Category Archives: Sports

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

BHC basketball goes for it all

By Adam Coleman

Staff Writer

 

Photo by Scott Godbey | Brookhaven guard Tray Baldwin (#24) attempts to block the shot after guard Curtis Gile (#33) unsuccessfully attempted to steal the ball from an Eastfield offensive player.

Photo by Scott Godbey | Brookhaven guard Tray Baldwin (#24) attempts to block the shot after guard Curtis Gile (#33) unsuccessfully attempted to steal the ball from an Eastfield offensive player.

 

The Brookhaven College Bears continued to prepare for a conference championship last week for the Mid-American Conference tournament. According to the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Bears are ranked third overall Continue reading

Bears build momentum during three-game slugfest

By Adam Coleman

Staff Writer

 

The Brookhaven team kneels together as they settle in and prepare for the start of the game.

Photos by Scott Godbey and Paul Lauder | The Brookhaven team kneels together
as they settle in and prepare for the start of the game.

 

 

Baseball season is here. The Brookhaven College Bears kicked off the season against NJCAA Division One powerhouse Weatherford College. The Bears were ranked 4th in the Collegiate Baseball News national poll, according to baseballnews.com/polls/njcaa. This marks the third time in four years that Brookhaven has been in the Top 10 in national polling.

Head baseball coach Brandon Rains said he has high hopes for the team this season. “Our expectations of the 2014 season are the same as they are every year. We expect to win a conference championship, a regional championship and a national championship. In order to accomplish those things, we have to work very hard in practice, have the right attitude and compete as hard as we can. If we do those three things, then winning takes care of itself,” Rains said. Continue reading

Brookhaven beaten in defensive showdown

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

 

Photos by Scott Godbey and Brian Finch | Kenny Slocum (#10) pulls up for a jump shot in the defender’s face after manuvering through the defense

Photos by Scott Godbey and Brian Finch | Kenny Slocum (#10) pulls up for a jump shot in the defender’s face after
manuvering through the defense

 

Slow and steady wins the race, but Brookhaven College fell short at the finish line on Feb. 8 – Richland College was a bit faster. Brookhaven averages 100 points a game, but the final score was drastically below Continue reading

Race for the cure! [Photos]

Photos By Brian Finch

 

Finishing her tenth year participating, Brenda Szewe gives a solid thumbs up.

Finishing her tenth year participating, Brenda Szewe gives a solid thumbs up.

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