Austin Spurs play catch-up, fall to Westchester Knicks
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.
Admirals outlast Stars in Tight Contest
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. …
Stars’ rookie goalkeeper has stellar first start
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,…
Texas Stars trounce Rockford IceHogs 8-4
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. …
Salt Lake City tops Austin Spurs, despite help from San Antonio
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…
Late comeback falls short… Austin Spurs fall to Greensboro
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…
Texas State Mens Basketball stuff McNeese State, kinks aside
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…
Rebuild continues, second team starts, Texas State football falls to Troy
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…
Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation Hempstead, Texas
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…
Spurs win at buzzer in overtime
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…
Spurs notch second win of season over Reno Bighorns
The Austin Spurs earned their second victory of the year in a 106-to-97 run over the Reno Bighorns. Pato Garino continued his strong start for the Spurs, claiming 24 points and going 4-for-4 from outside the line. Also off to a good start for the year was New Orleans assignee…
Austin Spur shut down Reno Bighorns
The Austin Spurs took their frustration out on the Reno Bighorns, after a rough home opener against the Oklahoma City Blue. 2500 fans turned out for this rare 11am start time game. Cory Jefferson led the team with 20 points, and Cheick Diallo (16p, 10r) and Dejounte Murray (14p, 10r) added double-doubles. Jared Eddie…
Oklahoma City bring Blue to Austin Spurs home opener
A new Austin Spurs team stepped on to the court at the HEB Cedar Park Center to open the 2016 / 2017 season. Unfortunately, the newness showed in missed passes and out-of-sync execution. Only Jarell Eddie and Demetri McCamey returned from last year’s team, and Eddie spent most of the season with…
Idaho vandalizes Texas State football
A disappointing season continued for the Texas State Bobcats, as they fell to the Idaho Vandals, 47-to-14. The Bobcats played competitively in the first quarter, matching the Vandals 14-to-14. But the Vandals pulled a head with 17 unanswered points in the second quarter. And it was all Vandals in the second…
Texas Stars win big over San Jose
Team Captain Travis Morin scored two goals as the Texas Stars over powered the San Jose Barracudas on Veterans Days. The goals brought Morin to the 600 career points plateau. Stars’s goal tender Maxime Legace had a strong performance with 29 saves. Other Stars player to find the back of the…
Cedar Ridge rolls over Westwood, closes with perfect regular season
It was Senior Night for Cedar Ridge, and the Cedar Ridge Football Raiders sent the Seniors out in style. The first half looked uncomfortably like a run-away mauling, with Cedar Ridge putting up 42 unanswered points. Touchdowns came from: C.J. Rittenhouse (16-yard run and 17-yard run), Simi Bakare (33-yard run), Colby Peterson (60-yard pass…
Southwestern University swimming starts season with victory over Austin College
The Southwestern men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams posted victories over Austin College in Saturday’s season opener at Walzel Natatorium.
Noteworthy winning performances came from:
- Simmon Belaineh, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relay team
- Cara Chin, 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly
- Erika Dubros, 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle
- Peter Robinson,100-yard…
Texas Rangers selected contract of Drew Robinson from Round Rock Express.
Drew Robinson’s contract was selected by the Texas Rangers, effectively calling him up from the Ranger’s AAA Affiliate the Round Rock Express. Robinson was selected by the Rangers in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. The 24 year old Robinson progressed steadily through the ranks of the Rangers organization, unofficially earning himself the…
Austin Spurs Draft Day Party welcomes new Players
The Austin Spurs hosted a NBA D-League draft party at the Main Event Sunday afternoon. A room full of fans, some dressed in Halloween attire, attended the party. The real action, however, was behind closed doors as the Spurs, led by Coach Ken McDonald, completed the roster for the upcoming season.
The Spurs selected forward…
Demetri McCamey and Jarell Eddie to rejoin Austin Spurs
The Austin Spurs announced that Demetri McCamey and Jarell Eddie are rejoining the team for the upcoming 2016 – 2017 season.
McCamey joined the Spurs for the 2015 – 2016 season, averaging 9.4 points in 55 games. Previously, Demetri played two years of International league basketball, first in Australia and then in Japan.…
Texas Stars top Ontario Reign in heated contest
The Texas Stars entered the HEB Cedar Park Center needing to make a statement. The team had lost games four in row, including one on the road to tonight’s opponent, the Ontario Reign.
The Stars play was sluggish and fraught with penalties in Tuesday’s loss to the San Antonio Rampage. But a different team…
San Antonio Rampage start strong, Texas Stars can’t catch-up
Returning from a disappointing road trip, the Texas Stars sought to make amends in their home match against the San Antonio Rampage. The Star played with energy and passion, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a slow first period start.
Power play conversion was the major factor. The Rampage capitalized on 2-of-8…
University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns overwhelm Texas State Bobcats 27-3
The University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns traveled from Lafayette to San Marcos to play football. Unfortunately, the home did not show up, practically.
It was the Homecoming Game for 18,278 students and alumni, and the weather was perfect for football. Texas State seem poised to play, taking the starting kick-off for 63 yards…
Cedar Park Timberwolves convincingly beat undefeated Connally Cougars
The Cedar Park Timberwolves proved again they were State Champion material by convincingly beating the undefeated Connally Cougars, 56-0.
Cedar Park began the night with an on-side kick. After the Connally drive sputtered, resulting in a punt, Cedar Park drove the field, producing a 5-yard touchdown run by Tyler Lavine. What followed was 49…
Texas Stars overwhelm Charlotte Checkers in Home Opener
The Texas Stars started the 2016 home season with an impressive 6-2 win over the Charlotte Checkers. The Stars have not lost a home opener in the franchise’s history. Noteworthy performances came from left wing Brandon DeFazio, with one goal and two assists, and goalie Maxime Legace, with 34 saves. Also contributing with goals…
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