Category Archives: Sports

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

File Photos
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

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