Corvettes take top three spots at WeatherTech SportCar Champion at Circuit of the Americas
The Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP) car dominated the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at the Circuit of the Americas, taking the top three finishes. The competition takes place in four classes: Prototype, Prototype Challenge, Grand Touring (GT) Le Mans and GT Daytona. The Prototype class features the fastest and technologically most advanced cars in North America. They are…
Record crowd see World Endurance Championship at Circuit of the Americas
The Circuit of the Americas is probably the best kept secret in Texas. The track is one of the finest in the world, routinely drawing race teams and spectators from across the globe. This past weekend’s World Endurance Championship was true to that tradition, but with one exception… local fans turned…
Aston Martin Vantage also takes LM GTE Am Class at Lone Star Le Mans World Endurance Championship
The Aston Martin Racing Team, consisting of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda won the LMGTE-AM classification of the FIA World Endurance Championship held at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend. The Porsche team came in second, driven by Christian Ried, Wolf Henzler and Joël Camathias. And the Chevrolet Corvette team…
World Endurance Championship LMP2 Class won by Alpine Racing at Lone Star Le Mans
The Alpine Racing Team, consisting of Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas La Pierre, and Stéphane Richelimi won the LMP2 classification of the FIA World Endurance Championship held at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend. The Ligier team came in second, drive by Ricardo Gonzalez, Filipe Albuquerque and Bruno Senna. And the Oreca team consisting…
Porsche 919 Hybrid Team finishes first in Lone Star Le Mans World Endurance Championship, takes LMP1 Class
The Porsche team, consisting of drivers Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, and Brendon Hartley, took the top position for the overall race and the LMP1 class cars of the FIA World Endurance Championship held at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend. The Audi team came in second, drive by Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, and…
Aston Martin Vantage Team takes LM GTE Pro Class at Lone Star Le Mans World Endurance Championship
The Aston Martin Racing Team, consisting of Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen won the LMGTE-PRO classification of the FIA World Endurance Championship held at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend. The Ferrari team came in second, driven by Gianmaria Bruni and James Caldo. And the sister Ferrai team consisting of Davide Rigon and Sam Bird…
Santino Ferrucci victorious in Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo debut at COTA
Santino Ferrucci made his presence felt with an exciting victory in his Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America debut Thursday at Circuit of the Americas. Ferrucci, an 18-year-old American Haas F1 development driver, made his sports car debut this week after racing previously only in open-wheel cars. Ferrucci earned a 9.172-second victory in the…
Kelly-Moss Road & Race sweep Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Races at COTA
The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama is in its 12th season as one of the largest of Porsche’s 20 single-make Cup Challenge series in the world. The Circuit of the Americas is one of eight venues in North America to host the event, consisting of two 45 minutes races.
Jesse Lazare, driving…
Vista Ridge comes out strong but Bowie prevails
The Vista Ridge Rangers stunned the Bowie Dawgs in the first half of their meeting at Gupton Stadium. The Rangers took a quick 14-0 lead on a 54-yard run by Aiden Florez and 63-yard interception by Blake Harrison. The Dawgs seized the momentum near the close of the second quarter on blocked a…
Milwaukee Bucks sign Orlando Johnson
Congratulations to Orlando Johnson on his signing to the Milwaukee Buck training camp roster. Johnson was called up to the NBA twice in the 2015 / 2016 season, once by the Phoenix Suns and later by the New Orleans Pelicans.
For the last two years Johnson has been strong and essential presence with the…
Memphis top Express in Season Finale
Being a top notch Triple A Minor League Baseball team is a double-edged sword. The team has tons of talent to win games, but their real purpose is to funnel that talent to their Major League affiliate. Such is the case with the Round Rock Express when Major League Baseball rosters expanded
Stephen F. Austin bests Kennesaw State in consolation round of Creeds & Crest Volleyball Classic
The Stephen F. Austin University Ladyjacks jumped to a 2 sets to 0 lead. The Kennesaw State University Owls fought back to take the third set. The Ladyjacks ultimately took the match in four sets by a score of 25-23, 25-22, 15-25, and 25-17.
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes take Creeds & Crests Volleyball Classic
The Texas State Bobcats women’s volleyball team came out strong in the championship match of the Creeds & Crests Classic against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. The Bobcats dominated the first set, with 15 kills to Tulsa’s six, and took the set 25-15. The Golden Hurricanes jumped to a 10-3 lead to start the second set,…
Outmatched Vandegrift falls to Cedar Park
The State Campion Cedar Park Timberwolves needed just one quarter of football to defeat the overmatched Vandegrift Vipers. And then they took it easy on them. Cedar Park totaled just 234 yards of offense, but that was more than sufficient to eclipse Vandegrift’s 156 yards. Vandegrift averaged only 0.3 yards per carry for…
Physical execution puts Harker Heights over McNeil
Last week the McNeil Mavericks overpowered the Austin High Maroons. This week the field was slanted in a different direction and the visiting Harker Heights Knights crushed McNeil. The game was close, by the numbers. Harker Heights out rushed McNeil 281 yard to 69, and McNeil out passed Harker Height 182 yards to 85. The difference…
Texas State volleyball bends but cannot break Baylor
The Texas State Women’s Volleyball team competed against the Baylor Bears before a record home crowd attendance. The Bobcats appeared a little intimidated in the opening set, but the impression quickly disappeared. Texas State fought tough, causing Baylor to bend, but could not break the Bears. The Bears took the Bobcats in four sets.…
Fifth Annual USA Boxing Georgetown Sterling Glove Boxing Tournament
The fifth annual Georgetown Sterling Glove Boxing Tournament was held this pass weekend at the Georgetown High School, hosted by Eight Count Boxing and Fitness. The USA Boxing sanctioned event draws a broad range of competitors from across Texas. The tourney was the brainchild of Herb Fulton, six-time world amateur boxing champion. Coach Fulton…
Physical McNeil overpowers Austin
You could visually see the game was going to be lopsided as the teams ran on to the field from their inflatable tunnels. The physically larger McNeil Mavericks loomed over the smaller Austin Maroons, which set the tone for the entire game. The spirited Maroons fought hard, but the Mavericks put the first, then second,…
Killeen outlasts Stony Point 21-14
The Killeen Kangaroos traveled to Kelly Reeves stadium on Thursday to play Stony Point Tigers on the first night of high school football in Central Texas. Both teams started slowly, with the offensive lines causing worry for both teams. But Killeen put it together in the second quarter with touchdown scoring plays of a…
Colorado Springs Sky Sox shut down Round Rock Express
The Round Rock Express were downed by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox by a score of 6-0 on Sunday. The Express were held to just 3 hits. Winning pitcher Josh Hader went 6 innings, allowing only 2 hits, and striking out 12. This was Hader’s first career
win in AAA ball.
Texas Roller Derby: Rhinestone Cowgirls take on Holy Rollers
The Rhinestone Cowgirls took on the Holy Rollers at the Palmer Event Center on Saturday. The Holy Rollers jumped into the lead in the first period, 27-11 and maintained the margin, going into halftime with a 44-25 lead. But by either theatrics or resolve the Cowgirls closed the gap, trailing…
National American Grappling Association comes to Austin
The National American Grappling Association (NAGA) came to Austin this weekend for a regional tournament. NAGA hosts the country’s oldest and largest Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournaments in the United States.
There are two types of grappling, Gi and No-Gi, differing in technique, rules, but the most notable difference is clothing. A “gi”…
Travis County Expo Centers hosts Gi Grappling competition
The National American Grappling Association came to the Travis County Expo Center this weekend for a regional competition. Grappling appears similar to Greco-Roman wrestling, but quickly resembles a regulated street brawl. There are two types of grappling, Gi and No-Gi, differing in technique, rules, but the most notably, in clothing.
A “gi” can also be called…
Kubitza claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves
Congratulations to former Round Rock Express infielder / outfielder Kyle Kubitza on his return to the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta claimed Kubitza off waivers on August 12, 2016. Atlanta, in the fourth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, originally selected Kubitza. He played college baseball at Texas State University for the Bobcats. He hit…
Texas State Football rebuilding under Coach Withers
In case you missed it, Austin American Statesman sports writer, Kirk Bohls, wrote a fair, balanced, and encouraging assessment of the 2016 Texas State Bobcats Football team. I encourage you to read the entire article at: http://goo.gl/V9TuKP. I’ll cite a few of my favorite parts of the article, with…
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