Take a look at the highlights of this year’s sports.
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.
Experience proved to be the difference as Lanier handily defeated the Alpha Theta Pi Razorbacks in two games, 25-17 and 25-15 on Monday, April 7.
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.
Following a successful first season, the Bruins cross-country team will begin track and field competition on Feb. 8, providing the athletes with opportunities to participate in spring events.
Manchester United sits in seventh place, Olympic Winter Games are threatened by terrorists, and Peyton Manning leads the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl.
Kobe Bryant returns, Adrian Peterson talks about fans, and Matt Prater sets an NFL record.
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.