| Jul 9, 2011
| 6:59 PM
BOSTON – In an energized visiting clubhouse late Friday night, an Orioles team that had lost five straight games – many in humiliating fashion – sounded as if it had gotten the wakeup call it badly needed.
The players talked excitedly...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 10:36 AM
Bethel's first day of football practice is set for Saturday morning. But Bruins coach Jeff Nelson, who has undergone multiple knee surgeries since a sideline accident last October, still hasn't been cleared to resume his on-field duties.
| Aug 20, 2011
| 11:46 AM
In truth, it's a thankless exercise that combines what happened last year with a lot of guesswork. Yet this time of year, few things stimulate conversation among football junkies like a preseason all-star team.
We've stayed away from this in the past...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:55 AM
Coach | Jeff Nelson (fifth season, 30-15; sixth season overall, 30-25).
2010 | 6-4, 5-4 (fifth)
Division | 6
Last playoff appearance | 2009
Sept. 2 | Gloucester (W, 36-35), 7
Sept. 9 | at Lake Taylor, 7
Sept. 16 |...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 5:02 PM
A strong 1-2 punch has kept the Glendale Community College men's cross-country team in the thick of the chase for Western State Conference, Southern California and state titles over the past several seasons, whether it was Frankie Quijada and Jonathan...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:02 PM
HAMPTON — It wasn't how Jeff Nelson envisioned things in his better moments, but it sure beat what he was thinking in his worst. All considered, given where he was 314 days earlier, he wasn't complaining.
Nelson promised himself he'd walk onto...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Memories linger, and all of Bethel surely remembers last year's 63-7 loss to Hampton. The Bruins ended the first quarter with a 7-0 lead, but they ended the night the worst loss in school history.
Friday night was a little payback, even if quarterback...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Jeremy Eubank was expected to give Hampton's offense a needed presence at quarterback following the graduation of David Watford. Then an offseason hand injury put him on the shelf until, it was thought at the time, at least October.
But Eubank, a...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:52 PM
Jeff Nelson's halftime speech had to wait. Seven of his players were otherwise occupied as escorts in the homecoming ceremony.
But once they made it back to the locker room, for the few minutes that were left before the second half began, Nelson got into...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 6:01 PM
After more than 24 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor now strives to make civics and government more interesting for young children than it was for her growing up in El Paso, Texas.
“I was so sick of...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:44 PM
It's become common knowledge throughout the Eastern Region that Division 6 will be a bear this year. Plenty of teams with good records, maybe even very good records, might not make it.
That in mind, last week's loss to Kecoughtan left Bethel with a...