Michael Adams

Sports bridge desk editor

Michael Adams is a sports 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

Texas baseball fails to mount another comeback in series finale loss to Oklahoma
 After clinching the series with Oklahoma on Saturday, the Texas baseball team ran out of magic on Sunday. The Sooners (26-13, 9-3 Big 12) handed Texas its first shutout loss since April 30, 2016 with a 6-0 victory Sunday afternoon
            at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, Okla. Texas dropped to 24-13 overall and 11-3 in conference play...

10:31 PM Sunday, Apr. 15, 2018

After clinching the series with Oklahoma on Saturday, the Texas baseball team ran out of magic on Sunday. The Sooners (26-13, 9-3 Big 12) handed Texas its first shutout loss since April 30, 2016 with a 6-0 victory Sunday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, Okla. Texas dropped to 24-13 overall and 11-3 in conference play...
Texas softball completes third straight Big 12 series sweep
 The Texas Longhorns rallied Sunday afternoon to defeat Texas Tech 6-2 at McCombs Field to conclude their third straight Big
            12 sweep. The Red Raiders (21-22,  1-11 Big 12) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings, but the Longhorns answered in the bottom
            half of the inning on RBI-doubles from Paige von Sprecken...

10:26 PM Sunday, Apr. 15, 2018

The Texas Longhorns rallied Sunday afternoon to defeat Texas Tech 6-2 at McCombs Field to conclude their third straight Big 12 sweep. The Red Raiders (21-22,  1-11 Big 12) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings, but the Longhorns answered in the bottom half of the inning on RBI-doubles from Paige von Sprecken...
Texas suffers 1-0 loss to Georgetown in Charleston tournament finale
 Junior Brooke Bolinger tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, but Georgetown scored the only run of the game in the top of
            the seventh inning and held on to defeat Texas 1-0 Sunday in the final game of the Charleston Invitational. Georgetown’s Noelle Holiday hit a single to left field with two outs. Savannah Jones blasted...

8:20 PM Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018

Junior Brooke Bolinger tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, but Georgetown scored the only run of the game in the top of the seventh inning and held on to defeat Texas 1-0 Sunday in the final game of the Charleston Invitational. Georgetown’s Noelle Holiday hit a single to left field with two outs. Savannah Jones blasted...
No. 9 Arizona smacks Texas 10-2 to close series
 Connie Clark knew the schedule would be tough. There’s no break, easy game or time to catch a breath. The Texas softball coach has watched her team undergo a grueling schedule to start the season: 13 of Texas’ first 18 games
            this season have come against teams ranked in the top 25. The Longhorns have played No...

7:57 PM Sunday, Mar. 04, 2018

Connie Clark knew the schedule would be tough. There’s no break, easy game or time to catch a breath. The Texas softball coach has watched her team undergo a grueling schedule to start the season: 13 of Texas’ first 18 games this season have come against teams ranked in the top 25. The Longhorns have played No...
Texas softball gets first win over top 10 team since 2015
 The Texas softball team got off to a quick start and held off ninth-ranked Arizona for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon at
            McCombs Field. The Longhorns (8-9) picked up their first win over a top 10 team for the first time since defeating then-No. 8 Georgia on
            Feb. 19, 2015. It was also Texas’ first win over Arizona...

4:47 PM Saturday, Mar. 03, 2018

The Texas softball team got off to a quick start and held off ninth-ranked Arizona for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Longhorns (8-9) picked up their first win over a top 10 team for the first time since defeating then-No. 8 Georgia on Feb. 19, 2015. It was also Texas’ first win over Arizona...
Softball drops Texas Invitational finale to No. 20 Michigan
 The Texas softball team wrapped up the Texas Invitational with a 4-0 loss to No. 20 Michigan Sunday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Longhorns (6-8) went 2-3 over the weekend with wins over the Wolverines on Friday and Virginia Tech on Saturday. Texsa could only string together four hits against Michigan ace Meghan Beaubien (7-2), who...

6:55 PM Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

The Texas softball team wrapped up the Texas Invitational with a 4-0 loss to No. 20 Michigan Sunday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Longhorns (6-8) went 2-3 over the weekend with wins over the Wolverines on Friday and Virginia Tech on Saturday. Texsa could only string together four hits against Michigan ace Meghan Beaubien (7-2), who...
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...

5:43 PM Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

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...

3:00 PM Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

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...