The Texas Stampede returned to 2019 action this weekend at the West Grey Sport Complex in Houston Texas. The team led by veteran and 1.0 class Gabriel Garcia come into the season with a desire to improve upon last years third-place finish at the national championships.
“The Texas cup has always been a great competition for all the teams in the state, said coach” James Gumbert. “The idea is to have this has a proving grounds for emerging athletes to play along side some of the best from each team”. We have certainly seen the benefit and growth by using this model over the years”. “There were athletes at the beginning of the year show vast improvements when they are able to play outside of practice against in-state opponents”.
Texas won the cup by going 2-1 over the weekend. Their play was highlighted by a final 62 - 48 victory over Houston. “We were pleased with how we consistently got better over the weekend”. “We certainly didn’t want to lose one but in the end I think it showed that the level of performance is getting stronger in the state”. Said Gumbert. “All teams at this tournament showed improvement over last year”. “The return of San Antonio (2-1) and the emergence of RISE (1-2) (Dallas) show that all teams can come away with victories.
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The Texas Stampede will be returning to action after this summers offseason. “We are excited to be able to get back on the court and improve upon last year‘s third-place finish at Nationals”. said Coach James Gumbert.
The Texas Cup will see a return of a in-state rivalry between the Stampede and Houston along with a renewed competition between Dallas/Rise and San Antonio. “It’s awesome to see the return of both San Antonio and Dallas for these matches. They are veteran lead squads that show lots of promise and future growth.” said Gumbert.
The matches will take place in Houston at West gray gymnasium. The schedule is:
9:00 Stampede - Houston
11:00 Dallas/Rise - San Antonio
1:00 Stampede - Houston
3:00 Dallas - San Antonio
9:00 Dallas - San Antonio
11:00 Houston - Stampede
1:00 pickup game
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The Texas Stampede returns to action this weekend November 17 through the 18th in Fort Wayne Indiana. The Turnstone invitational will be hosting six teams from the Midwest Vying for early season recognition in national seating.
The Stampede are two time tournament champion’s. “It is always a challenge to go out and know that everyone at the tournament will be looking to knock us off” said Coach James Gumbert. “The season is very young and we’ve had numerous games to perfect our play”. “This will be The next test to see where we are”.
The Stampede will be led by Indiana native and hometown product Jeff Butler. Butler who was born in Fort Wayne and grew up their returns to lead the charge for the Stampede.
Tournament game play begins Saturday, November 17 with the Stampede opening against Grand Rapids Thunder.
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