Twelve-year-old Rafael Costa was younger than the rest of the contestants. At least 15 years younger, on average, and the more experienced jet Ski racers were certainly not expecting a ysoung boy to provide such stiff competition in his first race ever. But while young Rafael Costa was probably as unfamiliar with Shakespeare as he was with jet ski racing, greatness was being thrust upon him.
Splitting time among two school teams and a city league isn’t easy for any basketball player, let alone scoring 32 points in the varsity championship game while maintaining other responsibilities off the court.
The Bruins women squared off against USC Beaufort last Saturday in an offseason friendly and managed a tie against the NAIA DI Sand Sharks. Tori Anderson anchored the defense with eight crucial saves, and the Bruins nearly won the game on several occasions with offensive close calls.
One was an established varsity player known for his full-court play and quickness. The other was a new kid — an incoming freshman from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., with a coconut haircut and a whole lot of talent. It didn’t take long for the two to become fast friends, brothers both on and off the court.
The 2013 Turkey Bowl will take place tomorrow at Alumni Stadium in an event promising much more than a soccer game. The traditional intramural soccer championship event will be expanded this year as the Student Leadership Council is hoping to reach more families in the Greenville community.
The BJU intercollegiate golf team competed in its second tournament on Monday and Tuesday, this time at the Cateechee Golf Club in Franklin Springs, Ga. The Bruins were matched against star player Joel Sawyer and the Emmanuel College Lions, who had just teed off their season in Kentucky at the Bill Sergent Invitational.
BJU participated in its first golf tournament on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 9–10, at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Clarkesville, Ga., playing against Piedmont College, Covenant College and Truett-McConnell.