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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