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Russell Dowden

Publisher & CEO/Advertising Sales


Russell Dowden
His background in publishing and radio has made him a talker and a hustler. From graphic design to voice work or advertising consulting, Dowden has over 25 years experience in his hometown Austin as a contributor to many forms of media like community radio, Sports Talk and Public Access TV. Dowden has published more than 165 monthly publications such as, Weird Magazine, Infowars Magazine, The Austin Para Times, Rockstar Magazine & Texas Sports Monthly. If you are interested in advertising with us contact him at

Steven Ryan

Senior Writer -Editor – Co-Host

Graduate from Texas Tech Steven has written for the Valley Morning Star, The McAllen Monitor, and the Laredo Morning Times as a Sports and field reporter. Steven has covered local sports in Central Texas for Texas Sports Monthly since 2017. Steve is also known for his “time-warp” flashback stories about his days at Westlake High School. These are often heard on his excellent coverage of local Texas High School football  on The Friday Night Countdown on AM 1300 the Zone!

Russ Cooper

Co-Host/Coach/Writer/Ad Sales

Graduate from Texas State University “Coop” played free safety for the Bobcats in San Marcos from 1983-1987 and was an all-district QB at San Antonio Madison. His son Hayden is also a district all-star for McNeil Mavericks class of 2016.  Coop is Co- Host of the Friday Night Countdown and is often a ghost at the office. If we see Coop for some reason we call it a “Coop Sighting”.

Cody Daniel

 Sports Writer

Graduate of the University of Kentucky, Cody started contributing to TSM in 2017. He’s currently the Deputy Editor at SB Nation’s Burnt Orange Nation and he formerly contributed to outlets including ESPN Radio in Lexington, Kentucky, the Lexington Herald-Leader, Rivals, and Die Hards.

Tucker Stephenson

Sports Writer/ – Tucker is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University in Seguin and has been covering high school sports in Central/South Texas since 2005. He’s written for the Seguin Gazette, San Marcos Daily Record, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, San Antonio Express-News and is the sports editor of the Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels.

Daniel Jones

Sports Writer/  Daniel has been contributing to TSM since 2018 and freelances with different publications. A native of Virginia and graduate from Roanoke College, Daniel majored in English and has written for BoomerMag and the Village News.


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    Area Round of the 2019 Central Texas High School Playoffs as the tournaments continue. Lake Travis has a rematch against San Antonio Madison at Rattlers Stadium in San Marcos. Westlake would go on the Win the State Championship while Cavs would defeat Judson again in 3rd round at the Alamodome but would fall the following […]
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