Pro stars push boundaries

The 2021-22 sports season has definitely been interesting. In the sports community, we have seen a change in how sports have commenced and how players and fans have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have seen some amazing things happen in sports in 2021 and in 2022 so far. Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese […]

Dan Akin, graduate student, goes for a dunk against UT Rio Grande Valley. Elijah Hickman

Basket case: How athletes stay calm amid competition, pressure to perform

California Baptist University had its last home game for men’s basketball on March 2. Our team took victory over Chicago State University with a closing score of 62-53. It was a victorious night celebrating seniors Elijah Thomas, Tobin Kund, Ty Rowell and Dan Akin. As of March 2, CBU men’s basketball stands 10th in the […]

Ane Olaeta, graduate student, passes to her teammate Britney Thomas to help them win against Chicago State. Elijah Hickman

Women’s basketball jumps through hoops to finish season

The California Baptist University women’s basketball team has been continuing to build on its unprecedented 2020-21 season, with a strong showing against conference and non-conference foes all season. The Lancers opened the season with a game Nov. 9 against their cross-town rivals, the University of California, Riverside, Highlanders. They played hard and finished the game […]

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ACU 6-game win streak Abilene Christian University men’s basketball beat Tarleton State 77-76 on Feb. 12. Starting halftime at 13-1 (ACU), several players including Coryon Mason, Cameron Steele, Tobias Cameron, Reggie Miller and Airion Simmons increased the lead through foul shots, three pointers and scoring inside. On top of that, closer to the nine-minute mark, […]

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Kobe Bryant’s wife releases Bryant’s final book

Kobe Bryant’s final project, the young adult novel “The Wizenard Series: Season One,” was released March 31, leaving fans emotional and nostalgic. Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, announced the first teaser of the book release on her Instagram, leaving fans eager to read the final words of the former Los Angeles Lakers player. Bryant collaborated on […]

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Fans mourn basketball legend

Basketball fans around the world and the greater Los Angeles community continue to mourn the loss of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others after a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, Calif., Jan. 26, killing all on board.  His wife Vanessa Bryant recently announced via Instagram that […]