The Morning Wire: April 15

A Happy Legalized Government Theft Day to you all. A lot of news to get to and it was busy on the Blacklands this weekend. Let’s Get to it.

Track-

Congratulations to Both the Men’s and Women’s Track teams that won the East Texas State Invitational on Saturday. 4 School records were broken, and it was a great meet with a pretty good turnout considering the weather. The Men won with 205 points, beating their nearest competition, Tarleton, by 93.5 points while the Women took first also beating Tarleton, who took second, by 29 points. 19 teams competed in both divisions. The Men’s team will head out to the West Coast to Torrance, California to compete in the Mt. SAC relays. This is a pretty big deal because that meet has had some world records broken in it and to be invited is a big deal. Good luck to the Men who will be competing. The women resume with a trip to the LSU Relays in Baton Rouge, LA next weekend.

Softball-

At 35-10 overall, the 10th ranked A&M-Commerce Softball team is in first place heading into the final stretch of the season. Richie Bruister’s crew face St. Edwards in Austin this Wednesday before closing out the regular season against Cameron in Commerce next weekend. The LSC Championships will be May 3-4 and the Lions look to be the top seed. This would be the first regular season LSC title for the Softball Program if they were to take care of business against Cameron.

Texas A&M-Commerce 21-6 0.778 35-10 0.778 W2 18-2 11-7 6-1
Texas A&M-Kingsville 18-6 0.750 33-8 0.805 L1 15-3 10-5 8-0
West Texas A&M 18-6 0.750 27-10 0.730 W3 10-3 12-4 5-3
Cameron 16-8 0.667 29-12 0.707 W3 8-6 11-3 10-3
Tarleton State 15-9 0.625 31-11 0.738 L2 10-6 12-4 9-1
Angelo State 14-13 0.519 28-17 0.622 W1 15-8 11-8 2-1
Midwestern State 10-14 0.417 19-16 0.543 W3 14-2 1-12 4-2
Eastern New Mexico 8-16 0.333 12-24 0.333 W2 4-11 5-9 3-4
Texas Woman’s 8-16 0.333 10-24 0.294 L6 5-7 4-12 1-5
Western New Mexico 4-20 0.167 5-29 0.147 L2 4-8 0-13 1-8
UT Permian Basin 3-21 0.125 9-32 0.220 L3 5-11 2-13 2-8

Golf-

Congrats to both the Men’s and Women’s Golf teams as they both took the Arkansas-Fort Smith Hardscrabble Team Titles. Big wins for both as they head into the LSC Championships April 22-23 in Abilene. The Women have a very good shot at winning their first LSC title in school history and are still ranked in the top 10 in the Region, assuring them of getting them to the South Central Regional Championships.

Basketball-

Congrats to Lion Men Head Coach Jaret von Rosenberg who was awarded a contract extension through 2022. Coach Rose has done a fantastic job in two years is 45-17 with two second place finishes, an appearance in the LSC Championship game, and two NCAA tournament Round of 32 finishes. Hats off to Tim McMurray for securing him as he is aware that Von Rosenberg is really a great find and did what it takes to keep the Lion Men’s program in contention for Championships. Starts at the top.

Football-

Congrats to Kristov Martinez, Garrett Blubaugh, and Abdul Shammaa who were named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s 2019 Hampshire Honor Society. The 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An all-time high 1,643 players from a record 424 schools qualified for membership in the society’s 13th year. Once again, the focus on the academic successes of the students is paramount and glad to see.

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