Articles Posted in the Local Sports Category

  • SHSU Football - Southland Celebration (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Got Their Spot

    As undisputed Southland Conference champions, Sam Houston is one of the first teams to have assured itself of a spot in the 2011 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national playoffs…

  • Southland Conference Title

    ‘Kats Undefeated w/ 43 – 17 Victory Over Northwestern State

    Richard Sincere scored three touchdowns and Tim Flanders tallied two to lead Sam Houston to a 43-17 victory over Northwestern State Saturday afternoon at Bowers Stadium.

    The victory runs the No. 3 ranked Bearkats’ season record to 10-0 and earned Sam Houston its first ever undisputed Southland Conference football championship.

    Flanders rushed 20 times for 145 yards including a 15 yard touchdown. Sincere gained 75 yards on 11 carries and earned 102 yards on three catches.

  • Hornets End The Season (Courtesy ItemOnline.com / DJ Shafer)

    Just Not Enough

    Where, oh where did the Huntsville offense go? Honestly, every time the Hornets played a big game this season, their offense vanished.

    On Friday night, in arguably their most important game of the 2011 campaign, the Hornets’ “O” pulled its most confounding disappearing act.

    Two first downs. That’s all Huntsville managed in a 28-3 loss to the Montgomery Bears in a Class 4A Division I bi-district playoff game at Moorhead Stadium.

  • SHSU Football 014 (Courtesy Brian Blalock - GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Now No. 3 in FCS Poll

    Sam Houston State’s 38-9 victory at Southeastern Louisiana last Saturday combined with a loss by formerly No. 3 ranked Appalachian State has moved the Bearkats into the No. 3 spot in the November 7 edition of the Sports Network NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national poll…

  • Hornets in Humble (Courtesy ItemOnline.com)

    Hornets in Conroe vs Montgomery for 1st Round of Playoffs

    Hold the phone a minute, sports fans. Before making anymore Friday-night plans, here’s something you all need to know: The Hornets’ playoff football game against Montgomery is scheduled Friday at Buddy Moorhead Stadium in Conroe…

  • SHSU Football - Swanson (Courtesy Brian Blalock - GoBearkats.com)

    Swanson Southland “Defensive Player of Week”

    Dax Swanson of Sam Houston State has been voted as Southland Conference “Defensive Player of the Week” following the Bearkats’ 38-9 victory at Southeastern Louisiana last Saturday.

    Swanson picked up two more interceptions in Hammond Louisiana to run his season total to seven. His seven interceptions tie the Sam Houston school record for most interceptions in one season…

  • SHSU Football 015 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Defense Gets the ‘Kats Through

    Give them a little bit of time and the Bearkats will find a way to wear their opponents down.

    Despite a few shaky series early on, Sam Houston got into gear and pulled away from Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. The Kats flexed their muscles and rolled to a 38-9 victory, clinching at least a share of the Southland Conference championship…

  • Hornets vs Willis (Courtesy ItemOnline.com)

    Just Couldn’t Make It

    The Hornets slugged it out with Willis for one half Friday. But when the Wildkats finally landed a couple of potent uppercuts, then followed those with painful body blows, the Hornets crumbled in a 37-14 loss to their neighbors from the south in the regular-season finale at Bowers Stadium…

  • SHSU Football - Sincere (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Sincere Multi-tasks at Wide Receiver

    For a player listed as wide receiver on the roster sheet, SHSU sophomore Richard Sincere holds a bit more responsibility when he’s on the field.

    Sometimes, the coaching staff might line Sincere up in the backfield where he’s most comfortable, often using his quarterback instincts to read opposing defensive schemes.

    Other times, Sincere lines up at wide out, where he is still a work in progress. But the most dangerous part of his arsenal is something the coaches can’t teach – explosiveness…

  • SHSU Football 013 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Move Up to No. 4 in FCS Football Poll

    Sam Houston, one of only two NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams still unbeaten, has climbed to No. 4 in this week’s Sports Network FCS Top 25 poll.

    The Bearkats defeated Lamar 66-0 to continue Sam Houston’s best season start since 1964. The Kats lead the Southland Conference with a 5-0 league mark.

    The No. 4 ranking is Sam Houston’s highest since December 20, 2004, when the Bearkats were rated No. 3 in the final poll of the season after reaching the NCAA FCS national semifinals…