Recaping the latest sports news in Austin, Texas
Congratulations to the 11U Austin Wings Gonzales for winning the Battle of Omaha tournament in late June. The tournament coincided with the College Baseball World Series.
The Wings outscored their opponents 37–3 with dominating pitching performances by Sterling Hurd and Jackson Hamilton. This same team dominated last summer winning the 2017 USSSA Global World Series in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
One World Soccer’s 06 Boys Blue team earned an invitation to the prestigious Premier Super-Copa in Denver and the boys from Central Texas did not disappoint. The team made it all the way to the semifinals before losing on penalty kicks.
During their impressive run at SuperCopa, One World beat the number one teams from Texas and Oklahoma to finish 3rd/4th in the event. Only 24 teams were invited to compete in Denver.
Another Austin area team made a summer trip to the Rockies. Iron Horse Lacrosse sent three boys teams (2023, 2024 Chrome, 2024 Steel, 2025) to the Denver Shootout and the Vail Lacrosse Tournament. Both teams earned top-eight finishes in each tournament with the Chrome team taking home second place in Denver.
The Iron Horse 2022, 2023, and 2024 girls’ team also participated in both tournaments.
Article by SportsXpress, Photos by Mario Gonzales, Elizabeth Stephens, Laura Sykes