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THURSDAY 04/11/19 – KATS LOOKING FOR TITLE

A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IS ON THE WISH LIST FOR THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN’S BOWLING TEAM AS THE KATS BEGIN THEIR MATCHES TODAY AT THE NATIONAL TITLE TOURNAMENT IN WICKLIFFE, OHIO. THE BEARKATS’ 1ST ROUND MATCH-UP AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE AGAINST ARCH-RIVAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN. SAM HOUSTON IS SEEDED 4TH, WITH SFA SEEDED 6TH. THE BEARKATS FEATURE BEA HERNANDEZ WHO ON WEDNESDAY WAS NAMED THE DIVISION I BOWLING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – AND 2ND-TEAM ALL-AMERCIAN.

IN TRACK & FIELD, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNET & LADY HORNETS TEAMS WILL CONTINUE COMPETITION IN THE DISTRICT 20-5A CHAMPIONSHIP MEET TAKING PLACE IN MONTGOMERY.

IN SOFTBALL TODAY, THE ALPHA OMEGA LADY LIONS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST BAYTOWN CHRISTIAN AT 4PM AT ALPHA OMEGA ACADEMY.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON WEDNESDAY, THE HOUSTON ASTROS COMPLETED THEIR 1ST-EVER 3-GAME SWEEP OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES WITH AN 8-6 WIN OVER NEW YORK AT MINUTE MAID PARK. ASTROS 2ND BASEMAN JOSE ALTUVE HIT 2 HOME RUNS IN THE GAME. ALSO, THE TEXAS RANGERS WON IN ARIZONA, DEFEATING THE DIAMONDBACKS 5-2. BOTH THE ‘STROS & THE RANGERS ARE IDLE TODAY.

IN THE NBA, THE REGULAR SEASON HAS COME TO AN END WITH THE PLAYOFFS BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND. THE HOUSTON ROCKETS WILL BEGIN THE POSTSEASON SEEDED 4TH IN THE WESTERN CONFERENCE AND WILL HOST UTAH IN THE 1ST ROUND STARTING SUNDAY WHILE THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS WILL BE THE 7TH SEED AND WILL FACE DENVER IN THE 1ST ROUND WITH GAME 1 OF THEIR SERIES SET FOR SATURDAY AFTER THE SPURS FINISHED THE REGULAR SEASON WITH A 105-94 VICTORY OVER DALLAS IN DIRK NOWITZKI’S FINAL GAME AS A MAVERICK.

ON THE PGA TOUR, THE 1ST MAJOR TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR TEES OFF TODAY IN AUGUSTA, GA., AS THE MASTERS GETS UNDERWAY. NORTHERN IRELAND’S RORY McILROY HAS BEEN INSTALLED AS THE FAVORITE IN THE TOURNAMENT.

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WEDNESDAY 04/10/19 – KATS LOSE TO COUGARS

A 7-RUN 2ND INNING WAS TOO MUCH FOR THE SHSU BEARKATS TO OVERCOME TUESDAY AT DON SANDERS STADIUM, AS THE HOUSTON COUGARS REGISTERED A 12-7 VICTORY IN NON-CONFERENCE COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ACTION. THE LOSS DROPPED SAM HOUSTON’S OVERALL RECORD TO 20-&-10. THE KATS WILL SWING BACK INTO SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE PLAY THIS WEEKEND AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN BEGINNING FRIDAY AT 6:30PM.

IN COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN POSTED A WALK-OFF VICTORY OVER UT-ARLINGTON AT THE BEARKAT SOFTBALL COMPLEX. THE SAM WOMEN ARE NOW 20-&-19 OVERALL, AND WILL HOST ABILENE CHRISTIAN IN A 3-GAME SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES THIS WEEKEND BEGINNING WITH A DOUBLEHEADER ON FRIDAY AT 4PM.

IN THE NBA ON TUESDAY, DIRK NOWITZKI ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT FOLLOWING THE DALLAS MAVERICKS’ 120-109 VICTORY OVER PHOENIX IN BIG ‘D.’ THE 6TH-LEADING SCORER IN LEAGUE HISTORY WILL CLOSE OUT HIS CAREER TODAY IN SAN ANTONIO WHEN THE MAVERICKS FINISH THEIR SEASON AGAINST THE SPURS AT 7PM.

THE HOUSTON ROCKETS BLEW A 14-POINT LEAD AND LOST IN THEIR REGULAR-SEASON FINALE, FALLING ON THE ROAD 112-111 TO OKLAHOMA CITY. THE LOSS COST THE ROCKETS A SHOT AT THE NO. 2 SEED IN THE UPCOMING POSTSEASON PLAYOFFS. IN FACT, HOUSTON COULD DROP TO THE NO. 4 WESTERN-CONFERENCE SEED IF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS DEFEAT SACRAMENTO LATER TODAY.

IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES ON TUESDAY, THE HOUSTON ASTROS WON THEIR 5TH STRAIGHT WITH A 6-3 WIN OVER THE NEW YORK YANKEES AT MINUTE MAID PARK. THE 2 TEAMS FINISH THEIR 3-GAME SERIES TODAY AT 6:40PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST.

IN PHOENIX ON TUESDAY, THE TEXAS RANGERS BLEW A 4-0 LEAD AND LOST IN WALK-OFF FASHION – 4-3 – TO THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS. THE TEAMS COMPLETE THEIR 3-GAME SERIES TODAY AT 8:40PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

IN THE NFL, FRESH OFF SIGNING A 5-YEAR, $105-MILLION DEAL, DALLAS COWBOYS DEFENSIVE END DeMARCUS LAWRENCE WILL HAVE SURGERY TO REPAIR A TORN LABRUM IN HIS LEFT SHOULDER. LAWRENCE IS LOOKING AT A 4-6 MONTH REHABILITATION PROCESS.

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TUESDAY 04/09/19 – BEARKAT GETS HONORS

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, AFTER LEADING THE SHSU BEARKATS TO A WEEKEND SWEEP OF LAMAR, SOPHOMORE JACK ROGERS HAS BEEN NAMED THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE HITTER OF THE WEEK, MARKING THE 4TH TIME THIS SEASON A BEARKAT HAS REELED IN THE AWARD. THE KATS GET BACK INTO NON-CONFERENCE ACTION TODAY AT 6:30PM WHEN THEY HOST THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON AT DON SANDERS STADIUM.

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL BE AT PORTER AT 7PM WHILE THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS HAVE A DISTRICT SHOWDOWN TODAY BEGINNING AT 7 AT ANDERSON-SHIRO.

IN LOCAL SOFTBALL TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE AT HOME FOR MEETING WITH TEXAS-ARLINGTON AT 6:30PM AT THE BEARKAT SOFTBALL COMPLEX WHILE THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT MONTGOMERY AT 6:15PM AND NEW WAVERLY WILL BE AT ANDERSON-SHIRO AT 6PM; ALSO, THE ALPHA OMEGA LADY LIONS WILL BE AT NORMANGEE AT 4:30PM.

SOME LATE-GAME HEROICS ON MONDAY SPURRED THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA TO ITS 1ST-EVER NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. THE CAVALIERS SURVIVED REGULATION TIED WITH TEXAS TECH, SENDING THE GAME INTO OVERTIME WHERE VIRGINIA WAS PERFECT ON 12 FREE-THROW ATTEMPTS AND EVENTUALLY SUBDUED THE  RED RAIDERS 85-77. THE RUNNER-UP FINISH WAS TEXAS TECH’S BEST FINISH EVER IN THE NCAAs. SPORTSBOOKS IN LAS VEGAS HAVE ALREADY INSTALLED VIRGINIA AS THE FAVORITES TO REPEAT ITS NATIONAL TITLE IN 2020.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, THE HOUSTON ASTROS SCORED ON A BROKEN-BAT INFIELD SINGLE ON MONDAY TO RALLY FOR A 4-3 VICTORY OVER THE NEW YORK YANKEES AT MINUTE MAID PARK. THE ‘STROS – WHO HAVE WON 4 IN A ROW – WILL HOST THE YANKEES AGAIN TODAY AT 7PM ON ESPN & ON AT&T SPORTSNET. IN OTHER MLB ACTION, THE TEXAS RANGERS WILL BE AT ARIZONA AGAINST THE DIAMONDBACKS AT 8:40PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST. IN ANOTHER BASEBALL NOTE, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS SCUTTLED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S HISTORIC AGREEMENT WITH THE CUBAN BASEBALL FEDERATION, ARGUING THAT THE SPORT’S GOVERNING BODY IS PART OF THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT AND THAT THE AGREEMENT VIOLATES UNITED STATES TRADE LAW.

IN THE NBA, HOUSTON ROCKETS COACH MIKE D’ANTONI HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED SINCE FRIDAY DUE TO AN INTESTINAL VIRUS, BUT EXPECTS TO BE RELEASED TODAY AND REJOIN THE TEAM BEFORE THE POSTSEASON PLAYOFFS. THE ROCKETS WILL FINISH THEIR REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE AT OKLAHOMA CITY TODAY AT 8:30PM ON T-N-T. MEANWHILE, THE DALLAS MAVERICKS WILL HOST PHOENIX AT 7:30PM.

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FRIDAY 04/05/19 – WEEKEND SLATE IS WEATHER CONTINGENT

THE LOCAL & AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE IS FILLED WITH PLENTY OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE WEATHER PERMITTING BECAUSE OF THE FORECAST WHICH MENTIONS STORMS & RAIN ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

BUT FOR THE TIME BEING, THE SCHEDULE BEGINS WILL SHSU BEARKAT BASEBALL AS THE KATS ARE SET TO HOST LAMAR IN SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ACTION TODAY AT 6:30PM AT DON SANDERS STADIUM. THE 1ST-PLACE BEARKATS ARE SCHEDULED TO CONTINUE THE 3-GAME SERIES AT 3PM SATURDAY, AND AT 1PM SUNDAY.

ALSO TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL BE AT TOMBALL AT 7PM WHILE THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL HOST COLDSPRING AT 7PM AND ALPHA OMEGA IS SET TO HOST ORANGE CHRISTIAN IN A DOUBLEHEADER BEGINNING TODAY AT 4PM.

IN SOFTBALL, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN HAVE A 3-GAME SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES SET THIS WEEKEND AGAINST HOUSTON BAPTIST. THE 1ST GAME OF A DOUBLHEADER BEGINS TODAY AT 4PM AT THE BEARKAT SOFTBALL COMPLEX AND THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL HOST COLDSPRING TODAY AT 6PM.

IN COLLEGIATE TENNIS, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN ARE SCHEDULED TO NORTHWESTERN STATE AT 1PM TODAY AT McADAMS TENNIS CENTER.

IN TRACK & FIELD TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS & BEARKAT WOMEN ARE SET TO CONTINUE COMPETITION AT A MEET IN NACOGDOCHES. ALSO TODAY THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS & LADY ‘DOGS WILL BE IN THEIR DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP MEET IN COLDSPRING WHILE THE ALPHA OMEGA BOYS & GIRLS WILL BE IN A MEET AT THE JOHN COOPER SCHOOL IN THE WOODLANDS.

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL ON THURSDAY, TEXAS TOOK THE N-I-T CHAMPIONSHIP WITH AN 81-66 VICTORY OVER LIPSCOMB IN NEW YORK. THE NCAA MEN’S FINAL 4 GETS UNDERWAY ON SATURDAY IN MINNEAPOLIS WITH AUBURN FACING VIRGINIA, AND TEXAS TECH GOING UP AGAINST MICHIGAN STATE. TODAY, IT’S THE WOMEN’S FINAL 4 WITH BAYLOR AGAINST OREGON AT 6PM, AND NOTRE DAME VS. CONNECTICUT AT 8 – BOTH GAMES ON ESPN2.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON THURSDAY, THE TEXAS RANGERS CLOBBERED THE ANGELS 11-4 IN ANAHEIM. THE 2 TEAMS PLAY AGAIN TODAY AT 9:07PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST. ALSO, THE HOUSTON ASTROS WILL PLAY THEIR HOME OPENER TODAY AT 7:10PM AGAINST OAKLAND AT MINUTE MAID PARK ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST.

IN THE NBA TODAY, SAN ANTONIO WILL BE AT WASHINGTON AT 6PM, HOUSTON WILL HOST THE NEW YORK KNICKS AT 7PM, AND DALLAS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST MEMPHIS AT 7:30PM.

ON THE PGA TOUR, SI WOO KIM HAS A 1-STROKE LEAD AFTER THE 1ST ROUND OF THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN IN SAN ANTONIO.

ALLY McDONALD LEADS BY 1 AFTER THE 1ST ROUND OF THE A-N-A INSPIRATION TOURNAMENT IN CALIFORNIA. IT’S THE 1ST MAJOR TOURNAMENT ON THE WOMEN’S SCHEDULE.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT THIS WEEK, THE DRIVERS WILL BE TURNING LEFT BEGINNING AT 1PM SUNDAY IN THE FOOD CITY 500 AT BRISTON, TENN., ON FS-1 TELEVISION.

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THURSDAY 04/04/19 – KATS SHUT OUT

IN COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL ON WEDNESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN RETURNED HOME TO THE BEARKAT SOFTBALL COMPLEX, BUT THE RETURN WASN’T SUCCESSFUL. THE KAT WOMEN WERE NO-HIT BY NORTH TEXAS IN A NON-CONFERENCE GAME, WITH SAM HOUSTON LOSING 2-0. THE LOSS DROPS THE BEARKAT WOMEN’S RECORD TO 16-&-19, WITH A 3-GAME SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES AGAINST HOUSTON BAPTIST SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND BEGINNING FRIDAY AT 4 AT HOME.

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF, SHSU JUNIOR HANNA ALBERTO HAS BEEN NAMED THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH. ALBERTO CONCLUDED THE MONTH WITH 2 1ST-PLACE FINISHES IN 3 TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES.

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL, TEXAS A&M HAS HIRED BUZZ WILLIAMS AS THE AGGIES’ NEW MEN’S HOOPS HEAD COACH. WILLIAMS IS A FORMER A&M ASSISTANT WHO HEAD TO COLLEGE STATION FROM VIRGINIA TECH. MEANWHILE, TCU HEAD COACH JAMIE DIXON IS REPORTEDLY IN DISCUSSIONS WITH UCLA CONCERNING THE BRUINS HEAD COACHING POST.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON THURSDAY, THE HOUSTON ASTROS FELL TO 2-&-5 FOR THE SEASON WITH A 4-0 LOSS TO THE TEXAS RANGERS IN ARLINGTON. HOUSTON MANAGER A.J. HINCH & HITTING COACH ALEX CINTRON WERE EJECTED AFTER CONSECUTIVE PITCHES FOR ARGUING BALLS & STRIKES IN THE 2ND INNING. THE ASTROS ARE IDLE TODAY, WHILE THE RANGERS WILL PLAY AT THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS AT 9:07PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

IN THE NBA ON THURSDAY, THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS LOST 113-85 IN DENVER. THE BIG NEWS FROM THAT GAME CAME EARLY WHEN SPURS HEAD COACH GREGG POPOVICH WAS EJECTED BY AN OFFICIAL JUST 63 MINUTES INTO THE GAME. ELSEWHERE IN THE NBA ON THURSDAY, DALLAS LOST TO MINNESOTA110-108, WHILE THE HOUSTON ROCKETS CLOBBERED THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 135-103

ON THE PGA TOUR, TODAY MARKS THE 1ST ROUND OF THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN IN SAN ANTONIO.

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