TUESDAY 02/12/19 – AOA WINS DISTRICT & LADY HORNETS START PLAYOFF PUSH

WHEN THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS OPEN THEIR TAPPS CLASS 2A PLAYOFFS LATER THIS WEEK, THEY’LL ENTER THE POST-SEASON AS DISTRICT CHAMPIONS. THE LIONS FINISHED THE REGULAR SEASON TIED FOR 1ST PLACE IN THE DISTRICT WITH CONROE COVENANT CHRISTIAN. ON MONDAY IN THE WOODLANDS, ALPHA OMEGA DEFEATED THE COUGARS 60-58 IN A 1-GAME DISTRICT PLAYOFF, AND WILL HEAD INTO THEIR 1ST-ROUND PLAYOFF GAME AS THE DISTRICT CHAMPION WHEN THEY FACE TEMPLE HOLY TRINITY AT A LOCATION, DATE & TIME TO BE DETERMINED.

ALSO IN HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS BEGIN THEIR PLAYOFF PUSH TODAY WHEN THE DISTRICT 20-5A CHAMPIONS FACE WALLER IN THE CLASS 5A REGION III BI-DISTRICT ROUND. THE HUNTSVILLE GIRLS – WHO FINISHED THE 20-5A SEASON WITH AN UNDEFEATED RECORD – WILL TIP OFF AGAINST THE LADY BULLDOGS AT 6PM AT MADISONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL. THE WINNER OF THE HUNTSVILLE-WALLER MATCHUP WILL ADVANCE LATER THIS WEEK TO THE AREA ROUND AGAINST PFLUGERVILLE WHO BEAT HUTTO 80-46 ON MONDAY. YOU’LL HEAR THE LIVE BROADCAST OF TODAY’S LADY HORNET GAME ON 101.7 KSAM.

ALSO IN GIRLS PLAYOFF ACTION TODAY, THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL TANGLE WITH HITCHCOCK IN CLASS 3A BI-DISTRICT ACTION IN A 7:30PM CONTEST AT ATASCOCITA HIGH SCHOOL IN THE HUMBLE ISD.

IN BOYS BASKETBALL, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS – WITH A PERFECT DISTRICT RECORD – WILL COMPLETE THEIR REGULAR-SEASON SLATE WHEN THEY HOST SENIOR NIGHT AT PAUL BOHAN HORNET GYM WITH A 7PM CONTEST AGAINST NEW CANEY. ALSO TODAY, THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL FINISH OUT THEIR REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE BEGINNING AT 6:30PM ON THE ROAD AGAINST COLDSPRING.

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL, LYDIA BAXTER OF THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN HAS BEEN NAMED THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK AFTER SHE HELPED LEAD HER TEAM TO A PAIR OF VICTORIES LAST WEEK. THE SENIOR FROM AUSTIN & THE KAT WOMEN WILL RETURN HOME TO JOHNSON COLISEUM ON WEDNESDAY TO FACE TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI.

IN GOLF TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE COMPETING IN THE 2ND ROUND OF THE TEXAS STATE INVITATIONAL IN KYLE.

IN SOCCER, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL HOST KINGWOOD PARK TODAY AT 7:30PM AT HORNET FIELD NEXT TO THE HIGH SCHOOL, WHILE THE LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT KINGWOOD PARK AT 7:30PM. ALSO, THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL BE AT MADISONVILLE AT 7PM.

TODAY MARKS THE SEASON OPENER FOR THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNET SOFTBALL TEAM. THE HUNTSVILLE GIRLS WILL LIFT THE LID ON THEIR SEASON WITH A 6PM 1ST PITCH AT A&M CONSOLIDATED IN COLLEGE STATION.

IN THE NBA ON MONDAY, JAMES HARDEN OF THE HOUSTON ROCKETS EXTENDED HIS 30-PLUS-POINT-STREAK TO 30 GAMES AS THE ROCKETS TOPPED THE DALLAS MAVERICKS 120-104. LATER TODAY THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS WILL BE AT MEMPHIS FOR A 7PM TIP.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, PITCHER GERRIT COLE HAS GONE TO ARBITRATION WITH THE HOUSTON ASTROS, ASKING TO BE GIVEN $13.5-MILLION RATHER THAN THE TEAM’S OFFER OF $1.4-MILLION.

ON THE PGA TOUR ON MONDAY, PHIL MICKELSON FINISHED OFF A 7-UNDER 65 TO WIN THE WEATHER-DELAYED PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM AND MATCH THE TOURNAMENBT RECORD WITH HIS 5TH VICTORY.