Rick Cantu, Austin American-Statesman

Rick Cantu

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Rick:

LASA hires Del Valle offensive coordinator Derrick Lewis as new football coach

After two years at Del Valle, Derrick Lewis said he's eager to take on a LASA high school football team that has minimal experience. → Read More

Georgetown wins 5A state high school baseball title behind pitcher Jacob Hadden

Eagles win first state title in history with 2-1 victory over Friendswood. → Read More

LBJ's Fenner, Manor's Nwabuko and Bowie's Moreno earn top prep sports awards

The American-Statesman honored the top high school athletes from Central Texas at gala ceremony. → Read More

Georgetown baseball leaving no doubt as playoff journey continues

With win, the Georgetown Eagles would advance to the UIL Class 5A state tournament at Round Rock's Dell Diamond. → Read More

Late Bishop homer lifts Badgers to victory over Blanco in Class 3A playoff

The season came to an end for Blanco High, beaten by Bishop 7-6 in the final game of the playoff series. → Read More

High school baseball: Kaeden Kent slugs and pitches Lake Travis forward; Lago Vista honored

Lago Vista team surging in playoffs with series win over Yoakum. → Read More

After scary spill, Lake Travis senior Jack Mann settles for silver in state pole vault

Vandegrift's Kevin Sanchez and Cristion Davis both earn gold for Vipers. → Read More

Giddings junior Carlie Weiser wins discus, shot put golds at state track meet

Giddings junior Carlie Weiser won the same events at the 2021 meet, totaling four golds for her high school career. → Read More

High school baseball update: Brentwood's Jack Spring honored; Lake Travis finishes strong

Spring won his 10th game of the season during a 6-1 victory over TMI. For the season Spring has 84 strikeouts in 55 innings and an ERA of 0.38. → Read More

Michael Dell added to ownership team of Professional Bull Riders' Austin Gamblers

The Austin Gamblers bull riding team has joined forces with Michael Dell as a new member of the ownership group. → Read More

High school baseball update: Top ranked Lake Travis red hot; Leander's Dylan Capers honored

Leander's Dylan Capers wins player of the week, going 5-for-7 in two games, which included a home run and four RBIs. → Read More

High school baseball update: Anderson's Evan David honored; San Marcos sweeps rival Hays

San Marcos went 2-1 last week, sweeping a pair of games against Hays, both by 2-1 scores, before losing 5-1 to Cibolo Steele in a non-district game. → Read More

Faces off the Field: Zeke Sifuentez, junior right winger, Hendrickson High School soccer

The Hendrickson High School winger waves at his mom before every high school match. → Read More

Championship rugby headed to Austin's Q2 Stadium this summer

The event will be the first non-soccer sporting match at the home of Austin FC. → Read More

Texas men's, women's relay teams bring the heat on final day of Texas Relays

Saturday was the final day of the Texas Relays, which concluded with a record-setting performance in the women's high jump. → Read More

Jeremy Kelly, Sonny Wang, Michaela Koltz lead All-Central Texas swimming, diving team

This is our annual All-Central Texas Team for swimming and diving. → Read More

Faces off the Field: Oscar Salazar, sophomore pitcher, Rouse

Sophomore Oscar Salazar's favorite moment as a Raider is winning a regional tournament versus Dripping Springs. → Read More

Pflugerville athletic director Todd Raymond hired by Grapevine-Colleyville district

Pflugerville AD Todd Raymond takes position in Metroplex. He had been a longtime coach and AD in Central Texas → Read More

Faces off the Field: Aislinn Concannon, senior midfielder, Westwood

Westwood senior midfielder Aislinn Concannon said Carli Lloyd is her favorite player and her favorite style of soccer is played in Spain's La Liga. → Read More

Faces off the Field: Ella Vickers, senior guard, Georgetown

This is our regular feature on a high school athlete: Faces off the Field: Ella Vickers, senior guard, Georgetown → Read More