Thomas Jones

Sports editor, Westlake Picayune & Lake Travis View

A native Texan and a 1999 graduate of The University of Texas, Thomas Jones has spent 16 years as a reporter and editor in Austin. He currently works as a sports reporter and community sports editor for the Austin American-Statesman, overseeing the sports sections for six weekly and semi-weekly newspapers in the greater Austin area. Thomas maintains his peak physical form by playing disc golf at least twice a month. Follow Thomas at @ThomasJonesAAS.

Latest from Thomas Jones

Former Longhorn Kwame Cavil to leave LBJ, take over Waco High football program
 Former Texas receiver and current LBJ assistant coach Kwame Cavil will be announced as the new head football coach at Waco
            High during a press conference scheduled for Friday in Waco, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald. Cavil, a 1997 Waco High graduate, joined the LBJ staff earlier this season after a two-year stint coaching...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Former Texas receiver and current LBJ assistant coach Kwame Cavil will be announced as the new head football coach at Waco High during a press conference scheduled for Friday in Waco, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald. Cavil, a 1997 Waco High graduate, joined the LBJ staff earlier this season after a two-year stint coaching...
Former Longhorn Mike Adams joins revamped coaching staff for Reagan High School
 University of Texas receiver Mike Adams sprints away from the Pittsburgh defense during a game in 1995. Adams has joined Reagan
               High School’s coaching staff as the offensive coordinator under new coach A.J. Mustafa. FILE PHOTO/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Reagan’s revamped coaching staff will have a burnt-orange tinge this...

Posted: 18 hours ago

University of Texas receiver Mike Adams sprints away from the Pittsburgh defense during a game in 1995. Adams has joined Reagan High School’s coaching staff as the offensive coordinator under new coach A.J. Mustafa. FILE PHOTO/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Reagan’s revamped coaching staff will have a burnt-orange tinge this...
Westlake grad Nick Foles earns ESPY for Super Bowl performance

Posted: a day ago

Nick Foles’ magical 2018 moment continued at Tuesday’s ESPYs, when the former Westlake High School quarterback won the Best Championship Performance Award in the annual midsummer awards show hosted by ESPN. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX4X8ANs7Ys&w=640&h=390] Foles, the Philadelphia backup quarterback...
Handful of area softball players earn all-state honors from Texas sports writers
 Dripping Springs second baseman Camille Corona was among area softball players to earn all-state honors from the Texas Sports
               Writers Association.. NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN While Hutto’s softball team may have missed the Class 5A playoffs this past season, no one missed the achievements of sophomore
           ...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dripping Springs second baseman Camille Corona was among area softball players to earn all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association.. NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN While Hutto’s softball team may have missed the Class 5A playoffs this past season, no one missed the achievements of sophomore ...
Former Pflugerville AD Johanna Denson to join athletic director’s Hall of Honor
 Former Pflugerville school district athletic director Johanna Denson will be inducted into the The Texas High School Athletic
               Directors Association Hall of Honor later this month The Texas High School Athletic Directors Association will induct former Pflugerville school district athletic director Johanna
            Denson...

Posted: 4 days ago

Former Pflugerville school district athletic director Johanna Denson will be inducted into the The Texas High School Athletic Directors Association Hall of Honor later this month The Texas High School Athletic Directors Association will induct former Pflugerville school district athletic director Johanna Denson...
Lake Travis heads list of Texas high school football teams in national poll
 Lake Travis Cavaliers run out into the football field before the game at the UIL 6A Div 1 playoff between the Lake Travis
               Cavaliers and the Allen Eagles at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on December 23, 2017. JOHN GUTIERREZ / FOR AMEERICAN-STATESMAN Guess what? Texas has a national reputation as a high school football...

Posted: 11 days ago

Lake Travis Cavaliers run out into the football field before the game at the UIL 6A Div 1 playoff between the Lake Travis Cavaliers and the Allen Eagles at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on December 23, 2017. JOHN GUTIERREZ / FOR AMEERICAN-STATESMAN Guess what? Texas has a national reputation as a high school football...
TGCA to induct former Westlake coaches into hall of fame
 Westlake High School will have a major presence when members of the Texas Girls Coaches Association convene for the organization’s induction of the 2018 Hall of Fame Class next week. Volleyball coach Al Bennett and girls basketball coach Cathy Self-Morgan will be among the three inductees at the TGCA banquet July 9 in Arlington. Bennett...

Posted: 18 days ago

Westlake High School will have a major presence when members of the Texas Girls Coaches Association convene for the organization’s induction of the 2018 Hall of Fame Class next week. Volleyball coach Al Bennett and girls basketball coach Cathy Self-Morgan will be among the three inductees at the TGCA banquet July 9 in Arlington. Bennett...
What does Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine predict for Austin area in 2018?
 Now in its 59th year, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football continues a tradition of comprehensive coverage of Texas high school
               football. Aside from the usual suspects in Class 6A, don’t expect many state-title contenders to emerge from Central Texas, at least
            according to the prognostications in this year&rsquo...

Posted: 21 days ago

Now in its 59th year, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football continues a tradition of comprehensive coverage of Texas high school football. Aside from the usual suspects in Class 6A, don’t expect many state-title contenders to emerge from Central Texas, at least according to the prognostications in this year&rsquo...
Longtime high school football fan Ed Ramsey dies at age of 88
    High school football in Austin lost one of its most loyal fans earlier this week when Ed Ramsey died June 25 at the age of
            88. Ramsey was a constant and loyal presence for 25 years at Westlake football games and practices. When it came to his life’s
            passions, Ramsey often told friends that Westlake football...

Posted: 21 days ago

High school football in Austin lost one of its most loyal fans earlier this week when Ed Ramsey died June 25 at the age of 88. Ramsey was a constant and loyal presence for 25 years at Westlake football games and practices. When it came to his life’s passions, Ramsey often told friends that Westlake football...