Articles Posted in the Local Sports Category

  • SHSU Football 008 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Now 4-0 Heading into Battle of the Piney Woods

    The Bearkats found a way to get it done.

    Back at Bowers Stadium after a long road trip to New Mexico, Sam Houston and UTSA were locked in a game dominated by defense Saturday. First downs and points came at a premium in this one.

    The 16th-ranked Bearkats made enough big plays on both sides of the ball in the second half and prevailed 22-7…

  • SHSU Football vs New Mexico (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Bearkats Win in Overtime

    Sophomore running back Tim Flanders set a school record with five rushing touchdowns including a four-yard score for the game-winner in overtime as Sam Houston defeated New Mexico 48-45 Saturday night at University Stadium…

  • Hornets in Humble (Courtesy ItemOnline.com)

    Hornets Continue Their Hard-Luck Season

    The Hornets made this one interesting. Twice, they rallied in the second half Friday and got within striking distance of Summer Creek.

    But Huntsville’s hard-luck season continued in the District 18-4A opener, as the Bulldogs held on and beat the Hornets 31-24 at Turner Stadium…

  • SHSU Football - Taylor Bros (Courtesy GoBearkats.com-DJ Shafer)

    Brothers Help Spark the ‘Kats Defense

    Courtesy: GoBearkats.com / Gene Schallenberg / Huntsville Item From the time they were six years old, hardly anything could come between twin brothers Darnell and Darius Taylor and football. Even as their senior seasons at…

  • SHSU Football 007 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Defense Earns National Rankings

    With 11 of the top 12 team leaders in tackles back from a squad that led the Southland Conference in rush defense last year, Sam Houston is putting up numbers that rank high in the NCAA Division I FCS national statistics.

    The Bearkat defense stands No. 2 nationally in rushing defense (42.0 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring defense (8.0), No. 7 in total defense (243.5) and No. 10 in quarterback sacks (3.5)…

  • SHSU Football 006 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Knock Out UCA 31 – 10

    Tim Flanders rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown and Richard Sincere added 107 yards on the ground and two touchdowns to lead Sam Houston to a 31-10 Southland Conference victory over Central Arkansas Saturday at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium…

  • Hornets vs Livingston (Courtesy Matt Weintritt / ItemOnline.com)

    Hornets Looking For Answers

    The Hornets had one of those weeks everyone would like to forget. On Friday, things went from bad to worse during a lopsided 50-13 loss to Livingston at Lion Stadium. Huntsville (0-3) let its final nondistrict game get out of hand quickly during the second quarter. The Lions (3-0) scored 34 points in that period. Livingston hit one big play after another and turned a tight defensive game into a blowout in the blink of an eye…

  • SHSU Football vs Western Illinois (Courtesy DJ Shafer GoBearkats.com)

    ‘Kats Look Ahead to UCA

    Courtesy GoBearkats.com The Bearkats have certainly had their money’s worth of patience lately. It’s been more than week since Sam Houston opened the 2011 season, but later this week, the Kats can get back to…

  • SHSU Football vs Western Illinois (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Bearkats Kick-Off the Season by Defeating the Leathernecks 20 – 6

    The Sam Houston State Bearkats kicked off the season with an exciting win over the Western Illinois Leathernecks. The ‘Kats defeated Western Illinois 20 – 6!

  • Western Illinois 2 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Ready for the Rematch

    Courtesy GoBearkats.com Football’s a tough enough game when everyone’s pulling together and everyone knows what they’re doing. But for a team that lacks a true identity, one that is youthful and inexperienced, the game can…