Spurs Look Strong in Playoff Tune-up
Saturday’s game against the South Bay Lakers (28-21) was a tune-up for the NBA G-League playoffs for the Austin Spurs (31-18). Austin was the number one conference seed going into the playoffs and had earned a first round bye.
The Spurs and the Lakers played a back-and-forth competitive game until late…
Stars over Rampage: Picture Perfect Come from Behind Victory
The games between the Texas Stars (33-22-7-3) and the San Antonio Rampage (31-25-10-0) have become somewhat routine. Tonight’s match-up was the eleventh of fourteen between the teams this season. But this game was anything put routine. It was a tightly fought defensive battle that featured a dramatic come from behind victory.
SXSW Unveils SlugFest Boxing
Bringing professional boxing to a world-renowned music, film and interactive festival fell well within SXSW capacity for creativity and risk taking. The result was SXSW Slugfest.
Slugfest brought five, albeit lopsided bouts to the Moody Theater. Carlos Trevino of McAllen, Texas (Wins: 6, Loses: 11, Draws: 1) took on Manuel Rubalcava of…
Storybook Comeback Disappointed
The Texas Stars (32-22-6-3) took on the Cleveland Monsters (20-32-5-3) in their fourth and final contest of the season. Texas had taken the three previous games, one in overtime. The Stars are battling for a playoff position; currently they are just outside the cut.
The first period of play was exceptionally intense. Nathan…
Stars Out-Matched in Physical Game
The Texas Stars (32-21-6-3) took on the Manitoba Moose (36-17-4-4) in the third of four meetings this year. The Stars are battling for a playoff position in a very tight ALH Pacific Division. With four weeks left in the season, the Pacific is the only division where every team has…
Sloppy Play or Solid Defense? Spurs over Skyforce
The Austin Spurs (29-16) took on the Sioux Fall Skyforce (24-20) Saturday at the HEB Center. Austin has all but sewn up a playoff position, but is battling for a better tourney seed.
The Spurs had just come off a came off a hard fought 144-115 win over Reno the…
Spurs Decisively Handle Bighorns
The Austin Spurs (28-16) broke with tradition. They build a big first period lead and maintained control throughout the game over a peer team, the Reno Bighorns (24-18).
The Spurs came out charged! They led by as many as 14 points in just the first period, but settled for a…
Composed Stars Fight for Playoff Position
The Texas Stars (30-21-5-3) entered tonight’s game against the Iowa Wild (27-17-8-4) fifth in the AHL’s Pacific Division, fighting for the fourth available playoff position. The Wild, currently in third place in the Central Division, were looking to improve their seed position for home ice advantage during the playoffs.
Spurs Overcome 18 Point Deficient for Win
You can tell how the Austin Spurs will play by their warm-up. They looked sloppy in warm-up tonight… it was going to be a challenging night as they took on their division rivals, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Spurs had a one game lead over the Vipers in the Western Conference Southwest Division.
McKenna joins AHL Career Top Ten
Tonight Texas Stars goalie Mike McKenna earned his 218th AHL career victory against the Milwaukee Admirals. The victory ties him for tenth with Red Almas for all-time AHL wins. It was only last Saturday that McKenna recorded his 27th career shut out, also against the Admirals. McKenna is tied for ninth with Jean-François “J. F.”…
Stars Sink Admirals
The Milwaukee Admirals played much like last year’s Texas Stars. The Admirals took undisciplined shots-on-goal with the hopes one would find the back of the net. The end result: Milwaukee out-shot Texas 37 to 28, but Texas won 3 to 1.
The game was a welcome turn-around for the Stars. They are vying…
Baylor’s Dominance Continues, Clinches Big 12 Championship
No. 3 Baylor clinched the Big 12 Conference Championship with a 93-87 win over No. 6 Texas. This was Baylor’s eighth Big 12 regular season title in a row and ninth overall, all under Head Coach Kim Mulkey’s tenure.
Baylor improves it record to 26-1, 16-0 Big 12, and Texas drops to 22-5…
Lady Longhorns Claim 100th Win Against Texas Tech
It was an historic meeting as the University of Texas Lady Longhorns (20-4, 11-2 Big 12) met the Texas Tech Raiders (7-17, 1-12 Big 12) for their one-hundredth meeting.
Despite their lopsided 90-39 loss to Texas in their last meeting, the Red Raiders came to the Erwin Center with confidence. “They (Texas Tech players)…
Spurs Fend Off Late Rally
The Austin Spurs (23-14) fought a tight contest with the Iowa Wolves (18-16) Sunday afternoon at the HEB Center at Cedar Park. Spurs played with only 20 hours rest, traveling up from the Rio Grande Valley the night before.
The first quarter was especially contentious with the lead changing six times and being…
Roadrunners Shutdown Stars
The No. 1 Tucson Roadrunners controlled the middle ice and shut down the No. 2 Texas Stars in their first meeting this season.
The Stars led the scoring at 1:20 in first period on goal by Greg Rallo, just the second of the season for the eleven-year veteran. For the next 38…
Late Rally Falls Short for UT Lacrosse
The visiting Texas A&M Aggies handily defeated the UT Longhorns 14-11 on beautiful pre-Super Bowl Sunday afternoon.
The Aggies controlled nearly every aspect of the game, except shots-on-goals which the Longhorns led 39-32. The Aggies controlled the face-offs, taking 20 of 29, and converted on 2 of 3 power plays. Longhorn failed to convert on…
Lady Longhorns Flatten TCU
The Texas Women’s Basketball took revenge against TCU on a loss earlier this season, beating the Horned Frogs 92-65. Texas executed in all aspects of its game. Texas out-rebounded TCU 44-28. The Longhorns blocked a season-high 11 shots in the game. Texas tied its season high with 10 made three-pointers. And the Longhorns were…
Spurs Fall Victim to Bad Habits
The Austin Spurs don’t often lose. But when they do lose its after blowing a first quarter lead. As has been the case in their last seven loses. Thursday’s lost to the Memphis Hustle was no different, only more spectacular.
The Spurs dominated the Hustle in the first quarter, taking a 36-25 lead. …
Stockton Slams Stars
The Texas Stars and the Stockton Heat began a two-game series on Friday night. This is the fourth meeting for the season with the Heat winning two of the last three games.
The game was evenly matched for the first two periods. The Heat came alive
in the third period and scored four…
Another Overtime Win for the Stars
The Texas Stars returned home after going 3-1-1-1 on their most recent road trip. Texas is currently in second place in the AHL’s Pacific Division and hopes to strengthen
their position in this home series. Texas faced off against the San Jose Barracuda Tuesday evening in their final matchup of the season. The Barracuda…
Spurs Start, Finish Strong against Grand Rapids
The Austin Spurs followed what has become a very predictable pattern. They start strong in the first quarter, get out-played in the second and third quarters, and fight to get back into contention in the fourth quarter. Sometimes they come out ahead, other times they don’t.
Tonight the Spurs took on the Grand…
Mother Nature, Suns Can’t Stop the Spurs
Mother Nature really took its toll on the Austin Spurs on their recent 16-day road trip. The
barometric bomb that inundated the northeast caused the team’s flights to be cancel, luggage to be lost, and caused games to be rescheduled. The team was even forced to play in “emergency jerseys” when their equipment was…
Lady Longhorns Rally over Kansas
The No. 7 Texas Longhorn women’s basketball team took-on the Kansas Jayhawks and hoped to rebound from a 79-77 loss at TCU. Texas leads the all-time series against Kansas 24-10, and is 11-4 on the home court.
The Jayhawks came out strong and handled the Lady Longhorns in the first period, leading 20-16. Kansas led by…
Review of the Sony a9 for Sports Photography
I recently had the opportunity to evaluate the Sony a9 at two Texas Stars ice hockey games. The first game was more for orientation. In the second game I used the camera for the warm-ups and the last three minutes of play. I couldn’t risk using an unfamiliar camera for more than…
Condors Rally over Stars
“That was probably the most disappointing loss of the year” said Texas Stars’ team captain Curtis McKenzie. “We’ve just got to find a way to clamp down. Everyone is pretty frustrated right now.”
And there is reason for the frustration. The Stars had dropped seven of their last ten games headed into…
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