Rise & Shine

A magazine for athletes

Take care of the golf balls first

Take care of the golf balls first

By Melea Johnson

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. More...

V Gallery Rise & Shine Published Mar 24, 2020
OSWFTT
Gallery: 15 images

OSWFTT

Don't look back. You're not going that way. ~ by Melea Johnson

I’m not sure which one of us came up with our team name, but I do know as soon as it was blurted out we unanimously agreed with conviction it was definitely our name. Our shirts would read OSWFTT. More...

Rise & Shine Published Jun 7, 2019
Rob Johnson studies the water for his swim
Gallery: 73 images

Swim Across America

The Moses Lake Swim in 2013 revisited. For a purpose.

In 2013, Moses Lake hosted a swim event in coordination with the Seattle SAA to raise funds for cancer research. swim. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Sep 1, 2018
Here come the BULLS at the Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo
Gallery: 5 images

Here come the BULLS at the Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo

And the athletes who fight them

The bullfighter's job is keeping the cowboys safe. It takes athletic skill to say the least. More...

Rise & Shine Published Aug 16, 2018
I am ready. Or not.

I am ready. Or not.

By Melea Johnson

I had never swum a one-mile distance in a race before and with every early morning moment passing, the details of the race were being revealed and I was challenged to perceive what was coming in the next 30 minutes of my life. My eyes could only visualize what my mind was ready to comprehend and I found even with the best swim goggles made by man, I could only see I was in deep trouble. More...

Rise & Shine Published Jun 28, 2018
Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Registration discount if registered before June 15th....for students grades 5 through 12

Camps are open to students grades five through 12 and offer participants a chance to learn more about volleyball and further develop their playing skills.

Camp for students grades five through eight takes place June 25-27 and camp for students grades nine through 12 is scheduled for June 27-29. More...

Rise & Shine Published May 31, 2018
Hike 22 for the 22

Hike 22 for the 22

22-kilometer hike scheduled to shine light on suicide prevention

Moses Lake residents Aaron Molina and Carlos Avila are hoping to shine a light on suicide prevention and awareness within our community. The two have organized a 22-kilometer (roughly 13. More...

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published May 2, 2018
Jess Munter winning Gold

Jess Munter is a BBCC student and a Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

Bringing home Gold from Jiu-Jitsu world championship in Abu Dhabi

Jess Munter is friendly, laid-back and makes jokes about staying up too late to do homework. She finds ways to balance work and school, talks excitedly about her involvement in clubs on campus and her plans to transfer from Big Bend to Western Washington University to study Psychology in the fall. More...

Rise & Shine Published Apr 27, 2018
The Big Bend Community College women’s basketball team pose with their third place trophy after the last game of the season during the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament in Everett, WA. In the midst of their historic run, the team still held it down in the classroom recording a 3.65 GPA during the winter 2018 quarter.

Big Bend athletes earn combined 3.07 GPA during winter quarter

Setting the standard for teams that follow after them

Big Bend Community College Athletes had another stellar quarter in the classroom boasting a combined 3.07 grade point average (GPA) during the winter quarter. More...

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Apr 18, 2018
Stay to the Right

Stay to the Right

By Melea Johnson

Diving in the pool, she did a few little flutter kicks to position herself in a freestyle crawl toward the finish on the other end of the lane. My (then) five-year-old daughter was in her first 25-yard race on the swim team. More...

Rise & Shine Published Feb 11, 2018