Michael Adams

Bridge desk editor

Michael Adams is a bridge desk editor for the Austin American-Statesman. He joined the Statesman in 2008 as the sports editor at the Bastrop Advertiser.  In his time with the Statesman, he has worked as a copy editor and page deisnger and spent a year working for Cox Media Group’s shared services desk in West Palm Beach, Fla., as a sports page designer. For the last three years, he was the sports editor for the Statesman’s community newspapers in Lake Travis and Westlake. In his spare time, he volunteers for Austin Pets Alive! and teaches yoga. 

Latest from Michael Adams

For starters, Joyner Holmes’ role to change for Texas
 The reigning Big 12 freshman of the year was in the starting lineup in 32-of-34 games last season for Texas . While coaches and teammates are eagerly awaiting Joyner Holmes to re-establish herself as one of the top players in the conference,
            the 6-foot-4 forward will find herself in a familiar...

Posted: 4 days ago

The reigning Big 12 freshman of the year was in the starting lineup in 32-of-34 games last season for Texas . While coaches and teammates are eagerly awaiting Joyner Holmes to re-establish herself as one of the top players in the conference, the 6-foot-4 forward will find herself in a familiar...
Diamond Dust: Our five questions for Texas softball in 2018 — revisited
 Texas softball began practicing on Jan. 10; the Longhorns are eager to forget last year’s 33-26 season, the sixth-worst in
            the program’s 21-year history. Texas will have a much different look than in previous seasons, especially in the infield: The Longhorns graduated seven seniors; infielder Jade Gortarez transferred...

Posted: 29 days ago

Texas softball began practicing on Jan. 10; the Longhorns are eager to forget last year’s 33-26 season, the sixth-worst in the program’s 21-year history. Texas will have a much different look than in previous seasons, especially in the infield: The Longhorns graduated seven seniors; infielder Jade Gortarez transferred...
Texas uses second-half surge to beat Kansas St 75-64
 MANHATTAN, Kan.  — Lashann Higgs scored 26 points and No. 8 Texas used a big run to start the second half to beat Kansas State
            75-64 on Sunday.
             Even with leading scorer Brooke McCarty having a rough shooting day as she scored just nine points, the Longhorns (13-1,
            4-0 Big 12) had enough to beat...

7:07 PM Sunday, Jan. 07, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan.  — Lashann Higgs scored 26 points and No. 8 Texas used a big run to start the second half to beat Kansas State 75-64 on Sunday. Even with leading scorer Brooke McCarty having a rough shooting day as she scored just nine points, the Longhorns (13-1, 4-0 Big 12) had enough to beat...
Texas swimmers and diver honored by Big 12
 Longhorns Jordan Windle, Austin Katz, Joanna Evans and Meghan O’Brien took home weekly Big 12 swimming and diving honors on
            Wednesday. Katz, a freshman, was named the conference’s swimmer of the week while Windle, another freshman, was picked as the league’s
            diver of the week. This is Windle&rsquo...

3:16 AM Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017

Longhorns Jordan Windle, Austin Katz, Joanna Evans and Meghan O’Brien took home weekly Big 12 swimming and diving honors on Wednesday. Katz, a freshman, was named the conference’s swimmer of the week while Windle, another freshman, was picked as the league’s diver of the week. This is Windle&rsquo...
Longhorns finish 15th in coaches soccer poll for 2017
 Texas finished ranked No. 15 in the final United States Soccer Coaches poll for the 2017 season. The Longhorns ended the year
            with a 14-4-3 record. Texas reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and had its best start in school history, winning the first 11 games of
            the season. The Longhorns also tied the school...

3:11 AM Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017

Texas finished ranked No. 15 in the final United States Soccer Coaches poll for the 2017 season. The Longhorns ended the year with a 14-4-3 record. Texas reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and had its best start in school history, winning the first 11 games of the season. The Longhorns also tied the school...
Sophia Schubert earns golfer of the month honor
 Sophia Schubert picked up her second straight Big 12 golfer of the month honor on Wednesday, the league announced. The 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion has taken home the honor for the months of November and October, becoming the first
            golfer from Texas to win the award twice in the same season. In Texas’ only event...

3:11 AM Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017

Sophia Schubert picked up her second straight Big 12 golfer of the month honor on Wednesday, the league announced. The 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion has taken home the honor for the months of November and October, becoming the first golfer from Texas to win the award twice in the same season. In Texas’ only event...
Atkins, White lead No. 2 Texas to easy win over Georgia
 ATHENS, Ga.  — Ariel Atkins had 17 points and nine rebounds, Jatarie White added 13 points and No. 2 Texas cruised to an 81-53
            victory over Georgia on Sunday. Brooke McCarty and Lashann Higgs each scored 12 points as the Longhorns (7-0) dominated on both ends of the floor. Texas’
            defense kept the Lady...

12:25 AM Monday, Dec. 04, 2017

ATHENS, Ga.  — Ariel Atkins had 17 points and nine rebounds, Jatarie White added 13 points and No. 2 Texas cruised to an 81-53 victory over Georgia on Sunday. Brooke McCarty and Lashann Higgs each scored 12 points as the Longhorns (7-0) dominated on both ends of the floor. Texas’ defense kept the Lady...
Diamond Dust: Texas to play four WCWS qualifiers in 2018
 The last time I left you, the Texas softball team was recovering from a disappointing 2017 season that the Longhorns want
            to forget. It’s time to stir up the dust and take a look at the Longhorns competitive 2018 schedule that features 25 teams that made
            the 2017 NCAA tournament. Texas is coming off a 33-26 season...

10:02 PM Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

The last time I left you, the Texas softball team was recovering from a disappointing 2017 season that the Longhorns want to forget. It’s time to stir up the dust and take a look at the Longhorns competitive 2018 schedule that features 25 teams that made the 2017 NCAA tournament. Texas is coming off a 33-26 season...
Texas soccer dominates Western Kentucky in 2-0 victory
 Amber Stearns and Emily Strouphauer scored the first goals of their Texas career to lead the Longhorns past Western Kentucky
            2-0 at Myers Stadium on Sunday. Both goals came in the first half. Stearns, a junior midfielder, scored during her two years at Boston College while Strouphauer, a freshman midfielder/forward...

8:48 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Amber Stearns and Emily Strouphauer scored the first goals of their Texas career to lead the Longhorns past Western Kentucky 2-0 at Myers Stadium on Sunday. Both goals came in the first half. Stearns, a junior midfielder, scored during her two years at Boston College while Strouphauer, a freshman midfielder/forward...
Doc Redman makes big late rally to top Texas’ Doug Ghim at U.S. Amateur
 LOS ANGELES — Doc Redman rallied from two holes down with two to play and won the U.S. Amateur on Sunday, beating Doug Ghim
            on the first extra hole.
             Ghim was 2 up heading to the 35th hole of the two-round final at Riviera Country Club, but Redman made a stunning 60-foot
            eagle putt to win the hole...

8:32 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Doc Redman rallied from two holes down with two to play and won the U.S. Amateur on Sunday, beating Doug Ghim on the first extra hole. Ghim was 2 up heading to the 35th hole of the two-round final at Riviera Country Club, but Redman made a stunning 60-foot eagle putt to win the hole...