Stars Take IceHog, Claim Western Conference Championship
The Texas Stars beat the Rockford IceHogs in a tightly battle overtime contest to claim the Robert W. Clarke trophy and the Western Conference Championship.
The contest was as well executed as possible. Neither team incurred a penalty minute. The first goal, by Sheldon Dries of Texas, occurred at the mid point…
Elite Limits the Legion
The Austin Elite (1-3) took on the San Diego Legion (2-2) in their first meeting of the official 2018 season. San Diego won the inaugural exhibition match between the two squads 32-24 in March.
The Elite controlled the match from the initial drop kick. Tim Guillimin opened the scoring for Austin with…
Smaller Mistakes Sink Express
No one disputes that the Round Rock Express (19-27), and their parent club, the Texas Rangers, are struggling. Tonight the Express took on the Iowa Cubs (15-28), the worst team in the Pacific Coast League and lost, again.
Pitching and mistakes have been the Express bane. Tonight was no different. Three batters hit-by-pitch,…
Defense Dooms Express
Two errors on the same play, four errors in game and a balk are mistakes seen in high school baseball. But this was the Round Rock Express (18-26) when they took on the Iowa Cubs (14-27) on Monday evening.
The Cubs started the scoring in the top of the third…
AVP Austin Open Re-crowns Champions
Olympic silver medalist April Ross repeated as the Austin Open women’s champion, this time with teammate Alix Klineman. On the men’s side, Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena repeat last year’s championship.
Ross and Klineman faced No. 6 seed Lane Carico and Karolina Marciniak in the semifinal match,…
AVP Austin Open Advances to Elimination Round
Saturday saw the elimination round of the AVP Austin Open double elimination tournament. Teams not winning today would wait until June 7th to play again in New York City.
The women’s top seeded team of April Ross and Alix Klineman defeat No. 13 ranked Sarah Day and Nicolette Martin in two…
AVP Austin Open Starts Tournament Play
The 2018 AVP Pro Tour kicked off it first competition of the season with the Austin Open. Included in this year’s draw are top-tier athletes including two-time Olympian and defending Austin Open champion April Ross, three-time Olympian, defending Austin Open team of Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, three-time Olympic Gold medalist…
Stars Hand IceHogs First Playoff Loss
The Texas Stars (7-2) took on the undefeated Rockford IceHogs (7-0) in game one of the Western Conference Championship. The winner of this best of seven game series will advance to the AHL Calder Cup Championship.
Texas played a cautious first period, making only seven shots on goal; however, two…
Texas State Women’s Track & Field take Sunbelt Triple Crown
The Texas State Women’s track and field team closed out a phenomenal season by winning the Sunbelt Conference Championship. The victory, added to earlier championships in cross-country and indoor track and field, gave Texas State the Triple Crown.
“The Triple Crown is a huge accomplishment for our program. It is…
Stars Take Series in Frenetic OT
The Texas Stars took on the Tucson Roadrunners in game five of the AHL Pacific Division Finals. The Stars lead the best of seven series 3 – 1. The Stars won the last game in a 2-0 shutout.
The intensity of play in the opening and closing ten minutes of…
Express Bullpen Disappoints Again
The bullpen has proven troublesome this season for the Round Rock Express. But on Thursday that problem belonged to the Round Rock Chupacabras, Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversion alter ego of the Express. Literally translated, chupacabras means”goat-sucker” in Spanish, but we’ll take that analog no further.
Stars Lead Series 3-1 Over Roadrunners
How could the Stars top an exciting, back and forth, overtime win in game three of the AHL Pacific Division Finals against the Roadrunners? They did it by holding the Roadrunner scoreless in a well-executed game four.
Both teams played an evenly matched first period, ending in 0-0 draw.
Loose Pitching Undermines Express
Expectations were high for the Round Express (11-19) as they took on the Iowa Cubs (7-21) with the addition of two-time Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum. The Cubs had the worse winning record in AAA Minor League baseball.
Iowa started strong with a first inning leadoff single by Mike…
Lincecum Gives Up Glove, Two Runs in Return
Two-time Cy Young award winner and three-time World Series Champion, Tim Lincecum, found the road to recovery may take just a little longer. Lincecum, appearing for the first time in 20 months, gave up a walk, a wild pitch, his glove in mid-delivery, and two runs, all in 15 pitches. …
Cubs Club Express
The Iowa Cubs (6-21) took on the Round Rock Express (11-19) for the third game in the four game series Sunday afternoon. The teams split the first two games. Duane Underwood (0-3 in 5 starts) took the mound for the Cubs and the Yovani Gallardo (0-0 in 3 starts) for the Express. …
Express Top SkySox: Improved with Room for More
The maligned Round Rock Express (5-13) showed there is optimism on the season as they took on the Colorado Spring Sky Sox (12-5) in the final game of the series.
Since opening day the Express have promoted two players to the Rangers (Ronald Guzman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa), traded one player (Brett Nicholas) and added eight…
Moto3: Martin Wins Second Race of Season
Jorge Martin (#88 Del Conca Gresini Honda) finished his fastest time of the weekend to win the Moto3 at the Circuit of the Amercias. “It was an amazing race,” Martin told reporters. “It was hard at the beginning of the race because I had the hard tire. Then the others started…
MotoGP: Marquez’s COTA Reign Continues
Marc Marquez (#93 Repsol Honda Team) dominated the America MotoGP for his sixth COTA victory in a row. Marquez was given a three-place grid penalty for slow riding on the racing line and disturbing another rider in the qualifying heat. As a result Marquez lost his sixth pole position at…
Moto2: Bagaia Capitalizes on Marquez’s Mistakes
Francesco “Pecco” Bagaia (# 42 Sky Racing Team VR46) capitalized on mistakes made by Alex Marquez (#73 EG 0,0 Marc VDS) to win the Moto2 at the Circuit of the Americas.
Marquez started in the pole position, and Bagaia in the number four position. The race was a battle between the two. Bagnaia…
The Expected and Unexpected at MotoGP Day 1
MotoGP of the Americas saw both the expected and the unexpected in its first day of practice.
The expected was the solid performance by Marc Marquez of the Repsol Hond Team. Marquez, the five-time winner at COTA, was quickest in the morning session and a close
second in the afternoon, posting a time…
Reign Rain on Stars
The Ontario Reign dominated the Texas Stars in game 2 of their Pacific Division Semifinal playoff series to even the contest.
The Reign continued their physical play from game 1 and manhandled the Stars. Both teams played a cautious first ten minutes, tallying a total of only six shots-on-goal. Philippe Maillet of Ontario scored…
Texas takes Game 1: Championship Caliber Play
Play started slowly for both the Texas Stars and the Ontario Reign in game one of their Pacific Division semifinal playoff series. Texas made only seven shots-on-goal, one by Sheldon Dries found the back of the next at 3:17 into the period. Effective fore-checking by Texas made it difficult for…
Express on the Cusp of Breakout
The Round Rock Express’ season-to-date performance has been a disappointment. But the 3-and-9 Express showed promise Tuesday night as they took on the 9-and-1 Oklahoma City Dodgers. They were within a whisker of breaking out on multiple occasions.
With one out in the third inning, Hanser Alberto doubled to left…
The Addiction of Sport Photography
The Addiction of Sports Photography is a course developed by Andy Nietupski, in collaboration with veteran sport photographer Chris Covatta. This weekend was the inaugural offering of the course at Precision Camera and Video, and Town & Country Optimists Sports Club.
The course premise is that if photography is a drug, then sports photography…
Stars top Griffins, Ease into Playoffs
The Texas Stars revealed a glimpse of their post-season strategy as they eased into one of their final regular season games against the Grand Rapid Griffins.
The #4 seeded Stars could move into the #3 position by pushing their final three games. But they appeared willing to maintain their current slot and take on…
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