Express Notch First Win of Season
The Round Rock Express earned their first win of the 2018 season in the final game of their series against the Memphis RedBirds. The RedBirds had bettered the Express in the first four games.
Memphis began the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the second inning by Carson Kelly. The…
Spurs Hold Off Raptors, Take Game 1 NBA G-League Championship
The Austin Spur’s dominance of the NBA G-League playoffs continued as they took-on the Raptors 905 in game 1 of the League Championship series. Previously, the Spurs had received a first round bye, after finishing first in the Western Conference. Austin then handily defeated the South Bay Lakers 104-93 in the single elimination Western Conference Championship…
Stars Drop Come-From-Behind Heartbreaker
Pulling the goaltender in the final seconds of a game usually results in an empty-net goal against you more often than a goal to tie the game. Not was the case for Texas Stars as they took on the Rockford IceHogs as they battle for a playoff spot.
Texas took the lead…
Spurs Win Western Conference Championship!
Austin Spurs played South Bay Lakers in the NBA G-League Western Conference Championship at the HEB Center on Thursday. The winner of this single elimination playoff game goes the League Championship.
Both teams played an aggressive, back-and-forth game in the first half. Austin pulled out to an early 9-0 lead, but South Bay quickly…
Texas, Stockton Fighting for Post-Season Lives
The Texas Stars took on the Stockton Heat for their last meeting of the 2017 / 2018 regular season. Both team played with intensity, as if they were fighting for their lives. Indeed, they were fighting for their postseason lives.
Stockton twice got the jump on the Stars, first with only 1:07 into the game…
Express Media Day means Baseball around the Corner
Spring is in the air. Baseball is just around the corner. But first before any of that can begin we first have the 2018 Round Rock Express Media Day. Media Day is annual event where local media visits with the players, coaches and management of the Round Rock Express. The Express are the AAA…
One-side Win for Wild Inaugural Home Opener
The Austin Wild Football made a powerful statement against the Texas Power in their inaugural home game in the American Arena League (AAL).
The Wild (formally the Cap City Bulls Football) was a “travel only” club last season in the Supreme Indoor League. The Wild joined the AAL, which was formed…
Spurs Top Vipers, Take Conference Semi-Final
The Austin Spurs took on their Division rival, the Rio Grande Vipers, in a win-or-go-home, one-game Conference Semi-Final Playoff. The Spurs won three of the four meetings between the two teams during the regular season.
The first quarter was an evenly played contest. The lead changed five times and was ties three…
Austin Elite Opens Inaugural Major League Rugby Season
The Austin Elite opened its Major League Rugby (MLR) play in a preseason match against the San Diego Legion. The MLR is an American professional rugby union competition that began its first season in 2018. The Austin Elite is one of seven teams in the league. Other teams are located in Denver, Houston,…
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…
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