Rick Cantu, Austin American-Statesman

Rick Cantu

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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  • Austin American-Statesman
Past:
  • Hookem.com

Recent articles by Rick:

Cedar Park-Pflugerville highlights Thursday high school football games slate in Central Texas

Here are the games of the day, a position by position breakdown. → Read More

Upon Further Review: Starting from scratch, Drew Sanders earns 100th victory at Vandegrift

Coach Drew Sanders earned his 100th victory at Vandegrift High as the school has become one of the most respected high schools in Central Texas. → Read More

Cedar Ridge throws defensive blanket over Stony Point in district showdown

The Cedar Ridge Raiders defeated Stony Point 34-0 in a District 25-6A game Friday at Dragon Stadium. → Read More

Anderson-Weiss running back showdown highlights Central Texas Thursday games

The Anderson-Weiss game is our Statesman Game of the Week. We do a position breakdown of the top games on Thursday. → Read More

Pflugerville-Anderson highlights Thursday night Central Texas high school football slate

Akins-Hays and Connally-Cedar Creek note other two games on Thursday Central Texas high school football slate → Read More

Upon Further Review: Regents reloads one year after winning state; Luling breaks losing streak

Among the top football teams in Central Texas is Regents, which won the TAPPS state championship game last year. This year they are unbeaten and unchallenged. → Read More

LBJ-Liberty Hill state-ranked tussle highlights Thursday's Central Texas football matchups

Both Panthers and Jaguars are state-ranked in this week's poll and face off Thursday. → Read More

Glenn-Pflugerville matchup highlights Thursday's Central Texas high school football games

These are the top high school football games in Central Texas for Thursday, Sept. 9. → Read More

Upon Further Review: New coach, new attitude fuel Akins football

The Eagles football team is off to a 2-0 start. That might not sound like much but it's pretty big for a team that's not accustomed to winning at all. → Read More

Vista Ridge-Leander highlights Thursday's Austin area high school football slate

Here is a look at the best games in Central Texas for Thursday night. A position by position breakdown. → Read More

Attendance, mask mandates: Which Austin-area high school football stadiums have COVID restrictions?

Central Texas high school football begins this week. Austin area school officials do not plan COVID-19 restrictions on fans as cases surge. → Read More

American-Statesman's Central Texas top 10: No. 1 Westlake favored in 6A as Todd Dodge makes final stand

The No. 1 team in the Austin area is Westlake. Here's how the Chaparrals plan to defend their 6A state championship. → Read More

Central Texas' top 10 teams: All about No. 1 Westlake Chaparrals

Our No. 1 high school football team in Central Texas is Westlake. No surprise. The Chaps are No. 1 in state according to preseason polls. → Read More

Central Texas' top 10 teams: All about No. 10 Dripping Springs Tigers

Dripping Springs is the No. 10 team in the American-Statesman Top 10 poll of Central Texas football teams. Here is a breakdown of the team. → Read More

Our 13th annual preseason Top 25: No. 20 Iowa hopes to topple Buckeyes in Big Ten

Iowa fans believe they can challenge Ohio State for Big Ten honors. Iowa, which started out 0-2 last year, has had eight consecutive bowl seasons. → Read More

From gridirons to diamonds, these Central Texas athletes made a difference in 2020-21

From gridirons to diamonds, these athletes made a difference. Here we are talking about three athletes who will play college baseball. → Read More

Cedar Park's Isabel Conde De Frankenberg blows away field to win 3,200 at state meet

Conde De Frankenberg crossed the tape with a personal-best time of 10.26.49, more than eight seconds faster than runner-up Allie Love. → Read More

Kucher reaches Dell Golf semis with unblemished week

Led by Matt Kuchard, The Field at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play was whittled to four as the golf tournament continued on Saturday → Read More

Notes and quotes from Dell Match Play

News about Victor Perez, Troy Aikman, Colt McCoy and others at Dell Match Play. → Read More

New-look Gilgronis, Stony Point grad Ostberg bring rugby flair to Austin sports scene

Ready for some rugby. The Austin Gilgronis open season Saturday night with game that is popular worldwide → Read More