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B-CU ROUNDUP

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Johnson lifts Wildcats past Rattlers in overtime BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ricky Johnson’s basket with one second remaining lifted Bethune-Cookman past Florida A&M 67-65 in overtime at Moore Gymnasium last week. “We ran that play the last game. I saw an opening and was able to get the ball in the hoop. Coach has […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Exciting high school hoops postseason COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Destiny Woodard scored 28 points and Ronni Williams had 19 points with 10 rebounds to lead Atlantic High School past Orlando Lake Highland Prep 64-50 for the district 7-4A title. The Sharks beat Orlando Jones High 50-44 in the semifinal. Williams had 21 points […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats bowling team young, talented, nationally ranked BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is gaining national attention in a sport that’s isn’t football, basketball, baseball or softball. The Lady Wildcats (38-30) bowling team is ranked 19th in the National Ten Pen Coaches’ Association poll. They entered the season ranked No. 17. “It is a […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Atlantic can’t keep up with Mainland BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local storied programs Mainland and Atlantic squared off at Atlantic High in Port Orange last week with Mainland leaving with a 67-50 victory. Mainland won state titles in 1995, 1996 and 1998 while Atlantic made the Final Four in 2007. The Mainland Buccaneers’ speed […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats fall to Savannah State on national TV BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a Black College basketball showdown televised live on ESPNU, Bethune-Cookman fell short to Savannah State 43-40 on Monday. “We should have won the game. We missed free throws and had too many turnovers,” said Gravelle Craig, B-CU’s head coach. Savannah State […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Spruce Creek basketball team young but fighting BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Spruce Creek Hawks boy’s basketball is only 8-11 but the team has been battling hard all season. The Hawks have a young squad with four freshman and four sophomores on their roster. “Our young guys have played a lot which will help […]

Ray Lewis one-step from storybook finish

Ray Lewis one-step from storybook finish

BY BOB GLAUBER NEWSDAY (MCT) Inside the losers’ locker room, Ray Lewis gathered his teammates around him, some of them close to tears. The Ravens had just lost to the Patriots, 23-20, in last year’s AFC Championship Game when Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds, two plays after Lee Evans […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Lots of talent on Mainland’s basketball team BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The boys basketball team at Mainland High School is off to an 11-6 start this season with a young but talented squad. “As a coach you expect more, but we are in pretty good standing. We now have our guys back from football, […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Lady Wildcats get big conference wins BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman picked up two big MEAC wins over North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central this past week. A stifling second-half defense helped the Lady Wildcats beat North Carolina A&T on Jan. 12 for the first time in seven years. “It was a great […]

Young soccer coach trying to get more Blacks interested in sport

Young soccer coach trying to get more Blacks interested in sport

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ian Headley, the girls soccer coach at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona, is trying to build the program from the ground up. The school just brought back the sport after a seven-year absence. In addition, Headley is trying to spark interest in the sport in the Daytona Beach area […]