UTSA guard Hailey Atwood – photo gallery

Hailey Atwood of UTSA women's basketball playing against UAB on Dec. 31, 2022, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
Hailey Atwood of UTSA women’s basketball playing against UAB on Dec. 31, 2022, at the Convocation Center.
Hailey Atwood is a 5-foot-8 guard for the UTSA women’s basketball team.

The senior from Austin Bowie High School averaged 3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds through 20 games of this season. She scored a season-high 12 points on Thursday against Western Kentucky.

Atwood played in 27 games as a junior at UTSA after spending two seasons at Blinn Junior College.

UTSA guard Kyra White – photo gallery

Kyra White of UTSA women's basketball playing against Charlotte on Jan. 14, 2023, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
Kyra White of UTSA women’s basketball playing against Charlotte on Jan. 14, 2023, at the Convocation Center.
Kyra White is a 5-foot-9 guard for the UTSA women’s basketball team.

The junior from Converse Judson High School in the San Antonio area was a three-time all-state player.

Now a junior, White went to USC out of high school and transferred to UTSA ahead of this season. She averages 6.9 points per game and leads the Roadrunners with 4.3 assists per game. White is one of only two UTSA players to start in all 20 games so far this season.

UTSA guard Sidney Love – photo gallery

Sidney Love of UTSA women's basketball playing against UAB on Dec. 31, 2022, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
Sidney Love of UTSA women’s basketball playing against UAB on Dec. 31, 2022, at the Convocation Center.
Sidney Love of the UTSA women’s basketball team is a freshman from Cibolo Steele High School in the San Antonio area.

The 5-8 guard was all-district as a senior at Steele and scored 1,300 points in her high school career.

Love is third on UTSA in scoring with 8.9 points through 20 games and is second in assists with 2.0 per game.

UTSA forward Elyssa Coleman – photo galley

Elyssa Coleman of UTSA women's basketball playing against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 29, 2022, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
Elyssa Coleman of UTSA women’s basketball playing against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 29, 2022, at the Convocation Center.
Elyssa Coleman is a 6-foot-3 forward for the UTSA women’s basketball team.

The sophomore from Houston is averaging 9.2 points and 6.4 rebounds through UTSA’s first 20 games of the season. She started 18 of 20 games.

She played in all 30 UTSA games as a freshman and averaged 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds.

UTSA forward Jordyn Jenkins – photo gallery

Jordyn Jenkins of UTSA women's basketball playing against UTEP on Jan. 11, 2023, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
Jordyn Jenkins of UTSA women’s basketball playing against UTEP on Jan. 11, 2023, at the Convocation Center.
Jordyn Jenkins leads UTSA women’s basketball in scoring through the first 20 games of the season with 21.0 points per game. She also averages 7.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

The 6-foot forward is a transfer from USC. She led USC in scoring last season and earned All-Pac 12 honors.

Missions announce 2023 staff; former manager Wellman promoted to Triple-A

San Antonio Missions manager at San Diego Padres 2022 spring training on a back field at the Padres' facility in Peoria, Arizona. - photo by Joe Alexander
Phillip Wellman, shown at 2022 San Diego Padres’ spring training, spent five seasons as the San Antonio Missions’ manager – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Diego Padres on Wednesday announced the field staff for the 2023 San Antonio Missions.

Former Missions manager Phillip Wellman will be the 2023 manager for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. He spent five seasons at the helm in Double-A San Antonio.

Luke Montz will take over as manager of the Missions. He spent the last season as a manager in the Red Sox organization. Montz spent 13 seasons as a professional catcher.

Jeff Andrews is the Missions’ new pitching coach. He spent the last two seasons as pitching coach with the Double-A Frisco Rough Riders. He was the pitching coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008.

Pat O’Sullivan is San Antonio’s new hitting coach. This is his sixth season coaching in the Padres’ organization. He spent the last two seasons as hitting coach at Class A Lake Elsinore.

Former Missions player Felipe Blanco returns to the team as bench coach. He saw action in San Antonio in parts of 2016 and 2017. He was part of the coaching staff at Lake Elsinore the last three seasons.

XFL adds players to Brahmas camp

The XFL has assigned the following players to the San Antonio Brahmas’ camp:

Jordan Anthony – ILB – Troy
Divine Buckrham – DB – Lamar
Trayvon Hards – TE – Central Methodist
Nathaniel Hines – OT – Texas Southern
Tabari Hines – WR – North Carolina State
Camron Lewis – WR – Tarleton State
Moe Neal – RB – Syracuse
Nick Raby – DT – Southern Illinois
TyLan Shelby – DE – Louisiana-Monroe
T.J. Simmons – WR – West Virginia

The Brahmas open the season at home at the Alamodome on Sunday, Feb. 19, against the St. Louis Battlehawks.

UTSA forward Josh Farmer – photo gallery

UTSA forward Josh Farmer playing against North Texas on Dec. 22, 2022, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA forward Josh Farmer playing against North Texas on Dec. 22, 2022, at the Convocation Center.
UTSA forward Josh Farmer is a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Houston.

Farmer has played in all of UTSA’s first 14 games this season and made four starts. He averages 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

He recorded a season-high 17 points and 12 assists in the season opener against Trinity and scored 10 points against Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 18.

UTSA guard John Buggs III – photo gallery

UTSA guard John Buggs III playing against Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 18, 2022, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA guard John Buggs III playing against Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 18, 2022, at the Convocation Center.
John Buggs III is one of three UTSA men’s basketball players to start all 14 games so far this season.

The 6-foot-3 guard is third on team in scoring with 10.7 points. He is shooting .429 from 3-point range with a team-high 36 made 3-pointers.

Buggs scored his season-high 20 points against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 29.

He is a redshirt sophomore from Louisiana.

UTSA women earn first conference win on Jenkins’ late 3-pointer

UTSA women’s basketball beat UAB 71-68 on Saturday at the Convocation Center for the Roadrunners’ first Conference USA win of the season.

Jordyn Jenkins hit a 3-pointer off an assist from Kyra White with 9 seconds left to break a 68-68 tie. UTSA is 3-8 on the season and 1-1 in Conference USA.

Jenkins, a transfer from USC and the Roadrunners’ leading scorer on the season, finished the game with 13 points.

Sidney Love led UTSA in scoring. The freshman guard from Cibolo Steele High School in the San Antonio area had 23 points.

Kyra White, also a transfer from USC, nearly recorded a double-double. The former star at Converse Judson in the San Antonio area had 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 points.

Denim DeShields led UAB with 25 points

UTSA plays its next two games on the road, Thursday, Jan. 5 at Middle Tennessee and Saturday, Jan. 7 at Western Kentucky.

The Roadrunners’ next home game is Wednesday, Jan. 11 against UTEP.