Round Rock Express best Nashville Sounds in season opener
The astronomical start of Spring was March 20th, but true Spring in Central Texas does not begin until the first pitch is thrown in a Round Rock Express game. Spring was sprung on April 6 as the Express took on the Nashville Sound at the Dell Diamond.
Only five Express players returned from last year’s…
Spurs close season with loss to Skyforce
The Austin Spurs played their final game of the 2016 / 2017 season against the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Expectations were high for a crowd of 5965 fans. Unfortunately, the game, as well as the season, was a disappointment for the Spurs’ fans.
The Skyforce controlled the game from the…
2017 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium
Greater than 7700 athletes competed in the 2017 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Spectrum, at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Some 40,000 fans saw 14 meeting records broken over the four-day event. Some of the record-breaking action included:
- Texas A&M’s Lindon Victor won the decathlon with score of 8,472 points, a stadium and collegiate record. …
Late surge puts Heat over the Stars
Stockton Heat goalkeeper Jon Gillies put in another strong performance to shutdown the Texas Stars. The Heat offense added two third period goals to insure the win.
Both teams were held scoreless in the first period. Hunter Shinkaruk of the Heat open the scoring at 4:06 of the second period with an un-assisted goal. Texas’s Matej Stansky tied the…
Underdog Spurs give OKC Blues the blues
Expectations were low for the Austin Spurs (23-24) as they took on the Oklahoma City Blues (32-15) at the HEB Center at Cedar Park. Not only were the Spurs the underdog, they were also tired, having arrived late the previous night from a road game against the Texas Legends. Austin tried…
Payback: Stars put out the Heat in OT thriller
Something was different tonight. The previously night the Texas Stars blew a 4-1 lead and ultimately lost to the Stockton Heat 5-4. Tonight the Stars didn’t play their normal soccer ball knock-around. The trainer didn’t come out to the ice for the pre-game warm-up. And the coaches left the locker room early before…
Stars lose heartbreaker to Stockton Heat
The struggling Texas Stars showed a glimpse of their former selves Friday night against the Stockton Heat. Texas got an early jump on the night, when Jason Dickinson scored on a power play at 2:35 in the first period. Dillon Heatherington added another Star’s goal at 15:02, and Texas led 2-0 at the end…
Warrior Edge Past Spurs
The Santa Cruz Warriors (28-19) edged out the Austin Spurs (19-22), winning 106-103. The Spurs entered the fourth period with a five-point lead, but the Warriors out-shot the Spurs 31-to-23 in the final frame. Santa Cruz put up eight unanswered points in the final 1:27 of the game.
Orlando Johnson led the Spurs with…
UT faces new reality as Big 12 play starts
The University of Texas Longhorn baseball team had high hopes this weekend as they began Big 12 Conference play against the #6 ranked Texas Tech University Red Raiders. The Longhorns entered the weekend with a 13-6 record and momentum they hoped would reclaim former glory days.
Texas dropped the Friday night…
Old rivals, UT, Texas A&M, meet again on the baseball diamond
Tuesday was a perfect evening for baseball as it brought two long time rivals together. The Aggies of Texas A&M University came to UFCU Disch Falk Field to compete with the Longhorns of the University of Texas.
The Aggies led the scoring with one run in fourth inning by Braden Shewmake who scored from…
Race to the bottom? Stars fall to Rampage
Has the long-standing IH-35 American Hockey League rivalry become a race to the bottom? The San Antonio Rampage and the Texas Stars are currently last and second-to-last, respectively, in the Western Conference of the American Hockey League’s Pacific Division. The teams met for the eleventh of 14 total matchups this season. Texas has won seven of…
Stars played hearts out, come up short
The Texas Stars played with intensity in their final home game of the season against the Iowa Wild. The action was so intense that than the first 20 minutes felt like the final two minutes of tight game.
Iowa jumped to an early lead with a goal by Alex Tuch. And they built…
Iowa Wild go wild against Texas Stars
The Iowa Wild beat the Texas Star with the first three shots on goal. But the beating did not end there.
Those three shots by the Wild resulted in goals by Sam Anas and Alex Tuch in the first 14 minutes of play. Anas and Tuch repeated the feat in the third period. They were…
Livo Jean-Charles posts career game
There’s something about playing in your big brother’s room that makes you act like your big brother. That was the case Thursday night when the Austin Spurs played in the AT&T Center, home of their parent team, the San Antonio Spurs.
The Austin Spurs took on the Deleware 87ers and look fabulous, especially on defense.…
Payback: Stars top Griffins in second meeting
The Grand Rapid Griffins manhandled the Texas Stars when they played four days ago and the Stars had but one thing on their mind: payback.
Travis Morin of Texas started the scoring mid-way through the first period. However, the second period, and most of the third, looked like a repeat of the last meeting.…
Spurs fall short in last minute push against Salt Lake City Stars
The Austin Spurs has a nucleus of a solid NBA-D team. But like a physics experiment gone awry, the results could be devastatingly bad if you insert foreign objects into its core. Such was the case Sunday afternoon when Bryn Forbes, Davis Bertans and Dejounte Murray made the short trip from San…
Tale of two halves: Griffins out do Star 5-2
The Texas Stars were the more aggressive team in the first 30 minutes of their game with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Texas jumped to an early lead on a goal by Cole Ully at 6:15 in the first period. Grand Rapids quickly followed suit on a power play goal by Evgeny Svechnikov at 10:10, and…
Cory Jefferson leads Austin Spurs over Long Island Nets
Cory Jefferson recorded his 16th double-double of the season with 19 points and 16 rebounds in 32 minutes. Bryn Forbes, On assignment from San Antonio, led Austin with 21 points and 2 rebounds in 30 minutes. And Charles Garcia also recorded a double-double off the bench with 13 points and 11 rebounds…
Lowly Iowa upsets Austin at home
The last place Iowa Energy surprised the Austin Spurs by taking a lead in the first two minutes of the game. They never looked back.
Iowa led by as much as 12 points in the first quarter, and increased that lead to as much to 13 points in the second quarter. Iowa…
Spurs out-shine the Suns
The Austin Spurs notched an impressive win in Friday’s game against the Northern Arizona Suns before 5561 fans at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. The Spurs have been underperforming in their three-point shooting. The Spurs made 57% three-point attempts, sinking 12 of the long balls.
Cory Jefferson continued to be his…
Nothing stops Spurs against Sioux Falls Skyforce
It took a minute and a half for the Spurs to put their first points on the board. But once they did, they never looked a back. In fact, the Spurs had their second best offensive performance in the history of the team. Key indicators like the three-point conversion rate (48%) and assists…
Wolves howl, bite Stars
The Chicago Wolves came out strong and fast against the Texas Stars Saturday night. Chicago put up two first period goals by Samuel Blais and Andrew Agozzino, the later on a power play. Texas scored the only goal of the evening on an effort by Ethan Werek late in the second period. However Chicago…
Stars Over Wolves in Overtime
Nick Ebert could have taken another 24 seconds, but he chose not. Instead the defenseman converted a 4-on-3 overtime power play to secure the win for the Texas Stars over the Chicago Wolves. It was the eighth goal of the season for Ebert.
Mike McMurtry of the Stars started the scoring at 6:41 of the…
Stars Overpower Tucson with Power Plays
The Texas Stars converted on four of seven power plays to beat the Tucson Roadrunners 6-2.
The Stars scored the first three goals of the game, starting with Travis Morin (16) at 10:39 of the first period. Julius Honka (6) followed at 12:10 with the first power play goal of the evening. And Nick…
Tucson Rally Falls Short, Stars in OT
The Tucson Roadrunners rallied to force an overtime period, but Matej Stransky’s goal secure victory for the Texas Stars.
First period play lacked energy, with neither team scoring. Stars’ Coach Derek Laxdal fired up the
players during the break and the team re-entered the ice with a new attitude. Ethan Werek started…
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