Rookies Lift Stars over IceHogs
The Texas Stars (36-29-4-3) used five players with a combined 30 games of professional hockey experience in their battle with the Rockford IceHogs (33-29-4-6) for the final divisional playoff spot. And those players stepped up to the challenge.
Stars’ goalkeeper Jake Oettinger, in only his second professional career game, held…
Texas meets Texas State in Exhibition
The University of Texas Longhorns and Texas State University Bobcats volleyball teams met for the third time in a year at Gregory Gym on the UT Campus. The last meeting was in the NCAA Regional Playoffs in November 2018.
This match-up had less on the line as both teams were…
Astros’ AA, AAA Talent Meet in Pre-season
The Houston Astros’ have developed a consistent World Series contenting team through the strength of their farm-team organization. Those prospects met at the Dell Diamond as the AA Corpus Christi Hooks took-on the AAA Round Rock Express.
The anticipated Opening Day roster for the Express is loaded with talent. The…
Austin Bold top San Antonio in Inaugural
The Austin Bold FC (3 games, 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss) defeated the San Antonio FC (4,0,3,1) in their inaugural home match by a score of 1-0. A standing room only crowd of 5,803 filled Bold Stadium on a cool night stoked by a strong wind out of the…
Texas State Competes in Texas Relays
The Texas State University Track and Field team sent 24 athletes to the 92nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myer Stadium. The Squad place among the top ten finishers in five of the eleven events in which they competed.
For the first time in recent memory, Texas…
Texas takes Manitoba in Come-from-Behind Win
The Texas Stars pulled off an exciting come-from-behind third period win against the Manitoba Moose. It was an important win for the Stars as they fight with the Moose and two other teams for the final playoff spot in the AHL
“I think the whole group gave us good minutes tonight. …
Rodeo Austin Competition Narrows
Rodeo Austin entered its second week of competition, as 96 athletes competed for 16 playoff round position. The number of nightly competitors decreases in the more dangerous events as the athletes become satisfied with their chances of advancing. The two-night Playoff Round starts Thursday.
The night was not without danger,…
Herta Become Youngest IndyCar Winner
A mechanical problem and an accident created a record-breaking outcome to the inaugural running of the IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas. Colton Herta, six days shy of nineteenth birthday, became the youngest ever winner of an Indy car race.
Top qualifier Will Power led every lap, with…
Wolves Too Much for Stars
The division leading Chicago Wolves (38-19-5-3) showed their maturity and defeated a greener Texas Stars (32-28-4-3) by a score of 4-to-1 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park.
Chicago showed great patience, cycling the puck until an opportunity presented. Texas, on the other had looked a little unsettled. Texas played four…
Askew Dominates COTA Indy Lights
It was a one-man-show. Rookie Oliver Askew, the 22-year-old racer for Andretti Autosport, totally dominated the Indy Lights competition at the Circuit of the Americas. This was the inaugural running of Indy Lights and IndyCar at the circuit.
Askew won races 1 and 2 with his fastest time of less than 40 minutes,…
Spurs End Season on Down Note
The Austin Spurs (20-29) took on the Sioux Falls Skyforce (24-25) in their final home game of a lackluster year. This year’s Spurs bore little resemblance to last year’s NBA G-League Champion, despite returning five players from last year’s squad.
Austin jumped to an early 36-23 lead in the first…
Stars over Griffins in Massive Third Period
The Texas Stars dug deep and pulled out a huge win against Grand Rapids Griffins. A scoreless first period, led to a tight second period, was followed by an explosive third. Stars won 6-3. The Stars are battling with Rockford for the final playoff slot.
Defenseman Gavin Bayreuther scored the…
Spurs Hold Off Legends
There wasn’t much on the line for either the 20-and-28 Austin Spurs or the 16-and-33 Texas Legends. Both teams have been out of meaningful playoff contention for while, and the season had not lived up to expectations for either the players or coaches.
With not much to lose, the Spurs played…
Spring Brings Rodeo Austin
There are two rights of spring in Central Texas: Bluebonnets and Rodeo Austin. The presence of the bluebonnets pre-dates the first settlers. And Rodeo Austin has been here nearly as long. Well, almost.
The rodeo started in March 1940 as local young men and boys herded 20 caves calves to West…
Elite Start Strong but Fade
The Austin Elite Rugby (0-7) club took on the Seattle Seawolves (5-2) at the Dell Diamond on Saturday evening. The Seawolves, currently in second place in Major League Rugby (MLR), won the championship last year. The Elite, who made the playoffs last season, are currently in the MLR cellar.
#12 Texas Overwhelms Texas Southern
It may have looked like an extended batting practice, but it was actually the #12 Texas Longhorns (13-6) taking on the Texas Southern Tigers (2-11). The Longhorns won by an impressive score of 17-3.
Starting Texas pitcher Matt Whelan (2-0) had a good outing and earned the win. The right-handed…
Stars Trounce Rampage
It’s all about the playoffs. That’s the mindset of Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.
“Every game we play is the playoffs,” said Laxdal. “Every game is going to be a grind and it will be a sprint to the finish.“
If you look at the AHL Central Division, there are…
Spurs Come From Behind Top Kings
The tenth placed Austin Spurs (18-26) resembled their former selves as they took on the fourth place Stockton Kings (27-18) and won by a score of 128 to 107.
Expectations for the Spurs were low. Austin had lost 7 of the last 10 games, including the last two, and…
Ferrari Takes Blancpain GT Day 2
The second day of Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Circuit of the Americas could not have been more different than the first.
Saturday’s warm, yet overcast, conditions were as inviting to the fans as they were to the K-Pax Racing team, who took the two top podium spots. Sunday…
K-Pax Racing Tops Podium at COTA
The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) opened its 2019 racing season with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America auto racing series. Austin was the first of eleven stops on this year’s schedule.
This weekend’s competition featured the Grand Touring (GT) class of luxury-brand vehicles. These two-door vehicles are rear-wheel drive, turbocharged,…
Stars Drop Defensive Contest in OT
“We don’t have the fire-power to score 4, 5 goals a game. We have to play the 1-0, 2-1 games,” said Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.
And that’s exactly what the Texas Stars (27-24-4-3) did as they took on the division leading Chicago Wolves (33-17-5-1), and lost 2-1 in…
Frustration Shows as Spurs Fall
The Austin Spurs (16-24) lost their fifth game in a row, falling to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (29-14) by a score of 128 to 113 at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park.
The Spurs carefully scripted their plan in the pre-game shoot-around. And that plan work as the Spurs…
Stars Rise Up Over Admirals
Rise up. That was Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal’s pre-game speech to his team. “We got guys up in Dallas (with the parent club) and we got to get guys rising up,” Laxdal said.
And rise up they did.
The Texas Stars (27-23-3-3) defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (23-22-11-1), 4-2. …
USA Eagles out-last Team Brazil
The Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) came to the Dell Diamond matching the USA Eagles versus Brazil. The USA rolled over Brazil in the first half, leading by a many as 19 points. A come-from-behind surge by Team Brazil fell short and the USA Eagles held on to win 33-28. This was…
#19 Texas Makes it Look Easy Over Tech
University of Texas Longhorns head coach Karen Aston usually sports a dourer look courtside during games. But a hint of satisfaction broke through the stern demeanor as the Longhorns (21-6, 11-4 Big 12) defeated the Texas Tech Lady Raiders (12-14, 3-12 Big 12) 81-57 at the Frank Erwin Center.
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