Weekly Sports Update - JV BASKETBALL - DARIUS BROWN
Athletics are an integral part of the educational program and a means to accomplish the goals of education. Our athletic program exists for the welfare of students and the contributions it makes to their educational experience. Athletic participation builds self-esteem and confidence and provides the necessary tools for success. The interaction between individuals on the fields of sport teaches students the value of teamwork, while developing the proper competitive spirit, combined with a sense of fairness.
MIAMOUR MESA NAMES DCSAA/U.S. ARMY IMPACT PLAYER OF THE MONTH
By Wick Eisenberg, 03/06/18, 12:15PM EST
Bell Multicultural High School basketball and soccer senior standout Miamour Mesa has been named the District of Columbia State Athletic Association U.S. Army Impact Player of the Month for February.
Sgt. Alden Rhaburn of the U.S. Army presented the award to Mesa in front of an audience of her teammates and classmates.
"It feels really great; it's a great accomplishment," said Mesa, who was nominated for the award by Bell athletic director Desmond Alexander.
Girls' basketball head coach Derrick Davis said Mesa is the perfect selection for the award.
"She works hard on and off the field," Davis said. "She works hard in the classroom and is at practice every day. This award is for her; it's what she does, so it's a great accomplishment."
Mesa has excelled on the basketball court and the soccer field for the Griffins.
As a junior, she was named second-team DCSAA All-State for basketball and was also named team MVP.
As a senior, Mesa was named the MVP of the girls' soccer team, and she led the state with 31 goals.
While many high school athletes choose to specialize in just one sport, Mesa has enjoyed participating in multiple sports and encourages her peers to do the same.
"It helps me become a well-rounded person, and it helps me manage my time," Mesa said.
Mesa, who holds a 3.7 GPA, said she would like to continue to play soccer and basketball at the collegiate level, though she is still undecided as to where.
CHEC SKI CLUB IN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
The CHEC Ski Club would like to thank the CHEC family for buying doughnuts (even if they didn't really want to eat them) sponsoring Skiers and just your overall support. Thanks to all of your support the Club had a great time. Special shout outs to:
Ms. Hinkson because of her we now have a middle school ski club
Mr. Jones for working with the advanced skiers on the back side of the mountain. We now have skiers that can ski backwards and do 360's!
And a very special thank you to Ms. Emilius she got her family involved with the sponsor a skier fundraiser and they went above and beyond expectations.
Because of your support the following skiers made it to the championship on March 1st:
Meryem Yucel, Jacquelin Argueta, Lesley Paz, Kevin Torres, Cesar Cifuentes, Reina Brawell Lopez, Emily Castillo, Duban Amaya, Pedro Ramierz and Jonathan Telfora
Maricel Carino, Kevin Elberry, Mauricio Amaya Ramirez, Cindy Izaguirre-Lopez, Kaylin Guandique, Elias Sharpe, Semai Tewelde, George Tefora, David Guerra-Elvir, Mohamed Konkobo, Elimane Samb and Brenda Umana
CHEC SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES TAKE HOME GOLD AND SILVER
Bell Special Olympics Athletes took home some hardware at the Winter Classic on February 21st. In individual bowling competition, Gabriel Siaw, Brenda Flores, Kevin Cruz, and Jolien Curtis took home silver medals, and Jennifer Garcia, Jahad Shaw, Samuel Payne, Nelson Contreras and Jose Villatoro took home gold medals! Athletes were placed on the podium based on their total score from three games. Of special note, Jose Villatoro surpassed his competitors with a total of 375, including 5 strikes in a row during his second game -- that's called a "five-bagger"! Congratulate these awesome athletes on a great winter sports season!
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Congratulations to the High School Bowling Team on a great season. The Bowling Team lost to Phelps in the quarterfinals of the DCIAA playoffs. The Flag Football team defeated Anacostia. The High School Softball team lost to Dunbar. The High School Baseball Team will finish their 2 games at a later date due to both games ending prematurely via the 2 hour game time limit. The Boys Rugby Team lost to Gonzaga.
Girls Basketball – 10 - 5
Boys Basketball – 5 - 9
Boys Baseball - 0 - 0
Bowling - 4 – 4
Boys Rugby - 0 - 1
Flag Football - 3 - 0
Girls Rugby - 0 - 0
Girls Softball - 0 - 1
Tennis - 0 - 0
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
High School Softball vs. McKinley Tech at Riggs LaSalle @ 4:00
High School Boys Baseball vs. Roosevelt at Turkey Thicket @ 4:00
Flag Football vs. Eastern at Eastern @ 5:00
High School Softball vs. Cardozo at CHEC @ 4:00
High School Boys Baseball vs. Anacostia at Turkey Thicket @ 4:00
High School Softball vs. Capitol City at Takoma @ 4:30