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…
Elite Start Strong but Fade
16 Mar 2019
The Austin Elite Rugby (0-7) club took on the Seattle Seawolves (5-2) at the Dell Diamond on Saturday evening. The Seawolves, currently in second place in Major League Rugby (MLR), won the championship last year. The Elite, who made the playoffs last season, are currently in the MLR cellar.
#12 Texas Overwhelms Texas Southern
12 Mar 2019
It may have looked like an extended batting practice, but it was actually the #12 Texas Longhorns (13-6) taking on the Texas Southern Tigers (2-11). The Longhorns won by an impressive score of 17-3.
Starting Texas pitcher Matt Whelan (2-0) had a good outing and earned the win. The right-handed…
Stars Trounce Rampage
10 Mar 2019
It’s all about the playoffs. That’s the mindset of Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.
“Every game we play is the playoffs,” said Laxdal. “Every game is going to be a grind and it will be a sprint to the finish.“
If you look at the AHL Central Division, there…
Spurs Come From Behind Top Kings
09 Mar 2019
The tenth placed Austin Spurs (18-26) resembled their former selves as they took on the fourth place Stockton Kings (27-18) and won by a score of 128 to 107.
Expectations for the Spurs were low. Austin had lost 7 of the last 10 games, including the last two, and has…
Ferrari Takes Blancpain GT Day 2
03 Mar 2019
The second day of Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Circuit of the Americas could not have been more different than the first.
Saturday’s warm, yet overcast, conditions were as inviting to the fans as they were to the K-Pax Racing team, who took the two top podium spots. Sunday…
K-Pax Racing Tops Podium at COTA
02 Mar 2019
The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) opened its 2019 racing season with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America auto racing series. Austin was the first of eleven stops on this year’s schedule.
This weekend’s competition featured the Grand Touring (GT) class of luxury-brand vehicles. These two-door vehicles are rear-wheel drive,…
Stars Drop Defensive Contest in OT
01 Mar 2019
“We don’t have the fire-power to score 4, 5 goals a game. We have to play the 1-0, 2-1 games,” said Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.
And that’s exactly what the Texas Stars (27-24-4-3) did as they took on the division leading Chicago Wolves (33-17-5-1), and lost 2-1 in…
Frustration Shows as Spurs Fall
28 Feb 2019
The Austin Spurs (16-24) lost their fifth game in a row, falling to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (29-14) by a score of 128 to 113 at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park.
The Spurs carefully scripted their plan in the pre-game shoot-around. And that plan work as the Spurs…
Stars Rise Up Over Admirals
27 Feb 2019
Rise up. That was Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal’s pre-game speech to his team. “We got guys up in Dallas (with the parent club) and we got to get guys rising up,” Laxdal said.
And rise up they did.
The Texas Stars (27-23-3-3) defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (23-22-11-1), 4-2.…
USA Eagles out-last Team Brazil
23 Feb 2019
The Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) came to the Dell Diamond matching the USA Eagles versus Brazil. The USA rolled over Brazil in the first half, leading by a many as 19 points. A come-from-behind surge by Team Brazil fell short and the USA Eagles held on to win 33-28. This…
#19 Texas Makes it Look Easy Over Tech
23 Feb 2019
University of Texas Longhorns head coach Karen Aston usually sports a dourer look courtside during games. But a hint of satisfaction broke through the stern demeanor as the Longhorns (21-6, 11-4 Big 12) defeated the Texas Tech Lady Raiders (12-14, 3-12 Big 12) 81-57 at the Frank Erwin Center.
Elite Fall to Unrelently Legion
22 Feb 2019
The Austin Elite (0-5) mounted a valiant defense against the San Diego Legion (4-1) but ultimately collapsed under the continued pounding. The Legion scored four tries on six attempts in the first half in route to a 45-17 win.
The Legion’s first half tries came from JP du Plessi, Dean…
#15 UT Women Collapse Before Kansas State
17 Feb 2019
The #15 University of Texas Longhorns (20-6, 10-4 Big 12 Conference) fell to the unranked Kansas State University Wildcats (16-10, 7-7 Big 12 Conference), 69-60. K-State won both meetings of the team this season.
The Longhorns collapsed not once, but twice to the Wildcats. Texas led by 9 points late…
Elite Fall to Raptors in Major League Rugby
17 Feb 2019
The struggles continued for the winless Austin Elite (0-4) as they fell to the Glendale Raptors (1-2), 24-13. Sunday’s match may have been the Elite’s best chance for a win this season as they faced the then winless Raptors.
Inconsistency continued to trouble the Elite, who have been out-scored 61…
Stars Shutout Roadrunners
15 Feb 2019
The Texas Stars (25-20-3-2) played a near-perfect game in their 2-0 win over the Tucson Roadrunners (24-16-4-2). Stars goaltender Phillipe Desrosiers (5-7-0) made 29 saves in his first shutout of the season.
“Phil was outstanding. He made some timely saves for us,” said Stars head coach Derek Laxdal. “I think…
First Glimpse of Austin Bold on Pitch
13 Feb 2019
It was just three weeks ago that Austin Bold Football Club general manager Roberto Silva introduced its first 14 players to the media. Three weeks later the size of the team had grown to 24 players.
Head coach Marcelo Serrano led the Bold against the St. Louis Football Club in…
Salt Lake City Stars Best Spurs
10 Feb 2019
After a breathtaking win on Friday against a superior team, the Austin Spurs (16-20) fell to peer in a game they could have won. The Salt Lake City Stars (18-18) defeated the Spurs, 98-89.
The Stars were led by 7-foot, 2-inch, 290 pound Isaac Haas. Haas easily maneuvered the court…
Austin Spurs Upset OKC Blue
08 Feb 2019
The Austin Spurs’ (15-17) game against the conference leading Oklahoma City Blue (25-10) was expected to be a one-sided blowout. Instead the Spurs went toe-to-toe with Blue and won in a nail bitter, 111-109, in a game that changed lead ten times.
The Blue appeared loose and confident as the…
Spurs Out Last Blue Coats
05 Feb 2019
The Austin Spurs (15-19) took a 19 points lead in to the fourth period and allowed the Delaware Blue Coats (12-19) to come with 9 points before winning 119-108.
The Spurs played a sloppy first quarter, missing easy layups and dunks. Amazingly, the Blue Coats played worse, committing 8 turnovers…
Copyright © All rights reserved.