Goodbye to Seniors, on to SBC Tourney, TxSt Volleyball
12 Nov 2017
A good coach makes a difference to a team. A good, long-term coach makes the difference
for a program. Karen Chisum is the difference to the Texas State Women’s Volley program.
Coach Chisum is completing her 38th season as the head coach of the Texas State women’s volleyball program. In her…
Stars Repel Shock and Awe Attack
10 Nov 2017
The Grand Rapids Griffins drew a play from Desert Storm on Friday against the Texas Stars. Shock and Awe used overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze the Iraqis in the Gulf War. It worked convincing against the Iraqis, but not so well against the Stars.
The first ten minutes of the…
Cracks in the NBA Glass Officiating Ceiling
07 Nov 2017
This is my fifth season covering the NBA D League, now the NBA L League. A few times each season I would smile and think, “another crack in the glass ceiling,” when a woman was part of the officiating team. Imagine my surprise, and delight, when two women, Natalie Sago (#5) and Kelly Broomfield (9), were…
Paranormal Propels Bobcats, for a While
04 Nov 2017
It might have been lingering Halloween spirits, or supernatural doppelgängers, but some paranormal presence infiltrated the bodies of the Texas State football team. On Saturday we saw a team that we had never seen before, for at least 30 minutes, as the Texas State Bobcats took on the evenly matched New Mexico State Aggies.
Legends Edge Spurs
04 Nov 2017
The Austin Spurs (1-0) and the Texas Legends (0-0) went at it Saturday night and the pace was break neck. It took all of 12 seconds for Legend’s Johnathan Motley to score on a slam-dunk and the contest was on.
The Spurs controlled the first half, aided by the presence of San Antonio Spurs…
Austin Spurs Explosive Home Opener
03 Nov 2017
The Salt Lake City Stars took on the Austin Spurs in the inaugural season of the NBA Gatorade League (G League). The league was previously known as the NBA Developmental League.
In addition to the new name, the league brings the first year of two-way contracts. The two-way contract makes it easier for player…
Almost Here… Austin Spurs Home Opener Friday
30 Oct 2017
Optimism was the tone of the 2017 / 2018 Austin Spurs Media Day. The ensemble of 17 players and six coaches were introduced to the local press on Monday at the new Toyota of Cedar Park car dealership.
Two major differences this year: the addition of head coach Blake Ahearn and the return of…
Stars over Gulls in Battle of Fists and Sticks
27 Oct 2017
You knew it would be a battle when the Texas Stars and San Diego Gulls entered the ice. The Stars’ fought with their sticks, the Gull’s with their fists.
San Diego is the second most penalized team in the AHL Pacific Division with 161 penalty minutes in just 8 games. Lead thug for…
Hamilton Takes Fifth US Grand Prix
22 Oct 2017
“I love this track,” said Lewis Hamilton, “I think this track is now my favorite track to be honest.” And Hamilton showed that love with a brilliantly driven race, taking his fifth United State Grand Prix in six years. Hamilton looks to secure the Drivers Championship next week in Mexico City.
Deja Vu All Over Again: Hamilton and Vettel
21 Oct 2017
As the saying goes, it was “deja vu all over again.”
Only two drivers have ever won the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas: Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettle. And those two drivers finished one and two in the Qualifying Session on Saturday. Hamilton took the pole position…
Hamilton’s Love Affair Continues
20 Oct 2017
Lewis Hamilton’s (#44) love affair with Austin’s Circuit of the Americas (COTA) continued on the first day of the event. The three-time Formula One champion, and four-time United States Grand Prix winner at COTA, set a track record of 1 minute, 34.668 seconds in the second practice session on Friday.
A win by…
Stars Fall to Rampage’s Rope-a-Dope
20 Oct 2017
Muhammad Ali perfected the rope-a-dope in the legendary 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” match-up against George Foreman. Ali beat Foreman in an eighth round knockout. The contest has been called “arguably the greatest sporting event of the 20th century”.
Ali won by taking a defensive stance to fend-off incoming blows while looking for opportunities…
Mercy Rule in Football? Hendrickson over McNeil
19 Oct 2017
Hendrickson’s win over McNeil would have made a good case for a mercy rule in Texas high school football. The McNeil Mavericks started the season with high expectations. But as so often is the case, injuries to key players scuttled their season. The Mavericks offered little competition to the Hendrickson Hawks.
The Hawks put up…
Hamilton Returns to Favorite Track
17 Oct 2017
“Love the energy at Circuit of the Americas. I’m looking forward to getting out on the track next week!” Lewis Hamilton tweeted after his win at the Japan Formula One.
And there is good reason. Hamilton, the second-most winning Formula One racer, has won four of five United States Grand Prix races at Circuit of…
Stars Open with Impressive Home Win
06 Oct 2017
The only word to describe the Texas Stars’ season opening game against the Chicago Wolves at the HEB Center at Cedar Park.
Wow! Six different Stars players found the back of the net.
Wow! The Stars defense gave up five goals and nearly blew a three-goal advantage with less then six minutes remaining…
Stars Sharp in last Pre-season Contest
30 Sep 2017
Hockey is here! Well, almost.
The Texas Stars played their last pre-season game of the year on Saturday evening against the San Antonio Rampage. Neither teams were strong last season, but if this game is an indicator, the Stars could be looking at a very good year. The Texas beat San Antonio 4 – 0. …
Texas State Volleyball Smashes Troy
24 Sep 2017
The Texas State Women’s Volleyball team, coming off a disappointing performance against South Alabama on Friday, executed near-flawlessly against the Trojans of Troy on Sunday at Strahan Coliseum.
The Bobcats dominated the match from the initial whistle, taking the first set 25-14. The momentum continued into the second set with Troy falling 25-15. …
Stony Point Trounces Leander
22 Sep 2017
Leander quarterback William Loofe may miss his first class tomorrow. He might miss the entire day. The Stony Point defense ran rough shod over Leander and Loofe bore the brunt.
Leander entered the game the definite underdog, but they held their own. For the first six minutes. After which they could not withstand the Stony Point…
Dallas Stars start Training Camp in Cedar Park
17 Sep 2017
Hockey is back! Almost.
The Dallas Stars, NHL partner of the AHL’s Texas Stars, kicked off their 2017 / 2018 training camp at the HEB Center. The training camp included four days of practices and a Green vs. White intra-squad scrimmage. A total of 62 players, 37 forwards, 20 defensemen and five…
Texas State Football turns the Corner?
16 Sep 2017
Coaches with grudgingly admit it… there is such a thing as a good loss. Texas State head football coach Everett Withers would certainly agree.
The Bobcats were coming off a devastating 37 – 3 lost to Colorado the previous Saturday. And the prognosticators anticipated a lopsided loss this Saturday’s against Appalachian State. Anything short of that…
Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam benefits Hurricane Recovery
10 Sep 2017
Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam returned to the Dell Diamond for its ninth annual charitable benefit. Proceeds from the event will aid in Hurricane Harvey cleanup efforts. Over previously years, the Jam had collected greater than $350,000 benefiting area youth leagues, including $150,000 towards the renovation of Mabson Field in East Austin, Texas. A 30…
Georgetown over Hayes in Nail Bitter
07 Sep 2017
The Georgetown Eagles overcame the Hayes Rebels in a nail-biting, come from behind victory on Thursday evening. Final score was Hayes 28, Georgetown 35.
First quarter play was sluggish. Georgetown scored first on a 71-yard TD pass from Cooper Bell to Caden Leggett, but failed on the point after attempt. Hayes only…
Express Close Season with Masterful Pitching
04 Sep 2017
The Round Rock Express (66-72) said goodbye to disappointing year with a 6-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (72-69) on Labor Day. Express starting pitcher Adrian Sampson (1-0, 0.90) was brilliant in the win, pitching just three balls in five innings and allowing just one run.
The Express seemed hard-press to field a team…
Driving and Weather Prefect at COTA Pirelli World Competition
03 Sep 2017
The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) returned to the Circuit of the Americas for it second year this weekend. The scheduling of this years event was changed to accommodate the cooler weather and to compliment the upcoming World Endurance Championship and Formula 1 Grand Prix events.
PWC consists of seven driver classifications and six…
Waco Midway upsets Cedar Park at Home
01 Sep 2017
The hometown Cedar Park fans were shocked. Not only did their team lose on their home
turf, they also lost the season opener in which they were favored.
Neither Cedar Park nor the Waco Midway looked settled in the first half. Midway fumbled the ball on their first possession, which Cedar Park’s…
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