San Jacinto Times

Gators Head to Galveston for Annual Holiday Hospital Visit

San Jacinto College baseball players, pictured here at Shriners Hospitals for Children in 2017, will continue the team’s Christmastime tradition on Dec. 6 with a visit to the burn care unit.

Xitlalic Valles, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

During the holiday season, most members of the College community count their blessings, but the San Jacinto College Gators try to pass some of theirs to children who could use a few more. The baseball team will visit the pediatric burn care unit at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston on Dec....

Coyotes Head Coach Expects Tournament Play; Cites Good Chemistry

Head Coach Kelly Saenz points to a trio of powerhouse Sophomores, including Samantha Martinez (pictured), to lead the team into post season play.

Kevin Zambrano, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2019

Softball season is in full swing and Head Coach Kelly Saenz finds herself in the middle of her 16th season at the helm of the San Jacinto College Coyotes coming off a four-game losing streak against Blinn College and sporting an overall record of 24-23, 7-7 in conference. However, Saenz said the players...

Gators Eyeing Another JUCO World Series Appearance

The 2018-19 San Jacinto College Baseball team is hoping for a shot at redemption after falling last year to Walters State during the semifinals of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series.

Adrian Romero, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019

Since its founding in 1958, the Junior College (JUCO) World Series baseball tournament has seen many national champions but with 26 tournament appearances under its belt, the San Jacinto College baseball program holds more championship titles than any of the other 189 teams in Division 1 JUCO baseball;...

Lifestyle Fair Takes Aim at Improving Student Health

Among the usual offerings of food, entertainment, and giveaways, this year’s Healthy Lifestyle Fair features free chair massages provided by the Physical Therapist Club.

Amy Perez, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019

The Wisconsin Health Atlas, a group affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted a study in 2015-2016 researching what they considered to be epidemic levels of obesity in Wisconsin. They found that the lowest obesity rate was 10 percent among children aged 2-5, while children aged ...

Rec Sports Leader Retires after Four Decades at San Jac

Butch Sutton (right, facing forward) joined San Jacinto College in 1979 when he was 23 years old. He retired from the College on Jan. 31 after forty years of service.

Adrian Romero, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019

On his first day of work, San Jacinto College opened a brand new campus on Beamer Road, a gallon of gas cost $.86, and ESPN launched the first-ever television sports channel. Butch Sutton, Central Campus’s Director of Recreational (Rec) Sports, retired Jan. 31 after spending a staggering 40 years...

Rec Sports North Ready After Revitalization

(From left) Willie Escobedo, Bryan Segura, Letty Elizondo, and Jacob Corrigeaux participate in a flag football match as part of the campus’s recreation program.

Marco Alvarado, Student Editorial Adviser

November 2, 2018

Students enrolled on the San Jacinto College North Campus looking for exercise and fun can turn to the new and improved Recreational (Rec) Sports department. North Campus Rec Sports Director Aishah Elhommoud said the recreation program went through a revitalization process bringing students new equipment...

New North Game Room Debuts Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Participants will play the popular Nintendo game using the Wii U system. Registration is open until Oct. 8.

Marco Alvarado, Student Editorial Adviser

October 5, 2018

The office of Student Engagement and Activities (SEA) on San Jacinto College North Campus is hosting its first-ever Super Smash Bros. video game tournament on Oct. 9 in a newly renovated student game room.     SEA Activities Specialist Jennifer Cerda said Super Smash Bros. emerged...

WBB Closes Program With Appearance at National Tournament

The Lady Gators ended their season and program with a loss to Gulf Coast State in the second round of the NJCAA national tournament in Lubbock.

April 13, 2018

Facing their final season before closing down the women’s basketball program, the San Jacinto College Lady Gators decided they were not fading away, they were going to “own it.” Own it they did when they blasted past Hutchinson College 62-51 last month to clinch the first-ever National Junior...

Campus Rec Brings In Therapy Dogs

Rec Sports Director Butch Sutton (standing) holds his certified therapy dog, Mia, while posing with fellow Paws 4 Grace members and their service animals during a visit to Central Campus on Dec. 3, 2017.

Natalie Snell, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2018

The Recreational (Rec) Sports Department on San Jacinto College Central Campus will once again host Paws 4 Grace as part of Pet a Puppy, an event taking place May 1 where participants can pet, hold, and take pictures with visiting service animals. Pet a Puppy provides certified therapy dogs, through...

55 Years of Ravens Basketball Ends With Loss to Tyler, 65-64

Assistant Coach Albert Talley Jr. (back row, far left) and Head Coach Scott Gernander (back row, far right) are pictured here with the 2017-2018 San Jacinto College Men’s Basketball team. Both Gernander and Talley will remain with the College in different positions.

Stephanie Masoud, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2018

Decades of history and an emotional last season came to a close March 9 when San Jacinto College Men’s Basketball suffered a heartbreaking single-point loss to conference rival Tyler Junior College during the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Tournament in Jacksonville. The...

Bubble Soccer Back for Third Competition

Like traditional soccer, participants attempt to score a goal, but as shown here, they do so while a bubble-like inflatable sphere encases their heads and upper bodies.

Mirian Umana, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2018

Recreational (Rec) Sports on San Jacinto College Central Campus is bringing back bubble soccer for a third time promising participants a fun experience complete with brand new equipment. Rec Sports Senior Administrative Assistant Mary Shelley said her team introduced the activity on the Central Campus...

Men’s Basketball Wrapping Up Regular Season; Looks to Regionals

Head Coach Scott Gernander rallies his players during a previous season. The Ravens will play their last home game on Feb. 28 in Anders Gymnasium on the Central Campus.

Brad Duke, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2018

The San Jacinto College Ravens basketball team is heading to the end of the regular season with only four games left before they compete in the regional tournament. One of the final four games is a home game in Anders Gymnasium on the Central Campus. The conclusion of this season, no matter the result,...

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