FRIDAY 02/08/19 – HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS KICK OFF BUSY WEEKEND

DESPITE THE FRIGID TEMPERATURES IN OUR AREA, THERE’S A BUSY SPORT SCHEDULE ON TAP FOR TODAY. IN BASKETBALL, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS ENTER THE HOME STRETCH OF THEIR REGULAR-SEASON SLATE WITH A 7PM TIPOFF AT TOMBALL TODAY. THE HORNETS ARE UNDEFEATED IN DISTRICT 20-5A AND HAVE ALREADY CLINCHED THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 2 GAMES LEFT ON THE SCHEDULE.

LATER TODAY ALSO TODAY, AT 6:30PM, THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL HOST HOUSTON HARMONY SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY – TIP-OFF SLATED FOR 6:30PM. IN ADDITION, OVER AT ALPHA OMEGA ACADEMY, THE LIONS & LADY LIONS WILL BE AT HOME TODAY AGAINST GALVESTON O’CONNELL – WITH THE GIRLS TIPPING OFF AT 6PM, AND THE GUYS BEGINNING AT 7:30PM.

IN SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE PLAY ON SATURDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS & BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN. THE WOMEN WILL PLAY AT 3:30PM, WITH THE MEN TO FOLLOW AT 6. THE BEARKAT MEN ARE 10-&-0 IN THE LEAGUE, 2 GAMES AHEAD OF 2ND-PLACE A-C-U.

IN SOCCER TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL BE AT MONTGOMERY LAKE CREEK AT 7:30, WHILE THE LADY HORNETS WILL HOST LAKE CREEK AT 7:30 AT HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL.

IN TENNIS TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE ON THE ROAD TO FACE NORTH TEXAS AT 2PM AT THE LIFETIME FITNESS CENTER IN PLANO.

IN TRACK & FIELD, THE SHSU BEARKATS & BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE COMPETING BEGINNING TODAY AT THE RYAN INDOOR INVITATIONAL IN HOUSTON.

THE HUNTSVILLE HORNET GOLF TEAM FINISHED IN 2ND PLACE ON THURSDAY IN THE TRINITY TIGER INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT. THE HORNETS PLACE 3 SHOTS OUT OF 1ST.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, REIGNING SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION SHSU HAS PLACE 1ST IN THE LEAGUE’S PRE-SEASON POLL AS VOTED ON BY THE CONFERENCE HEAD COACHES & SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS. SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA IS PICKED 2ND FOLLOWED BY DEFENDING SOUTHLAND TOURNAMENT CHAMPION NORTHWESTERN STATE. THE BEARKATS WILL OPEN THEIR SEASON FEB. 15 AGAINST MANHATTAN IN DeLAND, FLA. THE HOME OPENER IS SET FOR FEB. 19 AGAINST TEXAS SOUTHERN AT DON SANDERS STADIUM.

IN THE NBA ON THURSDAY, SAN ANTONIO LOST ON THE ROAD, FALLING TO PORTLAND 127-118. TODAY, DALLAS WILL HOST MILWAUKEE AT 7:30PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES, FORMER HOUSTON ASTRO STANDOUT HUNTER PENCE HAS SIGNED A MINOR-LEAGUE DEAL WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS.

IN A SAD NOTE TODAY IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, HALL-OF-FAMER FRANK ROBINSON HAS PASSED AWAY AT 83. ROBINSON WAS THE ONLY PLAYER TO WIN THE M-V-P AWARD IN BOTH LEAGUES, AND WAS THE MAJOR LEAGUE’S 1ST BLACK MANAGER.