Seniors lead team through perseverance, determination

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Basketball is the definition of a team sport. Five players on the court must interact in a seamless fashion to effectively protect their own goal and score points in their opponent’s. Injuries and setbacks can ruin a season and cripple a team, but they can also be used to strengthen bonds and push the team to come together even more.

Categories: Features, Sports

Ball is life: Junior leads basketball team to success as veteran player

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Walking into the gym on a cold Tuesday night, there’s a basketball pounding the floor and a crowd roaring at the game they’re watching. The Bryan High varsity boy’s basketball team is led by 6’2”, 180 pounds of pure toughness, junior Zach Nutall who averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists last season as a sophomore, and is constantly improving his averages and the team’s success.

Categories: Features, Sports

Slam dunk: Senior secures success for basketball team

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Getting the ball off the rebound, number 11 sweeps in and sprints down the court. The other end of the court is wide open and the Viking players do their best to protect him as he preps to make an Empire State Building sized jump. Senior Quaylon Newton gets up to the basket and makes a slam dunk with a force that could break the glass of the backboard. All the while the crowd is going wild as the Vikings take the lead in the last few seconds, and win the game.

Categories: Sports

Full court press: Athlete creates kits to combat cancer

Monday, February 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

As a shooting guard for the lady Viking basketball team, senior Jordan Lopez-Rhodes knows how to reach a goal. However, Jordan’s story doesn’t start or end on the court. Since last year, Jordan and her family have been striving to reach a different goal: helping to ease the suffering of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Categories: Features, Sports

Girls’ basketball team to open post game Monday

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 9:50 am

The girls will play Spring Dekanney High School at 7:00pm Monday at New Caney Porter HS for the first round of play-off action.

Categories: News, Sports

‘Hair’s’ the problem: Basketball player overcomes self-interest to become part of a team

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Dedication: the quality of being committed to a task or purpose. For senior Arthur Vivero his purpose is clear, and his commitment to basketball is an understatement. The rush of the crowd, the suspense of the buzzer, and the pressure to win; that is what fuels him to not only to be his best, but to consistently improve.

Categories: Features, Sports

Basketball star shines with positivity, serves as an inspiration for others

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Running up and down the court, sweat dripping down her face, the clock ticking down second by second. The intensity of playing basketball has motivated junior Jordan Lopez-Rhodes to be the best that she can be on and off the court.

Categories: Features, Sports

Friendship strengthens bonds on court

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

A big part of friendship is having a connection. When you share something you love with that person, it makes the friendship much more special. For juniors Kia White and Penny Watson, basketball is a common interest, but their friendship goes past the gym doors.

Categories: Features, Sports