Sounds Clobber Express
The struggling Round Rock Express continued its troubles as they faced Nashville Sounds. The Sounds put up 40 batters who produced 11 runs on 15 hits. Conversely, the Express generate only two hits, a double, compliments of Drew Robinson and a single by Josh Wilson. Travis Synder got to first base on a walk. …
Round Rock Over Powers Iowa
The Round Rock Express (9-10) powered their way to a 9-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs (9-10). Josh Wilson and Jared Hoying of the Express each notched a home run in the win.
Round Rock starter Dillon Gee (1-2) earned the win with five innings pitch. Gee gave up just two runs, only…
Marquez captures 4th consecutive MotoGP victory at COTA
Sunday was a perfect ending to the fifth MotoGP event at the Circuit of the Americas. Saturday’s qualifying rounds were a chilly and blustery, with over casted skies. But Sunday’s weather was ideal for racing and spectating.
For the new comer, MotoGP is the premier class of motorcycle road racing, dating to 1949. The motorcycles…
Express Out-Last Cubs
The Round Rock Express (8-10) edged the Iowa Cubs (9-9) 8-7 after 13 innings of play. Travis Snider hit an RBI single with no outs in the bottom of the 13th to give the Express a walkoff victory.
Offensively, the Express put up eight runs on 15 hits. Cesar Puello went 4-for-7,…
EG 0,0 Marc VDS Team posts two fastest Moto2 times on day 1
Moto2 is the little sister to MotoGP. Both classes of motorcycles are purpose-built racing
machines that are neither available for purchase by the general public nor legal for use on public roads. MotoGP bikes are 1000cc 4 stroke prototypes capable of 240+ horsepower and 200+ mph. Moto2 bikes have slightly smaller 600cc 4 strokes…
Repsol Honda posts fastest day 1 time at MotoGP Americas
The Repsol Honda Team lead by Marc Marquez (#93) has enjoy good success at the Circuit of the Americas. In 2013 Marquez became the youngest MotoGP to gain the pole position and take the race in Austin. And for the last three years he has repeated the feat, having won in Austin and starting…
Express Win on Walk-Off Wild Pitch
The Round Rock Express (7-6) and Omaha Storm Chasers (6-6) went back-and-forth for 11 innings, but it was the Express that collected a win after a bases-loaded wild pitch by the Storm Chasers.
Offensively, the Express produce 10 hits to generate five runs. Drew Robinson, Doug Bernier, and
Preston Beck had two hit…
Stars close disappointing season with a loss
Fans ruled Saturday night as the Texas Stars closed out the 2016 / 2017 season with Fan Appreciation Night. The Stars played their IH 35 rivals, the San Antonio Rampage. The teams played 12 prior times this season with Texas leading the series eight games to four.
San Antonio controlled the…
Stars remain dominant in IH35 rivalry
Wednesday’s game was the twelfth meeting this season between the Texas Stars and the San Antonio Rampage. The games are usually exciting, owning both to the short distances separating the cities and the comparable, albeit sub-0.500, level of play. Texas leads the series seven games to four.
San Antonio started…
Middlebrooks’ grand slam leads Express over Sounds
Sunday afternoons in the Spring are made for baseball. This past Sunday afternoon the Round Rock Express played the Nashville sounds, which made for pleasant entertainment.
The Express jumped out in the bottom of the third inning. Preston Beck singled on a soft pop up to shortstop. Will Middlebrows followed…
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.…
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