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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

Pat Carrigan

Photography /Co-Host

Coach Pat has been a Texas High School Football coach for 35 years. Pat is also an amateur sports and wedding photographer since 2000.
Specialties: Coaching Football and Track. He is  USATF Master certified and has worked the state track meet for 26 years as well as the Texas Relays and the Olympic Trials. Coach Carrigan has shot photography for Texas Sports Monthly, Dave Campbell’s High School Football, and


River Tompkins

 Sports Writer / Co-Host

River Tompkins is the author of Everything I Know About Football. River spent last year working with Mike Rosenthal and his coaching staff as an assistant coach with the Austin High football team. River also worked with Todd Dodge as an assistant coach during his QB/WR program. River reported for Texas Sports Monthly on high school games throughout last year, including every playoff game of Westlake’s all the way through the final championship game in Dallas. River continued his press box coverage for TSM in both Houston and Dallas reporting live on the XFL.
River has a successful podcast & YouTube channel on NFL fantasy football and statistical analysis of game day matchups.



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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