Posts Tagged ‘basketball’

Former Austin High star in NBA

Xavier Silas took the long route to where he’s always wanted to be – the NBA. After starring at Austin High (23.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a senior), he went to prep school for a year (Brewster Academy) and then to the University of Colorado. Silas had some good success with the […]

Former Austin High star in middle of controversy

You may have heard the recent stories out of Wisconsin and Tulsa where coaches refused to grant players a release from their scholarship in order to restrict their choice of schools. Former Austin High star Eric McClellan found himself in the middle of this maelstrom, getting mention on ESPN and other media outlets. First, Wisconsin […]

Impressive start for Lady Maroons

The Lady Maroons basketball team started the 2011-12 season impressively, defeating Westwood 46-30.

Stars in Austin High Gym

I wonder how Coach Johnson and the off-season girl’s basketball squad did in a pick up game at the Austin High gym the other day? The opponents were Jake Gyllenhaal and the band, Mumford & Sons.

Recruiting News

Austin High senior defensive end, Jerome Muhammad, has signed to play football at Langston University. Star point guard, Eric McClellan, is talking his point guard skills to Tulsa University read more>>

Fifty Years of Frustration Ends!

The Austin High boys basketball team ended half a century of frustration this week with a 67-41 playoff victory over Leander on Monday. The 15-5A district champs dominated the Lions from the outset as they won their first post season game since 1961. Read Austin American-Statesman Story. The Runnin’ Maroons followed up the victory with a […]

Austin High Basketball rankings

Austin High Boys remain at #3 in the Central Texas rankings in the Austin American-Statesman this week. The Runnin’ Maroons have a gaudy 26-2 record (8-0 in district). On the girl’s side, the Lady Maroons appeared at #10 as they finished 2nd in district with an 8-2 record (21-6 overall). On to the playoffs!

Bowie swept

THe Runnin’ Maroons completed their sweep of the Bowie Bulldogs with a 45-40 victory Tuesday night at the Burger Center. Coupled with the Lady Maroons 60-36 thrashing of the Lady Bulldogs, the Austin High basketball swept Bowie this year. For the boys it didn’t come easy. Bowie’s methodical game plan and foul trouble for 3 […]

Austin High runs past Westlake

I caught the Lady Maroons game against Westlake last night and came away impressed with the agressive, running style of the Austin High girls. The result was 52-40 victory and a sweep of the Chaparrals as Taylor Jones scored 27 points and Selena Hernandez added 14. With the victory, the Lady Maroons move to 19-8 […]

Maroons dash past Bowie – twice!

Austin High basketball swept rival Bowie Bulldogs in both boys and girls basketball Friday night. In a battle of Central Texas titans, the boys team overcame an early 11-0 deficity to hand the Bulldogs only their 3rd loss of the season. Eric McClellan led the way with 25 points as Austin earned an important victory […]