West Creek High School will be having its second annual Midnight Madness on November 9th at 8pm at the West Creek High School Gym.
Admission is $5 for Ages 12 to ADULT and $2 for Kids Ages 6-11.
All Coyotes and Lady Coyotes Basketball Fans are invited to enjoy a night of fun, games, prizes, contests, music, merchandise sales and action.
Come to the Coyotes Den as we kick off our 2012-2013 Basketball Season.
West Creek High School Midnight Madness
When: November 9th 2012
Time: 8pm (Doors open at 7:30)
Where: West Creek High School Gym
Admission: $5 Ages 12 to ADULT
$2 Kids Ages 6-11
ATLANTA — If outfielder Michael Bourn doesn’t return to the Braves next season, the club will be compensated with a selection in next year’s Draft.
The Braves made themselves eligible for this potential compensation when they made Bourn a qualifying offer before Friday’s deadline. This offer is a product of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
This new agreement has eliminated the process that rated free agents as Type A or Type B to determine the level of compensation a club would receive if it lost one of its rated free agents after offering arbitration.
Now to receive compensation, a team must make a free agent a qualifying offer — a one-year contract with a salary value that equals the average of the top 125 salaries from the year before. This offseason, those offers will be a $13.3 million salary for 2013.
Players must accept this offer within seven days, so they cannot use it as a fallback option while they search for a better deal all offseason.
Conventional thinking says its highly unlikely that Bourn or any other free agent in line for a lucrative multiyear deal would choose to pull himself off the free-agent market as early as next weekend.
If the player declines this offer and then signs with another club, the team that signs him will forfeit a Draft pick. The loss would be a first-round pick unless that team has one of the Draft’s first 10 selections. In that case, the signing club would lose a second-round pick.
The club that lost the free agent will not receive the signing club’s Draft pick. Instead, it receives a selection during the compensation round, which separates the first and second rounds of the Draft.
It was not surprising that David Ross, Peter Moylan, Reed Johnson and Chad Durbin did not receive a qualifying offer from the Braves. While there is a chance that each of these players could return to Atlanta, none of them will receive a salary close to the $13.3 million figure this offer would provide.
Beginning Saturday, Major League clubs will be permitted to begin negotiating with all free agents. Over the course of the days and weeks that follow, the Braves will get a better sense of how much it will cost to re-sign Bourn.
With the Nationals, Phillies and Reds recognized as potential suitors for the speedy center fielder, industry sources have suggested that Bourn could receive a five-year contract with an average annual salary of at least $15 million.
If the cost indeed proves to be this high, there is a good chance the Braves will look elsewhere to fill their needs for a center fielder and leadoff hitter.
Bourn hit .274 with a career-high nine home runs, 42 stolen bases and a .739 OPS this past season. On the downside, he batted .225 with a .335 on-base percentage after the All-Star break and struck out 155 times as a leadoff hitter.
To put that in perspective, Dan Uggla set the Braves franchise record with 156 strikeouts in 2011 and then broke his own record with 168 strikeouts this past season.
Bourn has recorded at least 40 stolen bases each of the past five seasons and he led all Major League outfielders with a 22.5 UZR/150 (ultimate zone rating per 150 games) this year.
There is no doubt that Bourn’s speed has put him in position for a significant payday. But given the fact that he will turn 30 in December, there could be some concern about the value his legs will provide near the latter portion of a five-year deal.
CLARKSVILLE – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team hosts NAIA member Martin Methodist in a 7 p.m.game tonight at the Dunn Center that will serve as its lone preseason exhibition test. The Lady Govs are 5-1 in exhibition contests under head coach Carrie Daniels, including five consecutive wins against NAIA competition.
Martin Methodist, located in Pulaski, got its regular-season slate underway Oct. 26 and has a 2-3 record, including an 81-49 victory against Pensacola Christian, Saturday. The RedHawks played UT Martin in a Nov. 1 exhibition contest, losing a 96-57 decision.
Austin Peay and Martin Methodist have met four times previously during the regular season, APSU holds a 2-1 series lead but MMC won the last meeting between the two teams in 1998.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Date: Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 | Tipoff: 7 p.m. (CT)
Location: Clarksville, Tenn. | Arena: Winfield Dunn Center (7,257)
Radio: Governors Sports Network (David Loos, play-by-play and Van Stokes, analyst)
Live Stats: www.LetsGoPeay.com | Live Audio: www.LetsGoPeay.com | ipTV: www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Head Coaches: Austin Peay – Carrie Daniels (Austin Peay, 1996) is 72-117 (.381) in her seventh season as a head coach at Austin Peay. Martin Methodist – Jamy Bechler (Hiram, 1996) is 38-30 (.559) in his fourth season at the school and 123-169 in 10 seasons as a head coach.
2012 Records: Austin Peay (9-22, 5-11 OVC) |Martin Methodist (19-13, 7-9 TranSouth)
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – In the most recent release of Graduation Success Rates (GSR) by the NCAA, Ohio Valley Conference teams continue to show improvement.
The federal graduation rate, while less inclusive than the GSR, provides the only measure of historic academic comparison between student-athletes and the general student body. By this standard, student-athletes consistently outperform nearly all their peers in the student body.
The NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate includes transfer students and student-athletes who leave in good academic standing, unlike the federal graduation rate, which does not count transfers. That makes GSR a more accurate reflection of the mobility of college students. The GSR and federal rate calculations each measure graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment.
Nationally, the GSR for the last four graduating classes of all Division I student-athletes (2002-2005) remains at 80 percent, an all-time high for the NCAA; the national average for the last cohort (2005) was 82 percent. The OVC’s overall single-year GSR average did not go down whereas, on average, most of Division I did see a decrease.
One notable improvement came in the sport of baseball. The OVC’s single-year GSR improved from 79% (2004 cohort) to 80% (2005 cohort) which ranked the OVC baseball programs 10th out of 31 Division I conferences included in the data. The 80% total is 4.9 percent higher than the national GSR average for baseball.
In the sport of men’s basketball the OVC’s single-year GSR improved from 61% to 75% (a 23% increase overall), which now puts the league’s programs above the national average in that sport.
The single-year GSR for women’s basketball improved to 80%, moving the OVC’s national ranking in that sport up four spots among Division I conferences.
MARTIN, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team battled regular season champion UT Martin in Sunday’s Ohio Valley Conference Championship match but two late goals by the hosts were too much for the Lady Govs to overcome. Austin Peay fell to UT Martin, 2-0, in the 2012 OVC Tournament Championship match at Skyhawk Field.
Austin Peay (12-8-1) falls in the OVC Championship match for the second time since 2010, when the Lady Govs lost to host Morehead State. UT Martin (13-5-3) wins its second consecutive OVC Tournament title.
“It was a hard-fought battle,” said head coach Kelley Guth. “I’m very proud of the season we had. We’ve come a long way and we have a lot to be proud of this year.”
The teams would trade possession in the midfield for the early part of the first half. Neither side would attempt a shot until junior Morgan Zigelsky’s 20th minute laser that was saved by UT Martin’s Mariah Klenke.
In the 30th minute, sophomore Claire Pultz lobbed an Austin Peay corner kick into the box, where junior Joceline Quiceno headed it toward the net. Klenke punched that away to keep the match scoreless.
Junior Haylee Shoaff would pull off an amazing save in the 39th minute to keep the two sides level. UT Martin’s Dominika Conc got in behind the Lady Govs defense and steamrolled toward the goal unimpeded. Shoaff was able to deflect the shot out of bounds and Austin Peay cleared the ensuing corner kick to take the match into halftime with no score.
Austin Peay got the first good chance in the second period. In the 52nd minute, a pass through the box by senior Emily Perkins found junior Andy Quiceno’s foot. When Klenke came out to challenge, Quiceno fired a shot that went just left of the net.
Two minutes later, Perkins charged toward the net and fired a shot wide to the right, keeping the pressure on the UT Martin defense.
UT Martin got a chance at the 60-minute mark off a corner kick. Lucy Pater headed the ball over Shoaff’s outstretched hands, but the ball ricocheted off the cross bar and Austin Peay was able to clear it away.
Andy Quiceno got another chance in the 65th minute, breaking away from the pack. Klenke came out to meet her and made the one-on-one save to keep the game scoreless.
In the 72nd minute, UT Martin found the back of the net. Off a free kick, Hannah McGowen served the ball into the box, where Alyssa Curtis headed it in. The goal put Austin Peay behind in a match for the first time since its Sept. 28 loss at UT Martin.
In the 81st minute, Midori Sera bounced a goal in off the upper left corner of the cross bar to give the Skyhawks some breathing room. Austin Peay tried to rally late, but the Lady Govs couldn’t find an answer for Klenke, who finished with five saves.
Shoaff, Perkins and junior Natalia Ariza were named to the All-Tournament team. This match concluded the 2012 campaign for the Lady Govs, and the careers of six seniors: Perkins, Jazzmine Chandler, Sara Kluttz, Jocelyn Murdoch, Renny Robinson and Stephanie Weider.
“These seniors were the foundation of our program,” Guth said. “It’s going to be hard work to get back to this level but we have a lot of players coming back who will be motivated to get us back here next season.”