Grace Media begins
Grace Media is founded to run a marketing study to start a girls high school basketball magazine.
Grace Media publishes Lonestar Basketball, a preseason basketball magazine cover Houston-area high school, college and professional teams.
Bobby Knight cover
Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Bobby Knight is the subject of the 2001-2002 Lonestar Basketball cover story.
Founder Sarah Hornaday leaves her position as a sports editor at the Houston Chronicle to beginning building the database for TheAthleticsDepartment.com.
Hometown Sports News
While developing TheAthleticsDepartment.com. Grace Media starts HometownSportsNews.net an aggregation website devoted to Texas high school athletics. Grace Media uses news from the website to create a weekly newsletter for the Texas Girls Coaches Association. This is the early home for regional track and all-district teams.
TheAthleticsDepartment.com launches with a school directory, alignments and mascots.
TheAthleticsDepartment.com adds team sports playoffs information
TheAthleticsDepartment.com launches its realignment summary with UIL 2012-13 realignment announcment
TheAthleticsDepartment.com adds football regular-season schedules/results
Spring sports results added
TheAthleticsDepartment.com begins adding individual sports with the addition of Golf, Tennis and Track regional results
TheAthleticsDepartment.com debuts “widgets” to supply schedules, standings, playoffs information to media websites.
TheAthleticsDepartment.com adds UIL, TAPPS and SPC football standings
Cross Country honors
TheAthleticsDepartment.com adds regional and state honors for cross country, golf and tennis. It started with cross country and includes a certificate on the website for honorees
THSCA coaches poll
TheAthleticsDepartment.com coordinated voting for the Texas High School Coaches Association’s 48 regional football polls voted on by the coaches.
Playoffs history for individual sports debuts
Pages displaying playoffs history such as a multi-state champion individuals and schools launches for individual sports, beginning with cross country.
TAD foundation awards $6,000 to schools
TheAthleticsDepartment.com awarded six $1,000 awards to schools.
Swimming & Diving history
Swimming & Diving year-by-year postseason results added to TheAthleticsDepartment.com in addition to all-time state champions
All-Time UIL state wrestling results added to TheAthleticsDepartment.com
TAD Stats debuts
The Athletics Department Stats debuts with weekly football statistics reports for five districts