Category: Sports Writers

Amarillo Thunderheads Tale: Off-Season Update

It was a tough year in Amarillo last season, as the Sox went 37-63, the second worst record in the American Association. However, the team looks for big changes this season, starting with a renaming of the team itself. Last year’s Amarillo Sox are this year’s Amarillo Thunderheads, and with a new name comes a…

Grand Prairie AirHogs Press: Off-Season Report

It was a disappointing 2014 season for the Grand Prairie AirHogs, as the team finished 40-60, 33 games behind the American Association champion Wichita Wingnuts. The AirHogs look to make a splash this year, but so far this off-season they have been fairly silent, making a few moves, but not a big splash to this…

Laredo Lemurs Lingo: Off-Season Update

It was a great season in Texas for American Association baseball, as the Laredo Lemurs won an impressive 58 games and earned a spot in the league’s playoffs. The problem for the Lemurs was that the 73-win Wichita Wingnuts were also in their division, and that was the Lemurs opening round opponent. Laredo was summarily…

Wichita Wingnuts Wire: Off-Season Update

After making it to the big dance the previous two seasons, only to fall short in the finals, the Wichita Wingnuts finally took home the American Association Championship in 2014. It was an amazing run that saw the team set several league records, including most wins in a season by a team (73). Outfielder Brent…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Dominate Erie Bayhawks

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Erie Bayhawks game on Friday was advertised as one of the best backcourt match-ups of the season, with Gary Talton and Andre Emmett going up against Seth Curry and Peyton Siva. However, the Mad Ants showed that they were ready for the challenge, winning by a final score of 103-91. January’s…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: Off-Season Update

The Sioux City Explorers finished a disappointing fourth in the Central Division of the American Association last season, but this was a team that showed flashes of excellence, going 18-11 following the All-Star break. That record included a five- and a six-game win streak. The Explorers showed real heart, and they are ready to feed…

Kansas City T-Bones Talk: Off-Season Update

The Kansas City T-Bones entered August last season in competition for the Central Division title in the American Association, but a 6-12 start to the month severely hampered their chances, despite winning their final six games of the season. Lincoln got hot and Gary stayed competitive to the end, making Kansas City an also-ran by…

Gary Southshore RailCats Report: Off-Season Update

The Gary Southshore RailCats saw the 2014 season come to a very disappointing end when Lincoln got hot down the stretch and took the Central Division title. It left a bad taste in the mouth of the team from Indiana, a taste they will want to wash out with a big dose of winning. This…

Lincoln Saltdogs Line: Off-Season Report

A late surge gave the Lincoln Saltdogs the Central Division title in the American Association, and the team rallied from an 0-2 deficit against the Winnipeg Goldeyes to advance to the league championship series, but that is where the dream came to an end. The Wichita Wingnuts were just too tough and were not going…

Sioux Falls Canaries Chat: Off-Season Report

It was a rough season in 2014 for the Sioux Falls Canaries. The team finished last in the North Division, and had the worst record in the American Association at 33-67. It was a tough year, which led the team to decide that manager Steve Shirley would not remain at the helm. A change was…

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Review: Off-Season Update

Last season ended with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks finishing third in the North Division of the American Association, 19.5 games behind the division winning Winnipeg Goldeyes. It was a very tough season, but ended with some hope when the team split their last ten games. So far this off-season the RedHawks have moved carefully to fill…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Gazette: Off-Season Report

The Winnipeg Goldeyes were last year’s North Division winner in the American Association and looked like they were going to roll to the championship series, but the Lincoln Saltdogs had other plans. Winnipeg won the first two games at home, then were swept in Lincoln, ending their season. A disappointing end to the season has…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Win in Maine

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants defeated the Maine Red Claws on their home court Saturday, by the final score of 109-104. The score was not very close in the first three quarters, as the Mad Ants led the game convincingly from the opening possession. Andre Emmett led the team in scoring, putting up 32 points, while Gary Talton was…

St. Paul Saints Sermon: Off-Season Update

With less the four months left until the St. Paul Saints open the season in their new downtown stadium, it’s time to begin a monthly examination of the team and what has been going on with them this off-season. The Minor League Sports Report will provide a monthly recap of the happenings with the team…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Take Loss at Home Against Iowa Energy

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants struggled against the Iowa Energy last night at home, falling by a final score of 103-94. Andre Emmett led all scorers for both teams with 25 points, with help from the Mad Ants second leading scorer CJ Fair, who had 16 points. Gary Talton and Ramon Simmons had less stellar games,…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Get Revenge Against Vipers

After the Fort Wayne Mad Ants lost to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers the night before, the Mad Ants claimed victory by the final score of 128-123. Andre Emmett led all scorers with 35 points and was unstoppable throughout the game. Erick Green also stepped up and performed well for the second game in a row,…

Salla Kyhala, Kyle Croxall Win 2015 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships

Entering Saturday night’s Red Bull Crashed Ice Downhill World Championships in St. Paul, no one would have been surprised to see the name Croxall holding the championship trophy in his hands at nights end, they just would have thought it would be Scott that would be the one holding the trophy. Instead, brother Kyle took…

Red Bull Crashed Ice Downhill World Championship Finals Set

After two days of competition, the finals for Saturday night’s Red Bull Crashed Ice Downhill World Championship are down to 64 remaining competitors. Thursday night saw 32 Americans qualify for Friday afternoon’s elimination round. They joined 32 skaters from the international competition who had competed earlier in the day. Those who finished 33-64 competed in…

Dean Moriarity Leads International Qualifiers in Crashed Ice World Championships

Dean Moriarity may have entered the 2015 Red Bull Crashed Ice Downhill World Championships in the shadow of fellow countryman Scott Croxall, but he proved Friday afternoon that he can cast a rather lengthy shadow of his own. Moriarity trailed last season’s winner, Marco Dallago, by nearly eight tenths of a second after the first…