Express Fall with a Thump to Redbirds
15 Apr 2019
The Round Rock Express (7-5) fell to the Memphis Redbirds (5-7) 10-2 in a rare Monday morning start at the Dell Diamond. The teams split the series two wins apiece.
The Express took an early 1-0 lead on a Jack Mayfield home run to left field in the first inning.…
Marquez’s Crash Opens Door for Rins
14 Apr 2019
Alex Rins of Team Suzuki Ecstar beat Valentino Rossi for his first MotoGP win after Marc Marquez crashed. Marquez had a four-second lead on Rossi when he suffered a lowside crash at Turn 12 on lap nine.
Marc Marquez, a five-time world champion, had won every MotoGP event at the…
Dynavolt Intact GP Tops Moto2
14 Apr 2019
The Dynavolt Intact GP duo of Thomas Luthi and Marcel Schrotter grabbed the top spots of Moto2 in the Grand Prix of the Americas at the Circuit of the Americas. It was Luthi’s first win in Moto2 after a disappointing year competing in MotoGP.
Luthi beat Schrotter by nearly one-half…
Crash Launches Canet to Moto3 Victory
14 Apr 2019
The Moto3 race at the Circuit of the Americas experience a major upheaval as leader, Ayumu Sasaki of Japan, crashed in the final two laps to allow Aron Canet of Spain to claim the title. Canet had maneuvered from the sixth position in the starting grid to capitalize on Sasaki’s…
Schrotter, Luthi Control First Day Moto2
12 Apr 2019
Marcel Schrötter and Tom Lüthi of Dynavolt Intact GP controlled the first day of Moto2 free practices at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Moto2 is the middle sibling of international professional motorcycle racing. It is a step-up from Moto3, the entry-level rider development, but below MotoGP, the…
Moto3 Brings the Future to COTA
12 Apr 2019
MotoGP has become a right of spring passage for the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. The event brings not only the best motorcycle racers in the world to COTA, but also the up-and-comers. Today was the first practice day, culminating with the Gran Prix of the Americas…
MotoGP Returns to Austin
12 Apr 2019
MotoGP returned to Austin for the seventh year, bringing with it many familiar faces. Friday’s activity consisted of two free practices at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA).
Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team is the perennial favorite. No other rider has won the Red Bull Grand Prix of…
The Spring League Features NFL Hopefuls
11 Apr 2019
What the AAA Minor League is to MBL, or the NBA G-League is to the NBA, the Spring League (TSL) hopes to be to the NFL. TSL returned to Austin, Texas for the second consecutive year to “serve as an instructional league and showcase for professional football talent.”
Stars Fall with Season Running Short
10 Apr 2019
The Texas Stars (36-30-4-4) dropped the first game in a critical three-game against the San Antonio Rampage (30-37-6-1) that closes out the regular season. The Stars a competing the Manitoba Moose and the Iowa Wild for the final playoff position in the Central Division.
San Antonio, however, was playing for…
Express Kick-off 20th Home Season
09 Apr 2019
The Round Rock Express began their historic 20th anniversary season with an old-meets-new backdrop. The new is this year’s Express, the new Pacific Coast League (PCL) AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros. The old was last year’s PCL affiliate for the Texas Rangers, the former Round Rock Express, now the…
Rookies Lift Stars over IceHogs
05 Apr 2019
The Texas Stars (36-29-4-3) used five players with a combined 30 games of professional hockey experience in their battle with the Rockford IceHogs (33-29-4-6) for the final divisional playoff spot. And those players stepped up to the challenge.
Stars’ goalkeeper Jake Oettinger, in only his second professional career game, held…
Texas meets Texas State in Exhibition
04 Apr 2019
The University of Texas Longhorns and Texas State University Bobcats volleyball teams met for the third time in a year at Gregory Gym on the UT Campus. The last meeting was in the NCAA Regional Playoffs in November 2018.
This match-up had less on the line as both teams were…
Astros’ AA, AAA Talent Meet in Pre-season
31 Mar 2019
The Houston Astros’ have developed a consistent World Series contenting team through the strength of their farm-team organization. Those prospects met at the Dell Diamond as the AA Corpus Christi Hooks took-on the AAA Round Rock Express.
The anticipated Opening Day roster for the Express is loaded with talent. The…
Austin Bold top San Antonio in Inaugural
30 Mar 2019
The Austin Bold FC (3 games, 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss) defeated the San Antonio FC (4,0,3,1) in their inaugural home match by a score of 1-0. A standing room only crowd of 5,803 filled Bold Stadium on a cool night stoked by a strong wind out of the…
Texas State Competes in Texas Relays
30 Mar 2019
The Texas State University Track and Field team sent 24 athletes to the 92nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myer Stadium. The Squad place among the top ten finishers in five of the eleven events in which they competed.
For the first time in recent memory, Texas State…
Texas takes Manitoba in Come-from-Behind Win
27 Mar 2019
The Texas Stars pulled off an exciting come-from-behind third period win against the Manitoba Moose. It was an important win for the Stars as they fight with the Moose and two other teams for the final playoff spot in the AHL
“I think the whole group gave us good minutes…
Rodeo Austin Competition Narrows
26 Mar 2019
Rodeo Austin entered its second week of competition, as 96 athletes competed for 16 playoff round position. The number of nightly competitors decreases in the more dangerous events as the athletes become satisfied with their chances of advancing. The two-night Playoff Round starts Thursday.
The night was not without danger,…
Herta Become Youngest IndyCar Winner
24 Mar 2019
A mechanical problem and an accident created a record-breaking outcome to the inaugural running of the IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas. Colton Herta, six days shy of nineteenth birthday, became the youngest ever winner of an Indy car race.
Top qualifier Will Power led every lap, with…
Power Takes Inaugural IndyCar Pole at COTA
23 Mar 2019
For the 56thtime in his career, and for the second straight time this season, Will Power of the Verizon Team Penske will take the pole position in an IndyCar Classic race to be run at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). Power is second only to Mario Andretti for the…
Wolves Too Much for Stars
22 Mar 2019
The division leading Chicago Wolves (38-19-5-3) showed their maturity and defeated a greener Texas Stars (32-28-4-3) by a score of 4-to-1 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park.
Chicago showed great patience, cycling the puck until an opportunity presented. Texas, on the other had looked a little unsettled. Texas played…
Askew Dominates COTA Indy Lights
22 Mar 2019
It was a one-man-show. Rookie Oliver Askew, the 22-year-old racer for Andretti Autosport, totally dominated the Indy Lights competition at the Circuit of the Americas. This was the inaugural running of Indy Lights and IndyCar at the circuit.
Askew won races 1 and 2 with his fastest time of less…
Spurs End Season on Down Note
21 Mar 2019
The Austin Spurs (20-29) took on the Sioux Falls Skyforce (24-25) in their final home game of a lackluster year. This year’s Spurs bore little resemblance to last year’s NBA G-League Champion, despite returning five players from last year’s squad.
Austin jumped to an early 36-23 lead in the first…
Stars over Griffins in Massive Third Period
20 Mar 2019
The Texas Stars dug deep and pulled out a huge win against Grand Rapids Griffins. A scoreless first period, led to a tight second period, was followed by an explosive third. Stars won 6-3. The Stars are battling with Rockford for the final playoff slot.
Defenseman Gavin Bayreuther scored the…
Spurs Hold Off Legends
19 Mar 2019
There wasn’t much on the line for either the 20-and-28 Austin Spurs or the 16-and-33 Texas Legends. Both teams have been out of meaningful playoff contention for while, and the season had not lived up to expectations for either the players or coaches.
With not much to lose, the Spurs…
Spring Brings Rodeo Austin
18 Mar 2019
There are two rights of spring in Central Texas: Bluebonnets and Rodeo Austin. The presence of the bluebonnets pre-dates the first settlers. And Rodeo Austin has been here nearly as long. Well, almost.
The rodeo started in March 1940 as local young men and boys herded 20 caves calves to…
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