Hamilton’s Love Affair Continues
Lewis Hamilton’s (#44) love affair with Austin’s Circuit of the Americas (COTA) continued on the first day of the event. The three-time Formula One champion, and four-time United States Grand Prix winner at COTA, set a track record of 1 minute, 34.668 seconds in the second practice session on Friday.
A win by…
Stars Fall to Rampage’s Rope-a-Dope
Muhammad Ali perfected the rope-a-dope in the legendary 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” match-up against George Foreman. Ali beat Foreman in an eighth round knockout. The contest has been called “arguably the greatest sporting event of the 20th century”.
Ali won by taking a defensive stance to fend-off incoming blows while looking for opportunities…
Mercy Rule in Football? Hendrickson over McNeil
Hendrickson’s win over McNeil would have made a good case for a mercy rule in Texas high school football. The McNeil Mavericks started the season with high expectations. But as so often is the case, injuries to key players scuttled their season. The Mavericks offered little competition to the Hendrickson Hawks.
The Hawks put up…
Hamilton Returns to Favorite Track
“Love the energy at Circuit of the Americas. I’m looking forward to getting out on the track next week!” Lewis Hamilton tweeted after his win at the Japan Formula One.
And there is good reason. Hamilton, the second-most winning Formula One racer, has won four of five United States Grand Prix races at Circuit of…
Stars Open with Impressive Home Win
The only word to describe the Texas Stars’ season opening game against the Chicago Wolves at the HEB Center at Cedar Park.
Wow! Six different Stars players found the back of the net.
Wow! The Stars defense gave up five goals and nearly blew a three-goal advantage with less then six minutes remaining…
Stars Sharp in last Pre-season Contest
Hockey is here! Well, almost.
The Texas Stars played their last pre-season game of the year on Saturday evening against the San Antonio Rampage. Neither teams were strong last season, but if this game is an indicator, the Stars could be looking at a very good year. The Texas beat San Antonio 4 – 0. …
Texas State Volleyball Smashes Troy
The Texas State Women’s Volleyball team, coming off a disappointing performance against South Alabama on Friday, executed near-flawlessly against the Trojans of Troy on Sunday at Strahan Coliseum.
The Bobcats dominated the match from the initial whistle, taking the first set 25-14. The momentum continued into the second set with Troy falling 25-15. …
Stony Point Trounces Leander
Leander quarterback William Loofe may miss his first class tomorrow. He might miss the entire day. The Stony Point defense ran rough shod over Leander and Loofe bore the brunt.
Leander entered the game the definite underdog, but they held their own. For the first six minutes. After which they could not withstand the Stony Point…
Dallas Stars start Training Camp in Cedar Park
Hockey is back! Almost.
The Dallas Stars, NHL partner of the AHL’s Texas Stars, kicked off their 2017 / 2018 training camp at the HEB Center. The training camp included four days of practices and a Green vs. White intra-squad scrimmage. A total of 62 players, 37 forwards, 20 defensemen and five…
Texas State Football turns the Corner?
Coaches with grudgingly admit it… there is such a thing as a good loss. Texas State head football coach Everett Withers would certainly agree.
The Bobcats were coming off a devastating 37 – 3 lost to Colorado the previous Saturday. And the prognosticators anticipated a lopsided loss this Saturday’s against Appalachian State. Anything short of that…
Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam benefits Hurricane Recovery
Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam returned to the Dell Diamond for its ninth annual charitable benefit. Proceeds from the event will aid in Hurricane Harvey cleanup efforts. Over previously years, the Jam had collected greater than $350,000 benefiting area youth leagues, including $150,000 towards the renovation of Mabson Field in East Austin, Texas. A 30…
Georgetown over Hayes in Nail Bitter
The Georgetown Eagles overcame the Hayes Rebels in a nail-biting, come from behind victory on Thursday evening. Final score was Hayes 28, Georgetown 35.
First quarter play was sluggish. Georgetown scored first on a 71-yard TD pass from Cooper Bell to Caden Leggett, but failed on the point after attempt. Hayes only…
Express Close Season with Masterful Pitching
The Round Rock Express (66-72) said goodbye to disappointing year with a 6-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (72-69) on Labor Day. Express starting pitcher Adrian Sampson (1-0, 0.90) was brilliant in the win, pitching just three balls in five innings and allowing just one run.
The Express seemed hard-press to field a team…
Driving and Weather Prefect at COTA Pirelli World Competition
The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) returned to the Circuit of the Americas for it second year this weekend. The scheduling of this years event was changed to accommodate the cooler weather and to compliment the upcoming World Endurance Championship and Formula 1 Grand Prix events.
PWC consists of seven driver classifications and six…
Waco Midway upsets Cedar Park at Home
The hometown Cedar Park fans were shocked. Not only did their team lose on their home
turf, they also lost the season opener in which they were favored.
Neither Cedar Park nor the Waco Midway looked settled in the first half. Midway fumbled the ball on their first possession, which Cedar Park’s…
Westwood Clobbers Lehman 63-13 in Season Opening
The Westwood Warrior kicked off the 2017 High School football season with an lopsided 63-13 victory over the Lehman Lobos.
Westwood started the scoring on the first play from scrimmage with a 87-yard touchdown run by Jaikem Murphy, and followed with a two-point conversion. Westwood scored again on a 55-yard pass from Will Jennings…
Strong Pitching puts Express over Sky Sox
Pitching has been the cause of much disappointment this season for the Round Rock Express. But a strong outing by Adrian Sampson, and solid relief by Dario Alvarez and Tyler Wagner, put the Express over the Colorado Spring Sky Sox 2 – 1.
Sampson, in his first start for the Express, scattered seven hits over…
Blackburn puts Express past Storm Chasers
Baseball the way baseball was to be played. That was the Round Rock Express on Tuesday
night… strong pitching and strategic hitting… as they topped Omaha Storm Chasers 2 – 1.
Express pitcher Clayton Blackburn allowed just one run on four hits in six innings to earn the win. Willie Calhoun put the…
Express Delivers Coach Woods 500th Career Victory
Round Rock Express manager Jason Wood achieved his 500th career coaching victory on Thursday night as the Express topped the Albuquerque Isotopes 6 - 1. Express pitcher Tyler Wagner led the effort, holding Albuquerque to one run on two hits in 6.1 innings of work.
The Express took the lead in the bottom of…
Express over El Paso in Dramatic Fashion
The Round Rock Express lost a 5-1 lead but pulled out a dramatic two-out rally in the 11th inning to secure a 7-6 win over El Paso.
A. J. Jimenez started the scoring for the Express in the 4th inning with a homer run to left center field. Pete Kozma followed with…
Luis Marte marks return to the Express
You have to love the eagerness and enthusiasm of the new players, especially the ones that have just moved up in the organization. No better player to represent those words is Luis Marte.
Luis started the season playing AAA baseball with the Express, but was dropped down to AA ball at the end…
Toluca over Santos Laguna in Penalty Kicks
Liga MX returned to the Dell Diamond for the third year. The baseball park quickly transformed into a soccer pitch during the four day All Star break. Play this year was between the Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club S.A. de C.V. (Toluca) and Club Santos Laguna S.A. de C.V. (Santos Laguna). The Liga MX is the…
Round Rock over Colorado Spring before All Star Break
The Round Rock Express (41-49) powered their way to an 8-4 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (55-34) on Sunday night at Dell Diamond in the lead-up to the PCL All Star break.
Round Rock put up four runs in the bottom of the third inning. Drew Stubbs began the scoring with a…
Late Rally Falls Short
Express catcher A.J. Jimenez went 3-4 with two RBIs and a triple short of the cycle, but the Express fell short in a late inning rally. The Memphis Redbirds (53-32) won 6-4 over the Round Rock Express (39-47) on Wednesday night at Dell Diamond.
Ryan Rua started the Express scoring with a…
Ledbetter Impresses, leads Express over Iowa
A solid first start by just-promoted pitcher David Ledbetter, combined with two home runs by Will Middlebrooks, pushed the Round Rock Express (35-38) over the Iowa Cubs (31-42) by a final score of 4-1.
Ledbetter pitched five and one-third innings, allowing five hits, one earned run and two base on balls. Assisting Ledbetter…
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