SPORTS SHORTS – MONDAY 05/12/14

Written by Glenn Edwards. Posted in Local Sports, Sports

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Published on May 12, 2014 by Glenn Edwards

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SHSU ATHLETICS. THE BEARKAT WOMEN’S TRACK TEAM CAPTURED THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE WOMEN’S TITLE OVER THE WEEKEND IN CONWAY, ARK.  THE KATS USED 7 TOP-3 PERFORMANCES, AND GARNERED 176 POINTS TO SWEEP THE OUTDOOR & INDOOR WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008. ALSO, THE BEARKAT MEN’S TEAM FINISHED 3RD IN THEIR COMPETITION FOR THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP.

HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL HAS ANOTHER STATE CHAMPION. SENIOR POLE VAULTER AUDIE WYATT WON THE CLASS 4A BOYS TITLE OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TRACK & FIELD MEET IN AUSTIN.

WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE 2014 NFL DRAFT, A TRIO OF LOCAL ATHLETES WILL BE HEADED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAMS’ MINI-CAMPS THIS WEEK. FORMER HUNTSVILLE HORNET JUSTIN GILBERT, THE 8TH PICK IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE DRAFT, WILL JOIN THE CLEVELAND BROWNS, WHILE SHSU RECORD-SETTING RUNNING BACK TIMOTHY FLANDERS, WHO SIGNED A FREE-AGENT CONTRACT WITH NEW ORLEANS, WILL BE HEADING TO THE SAINTS’ MINI-CAMP AND FORMER HORNET DEFENSIVE STANDOUT JAMES DAVIDSON, WHO PLAYED COLLEGIATELY AT TEXAS-EL PASO, WILL BE HEADED TO THE BENGALS’ MINI-CAMP IN CINCINNATI AFTER SIGNING A FREE-AGENT CONTRACT.

IN BASEBALL, THE SHSU BEARKATS ARE SITTING PRETTY ENTERING THE FINAL WEEK OF THE REGULAR SEASON. THE KATS DEFEATED HOUSTON BAPTIST 8-4 ON SUNDAY TO COMPLETE A 3-GAME WEEKEND SWEEP, POSTING SAM HOUSTON’S 11TH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY. THE BEARKATS ARE NOW TIED WITH TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI FOR 1ST PLACE IN THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE STANDINGS. THE KATS & ISLANDERS WILL MEET IN A 3-GAME SERIES BEGINNING THURSDAY AT DON SANDERS STADIUM, WITH THE TEAM WINNING AT LEAST 2 GAMES CAPTURING THE REGULAR-SEASON SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP. HOWEVER, FIRST UP FOR SAM HOUSTON IS THEIR FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME OF THE SEASON SET FOR TUESDAY WHEN THE KATS TRAVEL TO TEXAS A&M IN COLLEGE STATION..

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