Stories By Richard Oliver

  • Sports important in molding life, work skills An involvement in athletics throughout childhood and formative teen years instills a sense of self-esteem, guidance and perspective that proves valuable in adulthood.
  • The First Tee teaching more than just golf The national First Tee program has reached more than 11 million youngsters since it began in 1997. It has nearly 200 chapters, offering programs at more than 1,000 locations and thousands of elementary schools.
  • San Antonio a headline player in tourism industry Travel is big business and business is booming
  • Windcrest mayor claims title at GSA Mid-Amateur Windcrest mayor Alan Baxter shoots a final-round 69 to take the Greater San Antonio Mid-Am Championship by one stroke.
  • Cardinals record their first shutout Cardinals set records for most offense, points scored and least points allowed in thrashing Texas College of NAIA. UIW was making its first home showing as a Division I program.
  • GSA Mid-Am tees off this weekend A field of 83 golfers is set to begin play this weekend at the sixth-annual Greater San Antonio Mid-Amateur Championship at Olympia Hills.
  • Thirteen charities that support the Armed Forces will receive nearly $185,000 in donations totaled from the Valero Texas Open's annual military appreciation banquet, A Night to Honor Our Heroes.
  • Injury helps Karass stop Berto in 12th In battle of unbeaten welterweights, Keith Thurman uses body shot to turn the tide en route to knockout win over Argentina's Diego Chaves. The Floridian thus took Chaves' interim WBA title at the AT&T Center. San Antonio boxers Armando...
  • San Antonio has it all when it comes to golf.
  • Golf notebook: S.A. blind golfer adds another title San Antonio’s Bruce Hooper added to his remarkable resume late last month when he captured the American Blind Golf National Match Play Championship title at Seville, Ohio. For the B-2 category player, it was his seventh U.S. match-play crown.
  • Rock 'n' Roll Marathon to cover some new ground This year's event, set for Nov. 17, will include different start and finish lines and a new layout. Runners will head through Pearl Brewery, Trinity University, past San Antonio Zoo and along a four-mile stretch of the San Antonio River.
  • On Monday, playing in a 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifier on two courses at Columbus, Ohio, Boerne’s Jimmy Walker finished at 140 overall, four strokes shy of advancing. Several other San Antonio-area players also found the going tough at...
  • Talons stop two-point try, get key win The Talons' embattled offense came through with a critical fourth-quarter score and the defense made it stand up with a game-saving, goal-line stand with less than a minute left in a 42-41 victory over the Utah Blaze at the Alamodome.
  • Musk captures GSA Women's crown Usually a quick-paced player, she'd spent a long while seated on the grass, waiting for the group ahead to finish on the green. Meghan Musk, despite her own misfires in an uneven final round, took full advantage en route to her second straight...
  • Musk leads by 4 at Greater San Antonio Women's Championship
  • Golf notebook: Cano qualifies for U.S. Women's Open San Antonio’s Christi Cano, 32, fired a two-round total of 151 at The Woodlands Country Club early last week, good enough for a third-place finish in the qualifier. As a result, she’ll be in the field June 27-30 for the U.S. Women’s Open.
  • Storm system formed far west of S.A. days ago Another upper-level disturbance to the west may fire off some more showers later today.
  • Talons lose QB, game The Talons, down by 19 points after three quarters, managed to pull within six points twice in the final 15 minutes before eventually falling 61-48 before 7,961 fans celebrating Military Appreciation Night at the Alamodome.
  • Talons' defense does part in first home win
  • Golf notebook: Terry named GM at PGA's top facility Jimmy Terry, head of the TPC San Antonio golf courses, has been named general manager of The PGA of America’s flagship facility, PGA Village.