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Liberty Hill passes rare district test, runs away from McCallum

District tests have been about as common as a forward pass for Liberty Hill over the past two years, but the Panthers stepped up when it mattered most against McCallum on Friday at House Park. With the host Knights trying to wrestle away its District 14-5A Division II crown, Liberty Hill pulled away with two late touchdowns to secure a 45-16 win that felt a lot closer than the final score. “It… → Read More

Battle of unbeatens between Westlake, Bowie highlights Friday's football

McCallum, Liberty face off for possible district title; Pflugerville hopes to hand Manor first loss → Read More

U.S. men's soccer team hoping to ride energy from Q2 Stadium crowd in match versus Jamaica

Austin makes history by hosting the first men's World Cup qualifier in Texas Thursday. Here's what to know about the USMNT vs. Jamaica soccer matchup. → Read More

Statesman fab fives: High school football rankings

The Statesman's high school writers rank the top 5 high school football teams for each class in the Central Texas area. → Read More

2021 All-Central Texas preseason football team: Westlake stars head squad

Offense QB: Cade Klubnik, senior, Westlake Clemson pledge accounted for more than 4,000 yards and 50 touchdowns while leading Chaps to second consecutive Class 6A state title in 2020. RB: Preston Alford, senior, Dripping Springs Two-time all-district selection on both sides of ball had almost 1,700 yards from scrimmage and 24 touchdowns last year. WR: Che Nwabuko, senior, Manor Pitt recruit as a… → Read More

22 for 2022: Ranking the top football recruits from the Austin area

The Austin American-Statesman list of top collegiate senior recruits in the Austin area is led Westlake's Cade Klubnik, Caleb Burton of Lake Travis. → Read More

2021 Central Texas high school football preview: District 25-6A

Vandegrift and Round Rock look ready to again battle for crown, but can Hutto make move in second 6A season? → Read More

Central Texas' top 10 teams: All about No. 3 Cedar Park Timberwolves

New coach Michael Quintero and a new quarterback Josh Pell now lead the Cedar Park Timberwolves, but expectations still remain the same. → Read More

American-Statesman's Central Texas top 10: Mind matters for Rouse quarterback Mason Shorb

Loaded with skill players, the Raiders — led by QB Mason Shorb — hope to build on last season's surprising success. → Read More

2021 Central Texas high school football preview: Private schools

Defending state champions Regents, TSD, Bastrop Tribe headline area programs for the 2021 high school football season. → Read More

2021 Breazeale Cup standings: Rating the high school athletic programs in the Austin area

Lake Travis tops the annual Breazeale Cup list for the first time. See how the American-Statesman rated all 63 Austin- area athletic programs. → Read More

Lake Travis striker Alex Bethke heads 2021 all-Centex boys soccer team

Awards honor top 22 players as well as coach, newcomer of the year → Read More

Springing into action: Five key questions as Austin-area football teams play spring games

New coaches, transferred players and an inexperienced defense for defending state champion Westlake among issues to watch as teams play spring games. → Read More

Hendrickson graduate Hope Trautwein makes history with UNT softball team

Pitcher first to strike out all 21 batters while throwing perfect game → Read More

Cedar Park girls basketball team dethrones defending champs, claims school's first state title

Despite late surge by Frisco Liberty, Timberwolves never give up lead in had-fought victory → Read More

The wait is over: Scrimmages signal start of season for 5A, 6A high school football teams

As football teams at smaller schools approached the midway point of their regular seasons, players and coaches in classes 5A and 6A could only watch and → Read More

That college try: Area football products excelling at next level

From Rhode Island’s Brown University to the University of California-Berkeley, football players from the Austin area are thriving at the next level. → Read More

The top 100: Ranking the best football players in Austin’s history

The University Interscholastic League, the state’s governing body of high school athletics for public schools, celebrates its 100th anniversary this school year. In honor of that milestone, the American-Statesman sports staff has selected the top 100 players who participated in high school football in schools from the Austin area.From the small towns and the segregation era to the city schools… → Read More

Austin greenbelts reopen without incident

No news is good news, at least when it comes to the reopening of the city’s popular greenbelts.According to a spokesperson for the Austin Police Department, there were no calls involving the reopening of the Barton Creek and Bull Creek greenbelts as of Saturday afternoon. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department allowed visitors to the greenbelts for the first time since the July 4 holiday… → Read More

Abbott extends state’s disaster declaration for virus

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott extended a statewide disaster declaration Saturday in response to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to ravage the state. The → Read More