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BEARKATS HEADED TO NCAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

TWO INDIVIDUALS AND A RELAY TEAM FROM SAM HOUSTON STATE HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2019 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH WILL BE HELD JUNE 5-8 IN AUSTIN.  SOPHOMORE POLE VAULTER CLAYTON FRITSCH EARNED HIS SECOND CONSECUTIVE TRIP TO THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS.  SENIOR CHRIS JEFFERSON SECURED A TOP-24 SPOT IN THE 100-METER.  JEFFERSON WILL ALSO BE RUNNING IN THE 4-BY-100-METER RELAY AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH TEAMMATES A.J. TISDALE, JO’VAUGHN MARTIN AND BRYAN HENDERSON.  DETAILS AT GO-BEARKATS-DOT-COM.

ALEX BREGMAN HOMERED TWICE YESTERDAY…THE SECOND SHOT WAS A TIE-BREAKING, 2-RUN SMACK THAT PROPELLED THE ASTROS TO A 9-6 WIN OVER THE CUBS.  IT WAS THE 500TH CAREER WIN FOR MANAGER A.J. HINCH.  TONIGHT’S FIRST PITCH AGAINST THE CUBS IS 7:00 AT MINUTE MAID PARK.  THE TEXAS RANGERS GOT A WIN LAST NIGHT IN SEATTLE, BEATING THE MARINERS 11-4.  NO REST FOR THE WEARY AS THE RANGERS WILL PLAY AN AFTERNOON GAME IN SEATTLE AT 2:40.

GAME TWO OF THE STANLEY CUP IS TONIGHT IN BOSTON.  THEY DROP THE PUCK AT 7:00 ON N-B-C-S-N.  THE BRUINS LEAD THE SERIES 1-0.

SEASON TICKETS FOR SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKAT FOOTBALL ARE ON SALE.  THE BEARKATS BEGIN THEIR 2019 CAMPAIGN ON THE ROAD IN ALBUQUERQUE, PLAYING NEW MEXICO ON AUGUST 31ST.  THE BEARKATS FIRST HOME GAME IS SEPTEMBER 7TH, HOSTING OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE.

HUNTSVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APPROACHING THIS FRIDAY FOR PLAYERS.  CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 1ST.  VISIT HUNTSVILLE-YOUTH-FOOTBALL-DOT-ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION.

TUESDAY 05/28/19 – RAPTORS TO THEIR FIRST NBA FINALS

THE TORONTO RAPTORS FINALLY PUT AWAY THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS SATURDAY NIGHT, 100-94, TO WIN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, FOUR GAMES TO TWO.  THE N-B-A FINALS, GAME ONE, GETS UNDERWAY IN TORONTO, CANADA THURSDAY NIGHT AT 8PM ON A-B-C.  THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ENTER THEIR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE N-B-A FINALS AS HEAVY FAVORITES.

IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES YESTERDAY, HOUSTON EDGED THE CUBS, 6-5, AND PLAY AGAIN AT 7:10 THIS EVENING AT MINUTE MAID PARK.  THE RANGERS TOOK A 6-2 BEATING IN SEATTLE MONDAY.  THEY PLAY THE MARINERS AGAIN AT 9:10 TONIGHT.

IT WAS A SAD WEEKEND FOR THE SPORTS WORLD.  BART STARR, THE HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACK WHO HELPED BUILD THE GREEN BAY PACKERS DYNASTY IN THE 1960’S AND WAS NAMED THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THE FIRST TWO SUPER BOWLS, DIED SUNDAY IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. HE WAS 85.  STARR WON AN UNPRECEDENTED FIVE NFL CHAMPIONSHIPS AS THE PACKERS’ STARTING QUARTERBACK, LEADING THE CLUB TO TITLES IN 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 AND 1967.

…AND FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER BILL BUCKNER PASSED AWAY AT AGE 69.  “AFTER BATTLING THE DISEASE OF LEWY BODY DEMENTIA, BILL BUCKNER PASSED AWAY MONDAY MORNING SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY.  HE IS MOST KNOWN FOR HIS ERROR IN THE 1986 WORLD SERIES AGAINST THE NEW YORK METS WHEN HE WAS A FIRST BASEMAN FOR THE BOSTON RED SOX.  BUCKNER PLAYED 22 SEASONS IN THE LEAGUE FOR FIVE TEAMS AND FINISHED HIS CAREER WITH 2,715 HITS, 1,208 R-B-I’S AND 174 HOME RUNS.

WE DO END ON A HAPPY NOTE THOUGH…  J.J. WATT ANNOUNCED HIS ENGAGEMENT TO PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER KAY-LEE-AH   OH-HI  SUNDAY NIGHT.  J.J. POSTED PHOTOS OF THE PROPOSAL TO HIS SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.  KAY-LEE-AH, IS THE CAPTAIN OF THE HOUSTON DASH IN THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE AND HAS MADE THREE APPEARANCES FOR THE UNITED STATES WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM.

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FRIDAY 05/24/19 – KATS ARE DONE

YESTERDAY, AT THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT, THE BEARKATS TRAILED INCARNATE WORD, 2-1 FOR MOST OF THE GAME UNTIL THEY RALLIED TO TIE IT IN THE EIGHTH INNING ON BACK-TO-BACK DOUBLES BY SENIOR HUNTER HEARN AND SOPHOMORE JACK ROGERS. IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH, WITH CARDINAL SHEA GUTIERREZ ON 2ND BASE, U-I-W FRESHMAN MICHAEL GARZA SINGLED, ALLOWING GUTIERREZ TO SCORE AND END THE GAME, AND THE TOURNAMENT FOR THE BEARKATS.

IN THE N-B-A EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS LAST NIGHT, KAWHI LEONARD SCORED 35 POINTS TO LEAD TORONTO PAST MILWAUKEE, 105-99, ON THE BUICKS HOME FLOOR, TO TAKE A 3-2 LEAD IN THE SERIES.  THE RAPTORS CAN CLOSE OUT THE SERIES IN TORONTO ON SATURDAY NIGHT.  THE TIP-OFF IS AT 7:30 ON T-N-T.

THE ASTROS WERE BLANKED BY THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX YESTERDAY, 4-0.  HOUSTON HOSTS THE BOSTON RED SOX TONIGHT AT 7:10.  THE RANGERS ARE OUT WEST TONIGHT TO PLAY THE ANGELS AT 9:00.

 

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THURSDAY 05/23/19 – KATS LOSE FIRST GAME TAKE ON CARDS FOR SECOND GAME – TAKE

IT TOOK NO. 8 TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI TO HAND THE TOP-SEEDED SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS A 2-1 DEFEAT IN THE OPENING ROUND OF THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT CONSTELLATION FIELD.  THE BEARKATS NOW TAKE ON INCARNATE WORD AT NOON TODAY ON 101.7 KSAM.  THE CARDINALS LOST LAST NIGHT TO MCNEESE STATE, 2-1, SETTING UP THE MATCH WITH THE BEARKATS.  IN OTHER TOURNAMENT GAMES, CENTRAL ARKANSAS DEFEATED NORTHWESTERN, 2-0, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN BEAT SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA, 2-0.

On today’s schedule:

9:00 AM – NO. 3 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA VS. NO. 7 NORTHWESTERN STATE

12:00 PM – NO. 1 SAM HOUSTON STATE VS. NO. 4 INCARNATE WORD

4:00 PM – NO. 6 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN VS. NO. 2 CENTRAL ARKANSAS

7:00 PM – NO. 8 TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI VS. NO. 5 MCNEESE

 

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WEDNESDAY 05/22/19 – TOURNEY KICKS OFF TODAY

IT WAS ALL FUN AND GAMES YESTERDAY IN SUGARLAND.  FOR THE SECOND-STRAIGHT YEAR, THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE HOME RUN DERBY CAME DOWN TO A SWING-OFF WITH CENTRAL ARKANSAS INFIELDER HUNTER HICKS BESTING STEPHEN F. AUSTIN’S MANNY VASQUEZ AND SAM HOUSTON STATE’S HUNTER HEARN FOR THE PERSONALIZED CHAMPIONSHIP BELT.
HICKS AND VASQUEZ EACH HIT SEVEN LONG-BALLS IN THE BONUS ROUND, BUT HICKS WAS CROWNED THE WINNER BY VIRTUE THE TIEBREAKER OF EARLIEST HOME RUN. BEARKAT HUNTER HEARN FINISHED THE BONUS ROUND WITH FOUR HOME RUNS.

TODAY, THE BUSINESS OF A TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GETS UNDERWAY AT 9AM, WITH SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA TAKING ON STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.  AT NOON, IT’S CENTRAL ARKANSAS VERSUS NORTHWESTERN STATE, AND THE #1 SEEDED BEARKATS TAKE ON TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI AT 4:00PM, AND IN THE NIGHTCAP, IT’S INCARNATE WORD AND MCNEESE STATE.  ALL BEARKAT GAMES WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON 101.7 KSAM.  IF THE BEARKATS WIN THIS AFTERNOON, THEY WILL PLAY AGAIN AT 7:00 PM THURSDAY…A LOSS THOUGH WILL HAVE THE KATS PLAYING AT NOON TOMORROW.

SAM HOUSTON STATE CLAIMED SEVEN SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2019, INCLUDING FIVE MEN’S TITLES TO WIN THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE COMMISSIONER’S CUP FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR.  WITH THE FIVE MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS YEAR, THE BEARKATS WILL STAKE CLAIM TO THE MEN’S ALL-SPORTS TROPHY AS WELL. CONGRATULATIONS TO BEARKAT ATHLETICS.

ON THE BIG LEAGUE DIAMONDS YESTERDAY, THE ASTROS AND JUSTIN VERLANDER GOT THE WIN WITH A 5-1 VICTORY OVER THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX.  THE ASTROS AND SOX PLAY AGAIN AT 7:10 TONIGHT.  MEANWHILE IN ARLINGTON, THE RANGERS GOT ANOTHER WIN AGAINST SEATTLE, BEATING THE MARINERS, 5-3.  THE RANGERS AND MARINERS WILL PLAY A DAY GAME AT 1:05 THIS AFTERNOON.

THE TORONTO RAPTORS EVENED UP THE EASTERN CONFERENCE SERIES FINAL LAST NIGHT AT 2-2, ROUTING THE BUCKS 120-102.  THE SERIES SHIFTS BACK TO MILWAUKEE ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

IN THE N-H-L PLAYOFFS LAST NIGHT, ST. LOUIS ELIMINATED SAN JOSE 5-1, TO ADVANCE TO THEIR FIRST STANLEY CUP FINAL SINCE 1970.  THE BLUES WILL TRAVEL TO BOSTON FOR GAME ONE ON MEMORIAL DAY.             

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