Category Archives: Sports

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

Bears soccer wins big at nationals

By Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

Photo courtesy of Nora Lopez Daniela Marin, Lady Bear goalkeeper, attempts to punch the ball away while teammate Brenda Hernandez (center) jumps to clear the ball from a Raptors corner kick attempt.

Photo courtesy of Nora Lopez
Daniela Marin, Lady Bear goalkeeper, attempts to punch the ball away while teammate Brenda Hernandez (center) jumps to clear the ball from a Raptors corner kick attempt.

 

The Brookhaven College womens soccer team finished third in the 2016 NJCAA Division 3 national women’s soccer championship Nov. 13 after defeating Montgomery College Raptors 5-3. Continue reading

Lady Bears throw last claw against Harvesters

By Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

 

The Brookhaven College Lady Bears soccer team defeated the nationally ranked Eastfield Harvesters Sept. 27, 2-0, to extend their winning streak to five games. Continue reading

Bears basketball bounces back

Brookhaven College kicks off their 2016-2017 basketball season Nov. 1 against Louisiana College Junior Varsity.

By Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

Photo by Diamond Victoria Kevin Mohair, point guard for the Brookhaven College Bears basketball team, practices in the gym on Sept. 28.

Photo by Diamond Victoria
Kevin Mohair, point guard for the Brookhaven College Bears basketball team, practices in the gym on Sept. 28.

 

Head coach Kevin Hurst is now in his 17th season with the Brookhaven College basketball program and said he is looking to push new and returning players further than last season. Continue reading

Elder creates wall, brings down injuries

Brookhaven College’s head soccer coach helps his team practice goal kicks with his patented creation The Soccer Wall.

By Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

Photos by Juan Betancourt Jim Elder, Brookhaven College soccer coach, watches as one of his players kicks a ball toward a Soccer Wall.

Photos by Juan Betancourt
Jim Elder, Brookhaven College soccer coach, watches as one of his players kicks a ball
toward a Soccer Wall.

 

With 20 years of experience on the field, Jim Elder, Brookhaven College head soccer coach, knew something was missing during practices Continue reading

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