SPORTS SHORTS – FRIAY 05/09/14

Written by Glenn Edwards. Posted in Local Sports, Sports

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Published on May 09, 2014 by Glenn Edwards

THURSDAY WAS A MAGICAL DAY FOR FORMER HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STANDOUT JUSTIN GILBERT AND ALL HORNET FANS. GILBERT BECAME THE 1ST-EVER HORNET TO BE CHOSEN IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE ANNUAL NFL DRAFT WHEN THE CORNERBACK WAS SELECTED BY THE CLEVELAND BROWNS WITH THE 8TH PICK OF THE 1ST ROUND. GILBERT FOLLOWED HIS STELLAR HUNTSVILLE CAREER WITH A SOLID 4 SEASONS AS A STANDOUT FOR OKLAHOMA STATE. GILBERT WILL BE JOINED IN CLEVELAND BY FORMER HEISMAN TROPHY WINNING QUARTERBACK JOHNNY MANZIEL OF TEXAS A&M. MANZIEL WAS CHOSEN BY THE BROWNS WITH THE DRAFT’S 22ND PICK.

IN SOFTBALL ON THURSDAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN FELL 1-0 TO CENTRAL ARKANSAS IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN HAMMOND, LA. THE KATS WILL PLAY TODAY AT 11AM AGAINST TOP-SEEDED McNEESE STATE IN THE DOUBLE-ELIMINATION EVENT.

IN BASEBALL, THE SHSU BEARKATS HEAD SOUTH THIS WEEKEND WITH A 3-GAME SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES AGAINST HOUSTON BAPTIST. GAME 1 IS SET FOR TODAY AT 2PM.

THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS OPEN THEIR CLASS 2A REGION III AREA-ROUND PLAYOFF SERIES AGAINST CLIFTON TODAY. GAME 1 TODAY AT 7PM IN MEXIA, WITH GAME 2, AND GAME 3, IF NECESSARY, SATURDAY BEGINNING AT 3PM.

THE SHSU BEARKAT & BEARKAT WOMEN TRACK TEAMS BEGIN COMPETITION TODAY IN THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEET IN CONWAY, ARK.

LASTLY, HUNTSVILLE HORNET AUDIE WYATT WILL BE IN THE FIELD TODAY FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE POLE VAULT COMPETITION AT THE CLASS 4A UIL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TRACK & FIELD MEET IN AUSTIN.

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