UTSA opens men’s basketball season against Oklahoma

UTSA junior Jhivvan Jackson, playing against Texas A&M International in an exhibition game on Oct. 30, 2019, led the Roadrunners last season with 22.9 points per game. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA junior Jhivvan Jackson, playing against Texas A&M International in an exhibition game on Oct. 30, 2019, led the Roadrunners last season with 22.9 points per game. – photo by Joe Alexander
The UTSA men’s basketball team opens its 2019-2020 season on the road tonight against Oklahoma.

Game time is 7 p.m. The game will be on the radio in San Antonio on AM-760.

More coverage at theJBreplay.com and goUTSA.com.

A first look at new UTSA men’s basketball players

UTSA's Austin Timperman (32), Eric Czumbel (10), Phoenix Ford (12), Jacob Germany (24) and Makani Whiteside (5). The Roadrunners beat Texas A&M International 89-60 in an exhibition game on Wednesday, Oct. 30. 2019 at the UTSA Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA’s Austin Timperman (32), Eric Czumbel (10), Phoenix Ford (12), Jacob Germany (24) and Makani Whiteside (5). – photos by Joe Alexander
UTSA beat Texas A&M International 89-60 in an exhibition game on Wednesday, Oct. 30. 2019 at the UTSA Convocation Center.

The 2019-2020 Roadrunners men’s basketball roster includes these new players:

5 Makani Whiteside, 6-4 freshman guard from Madera, California

10 Erik Czumbel, 6-3 freshman guard from Verona, Italy

12 Phoenix Ford, 6-8 sophomore forward from St. Petersburg, Florida

21 Knox Hellums, 6-5 junior guard from Tomball, Texas

24 Jacob Germany, 6-11 freshman center from Kingston, Oklahoma

32 Austin Timperman, 6-9 freshman forward from The Woodlands, Texas

44 Luka Barasic, 6-10 junior forward from Osijek, Croatia

UTSA's Erik Czumbel (10), Makani Whiteside (5), Jacob Germany (24), Luka Barisic (44) and Knox Hellums (21). The Roadrunners beat Texas A&M International 89-60 in an exhibition game on Wednesday, Oct. 30. 2019 at the UTSA Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA’s Erik Czumbel (10), Makani Whiteside (5), Jacob Germany (24), Luka Barisic (44) and Knox Hellums (21).
UTSA's Makani Whiteside (far left) and Phoenix Ford (12). The Roadrunners beat Texas A&M International 89-60 in an exhibition game on Wednesday, Oct. 30. 2019 at the UTSA Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA’s Makani Whiteside (far left) and Phoenix Ford (12).
UTSA's Phoenix Ford (12), Jacob Germany (24), Austin Timperman (32) and Eric Czumbel (10). The Roadrunners beat Texas A&M International 89-60 in an exhibition game on Wednesday, Oct. 30. 2019 at the UTSA Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA’s Phoenix Ford (12), Jacob Germany (24), Austin Timperman (32) and Eric Czumbel (10).

Trinity’s Paul McGinlay scores 500th win

Trinity athletic directory Bob King (right) honors soccer coach Paul McGinlay after McGinlay recorded his 500th career win on Friday. - photo by Joe Alexander
Trinity athletic directory Bob King (right) honors soccer coach Paul McGinlay after Friday’s game. – photo by Joe Alexander
Trinity soccer coach Paul McGinlay earned his 500th career victory Friday night when the men’s team beat Texas Lutheran 4-0 at Trinity.

McGinlay was hired at Trinity in 1991. He coached the Tigers to the 2003 NCAA Division III national championship. In 2011, Trinity renamed its home field Paul McGinlay Soccer Field.

Courtney Walters sets UTSA volleyball record

UTSA's Courtney Walters (8) sets the ball for Hunter Coppola (11). UTSA beat Incarnate Word on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the UTSA Convocation Center.
UTSA’s Courtney Walters (8) sets the ball for Hunter Coppola (11).
UTSA freshman Courtney Walters served up seven aces in a volleyball match on Tuesday at the UTSA Convocation Center.

That set a Roadrunners school record for aces in a three-set match.

UTSA beat Incarnate Word 25-16, 25-16, 25-8.

See story at:
goUTSA.com

Scenes from UTSA vs. Army football

Quarterback Frank Harris (7) led the UTSA offense.
Quarterback Frank Harris (7) led the UTSA offense.
Army beat UTSA 31-13 on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Alamodome.

The game included hard hitting on the field as well as some extra military flavor.

Trinity rolls over McMurry in football opener

Trinity wide receiver Austin Bertness makes a touchdown catch in the second quarter on Thursday night at Trinity. - photo by Joe Alexander
Trinity wide receiver Austin Bertness makes a touchdown catch in the second quarter on Thursday night at Trinity. – photo by Joe Alexander
Trinity opened the 2019 football season with a 41-10 home-field victory over McMurry on Thursday night.

Trinity quarterback Wyatt Messex completed 18-of-25 passes for 250 yards and five touchdown. Chris Stewart caught six passes for 125 yards and three touchdowns.

Closeups of the 2019 San Antonio Missions

San Antonio Missions catcher/first baseman David Freitas won the Pacific Coast League batting title. - photo by Joe Alexander
San Antonio Missions catcher/first baseman David Freitas won the Pacific Coast League batting title. – photo by Joe Alexander
Even front row seats are a long way from some positions on a baseball field.

During the course of the 2019 San Antonio Missions season, I occasionally got closer a look at some of the players.

That seemed like a good way to wrap up my summer from Wolff Stadium.

Former Missions trip wraps up at Wrigley Field

Former San Antonio Missions second baseman Keston Hiura playing for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 30, 2019, at Wrigley Field. - photo by Joe Alexander
Former Missions second baseman Keston Hiura playing for the Brewers against the Cubs on Aug. 30, 2019, at Wrigley Field. – photo by Joe Alexander
The third and final game of my trip to catch up with some former 2019 San Antonio Missions players was on a sunny afternoon at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.

It was a tough day for the former Missions. Keston Hiura started at second but suffered a hamstring strain and went on the injured list the next day.

Hernan Perez started at third base. Trent Grisham and Cory Spangenberg both got in the game late.

Former Missions pitchers Ray Black and Jay Jackson each threw one scoreless inning in relief.

Game photos taken from my seat in Section 225.

Former Missions star Keston Hiura homers in Game 2 of Brewers trip

The Milwaukee Brewers' Keston Hiura celebrates after hitting a fourth-inning home run on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Miller Park. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Milwaukee Brewers’ Keston Hiura celebrates after hitting a fourth-inning home run on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Miller Park. – photo by Joe Alexander
The second game of my Milwaukee Brewers trip was a sunny afternoon at Miller Park.

Keston Hiura hit his 16th major league home run as the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Former San Antonio Missions in the Brewers’ starting lineup were Trent Grisham in center, Hiura at second and Cory Spangenberg at third.

Hiura had two hits including a double and three RBIs. Grisham also had two hits with a double.

Game photos from my seat in section 208.