Getting to Know Austin Bold GM, Roberto Silva
22 Jan 2019
Soccer is a game for the passionate.
The fans are passionate. The players are talented and passionate. The team owners are patient and passionate. And like the team owners, Roberto Silva, General Manager of the Austin Bold soccer club is talented, patient and passionate.
I spoke with Silva at the…
Spurs Defang Wolves
19 Jan 2019
On Friday the Austin Spurs won their first game of the year and broke a six game skid. On Saturday they worked hard not to overly embarrass the Iowa Wolves, winning 106-86.
Lonnie Walker IV led all scorers with 21 points. John Holland followed closely behind with 20. Drew Eubanks…
Spurs End Skid
18 Jan 2019
Coming into tonight’s game against the South Bay Lakers the Austin Spurs had loss six consecutive games and had yet to win in 2019. The first fifteen minutes of their game looked to be more of the same. The Lakers rolled over the Spurs, leading by as much as 15…
Texas Bests Rockford in OT Shootout
11 Jan 2019
The Texas Stars (20-11-3-2) fought a back-and-forth contest against the Rockford IceHogs (16-16-3-4) and won in an overtime shootout. Stars’ center Travis Morin scored the only goal of the shootout. This was the Star’s first shootout win in three tries. The IceCats are winless in five shootout attempts.
Spurs Come Up Short Against Santa Cruz
10 Jan 2019
The Austin Spurs (12-13) lost their fourth consecutive game to the Santa Cruz Warriors (18-6), 87-84. The Spurs have yet to win a game in the New Year.
Like the two previous loses, the Spurs played a one-dimensional game, relying upon one player to generate the majority of the offense.…
Stars top Condors in Solid Home Win
09 Jan 2019
The Texas Stars (18-11-3-2) notched another home ice win, defeating the Bakersfield Condors (16-14-2-1), 3-2. Tony Calderone and Adam Mascherin each led the Stars with a goal and an assist. Landon Bow did an outstanding job between the posts, making 28 saves.
The Stars have won 8 of 9 games…
Memphis Sweeps Season Against Spurs
05 Jan 2019
The Austin Spurs (12-11 lost to the Memphis Hustle (14-9), 110-97. Austin lost each game in the season series by double digits and two games on their home court.
Both teams played competitively in the first half, with the Hustle leading at halftime 57-50. But the Hustle started the third…
Texas Stars Extend Home Ice Win Streak
04 Jan 2019
Joel L’Esperance netted two goals against the Manitoba Moose (13-18-2-0) to lead the Texas Stars (18-11-3-1) to their seventh straight win on home ice. L’Esperance leads the team with 19 goals and is the top goal-scoring rookie in the AHL this season.
The Moose aggressively attacked the Stars and controlled…
No. 13 Texas Women’s Basketball Outlasts OSU
02 Jan 2019
They say an ugly win is better than no win. But the Texas Longhorns (10-2, 1-0 Big 12) may not have even gotten that if their game against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls (9-3, 0-1 Big 12) lasted another five minutes.
Texas looked strong in the half, taking a 33-16 lead…
Texas Defense Smothers Northwestern State
29 Dec 2018
The No. 13 Texas Longhorns (10-2) overwhelmed the Northwestern Western State Lady Demons (5-6), winning 104-66. It was the first time in more than a year that the Longhorns scored greater than 100 points in a game.
Texas led from the opening tipoff. Texas hit an incredible 63% (12-19) of…
Gleason leads Stars over Rampage
27 Dec 2018
Texas Stars rookie defender Ben Gleason (4 goals, 16 assist) scored two goals within 11 seconds to help defeat the San Antonio Rampage, 5-2. Gleason’s second goal came from mid-ice immediately after the face-off, catching Rampage goalie Ville Husso unaware.
The Stars beat the Rampage by the same score just…
Stars Roll Over the Rampage
21 Dec 2018
The Texas Stars topped the San Antonio Rampage, 5-2, in what started in a back-and-forth battle, but ended in a trouncing.
San Antonio started the game aggressively, taking an early lead when Samuel Blais scored on a power play. Texas’ Joel L’Esperance tied the game three minutes later, also on…
No 9 Tennessee Women’s Basketball Top No 12 Texas
16 Dec 2018
The No. 9 University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers (8-0) basketball team beat the No. 12 University of Texas Lady Longhorns (7-2), 88-82, on Sunday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center. The game was the 40thmeeting of two historic women’s basketball programs. The Lady Vols lead the series 25-15.
Stars go Wild Against the Wild
12 Dec 2018
The Texas Stars (13-9-1-1) looked extremely impressive as they defeated the first place Iowa Wild (14-5-4-2), 6-3. It was the team’s fourth win in a row.
“It’s a big win,” said Texas Stars Head Coach Derek Laxdal, “they got a good hockey club, they got good speed; they got some…
Spurs Out-played by Hustle
08 Dec 2018
The Memphis Hustle (8-6) out-played, out-shot, out-rebounded and out-scored the Texas Stars (8-6) 120-106 in a game that was difficult to watch.
Austin kept the game close despite their sub-par performance, trailing 57-56 at the half. Memphis exploded out the locker in the third quarter, leading by as much as…
Hintz Lifts Stars Past Admirals
07 Dec 2018
Roope Hintz, returning from the Dallas Star, scored the game-winning goal and led the Texas Stars over the Milwaukee Admirals 3-2. The win was Texas’ third in around and fifth in six games.
The Stars jumped to lead with goals by Justin Dowling and Niklas Hansson in the first 4…
Lonnie Walker IV Leads Spurs Past Suns
06 Dec 2018
The Austin Spurs (7-5) took on the struggling Northern Arizona Suns (3-11) in what should have been a one-sided practice session. Instead, the Spurs looked in trouble from the opening minutes.
The Spurs’ 11-point lead evaporated in the first period after a 13-point run by the Suns. Austin was lucky…
Stars Trounce Admirals in Shoot-Out
05 Dec 2018
The Texas Stars (11-9-1-1), the AHL Central Division’s sixth place team, soundly defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (14-8-3-0), the division’s first place team, 5-1.
The Star scored five consecutive goals before the Admirals scored their solo goal. Commenting on the game, Stars Head Coach Derek Laxdal said “We’re not a real…
Second Half Push puts Clippers over Spurs
30 Nov 2018
The Agua Caliente Clipper engineered a come-from-behind victory to defeat the Austin Spurs, 125-122, in a game that had two very different halves.
The Spurs handily controlled the first halve, taking a 66 – 52 lead into the locker room a halftime. Austin outshot Aqua Caliente 67% to 42% from…
History Made: Texas State Secures First NCAA Tournament Win
30 Nov 2018
For the first time in school history the Texas State (27-6) women’s volleyball team advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bobcats defeated the Rice Owls (24-7) in a tense four-set match (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 27-25) that could have favored either team.
The victory comes after Texas…
No. 10 Lady Longhorns Top UTSA
29 Nov 2018
The younger sibling hardly ever beats the older. True was the case as the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) took on the University of Texas at Austin (UT). UT(7-0) beat UTSA (3-5) 98-54.
The lop-sided game allowed the 7,000 fourth- through seventh-grade school fans to release some energy.…
Bobcats Close Disappointing Season
24 Nov 2018
On Sunday the Texas State football team said goodbye to their coach of three years, Everett Withers. On Saturday they said goodbye to their Seniors. Neither was a good parting. The Bobcat (3-9, 1-7 Sun Belt) ended the season with a loss against the Arkansas State Red Wolves (8-4, 5-3…
Amida’s Double-Double Leads Spurs over Red Claws
23 Nov 2018
Amida Brimah, the six-foot ten-inch center for the Austin Spurs, made his presence felt as the Spurs (5-4) defeated the Maine Red Claws (2-6). Amida recorded 5 blocked shots, 12 rebounds and 12 points in route to the 109-104 victory.
This was Brimah’s third double-double, and the most blocked shots,…
Historic Night as OKC Blue Top Austin Spurs
18 Nov 2018
For the first time in the NBA G League an all-female crew officiate a game. Ashley Moyer-Gleich, Toni Patillo and Clare Aubry called a contentious game as the Oklahoma City Blue (6-1) topped the Austin Spurs (2-4) 130-118.
Three OKC Blue players scored double-doubles: Tyler Davis lead the team with…
Stars Skate IceHogs off the Ice
16 Nov 2018
The Texas Stars (7-6-1-1) dominated the Rockford IceHogs (8-6-1-2) in route to a 5-1 victory.
IceHog’s goalie Collin Delia bent but did no break, making 26 saves on 27 shots in the first two periods. The Stars’ Roope Hintz skated like there was no tomorrow and made the first score…
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