Recumbent riders from across the land will gather in Austin for a two-day "rolling party" to benefit Assistive Recumbents for All. Get started with the Saturday morning roll (three courses of varying difficulties to choose from), enjoy the Recumbent Rodeo on Sunday, and stick around for activities of all types throughout the weekend. All varieties of wheeled transportation welcome. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 23-24.$35 registration.
Easy Street Recumbents, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. C-105, 512/453-0438
The Austin Huns take on cross-town rivals the Austin Blacks in association with charity Team Justin to honor a former Hun who who passed on after suffering from ALS. Huns B team at 2pm followed by the A side at 3:30. Old Boys match at 1pm. Not enough fun? Join them for a pub crawl in the evening. 1pm. Free.
Men's Basketball Vs. St. Thomas University: Thu., Feb. 21, 7:30pm. Mary E. Branch Gymnasium, 900 Chicon.Women's Basketball Vs. St. Thomas University: Thu., Feb. 21, 5:30pm. Mary E. Branch Gymnasium, 900 Chicon.Baseball Vs. Texas Southern University: Wed., Feb. 27, 1pm. Downs Field.Softball Vs. University of the Southwest: Sat., Feb. 22, 1pm (doubleheader); Sun., Feb. 23, noon. Krieg Field.
Sixteen talented high school baseball teams play a round robin style tourney at five different fields. Thu.-Sat., Feb. 21-23, 10am. Five locations: Dell Diamond, Round Rock; Dragon Diamond, Round Rock; Tiger Field, Stony Point; Maverick Field, McNeil; Lion Field, Leander.$5.
Men's Basketball Vs. UA Fort Smith: Thu., Feb. 28, 7:30pm. Recreation and Convocation Center.Softball St. Edward's Tourney: Sat., Feb. 23: St. Edward's vs. Texas Women's: 9am; St. Edward's vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville: 11am; Texas Woman's vs. Texas A&M-International: 1pm; Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Texas A&M-International: 3pm; Sun., Feb. 24: Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Texas A&M-International: 9am; Texas Woman's vs. Texas A&M-International: 11am; St. Edward's vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville: 1pm; St. Edward's vs. Texas Woman's: 3pm. Diane Daniels Field.
The finest high school grapplers in Texas converge on Austin. See website for details. Thu.-Sat., Feb 21-24. Austin ISD Burger Center, 3200 Jones Rd.; and Austin ISD Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Dr.$5-18.
St. Ed's will be celebrating the sports and culture of Mexico with a youth soccer clinic at 10am, family friendly fun (piñatas, arts and crafts, food and drinks, etc.) at 11:30am, and a soccer game between the Austin Nationals and Tecnologico de Monterrey beginning at noon. Sat., Feb. 23, 10am. St Edward's University Lewis-Chen Family Field, 3001 S. Congress.Free.
Austin's premier rink folks are offering free first lessons every Saturday for ages 6 and older. Also, check out their men's, women's, and youth hockey leagues. "Try Me" clinics: Saturdays, noon. Chaparral Ice, 14200 N. I-35, 252-8500 and Northcross Mall, 451-5102. Free.
For those looking to learn more about Austin and get some exercise at the same time, this might do the trick. Choose the type of run, the mileage, and when you'd like to do it, and they'll handle the rest. Advance purchase required.
Believing the ChildrenIn 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It's likely they were innocent. Indeed, it's very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution