San Jacinto Times

Rec Sports Kicks Off Fourth Toys for Tots Collection

Rec Sports is accepting new toys in their original packaging without any additional wrapping until Dec. 9.

Christopher Harris, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2017

Recreational (Rec) Sports kicked off their annual Toys for Tots drive on San Jacinto College Central Campus Nov. 6 and will continue accepting donations until Dec. 9. Senior Administrative Assistant Mary Shelley said this is the fourth year Rec Sports sponsored the event that gathers toys on behalf...

The Final Round: Volleyball, Soccer Programs End With Heartbreaking Losses

Ivan Cruz (left) and Carlos Blasco (right) beat conference rival Angelina College on Oct. 20 to advance to the semi-finals. The Coyotes and the Lady Ravens lost their final bids to bring home national titles before the programs are permanently shut down.

Gerardo Sproet & Chris Talley, Contributing Writers

November 10, 2017

Heartbreaking loss marked the final games of an emotional year for both San Jacinto College Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Soccer as the teams sought to advance to their national tournaments and bring home championship titles before the programs permanently shut down.  Volleyball and soccer...

Ravens Volleyball Rally to Clinch Playoff Spot

The San Jacinto College Volleyball team is: (Front row, from left) Caitlin Pray, Mir Tillman, Addie Bryant, Bradyn Rice. (Second row, from left) Radka Brichackova, Madison Rhoder, Raven Oates, MarKayla Dickie, Brenna Munsch. (Back row, from left) Athletic Trainer Troy Rabon, Head Coach Sharon Nelson, Margarita Buvinic, Elena Hadzhieva, Savannah Sheridan, Moerani Marie, Haley Nelson, Assistant Coach Jeff Pearce, Student Assistant Jyoti Ruffin.

October 27, 2017

Their final season got off to a troubled start in the midst of historic Houston flooding, but the San Jacinto College volleyball team rallied to overcome the chaos and clinch a spot in the NJCAA Region XIV Tournament coming up in Carthage next month. The Lady Ravens wrapped up the regular season with...

Coyotes Face Laredo in Semifinals

The San Jacinto College Men’s Soccer team is: (front row, from left) Athletic Trainer Carie Mueller, Juan Martinez, Ziggy Nunez, Jose Duarte, Carlos Blasco, Francois Haba, Oscar Hernandez, Jourdaine Fletcher, Julius Williams, Reda Chokaf, Volunteer Assistant Coach Jesse Suarez-Castro. (Second row, from left) Head Coach Ian Spooner, Carlos Valdez, Chris Loza, Ivan Cruz, Diego Vazquez, Heiko Leinwebeer, Luis Bencomo, Ivan Rosales, Carlos Ibarra, Savio Adams, Assistant Coach Pablo Reyes. (Third row, from left) Luis Rodriguez, Bryan Cortes, Ryan Medilah, Yousri Benothame, Omar Pacheco, Oscar Aragon, Philip Pilz, Matthew Porteus, Brandon Salazar, Reyes Vargas, Bryan Tello.

Ashley Harris, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2017

The San Jacinto College Men’s Soccer team is heading to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) District XIV semifinals after beating Angelina College 5-1 on Oct. 20. The Coyotes are going into the tournament with only three losses this season and a 13-3 overall record, 11-3 in conference.  This...

Gators Baseball Sends Six to Major Leagues

The San Francisco Giants selected San Jac alumnus Aaron Bond in the twelfth round of the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Chris Talley, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2017

On many fronts, 2017 was a major league success for San Jacinto College baseball. In addition to coming in as runner-up in the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) World Series, the Gators saw six of their top current and former players chosen during the Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year...

North Club Shows Students the Great Outdoors

Members of the new North Campus club hike unfamiliar terrain in Big Bend National Park during the group’s weeklong trip in March.

Alyssa Curiel, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2017

San Jacinto College North Campus launched a new club last fall that introduces students to backpacking and camping in rural environments. The Great Outdoors club allows students to travel out of Houston and discover new landscapes while helping them develop survival skills in unfamiliar surroundings. The...

Campus Rec Looks to Revive Dodgeball

Student worker Jonathan Ortiz enjoys a fun game of Dodgeball in 2013. The activity was canceled the last few semesters due to low participation, but will be open for registration once again on Oct. 24.

KC Cruz, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2017

Dodge. Duck. Dip. Dive. Dodge. The sight and sound of those iconic red rubber balls should conjure up memories of childhood play, but instead of joining a nostalgic game of dodgeball, the students of San Jacinto College Central Campus are dodging the registration table in record numbers. Recreational...

Central Rec Sports Brings In Therapy Dogs to Soothe End-of-Semester Stress

Students relaxed with Mr. Wrinkles last January as part of Campus Rec’s Pet-A-Puppy event.

Jennifer Cortez, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2017

The Lee Davis Library of San Jacinto College Central Campus will play host May 2 to some special guests meant to warm hearts and settle minds before the arrival of a stressful week of final exams.   Recreational Sports Director Butch Sutton and Staff Assistant Mary Shelley teamed up for...

Coyotes Look Toward Road to Regionals

The San Jacinto College Coyote softball team found its stride and is back in contention for a strong appearance at the NJCAA Region XIV tournament.

April 14, 2017

The San Jacinto College Coyote softball team found its stride after hitting a bumpy patch midseason and is back in contention for a strong appearance at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV tournament taking place May 6-9. As of press time, the Coyotes are sporting a...

SJC Basketball Does Double Duty at National Championships

San Jacinto College's athletic programs enjoyed the national spotlight when both the women’s and men’s basketball teams reached the NJCCA national tournament. The Lady Gators made a historic first appearance in the championship series, while the Ravens clinched the number four spot in the country.

Cody Cochran, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2017

In an ironic twist, two athletic programs facing cancellation at the end of next spring thrust San Jacinto College basketball into the national spotlight with appearances at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national basketball tournaments. The Lady Gators advanced to the national...

Campus Rec Set to Canoe Down Armand Bayou

San Jac faculty and students prepare to enjoy the outdoors during the 2016 canoe excursion. This semester, the trip is scheduled for April 8.

Gloria DeLeon, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2017

Nature devotees and water sport enthusiasts can enjoy a cool breeze when the Rec Sports department on the Central Campus hosts its annual canoe trip April 8 down Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC).   According to Mary Shelley, the assistant director of Rec Sports on the Central Campus, canoeing...

Coyote Softball Moves to Maintain Momentum

Sophomore Dani Damion is one of the 10 returning players leading the Coyotes’ lineup. The team faces Neosho College for their next home game on March 22.

Joseph McKinley, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2017

San Jacinto College Coyote Softball is back on the field defending its title from last season’s triumphant victory at the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV tournament. The win sent them to the national contest for the third time in the team’s history, where the Coyo...

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