Past Articles

  1. Morin Tallies 300th Career Assist in Win

    Date 10 Feb 2017
    Andrew Bodnarchuk led the Texas Stars with a goal and an assist as the Star beat the Tucson Roadrunner 3-2.   Travis Morin recorded his 300th career assist as a Star.  After a scoreless first period, Bodnarchuk put Texas on the board at 8:58 of the second with a power play goal, his fifth goal…

  2. Peters Impresses with Winning First Game

    Date 04 Feb 2017
    Justin Peters turned aside 22 of 23 shots on goal and led the win in his game with the Texas Stars.  Final score was Stars 2, San Antonio Rampage 1.  Ethan Werek started the scoring for Stars at 17:46 in the first period.  It was Werek’s fourth goal of the season, and was…

  3. Spur lose Steam, Fall to D-Fenders

    Date 02 Feb 2017
    The Austin Spurs battled neck and neck with the league leading LA D-Fenders for the first three quarter.   The lead changed 18 times and the game was tied 20 times. But the depth of the D-Fenders prevailed as they out scored the Spurs by ten points in the final frame.  Final score was…

  4. D-Fenders Blow-Past Spurs

    Date 29 Jan 2017
    The LA D-Fenders out-scored the Austin Spurs by 32 points in the first half and never looked back.  The Spurs trailed for the rest of the game, not coming any closer than 24 points to the D-Fenders.  Hollis Thompson led the Spurs with 20 points and 8 rebounds.  Daniel Nwaelele finished with 18…

  5. Texas out-shoots Bakersfield but still fall

    Date 29 Jan 2017
    The Texas Stars came out with guns a blazing, out shooting the Bakersfield Condors nearly three-to-one.  Unfortunately a full house of 6300 fans was disappointed as the Stars were out-scored two-to-one.  Scott Allen of the Condors started the scoring at 13:01 in the first period, and teammate Jere Sallinen added another goal 30 seconds later. …

  6. Condors stop Stars in shoot-out

    Date 28 Jan 2017
    The Texas Stars wasted no time in their match-up with the Bakersfield Condors.  Stars’ Captain Travis Morin scored this 15th goal of the season in the first 72 seconds of the game.  The fast start was not necessarily a good omen as the Condors followed suite a few minutes later.  Matej Stransky…

  7. Fantastic Team victory! Spurs over Suns

    Date 27 Jan 2017
    One of the hidden benefits of the Austin Spurs is that many San Antonio Spurs players make the short drive to Austin on a regular basis and play.  Austin is the official Developmental League team for San Antonio.  This helps the younger players by providing more playing time and less bench time.  This year…

  8. Spurs fall hard in overtime to Warriors

    Date 10 Jan 2017
    Coach Ken McDonald is a composed, supportive professional while on the court.  In four years covering the team, his voice has never been heard off the court. Unfortunately, Coach McDonald’s frustrations were exposed and the f-bomb was loudly dropped during the second quarter of the Austin Spurs match-up against the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday.  The…

  9. Cleveland Monsters squeak by Texas Stars in overtime shoot out

    Date 08 Jan 2017
    Saturday nights match-up between the Texas Stars and the Cleveland Monsters had an entirely tone from the previous night.  In Friday’s game both teams tallied a total of six goals.  Saturday’s game was much tighter contest, allowing only a total of two goals in regulation play.  All of the Stars scoring came from…

  10. Stars snap slump, tap Monsters for win

    Date 07 Jan 2017
    The Texas Stars played the Cleveland Monster before a crowd of 5000 fans at the HEB Center on Friday.  The Stars started the scoring on a goal at 3:04 in the first period by Remi Elie.  The  Monsters evened the score, and then took a lead into the locker room to close the…

  11. Gulls ruin Stars New Years Eve

    Date 01 Jan 2017
    Quantity does not always produce quality, and the Texas Stars proved that on a very dysfunctional New Years Eve.  The Stars needed 38 shots on goal to put one puck in the net, while San Diego Gulls needed only 23 attempts to score three times.  Such was close of 2016 for 4500 very disappointed…

  12. Spurs overcome weak second quarter, outlast Energy

    Date 31 Dec 2016
    The Iowa Energy is the worst team in the NBA-D League.  Normally when a two-win team comes to the HEB Center you assume an easy night for the Spurs.  There is never a sure thing.  The Spurs came out strong in the first period, closing with a 32 to 24 lead.  But…

  13. Texas Stars shutout by San Diego Gulls

    Date 30 Dec 2016
    The Texas Stars disappointed greater than 6500 fans on Thursday as they fell to the San Diego Gull.  Official credit is given to San Diego Gulls rookie goalkeeper Kevin Boyle who stopped a perfect 26 shots on goal, leading to a 4-0 win.  However, the Gulls did not win this game, the Stars lost…

  14. Legends top Spurs, capitalize on inconsistent Play

    Date 29 Dec 2016
    Basketball is a very cruel mistress.  You must be attentive for four entire quarters or she will turn on you.  The Austin Spurs failed to give complete attention and lost a game they could have won.  Playing a much stronger Texas Legend team on Wednesday, the Spurs came out strong and more than held their…

  15. Spurs look sharp, bite Vipers

    Date 24 Dec 2016
    The Austin Spurs had a very short wish list on the eve of Christmas Eve… they wanted to win. The 6-and-10 Spurs faced the impressive 11-and-6 Rio Grande Valley Vipers, without the help of San Antonio Spurs assignees Dejounte Murray and Bryn Forbes.  And it worked, even without the special sauce from San…

  16. Austin Spurs play catch-up, fall to Westchester Knicks

    Date 19 Dec 2016
    The Austin Spurs are still waiting for the team chemistry to kick-in.  In the meanwhile, the Team has dropped seven of its last eight games.  The latest lost was against the Westchester Knicks.  Ironically, the game featured the return of former Spurs player, Keith Wright, who recorded a double-double against his old team.   Noteworthy…

  17. Admirals outlast Stars in Tight Contest

    Date 18 Dec 2016
    The Texas Stars and Milwaukee Admirals battle a tense back-and-forth match Friday night at the HEB Cedar Park Center.  The Admirals took an early lead in the first period, and added to in the second for a 2-0 lead.  The Stars responded with three unanswered goals, including a short-handed score by Justin Dowling.  …

  18. Stars’ rookie goalkeeper has stellar first start

    Date 11 Dec 2016
    In stark contrast to the scoring bonanza the previous night, defenses for both the Texas Stars and Rockford IceHogs reigned supreme.  Texas Stars rookie goaltender Landon Bow started his first career game in the AHL.  Bow recorded 37 saves on 38 shots during three regulation and one overtime periods.  Rockford IceHog goalie, Mac Carruth,…

  19. Texas Stars trounce Rockford IceHogs 8-4

    Date 10 Dec 2016
    In the most productive night of the season, the Texas Stars found the back of the net eight times, as they skated over the Rockford IceHogs, 8-4.  Player of the game Brendan Ranford scored twice, and was supported by individual contributions by Mike McMurtry, Remi Elie, Justin Dowling, Gemel Smith, Brandon DeFazio, and Matt Mangene. …

  20. Salt Lake City tops Austin Spurs, despite help from San Antonio

    Date 03 Dec 2016
    After falling to the Greensboro Swarm the previous night, the Austin Spur armed themselves with assignees from San Antonio to battle the Salt Lake City Stars.  The back-and-forth contest featured 10 lead changes and was tied nine times.  But Salt Lake City pulled ahead mid-way through the fourth quarter and closed with a 101-93…

  21. Late comeback falls short… Austin Spurs fall to Greensboro

    Date 03 Dec 2016
    The Austin Spurs started strong against the Greensboro Swarm, taking a 28-25 lead into the start of the second quarter.  But Greensboro dominated the middle quarters and led by 17 points at the end of three.  Austin came back strong in the fourth quarter, out scoring Greensboro 30-19.  But the Spurs ran out…

  22. Texas State Mens Basketball stuff McNeese State, kinks aside

    Date 30 Nov 2016
    In a contest reminiscent of intramural league play, the Texas State Men’s Basketball Team (3-3) beat McNeese State (2-4) 80-to-68.  Temperamental fourth year coach Danny Kaspar had no one else but himself to blame for the team’s play, but consistently found fault elsewhere.  Despite all the negative feedback from Coach Kaspar, the team played…

  23. Rebuild continues, second team starts, Texas State football falls to Troy

    Date 27 Nov 2016
    Coach Everett Withers continued the rebuilding process by starting underclassman against the Troy Trojans.  Withers knew what the team facing against the Trojans (9-2, 6-1 Sun Belt), but felt it was more important to give the second tier roster early exposure to next fall.  Texas State entered the game at 2-8, 0-6 Sun…

  24. Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation Hempstead, Texas

    Date 22 Nov 2016
    One of the best Civil War re-enactments in Texas occurs at the Liendo Plantation in Hempstead.  The plantation, built in 1853, was originally a Spanish land grant of 67,000 acres and one of Texas’ earliest cotton plantations.  During the Civil War the plantation hosted a Confederate recruiting station and was used as a Confederate prisoner-of-war…

  25. Spurs win at buzzer in overtime

    Date 20 Nov 2016
    Trailing for most of the game, the Erie Bayhawks mounted a fourth quarter surge and out-scored the Austin Spurs 30-to-18 to forced overtime.  The overtime period was a tense back-and-forth nail bitter and ended as Austin’s Bryn Forbes drained a three-pointer at the buzzer.  The most intense action occurred in the final minutes of the…

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