Category Archives: Sports

ESOL Sports program engages, unites students

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Naima Abdoulaye, a student from Chad, calls her team to make a move during an ESOL soccer game April 25, 2016.

Brookhaven College’s ESOL Sports program provides opportunities for international students to learn English, remain active through sports and become more involved with the college. Continue reading

Volleyball recruits all-star sisters for upcoming season

By Marilyn Velazquez
Staff Writer

Jayla and Lexi Hattaway are two of the 1,415 residents who live there in the rural town of Wolfe City, Texas, which is located little over 70 miles northeast of Brookhaven College.The sisters are finishing their senior year at Wolfe City High School, in a class of just 38 students, and will soon call Brookhaven their new home when they join the Lady Bears volleyball team in the Fall 2017 semester. Continue reading

Bears outshine Cedar Valley Suns

Bears continue to dominate the Metro Athletic Conference.  

By John McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Bear Travis Angell steps up into the base mound and prepares to launch a pitch against the Suns .

The Brookhaven College men’s baseball team eclipsed the Cedar Valley College Suns with an offensive rally in the seventh inning to take the second game of the series. The Bears fell behind early with silent bats but bounced back to defeat the Suns 6-3 April 7 at home. Continue reading

Bears topple Thunderducks, 6-5

By John McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Wille R. Cole
Thunderduck Michael Gallo (#14) slides into home plate as Bear pitcher Antony Orta (#2) swipes his glove in front of home plate.

Brookhaven College starting pitcher Antony Orta fanned 10 as the Bears defeated the Richland Thunderducks 6-5 at home in walk-off fashion. Continue reading

Bears smother Blazers’ game 10-1

By John McClanahan 
Editorial Proofreader

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Hunter Hammonds (#7) bunts the ball during Brookhaven’s home game March 3.

The Brookhaven College men’s baseball team extinguished the North Lake Blazers 10-1 March 3 during a home game. The Bears took the second game in a three-game series with explosive at-bats and dominant pitching. Continue reading

Activity Board hosts intramural sports

By Marilyn Velazquez 
Staff Writer 

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Viridiana Ramirez, a Brookhaven College student, kicks the ball during CAB’s intramural event March 9.

Student Lauren Garcia kicked the ball hard enough to hear the red rubber of the ball echo throughout the softball field. The ball soared high toward the outfield, while two players on defense ran from opposite directions to catch it. Without realizing where they were going, both players crashed into one another, letting the ball drop behind them. Garcia made it safely to first base. Continue reading

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