Category Archives: Sports

Coach mentors students on, off court

Brookhaven College student turned-assistant coach for the men’s basketball team says coming back to campus to coach was a dream come true.

By Juan Betancourt

Sports Editor

Photo by Juan Betancourt Joe Wilson, assistant coach to the Brookhaven College men’s basketball team, demonstrates how he helps strategize plays for the Bears.

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Joe Wilson, assistant coach to the Brookhaven College men’s basketball team, demonstrates how he helps strategize plays for the Bears.

 

Entering his fifth season as assistant coach for the Brookhaven College men’s basketball team, Joe Wilson said he knows a thing or two about Continue reading

BHC women’s soccer team kicks things off

By Juan Betancourt

Sports Editor

Photos by Juan Betancourt Lady Bear Maddie Irwin (#14) pushes through the right wing against Murray State’s defense.

Photos by Juan Betancourt
Lady Bear Maddie Irwin (#14) pushes through the right wing against Murray State’s defense.

 

The Brookhaven College women’s soccer team took their first shutout win of the season Sept. 11, against Murray State College with 6-0 score. The match was also the first annual First Responder Match to raise money for the Dallas Fallen Officers Fund.

Before kickoff, players Continue reading

Olympics expose health risks

By Juan Betancourt

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a city already stricken with contaminated surrounding bodies of water and now overwhelmed with the sudden outbreak of the Zika virus. The city won the bid back in 2009, but health concerns have since overshadowed the upcoming games. Continue reading

Students aim for accuracy

By Jose Garcia

Staff Writer

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar|  Hung Trang, a student, draws the arrow and prepares to take a shot with his recurve bow.

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar| Hung Trang, a student, draws the arrow and prepares to take a shot with his recurve bow.

Gregorio Hernandez, Brookhaven College physical education instructor, teaches his archery class shooting techniques between the tennis courts and P1 parking lot. Hernandez has been teaching archery to students at Brookhaven since 2007. Continue reading

Hilltoppers bottom out against Bears

By Sam Doherty

Copy Desk Chief/Sports Editor

Photo by Ravin René | In the top of the seventh inning, St. Edward’s University Hilltopper Luke Meza (#40) slides head-first safely into second base as the throw from Brookhaven College Bear catcher Adam Diehl gets away from Carlos Reyes Jr. (#6) and ricochets into right-center field. Meza got up to advance to third base and then crossed home plate in the same play to put the Hilltoppers on top 3-5.

Photos by Ravin René | In the top of the seventh inning, St. Edward’s University Hilltopper Luke Meza (#40) slides head-first safely into second base as the throw from Brookhaven College Bear catcher Adam Diehl gets away from Carlos Reyes Jr. (#6) and ricochets into right-center field. Meza got up to advance to third base and then crossed home plate in the same play to put the Hilltoppers on top 3-5.

After winning their last six games, the Brookhaven College Bears baseball team continued their streak by beating the St. Edward’s University Hilltoppers 6-5 in extra innings on March 21. Continue reading

Texas considers legality of daily fantasy sports

By Sam Doherty

Copy Desk Chief/Sports Editor

Illustration by | Junsouk Isaac Chun

Illustration by | Junsouk Isaac Chun

Daily fantasy sports give unathletic, lazy or just plain nerdy men and women the chance to excel at something sports-related, aside from rooting for their favorite team. On Jan. 19, however, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined other state lawmakers that have deemed daily fantasy sports illegal. Continue reading

Jocks itching for pay

By Sam Doherty
Copy Desk Chief/Sports Editor

Illustration By Junsouk Isaac

Illustration By Junsouk Isaac

College athletes push for higher compensation while courts rule against payment for playing

 

Student athletes are not paid to take part in college sports, but that does not mean they are not being compensated.

Their compensation usually comes in the form of athletic scholarships, which include free education, the chance to represent their universities for a lifetime and, most importantly, less worry about paying for student loans, textbooks, meal plans and on-campus living. Continue reading

Cowboys choose contingency over controversy part 2

Decision to keep player on team despite allegations of domestic abuse has divided football fans and sports columnists alike.

By Sam Doherty

Sports/Opinion Editor

In the U.S., most people believe in the opportunity for second chances. Without them, most wouldn’t succeed in life. But when someone breaks a law, a second chance is much harder to come by – and rightly so, depending on the law broken. Continue reading

Cowboys choose contingency over controversy part 1

Decision to keep player on team despite allegations of domestic abuse has divided football fans and sports columnists alike.

By Andres Reyes

Senior Staff Writer

 

In 2014, Gregory “Greg” Hardy was convicted on charges of domestic violence in Charlotte, North Carolina, after beating his then-girlfriend, Nicole Holder. He then appealed for a jury trial, reached a settlement with Holder, and because she didn’t testify, all criminal records stemming from the conflict were expunged from Hardy’s record. Continue reading

Yoga instructor extends joy of meditation to students

By Jose Garcia

 
Contributing Writer

Merry Christmas

Dada Advayananda is about to begin a session of his yoga class with the Yoga and Meditation Club at Brookhaven College. Advayananda, who is 59 years old, has devoted his life to teaching yoga. His loose-fitting clothes and sandals are evidence of his simple life. Continue reading