Anthony Campbell scored 13 points and Wesley Channels 12.  APSU connected on 17 of 23 shots in the first half and attempted just seven three pointers, connecting on four, after attempting 24 three pointers at Tennessee State.

Anthony Campbell drives up court (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Anthony Campbell drives up court (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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Women’s Basketball: Slow start dooms Lady Govs at Tennessee State

 

APSU Governors LogoNASHVILLE – An 18-point first half put Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team in a hole it could not dig out as it dropped a 68-57 Ohio Valley Conference contest to Tennessee State, Saturday night at the Gentry Center.

Despite a poor shooting performance – it made just 20.7 percent of its first-half field goals – Austin Peay (9-16, 8-6 OVC) was within four points, 20-16, with 6:50 remaining in the period. But the offense went without a point for 6:42 of the remaining time, only a Whitney Hanley basket ending the drought with eight seconds remaining. Meanwhile, Tennessee State closed the half with a 12-2 run and took a 32-18 lead into halftime.

Ashley Herring led the Lady Govs with 14 points in its loss at Tennessee State, Saturday. (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Ashley Herring led the Lady Govs with 14 points in its loss at Tennessee State, Saturday. (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Road-wary Lady Govs continue treacherous road trip with visit to inhospitable Murray State

 

APSU Governors LogoFresh off a disappointing loss in the first game of its current road trip, Austin Peay women’s basketball team will have little time to regroup before visiting Murray State in a 5:15 p.m., Saturday contest at the Regional Special Events Center.

Austin Peay has found success infrequently away from the Dunn Center this season, winning two of its 10 true road games this season, including Thursday’s 79-70 loss at Tennessee Martin. However, the Lady Govs will have to shake their road woes as four of their remaining six regular-season games will be away from the Dunn Center.

The Lady Govs also will have to get off to a better start than they have in their last two outings. Austin Peay has trailed by more than 20 points in the first half of its latest two losses. The offense has sputtered in the opening half, making just 33.3 percent from the field in both outings. «Read the rest of this article»

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12th Annual NSA Bass Fishing Tournament

 

On April 24th 2010, the Night Stalker Association we will be having their 12th Annual NSA Bass Fishing Tournament. All the money raised in this tournament goes directly to the Nightstalker Association Fund for Children with Terminally Ill Diseases and the Night Stalker Foundation for Children of Fallen Night Stalkers Scholarship Fund.

The tournament is run solely by volunteers and is supported by numerous donations by individuals and companies. This event started in 1998 when a Soldier in the 160th Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) shop with a terminally ill child had a financial need during an unimaginably trying time in his Family’s life.

Last year’s event saw over 160 registered teams and over 800 people who gathered either to fish or to support the Night Stalker Association and the Tournament. It is their hope that this year’s event will far surpass that of last year in both participation and donations. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Governors hold off Tennessee State

 

APSU Governors LogoFive players scored in double figures as Austin Peay State University rallied in the final half to defeat Tennessee State, 79-77, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action played at Dave Aaron Arena, Saturday afternoon.

Anthony Campbell led the Governors, who improved to 10-9 overall and 4-3 in the OVC, with his first career double-double, scoring 17 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Wes Channels added 16 points while Justin Blake, making his first start since the season’s second game, added 15.

Justin Blake scored a career-best 15 points in his second career start. (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Justin Blake scored a career-best 15 points in his second career start. (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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Rayner, Jamen post double-doubles in Lady Govs victory

 

APSU Governors LogoFor the second consecutive game, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team used a big finishing kick to post a victory, extending their winning streak to three games with a 77-66 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Tennessee State, Thursday night at the Dunn Center.

Sophomore Jasmine Rayner scoring two of her 21 points during APSU vs Tennessee State game Thursday night

Austin Peay (6-12, 5-2 OVC) closed the contest with an 18-6 run over the final five minutes. The Lady Govs converted 5-of-7 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws during the closing stretch. Sophomore Jasmine Rayner made the biggest impact down the stretch making both her field goals, converting three-of-four at the free-throw line and grabbing five rebounds in the final five minutes.

Tennessee State (6-10, 3-4) grabbed its final lead with 5:22 remaining on Jasmine Shuler’s three-point basket. Austin Peay’s Ashley Herring tied the game, 59-59, on the next possession with a pair of free throws – the game’s 10th tie. TSU’s LaDona Pierce made one of her two free throws to break the deadlock, but Herring responded with a layup to take the lead – the game’s 19th lead change – and APSU was on its way.

The Lady Tigers controlled most of a frantic first half – there were eight ties and 12 lead changes in the frame – and held a four-point, 36-32, lead at the break. TSU’s Oby Okafor posted a double-double in the opening half, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds. «Read the rest of this article»

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Mixed Martial Arts matches to be held at the Clarksville Speedway

 

This Saturday, Jan. 16th 2010 at the Clarksville Speedway (1600 Needmore Rd), the SSF Submission Academy will be hosting the SSF Invitational. There are 15 fights on the card.* Three of which are title bouts.

The first is for the SSF 170 belt, currently held by Joel Cooper 6-1 of The Bull Pit in Jackson, TN. Cooper will be fighting Cedrick Scates 9-4 from Team Relentless out of Union City, TN. The second title bout is for the SSF 205 belt, currently uncontested. Maurice Tunstall 3-0 of SSF will be fighting John Boyd 4-0 from Lonestar MMA out of Tyler, TX.

The final title bout is between SSF’s own Thomas Campbell 16-2 versus Anthony Jones 9-3 out of The Bull Pit. Campbell currently holds the 145 SSF title, the 145 KYFC title and the 145 HooknShoot title. Campbell won the HooknShoot title November 28th in Evansville, IN by competing in an 8 man tournament. Campbell fought three times that night to take home the very prestigious HooknShoot title. Jones currently holds the Mid South’s MMA Championship 145 title and the JAMMA 145 title. Campbell vs. Jones is a SuperFight with both fighters putting up one of their titles. Campbell’s SSF title and Jones’s Mid South title will both be up for grabs along with a 145 SuperFight Champion belt and 6ft trophy. Winner takes all! Both Campbell and Jones are turning pro in 2010. «Read the rest of this article»

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This game is for everybody

 

It’s just a few days away from what most people would call the biggest game in Saints history. I am finding myself so excited I can’t sleep. I have to myself admit, I can’t believe it. I seriously CAN NOT believe it. Think about it, how many times have the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS had a legitimate shot to actually win a championship?

No, this isn’t “just a ball game”. It’s much bigger than that. Few things apart from God himself can bring people together like football.

While I want the win as much as anyone, I don’t want to be selfish. There are other people that need and want this more than me. I seriously don’t have time or energy to list them all, but the Saints are carrying the hopes of several thousand people on their shoulders. «Read the rest of this article»

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