Kats catcher stays strong on and off field
Catcher Ashley Isbell remembers the Bearkats’ softball doubleheader against Houston Baptist like it was played yesterday.
The Kats were trailing the Huskies 4-3 going into the bottom of the seventh of the first game. Isbell was coming to the plate. Isbell, who was named to the All-Southland Conference team earlier this week, fouled a ball off the plate. Crazily, the ball bounced up and hit Isbell in the mouth.
SOUTHLAND NOTEBOOK: Southland Conference regular-season title race looks to come down to the wire
Usually at this time of the year, there’s a team or two or three looking to make a push for the league’s top seeds as well as the regular-season championship. With just two more weekends — just six conference games — to go, the regular-season title is still very much up for grabs for most of the conference.
RUNNING SHORTS: Polish Pickle 5K has strong Huntsville following
One thing’s for sure, Huntsville will be well-represented at the 25th Annual Polish Pickle 5K (3.1 miles) in Bremond on June 22.
BEARKATS BASEBALL — Bearkats take it to Nicholls, run-rule Colonels 12-2
The Bearkats never trailed, jumping all over Colonels pitching and even had an inside-the-park home run. The Kats pulled away late in the game to run-rule Nicholls for the second time in three days with a 12-2 victory.
BEARKATS BASEBALL — Kats fight to the end, rally to beat Nicholls 13-8
From cruising right along, the Bearkats had to find a way to pick up some ground and quick in Saturday’s contest against Nicholls. Giving up seven runs thanks to three errors in the fourth, the Kats didn’t panic and regrouped late. Sam Houston State rallied from an 8-4 deficit midway through the game and scored five runs in the sixth, plus four more in the eighth to pull away with a wild 13-8 victory.
LADY HORNETS SOFTBALL — Season over for Huntsville girls
For the second day in a row, Huntsville’s varsity squad did not do enough in an area-round playoff series against fourth-ranked Little Cypress-Mauriceville. That’s why the Lady Hornets’ season ended Saturday following a 12-2 five-inning loss to the Lady Bears.
LADY HORNETS SOFTBALL — Area round against Little Cypress-Mauriceville an uphill battle for Huntsville girls
The Lady Hornets had one of those nights Friday, the kind of evening when everything that could go wrong did. In the opening game of a best-of-three area playoff series with fourth-ranked Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Huntsville couldn’t buy a break. The good news after Friday’s 11-0 loss in five innings, the Lady Hornets get a chance to redeem themselves this afternoon in game two, and three, if necessary, back at Goose Creek Memorial High School at 1 p.m.
BEARKAT BASEBALL — Kats rip Nicholls in series opener
Right in the mix for the Southland Conference regular-season title with six other teams, the Bearkats took a step in the right direction Friday night toward a second straight title. Thanks in large part to effective starting pitching from lefthander Andrew Godail as well as a big dose of offense, Sam Houston State took care of Nicholls to the tune of 10-0 in the weekend opener at Don Sanders Stadium.
Lady Hornets stay alive in Class 4A softball playoffs
The Lady Hornets did it. They rallied for six runs in their final two at-bats Tuesday and eliminated Georgetown East View 8-5 in a Class 4A bi-district softball series.
Trailing 5-2 going into the bottom of the fifth, Huntsville hung five runs on the board, then pitcher Sabrina Johnson did the rest, shutting down the Lady Patriots over the final two frames.
2013 UIL GOLF STATE TOURNAMENT: Huntsville sophomore gets a step closer to state championship
A little more than a year ago, Huntsville’s Chandler Phillips dejectedly packed up his clubs after finishing sixth at the state golf tournament as a freshman.
Returning to Austin with his teammates this week for the UIL Golf State Tournament at Onion Creek Club, Phillips was determined to turn in a much better showing.
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