Category Archives: Sports

Bears break losing streak

By Willie R. Cole
Staff Photographer

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Jordan Courtney (#20) shoots a jumper with four Eastfield Harvesters caught flat-foot during the MAC quarter finals.

The Brookhaven College mens basketball team broke its 11-game losing streak, beating the Eastfield Harvesters, 102-98, in their first game of the Metro Athletic Conference quarter finals Feb. 21. The Bears defeated the Harvesters for the first time in the past two years. Continue reading

Blazers blaze past Bears, 85-68

By John McClanahan
Contributing Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole
J’Michael Jasper (#34), shoots a layup while three Blazers, Lupe Alba (#24), Deondre Hopkins (#11) and Josh Harris (#25) try to stop him.

The Brookhaven College mens basketball team battled the North Lake College Blazers at home Feb. 11, but was blown away, 85-68. After both teams vigorously matched each other in the first half, Brookhaven ultimately fell flat against North Lake’s defense. Continue reading

BHC Yoga club broadens minds

By Clayton Rushing
Contributing Writer

Photo by Forrest Haynes
Dada Advayananda, a Buddhist monk, leads the Brookhaven College Yoga Meditation Club through standing positions designed to promote focus and root the body and mind Feb. 15 in Room T109.

Students have an opportunity to free their minds and bodies from the onslaught of heavy homework and stressful deadlines by practicing yoga on campus. The Yoga Meditation Club meets from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Room T109. The club is open to all students, staff and faculty to help manage stress. Continue reading

Lions defeat Bears, 88-86

By John McClanahan
Contributing Writer

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Brookhaven College’s Kaseen Penn Jr. (#40) shoots a back-court jump shot after protecting the basketball fearlessly.

The Brookhaven College Bears mens basketball team made a valiant effort, but fell short in an emotional home game against the Mountain View College Lions Jan. 28. The lead swayed between the Lions and Bears throughout the game, but ultimately Mountain View swiped the win at a close 88-86 in the last 5.3 seconds. Continue reading

FIFA scores World Cup expansion

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The international soccer federation will be the only winner when its new 48-team tournament begins.

By Juan Betancourt
Senior Staff Writer

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FIFA caused controversy with the recent announcement of an expansion of its international soccer tournament, the FIFA World Cup. The new tournament format will increase the number of competing teams from 32 to 48 in the 2026 edition of the competition. Continue reading

Harvesters plant loss on Bears basketball

By Marilyn Velazquez
Staff Writer

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Bear Jordan Courtney (#20) shoots a jump shot over an Eastfield defender

The Brookhaven College mens basketball team fought a fierce battle against the Eastfield Harvesters Jan. 18 but ultimately lost as the Harvesters plowed through the game, 92-105. Continue reading

Bears basketball bows to El Centro despite hustle

By Jaz’man Hampton
Staff Writer

Photo by Aaron Sewell
Brookhaven College Bear Javon Lipscombe (#30) takes flight with a jump shot against El Centro College Chaparrals Michael McGee (#23) Nov. 22.

 

The battle was on for the Brookhaven College men’s basketball team Nov. 22. The El Centro College Chaparrals beat the Bears in a defensive showdown, losing 93-102. Continue reading

Kung fu instructor trains bodies, opens minds

By Marilyn Velazquez
Contributing Writer

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George Giatrakis, head instructor of the White Lions of Shaolin, teaches a student a combat technique.

 

Yut. Yi. Sam. Sei. Ng.

The sounds of Chinese counting fill a small dance studio-style classroom in the T Building basement as a group of Brookhaven College students huffed and puffed between each kick and strike. Continue reading

Bears prevail against Wildcats

By Jaz’man Hampton
Contributing Writer

Photos by Forrest Haynes Logan Dixon (#33) penetrates the Louisiana defense and leaps to score a foothold for the Bears as he is swarmed.

Photos by Forrest Haynes
Logan Dixon (#33) penetrates the Louisiana defense and leaps to score a foothold for the Bears as he is swarmed.

 

The Brookhaven College Bears mens basketball team made a success out of their first home game against the Louisiana College Wildcats Nov. 1. The Bears had a slow start, allowing the Wildcats to score 12 of their first 19 points from the threepoint line in the early part of the first half, but they ultimately prevailed with a final score of 89-74. Continue reading

Freddie Jones blows fans away

By Meilyn Acevedo
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of allaboutjazz.com

Photo courtesy of allaboutjazz.com

 

This Thanksgiving, Freddie Jones, a Brookhaven College adjunct music professor, will take his place on the field of AT&T Stadium. With trumpet in hand, he will kick off the game by playing the national anthem as millions of turkey-tired sports fans gather around their TVs. Continue reading