Category Archives: Sports

Lady Bears devour competition

By Brigitte Zumaya
Sports & Opinion Editor

Photos by Nicholas Bostick and Ravin Lee | The Lady Bears celebrate after winning the 2014 Metro Athletic Conference championship game.

Photos by Nicholas Bostick and Ravin Lee | The Lady Bears celebrate after winning the 2014 Metro Athletic Conference championship game.

The Lady Bears’ pumping adrenaline and clenched hands were evidence of how intense the Metro Athletic Conference semifinal game was. The team was hungry to play in the volleyball championship game. During the semifinals, the first game was Brookhaven College vs. Eastfield College. The winner would play against the winner of the second game, which was North Lake College vs. Richland College. Both games were played in the late afternoon Oct. 24 at Brookhaven. Continue reading

Cowboys season provides hopeful outlook

By David Lacey

 

Staff Writer 

 

 

After a stressful off-season plagued by injuries and suspensions, the Dallas Cowboys are off to the best start to a season since 2009. After an opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers at home, the Cowboys have been on a surprising winning streak.

Pro Bowl middle linebacker Sean Lee was lost for the entire 2014 season during the first week of organized team activities in May with a torn ACL in his right knee. This is the second season in a row that Lee will miss at least half of the year with an injury. Veteran quarterback Tony Romo also had two separate back surgeries during the off-season and was listed as questionable for the upcoming season.  Continue reading

Office of Student Life organizes teams

By Brigitte Zumaya 

 

Sports & Opinion Editor 

Photo by Willie R. Cole | Two intramural soccer players jump for a header as teammates look on.

Photo by Willie R. Cole | Two intramural soccer players jump for a header as teammates look on.

The Office of Student Life has organized a co-ed intramural soccer season again this fall.  Games are held on Fridays in October on the fields in front of H Building.  “We really are trying to continue a successful program, and I think everybody loved it last year,” Jonathan Tunwar, Brookhaven program coordinator, said. “We’re not trying to change too much, just keeping it going and making it more efficient for us.”  Continue reading

Lady Bears beast moves

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya

 

The Lady Bears shake hands with the players from North Lake after winning the game.

The Lady Bears shake hands with the players from North Lake after winning the game.

The Brookhaven Laby Bears are trying to prove themseleves they can gain victory during thier match against North Lake College. Surley enough they won the game with a score of 3-1. Starting off good for the conference . Continue reading

Sifu guides punches, kicks

By Brigitte Zumaya 

Opinions/Sports Editor 

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya | From left to right: Student E. Jean Meeker practices her moves on an opponent; Sifu George Giatrakis demonstrates a Kung Fu technique; student Joel Jenkinson watches in a mirror as instructor Jared Hall (background) guides the class through a series of movements.

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya |Student E. Jean Meeker practices her moves on an opponent.

Sweat-soaked and breathless, Brookhaven College martial arts students patiently stare into the mirrored walls at Sifu George Giatrakis’ gym, as he roars instructions in a mix of English and Cantonese. In the middle of the gym class, members practice their form, on the enormous pale green Continue reading

Bears baseball inches ahead

By Adam Coleman

Staff Writer

Photo by Kathy Tran

Photo by Kathy Tran

 

In an intense battle between two Top-10-nationally-ranked baseball teams, the Brookhaven College Bears pulled out a dramatic series victory over the Eastfield College Harvesters to gain a slight edge in a three-team race for first place during the April 17 and 19 games. Coming into this series,

Eastfield was only one game behind the Bears in conference play, and both teams were trying to keep pace with 1st-place North Lake College. Continue reading

Kick it with International Club

By Brigitte Zumaya

Layout Editor

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya |Sandro Reis pretects the ball from Samual Ozazemen Omoregie

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya |Sandro Reis pretects the ball from Samual Ozazemen Omoregie

 

As Brookhaven College student, Doro Diallo prepares for his soccer game; he warms up, gets ready, unlaces and takes his shoes off before joining his field of competitors.

Where Diallo is from, Mauritania, Africa, playing barefoot is common practice.

The International Club is trying to get people to come together by organizing a soccer tournament this semester at Brookhaven. Continue reading

Bears baseball is clawing its way up

By Adam Coleman

Staff Writer

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Coming into baseball season, the Brookhaven Bears were poised to make a run at a national championship.

The Bears were ranked 4th in the Collegiate Baseball News national poll at the start of the season.

This marked the third time in four years that Brookhaven has been in the top 10 in national polling. Continue reading

Sport scores with co-eds

By Brigitte Zumaya

Layout Editor 

Photo by Brigitte Zumaya | Player Robert Short attempts to grab ballcarrier Nick Way’s flag during a heated scuffle.

Photo by Brigitte Zumaya | Player Robert Short attempts to grab ballcarrier Nick Way’s flag during a heated scuffle.

 

Brookhaven College students looking for outdoor sports with a lighter touch fill the rosters of this season’s flag football teams. This semester, there are five co-ed teams at Brookhaven, each with 11 players.

Anyone who joined had to be a Brookhaven student and attend mandatory pre-registration and the first official meeting, held Feb. 21. The coordinator of this program is Student Life Office Coordinator Dominica McCarthy. Co-ed flag football has been going on for two semesters now, McCarthy said. Continue reading

Women’s soccer team prepares for 2014 tryouts

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

 

It’s time for cleats, fresh-cut grass and goals.

The Lady Bears soccer team will have tryouts beginning 2 p.m.  April 7 at Brookhaven College. Any student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours can try out, and the first game will be played Aug. 30.

Coach John Antonisse is new to the position and said he is excited to get the season started. He has lived in Dallas for the majority of his life and said he has played soccer for both J.J. Pearce High School and the University of Tulsa. Continue reading