Past Articles

  1. Pitching Fades Late: Grizzlies over Express

    17 Jun 2018
    We may have gotten a glimpse of the 2018 / 2019 Round Rock Express as they took on the Fresno Grizzlies.  Not because the current Express roster may carryover until next season, but because the Houston Astros may transfer its Player Development Contract from Fresno to Round Rock.  The Grizzlies…

  2. Late Rally Wins It for Express

    14 Jun 2018
    Something has changed about the Round Rock Express.  The starting pitcher didn’t crater early.  The relief pitchers didn’t melt down.  The batters hung tough.  And the team didn’t checkout when down late in the game.  That’s what happened last night as the Round Rock Express (29-36) took on the Sacramento…

  3. Marlies Roll Over Stars, Lead Series 3-2

    09 Jun 2018
    It was a one-two blow that Texas Stars Head Coach Derek Laxdal called a “gut punch.”   Toronto’s Andreas Johnsson capitalized on a turnover by Brett Regner and went one-on-none against Stars goal Mike McKenna to score the first goal at 1:32 of the game.  And 47 second later Trevor Moore…

  4. Tale of Two Halves: Seawolves over Elite

    08 Jun 2018
    Expectations were high for Friday’s match between the Seattle Seawolves (4-0) and the Austin Elite (3-1).  The undefeated Seawolves were vying with the Glendale Raptors for the top playoff seeding.  The Elite were on a two-game winning streak and trying to solidify their playoff position.   The first half was a…

  5. Stars Dig Deep, Tie Calder Cup Series

    07 Jun 2018
    The Texas Stars skated onto the ice with an edge of urgency.  The Stars were trailing 2-1 in the Calder Cup finals against the Toronto Marlies.  The team has an all-time 2-3 record when down 2-1 in a series, and 0-1 when down 3-1.  The Stars needed a win.   “They…

  6. Marlies Edge Stars, Lead Series 2-1

    05 Jun 2018
    The Toronto Marlies and the Texas Stars earned their way to the American Hockey League Calder Cup Championship Finals by two very different paths.   The Marlies led the AHL during the regular season with an impressive record of 54 wins, 18 losses, 2 overtime losses and 2 shoot-out loses.  They…

  7. Nashville Edges by Round Rock

    03 Jun 2018
    The Round Rock Dance Halls (aka Express) took on the Nashville Honky Tonks (aka Sounds) in the final game of their five-game series.  The Dance Halls had taken three of the first four games.   This game was a team pitching effort.  Nashville sent five pitchers to the mound and Round…

  8. Elite Out Last Warriors Rally

    01 Jun 2018
    The Austin Elite (2-2) took on the Utah Warriors (2-2) in their second meeting of the inaugural Major League Rugby season.  The Warriors beat the Elite in their first meeting 41 – 22.   The Elite took an early led in the match, and maintained that lead against the Warriors in…

  9. Dance Halls out Honky Tonk Nashville

    30 May 2018
    When good pitching meets solid hitting the team usually wins.  That combination has been missing for most of the Round Rock Express games this season.  But Wednesday night the Round Rock Dance Halls (21-31), aka the Express, took on the Nashville Dance Halls (26-24), aka the Sounds, and that combination…

  10. Stars Take IceHog, Claim Western Conference Championship

    28 May 2018
    The Texas Stars beat the Rockford IceHogs in a tightly battle overtime contest to claim the Robert W. Clarke trophy and the Western Conference Championship.   The contest was as well executed as possible.  Neither team incurred a penalty minute.  The first goal, by Sheldon Dries of Texas, occurred at the…

  11. Elite Limits the Legion

    25 May 2018
    The Austin Elite (1-3) took on the San Diego Legion (2-2) in their first meeting of the official 2018 season.  San Diego won the inaugural exhibition match between the two squads 32-24 in March.   The Elite controlled the match from the initial drop kick.  Tim Guillimin opened the scoring for…

  12. Smaller Mistakes Sink Express

    23 May 2018
    No one disputes that the Round Rock Express (19-27), and their parent club, the Texas Rangers, are struggling.  Tonight the Express took on the Iowa Cubs (15-28), the worst team in the Pacific Coast League and lost, again.   Pitching and mistakes have been the Express bane.  Tonight was no different.…

  13. Defense Dooms Express

    21 May 2018
    Two errors on the same play, four errors in game and a balk are mistakes seen in high school baseball.  But this was the Round Rock Express (18-26) when they took on the Iowa Cubs (14-27) on Monday evening.   The Cubs started the scoring in the top of the third…

  14. AVP Austin Open Re-crowns Champions

    20 May 2018
    Olympic silver medalist April Ross repeated as the Austin Open women’s champion, this time with teammate Alix Klineman.  On the men’s side, Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena repeat last year’s championship.  Ross and Klineman faced No. 6 seed Lane Carico and Karolina Marciniak in the semifinal match,…

  15. AVP Austin Open Advances to Elimination Round

    19 May 2018
    Saturday saw the elimination round of the AVP Austin Open double elimination tournament.  Teams not winning today would wait until June 7th to play again in New York City.   The women’s top seeded team of April Ross and Alix Klineman defeat No. 13 ranked Sarah Day and Nicolette Martin in…

  16. AVP Austin Open Starts Tournament Play

    18 May 2018
    The 2018 AVP Pro Tour kicked off it first competition of the season with the Austin Open.  Included in this year’s draw are top-tier athletes including two-time Olympian and defending Austin Open champion April Ross, three-time Olympian, defending Austin Open team of Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, three-time Olympic Gold…

  17. Stars Hand IceHogs First Playoff Loss

    18 May 2018
    The Texas Stars (7-2) took on the undefeated Rockford IceHogs (7-0) in game one of the Western Conference Championship.  The winner of this best of seven game series will advance to the AHL Calder Cup Championship.   Texas played a cautious first period, making only seven shots on goal; however, two…

  18. Texas State Women’s Track & Field take Sunbelt Triple Crown

    13 May 2018
    The Texas State Women’s track and field team closed out a phenomenal season by winning the Sunbelt Conference Championship.  The victory, added to earlier championships in cross-country and indoor track and field, gave Texas State the Triple Crown.    “The Triple Crown is a huge accomplishment for our program. It is…

  19. Stars Take Series in Frenetic OT

    11 May 2018
    The Texas Stars took on the Tucson Roadrunners in game five of the AHL Pacific Division Finals.  The Stars lead the best of seven series 3 – 1.  The Stars won the last game in a 2-0 shutout.   The intensity of play in the opening and closing ten minutes of…

  20. Express Bullpen Disappoints Again

    10 May 2018
    The bullpen has proven troublesome this season for the Round Rock Express.  But on Thursday that problem belonged to the Round Rock Chupacabras, Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversion alter ego of the Express.  Literally translated, chupacabras means”goat-sucker” in Spanish, but we’ll take that analog no further.  The Chupacabras…

  21. Stars Lead Series 3-1 Over Roadrunners

    09 May 2018
    How could the Stars top an exciting, back and forth, overtime win in game three of the AHL Pacific Division Finals against the Roadrunners?  They did it by holding the Roadrunner scoreless in a well-executed game four.   Both teams played an evenly matched first period, ending in 0-0 draw.   The…

  22. Loose Pitching Undermines Express

    07 May 2018
    Expectations were high for the Round Express (11-19) as they took on the Iowa Cubs (7-21) with the addition of two-time Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum.   The Cubs had the worse winning record in AAA Minor League baseball.   Iowa started strong with a first inning leadoff single by Mike…

  23. Lincecum Gives Up Glove, Two Runs in Return

    07 May 2018
    Two-time Cy Young award winner and three-time World Series Champion, Tim Lincecum, found the road to recovery may take just a little longer.  Lincecum, appearing for the first time in 20 months, gave up a walk, a wild pitch, his glove in mid-delivery, and two runs, all in 15 pitches.…

  24. Cubs Club Express

    06 May 2018
    The Iowa Cubs (6-21) took on the Round Rock Express (11-19) for the third game in the four game series Sunday afternoon.  The teams split the first two games.  Duane Underwood (0-3 in 5 starts) took the mound for the Cubs and the Yovani Gallardo (0-0 in 3 starts) for…

  25. Express Top SkySox: Improved with Room for More

    23 Apr 2018
    The maligned Round Rock Express (5-13) showed there is optimism on the season as they took on the Colorado Spring Sky Sox (12-5) in the final game of the series.  Since opening day the Express have promoted two players to the Rangers (Ronald Guzman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa), traded one player (Brett…

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