Austin FC: Privacy is Job 1
12 May 2021
A recent Austin FC media event taught me an important lesson on Major League Soccer. Teams protect their privacy like a reluctant celebrity.
Don’t get me wrong. The team’s public relations team was top notch. The most professional and courteous group of professionals that you will meet. But they tightly…
Stars Top Tucson in Home Finale
09 May 2021
The Texas Stars (16-16-3-0) closed out their home season with an exclamation point, defeating the Tucson Roadrunners (13-19-2-0) by a score of 3-1. Three of the four goals came on power plays; the fourth on an empty net.
The first goal came off the stick of Texas’ Ben Gleason late…
Express Dominate OKC with Home Run Derby
07 May 2021
The sky was ablaze with fireworks, both during the Round Rock Express’ season opening game and the post-game pyro technique celebration. The Express (2-0) amassed 13 hits, including fire home runs, to trounce the Oklahoma City Dodgers (0-2) by a score of 15-6.
The Express’ offensive exhibition began in the…
Stars Rout Roadrunners, 7-2
06 May 2021
The Texas Stars (15-15-3-0) exploded from the first minute of play and crushed the Tucson Roadrunner (12-18-2-0) by a score of 7-2. This was the third game this season that the Stars scored seven goals. A different player scored on each occasion.
The Stars jumped to an immediate lead when…
Bobcats Fall to #5 Longhorns
04 May 2021
The Texas State Bobcat (19-27) lost the game but won some respect, losing to the #5 University of Texas at Austin Longhorns (36-11) by a score of 4-1. The Longhorn took both meetings this season.
The Longhorns drew first blood in the second inning. Lead-off singles by JD Petrinksky and…
Houston Closes Alt Season with Win
03 May 2021
Hopefully for the last time, ever, the Texas Rangers closed out their Alternate Training Site exhibition schedule against the Houston Astros. The Astros held the Rangers to a single hit and won by a score of 6-1. The Rangers close the exhibition season with an overall record of 7-6-1, going…
Monster Edge Stars in OT
02 May 2021
Cleveland Monsters’ goalkeeper Justin Kapelmaster, just 4-days into his professional try-out agreement, won his first AHL game while probably setting a record for the number of dropped sticks. Kapelmaster’s frenetic play led the Monsters (14-8-1-1) to a 3-2 overtime victory over the Texas Stars (14-15-3).
The action broke-out in the…
Scheel Shines in Stars Home Debut
29 Apr 2021
Adam Scheel’s debut on home ice was probably the finest goaltending exhibition made this season by the Texas Stars. Scheel was severely tested by the Cleveland Monsters (13-7-1-1) and lead the Stars (13-15-2-0) to a 2-1 overtime shoot-out victory.
Tonight’s game was the first for the Stars after completing a…
Royals Silence Rangers
27 Apr 2021
The Kansas City Royals bounced back to take the second game of their series against the Texas Rangers in Alternate Training Site exhibition play by a final score of 6-1. Royals starting pitcher Ronald Bolanos earned the win, holding the Rangers scoreless in five innings pitched, allowing just 2 hits.…
Rangers Rally to Best Royals
26 Apr 2021
The Texas Rangers put up six unanswered runs to come from behind and topple the Kansas City Royals, 6-5, in an Alternate Training Site exhibition game.
The Royals jumped to a 2-0 in the first inning. Kyle Isbel led off with a walk, followed by consecutive singles by Lucius Fox…
Gilgronis Extends Streak with Decisive Win
25 Apr 2021
The Austin Gilgronis (6-4) extended it win-streak to four matches with a decisive 42-15 win over the Seattle Seawolves (1-4). The AG earned a bonus point towards the league standing by scoring four or more tries in a match. Austin has the second-best record in the Western Conference and in…
Rangers Sweep Astros in Exhibition Finale
20 Apr 2021
The Texas Rangers’ offensive juggernaut continued its roll over the Houston Astros to win the final game in their Alternate Training Site series. The Rangers mustered 11 hits, 4 doubles and a home run in route to the 8-4 victory.
Texas opened the scoring in their half of the first…
Rangers Walk-Off in Style over Astros
19 Apr 2021
Texas Rangers left fielder Carl Chester rocketed a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for an 8-5 victory over the Houston Astros in an Alternate Training Site (ATS) exhibition game.
The Rangers jumped to an early 5-0 lead. Curtis Terry connected for a home run with…
Gilgronis Outlast Rugby ATL in Thriller
17 Apr 2021
In what was probably the most exciting game in Major League Rugby’s four-year history in Austin, the Austin Gilgronis (AG) defeated the Rugby ATL in a back-and-forth contest.
The ATL appeared the more determined team in their pre-game warmups, the pre-kickoff rituals, and in the opening minutes of play. ATL…
Rangers Take Astros in Alternate Training Site Exhibition
08 Apr 2021
The Texas Rangers bounced-back to take the second game of their series against the Houston Astros with a 4-1 win in Alternate Training Site exhibition play.
The Rangers opened the scoring in the fifth inning with a two-on home run by third baseman Anderson Tejeda. The Astros attempted a come-back…
Astros Top Rangers in Alternate Training Site Opener
07 Apr 2021
Professional baseball returned to the Dell Diamond, for the first time since September 13, 2019, in the form of a Major League Baseball Alternate Training Site (ATS) game. Today’s game pitted the ATS roster of the Texas Rangers against the Houston Astros, with the Astros winning 3-0.
Alternate Training Sites,…
Stars Bare Emotions in Fall to Wild
02 Apr 2021
Frustration got the better part of the Texas Stars (10-8-2-0) as they fell to the Iowa Wild (7-9-3-0), 4-0, in game three of their series.
Emotion took the better part of play after Nick Porco of the Stars sustained a blindsided attack by Turner Ottenbreit. The attack was in retaliation…
Wild Edge Stars in Tight Contest
31 Mar 2021
A fire storm of shots from the Texas Stars, most no closer than mid-faceoff circle, could not penetrate the Iowa Wild defense. The Stars (10-7-2-0) fell to the Wild (6-9-3-0), 2-1, to even their four-game series at 1-1.
Special teams failed the Stars. The normally effective power play unit, averaging…
Texas Tops Iowa with Big Ending
30 Mar 2021
Finishes like this are drawn on the white board, but them seldom go that way. Tonight, was the exception, as the Texas Stars (10-6-2-0) battled back and defeated the Iowa Wild (5-9-3-0), 4-3, in overtime.
With under two minutes to play in the game, and trailing 3-2, the Stars pulled…
Bobcat Track & Field Invitational: Day 3
27 Mar 2021
Saturday brough the final day of the 2021 Bobcat Track & Field Invitational hosted by Texas State University. Greater than two dozen schools from across the nation traveled to San Marcos to participate in the three-day event.
Nicola Ader of Nevada took the top honors in the women’s high jump…
Bobcat Track & Field Invitational: Day 2
26 Mar 2021
Friday brough the first full day of the 2021 Bobcat Track & Field Invitational hosted by the Texas State University. The annual event compliments the Texas Relays, held at the University of Texas in Austin, providing athletes with a broader array of competitive options within a short 30-mile drive.
Gilgronis Come-From-Behind Bid Falls Short
20 Mar 2021
The Austin Gilgronis and Utah Warriors are known for close matches. It was only appropriate that the 2021 season-opening match highlight these two teams. Last season the Warriors came-from-behind to eke out a 19-19 drawn. This year it was the Gilgronis making a come-from-behind bid that ultimately fell short.
Eagles Come from Behind, Top Stars in OT, Again
17 Mar 2021
The Texas Stars (8-4-2-0) took a punch to the gut and suffered their second overtime loss in two days to the Colorado Eagles (6-6-2-0). A fatal mistake on a power play set up the overtime, and another cost them the game.
Texas’ first shot-on-goal of the game came from Anthony…
Eagles Come from Behind, Top Stars in OT
16 Mar 2021
The Texas Stars out-lasted the Colorado Eagles for the first 20 minutes, but couldn’t hang-on for an entire game. The Stars (8-4-1-0) fell to the Eagles (5-6-2-0), 5-4, in overtime.
The first period was explosive with 7 goals scored in 9 minutes. Anthony Louis opened the scoring for the Texas,…
Stars Extend Win Streak to Five
12 Mar 2021
The Texas Stars (8-3-0-0) extended their win stream to five games with a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Eagles (3-6-2-0). Surprisingly, the game was much closer that the score indicates.
“When you’re on a little bit of a streak you’re probably going to get some bounces and win some you…
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