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WEDNESDAY 04/03/19 – KATS FALL IN HOLE & CAN’T GET OUT

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS GAVE UP 7 EARLY RUNS AND COULD NOT CLIMB OUT OF THAT HOLE, FALLING 11-5 TO THE RICE OWLS IN A NON-CONFERENCE GAME AT DON SANDERS STADIUM. THE LOSS DROPPED SAM’S OVERALL RECORD TO 17-&-9, WITH A 3-GAME SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE WEEKEND SERIES COMING UP NEXT BEGINNING FRIDAY AGAINST LAMAR AT THE DON.

IN TRACK & FIELD, WITH THE 2019 OUTDOOR SEASON IN FULL SWING, THE SHSU MEN’S TEAM IS CURRENTLY RANKED NO. 31 IN THE 1ST-WEEK NATIONAL RANKINGS. THE BEARKATS MADE A HUGE LEAP FROM THEIR PRESEASON RANKING OF 66 THANKS IN LARGE PART TO EARLY SUCCESS FROM SOME OF THEIR STANDOUT ATHLETES.

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF, THE SHSU BEARKATS STAGED A LATE RALLY ON TUESDAY TO CLAIM THE TITLE OF THE BEARKAT INVITATIONAL AT WALDEN ON LAKE CONROE. THE RALLY GAVE THE KATS A 4-STROKE WIN OVER UT-EL PASO. ALSO ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN FINISHED 5TH IN THE CARDINAL CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LAMAR UNIVERSITY IN BEAUMONT. THE TOURNAMENT WAS WON BY TEXAS STATE.

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL ON TUESDAY, THE TEXAS LONGHORNS TOPPED TCU 58-44 IN THE NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK CITY. THE HORNS WILL FACE LIPSCOMB FOR THE NIT TITLE ON THURSDAY.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE TEXAS RANGERS SNAPPED THEIR 9-GAME LOSING STREAK AGAINST THE HOUSTON ASTROS WITH A 6-4 WIN AT ARLINGTON. THE 2 TEAMS PLAY AGAIN TODAY AT 7:05PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST AND ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

IN PRO FOOTBALL, AFTER 8 WEEKS AND LESS THAN ONE SEASON INTO ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL’S EXISTENCE, LEAGUE OWNER TOM DUNDON HAS DECIDED TO SUSPEND ALL OPERATIONS. THE 8-TEAM LEAGUE HAD BEEN STRUGGLING FROM THE OUTSET. MEANWHILE IN THE NFL, HOUSTON TEXANS SAFETY ANDRE HAL ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY HE IS RETIRING FROM THE NFL. HAL, WHO RETURNED TO PLAY LAST SEASON AFTER UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR HODGKIN LYMPHOMA, SAID HIS DECISION WAS NOT RELATED TO HEALTH.

IN THE NBA ON TUESDAY, SAN ANTONIO DEFEATED ATLANTA 117-111 WHILE THE HOUSTON ROCKETS RAN PAST SACRAMENTO 130-105. LATER TODAY, THE DALLAS MAVERICKS WILL HOST MINNESOTA AT 7:30PM WHILE SAN ANTONIO WILL VISIT DENVER AT 8PM, AND HOUSTON WILL BE AT THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS AT 9:30PM ON NBA-TV.

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TUESDAY 04/02/19 – GOLF AND BASEBALL HIGHLIGHT TODAY’S SLATE

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF ON MONDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS SHOT ROUNDS OF 290 & 287 TO FIND THEMSELVES IN 2ND PLACE AT THE BEARKAT INVITATIONAL AT WALDEN ON LAKE CONROE. THE KATS TRAIL 1ST-PLACE TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY BY 10 STROKES GOING INTO TODAY’S FINAL ROUND. SAM HOUSTON’S WILLIAM HOLCOMB IS TIED FOR 1ST PLACE IN THE INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS. IN THE MEANWHILE, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL CONTINUE COMPETITION TODAY IN THE LAMAR CARDINAL CHALLENGE IN BEAUMONT.

IN HIGH SCHOOL GOLF, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL TEE OFF TODAY IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE DISTRICT 20-5A CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT AT LAKE WINDCREST GOLF CLUB IN MAGNOLIA.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS WILL HOST THE RICE OWLS IN A 6:30PM 1ST PITCH AT DON SANDERS STADIUM. THE KATS, WHO ARE IN 1ST PLACE IN THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE, WILL FACE THE OWLS IN THE NON-CONFERENCE CONTEST ON A NIGHT THAT WILL FEATURE 50-CENT HOT DOGS AT THE STADIUM.

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL BE AT KINGWOOD PARK AT 7PM WHILE THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL HOST TRINITY AT 7PM, AND THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS WILL BE IN LAKE JACKSON TO TEST BRAZOSPORT CHRISTIAN AT 7PM.

IN SOFTBALL TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT HOME AT KATE BARR ROSS PARK AGAINST WILLIS AT 6:15PM WHILE THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST TRINITY AT 6PM.

IN LOCAL TENNIS TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS & LADY HORNETS WILL TAKE TO THE COURTS FOR THE DISTRICT 20-5A CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT AT LAKE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL IN MONTGOMERY.

IN TRACK & FIELD TODAY, THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS & LADY LIONS WILL BE RUNNING JUMPING & THROWING AT A MEET AT CYPRESS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN HOUSTON.

IN WOMEN’S COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL, THE FINAL 4 FIELD HAS BEEN SET. THIS WEEKEND IN TAMPA, FLA., IT WILL BE BAYLOR VS. OREGON, AND NOTRE DAME WILL FACE CONNECTICUT. ALL SEMIFINAL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED ON FRIDAY.

IN THE NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT AT NEW YORK’S MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, THE SEMIFINALS TODAY MATCH WICHITA STATE AGAINST LIPSCOMB AT 6PM, AND TEXAS GOING AGAINST TCU AT 8PM – BOTH GAMES ON ESPN.

IN THE NBA ON MONDAY, DALLAS WHIPPED PHILADELPHIA 122-102. LATER TODAY SAN ANTONIO WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST ATLANTA AT 7:30PM, WHILE HOUSTON WILL VISIT SACRAMENTO IN A 9PM TIP.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON MONDAY, THE HOUSTON ASTROS SNAPPED THEIR 3-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH A 2-1 VICTORY AT TEXAS. THE 2 TEAMS MEET AGAIN TODAY AT 7:05PM IN ARLINGTON ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST & ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

IN THE NFL, THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS HAVE SIGNED ALFRED BLUE. THE FREE AGENT PLAYED 5 SEASONS FOR THE HOUSTON TEXANS.

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MONDAY 04/01/19 – KATS IN FIRST PLACE

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON SUNDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS BROKEN OPEN A TIE GAME WITH 3 RUNS IN THE 7TH INNING TO SEAL A SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES VICTORY WITH A 6-3 VICTORY OVER McNEESE STATE AT DON SANDERS STADIUM. THE KATS ARE NOW 17-&-8 OVERALL AND 9-&-3 IN THE SOUTHLAND – WHICH IS GOOD FOR 1ST PLACE. THE BEARKATS STEP OUT OF CONFERENCE PLAY ON TUESDAY WHEN THEY HOST THE RICE OWLS IN A 6:30PM START ON 50-CENT HOT DOG NIGHT AT “THE DON.”

IN LOCAL COLLEGIATE GOLF, THE SHSU BEARKATS WILL HOST THE 1ST ROUND OF THE BEARKAT INVITATIONAL AT WALDEN ON LAKE CONROE IN MONTGOMERY, WHILE THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE IN THE1ST ROUND OF THE LAMAR CARDINAL CHALLENGE IN BEAUMONT.

IN TRACK & FIELD TODAY, THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS & LADY LIONS WILL COMPETE TODAY IN A MEET AT CYPRESS CHRISTIAN.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, THE HOUSTON ASTROS HAVE FALLEND TO 1-&-3 TO BEGIN THE SEASON, LOSING ON SUNDAY AT TAMPA BAY 3-1, MEANWHILE, THE TEXAS RANGERS WON THEIR SEASON-OPENING SERIES AGAINST THE CHICAGO CUBS WITH A WALK-OFF 11-10 VICTORY ON SUNDAY. THE ‘STROS & RANGERS WILL MEET TODAY AT 7:05PN IN ARLINGTON ON AT&T SPORTS SOUTHWEST AND ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

THE NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL FINAL 4 IS SET. ON SUNDAY, AUBURN UPENDED KENTUCKY IN OVERTIME, AND MICHIGAN STATE UPSET TOP-SEEDED DUKE TO ADVANCE. TEXAS TECH & VIRGINIA HAD QUALIFIED FOR THE FINAL 4 WITH VICTORIES ON SATURDAY.

IN THE NBA ON SUNDAY, THE DALLAS MAVERICKS SURPRISED OKLAHOMA CITY 106-103, WHILE THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS WERE UPSET BY SACRAMENTO 113-106. LATER TODAY, DALLAS WILL HOST PHILADELPHIA IN A 7:30PM TIPOFF.

IN PRO GOLF, KEVIN KINSER WAS THE WINNER SUNDAY IN AUSTIN AT THE MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP WHILE GRAEME McDOWELL WON AT THE PGA STOP IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT, DENNY HAMLIN WAS THE WINNER SUNDAY AT THE O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN FORT WORTH.

IN THE NFL, MICHAEL IRVIN ANNOUNCED ON A SOCIAL MEDIA POST ON SUNDAY THAT THE TESTING HE UNDERWENT FOR THROAT CANCER CAME BACK 100 PERCENT CLEAN. THE DALLAS COWBOYS HALL-OF-FAMER SAID HE WAS GRATIFIED WITH THE “LOVE, SUPPORT & PRAYERS HE HAS RECEIVED FROM OTHERS.

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FRIDAY 03/29/19 – KATS HOME FOR WEEKEND SET

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS RETURN HOME TO OPEN A 3-GAME WEEKEND SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES AGAINST McNEESE STATE. THE KATS ARE CURRENTLY 7-&-2 IN THE LEAGUE, TIED FOR 1ST PLACE WITH STEPHEN F. AUSTIN. THE BEARKATS & COWBOYS WILL MEET TODAY AT 6:30PM AT DON SANDERS STADIUM – SATURDAY AT 3PM, AND 1PM ON SUNDAY.

ON THE HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL HOST MONTGOMERY LAKE CREEK TODAY AT 7PM AT KATE BARR ROSS PARK WHILE THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST HEMPSTEAD AT 7PM AND THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS WILL BE HOSTING BAYTOWN CHRISTIAN AT 4PM.

IN SOFTBALL TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE IN THIBODAUX, LA., FOR A 4PM SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST NICHOLLS. THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT PORTER AT 6:15PM AND THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL BE AT HEMPSTEAD AT 6.

IN COLLEGIATE TENNIS, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL OPEN PLAY TODAY AT NOON AT TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI.

IN TRACK & FIELD, THE SHSU BEARKATS & BEARKAT WOMEN CONTINUE COMPETITION TODAY IN THE TEXAS RELAYS IN AUSTIN, AND AT THE BOBCAT INVITATIONAL IN SAN MARCOS.

IN THE NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ON THURSDAY, SWEET 16 WINNERS INCLUDED TEXAS TECH, VIRGINIA, GONZAGA & PURDUE. FOUR MORE GAMES ARE SET FOR TODAY, INCLUDING THE HOUSTON COUGARS AGAINST KENTUCKY AT 8:59PM ON T-B-S.

IN THE NBA ON THURSDAY, DALLAS LOST TO MIAMI 105-99, HOUSTON DEFEATED DENVER 112-85, AND SAN ANTONIO WAS A WINNER AGAINST CLEVELAND 116-110.

IN THE NFL, THE DALLAS COWBOYS HAVE ACQUIRED DEFENSIVE END ROBERT QUINN FROM THE MIAMI DOLPHINS FOR A 2020 6TH-ROUND PICK.

THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON BEGAN ON THURSDAY, WITH THE HOUSTON ASTROS WINNING ON THE ROAD AGAINST TAMPA BAY 5-1 – THE TEAMS PLAY AGAIN TODAY AT 6:10PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST. MEANWHILE, THE TEXAS RANGERS OPENED WITH A 12-4 HOME LOSS TO THE CHICAGO CUBS.

IN PRO GOLF, THE WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES TODAY AT AUSTIN COUNTRY CLUB. WHILE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THERE’S A 3-WAY TIE FOR 1ST PLACE AT THE CORALES PUNTACANA CHAMPIONSHIP.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT, THE DRIVERS WILL BE TURNING LEFT ON SUNDAY AT 2PM IN THE O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN FORT WORTH. THE LIVE TELECAST WILL BE ON FOX.

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THURSDAY 03/28/19 – LADY HORNETS HEADED TO REGIONALS

CONGRATULATIONS GO OUT THIS MORNING TO THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNET GOLF TEAM. THE HORNET GIRLS FINISHED IN 2ND PLACE ON WEDNESDAY AT THE DISTRICT 20-5A CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT IN MAGNOLIA. THEY WILL BE REWARDED WITH A TRIP TO THE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONTH AT LA TORETTA IN MONTGOMERY.

IN COLLEGE BOWLING, FOR THE 8TH TIME IN THE LAST 9 YEARS, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. AFTER WINNING THE SOUTHLAND BOWLING LEAGUE’S AUTOMATIC BID, THE BEARKATS LEARNED ON WEDNESDAY THEY ARE THE NO. 3-SEED AND WILL FACE EITHER STEPHEN F. AUSTIN OR PRAIRIE VIEW A&M ON APRIL 11 IN THE NATIONAL TOURNEY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.

IN COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL ON WEDNESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN DROPPED A PAIR OF 1-RUN DECISIONS TO NATIONALLY RANKED TEXAS A&M AT A NON-CONFERENCE DOUBLEHEADER IN COLLEGE STATION. THE KATS FELL IN THE 1ST GAME 4-3, THEN LOST THE NIGHTCAP 5-4. THE LOSSES DROPPED SAM HOUSTON’S OVERALL RECORD TO 14-&-17. THE KAT WOMEN’S NEXT ACTION WILL BE FRIDAY IN THIBODAUX, LA., IN A DOUBLEHEADER THAT WILL BE PART OF A 3-GAME WEEKEND SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES AGAINST THE COLONELS.

IN LOCAL BASEBALL TODAY, THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS ARE SET TO HOST BRAZOS CHRISTIAN AT 4PM……

IN TRACK & FIELD TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS & BEARKAT WOMEN WILL CONTINUE PARTICIPATION AT THE TEXAS RELAYS IN AUSTIN AND AT THE BOBCAT INVITATIONAL IN SAN MARCOS WHILE THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS & LADY HORNETS WILL COMPETE TODAY AT A MEET IN DAYTON AND THE ALPHA OMEGA BOYS’ & GIRLS’ TEAMS WILL BE IN A MEET AT ANDERSON-SHIRO.

THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON GETS STARTED TODAY WITH BOTH TEXAS TEAMS IN ACTION. THE HOUSTON ASTROS WILL BE AT TAMPA BAY FOR A 3PM 1ST PITCH AGAINST THE RAYS ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST, WHILE THE TEXAS RANGERS WILL OPEN AT HOME IN ARLINGTON AGAINST THE CHICAGO CUBS AT 3:05PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

THE NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT SWEET 16 ROUND BEGINS TODAY. FLORIDA STATE WILL MEET GONZAGA AT 6:05PM, TENNESSEE BATTLES PURDUE AT 6:29PM, TEXAS TECH WILL BE IN ANAHEIM, CALIF., TO TEST MICHIGAN AT 8:39PM ON CBS, AND VIRGINIA LINES UP AGAINST OREGON AT 8:57PM. IN THE NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT ON WEDNESDAY, THE TEXAS LONGHORNS ADVANCED TO THE SEMIFINALS IN NEW YORK WITH A 68-55 VICTORY OVER COLORADO IN AUSTIN.

IN THE NBA TODAY, ALL 3 TEXAS-BASED TEAMS WILL BE IN ACTION. THE DALLAS MAVERICKS WILL BE AT MIAMI AT 6:30PM, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS WILL HOST DENVER AT 7PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST & ON NBA-TV, AND THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS WILL BE AT HOME AT 7:30PM AGAINST CLEVELAND.

IN PRO FOOTBALL, FORMER DENVER BRONCOS & HOUSTON TEXANS WIDE RECEIVER DEMARYIUS THOMAS PLEADED GUILTY ON WEDNESDAY TO CARELESS DRIVING RESULTING IN AN INJURY.

THE MAJORITY OWNER OF THE ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TOLD USA TODAY SPORTS THAT THE LEAGUE IS IN DANGER OF FOLDING WITHOUT HELP FROM THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION. TOM DUNDON SAID THE NFLPA IS NOT COOPERATING WITH AAF BY REFUSING TO ALLOW THE 1ST-YEAR LEAGUE TO USE YOUNG NFL PLAYERS.

IN PRO GOLF, THE WGC MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES TODAY IN AUSTIN, WHILE THE 1ST ROUND WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY IN THE CORALES PUNTACANA CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

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